A Total Chess Immersion Unit.
The TCIU is a sound-proof pod with indirect lighting. Inside is a comfy leather captain’s chair, a DGT electronic sensor chessboard with a beautiful custom carved Staunton set, multiple video screens with an extensive instructional DVD library, and redundant high-speed Internet connections for ICC.
The unit features a Dolby surround sound stereo system to crank Era Vulgaris or Ride of the Valkeries or whatever.
And it sits on an industrial shake table – the kind they use to test satellites to make sure they can withstand launch vibrations. When you slam down your bishop and deliver check, KABLAM, the DGT board gives a signal and the whole unit quakes like San Francisco.
Tim Newman and I cooked this up years ago. Now I really want one.