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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

What is it?

An exercise bike combining work-out with play.

What does it do?

Cycling is great for the cardio-vascular system, but pedalling away in the gym doesn't offer much mental stimulation. Exertris tries to right this wrong by letting the rider play video games as they exercise - from rowdy shoot-'em-ups to cerebral Solitaire. And the effort you put in is reflected in your game performance, so the more you sweat, the higher you score. The gearbox provides realistic, variable pedal action and the ergonomic frame adjusts to fit your body at the touch of a button.

What's the competition?

Exercise bikes range from cheap and nasty to pricy professional gear.

Exertris is a high-end product intended for commercial gym use, but it would look great in any office games room. The perfect complement to table football and a Wurlitzer jukebox.

Where can I get it?

Direct from the maker, a snip at pounds 4,795, ex VAT.

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