Installation and first experience with the Ergotron WorkFit-D
In late 2010 I reworked my home office and installed a new Ergotron LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm, to gain some place on my desk.
Some months ago, after different discussions with my colleague Bojan I decided to go on and try to find an height adjustable desk, which he just installed in his home office. I didn’t quite like his one because it was with an electrical motor and I prefered to find a mechanical one. It started to be important for me to stand during the day/night that I spend in front of a computer. I have back pains since years, and it is really time that I do something about it. You might read more about the topic on “JustStand.org” or on “Sitting is killing you”.
Here is the impressive packaging I received
And what was inside the box
The mounting documentation was really easy to follow and after almost an hour I had my new Ergotron WorkFit-D assembled and my LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm with it’s two 24 inches monitor mounted on it. As for the mounting of the arm there was really nothing that I disliked during the mounting, easy and clear.
So over the past month, I had the chance to use this new working environment while working from home.
First of all I tend to use more the LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm to adjust my monitors when I change from standing up to sitting or the opposite. Before on the fixed desk with the chair, the arm saved quite some place on the desk, so I didn’t had really to move them when I needed to do something else then being on the PC. This is really easy and fast with the arm.
Going from the sitting position to the standing is really fast, smooth and easy. I just have to deal better with the cables behind which sometime cause problem, but I think I have a solution which I will try by end of this week. I was quite surprise that it was that easy, because the two monitors aren’t that light weight.
I used at the beginning the Neo-Flex® Underdesk Keyboard Arm to have my wireless keyboard and mouse. But I stopped at the moment because the whole set was shaking too much when I was typing. I still need to fine tune the foots of the WorkFit-D, which I think will improve the stability and reduce the shaking.
What was a surprise to me was the speed at which I went from a whole day sitting to almost a whole day standing. It took me less than a month. For example today I worked the whole day standing. I still have some pain in my legs after a full day but I think it improves slowly.
During Christmas I worked with my brother Mathieu on our new personal project and we found that it was a fantastic setup for pair programming.
So, I like very much my new Ergotron WorkFit-D and the LX Dual Side-by-Side every day and night I am working home.
Here are some more pictures
I still have some work to do to have my home office the way I want it, but this is work in progress.
Disclaimer: I was provided these materials free, so my opinion might be biased.