Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Laptop Stand On Wheels - Avoid Carpal Tunnel & RSI

The Laptop Stand On Wheels by Keynamics LLC allows for very comfortable laptop typing. The ergonomic stand meets the guidelines of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), such as their emphasis on reclining and frequently changing your position as you work (that's where the wheels come in handy:) See OSHA's site at osha dot gov and search "Computer Workstations" - Our stand complies!

"The Keynamics laptop stand addresses two important ergonomic challenges in the use of laptop computers: the angle of the keyboard, and the position of the body for people who use an ordinary desk or table on which to type, rather than a dedicated computer table. By projecting the computer towards the user, a variety of chair positions can be chosen. The laptop stand allows the user to vary chair height and angle over the course of the day. In addition, by positioning the computer at a comfortable angle, the stand appears to improve the ergonomics of typing and lessen the feeling of fatigue."

Weighing 10 pounds and constructed to very rugged specifications, the Keynamics Laptop Stand is designed to perch at the edge of your desk and support your laptop with the keyboard angled towards you. The inclined support section extends beyond the edge of the desk, making for very comfortable typing. A lip at the bottom of that section combines with a pair of sticky rubber strips and adjustable levelers to hold the laptop firmly in position.

Here's the best part: A pair of big, sturdy wheels on the back of the stand enable you to move the assemblage out of the way when you need the desk for other purposes. This feature works best when there isn't a tangle of cables at the rear of the laptop, but with a little forethought, even a fully connected system can be moved aside with ease. It's worth noting that the device comes with four pages of safety instructions, some of which bear careful reading. This is a heavy product, and you don't want it rolling off your desk and onto your lap.

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