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Hardware to Take Your Ergonomics to the Max

By February 25, 2015No Comments


Long hours spent sitting in front of computer can be tiring. Whether you’re working in an office setting, playing video games, or surfing the Web at home; most office furniture isn’t comfortable. Worst of all, you can permanently injure yourself from all those long hours being in a position that is not natural for the human body.

Who wants to have back, wrist, and hand problems because of going to work, playing games or checking their email? I sure don’t. Here’s how to take ergonomics to the max:

Get an Awesome Mouse

A quality mouse is crucial for long hours of use and having a top-notch one will save your hand. I know this from firsthand experience (no pun intended). Using a standard mouse was really wearing away at my wrist – until I switched to something designed to protect it.

Logitech Performance Mouse MX


This mouse doesn’t just look cool; it also gets the job done. I used to feel like my hand was worn away by the end of the day until I started using this mouse. I like it because it’s large enough to where you don’t feel like your hand is being forced to hold on for dear life. As an added bonus it can also be used on virtually any surface!

Some of you out there might prefer a trackball or joystick style mouse instead.  It is all up to how you want alleviate your hand and wrist.  It is best to try them out and see which feels best.

Select an Optimal Keyboard

Not all keyboards are created equal. And if you’re going to be using an ergonomic mouse it doesn’t make sense to use an uncomfortable keyboard when you’re not clicking and scrolling. I couldn’t narrow my choice down to just one keyboard so here are two that are highly ranked by Newegg shoppers:

Logitech K350 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard


With its distinctive Wave design and Constant Curve layout, the Logitech K350 guides your hands into just the right position, allowing you to type with ease and confidence. It features a cushioned palm rest, up to three years of battery life and reliable wireless connection.

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000


Rest your wrists against the plush palm rest in a relaxed, natural angle with this keyboard’s curved key bed, ergonomic arc and reversed slope. Apart from comfort and support, enjoy a quick and customizable way to reach files, folders and web pages with handy hot keys. For close-in tasks, use the Zoom Slider, located in the middle of the keyboard, to zoom in and out with the touch of a finger.

Take a Seat

It’s always good to have a nice chair when you are at the computer. And if you’re like me, your back is usually killing you by the end of the day. Here are some chairs that  will give your back the rest it needs:

Rosewill Executive Ergonomic Chair


Upholstered in soft, luxurious LeatherPlus synthetic leather, this high-back executive chair combines great comfort and durability at an affordable price. The ergonomic back design with lumbar cushion supports your back for less stress, while the waterfall seat design eliminates leg fatigue. The hooded double wheel casters also let you move around freely.

Boss B6888-BK Multi-Function Mesh Chair


Featuring a contemporary ergonomic design, this chair provides exceptional back support and prevents body heat and moisture build up. And with its synchro-tilt mechanism, the seat slider allows you to easily adjust the seat depth. It also has an adjustable tilt tension control to keep you comfy no matter how you like to sit.

Tell Me Where it Hurts

We covered some basic office equipment that will help alleviate the tension and stress placed on your body while using the computer. If none of these items will help you feel any better, find something that works for you and tell me what you need. After all, Newegg wants you to be comfortable when you’re using our products.

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