- The first keyboard tray ever to offer 100% neutral ergonomic positioning
- Installs on any standing desk in less than 30 seconds
- Platforms tilt up to 85-degrees with keyboard secured (30-45 in typical use)
- Surrounds user in "ergonomic arc" for easy access to keyboard & mouse
No matter if you're sitting, standing, or walking the Elevon offers 100% neutral ergonomic positioning—never putting stress on your joints.
30 Seconds and Done
Elevon installs on any standing desk in 30 seconds—with no tools required. Just slip it on, tighten and you're ready to type!
Up to 85-Degrees of Pain-Free Tilt
The Elevon's work surfaces can actually turn 360-degrees around but a typical user will find 30-45-degrees most comfortable.
The Perfect Ergonomic Arc
No reaching or torquing your body is necessary to get your work done. The Elevon surrounds you in an ergonomic arc to keep your posture and position neutral—never straining.
The Elevon – An Ergonomic Revolution
While ergonomic keyboard tray designs haven't evolved much since they were first invented in the '80s, the Elevon represents a radical departure from the traditional "under-desk arm" mechanical structure. With its innovative frame design, it turns the front edge of your desk into a super-ergonomic cockpit environment for computing.
Our goal in developing the Elevon was to create the ultimate, infinitely-adjustable keyboard tray that could work on just about any desk—including standing desks and treadmill desks—and install in less than 30 seconds.
With a retail price of only $399, the Elevon is far more versatile, adjustable, sturdy, easy to install (no assembly required!) and attractive than conventional trays that sell for upwards of $500 or $600, not including their cost of installation.
How We Came to Invent the Elevon
The Elevon started out as a solution for the serious inadequacy of conventional keyboard trays when used on a treadmill desk workstation. While becoming increasingly popular in recent years, treadmill desks were invented long after keyboard trays, so it's no surprise their unconventional requirements were never considered.
After the first year of testing different designs and "putting a lot of miles on the prototypes," literally, we repeatedly heard feedback from medical and ergonomic experts who were testing the Elevon that it would also be ideal for standing desk and sitting users, too, not just treadmill deskers.
Over five years of R&D, we further adapted the design to make it universally beneficial to users whether they are sitting, standing or walking while computing.
And now that the patents have been filed globally, we're proud to announce that this has been achieved. But there's much more to the story...
What's So Special About the Elevon?
Unprecedented keyboard tilt keeps your wrists & arms pain-free
Most keyboard platforms can only be tilted within a 20-degree arc. The Elevon's keyboard platform can literally rotate 360 degrees around its pivot bar. With the advent of height adjustable desks and treadmill desks, many users would be more comfortable, pain-free, and typing-proficient at steeper angles than they've ever before been able to achieve with a conventional keyboard tray (normally limited to only +5 to -15 degrees of keyboard tilt).
For example, setting a 30 to 35-degree angle allows treadmill desk users to retain accuracy while typing much faster, and at faster walking speeds if on a treadmill desk. The reason for this is that as the belt pulls the user backward the natural response is to press down harder on the wrists to maintain hand positioning over the keyboard, resulting in strain on the wrists, forearms, shoulders, and neck, and pressure on the nerves at the base of the palm.
Side platforms tilt for optimal mouse ergonomics
Now let's look at the platforms on the left and right sides of the Elevon. Like the keyboard platform, they can also rotate all the way around their pivot bars, and will typically be used anywhere from level to about -40 degrees of tilt.
But where even the most advanced “lilly pads” on other keyboard trays can only rotate forward and back, the rotational axis of the Elevon side trays is on a 45-degree angle to the axis of the keyboard tray. This allows the user to achieve a truly correct angle for the hands and forearms - eliminating flexion, extension, supination, and pronation of the wrists for the very first time (as shown below). Anyone who has ever suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome will truly appreciate this innovation.
A sturdy mounting frame as solid as your desk
Lastly, let's look at the mounting frame. The typical keyboard tray slides on a base frame "rail" that has to be drilled into the bottom of the desk very precisely. Add up all the tolerances in that rail and all the joints along the single arm mechanism, and what you get is a floppy tray that'll shake like a leaf. The Elevon's unique frame design makes the keyboard tray as solid as your desk. It mounts to virtually any desk simply by adjusting four knobs - two in front and two about 8" back from the front edge of the desk - on any countertop up to 1.75" thick. The long clamp bar ensures a rock-solid connection to the desktop, without damaging the finish.
Installs on any desk, in less than 30 seconds
Installing the Elevon on any standing desk is easy. No tools. No carpentry skills, and no degree in mechanical engineering required. See a quick demonstration:
A game-changer for treadmill desks
For treadmill desk users, the benefits of typing and mousing in a more neutral position are even more profound:
About Your Finish Choices
The Elevon is currently available in black, white, light maple, and hayward cherry finishes. (Hayward cherry is featured in the video.) We soon plan to add other color choices too, eventually offering up to all 11 of our standard 3D laminate color choices – the full spectrum of color choices on our standing desks and treadmill desks. These also include shaker cherry, almond cherry, urban walnut, clove mahogany, warm white, haute gray, and shark gray.
Jeff's Review from NotSitting.com