Happy Holidays from the SitBetter Team!
Sitbetter wants to take time to wish you and your family a Happy Holidays and safe traveling over the next week! We will be taking a short break from blogging until December 29th in order to celebrate the season with our family and friends and honestly, I will probably be in a food coma until then. With 2009 coming to an end there is a lot to look forward to come 2010. Next week we will begin by recapping the top ten best chairs of the year according to Sitbetter, as well as give a sneak peak of our New Year, New Chair Contest which is set to begin January 4th at 8:00 a.m. PST. We are also eagerly anticipating the release of the Humanscale Diffrient World Chair, which has a mid-January release date. A lot to look forward to coming up, so stay tuned and keep coming back for me!
Our Thanksgiving “Tell us why you’d be thankful for a new chair” contest came to an end last week just in time for the holidays. With over 60 heartfelt and compelling entries to choose from, the judging panel had their work cut out for them, making it very difficult to choose just one winner. After a long deliberation and cutting down the potential winners to a top 5, our decision was finally reached. We chose to award Shirley, entry number 22, as the official winner of our contest!
22. Shirley: After 74 years of wear and tear my old vertebra needs all the help and support it can get. Have lugged around 4 children, 4 grandbabies, worked as a nurse helping patients do their things, and for the past ten years since going online, have used a variety of chairs none of which did my back much good so would love to try your ergonomic chair. My back would be eternally grateful I am sure.
Congratulations to Shirley for having the best entry out of 65 other entries! We also appreciate your creativity by including a picture of yourself. Shirley will be receiving an Ergonomic Ball Chair as her prize in the contest, hopefully giving her back the comfort it deserves. You can read the rest of the contest entries by clicking here.
Thank you to all our other contest entrants as well, all stories were very interesting to read and I wish we could have 65 winners instead of one! Look out for our next big contest coming in the beginning of January where we will be giving away yet another office chair. Wonder what kind of chair we will be giving away this time?
Feel like Christmas and the holidays always seem to sneak up on you at the last minute? One minute you are enjoying the summer sunshine and the next it seems to fast forward to Christmas. Instead of worrying about the hassle of making your way through the crowded aisles of the mall or camping out on the street before the big sale, Sitbetter has created our very own holiday gift guide for the 2009 season. The best part of all is you can get all your shopping done while sitting on your computer in your pajamas! So take a look at some of our top picks for our holiday gifts under $200.
The Kore™ Stool allows the user to flex side to side and front to back – with its patented anti-tip system and gently rounded ergonomic base, the stool allows you to move and flex without falling or leaving your seat.
The Kore™ Stool is great for exercising your legs, back, and abdominal muscles, while also relieving and preventing soreness and stiffness!
Good posture and core strength are the best insurance against back injury – the Evolution Exercise Ball Chair embodies those principles. While use of the Evolution Ball Chair began with dentists, the benefits are obvious for anyone looking for core improvement. Either by simply sitting correctly, or by taking time to do simple exercises throughout the day, the Evolution Ball Chair has helped lower pain sufferers in all offices!
Contoured lumbar supports have all the benefits of the regular lumbar supports, with a contour shape to hug the back. All the lumbar supports include an adjustable strap for easy attachment to user’s chair or car seat.
The Jobri A6005 Premium Molded Foam Lumbar Support is one of Jobri’s most popular lumbar support with contoured molded polyurethane foam. Strap allows unit to be secured around any chair or car seat.
Price: Starting at $28-$119
The (VL441) high back executive office chair comes with contoured arms, tailored padded back designed for lumbar support, seat height adjustablility, tilt tension and lock control, and a sturdy black frame.
The chair is also quick and easy to assemble. Plus a 5 year warranty. You also have a choice between four different color options to customize the chair for your liking.
The Advantage Series Ergonomic Mesh Chair provides complete ergonomics with 4 way adjustable lumbar and padded, 4 way adjustable adjustable arms, breathable Mesh; 2:1 syncro tilt knee tilt infinite locking mechanism, satin nickel base with footguards and smooth roll casters.
