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Best armrests and wrist rests - A Comprehensive Buying Guide


When my friend asked me what he could buy as a New Year gift for his nephew who adores spending time near his computer. I started ask questions and found out that his elbows turn red due to the long hours near the computer. The best solution for such case is to buy the armrests! The desire to choose the best armrests triggered me to start a kind of investigation and wrote highlights of my research in this article.

May be this article will also be useful for others. You are welcome, if you want to choose among great variety of modern types of armrests. This survey includes prices, pros and cons of different types of them, so that you can choose what suits you best.


 

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Some tips you should know about Armrests for computer

For those who spend a lot of time near the computer the most useful computer accessory is an armrest, which supports your arm with comfort while working at the computer. One man describes that after seeing his doctor for having chronic elbow pain, he was highly recommended to use the armrests. The structure of this device completely takes the pressure off of the elbows, and keeps the arms straight. Another woman explains that her husband sits and places his elbows on the desk or the arm rest until he turns them red and irritating, and when they bought the armrests, it helped a lot. Obviously, using a computer for long periods of time will lead to skin irritation and injuries. These computer related issues with long hours and injuries may trigger both muscle and joint pain. Of course, such type of assistance for your elbows as armrests for computer is highly required. Here we will review types of most comfortable armrests, prices and their pros and cons.

Skyzonal Home Office Computer Arm Rest Chair

Armrest Mouse Pad Mat Wrist Support

Price:  around $26

Main Features: SkyzonalTM is an American registered trademark which is secured by the US Trademark Law. The accessory is approximately 18 inches long and 8 inches wide at the end of wrist decreasing to 6 inches at the end of elbow. It has the shape of a paddle and it contains the gel pad in the place of contact with your wrist. It suits for different types of chair with armrest. The item is fixed with velcro straps which securely hold the item. According to feedback from customers, the unit has really worked well. For those who used to get arm and wrist pain the accessory of this armrest helps to work long hours with no strain.

Pros

  • Comfortable Arm Support while working on the computer wherever you use it.
  • Portable and easy to move.
  • Easy to assemble, no need of additional tools for assembly.
  • Engages you to keep the correct posture.
  • Helps to avoid cervical vertebrae ache.
  • Facilitates work of your hand.
  • Assists to protect you from nearsightedness.

 

Cons

  • Not suitable for other seats except of chairs.
  • May be too sizeable to place it in a bag if you carry it with you from home to office.

 

 

According to customer reviews, people mention no neck pain since using it. Some talked about the problem with installing it on the chair, as the velocity straps were not long enough, but since they solved this question they enjoyed the difference the first day.

 

Aureus Memory Foam Cover for Chair (2 Piece Set)

Price: around $45, may be cheaper at sales

Main Features:  Aureus arm pillow represents soft memory foam pad which distributes pressure between your arm and elbow evenly. It also serves as a cushion for relaxation in your chair. Aureus arm pillow can be easily taken off and put on, and it is suitable for any size of chairs. It doesn’t add noticeable height to the armrests as well. Made of high quality memory foam and 100% velboa polyester finish.

 

Pros

  • Genuine Velboa Polyester
  • Easy portable anywhere
  • Eliminates discomfort and pain in the arm while you use it
  • Quality-tested
  • Easiest assembling, no need of additional tools for assembly.
  • Velcro strap feature allows take Aureus and fix it to the chair when necessary
  • Fits all types of chairs
  • Easy to wash

 

Cons

  • Not waterproofed
  • Can be torn with the time

 

According to most customer reviews people love it. If the arms of the chair were crack Aureus arm pillow solved this problem. Also many reviews mention the soft material which makes hands feel cozy and comfortable.

 

Ergoguys Arm-stand Computer Armrest (eg-ergoarm)

Price: around $58

Main Features: Fits desks 3/8" - 1 7/8" thick.

Each of the Arm-Stand Computer Armrest bears loads of up to 24lbs (or 11 kgs) relieving 90% of the weight carried by the wrists.

