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ErgotronHome: Spring has Sprung!

Here at ErgotronHome, it seems like we’ve been waiting ages but now it’s official: Spring has sprung! What’s your springtime inspiration?

One that some people enjoy more than others is to get organized! This is the start of our favorite time to spring clean, clearing away the winter musty into spingtime sparkle with the Workspace™ Hub27. This slim, wall-mounted sit-stand desk saves space—store all counter clutter in the unit—and it keeps your devices charged and ready for action too.

Here are a few other ideas to make the most of this energizing season:

  • Redecorate your outdoor living space
  • Plan a picnic for alfresco entertaining
  • Gear up for gardening season
  • Explore spring travel destinations
  • Shop for updated swimsuits and sandals
  • Do a spring craft kit refresh

And as you plan your activities, take your laptop with you with the Workspace™ Lift24. This adjustable-height laptop stand converts any surface into a more active standing desk—whether that is in your office, den or kitchen, or even on the porch or deck. When you want to sit, no problem! Just detach the tray to bring with you to your favorite chair, providing space for a mouse and device.

Spring. It’s a great time to stay in motion while at work and play. Let us know how we can help with that.

ErgotronHome: Resolve to rock your 2017!

If you’re like most Americans, you recently made a New Year’s resolution or two. As you’d probably guess, the most common resolutions are related to health: lose weight, eat better, and get more exercise. Well, 2017 is on the move – how about you?

We all know that sticking with a New Year’s resolution is difficult – in fact, January 17th has come to be called “Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution Day.” (An informal survey of team members about past resolutions confirmed that most of us do indeed fall off the wagon then.) But the good news is that the act of setting a goal already makes you much more likely to reach it.

One trick that helps assure success is to start small and let momentum build slowly over time. Setting a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) is tempting, but that’s what causes most resolvers to crash and burn. Focusing on tiny behaviors that take only a few minutes makes taking action so easy that it’s embarrassing not to.

An example is stepping in place during one TV commercial. With repetition that behavior becomes automatic. Then it’s easy to expand and enlarge that small act into stepping during the entire program. Soon enough, you could be stepping through the whole show.

How long will that take? Scientists at University College London found that it takes on average 66 days to make habits “second nature,” so you don’t have to exercise any willpower. In fact, it feels uncomfortable when you don’t carry out a “super-habit” such as brushing your teeth before bed.

If you’re coming up short on ideas for 2017 New Year’s resolutions, here are a few from some of our healthy, happy ErgotronHome™ employees:

Calorie Burn

“It’s way easier to avoid that slice of leftover birthday cake if you know it’s a whopping 350 calories. This year, I’ll be tracking on MyFitnessPal to see how many calories I’m consuming in each sugary treat – and how much I need to exercise (or stand up!) to burn it off.”

Daylight

“In 2017, I’m going to go outside or stand near a window to get some daylight whenever I can. A study by Swiss scientists showed that people exposed to daylight were way more alert at the beginning of the evening versus those exposed to artificial light, who were sleepier. Plus, it relaxes my eyes to look out into the distance and take in the view.”

Email Control

“I’ve resolved to stop checking my devices obsessively. I figure that if I’m checking for messages or refreshing my social stream every five minutes during the day, that means I’m checking in at least 24,000 times a year. No wonder it’s so hard for me to concentrate.”

Mind Refresh

“I promise to set the timer on my smartphone to three minutes, and then close my eyes for that time and focus only on my breathing without trying to change it. I always feel a lot more clear-headed afterwards, but I feel guilty taking a break during really busy days. Not in 2017!”

Stand Up!

“I haven’t made it a habit to stand more throughout the day, especially while in front of a screen. No more planting myself in a chair in front of the TV. Sure, it may take some getting used to, but it’s a relatively painless way to make a small, yet significant, difference in my health. When I remember to do it, I do feel the results (more productive, more alert) almost immediately.”

Family Fun

“I resolve to set a fun ‘appointment’ in Outlook so I’m reminded that our family is on a healthier, happier path this year. Kids need to be active for an hour a day, so I’ll schedule going to the park or family swim at the Y. Snow is a good excuse to bust out the old Wii and play active games indoors. Moving more busts stress, which gets in the way of learning for kids – and everyone else, come to think of it.”

Clutter Buster

“We got a new tablet for Christmas this year and I want to mount it on the wall so everything is secure and tidy, but stylish. Then I’ll get into the kitchen, toss out the junky stuff on my countertops, and put out a fruit basket instead. Cornell University researchers found that visible healthy snacks help us keep to a healthy weight.”

