Setup and Maintenance

Articles and guides to help you get the most out of your office chair and desk setup, with organization advice, maintenance and assembly tips, and more.

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Understanding Your Gas Lift Cylinder: How it works (and How to Replace it)

If you’ve assembled an office chair, you’ve no doubt seen one of these cylinders. The bottom goes into the wheelbase, the top inserts beneath the seat, and then you can magically raise or lower the seat to a comfortable height with just the flick of a lever, handle or paddle. Most modern ergonomic office chairs …

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Everything You Need to Know to Set Up an Ergonomic Home Office

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, addressed the world. He delivered a message that showed it was not going to be business as usual anymore: “We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.” Consequently, countries sprang into action, declaring lockdowns, forcing …

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10 Ergonomic Tips for Dual Monitor Setups

It’s not just for gamers, coders, and engineers. More and more remote workers these days have adopted the dual monitor set up for their home offices. Using two monitors on your desk can help improve your productivity and efficiency while working, along with several other benefits (discussed below). But, if you’re not careful, adding another …

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Best Elbow and Wrist Pads for Your Desk (Comfort and Support)

A common complaint among office workers and gamers is the numbness, tingling and pain that comes with long hours of typing on the keyboard, repetitive mouse movements, and resting your arms on a hard surface all day. Many of us experience this discomfort, and at its worst, it can lead to debilitating conditions like carpal …

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