In the past few months, much has changed with the WorkSpace Wall Organizer. First, it’s now called the Hub27. And it now falls under the newly created ErgotronHome line of products, of which there are four. Best of all, it is now available for purchase on their website at a price of $349.95 with shipping and tax included. (It’s nice when a product comes in at the low end of the expected pricing.)
Next month at CES2016, I’ll get to see these new products first-hand and report back to you. Maybe before then, you’ll see a refresher article on the entire ErgotronHome product line.
Most of us take our bodies for granted. Whether we realize it or not, we’ve been trained to act this way since we were children. And you know what? There’s nothing wrong with this behavior. The feeling of invincibility is a grand one.
But as we age, injuries start to creep in. We need to make changes in our lifestyles to keep ourselves in peak shape. Not all of us make these necessary changes. Many of us continue with habits which should have ended years earlier.
For instance, sitting at work destroys one’s lower back. Take a moment and think about your lumbar spine being compressed continuously for 8-10 hours a day, 5X a week. It’s not a pleasant thought. If by chance you think it is, have a conversation with a good chiropractor or spinal surgeon. After this chat, you’ll quickly learn otherwise.
Like the high majority of you, I used to work like this. While I’m neither a chiropractor or spinal surgeon nor a medical professional, I can state from first and second-hand experience that the statement I made about lumbar compression is true.
Eight years ago, my 5th lumbar disk herniated from all this above described workplace sitting. And I’ve personally witnessed this happen to others. I can assure you that it was not a pleasant experience for them or I.
So today, I want to introduce you about what I believe to be a great product. One I believe should alleviate much of the pain many of you fellow lower-back-pain sufferers feel daily. How can I make this claim you wonder? Well, every day for the past two years, I’ve been using an Ergotron WorkFit-D standing desk while I work. Like I stated, first-hand experience.
This product is the WorkSpace Wall Organizer by Ergotron/OmniMount.
Introducing the OmniMount Workspace Wall Organizer
Earlier this month at CES2015 in Las Vegas, I got to play around and familiarize myself with the WorkSpace Wall Organizer. It’s a beautiful piece of hardware, something which I’ve come to expect from Ergotron/OmniMount. Although the dimensions haven’t been finalized, they currently reside at 27″ wide x 20″ high x 3″ deep. With the glass tray down, there’s a working area of 26.5″ x 15″. The outer edge of the glass tray will be about 19″ from the wall. And with a height adjustment of 10″, you taller folks can use it without having to compromise or lean forward, thus preventing further injury to your back or neck. Just think of the space savings you’ll get over the traditional desk.
So where exactly in the house or condo does this wall organizer go? Well, you can put it almost anywhere. If I were to picture this in my home, I would recommend any one of the bedrooms, the living room, or an interconnecting hall, say between the kitchen and living room. You can store your keys within or place Post-it® notes on the exterior surface. The case is lockable so you can secure anything that will fit within. It could be used by the homeowner or house guests. This wall organizer is truly versatile.
As you can see, the organizer is wall-mountable with a height-adjustable work surface. What you may not know is that it also doubles as a charging station. In the photo above, there’s smart cable management hiding those charging cables we’ve become all too familiar with. So while you work on your laptop or tablet, you can simultaneously charge these and/or other mobile devices.
The lower portion of the organizer supports a surge protector strip. The aforementioned tray has a soft-opening feature and is capable of supporting between 25-30 lbs. The work surface is etched and made of tempered/treated glass with rounded edges for safety. The organizer also comes with four shelves, fully adjustable and customizable to your needs.
Available this Spring, this wall organizer just may be the non-tech piece of hardware your life needs the most. While the MSRP has yet to be finalized, one should expect it to be in the range of $350-$400. Home designers and builders take notice.[soliloquy id=”1571″]
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