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Wireless Mini Keyboard Helps With RSI

keysonic wireless keyboardI just invested in a great little wireless mini keyboard from Keysonic and it’s brilliant.

If you work at a desk or workspace with limited space then this keyboard is a great help. The main reason that keyboards are as big as they are is to house the numeric keypad, but how often do you need that?

By doing away with the keypad and replacing it with an embedded numeric keypad the Keysonic ACK-540 ALU comes in at only 11.37 inches long, that’s over a third shorter than conventional keyboards. It’s well worth the effort of learning a different way of keying in numbers.

The board also has a good quality built in mouse that incorporates a scroll bar too, I’m still getting used to it and so use a normal mouse as well.

The good thing is that with desk space I’ve saved I can now operate my mouse and still keep my wrist straight, I’ve already noticed an improvement in mousing comfort.

The build quality and wireless range of the product is excellent too. You can buy the Keysonic Wireless Keyboard online here.

Should you use a footrest with your Office Chair?

I’m often asked if users should use a footrest with their Office Chair. I believe that there are definite benefits in using a footrest in conjunction with an Office Seat for certain users.

First, let’s begin by considering the correct leg position when sat in your Office Chair. Ideally, you should have your feet in contact with the floor when sitting in your Office Seat and your upper legs should be angled slightly downwards.

For a lot of Office Chair users this isn’t a problem, however for a significant number of users it is, particularly if you have short legs you may well find that your feet don’t meet the floor squarely when sitting at a desk in your Office Seat.

Incidentally, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you aren’t very tall you could just have a long upper torso. If you find that you have this problem with your Office Chair then a footrest could well be the answer for you.

Footrests are generally made from plastic and the most basic ones are literally a fixed triangular wedge shape that enables the user to position their feet firmly when sitting at their Office Chair.

The better quality ones have a height adjustable platform so you can adjust it to your ideal seating position. A number of the better ones also allow the footrest surface to pivot to enable you to find your most comfortable seating position when using your Office Chair.

So, to summarise if you find you can’t get your legs positioned correctly using your Office Chair, then by all means consider investing in a footrest.

How effective are office chair headrests?

Some of the more advanced Office Chairs come with an option to add a headrest to the chair, some can be added later but others have to be ordered as part of the chair as the are incorporated into the construction of the chair.

However, a lot of them really don’t help much in giving you neck support as they are either fixed to the Office Seat or have minimal front to back adjustment.

Consequently, unless you are exactly the right height the headrest fitted to this type of chair is of little use. If you aren’t particularly tall your head may not reach the headrest, on the other hand if you are very tall the headrest may rest on your shoulders!

So, if you feel that a headrest would be beneficial to you in giving you head and neck support you need to select a chair with a genuinely adjustable headrest.

HÃ…G of Norway produces an excellent range of Office Chairs with truly adjustable headrests. Not only do the chair’s headrests adjust up and down to cater for a wide variety of different user heights, they can also be adjusted forward and back so the user can properly position their head and neck on the Office Chair’s headrest.

At the end of the day if you feel that a headrest would be beneficial I suggest you visit a few of your local office furniture suppliers’ showrooms and try them out to find the best Office Seat for your requirements.

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