I know, I know, it's only September, but some of the stores I've visited lately already have Christmas stuff up. So that got me thinking, if you're going to give a computer-related gift anyway, why not choose something that encourages healthy computing habits? I know, that sounds like a cheesy gift. But, believe it or not, there are some pretty sleek cool toys that fall under the realm of ergonomic computer accessories.
Here are a few "ergonomic" gift ideas (they're the kind of things I would like to receive--hm, maybe I should send this entry to family members):
Fingerworks iGesture Pad -- If I ever give up my Touchstream Keyboard, I will definitely be grabbing one of these. It's a mouse replacement that let's you do all the normal mouse stuff just by moving your fingers around the surface and tapping lightly to "click".
Herman Miller Ergonomic Chairs -- I love my Herman Miller Ergonomic Chair and highly recommend them for anybody who spends more than a couple hours a day at the computer. They look cool, too.;)
Shiatsu Back Massager -- In my fantasy world, I'd have one of those $3,000 reclining massage chairs, but I tried one of these out at Bed, Bath, and Beyond the other day, and it actually did kneed my back muscles and feel good--nice for someone who sits all day.
And here are a couple gift ideas from the under $50 category:
Eclipse Computer Light -- Good lights made specifically for use with your computer can both light up your office area and reduce glare on the monitor.
iCurve Invisible Laptop Stand -- A laptop stand that looks sleek instead of clunky. A laptop stand can be a good choice to get your monitor's screen up to eye level, though you'll want to use with an attached keyboard.
And for the final ergonomic toy that I wish would fall off the truck in front of my house... The MyPCE workstation, a complete computing environment, starting at a measly $2,500. If anyone would like to, ahem, donate one to this worthy blog, I'll tell you where to send it... ;)