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Brian

Goldtouch has moved to address some of these problems with portable versions of their standalone keyboard and laptop stand. They won't do much good for rolling around the house, but they can easily be slipped into a bag to give you an ergo fix when you're out with the laptop at a Starbucks or something.

Ola

I can say for sure that my issues started out when I used a laptop (without extra monitor, keyboard or mouse) for all my computer needs.

Nowadays I almost never use a laptop.

John

I've always said laptops are the work of the devil. When it comes to RSI. Unless they're used with a docking station, which is entirely different. They break every single rule of ergonmoics. I onlyhave to look at a laptop and I'll be in a lot of pain. I shudder to think that they are the default computer in many schools, generations of RSI sufferers in the making.

Francois

You should more focuse on the touchpad/trackpad which is one of the worst things for accessibility, among ergonomics.

Steve

This is how I cope with my anti-ergonomic laptop: For most of the day my laptop sits on a pedestal, placing the screen at a nice distance and height, and then I connect a separate keyboard. When I need to go somewhere I just undock. I get the same comfort as with a traditional computer yet retain some portability--best of both worlds. Somehow this issue doesn't get more attention. I got the idea for my set-up from www.computingcomfort.org, which seems savvy about these sorts of issues.

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I can say for sure that my issues started out when I used a laptop without extra monitor, keyboard or mouse for all my computer needs.

Nowadays I almost never use a laptop.

Sharon Stevens

Laptops are made so that one can take it anywhere & work in any posture or position. Ergonomic chairs & tables make it very systematic & comfortable way to work.

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