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HX Monitor Arm: Single, dual, triple…you name it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing Ergotron’s mighty HX Monitor Arm mount family for desk or wall!

This sleek accessory is an exciting addition to the office scene, providing flexibility and superior ergonomics to your monitor or TV viewing. Increase your computing comfort and reduce eye, back, or neck strain commonly associated with improper monitor placement. With Ergotron’s Patented Constant Force lift-and-pivot motion technology, you can position your displays with a light touch, rotate screens to share with co-workers or to view documents in portrait orientation.

Sleek and streamlined, it accommodates large monitors weighing up to 42 lbs (19 kg). Extension/retraction motion and height adjustment capability promote user comfort. Product finishes vary by region globally; backed by a 10 year warranty!

This arm can rotate, pivot, and pan like you wouldn’t believe. Click on the links below to learn more about the specs  or see it in motion.

HX Desk Monitor ArmHX Desk Dual Monitor Arm

HX Wall Monitor ArmHX Wall Dual Monitor Arm

HX Triple Monitor Bow Kit

 

 

LevelCap’s Gaming Computer Setup: Take the Tour

Great news for all you gaming enthusiasts! LevelCap Gaming has opened the door on his gaming command center and invites you to come and take a look. He’s showing you all the computer gear he uses to game, plus what he uses to record and edit reviews on his YouTube channel. Enjoy!

Ergotron LX Dual Side-by-Side Kol

Sem Wildenburg, Marketing Events Coordinator, Europe @ Ergotron

Görkem Yıldırım, of Pckoloji.com, recently reviewed Ergotron’s LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm. Link here to the review in Turkish: Ergotron LX Dual Side-by-Side Kol. There are 12 pages in the review, with an excellent video on page 11.

Görkem Yıldırım had this to say in conclusion: “Most of us use LCD monitors on tables. If you are planing to buy a secondary LCD monitor and don’t know how to handle with space and cable clutter, then no need to worry anymore! Thanks to the Ergotron LX Dual Side-by-Side arm, it is not a problem. You have the  advantage of easy assembly and setup. You can try it in portrait mode or hide one of the LCD when you don’t need it. It is also possible to turn one of them to the side/back of table to show a video or presentation to your friend or colleague.”

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Could your facilities man use a dual monitor system?

Wayne Hahn, Facilities & Safety Coordinator @ Ergotron
 
WayneI, being a competitive person, always have wanted to be first. History has borne out my success in achieving this. Championship teams, Dilly Bar Tuesdays, you name it.

Being the last is not something I really aspire to.  It really is kind of being first, only opposite.  Think about it.  So when I was told I am last one at Ergotron headquarters without a dual monitor, I was a little stunned.

I install all these workstations. How did I miss my own? 

Now listen, please don’t tell my CEO Joel.  I know what a tremendous advocate he is of the dual monitor and for good reason.  I have heard the numbers regarding increased productivity and I have talked to all of you who have two monitors.  Everyone without exception has told me they would not go back to just a single monitor. 

I also know of course of the tremendous array of products we have to mount a dual monitor system.  I know Ergotron would have a system that would be just what I need for my limited amount of work space at my desk.  Anyone who has ventured into the abyss that I call my office knows the need I have for more organized space.

But hey, I don’t have time to be doing all that organizing and straightening in my office.  I’m trying to keep the plant running and make sure everyone has the equipment they need to be organized and efficient. I’m a maintenance man!
 
Still, when I think about it, I am first in a way. 

I’m making all this productivity possible for the team at Ergotron. By setting up their workstations, I make it easier for them to bring the products to market that will help ensure all of you have access to ergonomically correct workstations. These days everyone is tasked, even me, to do more with less. Dual monitors might just be one way to do that.

So maybe even a maintenance man could use an ergonomic dual monitor system? 

Hmm. My new found efficiency and organization might even convince my manager that I had turned over a new leaf; that I was the employee they had always thought I could be!

