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September 2009

In this issue...

  • Featured New Products: The Ultimate Document Holder from Foxbay
  • Featured Promo: Xkeys Desktop Keypad from PI Engineering
  • New Products:Clean-Doc Document Holder from Bakker Elkuizen
  • Ergonomic Workstation Tip of the Month: Book Reading at Home or in the Office
  • Ergonomic Product Tip of the Month: Choosing the Right Book Holder
  • Website Update: We have lowered prices on most products effective August 2009! Our new website ErgoLaptop has been launched!
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New Products

Clean-Doc Document Holder from Bakker Elkuizen is Now Available!

Clean-Doc Document Holder

The Clean-Doc is an in-line document holder that mounts to any VESA compliant LCD monitor arm. Organize your papers and create more desk space while reducing head, neck and eye movement. The clear acrylic easel with pen holder can be used to store keyboard and mouse when not in use, and the storage position of the easel improves the efficiency and thoroughness of cleaning the desk surface. Ledge tapers to outside edges, 7/16" deep at center.


Easel: 17.0"W x 11.81"H x 1.56"D
Bracket: 6.44" W x 5.875" x 12.5" H
Mounting Type: VESA 100 plate
Compatible Monitor Sizes: 14" - 24"


For more information on the Clean-Doc Document Holder, see the Document Holder category in our online catalog.

Ergonomic Workstation Tip of the Month

Book Reading at Home or in the Office

Levo Desk Book HolderReading the average book usually means just holding the book in your hand or leaving it lying flat on your desk or lap. It's usually not a big deal - you hardly even think about it. But if that book were oversized, you may soon find it's a big deal, especially if you also happen to be doing other things at the same time, like copying or typing on a keyboard. In these cases, the usual way of holding books just won't do. Hence the idea of the Book Holder.


Levo Free-Standing Book HolderWhether you are reading just for recreation or as part of your work, there are several different styles of book holder to select from: mobile book holders on caster wheels, desktop versions for extra stability, or portable ones for those on the go. This month we will look at mobile and desktop articulating book holders, designed especially for those who need as much flexibility in positioning as possible. These are also the largest models available.


Mobile Book Holders


Persons with conditions (physical or logistic) that would make normal book holding difficult or impossible, but who prefer to read either sitting down (in a chair, for example) or standing up (in a classroom, for example), may want to consider this style of bookholder. Positioned on caster wheels and extending to reading heights for standing or sitting, the mobile book holder will take the weight of any book off your hands so that you can focus on reading and not holding. The possible applications here are only limited by your imagination, but the key features of this style are mobility and reading angle. The Levo Free-Standing Book Holder (see picture above) is designed for the book-lover who enjoys reading while sitting in their favourite chair or reclining, since it can be easily moved around the house and stored when not in use, and also angled slightly downwards (using page holders to keep the book from flipping pages or falling off) for comfortable viewing. It even has a stylish look yet is built solid (with a heavy iron metal base).


Desktop Articulating Book Holders


If mobility is not a critical issue but maneuverability is, then a book holder that attaches to your desktop or workstation and is easily adjustable in height (vertical and horizontal) and viewing angle is the ideal solution. This style of book holder is available in various models. The Levo Desktop Book Holder is a good example, being virtually identical to the Free-Standing model except for its lack of mobility. Attached to your desk, it still has the flexibility to be moved into an optimal viewing position or moved back when not in use. The new Ultimate Document Holder from Foxbay can also be used as an articulating book holder, since it has all the flexibility of an articulating arm (which is the same as those used for LCD monitors) and can easily bear the weight of even the heaviest books (the 7-Flex arm can hold up to 7 lbs of weight). Depending on your specific requirements, either of these arms has a good chance of working for you. If not, additional adjustments are possible to meet those requirements. In some cases, these book holders can even be used as writing surfaces.


