The Best Gaming Chair is Not a Racing Chair

The Best Gaming Chair is Not a Racing Chair

If you have ever tuned into Twitch streams or Let’s Play video, you’ve probably seen the host bouncing in a bulky, villainous chair – something that looks like it was pulled off the set of a discount Star Trek set. This chair is what a lot of people call a gaming chair however, that is truly a misnomer. The chair that is commonly called a “gaming chair” is actually a “racing chair” – a car seat replica that sits on…

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The Sitting Myth

The Sitting Myth

After sleeping, people spend more time sitting than anything else. For an activity that makes up a majority of our conscious lives, we tend not to think much about it. When looking at a new office chair, it’s hard to know exactly what to look for. There’s a wide price range, lots of buzzwords, and misleading information flying around that makes it difficult to know exactly what to look for when choosing a chair. How do we know? ErgoDirect.com has…

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OM5 – Most Recommended Gaming Chair

OM5 – Most Recommended Gaming Chair

At ErgoDirect, we know that the OM5 is the best gaming chair on the market but we wanted to let other people chime in with their opinions. We have been overwhelmed with the recent positive responses about our OM5 gaming chair. PC Gamer Show – Guide to Gaming Chairs (Feb 13, 2015) PC Gamer, the most circulated PC gaming magazine, has done an extensive job testing and reviewing PC gaming chairs. In one episode of the PC Gamer show, Editor-In-Chief…

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How to adjust sit-stand desk converters for petite users?

How to adjust sit-stand desk converters for petite users?

Our founder, Nick Moshiri, comes across ergonomic concerns frequently. The most recent was when he went to his bank. Here the teller helping him was petite and the counter behind which she was working was too high, her neck uncomfortably stretched up, shoulders up close to ears and elbows bent at less than 90 degrees. When Nick asked her, “Pardon my question, but do you have pain in your shoulders?” She replied with a look of pained astonishment, “How do…

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Employer Responsibilities in California

Employer Responsibilities in California

California businesses are required to meet the health and safety requirements of both OSHA, and the California Ergonomics Standard. Of the two, California law is much more strict, and potentially much more expensive. The Federal OSHA standard is vague, “An employer has an obligation under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) to keep their workplace free from recognized serious hazards, including ergonomic hazards.” But the way in which these goals can be achieved is unclear. Fortunately, the legal obligations California…

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A Unique Standing Desk Converter …. WorkFit-TLE

A Unique Standing Desk Converter …. WorkFit-TLE

In recent years, the number of options for standing desk converters has skyrocketed. These converters require no assembly – just place them on your desk and you’re ready to seamlessly switch between sitting and standing. With so many options though, which one’s the right one for you? Our recent blog will help you choose the right converter for your office space.. Before you make up your mind, however, we are excited to introduce to you Ergotron’s newest solution – the WorkFit-TLE…

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Ergonomic resources for you

Ergonomic resources for you

Nearly every business in America is required by the US Government to provide workers with a safe and harmless workplace. In addition, there are currently 22 states and jurisdictions that have complete state plans covering the private sector as well as state and local government employees. These states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming. In five states/territories—Connecticut, Illinois,…

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Which Desk Converter is right for you?

Which Desk Converter is right for you?

The number of desk converters available in the market is increasing almost everyday. Because of the economical price point, desk converters prove to be an affordable entry into ergonomics market. First convert your existing desk to a standing desk with a desk converter and then move onto other ergonomic products like monitor arms, under desk keyboards and keyboard trays, mice and so forth. While most of these converters are in the same price range and have similar features, we believe…

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How to Reduce Eye Discomfort While Gaming

How to Reduce Eye Discomfort While Gaming

Have you ever been forced to leave or stop playing a game, or even seek medical assistance for gaming injuries? Common gaming strains include dry eyes, headache, blurred vision, neck and shoulder pain, tired eyes, red eyes, sensitivity to light, and twitchy eyes. Whether you’re playing on a TV, computer, phone, or tablet, your game should never stop because of pain and strain. Digital screens use blue light, an HEV (high energy visible) light, that travels on short wavelengths but…

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What to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Monitor Stand

What to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Monitor Stand

A monitor stand is your entry into ergonomic products especially if you are looking for an economical price point.  A simple, no-mounting free-standing installation is another advantage. Place it directly on your tabletop (no drilling required), attach a monitor and you are good to start work.                                 Unlike a monitor arm, a monitor stand will however provide limited adjustability, that is, limited height adjustment and…

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