Last week I had the opportunity to present to G12 and we discussed some alternative options over the standard keyboard and mouse which are given away for free with most computers. The free ones work, but given the amount of time most of us spend typing and mousing, it’s well worth investing a little time and money in something better.

Think of it like your wife has a Vauxhall Corsa on the drive you can use for free. Perfectly fine. But your work takes you all over the place, so you’d be wanting something larger, more comfortable and refined to enable you to do the best work. I won’t  list options here, the best way to know what is the best solution for you is to drive it, and we have products available for you to do just that.
Now you’ve spoken to an expert in their field (the bloke who sold you that laptop is not an expert in ergonomics) and you have the correct equipment, we need to think about how to place it. You could have the best chair, height adjustable desk and accessories, but if they’re not set up correctly, you’ll likely still feel some discomfort. Here again, the expert in his field is invaluable.

At Backworld, I like to personally deliver every chair I sell, talk the user through the controls, and help them set it up so that they get the best from it. I don’t charge for this, it’s all part of the service. So while the headline price of that ergonomic wonder on Amazon might make it look like a bargain, chances are, it really isn’t.
Take a look at the lady in the picture. Notice how every part of her is supported. The armrests are under her elbow, wrists resting on the table, not craning her neck to see the monitor.
If you’re using your desk for half an hour to send family updates to your auntie in Melbourne, you probably don’t need to worry too much about this. But if you are going to sit all day and work, make sure it’s right. You wouldn’t drive a car without adjusting the set up, think the same way of your workstation.
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