Some research has determined “sitting disease” as the cause for numerous health issues. The 90-degree sitting position that many of us take on for hours on end during the work week may be a cause for concern.
Eighteen research studies in which almost 800,000 men and women participated show that people who live a sedentary life, largely sitting at a desk for hours on end every day, have a significantly higher risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Other studies cast doubt on those results, but you can read a good article about all this here. So if you want to play it safe, Kensington SmartFit One-Touch Height Adjustable Dual Monitor Arm is a viable option at a decent price (about $140 at Amazon. It’s designed to allow you to work while optimizing space and comfort levels specific to your needs.
Ergonomically designed to promote wellness and increase productivity by making you more comfortable as you work, the SmartFit One-Touch Height Adjustable Single Monitor Arm incorporates Kensington’s patented SmartFit technology to simplify proper fit and allows you to adjust the height, depth and angle of monitors for individualized comfort. It’s relatively easy to attach thanks to the quick-release, detachable VESA plate, and, once secured, is stable. It makes it easy to switch from landscape to portrait mode.
The one-touch adjustable arm with built-in gas spring simplifies height adjustment (from 6.7 inches to 19.9 inches), provides 180° swivel and monitor rotation, and +/- 90° tilt adjustment.There’s also a cable management system that keeps monitor cables organized.
Kensington says the dual monitor arm supports 13 inch to 32 inch flat or curved monitors weighing up to 19.8 pounds. and ensures monitors are stable and steady in any position.
It sounds like it would be a good fit with Apple’s upcoming Pro Display XDR, which is 32 inches and weighs 16.49 pounds. However, since the display costs $4,999, Yours Truly won’t be able to afford one to test this out.
But if such a set-up did work, it could save XDR buyers the cost of Apple’s $1,000 Pro Stand.
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