Chair offers great lumbar support that is very adjustable and firm. The S contour shaped back pushes on your lumbar providing you with back support.
Available in blue and burgundy, the Advantage Series is great all around office chair. Get the comfort advantage with the Advantage Series!
The C15 is the perfect mesh back tasking or conference chair – with features like the 2:1 Mid tilt infinite locking mechanism, an aluminum accented back and arms, breathable Mesh back and adjustable lumbar support, on top of the chrome alloy base and height adjustable arms.
A comfortable chair for any purpose, that brings you the stylish freshness of mesh and a modern feel with value!
Available in four different colors: red, black, gray, and blue.
Great chair for a great price!
Sleek and Stylish Personal task lights are an important part of any workstation. Whether they are for use on the desk-top or under the cabinet, proper lighting is a must for any workstation user.
See work in a whole new light. This task light is energy efficient and most importantly, allow the user to see full spectrum color.
The ESI ACPD01 Pencil Drawer provides ample storage space under the desk. The duarble 16″ ball bearing glides allow the 2″ slim molded tray to slide under the desktop and out of site. The “L” brackets make installation simple and easy.
Anji Mountain Bamboo Rug Co.’s® “Natural” and “Dark Cherry” Bamboo Roll-Up Office Chair Mats meld beauty, style and function to create an alternative to the bland, utilitarian vinyl chair mat. There is no product like this in the marketplace!
These Bamboo Roll-Up Office Chair Mats are incredibly durable and will add an elegant touch to any office or home office setting.
You see, the globe included with the Levitron Revolution World Stageopens up, and you can remove the magnetic platform inside. This platform can then be levitated by itself. But that’s not all! It can support up to 3 oz of additional weight, which means you can put whatever you want on top to float too!
These sheets are nearly identical to a standard Post-It® Note, except that the Jumbo StickIt sheets are 36 times larger! Just like a standard Post-It® Note, there is a band along the top of the note that is sticky.
Ensure your messages receive the attention they deserve with these outrageously oversized sticky notes. Could also be used as a gag gift for those of you that enjoy putting a little bit of humor in people’s days.
Feel like Christmas and the holidays always seem to sneak up on you at the last minute? One minute you are enjoying the summer sunshine and the next it seems to fast forward to Christmas. Instead of worrying about the hassle of making your way through the crowded aisles of the mall or camping out on the street before the big sale, Sitbetter has created our very own eco-friendly holiday gift guide for the 2009 season. The best part of all is you can get all your shopping done while sitting on your computer in your pajamas! So take a look at some of our top picks for our holiday gift guide for the eco-friendly office. Don’t forget that all of our green products are made of 95% or more recyclable materials!
Breathable mesh synchro-tilt backrest, molded foam waterfall seat are combined with adjustability for out of this world comfort and state of the art control.
Available in five fun colors: blue, green, orange, red, and black. Includes height and width adjustable arms, pneumatic height adjustments, comfort, and a modern design.
Comfortable enough to sit in for more than 8 hours, and like all other eco-friendly chairs is made up of 95% recyclable materials!
Satoo offers both design and comfort. With its internal back height adjustment and back angle lock, it provides flexibility to create the ideal ergonomic fit for most individuals.
What’s more, it is ready to ship in 72 hours! Also available in a high back option.
The Satoo comes complete with height adjustable arms, seat height adjustable, back height adjustable, basic tilt with back angle, and tilt tension and lock control.
The Atri can hold up to 350 pounds, comes with a 5 star nylon base, has pneumatic gas lift, adjustable tension control, and a tilt lock swivel mechanism. It also comes in either black leather or magenta depending on preference.
Not only is this chair comfortable enough to sit in for a full day of work, it is also greenguard certified meaning that it is made of 95% recyclable materials.
