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Holiday Gift Guide for the Eco-Friendly Office

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!

Eurotech Apollo Series is seating with a mission.

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!

Price: $239

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With its sleek design, straightforward adjustments and speedy delivery options, the Allseating Satoo offers a simple solution for complex office environments.

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.

Price: $279

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The Chairworks Atri combines leather on the seat and back areas with PVC (vinyl) behind the chair back, this value oriented leather executive office chair is perfect for the value oriented office!

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.

Price: $299

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The geoCentric is a premium ergonomic chair featuring a Syncro mechanism.

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.

Price: $409

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The SXO ergonomic mesh chair by Nightingale offers similar qualities to the CXO, but in a more condensed package.

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.

Price: $679

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With Freedom, the knobs, levers and locks of current-generation task chairs have been replaced by intelligent mechanisms that automatically support the body as it moves from task to task.

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.

Price: $940

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Footrest features alternating rollers for a relaxing foot massage to help relieve stress. Adjustable tilt encourages frequent position changes to help reduce leg pressure and improve circulation.

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!

Price: $49

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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

Price: $259

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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.

Price: $99.99

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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.

Price: $184.00

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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.

Price: $19.99

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Holiday Gift Guide For Her Office

Feel like Christmas and the holidays alwa

ys 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 gift guide for her office.

The Saffron I Dedicated Task Chair is a great chair for a petite or smaller user that needs ergonomic comfort and support. The chair is high quality, has a small curved backrest with built in lumbar support, and a comfortable padded seat available in 3 sizes.

Included features are: fully upholstered dual curve backrest, dual density molded polyurethane foam, small seat pan, back height adjustment, seat angle adjustment, back angle adjustment, back pivot and seat height adjustment, forward tilt lock out, standard life ranges 15.25″, 20.25″ smaller cylinders available, 24″ glass reinforced nylon high profile base, and 5 dual wheel nylon carpet casters.

Price: $219

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The Presto (522) is the perfect chair for those ‘Petite’ or ‘Small’ applications. Comfortable and with a contoured back to provide support.

The Presto offers perfect ergonomic support even for those with back pain.

The Presto Petite Series by Allseating provides quality and comfort with all the best options to create a fully customized ergonomic seating solution for people who need a smaller office chair. With over 20 different colors to choose between it won’t be hard for you to find your color of choice for the Presto, it even comes in purple if you are feeling bold!

The Presto comes with four control options including: posture back, synchro tilt, intensive task plus, and deluxe tilt j-bar.

Price: $229

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BOSS’ B6206 features breathable mesh black fabric seat with ample padding. The open mesh mid-back is designed to offer lumbar support, which is an added benefit for those that suffer from back pain.

Height adjustable arms accent the chair, while the locking tilt mechanism, with tension control afford easily adjustable for the user, Pneumatic seat height adjustment, nylon reinforced 27-inch base and dual wheel casters round out this chair’s features.

This chair comes equipped with a Six-Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty. Weight capacity for a user of this chair is 250 pounds.

Ships ready to assemble. Assembly is not too difficult for those that are not crafty like myself and tools needed to put the chair together are shipped along with the chair. At only $99 this chair is a steal for the comfort and features offered.

Price: $99

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Combining value with the stylish iconic look made popular by Eames – the Otto by Eurostyle represents a return of the modern retro.

Chromed steel frame with leatheratte seat and back available in 3 modern colors: Black, White or Dark Brown at no extra charge. Combining these with the chromed aluminum armrests and polished aluminum base, along with staple features such as a knee tilt mechanism with swivel, locking and height adjustment, make the Otto High Back a great modern seating choice for executives and managers alike.

My favorite color for the Otto is the white leather, definitely makes for a really modern and stylish chair that will make everyone envious.

This chair is perfect for anyone anywhere, whether you need a new chair for your home office or if you are looking to purchase several for the conference room. And of course, for friends/family for the holiday season!

Price: $229

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The OST-108 by Office Star is is a solid and sturdy traditional wooden banker’s chair that will look great in a number of different settings. It has a wooden seat padded with 1″ vinyl covering for added comfort.

This chair is smaller, so you’ll like it in areas where you don’t want a big chair or you’re not really going to be sitting for longer periods of times. Banker’s chairs are the perfect decorative chair to have in the house, just make sure not to sit for extended periods of time or it may start to hurt.

Comes in three color combination’s- Fruit Wood with a black pad, Fruit Wood with a brown pad, or Black with a black pad.

Price: $145

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With bright aluminum finish details, Zip makes a stylish impact in the conference rooms as well as in the office.

Even if your Zip is for home, why not sit in style?

By providing full back contact and breathability, Zip Mesh delivers the support busy offices need to stay healthy, happy and productive – combined with the modern design and unique mesh, the Zip is sure to provide your team will have more productive meetings than ever before!

