This story belongs to a client of ours, the owner of a nationwide construction company, who was having problems using his laptop.  It goes like this:

I had been visiting the chiropractor every 3 to 4 months for quite some time, the pains in my neck were excruciating.  It was suggested that my posture in front of my computer might be causing the issue, and that I should elevate the screen to nearer eye level.

Not really sure of the best way to raise my screen I tried something really basic and rested my laptop on a stack of notepads, like this:

laptop on a stack of notepads

The difference made by the notepads were noticeable straight away, so much of a difference that I kept the stack of notepads like this for the best part of 6 months.

One day I had a client in for a meeting and they commented about the notepads, it left me feeling that the notepads didn’t look very professional or give the right impression to visitors coming in for meetings.

I made a point of raising the notepads with Chris Pallett (Bespoke Computing Ltd) when he came in for his next business review meeting, and he suggested using a proper laptop and monitor stand.

laptop with monitor on a stand

You can see that the  new stand looks far more professional and I get the added bonus of two screens instead of one, making me more productive at my work.

I still visit the chiropractor, but far less often than I was.  Elevating my screen has clearly made a difference for the good.  I’ve learnt that you can suffer, but why should you?

If you want to be more productive, more comfortable at your desk and avoid the chiropractor, get in touch with us here at Bespoke Computing Ltd.