With a plethora of available options to go along with many standard ergonomic features, the geoCentric Series by Ergocentric combines all these features in an attractive and fully adjustable chair to provide a premier ergonomic seating solution.
A unique feature on the geoCentric Series is the wing curvature of the back, which hugs the user’s back for more ergonomic comfort. The extra high back is ideal for tall users and/or users with neck pain.
The Geocentric comes complete with: 5″ Patented back height adjustment system, fully upholstered dual curve backrest, dual density molded polyurethane foam, eight ply hardwood seat structure, infinite lock free float seat pan, syncro 2:1 recline ratio, and adjustable spring tension.
A great chair for tasking or managerial work, the headrest option allows for maximum ergonomic options within a simple yet comfortable design. The simplicity of design and function makes the ergonomic chair an effective performer.
Features include: Enersorb foam for maximum comfort and reduced fatigue, smooth syncro mechanism, contoured back with Ablex Mesh for lumbar support and maximum airflow, black nylon base and frame, and a neat storage caddy behind the back.
By minimizing the need for manual controls, Freedom maximizes natural, spontaneous movement, which is essential for a healthy body and a comfortable day’s work. Freedom’s many features can be enjoyed with virtually no effort.
Humanscale’s Liberty and Freedom chairs contain 54%-85% recycled content roughly 50% more recycled content than most competing chairs and are made predominately of 100% recycled and recyclable aluminum. Specifically designed to weigh less and use fewer parts and manufacturing processes than similar designs in the same class, all Humanscale products can help projects earn valuable points toward LEED-CI Certification.
Features: Comes in black with a chrome finish frame, has adjustable tilt, massage rollers, and has a sturdy design.
One additional benefit to a footrest is for people who are not tall, allows them to rest their feet comfortably, relieving stress on the back of the knees and actually allowing them to use the whole of the chair.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of all: this footrest is extremely ergonomic!
With the basic 2G mechanism that combines independent height and tilt adjustment with unmatched stability, along with a swivel mouse system with your option of right side or dual side swivel mouse pad, the 2G Swivel mouse system creates an unparalleled ergonomic typing system at a very nice price. Works for both right and left hand users
SimpleTech’s resource-conscious R500U 500GB Turbo USB 2.0 External Hard Drive takes eco-friendly to the next level with a host of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and high-performance features. Featuring an elegant case made from naturally grown bamboo and recycled aluminum, the [re]drive offers a fast, reliable, and green way to save and transport your files, music, and photos.
Side panels crafted from renewable, naturally grown bamboo and a durable case made of recycled aluminum come together in a unique, stylish design that helps keep the [re]drive cool without the use of a fan. This saves energy and ensures that the drive will be a quiet, unobtrusive addition to your work station. Other energy-saving features include a low-power hard drive, an auto-sensing power feature that turns the drive on and off with your computer, and an Energy Star certified AC power adapter.
The Voltaic Messenger features a ruggedly reinforced and padded chassis designed to carry and protect a notebook computer and its associated components, as well as a full compliment of other digital devices. Each Voltaic bag includes a set of 11 adaptors for interfacing with the most popular cell phones and digital devices. A full range of optional adaptors for nearly any electronic device is available here. Securely embedded in an exterior panel of each bag are 3 lightweight, tough and waterproof photo-voltaic (solar) panels which are arrayed to generate up to 4 full watts of power. An internal Li-Ion battery pack stores the power generated by the panels, so it’s available when you need it – not just when the Sun is shining.
Bedol Water Powered Clock. Don’t be fooled by the fun look of this clock. It has a serious side, too. It can actually help save the planet. Powered by a splash of water and a dash of salt, it keeps perfect time with no batteries. Sounds like magic, but its just simple science. Electrodes harvest energy from the water.
A clock that improves the environment inside and out. We also recommend that cut a lemon in half and squeeze some lemon juice into the water tank. This procedure will enhance the power generated by the clock and make it work more efficiently.