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Top 5 Workstation Accessories to Really Make Your Coworkers Jealous

by Will M on March 25, 2013

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Multiple Monitor Workstation


The web design blog WDL featured a piece titled A Showcase of Workstations That’ll Make You Jealous that’s been getting some attention lately. Since the blog is primarily written for web designers, much of the focus was on multiple monitors. And I mean multiple monitors. So many monitors you wonder if these people are actually getting any work done on those things or if it’s all just for show.

Here at the Human Solution, we have a multitude of workstation components (multiple monitor arms included!) that would really make your coworkers jealous. If you outfit your workspace with our Top 5 Workstation Accessories, they’ll think they’ve walked into some sort of futuristic wonderland where people actually enjoy going to work! Or that you’ve cozied up to corporate and they’ve lavished you with the kind of workstation only a CEO would have. These additions are surprisingly affordable, though, and they not only look cool but will have you feeling a lot more comfortable and healthier at work.

1.  Height Adjustable Desk – We’ve been telling you this for years, how periodically standing will greatly improve your life, and may even fight off an early death. But pushing a button and making your desk go up and down looks really cool too! If you don’t do it for the proven health benefits, then do it to make the whole office go “What’s that?” when the gentle hum of your electric standing desk peaks their curiosity.

This adjustable height desks features a real cedar wood top.

2. Real Wood Desktop – You’re starting to see sit-to-stand desks more and more, but for most of them the desktop itself is a functional afterthought. Make the guy next to you who already has his own height adjustable desk jealous of yours by adding a real wood top.

3. Desk Treadmill or Bike – While the rest of your coworkers are struggling at the end of the day to finish up in order to rush to the gym, bring the gym to you by adding a workstation treadmill or bike. Using one at a deliberate pace will still allow you to get your work done and burn calories in the process. Why get a gym membership when you can work out on the company dime?

Humanscale Horizon Task Light

A simple task light like the Humanscale Horizon can make you the envy of those around you. Yes, they will be envious of a light.

4. LED Task Light – Task lights like the Humanscale Horizon have an incredibly long lifespan, save energy, and provide adjustable, spot-specific illumination for desktop tasks. But it’s the streamlined, modern design that will really stand out. I suggest leaving it on at night when the office is closed (its nightlight capabilities use just a single watt). Whoever opens up the next day will be naturally drawn to your seemingly wasteful act while simultaneously being super envious of its source.

5. Multiple Monitor Arms – Yeah, I admit they are pretty cool. I don’t know who needs as many as are displayed in the photo above, but an adjustable mount for your necessary multiple monitor setup clears up desk space (making it easier to see your real wood desktop and your neato task light) and puts your monitor at the proper level to prevent strain as well. Multiple monitor solutions can give you up to an eight monitor setup and still have individual adjustability for every monitor, including portrait to landscape. Feel free to turn your modest accountant’s desk into NASA mission control and make all those fancy web designers with their multiple monitor jealous of your station.

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Will Moore has been with The Human Solution since 2011, and currently resides in Austin, Texas, with his lovely wife Angie and their terriers Eli and Hannah. When not writing about or selling ergonomic furniture, he’s usually catching a live music show or watching a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse. He enjoys bacon, Pearl Jam, and sitting in a Steelcase Amia Chair when not using his desk’s standing capabilities (ah, the perks of working at THS). He is responsible for spearheading the very popular Music Friday at THS, in which a theme is picked and everyone plays a song in turn, culminating in the entire office ceremonially playing “Who Let the Dogs Out,” no matter what the theme, every Friday at 6 pm when we close.

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