Happy Holidays from the SitBetter Team!
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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!
We recently got a good look at the Humanscale M2 monitor arm – it was debuted at NeoCon 2009, but you don’t really know about a product until you see it live and doing its thing. We installed it at our ergo test center and gave it a run – let me say, my first impressions were good ones.
We all know it is a good looking monitor arm – the style is there with either the white accents or the gray accents. And those same accents are what make it visually unique, as there are really few other monitor arms out there that styliscically cater to what’s in as far as furniture/office designs go.
Functionality is nothing short of Humanscale’s other monitor arms – it works and works well. Easy to adjust, easy to install, nothing that makes you scratch your head and get frustrated over. The range of adjustment offered by the M2 is pretty standard fare, but the beauty is that it is not a complicated item to order or to learn to use. It extends 20″ outward and has a 10″ height range of adjustment, while supporting monitors of up to 20 lbs (95% of monitors used now a days fall within this category).
Overall, it is a great monitor arm – Humanscale has done a really good job in not only designing the style of the monitor arm, but designing an arm that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg too. The value provided by the M2 is great – the simplicity, ease of use at its offered price point make it a great new monitor arm for any office space.
More Images of the Arm in action:
The last time I blogged, I was mentioning my shoulder pain. It seems I’d pinched a nerve, tweaked a muscle, or something minor like that. If you read on you would have found out I’d gone to see a physical therapist who told me the problem was surely the chair I’d been using in my home office.
I ordered a new chair, used all the fancy adjustments and locking mechanisms and followed through on the multi-colored rubber bands regimen assigned me by my therapist. I can honestly tell you I’m just about back to normal. Heading to the gym has become a regular part of my week again, however I’m just not hitting the weights with as much vigor as I used to. But, all good things come in time. Seems I still have a little ways to go.
During my recovery stage, I received a number of “wish-me-well” emails. Some of them asked about the new chair I bought for my home office, while others wanted information on black leather office chairs that were similar to what I recently purchased.
Of course we have many shapes and models and I was glad to share the information. Leather office chairs tend to go with all types of décors. They include varying back designs with lumbar supports, upright locking positions, and they contain adjustable tilt tension handles to contour to your body shape. The luxurious feel and look of leather can barely be compared to any other type of office chair, and I have to admit, although I don’t spend a lot of time at my desk, I do have a black leather office chair. It’s incredibly comfortable and has a deep lushness to it, and it makes a great impression.
A quality black leather office chair should offer a comfortable back support, a cushioned seat, padded arm rests, and as always your feet should be resting flat on the floor without having to stretch. In addition, leather is a durable material that resists stains and is low on maintenance. A damp cloth can remove stains and a leather repair kit, should the need arise, makes it easy to fix any small tears. With these items in mind, you can make an okay day into a great one.
So, whether you’re meeting with a client or even interviewing a potential job candidate, nothing gives the best impression of your office than a beautiful, well-kept black leather office chair.