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More Ergonomics Advice

Feb 8, 2010

lapdeskWe’re always on the lookout for the latest news and research in the world of ergonomics. Whether it be news on finding the best angle for viewing your laptop, or new tools for keeping your wrists and back in top shape, we want to pass it on to you, and incorporate it in all of our laptop desks.

The research team at Cornell University has been studying ergonomics for years, and have compiled a treasure trove of resources and tips for ending common ergonomic problems like wrist and back pain. Here are some of our favorite pieces of advice:

- Position the keyboard so that your forearms are parallel to your thighs when your feet are flat on the floor to decrease strain and maintain bloodflow. You also want your wrists to be in a neutral, flat position to avoid carpal tunnel.
- Keep your monitor centered in front of you to avoid eye strain and neck and back pain. You shouldn’t have to hunch down to see your monitor. If your laptop is too low on your desk, a desktop stand can adjust it to release the tension on your neck.
- Look away from your computer about once every 10 minutes, to allow your eyes to adjust to different depths and keep active.

These are just some general tips, but it’s solid advice for most work stations. If your primary work computer is a laptop, it can be difficult to put these tips into action. The experts here at LaptopDesk.net are ready to help you find the right solution for your ergonomic problems. Let us know how we can help!

Last Minute Christmas Gifts From Lap Works!

Dec 16, 2009

1105757_a_gift_for_youChristmas is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! If you’re still on the hunt for some last minute Christmas gifts, you still have a few days left to order from LaptopDesk.net and still get your order in time for the holidays. We have something for everyone on your list!

  • The Gamer – if they’re serious about their MMO and FPS, they need one of our Gamer’s Desks. They’re designed to be extra tough so they can travel from one LAN party to the next, and make playing easy when there’s not enough table space to go around!
  • The Work-a-holic – If they’re working late, working at home, and working on the road, they need a desktop stand that can take them from place to place with ease. Give them the Z-Lift Notebook Stand – it’s thin, which makes it ultra portable. The Z-lift sets up in dozens of positions, giving them maximum variety for their busy workload!
  • The Casual Surfer – Even if they’ve just a couch potato computer user, they still need proper support to avoid injury. The Wizard Desktop Stand is great around the house as it supports the laptop, but also has a lot of other uses around the house.

Some Quick Ergonomic Tips

Nov 25, 2009

If you haven’t noticed by now, we’re passionate about Ergonomics! At Lap Works, we feel that everyone should be able to use their computer and their laptop free of pain! We’ve compiled a few of our favorite tips for everyone. With a few simple changes, it’s easy to improve your ergonomics:

  • Move around. If you’re sitting all day, even in a ergonomically friendly chair, your body needs to move and stretch. Take short breaks once an hour to grab some water or just walk.
  • Exercise. Strong muscles will help you have better posture and you’ll feel better every day.
  • Use a laptop desk. If you’re using a laptop, either in your lap or on a table, you need a laptop desk to put it at the right angle for comfortable computing.
  • Use a comfortable chair. It might be tempting to sit on the floor with your laptop, or on a stool next to your kitchen counter, but neither of these options will support good posture!

With just a few small changes, you can reduce pain, reduce your n for injury, and enjoy your laptop much more!