Have you already done all your research and found the cheap height adjustable desk that met all your needs? Or are you still considering the health benefits of a standing desk? No matter where you are in the process of upgrading to a more ergonomic workstation, you’ll want to consider some accessories to go along with your new sit-to-stand desk.
When you buy ergonomic products, you want high-quality items that will help prevent injuries, fit your budget, and are built to last. Improving workplace ergonomics can help you improve your posture, which can reduce fatigue, stiffness, and soreness. You can give your entire workstation an ergonomic makeover with just a few products.
A cheap height adjustable desk is just the first part of the ergonomic workstation puzzle. You’ll also want to be able to place your monitor at the ideal height while sitting or standing. The center of your computer monitor should be placed where the center of the screen is at eye height, no matter whether you’re sitting or standing. At Uncaged Ergonomics, we offer a variety of monitor risers that enable you to position your monitor right where you need it to be. Our LIFT monitor stand is ideal for use with a height adjustable standing desk. Other models can also be used as laptop stands, and we also offer two standing desk conversion models that help you keep your monitor at the ideal height.
Another important accessory is an adjustable keyboard tray. Mounted under the desk, a keyboard tray allows you to position your keyboard at the ideal height for typing: at elbow height for both sitting and standing. Your arms should be in a neutral position, your elbows should be bent at about a 90-degree angle, and your wrists should remain as straight as possible while you type. You shouldn’t have to reach out or extend your arms to use your keyboard or mouse.
The best adjustable keyboard tray will have a separate mousing platform so that you can keep your mouse on a level surface while your keyboard is tilted to the best wrist position—a negative tilt, with the top of the keyboard tilting downward. Additionally, a keyboard tray will help you position your keyboard and mouse at the right height whether you’re standing or sitting.
There are plenty of other helpful accessories for a standing desk, including channels or grommets, that help with cable management, add-on drawers to help keep your work surface from getting cluttered, built-in or coordinating pen and pencil holders, and more. You may also want to consider an under-desk CPU holder that allows you to mount your desktop computer right under the surface of your desk.
No matter which accessories you choose for your standing desk, you’ll be helping to improve your workplace ergonomics. Over time, your body will thank you.