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Happy 2010! Hope you’re taking time out to ring in the new year. Or are you just chilling and playing games? Then, you should check out what Alejandro did with his Xbox. Thanks Rosa for sending it in.

“Recently my friend Alejandro was given an Xbox wheel as a present. At first he wanted to buy a PlaySeat, but it was way too expensive, so he decided to have a look at the Ikea catalog and here is the idea he came up with.”

Alejandro says, “I had a look at the Ikea catalog and decided to buy the following:
Pello chair (25, $49.99)
Dave laptop table (19.95, $17.99) 
Brada laptop support (3.99, $2.49) 
The only thing I had to do was to puncture a hole in the Brada support and pass the table’s central leg through it. Then I used a couple of screws to attach the pedals to the Brada.

At first the table was leaning, but I balanced it using the pedals. I’m very pleased with the result! All for about 50 euros or $70! Plus, when you are not using the wheel you have a very comfortable chair to read or watch TV (as you don’t hack the chair or attach it to the table, you can still use it on its own). And even better, the table is adjustable in height, so you can skip buying the Pello, save a few bucks, and use any chair or sofa you already have at home (and then you’d only spend 25 / $20).”