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The Minutes for today show my ergonomic desktop setup that has made a world of difference in having a happy back, neck and shoulders.  I show the arrangement of the display in conjunction with the MacBook and even give a tour of the Lapworks Aluminum Laptop […]

The Minutes for today show my ergonomic desktop setup that has made a world of difference in having a happy back, neck and shoulders.  I show the arrangement of the display in conjunction with the MacBook and even give a tour of the Lapworks Aluminum Laptop Stand I use.  The importance of good ergonomics cannot be overstated and it should be practiced by anyone working at a desk.
http://www.youtube.com/v/7ZbStVSaEuo&hl=en&fs=1&color1=0xe1600f&color2=0xfebd01

Watch it in HD right here.

  1. i like how it folds up nice & thin. most of the laptop stands ive seen are thick chunky plastic.

    but personally i use my gigantic bed as my desk with my laptop, accessories, remotes, etc. it’s a blast & soooo comfortable. only time i ever use my external monitor in my office now is when running apps like Photoshop.

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  2. I started putting a shoe box under my laptop and an external keyboard on my knees for longer work sessions hand my neck shoulder wrists are so much better. This stand is just so much nicer.

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  3. The stand looks cool and it helps you to keep your eye level between a bigger desktop monitor and the notebook itself. I got a 3M and always set it to highest position.

    As I see you set the Studio monitor as primary (dock is there), but you don’t have an external keyboard. So I guess you would need to twist your back in order to type on the bigger monitor, which is not good to both your back and waist. My 2c.

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  4. I slouch in the living room couch with the laptop propped up on my stomach and knees as I type this. Seems to work OK. But I’m sure it looks bizarre. :)

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  5. @Compulim – WTFV :)

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  6. Macbook screen looks awful compared to 24″ monitor. Is it just an angle or is the screen really that bad?

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  7. Compulim, I do have an external keyboard on a tray beneath the big monitor. I mentioned it in the video but it was barely on camera.

    ignar, the brightness on the Macbook was not at maximum and the angle of the video made it look less bright. It’s quite nice in reality.

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  8. JK, how many cables do you have to attach to your MacBook when it’s “docked”? I really prefer notebooks from vendors that offer docking stations to drop the machine in. My Thinkpad X60t is nice in that regard, and I particularly like the fact that the dock has the DVD drive, so I don’t have to lug that around.

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  9. 3 cables including the power adapter. This is a single cable coming out of the monitor and branching into the 3 ports of the Macbook.

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  10. i noticed the nice wallpaper in those pics

    i used to have that one, got it from lifehacker, but now i downloaded a new dualmonitor high resolution wallpaper.
    its really great and i can get it to go across my monitors with display fusion. this means that i dont have to look at 2 pictures of the same thing. i was thiking that you might like to do the same now that you have 2 monitors.

    hope this helps you

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