Make working at home or browsing the internet more productive by bringing a Zip home for the holidays. Many different fabric options are available to find the Zip color of your choice. My favorite is the Moguls Aquarium color!

Price: $349

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The Inertia (79040) is a stylish mid back task chair that is both comfortable and affordable.

Part of the Inertia family of seating, Inertia Upholstered Mid Back Task Chair fits in with practically any office environment – not to mention any budget.

Available in Executive, Conference, Task, Side and a Stool option, the Inertia Upholstered Seating Line provides support and comfort whether you’re sitting straight or leaning back.

Having sat in this chair before, I can assure you that it is not only modern and stylish, but also really comfortable. Even if you are sitting in this chair for extended periods of time, it will still feel comfortable 8 hours later.

Price: $307

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Offering all the benefits of a traditional dynamic monitor arm – with none of the shortcomings – the M2 redefines high-performance monitor arms. Current-generation monitor arms utilize a bulky, failure-prone gas cylinder to support the weight of the monitor. The M2 instead uses an innovative mechanical spring to achieve exceptional performance and durability in a lightweight, ultra-thin design.

Available with white accents on a polished aluminum arm or a silver arm with gray accents.

The M2 comes with a bolt mount AND a clamp mount for installation on any surface.

I have one of these monitor arms in white myself and it definitely makes my office space look more sleek and stylish. I would definitely recommend one to anyone interested.

Price: $259

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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. Furthermore, these mats are easy to ship and easy to transport. No assembly required! Chair Mat is 8 mm thick, and features an anti-static natural rubber back.

Saving the Pandas, too: Anji Mountain’s Bamboo Chair Mats are made from Moso Bamboo, a species not in the Giant Panda diet. Furthermore, Anji Mountain Bamboo is sustainably harvested in the mountain range not inhabited by the Giant Panda.

Price: Starting at $135!

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Personalized just for her with any name printed in the chocolate brown font shown within the colorful polka dot design. Work will be less dull and more colorful with the Crazy For Polka Dots Mouse Pad!

The rubber mouse pad features non-slip natural rubber base; measuring 8″ diameter. A full 1/4″ thickness keeps it in place. For a very inexpensive price this will be the perfect gift for both the office or even the home office.

Price: $11

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Everyday convenience now at your fingertips with a simple glance to schedule today, next week and months ahead with personalization mall’s 15 Quotes© Personalized Perpetual Calendar. Choose from 14 popular quotes to provide daily inspiration. Or, you may opt to modify their quotes or write one of your own.They then delicately engrave the polished silver piece with any sentiment, personal or company name you choose. The elegant piece will provide a lifetime of style and function for any home or office desk top – just rotate the wheels to select the month, week and day to represent each month, year after year. Features: Cube-shaped piece measures 3″ square with an additional 1/2″ width, due to the protruding calendar dial, non-slip rubber base keeps in place, weighs approximately 2 pounds – the heavy weight also makes it ideal as a paperweight.

Price: $46.95

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This Old World Italian trio includes two selections from Santa Cristina Antinori: clean, crisp compogrande orvieto white wine and fruity Tuscan sangioves. A third bottle of Tomaresca neprica, an earthy blend of negroamaro, primitivo and cabernet sauvignon from Puglia, Italy completes this trio.

Nestled alongside Baptista’s mozzarella cheese swirls, olives, Dolcetto chocolate wafers, dried fruit medley, asiago cheese spread, penne rigate pasta and much more, this authentic Italian ensemble is perfectly suited for those who enjoy the robust flavors of Italy.

If you know someone who loves wine and pasta, like myself, this seems like the perfect gift to get!

Price: $79.95+shipping

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Holiday Gift Guide For His Office

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 gift guide for his office.

A high end ergonomic office chair designed to provide the best possible extended seating comfort and support. With its patented, fully adjustable back support system integrated within its knitted mesh back, it provides a customized fit for any user. The CPOD is an employee favorite here at Sitbetter and along with comfort it is also a pretty stylish chair.

Available arm options include:Task 2 arms- adjustable 4″ height, Multifunctional arms- adjustable 4″ height and 4″ width, pivots and slides side to side and front to back, Twister Arms- adjustable 4″ height and rotates 360 degrees.

Price: $549

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Personally my favorite chair offered on site. Inspired by the human vertebrae, the Verte combines ergonomics, form and function to produce the ultimate in seating posture and comfort. A decade in the making, the Verte was created by a team of engineers, designers, and ergonomists, and is truly one of a kind. Sit in it once, and you’ll never settle for anything less.

The patented back is built with 11 torsion spring-loaded joints that take an exact spine impression, which can be locked, in place at the touch of a lever. All you need to do is flip a lever, put each ‘rib’ right where you want it, and flip the lever again to lock. If you need a little more pressure at one spot, simply push that one ‘rib’ in a bit further, or out if you need less pressure!

