LAS VEGAS, NV, December 16, 2005 (PDF)
A new, first-of-its-kind LX Notebook Arm mounting accessory, designed to enable Apple PowerBook and IBook users to obtain full use of their notebook computers when docked in a desktop environment, is being introduced by Ergotron at the 2006 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) show in Las Vegas this January 5–8.
The new Ergotron LX Notebook Arm, available in either black or silver, is especially useful for high-intensity home office or work applications where multiple kinds of information need to be viewed on-screen. This ingenious 12-pound space- and time-saving accessory enables Apple users to tilt, turn, swing and lift their notebook computer off their desk to place it side-by-side with their LCD monitor.
The Ergotron LX Notebook Arm is compatible with any Apple laptop computer and docking station weighing up to 17.5 lbs, including the 12-, 15- and 17-inch PowerBooks, and the new iBook G4. Available in early-February 2006 through CDW.com and other retailers, the LX Notebook Arm will have a sugg. retail price of $179.00.
The LX Notebook Arm incorporates Ergotron’s Constant Force (CF™) lift-and-pivot motion technology, which converts a conventional spring’s linear force curve into a constant flat force through the entire range of lifting or pivoting motion for the PowerBook or iBook. As a result, Apple users exert less effort to noiselessly adjust their computer display with up to 24-inches of expansion and contraction.
“We’re thrilled to offer an ergonomically-designed accessory that adds unprecedented adjustability for PowerBook and iBook users,” said Lee Schalk, VP of North American Sales for Ergotron. “Now you can come into the office where you keep your docking station, open up a docked Powerbook or iBook notebook, and position it next to your flat-panel monitor on the desk—enjoying a dual display benefit that’s been available all along, but hasn’t been functional before this product launch. Plus, Apple users are going to love the sleek visual design of the Notebook Arm’s brushed aluminum exterior.”
Ergotron® products have been improving the human interface with digital displays since 1982. Ergotron’s portfolio of digital display mounting solutions includes wall and desk mount arms, desk stands, mobile carts, floor stands, pivots and vertical lifts. With the introduction of CF™ lift and pivot motion technology, Ergotron’s products require less user effort to achieve more motion. Each Ergotron product is designed to enhance the viewing experience, reduce stress and improve productivity in today’s computing and entertainment environments. Based in Saint Paul, MN., with subsidiaries in Europe, Ergotron’s revenues in 2005 are expected to approach $100 million, with 275 employees worldwide, and representation in 67 countries. For more information, visit www.ergotron.com or call 1-800-888-8458.
Note: For high-res color photos of the LX Notebook Arm, interviews about monitor ergonomics for Mac users, or to review sample/demo units to test, please call Adam Benscoter at 612-337-0087.
Adam Benscoter/Paul Maccabee
Maccabee Group PR