It has unique design, allows you to move freely and effortlessly to perform daily computer tasks.

Three pivot points and two adjustable and flexible hinges can be set easily and fixed for your for your comfort 18"L at maximum rate of extension

Pros

  • Comfortable Arm Support supporting up to 11 kgs
  • Relieves weight carried by the wrists.
  • Unique design, allows to move freely in effective way.
  • Long rate of extension
  • Helps to avoid cervical vertebrae ache
  • Facilitates work of your hands

 

Cons

  • Not suitable for desks other than  3/8" - 1 7/8" thick.
  • May be too sizeable to place it in a bag if you carry it with you from home to office
  • The price is quite expensive, can be lower in case of some special offer.

 

 

Most customer reviews praise it. It suits for right and left-handed people. Although many people say it is a very nice item, there are some with complaints about the fact that the armrest moves around. However, the armrest is supposed to move and this way it ensures effortless work on the computer. Some people say they enjoy the device so much that they often find their hand forearms in the armrest even when they don’t use the mouse. Some people name this item as pure genius.

 

Elbow Pillow - Memory Foam Armrest Office Computer Arm Chair Pads

Price:  around $38

Main Features: Cushion Covers for Maximum Rest and Elbow Relief (Set of 2 Pieces). Each of two Elbow Pillow items has 1.5 inches thick, 4.5 inches in width of memory foam with high-density and 9.5 inches by length for maximum comfort that cushions the computer chair arm pads. The Elbow Pillow covers and suits for armrests with size from 6 to 11 inches long and it fits a wide variety of chair seats and desk, as well as dxr racer and wheelchairs. The outer topper is 100% polyester velour. Each of two memory foam pads is possible to remove through the special zipper which allows to plush the velour cover for washing. As soon as it is washed it can be easily placed back. The manufacturer also provides money back guarantee.

Pros

  • Disperses the pressure and relieves the elbow pain.
  • Versatile application for any seats including wheelchairs.
  • Easy to wash.
  • Suits for sensitive elbows or thin skin.
  • Ergonomic design provides relief and improve the computing comfort.
  • Money back guarantee from manufacturer.

Cons

  • Provides relief to elbows only, not wrists.
  • Width unstretched.
  • The price is quite expensive, can be lower in case of some special offer.

 

 

According to customer reviews these pads are really easy to use and to clean. The memory foam mat is designed with an outer covering that is 100% polyester velour which makes it look rich and  which gives it a feel of velvet. It is possible to enjoy the plush pads on the desk for arm rest or on the chair. One person describes that after seeing his doctor for having chronic elbow pain, he was highly recommended this specific set of elbow pillows. The structure completely takes the pressure off of his elbows, and keeps his arms straight, so he is satisfied. Another woman explains that she got this for her husbands computer chair and so far he seems to love it. As she explains, before they purchased the pillows, her husband would sit and place his elbows on the desk or the arm rest until he turns them red and irritating, but the pillows helped a lot. All in all the item receives 4 stars among customer reviews due to the price only.

 

Smart N Comfy Armrest Cushion + Wrist Rest (Bonus Free Gift)

Price: around $40, may be cheaper on sale

Main Features: The kit includes two SmartnComfy Armrest Cushions and one wrist rest as a bonus. Each of armrest cushions are 2 inches thick, 10 inches in length and 3 inches by width. The cushions are made of Hypoallergenic Medical Grade High Density Memory Foam and topping is made of Soft Velboa fabric with an option to remove it for washing. Free wrist rest included into the kit is made of premium quality memory foam.  The kit includes 3 stretchable velcro straps  for secure fit, which make it applicable for most types of chairs in the market, including the wheelchairs. Money back guarantee from manufacturer provided.

Pros

  • Comfortable arms and wrist support.
  • Universal fit for any chair, including wheelchairs.
  • Design contours to the elbow and forearm and relieves tired arms.
  • Lightweight and Portable.
  • Easy to unzip and wash.
  • Made of Hypoallergenic Medical Grade High Density Memory Foam
  • Money back guarantee from manufacturer.

