A state-of-the-art ergonomic keyboard, yet priced 30% less than top-end brands like Humanscale, this model is compatible with the convenient pre-drilled pilot holes found on all ThermoDesk table tops. (It can of course be used with any other desk, though you'll have to drill your own holes for installation.)
Any decent keyboard tray fixes two common ergonomic woes. Wrist extension (bending the wrists too far back toward the forearm) and elbow flexion (holding the elbows at too sharp an angle). Negative tilt helps with the former, while vertical height adjustment helps with the latter. The ThermoDesk retractable ergonomic keyboard tray passes both requirements with flying colors. While the industry standard for negative tilt is 15º, this tray goes the extra mile and can be adjusted to negative 20º of tilt - especially important for treadmill deskers. This seemingly minor enhancement can do wonders for your wrists, as a few extra degrees allow a typist to keep his or her hands in a comfortable, neutral position.
This tray also shines in terms of vertical height adjustment. Most similar products bring around 6” of height adjustment, compared to the 8.8” inches of vertical adjustment range of this keyboard arm. With such a sweeping range of adjustment the keyboard arm can actually reach above the desk surface. For very tall individuals whose adjustable height desks just don’t reach high enough for ergonomic comfort the added height can be a real blessing.
On the Grid
We’ve seen our share of height-adjustment mechanisms here at SitLess.com. Cheaper trays tend to use knobs, which require loosening and retightening for every move, and sometimes have a hard time staying tight. Lever-locking mechanisms are one step up, and a welcome one at that, but truly nice keyboard trays – like this one – use a lift-and-lock system. The keyboard tray itself is a lever. Lift up on the front, and the arm unlocks, allowing easy vertical movement. The tray is also counterbalanced, making it extremely easy to find your perfect position.
Tilt is fine-tuned by twisting a knob. Both dimensions of adjustment are tracked by a slider on a “Battleship” style grid readout. The grid, which lies on the face of the adjustable arm makes it easy to remember your favorite arrangement – an extremely helpful feature if you’re switching positions, or sharing a desk with coworkers.
Versatile accommodation for all popular keyboards and pointing devices
The clamp-on, fully-articulating mouse platform can swivel around from any position on the left or right edges of the keyboard tray, allowing you to bring your mouse closer to your body (eliminating reach is ergonomically beneficial). What’s more, the platform also has a couple of inches of independent height adjustment, and independent tilt adjustment – both of which are really handy features, as the best location for your keyboard isn’t necessarily the best for your mouse. Those of you with ergonomic keyboards, or similar products, also have the option of removing the leather-like foam-filled palm rest, and using your board’s built in rests instead.
A 22" rail allows the tray to be installed horizontally on the leading edge of most height-adjustable desks, regardless of crossbar location. Horizontal placement also allows the Stowaway to slide from side to side, making perfect ergonomic positioning easier than ever.
Yes, you read that right. Not many products in this category come with a lifetime warranty. This one does.
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iMovR Stowaway Ergonomic Keyboard Tray Installation Instruction Manual
Watch this video for simple instructions on how to install an iMovR Stowaway Keyboard Tray: