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VelocityEHS’ Josiah Allen shares two different options for document holders in this office ergonomics product review.

Video Transcript

Hi, my name is Josiah Allen, a certified professional ergonomist with Humantech (now VelocityEHS Ergonomics), and today I want to show you two document holders from Vu Ryte: the MemoScape Plus and the VUR 79GR.

Let’s start with the MemoScape Plus. The first thing I’d like to point out is that this document holder has a 12-inch-wide surface with a 1/2-inch lip, which can hold up to 50 pages. In addition to documents, though, you can also store frequently used items such as your cell phone or post-it notes. This document holder is designed to be placed between the user’s keyboard and monitor. The MemoScape Plus allows for six angles of adjustment to suit any workstation, including sit-to-stand workstations, and can even expand vertically to be used with taller documents. It also comes with a dry erase marker that can be used in conjunction with the colored cards that they provide, that are placed in a holder behind the tray for easy notetaking. This document holder is held in place by two feet on the rear of the device that are made up of many little suction cups. So, even though it’s very easy to apply and remove from the work surface, it doesn’t move around while you’re using it. One note I would like to make is that sometimes-taller documents can obstruct the bottom of the computer screen, and we can adjust for this by either changing the angle or using the side-mounted document holder, which allows you to place documents  beside your screen.

Now, let’s move on to the second document holder. What really differentiates it from many of the other in-line document holders on the market is that it is attached between an external monitor and a monitor arm. So, it’s actually supported by the monitor arm itself. This is done through the use of VUR 79GR plate. It’s very easy to install and works with most external monitors and monitor arms. Attaching the document holder directly to the monitor arm allows for the 79GR to provide very quick and easy access to your documents without the need for constant awkward neck postures to turn and view the documents. Again, depending on the documents you’re referencing, they may obstruct the bottom of your computer screen, but we can account for that by adjusting the tilt or the height of the document holder.

Depending on your workstation setup one of these may be better suited for you than the other, but both of them will help get your documents off your desk and keep them vertically oriented so that you can work in a neutral neck posture.

Again, I’m Josiah Allen, a certified ergonomist with Humantech (now VelocityEHS Ergonomics). I’ll see you next time.