 

Cons

  • Width unstretched
  • The price is quite expensive, can be lower in case of some special offer.

 

 

Among customer reviews there were concerns about durability of this item, but according to the feedback the items are quite durable. Most of the reviews acknowledge simplicity of use and comfort of these Armrest Cushions.

 

Generic PC Arm Rest Mouse Pad Wrist Comfort Support

Price: around $15

Main Features: Plastic armrest for fixation to the desktops up to 2" thick or armrests up to 3" wide, 2" thick. The size is 5.4" x 11.3" (13.7cm x 28.8cm). Materials : ABS. The arm pad can be rotated. It is easy to install without tools. It suits for home use or for office. Special rubber pad provides sufficient table grip.

Pros

  • The price is cheap enough.
  • The surface is comfortable for the entire forearm.
  • Pressure to the wrist is reduced.
  • Stress to the neck, shoulders and arms is reduced.
  • Static strain, fatigue, discomfort and pain is decreased.
  • Arm pad can be rotated.
  • Easily installed without tools.
  • Can be fixed to the computer desk.
  • Special rubber pad for tight grip.
  • Suits for home use or for office.

 

Cons:

  • Plastic material rises doubt about durability.
  • For complete functioning of device you need to buy two for both arms.
  • The size of desktops is limited up to 2" think, armrests up to 3" wide and 2" thick.

 

 

Reviews by customers are not many. According to the comments, this device is cheap enough and it reduces pressure from wrist and support the work on the computer. It is very comfortable. Still, there is the review from a person who believes he got less than what he paid for.

 

Premium Adjustable Computer Wrist Rest Armrest - Desk and Chair Dual Purpose Attachable Home&Office Computer Arm Support - Ergonomically Designed Mouse Pad Arm-stand Desk Extender (Red)

Price: around $ 24

Main Features: Ergonomical design for elbow and forearm support reduces pain and pressure from arms while you use the computer keyboard and mouse. The material used for this device is memory foam, strong ABS plastic, velcro straps and metal fastener. This computer accessory can be assembled with no difficulty in the desk and armchair. There is restricted standard length for straps, therefore for extra straps extension you need to order additional accessories. The extension straps can be linked together with the existing standard straps with the purpose to receive extra long straps.

Pros

  • Reduces pressure from wrist.
  • Aids to prevent cervical vertebrae.
  • Aids to prevent pains in shoulders, arms and neck.
  •  Eliminates hard effect caused by long-term spent on the computer

 

Cons

  • restricted length for straps, for extra straps extension you need to order additional accessories.

 

 

Most customer reviews find this device as a great product. One man explains that for anyone like him who constantly leans back with the mouse in his hand trying to use the mouse on the armrest or even chest, which is extremely annoying, this product suits best, as it comes already put together with the wrist pad.

 

TKL Ergonomic Mousepad and Keyboard Wrist Rest Support Set for Office, Computer, Laptop, Ipad, Trackpad & Mac - Durable & Comfortable Memory Foam pads for Easy Typing & Pain Relief

Price: around $ 30, may be cheaper on sale

Main Features: The CushionCare  pads are made of high-quality memory foam, the dimensions are as follows: 17.9 x 2.6 x 0.9 inches. The memory foam cushion adjusts to contour curves of the wrists ensuring relief and support. Lightweight. The backing is non-skid, which helps to keep the pad firmly in place. 3 years warranty is provided.

Pros:

  • The kit contains the extra mouse wrist rest
  • Made of High-Quality Memory Foam
  • Lightweight and durable construction
  • The backing is non-skid, which helps to keep the pad firmly in place
  • 3 years warranty is provided

 

Cons:

  • Width unstretched.
  • The price is quite expensive, can be lower in case of sales.

