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PROPER AND SAFE USE
Proper use is safe use, for the Keynamics Laptop Stand.
We are going to describe for you the proper use of your stand, which is the use that we intended when we created it.
It is proper use that will allow you to realize the benefits that are offered by this Keynamics Stand.
We will pause occasionally to caution you of some of the possible consequences of improper use, which is unsafe.
Placing the Stand on the Desk
There are two basic ways to place your stand on your desk. One of these ways is to place it “on top” of your desk. The other way is to “cantilever” your stand. (See diagram #3)
By cantilever, we mean to place the weighted end of the stand (where the wheels are located) on top of your desk. The other end of the stand has a lip. This lipped end is placed off the edge of the desk, so that it is only supported by the weighted part of the stand.
You use this cantilevered position, so that you can place your keyboard to extend out over the front edge of your desk. This extended placement also lowers your keyboard. OSHA says that, if you recline in your chair, this lowered position for your keyboard creates a more neutral ergonomic posture than you may otherwise have.
To use this cantilever position properly, you have to fit the notch of the stand over the front edge of your desk (see diagram #1). By the notch, we mean the location on the bottom of the stand, where the flat part of the bottom suddenly takes a new direction. Perhaps the best description of this junction between the weighted end and the lipped end of the stand is that it is an “edge-receiving” notch.
CAUTION: If you extend the notch past the desk edge, you can create an imbalance of the weight of the stand and the laptop, consequently there may be a tendency to tip over, especially when someone brushes against it. Because the stand is heavy, not only could you damage your laptop, but also your legs or feet. Worse, young children can be severely injured, if they tip over the stand. Therefore, do not leave your stand unattended!
To properly use the cantilevered position, you must also place the weighted portion of the bottom of the stand, the portion that is above and behind the notch, so that it lies completely flat on the top of the desk. (Note that the bottom “weighted” metal plate has a rubber strip along the notch area, which should rest flush and firmly on the desk surface.)
CAUTION: It is the eight pound steel weight in the rear portion of your stand that allows you to safely cantilever your laptop off the edge of your desk. Attempting to form an angle that is greater than the one that is created by proper placement of your stand is unsafe.
Note: The stand performs best on a table or desk with a straight front edge. We have used a circular table before, and things worked quite nicely. However, you must have a table with a slow curve, in its circular pattern. (Minimum 5 feet in diameter)
“On Top” Position
If you want to use your Keynamics Stand on top of your desk, placement of your stand is straightforward. However, one should take care to place it, so that you have the proper angle for your wrists, to gain the ergonomic benefits of your stand.
CAUTION: The best thing to do, whether using your stand on top of the desk, or cantilevered, is to follow the Ergonomic Principles for Safe Computer Workstations, set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, of the U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA). http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computer workstations/index.htm l. The design of our stand matches completely with some of the recommendations made by OSHA, to protect America’s workers from injury. You can find OSHA’s link on our website as well.
Disclaimer: The content of this instruction manual, and the manual itself, do not offer medical advice and certainly should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. You agree to consult a licensed physician for any such purpose. You agree that the content of this manual should never be considered complete and cannot take the place of consultation or advice from your physician or other health care professionals. You agree not to disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read within this manual.
CAUTION: Always use your laptop stand on a level desk, otherwise, you can create an imbalance that could cause injury or damage, due to the stand rolling off the edge of the desk.
Placing Your Laptop on the Stand
The proper placement of your laptop on the stand is very important. (See diagram # 1)
Of course, you should place your laptop on top of the area of your stand that is cantilevered off the edge of your desk. We call this area the incline. The incline has “landing strips” made of a soft, sticky rubber material that really grips your laptop.
Note: The soft, sticky rubber material is specifically designed to hold and grab by friction and gravity. You will notice that we have incorporated five areas to contact the bottom and front of your laptop. The two top “levelers”, the two “landing strips” and the front lip. Making sure your laptop contacts all five areas is the best way to secure your laptop and the way that Keynamics recommends you use your stand. However, since the stand is designed to be universal, in some cases you will not contact all five areas. For example, if you use a smaller “ultralite” laptop, it will not be deep enough to even reach the levelers in the back. In this case the landing strips and the front lip will provide all the gripping power that you need.
While these strips alone will hold your laptop in place, you should fit the front edge of your laptop flush up against the lip at the end of the incline. This adds to your stand’s grip on your computer.
Note: If you have an angled front lip on your laptop in which the angle starts from the bottom and angles up toward the top “Bottom Angled Laptop Lip - on diagram # 2”, then the very top edge of the front lip of the stand will contact the middle section of the angled area of your laptop.
If you place the rear bottom area of your laptop squarely upon the levelers at the top of the stand, you will most securely grip your computer. The levelers are the round disks that have a surface of the same soft, sticky rubber material as the landing strips.
The levelers adjust easily, though they may require some pressure from your fingers. The levelers can be tilted to most any angle, since they are mounted on swivels. Tilt your levelers so that the top of the levelers meet the bottom of your laptop flatly and completely.
