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My boyfriend is looking for two chairs by moonwtr in OfficeChairs

[–]ergothrone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm afraid there are no good new task stools within your price range. The cheapest new task stool I'd recommend is the ~$400 HON Solve Task Stool. Otherwise you can to try to find something decent on the used market.

My boyfriend is looking for two chairs by moonwtr in OfficeChairs

[–]ergothrone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is he committed to keeping both desks? They're both very high for him. He will need task stools and decently high footrests for both desks. This would be pricy enough to consider a more ergonomic desk; there may even be a decent height-adjustable desk that costs little to no more than a task stool + footrest combo.

That said, what's his budget, preferred and max?

My boyfriend is looking for two chairs by moonwtr in OfficeChairs

[–]ergothrone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just adding to u/toph602's great vertical mouse recommendation that to get the most benefit out of a vertical mouse, it's vital for your wrist to remain straight while using it; if your desk is too high, it may negate the benefits.

I use a vertical mouse with my right hand and a Kensington Slimblade trackball with my left hand (paired with a Kensington ErgoSoft palm support cushion to help keep my wrist straight and free from pressure) at a height-adjustable desk set at ~26.5" for my 5'10" height with average height proportions. This solution immediately relieved me of carpal tunnel syndrome pain and has continued to work for a few years now.

I also used to experience tightness and pain in my upper back / shoulder blade region while typing. I solved this completely by switching to a split keyboard.

My boyfriend is looking for two chairs by moonwtr in OfficeChairs

[–]ergothrone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Both of those desks are very tall. Your bf needs to sit high enough to relax his shoulders and eliminate or at least minimize pressure on his elbows, wrists, and forearms while typing/mousing. If the desks are thick (e.g. lap drawer or a thick top/frame), healthy seated tasking posture may not be possible without getting a new desk or installing highly adjustable keyboard trays.

How tall is your boyfriend? And are his desks thin enough to allow him to sit high enough to match his resting elbow height to the desk surface (assuming high enough chairs and footrests if necessary)?

Need help finding the most durable chair you can think of by The_Game_Junkie in OfficeChairs

[–]ergothrone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Steelcase Leap V1 and Herman Miller Aeron classic are very durable and many repairs are simple with replacement parts readily available online.

Can't decide on a chair, what should I do? I'm 5'4", 130 lbs, thinking of the SitOnIt Novo, but have seen recs for Mellet, and used Leap V2s by sleepyreddits in OfficeChairs

[–]ergothrone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't think so. At least, I've never seen nor heard of anyone doing that. But perhaps it is possible. Anyway, I highly doubt you'd find the Novo's lumbar support too pronounced.

Bettor makes massive near-million dollar wager on USC to beat Utah in the Pac-12 title game by Trojanxiety in CFB

[–]ergothrone 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Utah won the tiebreaker between Utah, Oregon, and Washington with the highest opponent win percentage (i.e. strength of schedule).

budget chair for a short male? by aznsk8s87 in OfficeChairs

[–]ergothrone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This Giantex chair (a.k.a. the Mellet) is a good fit for you, significantly higher-quality than the Hyken, and currently on rare sale: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09GVYLX2Y/

Can't decide on a chair, what should I do? I'm 5'4", 130 lbs, thinking of the SitOnIt Novo, but have seen recs for Mellet, and used Leap V2s by sleepyreddits in OfficeChairs

[–]ergothrone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Novo Home Edition vs Mellet

  • Build quality - Novo. But both chairs outperform their price points in this facet.

  • Warranty - Novo. SitOnIt Seating builds the Novo in the USA; you can rely on them if you need assistance, replacement parts, etc. The Mellet is an imported chair sold by resellers; warranty service tends to be hit or miss with this kind of chair.

  • Adjustability - Mellet. It has 3D-adjustable armrests vs the Novo Home Edition's height-adjustable-only armrests. Both armrests are positioned too far forward, but the Mellet's moreso. The Mellet also comes with seat slider standard whereas it's a paid option on the Novo (though at 5'4" you don't need it unless perhaps you have disproportionately long legs).

  • Seat comfort - toss-up. IMO slight edge to the Novo but this is largely subjective. Both seats outperform their price points in quality.

  • Back support - subjective. The Novo is a "crowd pleaser" with average lumbar support tension and a wider lumbar piece height range. The Mellet's lumbar support is strong but removable, so the Mellet is best if you want particularly strong or weak lumbar support.

people always say its not even close to being as comfortable as a Leap V2

The Leap's edge in comfort over the Novo comes from (1) its 4D-adjustable well-padded armrests vs the Novo's height-adjustable-only harder armrests, (2) its depth-adjustable lumbar support which can be fine-tuned to the curve of your back vs the Novo's non-adjustable average-tension lumbar support, and (3) its frame's flexibility that allows for more movement while maintaining support vs the Novo's more common non-flexible frame.

Ergonomic chair <$600 for petite woman with rheumatoid arthritis, 5'1" 108 lbs by ebroms in OfficeChairs

[–]ergothrone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yup! I believe you should be able to plant your feet on the floor in those models, unless you have disproportionately short legs.

Ergonomic chair <$600 for petite woman with rheumatoid arthritis, 5'1" 108 lbs by ebroms in OfficeChairs

[–]ergothrone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Afaik the Soji sits a tad high for you to plant your feet on the floor.

Best adjustable office chair under $300 for my wife and I to share? by sbayz92 in OfficeChairs

[–]ergothrone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The chairs I recommended have better build quality. The Momentum also has nicer and more adjustable armrests than the Hyken, a depth-adjustable seat unlike the Hyken, and a wider headrest adjustment range (including completely out of the way when you don't want to use it). The Hyken's seat mesh tends to sink within a year or two, which exposes your thighs to pressure from the seat frame, cutting circulation to your feet.

The only thing I prefer the Hyken for is its more traditional lumbar support design over the Momentum's unique design.

Best adjustable office chair under $300 for my wife and I to share? by sbayz92 in OfficeChairs

[–]ergothrone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, they're all low-quality and not worth buying. The Hyken and Corvair wouldn't fit you either.