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Visit us at ISTE in Denver, booth #1515

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The ISTE Conference & Expo has been the premier forum for sharing groundbreaking ideas, unveiling new learning technologies and forming collaborations with the power to impact classrooms worldwide. Visit Ergotron/Anthro booth #1515 to get a glimpse at what Ergotron brings to the education market in 2016. Some highlights:

New! Ergotron LearnFit Sit-Stand Desk

Transform classrooms into active learning environments with on-demand sit-stand desks. With the simple squeeze of a hand lever, kids can change from sitting to standing. The first-generation LearnFit was named a 2016 Bronze Award Winner by the internationally renowned Edison Awards and endorsed by the Global Educator Institute (GEI).

Joyce R., a GEI reviewer and teacher in Florida says:
“I mainly use the LearnFit with a student who has disabilities and has an IEP that allows him to stand and be close to the classroom door. This desk is perfect for him. We can roll it closer to the door and he can stand up and work. Before, when he needed to use his laptop, he would have to sit because the table is too low for him. He always felt uncomfortable and was distracted easily. Using this product allowed him to be more comfortable and much less distracted!”

Top Seller! Ergotron YES Charging Carts and Cabinets, for Mini-Laptops and Tablets.

These flexible charging solutions can adjust to say YES to all your devices, now and in the future. Mix and match laptops, tablets, smartphones, and handhelds. Units offer compact and secure charging while saving valuable floor space in cramped classrooms and offices. Built with Anthro-DNA, they’re also TAA compliant.

Tracey, a reviewer and educator in North Carolina, gave the YES Cart five stars for security:
“This past winter one of the carts was really put to the test. We had a break in over the winter holidays but our Chromebooks were safe! The top of the cart had been pummeled by a hammer. The hammer marks were very clear but the cart remained locked and the thieves left the cart with the Chromebooks inside!”

Drop by our booth #1515, see the mock classroom, take all of our products for a spin, or enter one of our contests. We are giving away 3 products at 3 PM every day and have a grand prize that will excite! You’re sure to walk away a winner.

ErgotronHome™ Workspace™ Hub27 a “Top 10 Tech Gadget”

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Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz about the ErgotronHome™ Hub 27! Take a look at Tech Gadgets to Check Out This Year on the Huffington Post and 10 New Tech Gadgets to Rev Up Your Home Office on CNBC.com.

Both reviewers rave about this sleek space-saver that organizes and charges all your devices (laptop, tablet, and phone), while also doubling as a height-adjustable standing desk.

Make spaces work for you! Shop the full Workspace line at ErgotronHome.com.

MX Mini Arm Helps to Integrate Tablets into Workflow

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Ergotron’s new MX Mini Desk Mount Arm — for lightweight monitors and tablets like the Apple iPad® and Microsoft Surface™ — is an ergonomic mount that’s easy to love. The MX Mini offers height adjustment up to 19.5″ (50 cm) as well as a full tilt, pan and rotation for your display or tablet. It also includes hardware (a desk clamp or grommet mount) for installation on most desks, table or counter tops, including our popular WorkFit-T Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation. The MX Mini Wall Mount Arm frees up work space completely, by securely attaching to a wall.

When combined with the optional Lockable Tablet Mount, either model is perfect for info kiosks, restaurant/retail ordering, and public signage or entertainment displays.

With the increasing popularity of tablets, businesses have turned to us to provide a solution that not only enables their use in the workplace, but also one that provides ergonomic comfort and enhanced productivity. With the MX Mini you can address both objectives, with a product that adjusts to your unique requirements and wherever you need it.

WorkFit-T review: an amazing podcasting workstation

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Bryn Huntpalmer’s podcasting workstation

It’s always interesting for us to hear how people are breaking up sedentary workstyles and improving their workflow. Bryn Huntpalmer, a popular podcaster, lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son. With the arrival of children, she discovered a passion for supporting women as they prepare to become mothers. In 2015, Bryn combined her talents in photography, writing, and connecting people to launch The Birth Hour. This audio podcast series serves as a place for women to share their childbirth stories.

Because it takes up to eight hours to edit a one-hour podcast, switching from sitting to standing and vice-versa is ideal for productivity. Bryn has suffered from back pain and carpal tunnel for a decade, so an ergonomic desk is absolutely crucial for health and wellbeing.

She recently blogged about how to set up the perfect workstation for podcasting workflow, and mentioned our WorkFit-TL Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation, shown above, with the optional WorkFit Dual Monitor Kit. Here’s a short excerpt:

“I used to sit at the dining room table while I recorded but now I use my sit stand desk from Ergotron that I’m obsessed with. I love this desk because it just sits on top of the desk I already own and it can be adjusted up or down really easily. If I decide to upgrade to a bigger desk one day (like when I have an actual office), I can just move this desk wherever it needs to go. I also got the screen mount so that I could have double screens which is really helpful when editing.”