Note: Larger laptops will contact the entire surface area of the leveler, medium sized laptops will contact about half of the surface area and “ultralite” laptops might not contact the leveler at all. The stand is designed this way. Ultralite laptops do not need the levelers and are completely supported by the landing strips and lip area.)
CAUTION: Failing to match your leveler with your laptop could cause a backward tipping, which could create a substantial imbalance that could cause injury or damage.
Of course, you have to get the leveler to the proper height. First, your laptop must be lying flat on the “inclined” surface. Second, your laptop must sit completely flat on the leveler.
Placing the leveler, so that it is positioned to meet your laptop, without lifting your computer off your stand, is pretty straightforward.
The leveler sits atop a threaded shank. The shank is screwed into a hole in your stand. This hole is also threaded. To lower your leveler, screw the shank into the hole. To raise your leveler, unscrew your shank from the hole.
So, your laptop needs to sit:
- Flush on the rubber strips on the incline of the stand,
- Flush and snugly against the stand’s lip, and
- Flush against the levelers.
CAUTION: If you ignore the need to have the bottom of your laptop flush against the incline on the stand, or the front of your laptop against the lip, you will lose most of the gripping power of your stand and your laptop may tip or slide.
If you use your stand entirely on top of your desk, we recommend the same placement for your laptop, as we do for the cantilevered position. The grip that this placement provides enhances your experience with the stand, regardless.
If you use a port replicator or docking station, the levelers may not be necessary and you can just unscrew them. Your replicator or station will sit on the area that is past the incline, without the levelers, and be gripped by the landing strips of rubber, which extend past the incline.
Note: Some port replicators work better with the levelers in place. The stand is designed to be universal and you will need to test your particular port replicator for the best placement and support.
CAUTION: Never roll your laptop stand off the edge of your desk! Especially with your laptop on it!
We use skateboard wheels. You know how little friction they create with a surface. They are slick! We use them so that you experience ease in moving your 7 pound laptop, sitting on a 10 pound stand, out of the way.
Note: The stand is designed to move laterally with ease, while resisting forward and backward movement. The wheels in the back provide the ease of lateral movement, while the surface contact area under the lip provides enough resistance to keep it from moving laterally when not intended (for typing).
Note: The stand is designed to be rolled around the desktop in the “On Top” position and not the “cantilevered” position. Although, the stand can be rolled in the cantilevered position by lifting up on the front lip to release the grip of the bottom rubber strip in the edge receiving notch.
NOTICE: Proper use of the AVIATOR™ Laptop Stand is imperative for your health and safety.
You should always maintain healthy postures as recommended by the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) for computer workstations. Please visit the OSHA website for
correct computing postures: www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/index.html
“Straight Wrists – Balanced Head & Neck – Supported Back – Open Elbows”
There are two basic ways to place your stand on any stable, flat surface. 1. “On Top” or
2. “Cantilevered” over the edge. Never extend the stand past the arrows on the “Edge Receiving
Notch”. The stand is stable only when the arrows are directly over the front edge of the work
surface. Never leave the stand unattended in the Cantilevered placement.
Note: Only while in the “Cantilevered” placement is the stand semi-locked onto the work surface
by the bottom (skid resistant) rubber strips.
While in the “On Top” placement, the rubber strips are not in contact with the work surface &
the stand is free to glide around by means of contacting the bottom “Lateral Movement Contact
Points” - designed for easy re-positioning of the laptop and stand on the work surface.
Also note that there is enough resistance by the contact points to prevent the stand from moving
backwards while typing in the “On Top” position . Be careful, too much force could cause the stand
to slide off the work surface in the “On Top” placement. (Do not leave your laptop on the stand
unattended, anytime while on an airplane, moving vehicle or when other persons / pets could
bump the stand.)
Assembly: Position the “Crosspiece” over the “Riser” with the word “TOP” on the “Crosspiece”
facing up. Slide the crosspiece into the “V Notch” on the “Risers”. Use the two outer “Slots”
on the “Crosspiece” for wider laptops and the two inner “Slots” for smaller laptops.
Moving the laptop while it is on the stand is accomplished by grabbing the front part of the
stand from the bottom side with the forefingers in the "edge receiving notch", while putting
pressure on the top, front part of the laptop with the thumbs.
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The three pieces of the AVIATOR™ are designed to interlock & slip into the side pocket
of a briefcase, laptop carrying case or coat pocket.
Two triangular shaped “Dovetails” on the crosspiece slide into the matching slots on the risers.
Holding the risers together, slide the crosspiece dovetails into the matching slots on the risers.
Once assembled for storage, the snug fit of a briefcase or laptop case side pocket holds
everything together securely (no carrying case or straps needed).
Limitation on Liability. KEYNAMICS, LLC, ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, MANAGERS, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF THE COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY AND ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, MANAGERS, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS TO ANY PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT USER HAS PAID TO KEYNAMICS, LLC FOR THE APPLICABLE CONTENT OR SERVICE OR KEYNAMICS LAPTOP STAND OUT OF WHICH LIABILITY AROSE.
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