If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy
James Madison (American 4th US President (1809-17), and one of the founding fathers of his country. 1751-1836)

Monday, January 22, 2007

This is an awesome idea...

Imagine yourself in a hospital or at home...bed ridden...unable to get up for what may be a very long time. Your best option of having a work area currently resides in lap desks, bed tables, or the hardcore method a pillow in your lap. The lap desks are a cool idea and work fine if you are setting up...but one you lie down...then the problems kick in. Typing is a biatch when you try to do it parallel to the keyboard...I don't care if you are the keying master...the home row sux, especially if you are on a laptop trying to type in numbers. Bed tables are great...these are the tables you generally see in hospitals...that slide in from the side of the bed, have adjustable height, and in some cases will allow you to angle the main table for more comfort. The table is a good idea as well...but it still lacks ease of use. In most cases the table will not allow you to lie flat on your back to generally have to reach towards the side of the bed that the table is on. The tables I have had experience with are just too short to reach the center of the bed for a more comfortable typing position on the laptop. On top of this bad typing also don't have much room to put those things you will use on a daily basis beyond the laptop...such as the remote, a phone, pills, a book...and so on. Finally, we have the hardcore method of using a pillow as a perch for the laptop...the main problem is that you are using a FUCKING PILLOW! Haha...with a laptop it works fine for a little while...until the exhaust port on your laptop really heats up the fabric of the pillow cover...kind of putting one on edge that when you least expect it you are gonna burst into flames...and just in case you practice the grade school chant in case you find yourself in flames...STOP, DROP, and ROLL. In this case...roll off the side of the bed screaming...and keep rolling, which in my case I don't think I could get a full there is only a foot and a half area in which to guess I could flail about while screaming. The point being...the pillow sucks and for all of these methods to facilitate productivity...none of them will do when you are talking about using a full PC setup. CPU / Monitor / Keyboard / Mouse / and possibly a printer. That is where this useful contraption come into is the Ergoquest by Office Organix.

This thing ROCKS...the power source for all your PC components are built into the unit...thus eliminating the tether to the wall that conventional desks have. It has an electrically adjustable desktop height feature...awe heck...just read the list:

1. Work Surface: durable 1.5" thick medium density board with black laminate and rubber-molded edge.
2. Keyboard tray and arm: Spring loaded sleeves adjust in width to accommodate a variety of keyboards. Mechanism has two pivot points, allowing the tray to tilt through 90 degrees and provide a range of positions for use in a reclined mode.
3. Power strip. Has 6 grounded outlets with a 12 foot grounded cord and plug. Strip can be mounted on either side.
4. Motorized legs: raise and lower table to and up to 400 lbs. of equipment from 31 to 50 degrees with the push of a button, for use in sit, stand, or recline position with minimal effort.
5. 5" Casters: Heavy-duty, ball bearing casters with elastomeric wheels to provide smooth movement. Front two casters are locking.
6. Keypad: provides push button controls of the motorized legs and monitor tilt platform.
7. Motorized monitor tilt platform: tilts monitors weighing up to 150 lbs. from 0 to 55 degrees for comfortable use in many positions including supine work. Also accommodates LCD monitors.
8. Cord management grommets: two 3" diameter holes with plastic grommets provide power strip access below the tabletop.
9. Powder-Coated Steel Tube: The 2" diameter steel tube frame eliminates a need for cross members beneath the work surface. They provide maximum clearance for recliners, beds and wheelchairs. Durable finish resists scratching.
10. Zero Gravity Recliner also available. Call.

This is a cool desk...that not only can appease the lazy...but open up a whole plethora of opportunities for the disabled or those just recovering. Check it out...and if the mood hits me one :P

No comments: