Monthly Archives: November 2013

WorkFit-A for Apple is International CES Innovations Honoree

2014 Innovations Award Logo

As the OmniMount team gears up for the largest consumer electronics show in January, CES, the show’s awards committee has announced some really exciting news—the Ergotron WorkFit-A for Apple has been named a CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree! There’s no doubt amongst our internal team that this product ROCKS, but being recognized by such a distinguished award on the merits of our design and engineering feels great!

The WorkFit-A for Apple and WorkFit-P for Apple, along with a slew of new TV mounts, will be on display in OmniMount’s CES booth, #26115, in the Digital Health Zone. Why there, you ask? Because products like Ergotron WorkFit and OmniMount ActionMount encourage the healthy use of home electronics.

Sitting all day anywhere is a thing of the past. We’re hoping to make the same thing true whether on your couch or in the office. If you’re anything like the average American, you’ll probably agree that you spend a few too many hours being sedentary each day. With the right accessories, that doesn’t have to be the case.

Visit us at International CES booth #26115 or start following us on social media (@OmniMount) to keep up on the latest show updates.

 

Mounting your TV? Don’t mount it too high!

The first thing someone said to me when I mounted my TV was, “It’s mounted so low.” That person might have been right, but it wasn’t done accidentally. Mounting your TV at the right height can reduce eye and neck strain—an important factor when you’re relaxing!

The general rule of thumb is to have the center of the screen at about eye level. Since most people position their TVs in front of the couch, the location should be determined by the sitting eye level.

But how do you prevent comments like the one I received about it being mounted “so low”?

Take this tip from Jackson’s Gallery, a custom frame shop and art gallery. They’re referring to art, but I think it applies to mounting TVs, too. According to Jackson’s, you need to take into account the space in which your art—or, in this case, TV—is hanging.

If you’re in a room where people are mostly sitting, such as a dining room or home theater, you’ll want to have the artwork lower than you’ll want it in an entryway or hallway, where people are primarily standing. (read the full article here)