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A cool rocking chair that converts into either a fantastic laptop workstation or an ideal gaming chair. It rocks, rolls and works!

The GO-GO is the first of its kind:  A cool rocking chair that converts into either a fantastic laptop workstation or an ideal gaming chair.  We think it brings the best of both worlds - form and function - to the living room, working environment and the gaming world alike!

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How does the GO-GO......go?

When closed, the GO-GO is a modern rocking chair. The base is birch wood with black rubber trim. The design of the GO-GO incorporates the use of an actual auto seat. Whenever you want to convert the rocker for either gaming or working, simply tilt back the auto seat and reach into the hidden compartment within the base of the chair.  Then pull out and extend the hidden foot rest and arms. The GO-GO as a workstation is great for those times when an additional working surface is needed to do work, catch up on e-mail or simply surf the net. The GO-GO as a cockpit provides one of the best simulated driving experiences anywhere. Its sturdy construction provides the look and feel that you are in the seat of a real race car.

The GO-GO Rocker
The GO-GO Rocker

How will OMGIGHO use Kickstarter funds?

In brief, OMGIGHO will use Kickstarter funds to improve the fit and finish of the delivered GO-GO product.

The design for the GO-GO was originally conceived to be the world's first convertible gaming chair.  Soon after our first GO-GO prototype was finished, we realized that it had even greater potential as a space saving laptop workstation.  With your funding, we will be able to continue to refine the design of the laptop workstation ergonomics.  We will keep our Kickstarter community updated on our improvements throughout our campaign. 

The current GO-GO is unpainted birch wood.  While the unfinished version allows one the creative freedom to finish it any way they desire, we realize that many backers would prefer finish options.  With your funding, we will have the ability to offer the GO-GO in a variety of colors and finishes.  We will provide ongoing updates to our Kickstarter community regarding new finishing options throughout our campaign.

The GO-GO Laptop Workstation
The GO-GO Laptop Workstation

How will you use the GO-GO?

Are you a gamer?  Would you like more portable workspace?  Or do you just want a uniquely styled and exceptionally comfortable rocking chair? How you use the GO-GO is up to you.    

As a rocker, the use of an actual auto seat makes the GO-GO rocking chair fully adjustable.  It's unlike any other rocking chair ever created.

For gamers, we’ve specifically designed the GO-GO to work with the most robust controllers used for driving simulation on the market.

For workers, we've designed the GO-GO's laptop tray to accomodate laptops up to 17 inches.


The GO-GO Racing Cockpit
The GO-GO Racing Cockpit

· One Heck of a Race Car Driving Simulator – Whether you’re into Gran Turismo or Need for Speed, NASCAR or Formula 1, we feel the GO-GO is the ideal setting for the simulated driving experience.

· Comfy Workstation – The GO-GO allows a quick way to set up a portable and fully adjustable workstation in your dorm, office, den or media room.

· Ultimate Commute – Do you have the option to work from home? With a fully adjustable auto seat affixed to the GO-GO, you'll work in complete comfort. Plus, it will be the only auto seat you'll need to get in and out of during the course of the work day.

· Eclectic Show Piece – The GO-GO looks smart and sleek in either rocking chair or game/workstation mode.  

· Driver’s Ed. – Teaching others to drive?  The fully equipped GO-GO works with all PC-based educational driving simulation software used at today’s driver education schools.

Below is a one-minute time-lapse video of the complete CNC machining process required to make just one convertible OMGIGHO GO-GO chair.  

GO-GO features 

·  Portable Storage -The GO-GO can be rolled almost anywhere you want.

·  Total Seat Adjustment Functionality - As with most automotive seats found in motor vehicles, the seat installed to the GO-GO's base has a full range of adjustment (i.e. backwards, forwards and reclinable).

·  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose - Do you have an old car that you can’t keep but would like to keep a piece of?  If your auto seat is 23" wide or less, with a little DIY, you can install it on the GO-GO so that your memento may be given new life.  As long as the base width of your seat is 23” or less (most seat models are 20" - 22" wide), it will fit perfectly on the GO-GO base.  Of course, some DIY rigging may be required for any repurposed seat, but if your like us, thats just part of the fun!

