ergonomics

  • Reminder: Please use your laptop ergonomically

    Reminder: Please use your laptop ergonomically

    Flickr’d Oh man, the Wall Street Journal sure is concerned about your Health and Well-being. It seems that laptop sales have, for the first time in recorded history, have overtaken desktop sales. That’s bad news because laptops encourage people to sit in all sorts of unhealthy positions and develop poor computer-using habits. (“Golly gee, why don’t I surf YouTube all… Read More

  • Webble: Something you put your feet on

    Webble: Something you put your feet on

    This thing does look cool but I’m not sure the theory is sound. You essentially put your feet on it and roll it around under your desk while you work, encouraging circulation and wellness. BBG suggests that this might be a nefarious plot to bring skateboards into the workplace under the guise of ergonomics I’m more inclined to suspect that this is a device dedicated to eating up… Read More

  • The Hip Office: Hip isn't an adjective here, people

    [photopress:stretch.jpg,full,center] Monotonous sitting in front of computer provokes serious health damages! Yes it does! Or so says, er, somebody at HK-Ergonomics, the pastel-colored manufacturer of this innovative belt-like laptop stand thing. It doesn’t look very stable, but we like the overall idea. I’m going to try to get one of these for NAB, so I can walk and blog at the… Read More

  • Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Update

    Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Update


    Yes! Scorcese won. Justice is served! Ahem. Sorry about that. I just wanted to give you all one final update about The Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge. We’re closing the contest at 12 noon, which gives you all six more hours to make your submissions. For those of you just tuning in, I’m sure you’d like to know what the hell I’m talking about: Read More

  • Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Update

    Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Update


    After five days of worst workspaces, we’re ready to admit that your work environments are worse than our wildest dreams. Holy crap. Your mothers would be disappointed in most of you. It’s awesome. And it’s not over. We still have three more days for you to enter and win. For those of you just tuning in, I’m sure you’d like to know what the hell I’m… Read More

  • Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Update [NOW WITH PICTURES]

    Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Update [NOW WITH PICTURES]


    We’ve entered day four of the Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge. Lots of entries so far and we’ve seen some total disaster areas. You all continue to impress with your complete disregard for cleanliness. For those of you just tuning in, I’m sure you’d like to know what the hell I’m talking about: Read More

  • Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Update

    Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Update


    Ugh. Mardi Gras is over, but my hang over is just beginning. Lots of drunken festivities were had. You can see my photos at my Flickr page. Anyway, quick update about The Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge. We’ve had a lot of great entries so far and I expect they’ll keep coming—I’m sure we’ll get a flurry of them at the end of the week. So how do you enter? Read More

  • The Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge

    The Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge


    Happy Mardi Gras everybody. I’ve pried myself away from our drunken debauchery for a moment to give you an update on our Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge. First of all, let me make some clarifications. Only original workspace pictures will be accepted. With that in mind, please submit more than one picture of your workspace. Multiple shots will help to ensure authenticity and to give… Read More

  • The Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge

    The Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge


    Tomorrow is Mardi Gras and I’m preparing to drink myself into sweet oblivion. Before I go, however, I must take a moment to tell you about our exciting new contest, The Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge. It’s a contest of epic proportions. Read More

  • Workspace Roundup: Ergonomic Chairs

    Workspace Roundup: Ergonomic Chairs

    As techies, there are few components that affect us more so than our chairs. Sitting in a chair for countless hours every day has a notable impact on our bodies. A crappy chair can cause immediate duress and also lead to prolonged pain. A quality chair, however, can do a lot of good for you. Proper lumbar support, being reasonably adjustable, sufficient padding, all these components play a role… Read More

  • Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000, Microsoft's Crazy Looking New Mouse

    Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000, Microsoft's Crazy Looking New Mouse


    Everything USB has a review of the new Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 from Microsoft. Aside from using a fancy new LAAAAZER BEAM engine, the mouse offers a new ergonomic design that is said to reduce wrist tension and increase comfort. I can see this as maybe being a valid option for basic users, but not so much for gamers and power users. I’m always abstractly in the the market for… Read More