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Sundae
Dec 1, 2005

Wheeeeeee!




I've had severe tendonitis of both wrists before, and I take ergonomics very seriously around the house now given the amount of typing I do.

Desk: This isn't much to write home about. It's a pine IKEA desk with decent drawers and lots of surface space. Straight edges since I hate curvy desks or corner units. $200ish. Standing desks are good, but I've found it more beneficial to set a timer and make myself go take a walk instead. I chose this desk specifically because it was the perfect height for me when assembled, requiring little to no ergo adjustments.

Chair: This is the most expensive item in my office. The Steelcase Leap is a super-comfortable ergonomic chair that runs in the vicinity of $550-800 depending on model / add-ons. Phenomenal chair, and easily the second-best furniture purchase I've made in my life (behind getting a good, firm mattress). Since I bought it new from the manufacturer, the warranty basically has me covered for eternity. (It's like 10-15 years or something?)


Keyboard and Mouse: Again, my stuff is heavy on the typing, so this stuff really matters to me. I use a Microsoft Natural 4000 Ergonomic keyboard ($40) and a Logitech M570 ball mouse ($30?) for routine work. For fun time or for more precise work in Photoshop, etc, I also have a Razer Deathadder mouse from back before I went ergo-crazy.




In addition to these, I have two whiteboards on one wall for to-dos, an entire wall covered in flipchart paper so that I can scribble ideas as I come up with them, a cork board for reference materials / etc etc, and a twin bed and lamp so that I can pretend it's really a guestroom and not my secret clubhouse or something.

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