·  Seat Alternatives - Let's face it:  Not all of us have a spare car seat lying around or care to acquire one on our own.  If you don’t have a specific car seat ready to install on the GO-GO's base, we have reward tiers that include our custom rail system installed with standard black racing seat. 

Sample Seat Sizing
Sample Seat Sizing

GO-GO specifications

·  Colors - The GO-GOrocking chairbase is natural birch wood with black rubber moldings and trim.   You have the freedom to finish the wood to your desire.  Our auto seat is black and made of cloth w/ microsuede insert.   With your support, we can expand the selection of available seats to accomodate a variety of styles and colors.

·  Recommended Driving Controller - Logitech G27 or G25.  Other controllers are also supported.

·  Styles - Chair can be configured as either a driving simulator or workstation

·  Weight - GO-GO chair base is 55 lbs

·  Size - L 39” x W 26” x H 45” closed rocker, L 68” x W 26” x H 45” open

GO-GO Foot Rest - Front
GO-GO Foot Rest - Front

One of a kind Art GO-GO's offered just for Kickstarter!

Earth (Grey Smoke) - Water (Blue) - Fire (Red) - Black (Design Choice)
Earth (Grey Smoke) - Water (Blue) - Fire (Red) - Black (Design Choice)

About OMGIGHO - Meet our founders and GO-GO Project Team 

Our Founders - Living, at Work & at Play (B.A. photo c/o Jeff Sandquist)
Our Founders - Living, at Work & at Play (B.A. photo c/o Jeff Sandquist)

Thank you!

After many prototype iterations and a lot of hard work, we are just about ready to share the GO-GO with the world. Your support is essential to help us launch and keep the GO-GO on the "go go", and will help empower us to continue to innovate and improve our product, production and design.

FAQ

  • Thanks! The OMGIGHO team has some exceptionally talented video editors. We are blessed to say that OMGIGHO was able to have all aspects of the video production done in-house.

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  • Great question from our friends in the UK and Australia! The GO-GO was designed so that the shifter or drink holder can be placed on either side of the chair so as to accomodate both right and left hand preferences.

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  • We like the G27 because the forced feedback resistance makes for an exceptionally realistic steering experience for the price. That's why we feel having it coupled with the GO-GO is ideal. That said, Logitech designed the G27 controller primarily for the Playstation 3, Playstation 2 and PC. The G27 fact sheet lists that it is compatibile with over 100 driving games for the PC, Playstation 3 and Playstation 2 platforms. They do not specify the XBOX platform. There is a 3rd party converter named the "Cross-Fire" made by XCM that allows PS3 controllers (including the G27 driving wheel) to be used for games on the XBOX 360 Platform. www.xcm.cc/xcm_cross_fire_converter.htm . None of us have used the Cross-Fire in person so we cannot readily endorse its performance.

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  • Yes. As a background, the reason why we are offering our fellow Kickstarters three different versions of assembly is because we want to give them options to save money by: 1) reducing our assembly time and 2) reducing shipping costs with compact shipping. For whichever GO-GO version chosen, the backer will receive all wood, hardware and complete assembly instructions.

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  • The great thing about the CNC-based design of the GO-GO is that we can send our digital flat files to a wide variety of CNC manufacturers around the world. This allows the GO-GO to be cut and packaged in your local region. We are aggressively researching CNC facilities in various regions around the world to partner with so that we can make your cost as low as possible. If you have referrals for CNC facilities in your area, please feel free to send us their contact information at info@omgigho.com.

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    Show off your support with your very own OMGIGHO buck! The OMGIGHO buck is an artwork designed specifically for the GO-GO project. E-mailed directly to you and in PDF format for ultimate convenience. Good for desk, wall or wallet... just don't try to spend it!

