Posted October 26, 2006
Lately I've been using my laptop a lot on a new table that, it seems, is an inch or so too tall, and it's been killing my wrists. Now, I could have gone out to the nearest Staples and bought one of those standard wrist rests—a glorified slab of foam or gel. But being anal-retentive, I decided to do a little research into keyboard-injury prevention, which is how I came across the Elecom line. Elecom worked with ergonomic experts to contour and slope its products to optimal measurements: a 14-degree angle for its mouse mat and a 22-degree angle for its keyboard rest. But never mind the geometry lesson; all I know is I've been using the latter, and it's made a huge difference in my comfort level. Both are available in black, pale blue, and grayish silver.
$11 to $13 at J & R Music and Computer World, 15 Park Row, nr. Beekman St.; 212-238-9000.