Recliners have come a long way from where they began. A recliner typically has an adjustable back and a footrest. They don't have to look like the oversized easy chairs we remember from years ago. Today's recliners come in many different sizes, shapes and styles. They can be manual, electric or battery operated. Some recliners offer lumbar support, articulating headrests and zero gravity options. Some even have USB ports. Bells and whistles aside, a recliner should be comfortable and good looking.