Creative folks want the ultimate freedom — to do things in their own unique way. Meet Justin, a graphic designer applying his magic to branding projects across the nation. Only problem: a traditional seated workstation was cramping his style, both physically and creatively.
With the new WorkFit-A workstation, Justin now has the option to stand up and create whenever he likes throughout the day. He notes that his work has improved, his body feels better, and his tension is gone. He also appreciates the WorkFit’s amazing functionality and design. It’s been a life changer for him.
Want that same freedom to sit or stand? See Justin’s story
The neighborhood wasn’t unfamiliar to me; in the last dozen years, there had been a handful of calls. What struck me as strange was the building itself. Not an apartment or a hotel or even a store, but a slick new rehab that had been gutted and rebuilt from the red brick walls on in. There was nothing to betray it as one of the hundreds of tenement buildings formerly located on the lower-east side of the city.
In all, some 7,000 people had occupied this 2,500 foot space. Of course, they were distributed vertically over six stories and historically over 150 years. No surprise then that the building’s current residents were experiencing a haunting. Ten months ago, just a few blocks down, on Orchard, I had experienced one of the most terrifying experiences of my professional career, when the ghosts of a civil war widow and her 12 children decided to come out from under the floor boards of a long-abandoned cistern. As I walked up the steps to the front entrance, I whistled softly to calm my nerves. Heck of a thing, being afraid of ghosts in my business. Continue reading →
@Josh_Smith, a self-professed twenty something technology lover who covers the Web/finance beat for Walletpop and Notebooks.com.
About a month ago, both men took the sit-stand challenge and ordered review units of Ergotron’s Sit-Stand Workstations, the WorkFit-C (mobile cart) and WorkFit-S (fixed surface stand). We’ve been following their progress on Twitter and here are their stories: Continue reading →
If your job involves sitting for several hours each day in front of a computer, it probably isn’t easy to imagine yourself doing the same work standing.
A recent study asked office workers to state their preference for standing or sitting, and while the majority indicated they’d rather stand, I believe that number would have been even higher if people had a model to help them visualize what standing at a computer is all about.
In my own case, it took an entire year for me to decide on converting my desk to a sit/stand configuration.
Wendy McCubbin, Global Training Manager @ Ergotron
A simple equation: Posture + Movement + Rest = Comfortable Computing.
Do you spend more than two hours a day sitting at the computer? Was your workspace designed to ‘fit’ you or was it there waiting for you when you arrived with no consideration for your physical stature or personal requirements?
If you answered yes to either of these questions and especially to both, then you should seriously consider having an ergonomic assessment done. Because as Dr. Joseph Sweere, Professor in the Chiropractic Clinical Sciences Division and the Chairman of the Department of Occupational Health, College of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University says, “The machine should adapt to the human, not the human to the machine.”
Ensuring that your workspace ‘fits’ you ensures that you are provided a comfortable and more productive computing experience.
‘Some assembly required’ is a given with Ergotron products, in order to let you customize it to suit your individual monitor models and space requirements. Jeff gives you an extremely thorough review of this popular unit, from delivery to installation. The highs and the lows of his experience. All told, it took about 45 minutes to build and attach the unit to his “two Samsung Syncmaster 213T LCDs.”
Jeff had this to say in conclusion, “I’ve been using the stand now for the past few days, and I really appreciate how it has helped clean up my desk. Having the monitors at eye height is a lot more comfortable.”
Take a look at his review that him know what you think.
Adria takes you through the tech that makes it possible for her to work her magic; tech which includes Ergotron LX Arms to give her monitors some height-adjustment and movement. It’s a comprehensive look at all the tools she uses, worth the read.
We highlighted Ibrin’s initial request for upgrade parts in our post, “Get your arms around this one,” pointing to Ibrin’s Youtube review of his original solution. When we spoke with Ibrin last he was moving from 22″ to 24″ monitors and was looking to mod some new parts with his existing set-up.
No doubt about it. He’s got an engineer’s eye and heart for the challenge.
Here is his video review, but take a look at his post as well. It is extremely informative and covers the ins and outs of his experience, and his recommendations for the gamer community on getting displays off desks.
He says, “The freedom to make better use of your desk space is damn-near a liberating experience.”
Ibrin mentions he wishes we made a Wall Mount product for those gamers with Surround Gaming rigs. Have no fear, the right people here at Ergotron are getting the message. The first step sometimes is just to ask.
Have a new product idea that will solve your set up challenges? Let us know.