SteadyType Slide Ergodynamic Keyboard Tray
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- Our patented SteadyType keyboard tray, now retractable for under-desk stowage
- Unlimited range of tilt to create perfectly neutral typing posture when standing, sitting or even walking at your adjustable-height desk
- Compatible with every keyboard and pointing device made
- Rock-solid design is proudly 100% made in the USA from the highest-quality components
- An absolutely indispensible ergodynamic accessory for treadmill desk users to improve typing speed and accuracy while walking
Designed for use only with adjustable-height desks, for fixed-height desk users we recommend the Trackless Keyboard Tray.
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Because “Elbows at 90°” Isn’t Neutral
iMovR’s patented SteadyType technology has been a popular option on our state-of-the-art standing desks since 2014. The SteadyType Slide is our latest innovation in standing desk and treadmill desk ergonomics, allowing users to add the ergonomic benefits of SteadyType to their standing desk, and slide it out of the way more like a traditional keyboard tray when not in use. (It's all part of our groundbreaking research in the new field of 'ergodynamics' you can read more about here.)
For those already familiar with the SteadyType Exo, the wooden keyboard tray on the Slide is identical in every way. The difference is that the SteadyType Slide is permanently installed on high-quality, lockable slide rails. The Exo, on the other hand, is a portable design that can be attached to or detached from any standing desk is under 30 seconds, no tools required.
If you’ve been using a computer keyboard long enough, you’re probably aware of the need to guard against repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) such as carpal tunnel syndrome, by placing the forearms and wrists in the most neutral position possible when typing. Doing so reduces the strain on numerous muscles and tendons running from the fingertips and wrists to the elbows and shoulders and all the way up to the neck.
A truly neutral forearm position is one that is completely relaxed, hanging down by the force of gravity. Picture a sleeping astronaut. That’s neutral.
Obviously we can’t type on our computers if our forearms are hanging straight down, but the latest ergonomics research has shown that the 15° available on traditional Adjustable Keyboard Trays (AKTs) just isn't enough. A steeper angle will create a more neutral typing posture, which will always translate to less discomfort, less potential for injury, and a higher typing proficiency.
Simple Installation for a Wide Range of Desks
There are millions of standing desks out there without any keyboard tray at all, and the reasons are twofold. First, installing a conventional keyboard tray on a conventional office desk can be an arduous task. Even if you have the ideal power tools for the job it can still take over an hour for a first-timer. Second, most sit-stand desks have a stabilizing crossbar running between the left and right lifting columns. This can prevent the installation of the sliding rail that the majority of keyboard trays use, which typically needs 17" - 21" of free depth as measured from the front edge of the desk.
We designed the SteadyType Slide to require only 15" of free depth and 31" of free width. Which means it can be installed on most standing desks that have a cantilevered, or "C-Leg" frame. (Desks with T-Leg frames typically do not have 15" of depth available.)
Compared to most retractable keyboard trays, SteadyType Slide can be steadfastly installed with relative ease. The unit comes fully assembled and installs under your desktop with only eight screws. In fact, if you have a 30"-deep Jaxson or Lander desk from iMovR, your desktop is already pre-drilled for accepting the SteadyType Slide. Note that these slide rails utilize the same pre-drilled holes as the iMovR Premium Drawer, so you can only choose one of these accessories to be mounted using the pre-drilled holes.
Finally, a fully ergonomic keyboard tray designed specifically for standing desks and treadmill desks that also tucks neatly away, just like you've come to expect from conventional AKTs!
Find Your Perfect Typing Angle
With the freedom to rotate a complete 360° around its axis, the keyboard tray on the SteadyType Slide can be set to technically any angle. In practical use, however, most standing desk users will find that an angle of negative 20–35° suits them best. Touch typists that do not need to keep the keycaps in view can enjoy even steeper, and thus more neutral tilt angles. Gamers that like to use their keyboard trays with a positive tilt angle will enjoy the same limitless adjustment range.
For treadmill desk users, using an even steeper angle will eliminate pressure on the base of the palms and tension from holding the fingertips in position on the keyboard, especially at higher walking speeds.
Whether you use the SteadyType Slide while standing, walking, or simply sitting, it only takes a couple of minutes to find the “sweet spot” keyboard angle and desk height for your particular anthropometry (see our how-to video).
Keeps Your Shoulders Back
The rubber bumpers on the SteadyType Slide are designed to perform two functions at once. First, they keep the keyboard from sliding off the tray at steeper angles.
Second, they allow the user to position their keyboards as close to their bodies as possible, to minimize shoulder hunch. This patented feature is unique to iMovR SteadyType trays.
Compatible With All Keyboards and Pointing Devices
Four adjustable bumpers that go into any of the seven slots on the 28”-wide keyboard tray of the SteadyType Slide make it possible to accommodate all keyboard designs, even those with variable contour lines along their back edge. Even more impressively, they work with split keyboards commonly prescribed by ergonomists to users who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome and other ergonomic maladies. Each keyboard half can be individually canted to completely eliminate any radial or ulnar deviation—the technical term for when the wrists are skewed out of alignment with the forearm.
Up to four fencing pins are used to create a cradle where your mouse or other device will rest when the tray is set to a steep angle. With the pins correctly positioned, you can simply let go of the mouse and it will slide into its cradle, keeping it always close at hand and preventing it from sliding off the tray.
While the SteadyType Slide works perfectly well with any conventional keyboard, it’s ideally paired with an ergonomically oriented keyboard with a built-in gel wrist pad, such as the Microsoft, Kinesis or Perixx keyboards, among many others.
