‘Tis the season for giving! Despite it being more convenient for both the employer and employee, mobile work can come with a few challenges. This holiday season, wrap up an ergonomic solution for your friend or co-worker—or even for yourself! Here are a few gift suggestions from our Ergopoint team.
- When the work location changes from day to day, the location of the laptop you’re using does too. Viewing a screen below the natural line of sight can be a “pain in the neck.” To remedy this, consider a portable laptop stand. Fiona, Ergopoint Product Manager, likes the Lapjack; it raises the height of the screen to the optimal viewing height and eliminates neck flexion. When in the office, she uses the Apex Stand.
- Fiona also recommends a compact external keyboard for the out-of-office worker. The Das Keyboard, can help make the most of a small work space. Placed on a flat surface, it allows the user to maintain a neutral wrist position while typing, with the wrists hovering just above the keys. It’s lightweight and is stored in a backpack or laptop case.
- A small, compact wireless mouse can improve work output and quality (typing errors are common when not using a mouse). Kendra, Humantech intern, takes her Kinesis DXT on the road. Its vertical design will reduce awkward hand and wrist postures caused by more traditional models.
- Kendra also suggests a cell phone car mount, like the iMagnet. It provides hands-free guided navigation and can easily be secured to the dashboard, windshield, or car vent.
- Working from home can be a perk, but not with poor Wi-Fi connectivity. Ken, Director of Technology, recommends Google WI-FI. It’s a new type of connected system that can replace your router for coverage throughout your home. Its fast signal can be used on every device.
- Working in public spaces can be distracting. To tune out the noise, or work to your favorite tunes, Ken also suggests the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones. But, if in-ear headphones are more your style, Marketing Communications Expert Jennifer suggests the Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphones or the Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones.
- For those who travel and work with dual displays, a good solution is to use a laptop and tablet. James Mallon, Humantech Executive Vice President, links his MacBook to his iPad Pro using the charging cable and the Duet Display app. He swears he gets double the work done in half the time …we don’t believe him.
Happy holidays from all of us to all of you!