Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Organized your desk with accessories:

Office accessories may seem insignificant and a waste of money but they can make a huge impact not only on how your space looks, but also on how well you work. Most of us dream for an organized desk; here are some ideas on how to use office accessories to help you achieve that dream.

First and foremost get your computer layout right
Your monitor should be in front of you at eye-level and about 20-inches from your body. While a monitor itself isn't easily adjustable, their are many solutions for this. Check out Ergotech's monitor arm solutions to help you achieve this ergonomic position.

After you have that focal point of your desk set, you can start with the accessories.

Paper Sorters and Organizers
Does your desk fall victim to paper clutter without you realizing it? Paper sorters and organizers are extremely helpful and come in so many different shapes and colors you’ll have no problem finding one that matches the aesthetics of your desk. You can go a step further and add a couple and designate it for a different set of papers.

Desk Pads
A desk pad can not only help protect the surface of your desk but it can also serve as a place to write your tasks on.

Lamps
If you have a personal office, you have more of a choice of how to light your desk. Having a well-lit desk helps you to avoid eye strain. An adjustable task light is perfect. It will be hard to keep your desk organized if you can’t see the mess!

Pencil/Pen Holders
This one is simple. A cup, a mason jar, pretty much anything that can keep your writing implements from being scattered around your desk.

Wire Organizer
Organize electrical cords with zip ties or cord clips, this will help keep them out of the way. You can also get wire tubing if you want the cords hidden as well.

Have a trash can within reach
Keep a trash within reach so you can easily toss trash away instead of letting it pile up on your desk and forgotten about.


A good practice is to schedule regular cleaning time. Take 5 minutes at the end of your day to clean it before you leave it.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

VersaStand for iPad

Available while supplies last for ONLY $24.99

The patented VersaStand for iPad is a one-of-a-kind folding aluminum tablet desk stand that is compatible with the iPad 2, 3 and 4. With your iPad attached, the Desk Stand fits perfectly on a desk next to a laptop or desktop set up and its sleek silver finish will keep your workstation looking professional.








It comes with a rubberized hard case, which provides a comfortable non-slip grip (Smart cover compatible) and attaches directly to the stand. Made with industrial strength aluminum, the VersaStand is lightweight and high-quality for constant performance and usage.

The VersaStand fully extended is 9.5 inches tall with a maximum leg width of 11 inches. The ability for the VersaStand to fold almost flat allows for easy transport while traveling.

The three fully articulating movement points are sturdy enough to keep your tablet wobble-free in all positions. This also allows for a fluid 360 degree rotation of your tablet which enables you to effortlessly switch between portrait and landscape and for your iPad screen to be viewed at optimal, ergonomic and glare-free angles.

Perfect for students, business professionals, healthcare professionals and really anyone who owns an iPad. Try it out to read recipes and listen to music while cooking in the kitchen!

Connecting your iPad to the VersaStand takes just seconds thanks to its quick connect interface. All you have to do it simply place your iPad into the rubberized hard case and snap it into the stand with ease! Then you can watch as your iPad becomes the most versatile gadget you own while the VersaStand increases your ability to utilize your iPad in multiple environments.


Thursday, June 30, 2016

320 Single 1-Link Arm is on SALE!

The 320 Single 1-Link Arm is an affordable articulating arm that delivers a powerful solution for your mounting needs! It is ON SALE for only $49.99 (original price: $69.99)
Check out some of the features that make the 320 Single 1-Link Arm the perfect 
mounting solution for you

• Easily adjust the monitor height and position with just a fingertip.
• Boosts an outstanding 14” of height adjustment allowing for easy and reliable monitor movement.
• Built-in spring tension gauge enables various monitor sizes and weights ranging from 0-25lbs.
• Polished aluminum construction offers greater durability and enhanced aesthetics with a silver      finish.
• Allows for 360 degrees of monitor rotation, 180 degrees of pan and a tilt range of -40/ +90. This incredible variety of monitor movement allows for the you to choose the very best ergonomic position for them.
• Choose how to mount depending on your workspace. One of the most unique features is the fact that it comes with both a desk clamp and grommet mount all in one, allowing it to convert based on your setup.
• Occupies just 5 inches of space.
• VESA compatible: 75mm and 100mm
• 5 year warranty
• Integrated cable management system


Get yours today for only $49.99!

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Friday, June 17, 2016

BIG Summer Sale

What better way to celebrate summer than with great deals?

Ergotech is running a month long SUMMER SALE! Grab yours today! (Sale ends July 17th, 2016)





ON SALE! for only $49.99


The TV Display Mount is ideal for homes, conference centers, stores, public areas, restaurants and basically anywhere you want to mount a large format display.

It accommodates any flat panel display up to 198 lbs. This expandable mount tucks discretely out of view behind the display but also allows the monitors to be titled downwards up to -15 degrees for improved viewing angles. The system includes has an integrated level as well as cable management and mounts to drywall (studs) as well as concrete surfaces. 












