Furniture maker La-Z-Boy ( LZB - Get Report) and WebTV Networks, a unit of Microsoft ( MSFT - Get Report), have teamed up to create the Explorer, a chair that may prevent millions more from getting their exercise.

The Explorer, which allows users to surf the Web, is being called the world's first e-cliner by the companies. The chair is outfitted with a tray table that folds out of the arm and holds a WebTV keyboard. The battery-operated keyboard interacts with WebTV's receiver using an infrared signal.

The recliner, which has various jacks and plugs for hooking up to the information superhighway, retails for $1,049 in fabric and $1,299 in leather and vinyl.