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… 😉