 

 

Due to the feedback from customers, most reviews find it useful. The product is exactly what many were looking for. The device made a positive impact of the quality of work life especially for those who spend 10-12 hours and more per day on the computer. The only con some people mentioned was that the clamp underneath needs tightening from time to time, because it loosens up easily during the day. Other than that, customers were very happy that they purchased it and recommended it to anyone who works long hours on the laptop or computer.

 

Jmkcoz Keyboard Wrist Rest Pad and Mouse Wrist Rest Support Mouse Pad for Computer and Laptop

Price: around $ 12

Main Features: The kit includes one Keyboard Wrist Support Pad and one Mouse Wrist Support Pad. The Jmkcoz Keyboard and Mouse wrist rest pads are made of Silica Gel+PU+Cloth plus Memory Foam. The product dimensions are 15.5 x 13.5 x 0.4 inches. The memory foam cushion helps to release fatigue and avoid skin irritation. The product is lightweight. The product is environmentally friendly, nontoxic, smellless and anti-slip. The memory foam conforms to the shape of the wrist.

Pros

  • The price is cheap
  • The kit contains wrist rest pads for keyboard and for mouse.
  • Helps to release fatigue and avoid skin irritation.
  • Lightweight and durable construction.
  •  Environmentally friendly, nontoxic, smellless and anti-slip.
  • Conforms to the shape of the wrist.

 

Cons

  • No warranty envisaged

According to customer reviews the product has much more comfortable padding than they expected. It is comfortable enough, and the mouse pad is huge! Some people were happily shocked with the quality, especially for the price. The most positive effect according to customers opinion that there is an option of product sample provided for the review.

 

Gimars Memory Foam Non Slip Keyboard Wrist Rest Pad and Mouse Silica Gel Wrist Rest Support For Office, Computer, Laptop

Price: around $ 11

Main Features: The dimensions for keyboard pad size are 17.3*3*1 inches.  The dimensions for mouse support are 5.5*2.75*1 inches. The product contains the rubber on the base and skid proof memory foam padding. It makes the wrists stay at a straight line instead of not healthy position at an angle to the keyboard and mouse. The pads are lightweight. The specification describes the product as durable. The product is soft and smoothly. Warranty for money back is provided.

Pros

  • The price is cheap
  • The kit contains wrist rest pads for keyboard and for mouse.
  • Soft and smooth.
  • Non-skid Rubber base prevents sliding.
  • Improves the wrist posture.
  • Helps to prevent joint and wrist problems.
  • Lightweight
  • Warranty for money back is provided

 

Cons

  • Suitable for wrists only, cannot be fixed at armrests.

As customer reviews describe the product suits for those whose wrists hurt if they have to type a long paper and spend long hours near the computer. The pads do not have any strong smell. The material is pleasant and smooth. The shipping is fast. Most customers recommend the product.

 

Conclusion of the review about the armrests

Among the wide range of various types of armrests in the market we selected the most popular and comfortable for your attention. All ten types analyzed are different in structure and style. Having weighed all pros and cons for each item, you will be able to choose what is best for you.  

Skyzonal Home Office Computer Arm Rest Chair and Ergoguys Arm-stand Computer Armrest both give comfort for elbow and wrist but they are quite sizeable, so they suit perfect for those who use the computer stationary at one place and do not have to bring the device for elbow support elsewhere.

At the contrary, if you need to bear the armrests with you, take more lightweight and portable armrests, such as the Aureus Memory Foam Cover for Chair, the Elbow Pillow - Memory Foam Armrest Office Computer Arm Chair Pads or the Smart N Comfy Armrest Cushion + Wrist Rest.

The cheapest products are Gimars Memory Foam Non Slip Keyboard Wrist Rest Pad and Mouse Silica Gel Wrist Rest Support and the Jmkcoz Keyboard Wrist Rest Pad and Mouse Wrist Rest Support Mouse Pad for Computer. In any case, such type of computer accessory as armrests and wrist rests is extremely helpful for tired arms and wrists to get the relief from pain and it reduces dramatically the pressure from spending long hours on the computer.

 

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