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The Trackless Keyboard Tray from iMovR is more than the sum of its parts. It’s an under-desk keyboard tray that offers a host of important benefits, deriving its name from its unique “trackless” under-desk mounting. While this means that your keyboard will be fixed in one position on your desk (as opposed to being able to slide laterally), it also means that installation is easier, stability is improved, and the range of standing desks it accommodates is bigger. These benefits are not small—typing on this tray is a joy compared to a shakier track-mounted [...]
Any decent keyboard tray fixes two common ergonomic woes. Wrist extension (bending the wrists too far back toward the forearm) and elbow flexion (holding the elbows at too sharp an angle). Negative tilt helps with the former, while vertical height adjustment helps with the latter.
ISE’s Leader keyboard tray passes both requirements with flying colors. While the industry standard for negative tilt is 15º, the Leader goes the extra mile (well, 5º) and can be adjusted to negative 20º of tilt. This seemingly minor fix can do wonders for your wrists, as a few extra degrees allow a typist to keep his or her hands in a comfortable, neutral position.
The Leader also shines [...]
Turns out there’s more to an active workstation than a standing desk or an office treadmill. Getting out of your chair is a great first step, but you want to make sure your arms and hands don’t wind up paying the price. Typing ergonomics might seem complex at first, but they’re actually quite simple, and incredibly important. Give some thought as to how much time you spend typing in a workday. For the average American computer worker it equates to somewhere between 300,000 and 1.4 million keystrokes a year. So, don’t underestimate the importance of typing equipment, you’ll be [...]