Why Do You Need a Vertical Track System?

Why Do You Need a Vertical Track System?

Get more height adjustment by mounting a monitor or TV on the wall using a wall track system. What is a vertical track system? A vertical track system is composed of a few different pieces: a thin strip of metal (the track) that is installed on the wall or other vertical surface, and brackets that attach workstation components to the track, such as a monitor arm or CPU holder. When installing a vertical track system to the wall, installing onto…

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How Can You Keep Your Laptop Safe From Theft?

How Can You Keep Your Laptop Safe From Theft?

The convenience and portability of laptops make them ideal for employees on the go and public areas like libraries or check-in stations where a full desktop isn’t suitable. However, having laptops publicly accessible means a bigger emphasize on their safety and security. There’s a wide variety of ways to keep your laptop safe. We’ve compiled a small list to help you find the solution you’re looking for. The first two options are complete laptop solutions to keep your laptop safe,…

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The Importance of Workstation and Monitor Arm Minimum Weight Requirements

The Importance of Workstation and Monitor Arm Minimum Weight Requirements

When purchasing a monitor arm, there’s a wide variety of components to think about: number of monitors, mounting options,  adjustments, budget, weight requirements, etc. Most of the time, maximum weight requirements have more influence over a purchasing decision because you want to ensure that your monitor will be supported. But in fact, minimum weight requirements are just as important. The average weight of modern computer monitors is less than 10 lbs, and most are about 5 lbs. (Unless of course…

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What is an Ergonomic Mouse For?

What is an Ergonomic Mouse For?

Mouse use can lead to a variety of pains and strains in the wrist and hands, usually referred to as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). MSDs include repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), tingling or numb fingers, tennis elbow, carpel tunnel syndrome, and hand pain. Ergonomic mice are designed to keep your hand in a neutral resting posture in order to lessen the strains placed on the body. This posture refers to the position of muscle joints in the forearm, wrist, and fingers. Like…

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How to Install a Keyboard Tray Track on a Crossbar Desk

How to Install a Keyboard Tray Track on a Crossbar Desk

If you type for several hours a day you could be at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome, a repetitive-stress injury (RSI), or other ergonomic strains (forearm aches, numb or tingling fingers, and finger pain). Investing in a keyboard tray can help keep your forearms, wrists, hands, and fingers in a more ergonomic position to prevent injuries. Larger keyboard trays may even have enough room to accommodate 1-2 mice. As we mentioned in our gaming posture blog, your elbows should rest…

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Is the New Japanese Gaming Chair Really Ergonomic?

Is the New Japanese Gaming Chair Really Ergonomic?

There’s a new gaming chair on the market in Japan, claiming to be ergonomic and posture correcting. But is it true? Limited news released so far says the Buddy chair “helps you maintain good posture” and encourages gamers “to sit near the screen“. However, I have yet to read exactly how this chair helps with posture, or how sitting closer to a screen is more ergonomic. The chair rests on the floor, without a stand or wheels, and can be…

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7 Ways Posture Can Help You Game Longer

7 Ways Posture Can Help You Game Longer

Source Neutral, relaxed positions put less strain on the body, reducing the likelihood of problems like sore wrists, neck ache, and back ache. Follow our guidelines below to adjust your PC gaming setup for better posture. Find seat height – The distance from the floor to just below your kneecap is your ideal seat height.  Feet flat on the floor – While sitting, your feet should rest flat on the floor, knees bent at a 90 degree angle, hips above…

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7 Steps to Laptop More Ergonomically

7 Steps to Laptop More Ergonomically

Laptops for work and personal use are becoming the norm. However, laptop use causes hunched backs, necks that stick out, and pain in the shoulders and arms. Try these steps to make your laptop use more ergonomic, safe, and healthy. Take frequent breaks from using your laptop. Sitting or standing in the same position for long periods of time, especially at odd angles, can be unhealthy. Try to take at least one break an hour. Adjust your laptop screen angle…

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2 New Upgrades for Your Gaming Chair

2 New Upgrades for Your Gaming Chair

As we mentioned last year, Linus Sebastian, the face of LinusTechTips on Youtube, recently reviewed our Office Master OM5 Gaming Chair. The OM5 is so advanced that it requires no levers, knobs or manual adjustments. Whatever your position, the chair automatically adjusts while providing continuous lumbar support, and keeping you in an ergonomic posture at all times. Linus was concerned, however, that the chair arm’s slider mechanism did not lock. OM5 designers addressed this issue by adding the MR-65 (arm…

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How to Choose the Right Cylinder for Your Chair

How to Choose the Right Cylinder for Your Chair

Your chair is the most important part of your ergonomic working environment. On average, employees spend 5-6 hours daily in a sitting position, so choosing the right chair is important for your health and comfort. There are several factors to keep in mind when picking your ergonomic chair. However, today’s focus is only about the height of the chair seat. Your legs should always be supported while sitting. Finding the right seat height is the most complicated and most crucial…

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