This could be good. I better issue a track it order to myself.

Cramped for space?

Michelle Judd, Global Communications Manager @ Ergotron

Michael Kwan has an interesting post, Stuffing a Home Office into Cramped Quarters, out on Furturelooks.com that you might be interested in reading. He covers the gamut from KVM Switches (Huh? Ah Keyboard, Video, Mouse switches, got it) to display desk stands, including our Neo™-Flex Combo Lift Stand

Among his good points about laptop considerations, he has this to say about the stand, “The base has 360-degree pan rotation as well, so you can show that funny YouTube video to your buddy with a quick spin of the base. Dramatic gopher would be proud.”

So, this begs the question, have you gone dual yet?

Cramped quarters or not, in Michael words, “They say once you go dual display, you really can’t go back.” As I happen to be one of the converts, I feel comfortable inviting you over to the “other side” of laptop computing. Come on, I dare ya!

Branding in the age of seven trikillion impressions a day

JRP

Do you love your job? I love mine, and I’ve found that not a lot of people make that claim. Typically those that do, don’t say it haphazardly. As a round-up-to-one hundred, empty nester, I’m quickly approaching the retirement phase of life, and I can’t quite envision myself there, because, as previously mentioned, I truly do love my job. I can’t imagine “shelving it” just at that time when I’m feeling I’m at the zenith of my personal, and professional productivity and creativity.

And, to further exacerbate the situation, the major problem I face as the marketing team lead for Ergotron ( the title is VP – do titles matter?- that’s another whole blog) is that almost every time I watch t.v. or a movie, or peruse a magazine or newspaper, I see or come in contact with someone or some situation that could be improved through our human centered designed products. Sunday Morning on CBS is on right now. In a recent episode, they showed some researcher who had dual monitors on his desk, but they’re not positioned correctly; he leans forward to see the screen, hunched and crunched. It makes me wince – actually, it makes me crazy. Here someone was showcased getting national attention for their work on a life-saving research project, and the showcased work behavior is counterproductive to his own health and wellness. Which means there’s more work for us to be done, which means we’re really only getting started. Retirement around the corner? Not so fast. . .

HHH with Jane Rodmyre 0372When I was in high school, I went on a student government trip to Washington, D.C. We met Hubert Humphrey, who, at that time, had been Mayor of Minneapolis, Senator from Minnesota, and Vice-President of the United States. He spent over an hour with us, a motley crew of 14 students and two teachers from West St. Paul. predicting the impact television would have in our lives. The premise was that if a picture was worth a thousand words, how much more powerful, for the good, could a minute of television be. . .if the television content was developed correctly. This was the Vietnam era. The time when a picture captured a naked little girl, running away from a napalm bomb blast. It was a powerful image. And a haunting picture. She was nine. I was sixteen. His words, like that picture, have stuck with me ever since.

HHH with SCHS Students, 0372

My boss frequently reminds me we can’t market like “Coke.” We’re not building a power brand. Ergotron’s go to market model is predominantly B2B. Even though we have many “consumer” products, we use the digital intersection of Mac, and PC computer and display market makers, to get our products into both commercial and consumer users’ hands. We’ve recently started working with a physical comedian here in Minneapolis, David Harris, to put a face to our company as “Tester Guy“. Tester Guy’s persona fits our company to a “t”. We are incredibly serious about the products we develop. We have safety tests, quality tests, environmental tests, tip tests, push, pull, prod and nudge tests at Ergotron, before we release a product to the world. Tester Guy puts a little light hearted fun into our own testing process, and then the functionality of the product takes him off into a fantasy world – a world that actually creates a touch point for the fun we have, doing what we do, trying to make the world a better place, at Ergotron.

While we haven’t gotten as many “eyeballs” on our video as we like, yet, we’re just launching the Dare2Dual program behind it on August 1st. I’ll let you know if its a successful attempt to build our brand. I hope Hubert was right. And that this 1 minute 40 seconds really tells a story, for good.