ON SALE! for only $49.99

The 320 series is an affordable articulating arm that delivers a powerful solution for your mounting needs. One of the most unique features is that it comes with both a desk camp and a grommet mount all in one, allowing it to easily convert based on your work space set up! You can easily adjust the monitor height and position with just the touch of your fingers. The built-in spring tension gauge enables various monitor sizes and weights ranging from 0 - 25 lbs. The polished construction offers greater durability and enhanced aesthetics.









ON SALE! for only $159.99 (Stand Stand Model Only)



Made of steel and aluminum construction, the Triple Monitor Desk Stand with Telescoping Wings is equipped with our patented Quick Release Pivot for an easy, instant set up and adjustment. The telescoping wings give you an extra 5 inches on each side of the arm, allowing you to mount three 27" monitors. The height adjustable pivots allow you to perfectly tile the monitors across your own custom viewing angels and allows for a wide range of tilts.






Versa Stand for iPad

Available while supplies last for ONLY $24.99

The patented VersaStand for iPad is a one-of-a-kind folding aluminum tablet desk stand that is compatible with the iPad 2, 3 and 4. It comes with a rubberized hard case (Smart cover compatible) and attaches directly to the stand. Made with industrial strength aluminum which allows the VersaStand to remain lightweight but high-quality for constant performance and usage. The ability for the VersaStand to fold almost flat allows for easy transport while traveling. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Train Your Brain: How to stay focused at work

You start your day focused, ready to tackle your day one task at a time. Suddenly something comes up and without giving a thought to how pressing the distraction is you veer off course. Five minutes, ten minutes, an hour later you have no idea where you left off and you can’t focus on what you were doing before that distraction. Unfortunately this all too common in the workplace today, one small distraction veers you off course and you can’t focus again for the rest of the day.  Check out a list of easy things you can do to help you train your brain and stay focused at work all day.
  •    Utilize your headphones.
    • Music is very useful in helping you drown out distracting noises, whether it’s the printer always printing or a loud phone conversation behind you. Make sure that what you are listening to is appropriate for the task at hand. For example, an intensely detailed podcast might not be the right choice when you are working on a project that demands your full attention. Check out this article on what type of music you should listen to depending on the task at hand.

  • Stay away from social networking (unless it’s your job).
    • Checking Facebook leads to a trending topic on Twitter which leads to liking an Instagram photo and discovering a new restaurant in your area, which is great but not great for your work focus. While breaks are important, unscheduled Internet breaks can keep you from getting into the “flow” of work. Even quick surfing as a reward for completing that time consuming task will snap you out of your most productive periods, which can be hard to restart.

  • Keep your email habits in check.
    • While emails are the main mode of communication between co-workers and clients today, emails are also a productivity killer. With access to emails on your computer, phone and tablet, it's all too easy to keep checking for new messages every five minutes. Doing so can mean you spend all day reading and writing emails instead of focusing on your to-do list. Force yourself to check emails at certain times throughout the day. 

  • Establish a routine.
    • A lot of people may tell you to put your hardest tasks first as you have energy in the morning and are normally more drained as the day goes on. But everyone works differently so find your own groove whether that is small tasks first thing in the morning to get yourself into motivated or putting the tasks you dread first to get them out of the way. Whatever works for you is your perfect routine.

  • Work in Blocks.
    • Most people have a limited stretch of time they can focus during a day. Eventually a break is needed. A common technique is working for 60 to 90 minutes then stopping for a quick break. This break only needs to be a few minutes; take a walk, use the restroom, fill up your water bottle or walk outside and get some fresh air. Whatever you choose to do, let your brain rest and take a true break (no quickly checking emails or surfing social media). After a couple minutes get back to work feeling refreshed and ready for another 60-90 minutes.

  • Prioritize tasks
    • You can separate your to-do list into three lists: things to do that day, things to do the next day, and things to do that week. If you finish the tasks for that day but have some time left over, you can move on to the next set of tasks.

  • Declutter your work space
    • Files, drawers and mailboxes are extremely helpful storage solutions to keep the papers off your main work area and neatly filed for later use. Using the last five minutes of your day to tidy up your desk helps you start the next day with a clean slate.

  • Snack and stay hydrated.
    •  A growling stomach can often be more of a distraction then the noises of a bustling office.  If you job allows it, try eating three small meals while at work instead of a large lunch and always keep a water bottle within arm’s reach. Refilling your bottle is also a great excuse to get up and take a quick walk to stretch your legs. 

  • Get comfortable by choosing the right workstation for your needs.
    •  Do you often find that you just don’t have enough room on your desk to complete your work? Monitors can take up a lot of valuable desk space but the Freedom Arm and 7Flex series easily fixes that problem for you. These stylish articulating arms suspend your flat panel monitor above your work surface and simple move to where you need them leaving you to utilize that previously occupied desk space.



7Flex

Freedom Arm 

                                                                        
    • Do you work long hours at a desk and leave work with a sore neck and stiff back? The One-Touch Sit-Stand system can help you get out of that sitting all day funk. The One-Touch is an electric powered sit-stand workstation that retrofits to your existing desk. It can be quickly adjusted to your desired height giving you the ability to easily go from sitting to standing throughout your work day.


