Wednesday, August 01, 2012

My Buddy Colin

I've known Colin since we worked together at Flywire (nee VisuaLink Technologies) back in those heady frothy early days of the Interwebs.  This was round-bout 1999, if you can believe it.  Colin is legend for his 3-D rendering of the FleetCenter seating charts -- as I recall, he slept on the floor in the office to make sure the 2 G4 Macs kept rendering all night.  He also created the Flywire mascot, a 3-D figure we affectionately called Noodleman. But he's not just good at creating things in virtual 3-D, he does it IRL, too.  Check it out!  And if you've got some cake, consider kickstarting him! 

CONTACTS:  Colin James  (603) 617-4921
Marc Heberley  (603) 498-0206

World’s first convertible rocking chair released by OMGIGHO Inc

DOVER NH, July 31, 2012

Today, New Hampshire-based start-up OMGIGHO Inc. (prounounced ohm-GEE-go) officially launched its first product campaign on the popular crowd sourcing website  With Kickstarter, OMGIGHO hopes to secure project funding by offering the public the ability to support the production of their new product, a multi-function rocking chair, by being a Kickstarter backer 

Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects, offering a unique platform where donors are offered rewards like limited editions and one-of-a-kinds based on their donation level.

The product is named the GO-GO Multi-Function Rocking Chair or "GO-GO." The chair is the first of its kind and is expected to receive significant attention from representatives of both the video game and furniture industries. OMGIGHO secured a provisional patent on the GO-GO earlier this year.

At first glance, OMGIGHO's GO-GO looks like a sleek, modern rocking chair with a birchwood base and black rubber trim. But the trained eye will note one of its most unique aspects almost immediately: The GO-GO's chair is an actual autoseat. That's your clue to the GO-GO's finest feature: The rocker converts into a simulated racing cockpit for video games or a laptop workstation.

"The use of a real auto seat allows for a full range of adjustment," Colin James, OMGIGHO co-founder and creator of the GO-GO, explains. "It's unlike any other rocking chair on the market," the avid gamer affirms.

When the user wants to convert the rocking chair for either gaming or working, they simply tilt back the auto seat to reveal the hidden compartment located within the base of the chair.
This compartment  contains a hidden foot rest and controller platform that easily rotates out in a motion similar to that of a Swiss Army knife. Lock the hidden parts into place and the rocking chair has taken on a new form—a home office or racing cockpit.

"The GO-GO was designed to allow racing video game fans to keep their controls at the ready, plus experience play with the ergonomics of a real race car," says OMGIGHO co-founder and CFO, Marc Heberley, also a big gamer. "And as a fold-away workstation, the GO-GO has just as much potential. It's also a really comfortable rocking chair," he noted.

OMGIGHO hopes to leverage the Kickstarter campaign not only to raise funds, but also to solicit feedback from what Heberley praises as their "fantastic online community" and gauge interest in the chair's other possible uses.

ABOUT OMGIGHO – OMGIGHO was founded in February 2012 in Dover, NH by four seasoned veterans of Silicon Valley and Boston-area technology industries. 

OMGIGHO is a cooperative of inventors and DIY enthusiasts who collaborate on ideas and use their collective skills to launch new and innovative products.

For more information, contact: Colin James (603) 617-4921 or Marc Heberley (603) 498-0206

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