As working from home (#WFH) becomes the norm during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, there’s no better time to make sure your home office is as ergonomic and healthy as it can be. After all, it’s bad enough to be hermited away for weeks on end—the last thing you want is to emerge as a hunchback.
Luckily, there are plenty of options in Hong Kong to get all set up at home to protect your neck, back and wrists while working. Here are five ergonomic home office essentials we recommend investing in, for all types of budgets:
Chair to Standing Desk Converter
If you’re looking for an affordable standing desk option that won’t break the bank, check out this ergonomic chair to standing desk converter that can be hooked onto any chair back. Solidly constructed in an easy-to-match black colour, it’s portable, light and convenient—and there’s even a dock on the upper right corner to place your phone upright.
Price: HK$350; available here
Rolling podium/mobile laptop desk
For when you want to work sitting down, standing up, or perhaps make a speech—this mobile adjustable workstation / podium is perfect for all settings. Four smooth swiveling wheels make it easy to glide from the home office to the living room (hello, Netflix!) and the adjustable height means it can double as a TV tray for work (or off-duty) dinners.
Price: HK$1,750; available here
Sit-to-stand Desk Converter
For those who’d like to go from sitting to standing with just the pinch of a lever, try this ergonomic spring-lift desk converter. The top deck has plenty of space for not one, but two screens (or a laptop and a monitor), while the tray underneath can fit a full-sized keyboard and mouse. The best part is—there’s no assembly required!
Price: HK$1,550; available here
Anti-fatigue standing mat
Standing is definitely better than sitting, but standing for too long on a hard surface can also be hard on your back, spine and joints. This Swedish-made ‘INZONE StandMat’ is made of a thick polyurethane material that encourages micro-movements in the feet and legs, which helps increase blood circulation and prevent fatigue, soreness and other discomforts. Made with beveled edges and a textured top layer, it’s ideal for your home office (and the kitchen, if you need one there too).
Price: HK$850; available here
Keep your legs at a healthy angle with this adjustable footrest, which can be raised (from 9.5cm to 17cm) or tilted for maximum comfort and support. Tip: the nubbed texture does double duty as a foot massager!
Price: HK$290; available here
All products featured in this article can be purchased at ergoshopping.com, a proudly Hong Kong company that designs and manufactures all kinds of ergonomic office equipment and accessories. Support small businesses by buying local! 🇭🇰