Due to Covid, what are some gadgets you can’t live without?

For me, it is an ergonomic chair.

I used to not care about how or where I sit, but WFH on a computer for really long periods of time day in and day out has highlighted the errors of my old ways.


I slipped a disc in my back 12 years ago that still hurts every single day. The contraptions I have created and /or bought in an attempt at a perfect desk have been both rediculous and only partially helpful.

Do you have a chair you recommend?
I’m currently in need of one badly. I have a “human scale” but it’s kinda beat and just doesn’t cut it anymore.

As far as covid gadgets… Id say none. It’s really the access to basic supplies that I now see as very vulnerable.

This is the one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004P3WFME

I use a bouncy ball as well periodically: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010MVAMH2

I’ve been fortunate to not have had any back-related injuries yet, so what I suggest may not help as much.


Thanks I’ll check out that chair it looks good. I also sit on a bouncy ball periodically and I can say that actually does help too.

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Have you tried standing desks? I have one (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Q3TGL7M/), and that helps break up the routine as well. It gives me a chance to at least feel like I’m stretching :stuck_out_tongue:

I have, and for a while it was great, but eventually I became strained and faded out of its use pretty much all together.

I don’t use the exercise ball much lately either but that was one that took me by surprise, the idea seemed so silly to me but it ended up being a very functional chair.

My chair story… I’ll keep it short :wink: I’m tall and need a drafting style chair/stool. I had a cheap though comfortable enough one for about 8 years then one day the 3/8" steel seat-to-back support just snapped right clean off! A very dangerous event! Then I hunted, searched, read reviews for a perfect replacement. Got it delivered and within 30 minutes of sitting, doing my work… the word PAIN is just too polite a way of saying what I felt! I tied to find a fix, like a lumbar support, though my wife urged me to look for a better one, possibly used, online. Wouldn’t you know it, on kijiji, only listed that morning, was my baby! I got it for a quarter of the price for new, surprisingly the chair I got still had the original tags on it! They said it was barely used because it was too high for most people to use! Perfect for me :grinning: It’s a Herman Miller Aeron Tall Drafting chair. These chairs can be adjusted within mm, and the mesh, everything, is total comfort! I can’t praise this chair enough (it does come in a number of other sizes). I can comfortably sit for hours and hours… probably too long… thankfully I get in a workout most days to compensate :smile:


I’ve probably said this joke here before, but I’ve tried so many back supports, pillows, bumps and balls.

Whenever I have a new weird lumbar item jammed in to my seat by choice, I can’t help but picture this


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Mobile & PS4

Due to Covid the continuous gadget I used to live with is my mobile phone and lappy.

surface pro 6 and apple watch

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