Skip to main content

Shaze promises to be the ultimate camping, tailgating, beach, do-everything chair

Shaze: The Ultimate Lounge Chair
If you’re going to go to the hassle of carrying a chair to the beach, tailgate, soccer field, or wherever else you would like a seat, you might as well go big. Shaze, a startup working with the Blink Innovations‘ New York venture lab, recently launched an Indiegogo campaign for its eponymous Shaze ultimate lounge chair.

The Shaze chair currently weighs 10 pounds but the team hopes to reduce the weight by 10 percent when it ships to buyers in May. It is worth mentioning the weight up front before starting with the Shaze’s prodigious feature set.

Start with the chair. Opened up, the Shaze is 19-inches wide by 30-inches high by 26-inches front to back. The seating capacity maxes out at 300 pounds and you can get it in navy blue, pastel pink, or camo. The wood finish on the arms is always the same wood color. The Shaze folds, has two pack straps, and it is rustproof. The seat has IPX6 waterproofing and according to the development team, “So if you feel like sitting out in the rain for a week listening to music, you’re good.”

Music? Why yes, the Shaze’s built in 10,000 milli-amp rechargeable battery is rated for use from below zero to over 200 degrees Fahrenheit, but hopefully you will not have to experience either. The battery can power music through four built-in, waterproof speakers for eight hours or you can fully charge your cell phone four times with the chair’s USB port. If you use the speakers and charge your phone at the same time, it is good for five hours. When you get home you can remove the battery to recharge it so you don’t have to move the chair inside someplace near an outlet.

Other Shaze features include a headrest, a stretchable towel holder behind the headrest, and a secure storage box with a three-digit combination lock with room for your wallet, keys, and phone while you pop in the water. To finish the list, there is a drainable, insulated cooler with room for six cans, a couple sandwiches, and ice. A spigot on the bottom of the cooler drains melted cooler water.

So that is the Shaze’s feature rundown. There are other options like a solar panel and a custom table attachment, but the standard Shaze is quite a bit. Right now, the early bird pricing on the Indiegogo campaign is still available for a limited number of chairs for $55. As of publication, the company has already raised 96 percent of its $25,000 flexible goal with a month left for the campaign.

Bruce Brown
Digital Trends Contributing Editor Bruce Brown is a member of the Smart Homes and Commerce teams. Bruce uses smart devices…
I turned my van into an office with a battery-powered AC and heat pump
An EcoFlow Wave 2 air conditioner and heat pump inside a Mitsubishi Delica van.

Like a lot of remote workers, I know I’m lucky to be able to work from home. I have a home office with a comfy leather chair, a skylight, and an oversized doofus of a dog, Marty, who reclines adorably on the couch behind me for Zoom meetings. But I’d also be lying if I didn’t admit I go a little stir crazy from time to time, yearning to work from somewhere other than the same place I eat, sleep, and relax.

How about a van? I bought my 1990 Mitsubishi Delica for camping, but it always seemed like it could serve as a mobile office with a view, if not for one critical shortcoming: For nine months out of the year in Portland, it’s too cold, and for the other three, it’s too hot. Without adding thousands of dollars for a battery power system, my best bet was heavy socks and gloves. But EcoFlow gave me a glimmer of hope at CES 2023 when I spotted the EcoFlow Wave 2. With an onboard battery, it promised to heat or cool anywhere, no external power system needed.

Read more
I was wrong. E-bikes are so practical, they’re a transit cheat code
An Aventon Level 2 ebike sits outside a grocery store.

Confession: Despite loving both bikes and gadgets, e-bikes never excited me. Compared to my bicycle, e-bikes seemed unfair. Compared to my motorcycle, they seemed slow. Compared to my car, they seemed impractical.

But with $1,500 federal e-bike rebates potentially on the horizon at part of E-Bike Act, I decided it was past time to reconsider. Not just because 30% off would make them way more accessible, but because the entire idea that e-bikes could be worthy of a rebate changed the way I looked at them: less as toys, more as transit. Had I written off an entire way of getting around because I was looking at it the wrong way?

Read more
Upway launches one of the best marketplaces for certified e-bikes, new or not
Man holding ebike from Upway in a field, lifestyle image.

This content was produced in partnership with Upway.
It wasn't too long ago that e-bikes were a rare sight, but all of that has changed, and rightfully so. Electric bikes are all over the road these days, and there are many brands either venturing into the technology, to launch their own versions of the sustainable transportation option or reiterating existing and traditional designs. From Aventon to Schwinn, or RadPower to Momentum, with so many opportunities, the prevailing question is, where do you go to find the best deals and the best information about these brands and their e-bike models? The answer is Upway, the number one certified electric bike provider and an official partner to many of the aforementioned brands.

What is Upway, exactly? It's a marketplace, specializing in e-bikes, featuring an inventory that's sourced from some of the best brands in the world. There are American brands -- like Specialized, Cannondale, and RadPower -- and European brands -- like Riese, Muller, and VanMoof. The best part is the discounts, offering up to 60% off retail, for a plethora of brands. Upway is on a mission to make sustainable mobility affordable for everyone. It's also one of the best places to go for a new or pre-owned e-bike, and here's why:

Read more