The Workrite Banana Board provides an ergonomic space for your keyboard, mouse and mouse pad. The mouse platform slides effortlessly from either side to accomodate both left and right-handed users. Extra features include a built-in document holder and hidden cord bay for the mouse and keyboard. The Banana Board comes with a 17" or 22" discreet ball-bearing track.
The track installs underneath your table top, and is what holds the keyboard tray in place. Provides extension and retraction of the keyboard; available in 17" and 22" lengths. Please measure clearance underneath your table top to determine which track you should get.
|17 inches||When fully retracted, approx 4" of keyboard tray will extend past the front of your table top|
|22 inches (+$8.00)||When fully retracted, keyboard tray will be completely hidden from view|
|Platform with Mouse Holder Extended||27” Width X 16 ¼" Depth|
|Platform Dimensions w/ Mouse Holder Tucked||19” Width X 13” Depth|
|Mouse Platform Dimensions||8” Width by 13 1/14” Depth|
|Track Length||17” or 22”|
|Shipping Time||3 Day Quick Ship|
By Sam S.
I’ve been fighting the idea of using a keyboard tray for about 5 years. The only time I saw one was attached to the 140 year old accountant in the finance department. It looked like it would fall off the desk at any time and had a grime on it that looked as if it had been there since 1980. The words “ergonomic keyboard tray” never invoked a sexy image; so, when my partner purchased this tray, I waited to hear his firsthand experience. I wasn’t sure the tray was going to improve my ergonomic posture and certainly didn’t like the way it looked. I was also concerned the tray would take me too away from my desk and monitors. After 2 months or so, I inquired about my partner’s experience and he gave a glowing review. I decided it was time to try it and I haven’t looked back yet. I notice less tension in my shoulders in neck, as I am able to rest my arms in a natural position. I feel better and have less clutter on my desk.
There are essentially main pieces to the system:
Attaching the Pinnacle arm to your desk is the most challenging part of the assembly. It’s important to mark your holes on your desk top beforehand and ensure the holes are straight. If your holes aren’t straight, your keyboard won’t be straight and won’t be parallel to your desk top. An important consideration if you have a thin desk is to ensure that the screws don’t puncture the top of your desk. I own the WorkRite Sierra HX desk, which has an extremely thin top. It looks great, but made me a bit nervous with the screws. Make sure to use washers and spacers if necessary.
Once the arm is attached to the desk, which can take 15-30 minutes, you can easily attached your tray to the arm using the four screws provided.
The arm is a lot heavier and sturdier than anticipated. My fears of the tray loosening or falling from the desk are unfounded when it comes to this package. The track on the arm provides a smooth transition for the tray to be positioned. The arm is seriously an impressive piece of machinery. The arm can tilt down -15 degrees and tilt up 10 degrees to accommodate any keyboard position. Believe it or not, some people like to type from a declined position. You can also lift the tray vertically up and down. This allows you to find the perfect position, which I found is often different depending on whether I’m standing or sitting.
The mouse pad is a sturdy plastic that is built into the tray and can slide from right to left to accommodate both left-handed and right-handed users. I didn’t use the wrist pad, because my ergonomic keyboard is large and has a built in wrist pad. I haven’t seen many keyboards larger than mine, so it doesn’t look like the tray will have any issues accommodating large keyboards. When I’m done for the day, I slide my tray completely under my desk, so that I have additional room in my home office.
The keyboard tray does put you about two feet further away from the edge of your desk. I use a monitor arm that extends towards me, which solved this issue. If you have a stationary stand, you can also easily move the stand closer to you. You will have the extra table top space from the vacated space left by the keyboard tray. If you have a monitor stand that attached to the back of your desk or a hole towards the back of your desk, you may pushed too far away from your monitor. I recommend positioning yourself away from the desk to see if it’ll work for you.
Overall, I haven’t seen any other keyboard tray with the amount of functionality provided by the banana board system. It can accommodate any position and is built to last.
This isn’t the accountants’ keyboard tray. The design is sleek and looks modern. The colors are dark and easily clean to stay looking new. When you aren’t using the tray, it stores neatly under the desk and becomes invisible. Towards the back of the tray, there are two slots in which you can place your keyboard cord and keep the minimalistic look. My only recommendation is to make the base piece a little wider. The average user will have no use for more surface area, but it’s something I’d like to see to further accommodate extra-large keyboards. Overall, the tray looks good and won’t look dated in next five years.
What I like: Looks good, built well, best functionality on the market.
What I Don’t Like: There isn’t any glaring flaw. I could make a case for a slightly larger keyboard tray surface area.
The goal of ergonomic products are to help you feel better and assist your body. The banana board is a critical piece to achieving this goal. It’s well built, functions better than any other system on the market and looks the part. I have no issue recommending this system and we have yet to receive negative feedback from a customer on the system.
Why banana board keyboard trays are so popular?
