Best ergonomic accessories for Mac owners

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Work behind a Mac all day? Be sure you're protecting your back, neck, and feet with these accessories.
Work behind a Mac all day? Be sure you're protecting your back, neck, and feet with these accessories.
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5 responses to “Best ergonomic accessories for Mac owners”

  1. TheMadTurtle says:

    I think this is something that there are lots of opinions and support both for and against, but I recently got a balance ball for the office that I sit on. It’s helped me become more aware of my posture and forces me to sit up straight.

  2. Rick Barry says:

    Elevating the back of the keyboard is *not* “more natural” for your wrist. An ergonomic typing position is one in which your wrist and fore-arms are flat and your fingers are typing on keys that are all below your wrist. The traditional flat Mac laptop keyboards are *better* for your wrist than the desktop keyboards; something that tilts your laptop *backward* would, in theory, be even better. But the BaseLift is basically designed to promote wrist injury. Hunching to look at a laptop screen is bad for your neck, but unless you actually elevate the laptop and pack a separate flat keyboard, you’re actively making things worse for your wrists when you use it.

  3. Tilting the keyboard up at the back is never a good idea.

  4. For the past decade, I’ve relied on an Advantage Pro keyboard from Kinesis that is, indeed, split, but the keys are positioned in small concavities — below the level of my wrists which makes typing effortless… and extremely fast.

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