Price: $1135

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The future is Ergohuman designed and made with the total comfort of human-kind in mind.

Esthetics, form and function allow this series to utilize a synchro tilt mechanism with infinite lock, sliding seat, pneumatic height adjustment, headrest option all in one very unique chair.

The Ergohuman comes in leather as well as a variety of 6 different colored fabric options. Mesh back and mesh seats are also available. Or if you want your chair to have a leather seat and mesh back, that is possible as well.

No matter what color/material Ergohuman ordered all come fully equipped with a seat slider, synchro-tilt, back height and angle adjustable, seat height and depth adjustable, tilt tension, and lock control.

Price: $599

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The Fluid by Allseating is one chair that suits everyone, in any work environment.

Stream-lined base design, stylish silver accents with breathable, elastomeric, tight weave mesh. Allseating’s number one selling chair offers comfort and versatility.

This Greenguard certified ergonomic mesh chair brings ultimate comfort and style to any office area – managers, executives, and conference rooms alike.

Price: $529

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BOSS’ B7402 is beautifully upholstered with ultra soft and durable Caressoft upholstery. Executive high-back styling with extra lumbar support, deluxe knee tilt control, padded armrests covered with Caressoft upholstery.

Solid 27-inch nylon base with casters, Hooded double wheel casters for easy movement, upright locking position, pneumatic gas lift provide instant height adjustment, adjustable tilt tension assures the right reclining tension.

At a very affordable price, this chair is not only stylish but also comfortable enough to sit in for long periods of time.

Price: $189

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The La-Z-Boy Sintas was designed with an anthropometric frame structure based on the human form. This generously proportioned chair features wide graceful arms and deep quilted u-shaped upholstered seat and back for lasting comfort and support.

The Sintas offers a styling and comfort for which La-Z-Boy is known for, at a very comfortable price. Built with quality in mind, the Sintas will last up to ten years. Our experts who have sat in this chair believe it to be one of the softest and plush chairs they have ever sat in.

Price: $729

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The TL01 by ESI with its sleek 22 inch arm, is perfectly suited for smaller work environments. The single arm design and easy to reach handle provides quick and easy adjustment and the heavy 4lb free standing table base insures stability. 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 and reduce your eye strain.

Price: $69

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The most popular monitor arm to date, the M7 Monitor Arm by Humanscale combines style with functionality and ease of use.

Featuring a cylinder rated to hold monitors up to 28 lbs (15-23″), the dual extension system allows for maximum desk space saving and flexibility in how you position your monitor. With the solidly constructed die cast aluminum frame and an easy to install grommet mount, clamp mount, or direct to desk mount, the M7 will be installed and improving your workspace ergonomics in no time.

Price: $209

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Anji Mountain Bamboo Rug Co.’s Original “Natural” and “Dark Cherry” Bamboo Tri-Fold Office Chair Mats meld beauty, style and function to create an alternative to the bland, utilitarian vinyl chair mat. There is no company carrying this product in the marketplace currently! These Bamboo Tri-Fold Office Chair Mats are incredibly durable and will add an elegant touch to any office or home office setting. Furthermore, these mats are easy to ship and easy to transport. No assembly required!

Price: Starting at $136

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This sturdy and adjustable keyboard tray features a 25″ wide platform that allows placing the keyboard and mouse right next to each other!

Easily adjustable to accommodate different users and allows for right or left-handed users! Includes mouse pads, mouse guards, cord management clip and detachable palm rest.

Price: $169

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This revolutionary USB powered drink cooling / warming device allows you to easily adjust the temperature of your drink holder – you can either keep your beverage at a cool 45°F, or switch it over for a piping hot cup of Joe. Requiring power from only your USB port, the Beverage Chiller is perfect for portability and transportation. The Beverage Cooler is so versatile, it works with any device that has a USB Port including computers, gaming consoles, and even some cable boxes!

Price: $19.99

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Have you even experienced dry hands, dry mouths, dry skin, etc. in dry seasons or even in an air-conditioned rooms and offices? This is a quite unpleasant problem not only for women but men also. Thus, you need a USB Mini-Cool Aroma Humidifer! It generates cool, moisturizing steam using safe ultrasonic waves so as to help relieve dry skin, eyes, mouth and throat. It makes breathing more comfortable.

Price: $39.00

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Shirt maker Pink has launched yet another way to ensure your iPod nano is always close to your chest, in the shape of the Pink Commuter tie.

According to Pink “It’s the latest solution for today’s busy man who needs to carry more than one gadget at any one time”.

Pink’s Commuter tie features a pocket on the reverse of the tie which will hold an iPod Nano (and we presume Shuffle as well) safely and securely whilst allowing him to have his hands free to grab his morning coffee. Aside from the pocket, Pink has included an extra fabric loop to keep wires out of sight and close to your body.

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