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Geekscape Tech Review: Kensington SmartFit Conform Back Rest and Duo Gel Keyboard Wrist Rest

Tuesday 10th January 2017 by GadgetMan

If you are not familiar with Kensington, they make a lot of great accessories for Offices. Today, I’m going to talk about two of their products that promote better ergonomics, one for the back, and another for the wrist.

I will start with the SmartFit Conform Back Rest for some sitting comfort. As you can see, it looks like a set of robot lungs. Seriously, I don’t know how else to describe their shape. Those two lungs are actually ventilated supports for you back, and there are four independent springs that hook it together.

To set it on your chair, just use the strap and drape it on the back. Then you get to sit on it, and I will admit, it makes my back feel different. Honestly, I am wondering how I could have lived without it.

Now, there is this very odd color-coded chart with orange, red, purple, and green. I am not certain what the colors mean, but you have to unscrew the supports and move them up. It produces the effect that you would think. I think the colors are so you can remember them later.

It is quite an interesting item, and is ideal for a good office gift. It can be purchased for $59.99 on the Kensington site.

Now, let’s talk about the Wrist Rest. I don’t really get a chance to review many wrist rests, but I figured that if I was going to review one, it would be from Kensington.

One thing that I got to love about the Duo Gel Keyboard is how it feels. You press your fingers into it, and it feels like you are putting your hands on Jello, but without the squishy sticky feeling. This will definitely help you if you are having problems with your wrist with carpel tunnel or whatever.

By the way, the soft finish is easy to clean when it gets dirty. That is very handy for this “gel pillow”, and I don’t know how else to describe it.

What is interesting is how the shape has this “ventilation channel” which can “keep your hands cool and dry”. Personally, I like the look of this channel, as it makes it look like a yin/yang symbol.

If this sounds like something you want to put your hands on, head on over to the Kensington site and pay $17.99. It is available in Blue/Black or Red/Black.