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5 Reasons to Use a Keyboard Tray

by Claire S on July 27, 2013

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Humanscale 900 Keyboard Tray

Humanscale 900 Keyboard Tray

Keyboard trays may not be the first thing you think about when it comes to ergonomic accessories to help you work safely, but let me tell you, they are the dark horse of workplace wellness. Coming up from the under surface of your desk, they will help you revolutionize your position as you work throughout the day. Check out our reasons for encouraging customers to consider a keyboard tray addition to their office:

1. Adjustability: With non-adjustable, traditional desks, you do not get to configure at what angle you position your arms as you work. With a keyboard tray, you can slide, angle, and position so that your typing and mousing surface is more comfortable and so you don’t have to bend forward to reach your keyboard tray and mouse.

2. Proper positioning: A keyboard tray allows you to position your mouse and keyboard in the “neutral reach zone,” and if you are seated, this is usually right above your lap, so that your arms and hands will rest at a comfortable angle while you sit and type. This is important because …

3. Protect yourself from pain and injury: Placing your keyboard and mouse at an uncomfortable height or angle can cause all kinds of pain and soreness issues that can stay with you for the rest of your life. Keyboard trays help stave off carpel tunnel and other pressure point injuries in your arms and hands.

4. They’re great when standing: When standing, you can change your personal preferences to adjust to that change in positions.

5. Work more efficiently: You will be able to work faster and more efficiently if you aren’t reaching awkwardly, or uncomfortable while you work!

Keyboard trays may seem a little intimidating and difficult to choose. But have no fear, we can help you with the process! Check out our keyboard selector service on our website, and you can also read this post on our blog, written specifically to help you pick the right keyboard tray for you. To get started looking at options, you can review our keyboard tray section on our website and check out our helpful ergonomic keyboard tray video.

You can find these and other fantastic ergonomic accessories at TheHumanSolution.com.

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Claire S

Claire is a sales person and content writer, and is grateful to THS for taking her on a life-changing journey from paralyzing fear of falling off her treadmill, to walking while writing with confidence and ease. Claire has a background in art history, and she enjoys making up large pretentious words to talk about ergonomic furniture. She also enjoys not slouching or hunching anymore, due to a wonderful set-up at the office. In her free time, she volunteers in the field of domestic violence services, listens to independent hip hop, and cooks things that look kind of gross but taste delicious.

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