The Fight For The Armrest Could Be Over With This Gadget
Besides the hours-long delays, endless security lines and terrible food selection (the brew is alright, though), the worst thing about traveling is sharing the armrest. Or *not* sharing it, as the case may often be. Soon travelers will be able to enjoy their flights (or train, bus and movie theater viewing experience) a little more as Soarigami sets out to make armrest sharing an elbow-fighting-free zone.
The origami-inspired seat divider diplomat may look like a paper airplane, but with its construction consisting of resilient plastic parts instead of fragile paper, Soarigami is built to support you and your neighbor.
Once folding and clipping the elbow blocker to the armrest, the sides extend slightly beyond. This allows both you and your flight companion to rest your arms on the Soarigami’s “wings” comfortably as it essentially doubles the resting area.
The simple but proficient device, which takes visual cues from airmail and Apple’s iPad Smart Covers, is super sleek. When not in use it breaks down perfectly, taking up little space in your carry-on.
While we’re excited to hit the skies with the Soarigami, everyone is gonna have to chill on the runway for a little as the patent-pending prototype is still in development. The wait to get your hands on it isn’t too long though; expected takeoff is early this year (hopefully there’s no delays), with a retail price of around $30. You can sign up to pre-order the Soarigami here. While you’re waiting, why not try testing out a DIY version in the meantime?
Will you be putting an end to the armrest wars with the Soarigami? Let us know in the comments.
(h/t Condé Nast Traveler)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!