NEXT MONTH: Desktop Stationary Book Holders and Portable Book Holders

Ergonomic Product Usage Tip of the Month

Choosing the Right Book Holder

Here are some helpful hints to consider when deciding which kind of book holder is required for your special circumstances, using the products discussed in this month's newsletter:


1. LEVO Free-Standing Book Holder from Levo: You've never experienced reading like this! The word "Levo" is a Latin word meaning - to raise, lift up, relieve, ease. These are the exact functions the Levo BookHolder will provide you for years to come. The Levo BookHolder offers 6 unique movements to perfectly place your book in the most comfortable, ergonomic reading position. Whether reclining in your favorite chair, or lying in bed cozied up with your favorite novel, the Levo BookHolder will remove the stress of arched necks and fatigued hands. The spin joint on the bookboard allows for exact horizontal placement of your book, as well as quick repositioning of your BookHolder from one side of your furniture to the other (without tools). From 5 pound novels to lightweight paperbacks, the Levo BookHolder's revolutionary design and sturdy construction can hold it all. Let the Levo BookHolder do all the work while you simply relax and concentrate on your favorite author. The Levo BookHolder, here to make one of America's favorite past times even more enjoyable!


2.Tilting Mobile Sit/Stand Workstation from Foxbay: This mobile workstation can also be used as a book holder and is extremely rugged, with lots of adjustability. The tilting top has five settings from 0° to 55°. The hinged ledge extends partially across the front of the work surface and can be flipped up when not in use.


3.LEVO Bookholder Desktop Model from Levo: You've never experienced reading like this! The Levo BookHolder Desk Model offers 5 unique movements to perfectly place your book in the most comfortable, ergonomic reading position at your desk or table. From 5 pound novels to lightweight paperbacks, the Levo BookHolder's revolutionary design and sturdy construction can hold it all. The Desk Model easily clamps to your desk or table, and holds your reading material while you take notes, type, or relax with your favorite author.


4.The Ultimate Document Holder from Foxbay: See Featured New Product for this Month above.

Featured New Products

The Ultimate Document Holder from Foxbay is Now Available!

Ultimate Document HolderFree up your desk space and position documents and books so you no longer have to twist your neck. When mounted on an IOP 7-Flex arm (sold separately) it provides 16" of vertical and 24" of horizontal movement, yet folds out of the way into a mere 3". Repositioning of the easel can be done easily with one hand. The easel is composed of 3/8" ABS plastic with an extra-deep ledge for holding books, large stacks of paper and even 3" binders.


Easel: 24.0"W x 12.0"H x 2.5"D
Mounting Type: VESA 100
Ledge Depth: 2"


For more information on the Ultimate Document Holder, see the Document Holder category in our online catalog.


Featured Promo of the Month

Xkeys Desktop Keypad from PI Engineering

Xkeys Desktop Keypad

Whether you are a Graphic Designer, an Architect, a Web Manager, or a Two-finger Typist, proficiency in your software requires rapid input. Keyboard Macros and Hot Keys offer the shortest path to action, and the X-keys provides a clearly labeled, physical location for these complex or redundant functions so you don't have to think about them. The X-keys lets you focus on the project instead of the process.

There are two models of the USB version. The XD-293 come with pre-printed legends for commonly assigned tasks (on the bottom of the plastic keycaps), but these legends can be covered with the included blank labels to allow you to customize as needed. The XD-03 has blank plastic keycaps (i.e. nothing initially pre-printed on the units).


Regular Price: $150.00

Sale Price: $140.00



See the Xkeys Desktop Keypad in the Numeric Keypads category of our online catalog.

Website Update

Our Prices Have Changed!

We have just recently updated our prices (effective August 2009) on to better reflect the recent gains the Canadian dollar has made over the American dollar. Our policy has always been to bring the best products available worldwide to all Canadians at fair and affordable prices.



New Web Site Launched!

Many of our customers have appreciated the breadth and depth of laptop products and accessories offered by over the years.  In recognition of this important category, Micwil Group of Companies has launched a new web site geared specifically at laptop users, which went live September 1st, 2009.  ErgoLaptop offers a new way to access the best laptop products and accessories available worldwide to all Canadians.



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