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    laptop stand

    we have an HR issue where a teacher has a note from her doctor that our laptop is giving her back ache. We need to provide teacher with a laptop stand or something to raise the level of the laptop on their desk.

    What is the recommended thing for this?

    Also, I seem to remember an image on here about laptop posture dos and donts.. could someone point me in the place for that please?

    cheers

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    Laptops are simply not designed to allow for appropriate posture, you will need a stand and an external mouse and keyboard so that everything can be at the right height.

    Something like this
    http://ooscare.com/13401/17796.html

    would provide propper ventalation and elevation to get the moniter to a safe height and then the keyboard and mouse would be on an appropriate height desk with an appropriatly configured chair.

    There are also some really fancy docking stations avalible that provide for elevation but those are quite expencive.

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    In Australia, Logitech seems to be the popular ones for this it appears.
    Example of some of their products:
    * LOGITECH Riser N110 939-000135 (XH1183) | Dick Smith Online Store (Product Code: XH1183 (if the links don't work, just stick it in the search box)
    * LOGITECH Alto Wireless Keyboard 920-000808 (XH0595) | Dick Smith Online Store (P C: XH0595)
    * Product list

    I think from memory belkin has a cushy foam version for this as well. You will need to supply a keyboard and mouse as well, Some people just do a small laptop dock that just plugs in and you can connect a normal monitor, keyword and mouse to that (so its only just one plug to undo) or you can do that without the dock.
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    hmm theyre not cheap... was hoping for something circa $20AUD.. in case this becomes 'policy' and we need to purchase one for each of the 400 staff with laptops.. dont really have a spare 8k lying about let alone more than that..

    Might just dish out some piles of old textbooks to raise the level ;p

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    They're not overly complicated either, maybe something the metal/woodwork lot could fashion for much less?

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    These are the ones we use - Kensington Easy Riser Notebook Cooling Stand With Smartfit (60112) - dabs.com

    10.43 each so price is good and they work pretty well - we issue them with keyboards and laptops so the students can use them like a desktop PC but also have the ability to take the laptops home.

    Can't find a source in New Zealand but I think Kensington stuff is available world wide??

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    Looking for a source in Australia

    But Ill have a look, cheers!

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    Oops! I do know Sydney is in Australia - I just looked at the wrong person (well, that's my excuse :-))

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    Quote Originally Posted by syed2011 View Post
    How to buy in on ebay
    I've just bought one of these:

    Portable Folding Laptop Stand Holder Fr Apple iPad Dell on eBay (end time 14-Aug-10 15:15:01 BST)

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    Got access to a laser cutter and a stack of plywood?

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