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    Your personalized vanity wooden license plate cut from one or our CNC machines. Plus, if you also select any reward that includes the GO-GO, we'll be happy to affix your license plate to the back of your personal GO-GO. Size 9" x 4" (Limit 8 characters) Shipping included!

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    Kickstarter Exclusive! Art print of the GO-GO's blue print layout 24" x 36". This is a decorative print (not actual blue print). Shipping included!

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    DIY special! An unassembled GO-GO base in unfinished birch wood in flat packaging (lowest cost shipping). You assemble all the components. You supply and install your own auto seat and (if needed) install your own driving controller. Includes all wood, hardware and instructions. $35 shipping within the Continental U.S. (best quote for International)

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    A fully assembled GO-GO base in unfinished birch wood in large packaging. Only the wheels and arms need to be installed in place. You supply and install your own auto seat and (if needed) install your own driving controller. $75 shipping within the Continental U.S. (best quote for International)

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    DIY-Plus special! An unassembled GO-GO base in unfinished birch wood in flat packaging (lowest cost shipping). You assemble all the components. We also include our new black micro suede auto seat (shipped separately). If needed, you install your own driving controller. Includes all wood, hardware, new auto seat and assembly instructions. $55 shipping within the Continental U.S. (best quote for International)

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    Eighty-percent assembled GO-GO base in unfinished birch wood in medium packaging. The main components are already assembled and you assemble the cross members. This GO-GO includes our own self-designed rail system and our black racing seat. You install your own driving controller. Includes all hardware and instructions to finish assembly. $55 shipping within the Continental U.S. (best quote for International)

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    A fully assembled GO-GO base in unfinished birch wood in large packaging. Only the wheels and arms need to be attached. This GO-GO includes our own self-designed rail system and our black racing seat. You install your own driving controller. $75 shipping within the Continental U.S. (best quote for International)

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    DIY-Dream special! An unassembled GO-GO base in unfinished birch wood in flat packaging (lowest cost shipping). You assemble all the components. We also include our new black micro suede auto seat and Logitech driving controller system (each shipped separately). Includes all wood, hardware, new auto seat, G27 controller system (wheel, shifter & pedals) and assembly instructions. $75 shipping within the Continental U.S. (best quote for International)

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    All in! You'll receive everything you need to begin racing on the GO-GO. Package includes a fully assembled GO-GO of unfinished birch wood with our own self-designed rail system and our black racing seat. Plus we will provide professional installation of our recommended wheel, pedals and shifter to your GO-GO. The literal definition of plug-and-play for PS3 and PC. $75 shipping within the Continental U.S. (best quote for International)

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    The GO-GO Water. A one of kind customized GO-GO hand finished by Colin himself with blue resin inlay covering all screws on the side panels. We will include a premium seat in either black or two-tone black and blue (backer's choice). Chair also includes the pre-installation of our recommended driving controller. A treasured piece of art, the design for this GO-GO is completely unique and will not be repeated again.

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    The GO-GO Fire. A one of kind customized GO-GO hand finished by Colin himself with red resin inlay covering all screws on the side panels. We will include a premium seat in either black or two-tone black and red (backer's choice). Chair also includes the pre-installation of our recommended driving controller. A treasured piece of art, the design for this GO-GO is completely unique and will not be repeated again.

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    The GO-GO Earth. A one of kind customized GO-GO hand finished by Colin himself with smoke grey inlay covering all screws on the side panels. We will include a premium seat in either black or two-tone black and grey (backer's choice). Chair also includes the pre-installation of our recommended driving controller. A treasured piece of art, the design for this GO-GO is completely unique and not will not be repeated again.

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    The GO-GO Black. One of a kind GO-GO finished with black inlay. The finished design of the GO-GO Black is offered in a pattern that will be determined via collaboration by the backer. We will include a new premium leather seat that would be found in a high-end automobile. Chair also includes the pre-installation of our recommended driving controller. A treasured piece of art, the design for this GO-GO is completely unique and will not be repeated again.

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