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ErgotronHome Review: Dan’s Sit-Stand Success Story

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ErgotronHome Workspace™ Lift35 Customer Review – “My back pain and fatigue is long gone!”

This is the first in a series of ErgotronHome product reviews for our new brand of ergonomic solutions for everyday computing in your home.

Who: Dan Halaburda, Sr. Director of Business Development at Petra Industries, a leading wholesale distributor of consumer electronics.

What: After two years of working at a home office sit-only desk, Dan was experiencing nagging pain in his back and knees, and suffering from physical fatigue, as well, which hampered his ability to work comfortably for extended periods. “Sitting all day was getting challenging, even with a fancy executive chair,” he explains.

Where: Home office in Arizona (cropped out of these pics are Dan’s bare feet – “that’s just how we roll in Arizona,” he explains) while corporate offices are in Oklahoma. Weekly, Dan works in both offices or anywhere else he can fire up a laptop while on the road in points between and all over the United States.

When & Why: Fast approaching his 60th birthday, Dan realized he couldn’t put off addressing his aches and pains any longer. Was it just age catching up with him? But then again he’s heard the same complaints from sedentary workers in their 30’s and 40’s.

Dan remembered how much he enjoyed using the Ergotron sit-stand desk and monitor arms that was part of his workstation at a previous job. (Executives were treated to their choice of Ergotron ergonomic products as a wellness benefit that had shown significant ROI.)

How: After visiting the Ergotron website, Dan found out they had a new brand of sit-stand products with a sleek, stylish look and feel for the home office. He ordered a Lift35 as his home office ergonomic solution. The Lift35 converts any surface into a flexible sit-stand desk, giving you the proven health benefits of movement.

Wow!: The products came quickly and required no assembly or complicated set-up. “What I love about it is that I could literally pull it out of the box and go. No screwing it in. No bolting it down,” says Dan.

“It’s super easy to move up and down – instantly, just like my old Ergotron sit-stand desk. But my new Lift 35 with a black matte finish looks appropriate to my home office. I spend one hour standing while answering emails in the morning, then the same amount of time standing after lunch. When I stand up, everything comes up – my computer, monitors, keyboard as well as my stapler and calendar – so I’ve got a lot of desk space to work with. It’s a very attractive piece of furniture so people who come to my office are curious and very complimentary. I’m happy to recommend it to anyone – young or old.”

In fact, Dan was so impressed with his own Lift35 that he purchased another for a friend who has had two knee surgeries and who’s doctor recommended he use a sit-stand desk at work. “I’m becoming your #1 evangelist!,” Dan noted on his order.

[Video] Ergotron LX & Wacom by Lawrence Mann


Lawrence Mann is a freelance illustrator living in England and a 2015 Corel Master Painter, with credits ranging from book covers to creative work for the likes of Sony, Nokia, Mattel, the BBC and more. In this video he invites you into his studio for a glimpse at some of the key ingredients in his artistry: a Wacom Cintiq mounted on an Ergotron LX Arm. Enjoy the time lapse video or listen in for his personal overview of the LX for Wacom Artists.

[Video] iPhonedo on the dangers of sitting


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is on the case with an entertaining look at how too much sitting creeps into every area of your life. Sit back and enjoy this fun and informative review of the Ergotron WorkFit-P Sit-Stand Desk, Platinum, and learn something new about living a healthier lifestyle. Or tune into his Turkish Channel.

[Video] DIY Network: I Want That

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Does your job involve being in front of a computer screen? Have you ever thought how you can be more comfortable? This is the decision that this woman had to make in this DIY Network Video. She found that by using products like Ergotron’s WorkFit-P or Ergotron’s WorkFit-S, she’s able to quickly switch between standing and sitting, making her more comfortable and productive. Now she has working while having fun. Check out her story.

Justin Frost, Global Social Media Manager @ Ergotron

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[Video] Ergotron WorkFit-P: Move with Ease, While You Work


Any job can have its ups and downs. Take Javier, an independent producer based in the US in the Los Angeles area. He’s always on his computer, making calls, connecting with people. One of the bad parts? All the paperwork. But with Ergotron’s WorkFit-P, Javier enjoys being able to move around, a lot, making whatever task at hand a more comfortable and active one. See Javier’s story.

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[Video] A Stand-Up Desk for Active People


Life takes you where it takes you—climbing mountains, speaking with the chimps, enjoying extreme sports—as it should. We think our sit-stand workstations should take you somewhere too—some place more comfortable to suit your style. See Brandon’s story.

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