Years ago, I’d have regularly scheduled massage appointments to relieve the stress in my shoulders and upper back. A result of hunching over the laptop all day. Then, I compared the ongoing price of massage to a big external monitor. The monitor was a bargain.
Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been noticing the hunching and shoulder pain returning. I sat up and looked straight at my monitor.
Well – straight over my monitor.
Sitting straight up, my line of sight was right over the top of the monitor.
My next stop was Amazon – where I picked up a Ergotron LX LCD Arm and an adapter.
It took about 20 minutes to setup and – what a difference it makes. It already feels easier to think.
As a fantastic side-effect, it really helps clean off the desk.
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Monitor arms are one of the best changes I made to my workspace setups in the last few years. I have a hard time with “normal” monitor setups now.
For reference, what size monitor is that in the picture? I think I may benefit from one of these monitor arms.
It’s a 23″ Apple Cinema HD. Both the arm and the adapter kit will also work w/ the 30″ monitor.
Thank you for sharing Garrick. I just ordered the same setup to try at the office. I’ve been working through a lot of upper back pain and I feel it has to do with ergonomics. Hopefully this will help out.
I got things setup today and put some photos in a post on my site. I like it a lot. Thanks for the recommendation Garrick!
Garrick, was just reminded of this post. Gotta ask: is that a Henge Dock you’re using? If so, any thoughts on it, pro/con?
Tom – yes it is – and I can highly recommend it.
It does take a little finagling to get the cords set up. Once set up – it’s so much easier to un/dock than having to un/plug a bunch of cords.
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