Say goodbye to neck and back pain with the right office equipment
Just about everywhere you go these days, you’re bound to see someone using a laptop or a tablet. Light, portable, and intuitive to use, these devices make it easy for us to work, read and play games anywhere we go, whenever we please.
But there’s something else you should look for when you spot these mobile mavens: poor posture. Poor posture is a habit that many fall into because they are not confined to an office or desk when they’re using their device. This habit can lead to pains in the neck and back, an acute ailment or worse. Fortunately, there’s a simple way to straighten those backs and align those spines while using a laptop or tablet: a mobile, adjustable laptop stand or tablet stand. Before we dive deeper into the solution to poor posture when using your laptop or tablet, it’s important to know just what’s wrong with using a laptop or tablet on its own, and we explore below.
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Why tablets and laptops lead to such poor posture
- Both tablets and laptops anchor the keyboard to the screen. When a user finds a comfortable position for the keyboard, there’s not a way to detach the screen and find a similarly comfortable position, and vice versa. Given the design of the human body, there is simply no position that will be ideal for both the keyboard and the screen when they are anchored together.
- Want proof? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s desktop evaluation checklist defines the ideal working position as one that keeps the head facing straight ahead (not bending down or up), keeping the trunk at a 90 degree angle to the floor and shoulders and upper arms in line with the torso. Forearms, wrists and hands should be straight, with the forearms also at 90 degrees, and thighs parallel to the floor. Now, try doing this with a laptop or tablet. It’s just not possible without peripheral devices to support you.
- Hunching and craning can lead to a host of musculoskeletal problems from the neck down through the lower back. Poorly placed screens also dramatically increases the risk of developing eyestrain, which in turn can lead to tension headaches, blurry eyes, and double vision.
Goldtouch laptop and tablet stands dramatically reduce your chances of developing these kinds of problems. Our laptop stands and tablet stands are lightweight and no bigger than a tablet, specifically designed to blend in easily with your other portable devices without weighing down your bag. The laptop and tablet stands feature our innovative height adjustment/travel system to raise your laptop to eye level for greater comfort and reduced neck strain. They offer solid support while using minimal workspace and lay flat for better easy travel. Simply place your laptop or tablet onto the stand and adjust the height until you can see the screen without bending your neck. That’s it: one simple solution to take the pain out of your mobile work.
In order to truly take advantage of this product’s ergonomic benefits, it’s best to pair one of our laptop and tablet stands with an ergonomic keyboard, creating all the comfort of a lightweight, on-the-go desktop. Visit one of our resellers or the Goldtouch Store and take your first steps towards making your mobile office fit you.
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