Tell us about your New Year’s resolutions and how you’ll make them stick!

ErgotronHome Sweepstakes: Organize your tech for the holidays

Win a Hub27 Wall Organizer from ErgotronHome™!

Once the wrapping paper is gone and the holiday decorations are stored away, only one question remains…What are you going to do with all that tech?

This year, set your New Year’s resolutions early with the Hub27 Wall Organizer from ErgotronHome! There’s a reason why CNBC and the Huffington Post have included it in the top tech gadgets to check out this year. You can store, charge and use your new devices, all in one, centralized hub. Enter once and get 3 chances to win! We are giving away 3 Hub27 Wall Organizers between December 12, 2016 and January 13, 2017. US residents only.

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ErgotronHome: Black Friday deals are here!

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Shown: Lift35 with Bamboo finish.

Save up to $150 on select ErgotronHome™ Workspace™ Lift35 models. The LIft35 converts any surface into a flexible sit-stand desk, giving you the proven health benefits of movement – now at our best savings for the holidays! This Black Friday Deal is good from November 21 to 28 and available only through ergotronhome.com – so snag a great Black Friday Deal and get a head start on a healthier YOU in the New Year with ErgotronHome.

Save $150 on the Bamboo and Mocha Bamboo Lift35 models – use promo code STAND150 at checkout.

Save $50 on the BleachwoodDriftwood, and Espresso Lift35 models – use promo code STAND50 at checkout.

Shop Now for your favorite Lift35 model!

ErgotronHome: Tiny Home Expo showcases creativity

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Our Global Social Media Manager, Adam Best, reports on the newest residential construction trend for ErgotronHome™:

There was a huge turnout for the first (hopefully) annual Tiny Home Expo in St. Croix Falls, WI in  October.

Attendees toured models representing the entire spectrum of tiny homes: from bare-bones fishing shacks to luxurious models whose interiors looked like something out of a Better Homes & Gardens article.

Presenters Kim Kasl and Emily Koechel Gerde shared stories and tips with an eager audience, and fielded questions from those curious about the lifestyle.

There were plenty of brochures and builders available to inform and inspire, plus live music to keep the Expo festive.

To me, the most interesting part of the Tiny Home lifestyle is how creative the owners are in solving challenges. Think about it: you need a place to sleep, prepare and eat food, relax and work… all in maybe 150 square feet! There’s really no other choice; you have to innovate!

I was especially curious to see how they treated computing and other technology use in the tiny home. While wall mounts for TVs were obviously necessary, I saw some other opportunities to maximize vertical space.

For example, what about a family tech compartment? The ErgotronHome Hub 24 folds up to a tiny footprint (just 24.8″ w × 16.5″ h × 3″ d) with ease. Or perhaps the ErgotronHome Lift24, a height-adjustable laptop stand that tops a table or counter, and then folds up to be stored away when not in use.

Making every square foot count isn’t just about how tiny you can make things. It’s also about how productive and efficient you can be while using those things.

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ErgotronHome: fight ugly ErgoZombie horrors

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While closing out this year’s National Ergonomics Month, we’d like you to be aware that ErgotronHome™ offers timely defense to the horrors of an impending ErgoZombie Apocalypse.

At the risk of sounding alarmist, there is troubling scientific evidence that a spreading epidemic of sedentariness and tortured postures could soon reduce earth’s population to listless hordes of the unfit, preying on unsuspecting friends and neighbors.

You stand a good chance of remaining among the upright with a survival strategy that includes outfitting your home for a long siege. ErgotronHome offers complete protection for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the Posture Plague.

What is the essential gear for ErgoZombie survival? A complete sit-stand desk. A sit-stand desk add-on for an existing workstation. An innovative sit-stand laptop stand. A wall-mounted charging “hub” with a flip-door standing desk surface.

Put your well-being first, and you will also ensure the preservation of our entire species! How does ErgotronHome fight ugly ergonomic horrors? Their sit-stand desk products are heart healthy. They increase energy. Improve posture. Tone muscles. Boost metabolism. Burn extra calories.

So now we’re all familiar with the benefits of using a sit/stand desk, but are you aware of an unusual bonus of using a standing desk?

You’re quicker on your feet when standing, so if zombies actually do invade your community, you’ll be the first to escape.

Be prepared, or be ErgoZombie bait!

 

ErgotronHome™ Lift24 now shipping!

 

The wait is over for our ErgotronHome Workspace™ Lift24. What’s a Lift24? Simply, it’s a portable, adjustable laptop stand that converts any surface into a stylish standing desk. Genius! Shop now on www.ergotronhome.com.

 

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.