You don’t have to choose between workplace productivity and your health; in fact, there are a variety of desk accessories that you can select from that will improve both. Ergonomic desk accessories limit repetitive motions that not only become time-consuming but also lead to repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. However, for those looking to improve their workflows with ergonomic products, the choices can seem overwhelming. Luckily for you, we’re experts in the space, and below will provide our favorite ergonomic desk accessories – let’s dive in!
#1: Monitor Arms
Using additional monitors with your laptop screen has quickly become a popular way to reduce cumbersome navigation between windows. Even so, when all of your screens are level on your desk, you’re not only missing out on an opportunity for further workflow optimization but also one to improve your desk ergonomics. To improve both, consider adding ergonomic monitor arms.
Ergonomic monitor arms provide the flexibility every office worker needs to create a healthier and more efficient work environment. Hunching and craning lead to a host of musculoskeletal problems between your neck and lower back, which can lead to headaches, blurry eyes, and double vision
At Goldtouch, we offer two different monitor arm products – the DynaFly and EasyFly Monitor Arms. Both of our screen monitor arm products offer an adjustable height system to bring your monitor eye level, quickly reducing neck and eye strain. Both can rotate 360 degrees but where they differ is the DynaFly will let you move the screen up and down and you can tilt your screen. It also has excellent cable management.
#2: Wrist Rests
To keep your wrist in a neutral position while computing, adding a wrist rest to your desk is a no brainer. Typing in a neutral position will alleviate pressure in your shoulders and prevent your wrists from bending backward. Wrist rests also provide the extra benefit of giving you a comfortable place to rest your wrist in between typing.
The support that wrist rests provide will help prevent those painful repetitive strain injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, with Goldtouch, you can enjoy this support without having to sacrifice desk space; all Goldtouch wrist rests keep a low profile. Our wrist rests are also covered with Lycra to prevent irritation from friction while typing, and they will pair perfectly with your ergonomic keyboard of any design or size.
#3: Laptop Stands
No matter if your workflow is mobile or stationary, you’ll quickly notice the health benefits adding a laptop stand to your workflow provides. Laptop stands raise your laptop to a more comfortable eye-level height, eliminating the need to bend your neck over and create a habit of poor posture. The addition of a laptop stand will also help prevent a wide range of musculoskeletal issues, which can lead to tension headaches, blurry eyes, and double vision.
Unfortunately, there is no positioning you can take advantage of to eliminate these issues without adding a laptop stand – no laptop has that flexibility.
The Goldtouch laptop stands are thin and lightweight – no larger than a tablet – so you can enjoy the benefits of a laptop stand without adding any extra bulk. Easy and convenient to throw in your bag or briefcase, our laptop stands are designed to blend seamlessly with your current laptop and other accessories. To use, all you have to do is place your laptop on the stand and adjust the height until you can see your screen without bending your neck – simple and convenient!
#4: Numeric Keypads
If data entry is a component of your job – even an occasional one – a numeric keypad will quickly become your favorite ergonomic desk accessory. With a numeric keypad, you can speed up your data entry and prevent excessive movement that can lead to wrist and finger strain. Of course, some standard keyboards come with a built-in numeric keypad, but this is less than ideal for both left and right-handed users as you may have to cross over to reach the keypad.
The Goldtouch numeric keypad allows you the flexibility to move the keypad wherever it is most comfortable for your work. Our keypad also boasts excellent tactile feedback, so you’re not forced to heavily hit the keys.
To shop for the ergonomic desk accessories we mentioned above and our other ergonomic office products, browse our website or get in touch with a team member today!