Any pointing device can be used with the SteadyType Slide, including regular and vertical mice, trackballs, trackpads and even joysticks. The pins for your mouse or other device can be arranged in one of three zones. Whether you are left- or right-handed, you'll find the SteadyType Slide easy to configure to meet your needs. Plus, if your ergonomist has instructed you use a split keyboard and a centrally positioned pointing device, there's a zone to accommodate that as well. There's no other keyboard tray as configurable or that supports as many users.
With a number of joints and moving parts, combined with cheap phenolic resin plastic trays, most old-school keyboard trays exhibit a bounciness that amplifies the typist's every movement, and can even transmit that movement into the desk. When seated, this effect may not be readily noticeable, but at a standing desk, it begins to affect the user's performance. With the added motion of walking on a treadmill, typing on a conventional keyboard tray can become arduous.
The SteadyType Slide, on the other hand, is made of precisely machined steel, ABS plastic, and extra-dense MDF wood components. The supremely high-quality slide rails provide an exceptionally strong physical connection, making it virtually part of the desk itself. Once you set the preferred depth of your keyboard tray you can also lock it in place with the simple twist of a knob. This locking ability is particularly helpful for treadmill desk users, and a feature not found on most other AKTs.
Adding a SteadyType tray to any treadmill desk will improve the user’s typing proficiency to be the same as when standing or even sitting at their desk. The result is the complete elimination of typos that are often induced by the floppiness of traditional keyboard trays.
Any of our 28 3D-Laminated Colors
The SteadyType Slide is available all 28 colors of iMovR’s exclusive 3D laminate. 3D laminates wrap seamlessly around the rounded edges of the keyboard tray, making it beautiful and comfortable to rest your hands on, or even lean against. 3D laminate not only looks great—it is extraordinarily durable. Learn more about the advantages of 3D lamination, and about iMovR's commitment to environmental sustainability.
Choose from any of the colors below.
Because of the way these woodgrain images wrap perfectly around the ergo-contoured edges of a desktop, visitors to our showroom often have a hard time distinguishing the hand-carved look of these 3D woodgrain laminates from real, solid-wood desks sitting right next to them. These woodgrain colors also hide fingerprints, water rings and dust very well.
Textured Wood Grains
Through advanced, state-of-the-art 3D-lamination technology these reclaimed wood simulations actually have the ridged tactile feel of real wood planks. This technology was developed for customers who love the romantic, weathered look of reclaimed wood but don't want to deal with its high propensity for cracking, warping and decomposition.
Soft-Touch Matte Luxe
These newly invented, state-of-the-art "soft-touch" laminates have an amazing tactile feel. Both to the hand and to the eye they exude a sense of luxury, beauty and style like no other desktop surface. These warm, neutral tones are as calming as they are elegant, and the matte finish makes fingerprints, water rings and dust disappear from view.
Compatibility Within the iMovr Product Line
The SteadyType Slide is designed to fit full-sized (30"-deep) Jaxson Desks with "Select" (1.125"-thick) tops and Lander 2-Leg desks with tops that are at least 47” wide. It is not designed to be installed on Jaxson Compact Desks, Lander Lite Desks or ZipDesks. Unless the desk is very wide it is recommended that the SteadyType not be installed on a desk that already has a drawer of any kind installed, due to space constraints.
For Lander desks produced before July 2021 you will need to drill the holes using the drill template provided. Lander desks produced since July 2021 and all Jaxson Desks with Select tops are pre-drilled for the SteadyType Slide to make installation even easier.
The SteadyType Slide is also compatible with older iMovR desk models (e.g. the Elite and UpTown) which have 30″-deep desktops and on a C-frame base.
Using the SteadyType Slide with Other Desks
The SteadyType Slide was designed to work with iMovR's Jaxson and Lander Standing Desk lines, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be installed on other desks. However, there are a few things you should consider before you purchase this drawer to use on another standing desk.
The SteadyType Slide’s frame extends 15.08” back from the front edge of your desktop, and is 31.06″ across. Measure from the front edge of your desk to your desk’s crossbar to ensure that it will fit, and check that there is adequate width, as well.
The SteadyType Slide is installed using eight ¾″ #9 Phillips-head screws. Your desk needs to be at least 1″ thick to ensure proper installation. Using shorter screws to install the SteadyType Slide on slimmer desktops of unknown wood density is possible but not recommended, as heavy typing forces may cause the screws to lose their purchase over time. High-density MDF cores like iMovR uses are better; low-density MDF or particleboard desktops that many brands use on their standing desks are not recommended.
You probably don’t want a keyboard tray that clashes with your desktop. Remember, all computer, tablet, and phone screens display colors slightly different from one another. To ensure that the color you’re thinking of going with matches or complements your existing desktop, order a few of our 4″ × 6″ color samples.
|Retractable for under-desk storage|
|360° tray rotation|
|Compatible with all keyboards and mice|
|Keyboard Tray Size||10.5″ × 28″|
|Required Desk Width||31.25″|
|Required Desk Underside Clearance||4″|
|Weight Limit||50 lb.|
|Unit Weight||19 lbs.|
|Keyboard Tray Rotation||360°|
|Available Colors||28 3D-Laminate Colors|
|Fastening Hardware Included||Eight (8) #9 ¾″ Phillips-head screws|
|Tools Required for Installation||Safety Glasses|
1/8″ Drill bit
|Shipping Dimensons||37″ × 20″ × 7″|
|Shipping Weight||24 lb.|
|Country of Origin||United States|
SteadyType Slide Installation Video
How To Adjust Your SteadyType Keyboard Tray (Exo & Slide)
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