The Banana Board brand of keyboard tray is one of the most popular keyboard trays available due to its innovative design. Banana Board keyboard trays are the perfect complement to any ergonomic workstation. The keyboard tray has an ambidextrous design, among other features. In addition, several optional features are available. The Banana Board keyboard tray also ships with a lifetime warranty.
Banana Board: The Most Ergonomic Option
The Banana Board keyboard tray is the choice of many because the name “Banana Board” is synonymous with ergonomic. When a worker sites at the desk, the top 1/3 of the monitor screen should be at or just below eye level. Wrists should be positioned as a natural extension of the forearm. Wrists should not be angled downward or upward. The ideal angle for the elbow is 90 degrees. The computer’s keyboard should be flat with a pad to support the palms during times of rest. The document holder should be positioned in the front of the monitor. The Banana Board keyboard tray allows the user to work in the most ergonomic position possible to avoid fatigue and injury due to repetitive motion.
Banana Board Keyboard Tray Features:
The Banana Board keyboard tray fits all workstation shapes and sizes. Those tasked with ordering office furniture for a company can order the Banana Board to fit all types and configurations of desks. The Banana Board keyboard tray fits desks with diagonal corners, curved corners or straightaway design.
Built-In Document Holder
The Banana Board keyboard tray has a built in document holder to keep the worker’s documents easily accessible.
A mouse support platform may be expanded from either side of the Banana Board keyboard tray. The mouse tray has a textured surface so the mouse is able to track when moved across the surface. A clip-on mouse support pad is an available option, as well. The mouse support tray slides forward or back toward the worker for maximum comfort. The proprietary “Mouse Trap” design keeps the mouse in place when the keyboard is tilted. The keyboard tray includes a removable palm rest, as well.
Pinnacle 2 Adjustable Arm
The Pinnacle 2 Adjustable Arm is available in two lengths: 17 inch track and 22 inch track. The Pinnacle 2 Adjustable Arm is adjusted simply by moving the keyboard tray. No need for a lever or knob to adjust the height.. Simply position the keyboard tray at a comfortable height and the arm locks in place. The keyboard tray may be tilted toward or away from the worker with the easy to use tilt knob.
Standard Foam or JelRite Memory Foam Wrist Rest
The Banana Board keyboard tray comes standard with a foam wrist rest. However, you can upgrade to the JelRite Memory Foam model for ultimate comfort. The wrist rest keeps the wrist supported and alleviates fatigue and discomfort.
Black or Gray
The Banana Board keyboard tray may be ordered in either gray or black.
Increase Productivity and Minimize Injury
The Banana Board keyboard tray is the choice of 75 percent of all Fortune 100 companies, according to company statistics. More Fortune 100 companies choose the Banana Board keyboard tray because a durable adjustable keyboard tray improves worker productivity an minimizes the risk of injury in the workplace. The Banana Board keyboard tray allows users to adjust the height and tilt of the keyboard throughout the workday, allowing them to remain comfortable and more productive.
The expanded design of the Banana Board keyboard tray minimizes the space between the thigh and forearm. The durable design and limited lifetime warranty ensures that once the Banana Board keyboard tray is purchased, the keyboard trays are worry-free.
The Banana Board has a patented design and this keyboard tray is considered the industry standard in ergonomic function and comfort. The ball bearing track that defines the Pinnacle 2 design has a low profile and is maintenance free.
1. How can you customize the Banana Board?
You can customize the Banana Board keyboard tray with an optional palm support pad. You can select the standard foam support or the JelRite Memory foam pad. You may also select between the 17 inch or 22 inch arm. Additionally, you can purchase a corner sleeve to make the Banana Board keyboard tray fit perfectly in a corner workstation configuration.
2. Why are keyboard trays necessary?
Keyboard trays are a necessary addition to an ergonomic workstation to reduce the risk of injury due to the worker’s repetitive hand movement. In addition, an adjustable keyboard tray ensures that the keyboard is at the optimal height for every worker.
3. How easy is it to install the Banana Board keyboard tray?
The Banana Board keyboard tray is easy to install. A mounting track is attached to the underside of the desk. The arm of the Banana Board keyboard tray slides right into the track.
Posted by Brian on 30th Aug 2013
This is a solid tray. I’ve had one tray at work prior to this and it was flimsy and didn’t have a separate tray for my mouse. I wasn’t a fan of trays. However, I saw this tray at a friend’s house and it felt a lot better. I decided to try it out and so far, it’s been nice.
For the last 5 years, I have used a Microsoft ergonomic keyboard that is divided down the middle. I really like it and I think it really helps with my wrist positioning. However, the issue is that it’s really high off the table, so naturally my forearms and wrists were slanted up at an angle and I felt pressure on my elbow resting on my chair arms and I think my wrists weren’t in the right position. This keyboard tray helped both issues.
The keyboard is heavier than I thought which doesn’t really matter once you’ve installed it. It is firm as it needs to hold in place, so it can be a bit tough to maneuver. I’m guessing, it loosens up a bit over time. I like the tilt features and overall I’m really happy with it.