Wouldn’t it better to remove your computer mouse and keyboard from off of your table and put them in a convenient and comfortable working position? If you could put these peripherals in an ergonomically better position would you choose to do so? Well fortunately, there are a number of affordable solutions to allow you to do just that. Computer desks with a keyboard tray pullout are the most popular upgrade available to the usual workstations of computer users. It is quite easy to install just a keyboard tray mechanism if you don’t want to buy the whole unit. However, in both cases there are a few things you should remember and watch out for.
The first thing to remember about computer desks with a keyboard tray pullout is that they should be made of wood or a similar material that is able to accept wood screws. They must be at least one inch thick in order to support the screws that will hold the system together.
If your computer desk with keyboard tray pullout is manufactured from fiberglass or any material other than wood, then unfortunately, there is not much of an alternative available to you that avoids using extremely strong adhesives. People caught in this position should really opt for a mouse tray and desktop keyboard as the best alternative solution. The second thing to remember and to look for is that your computer desk with keyboard tray pullout should have a flat, unobstructed, large space on their base to which the tray system can be attached. You must take measurements before going to buy so that you can make sure the item you purchase will fit. The commonest mounting dimensions are around 5.5 inches wide and 22 inches long. This is really about the minimum space you will need to easily install a keyboard tray.
Installation under a computer desk with a keyboard tray pullout is very simple. First you screw in the mounting track to the base of the desk with a screwdriver. Then you place your keyboard mechanism (also sometimes called an arm) onto this mounting track. Once the mechanism is placed successfully, you are then able to attach your keyboard platform with screws. The mouse platforms that are added to the most famous makes are always factory connected to the keyboard platform: you are not required to worry about installing them yourself.
Another tip to remember when you are putting such a system into operation for the first time is that a number of computer desks with keyboard tray pullout are manufactured in such a way that they will appear as if they are not working properly until completely installed. For instance, it is usual for the keyboard arms to feel stiff and not move easily before they are connected to the keyboard platform and mounting track. Once they are connected they will work as wanted. More importantly, computer desks with keyboard tray pullout are produced to provide a comfortable working experience, which avoids as much as possible poor posture. Remember that although it?s great to have something that?s stylish, your health should take the priority, both in the office and at home.