Almost exactly a month ago, I promised a fun giveaway, and I'm not about to disappoint.
Accent Furniture approached me with the chance to review one of their products and give one away to one of my readers.
Knowing that the vast majority of my blog readers spend a lot of time at their computers (being avid bloggers, writers, and readers themselves), I decided immediately that I'd pick something in the home office section of their website.
As I browsed, I landed on something that made me grin. I wanted one, and I had a sneaking suspicion that just about all my readers would like a shot at getting one too.
I told the company what it was. They shipped mine to me, and I've been trying it out for the last week.
Behold, The Balt Rolax Ergonimic Footrest:
Here's how it went down: my kids were almost more excited than I was to see the box. One opened it with scissors while another ran to get a Phillip's head screwdriver (the one tool we needed to assemble the footrest).
The main footrest part (the gray portion in the center) comes fully assembled. What you put together is the frame the footrest, well, rests on. It comes in four parts, metal rods, that are easily put together with a screw and a washer, each of which is conveniently already attached to one of the rods so the screws aren't flying around the box or in some little plastic baggie. I appreciated that. I just had to unscrew them a bit, fit the pieces together, and screw them back together.
The instructions actually made assembly look harder than it really was. Once I figured out how the pieces went together, I just tossed the paper aside and got the Phillip's head going. Four screws and washers later, we were done. We placed the foot rest on top of the frame just like the picture showed, and we were in business.
The really cool part is that the footrest is not stuck in one position. As you adjust how you're sitting, it rolls and rocks with you, moving forward or back on the frame.
The middle section, of course, is my favorite part; I can give myself a foot rub any time of the day.
For someone with chronic headaches, it's awesome. There are times I'll purposely find a pressure point on my foot and just let one of the balls dig into it. I find having the foot rest there, even when I'm not using the massage section, really relaxing, especially after hours at the computer.
We have a new rule in the house now: the kids can use it (while sitting, hello . . . one daughter tried standing on it. It's strong enough that it didn't break, but sheesh, girl!), but only while wearing socks. I don't need their smelly foot germs on my new footrest, thanks! The kids regularly take it away from my desk and use it while reading on the couch.
Final verdict: Thumbs up from not just from me, but from the whole Lyon clan!
WIN YOUR OWN ROLAX FOOTREST FROM ACCENT FURNITURE!
Let's get the word out! (Okay, and yes, shameless promotion here. I admit it.)
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Total possible entries: EIGHT!
Contest closes SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15th. (That gives you 7 days.)
The winner will be announced a week from today, Monday, November 16th. If the winner doesn't claim the prize in 24 hours, a new winner will be selected randomly.
Have fun and good luck!
(Ooooh, my foot rest feels good . . .)