One Touch

    • Do you utilize a tablet that you need to easily get up and go with? Try the Tablik, a height adjustable articulating tablet arm that clamps to a desk or suspends about your monitor. It is easily positioned for comfortable viewing or typing; the best part is the universal desk mount works with all tablets and tablet cases!    

Tablik
      Try out some or all of these tips and connect with us on social media to let us know if they worked for you and improved your focus! 

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Is wearable technology at work the secret ingredient?

From FitBit to Jawbone to the Apple Watch and many more devices, wearable technology has really taken off in the past years. But does it have a place in an office setting?

First let’s go over what I mean by wearable technology: I am referring to an activity tracker. It’s works by slipping a sensor into your pocket, around your wrist, worn as a necklace or clipped onto your clothing. It will track your steps, distance traveled, calories burned and depending on the brand, your sleep patterns. The tracker then uploads that information online or to an app, giving you the opportunity to track your progress over time.



How would that fit into the workplace?

STEPS
Did you know the average office worker walks 1,000 – 3,000 steps a day when the surgeon general recommends 10,000 a day? 10,000 steps may seem like a lot (for an average person it’s about 5 miles or if you’re on the short side like me, only about 4 miles) but if you start slow you’ll get there.

Try setting your daily step count goal to 3,000 and after you hit your goal increase it by 500 steps a week until you teach 10,000.

Do you love competition? Find out who else has an activity tracker in your office and set up a step challenge. Who can get the most steps in a day or a week, the loser buys coffee. It’s a great way to motive yourself and also have a buddy to step it up with.

SLEEP
Do you find yourself waking up still tired every day? Many of the trackers come with a sleep tracking function as well as a silent alarm. This tracking function records when you go to bed, when you fall asleep, light sleep vs deep sleep as well as your pattern of waking up throughout the night. You can wear your tracker to bed and using the alarm clock feature, have it buzz you awake in the morning with a gentle vibration. It feels far less intrusive than an alarm clock and I noticed I felt more refreshed when waking up.

A simple way to utilize this data is to structure your day around how much sleep you got the night before. You can work on the more brainpower-heavy projects on days you are more rested.

Here are a couple other things to do with your wearable tech if it has a reminder alarm feature:
·         Set an alarm so your tracker vibrates after a certain amount of time of inactivity and get up and do a lap around the office
o    I have mine set to alert me between the hours of 9-5 (even on the weekends) if I am sedentary for longer than an hour. I am beginning to instinctively recognize when I have been sitting to long and use my sit-stand desk to stand up and get my blood flowing.
o   Set a reminder to drink water (this will also help you get up every hour with a walk to the water cooler)
Set a reminder an hour before you plan to leave the office and use that as your wrap up hour

How to get those extra steps after you leave the office:
  • Take a walk with your spouse, child, or friend
  • Walk the dog
  • Use the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Park farther from the store
  • Get up to change the channel
  • Window shop
  • Walk over to visit a neighbor
  • Get outside to walk around the garden or do a little weeding
The rewards of hitting your step or sleep goals every day, no matter how insignificant it seems, adds a powerful element of positive reinforcement toward simply staying active, which is especially important when you’re building healthy habits.

Let your wearable technology encourage you to move and let the One-Touch Sit-Stand desk help you get up and move!

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

What's all the buzz about an ergonomic office?

What actually is Ergonomics? Simply put Ergonomics is the study of how a person works.

Who should be seeking out ergonomic office options? Everyone who is concerned about how they or their employees perform and feel.

Not sure how to go about achieving an ergonomic office? That’s where Ergotech comes in.

Why choose Ergotech:
Ergotech’s monitor mounting solutions are designed with how a person works in mind and ultimately what their needs are. They are designed to make the workplace more comfortable and more functional which in turn makes a person more productive.

Work smarter not harder.
Ergotech’s solutions help a person work smarter not harder. They are easily adjustable so the user can effortlessly change positions as the workday stiffness sets in.  When a person becomes tired but doesn’t have the option of changing positions, that tiredness doesn’t go away and productivity decreases. From Freedom Arms to One-Touch Sit-Stands, Ergotech’s solutions provide the freedom for a person to move positions while continuing to work throughout the day.

What Ergotech products are right for you?
Ergotech has a range of different products for a range of different tasks.

The Freedom Arm allow for a person to achieve the optimum ergonomic viewing angles that allow for a person to work for a longer time period without that workday stiffness setting in. They also free up desk space!

The One-Touch Sit-Stands are electric powered sit-stand workstations that retrofit to your existing desk! The One-Touch provides custom height adjustment and is available with monitor mounting or free standing base options. The electric button feature allows for seamless transition from sitting to standing while still maintaining the sturdy work environment.

     The best part…Freedom Arm and One-Touch both have integrated cable
     management system to help you steer clear of that cord cluttered desk!

The 100 Series Monitor Mounts are the only monitor desk stands that come standard with a LIFETIME WARRANTY. They are not only a great value but they are extremely durable as they are composed of industrial strength steel and aluminum but still ensures lightweight stability. You can expand your setup from 1 to 6 monitors! 



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