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Workrite Banana Board Keyboard Tray

  • Workrite Banana Board Keyboard Tray overview mouse right
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  • Workrite Banana Board Keyboard Tray tension knob
  • Workrite Banana Board Keyboard Tray side view use
  • Workrite Banana Board Keyboard Tray mouse left
  • Workrite Banana Board Keyboard Tray overview black
  • Workrite Banana Board Keyboard Tray mouse right
  • Workrite Banana Board Keyboard Tray arm
Price:
$278.00
Weight:
18.00 LBS
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Product Description

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.

Workrite Banana Board Options

Track Length

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.

Track Length Notes
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

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Workrite Banana Board Specifications

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”
Manufacturer WorkRite
Shipping Time 3 Day Quick Ship
Weight 18 pounds

Dimensions

Desk Compatibility

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Workrite Banana Board Features

Mouse Platform

Keyboard Platform

Keyboard Track

Environmental Considerations


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Specifications                 Assembly Instructions

                 


Editor’s Review

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.

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Assembly

There are essentially main pieces to the system:

  1. Keyboard Tray arm – this piece attaches to the bottom of the desk and also attached to the keyboard tray. The keyboard tray slides under the desk along the track in the middle of the arm. I purchased the 22 inch pinnacle arm, which is more than likely the same arm you’ll want to purchase. The 19 inch arm is really too short for most applications and if you want to be able to neatly tuck your tray under your desk, a 22 inch arm is the way to go.
  2. Keyboard Tray – there are few options for the tray, which include a gel pad for your wrist and a color variation. The mouse pad is built into the tray with no assembly needed and if you use the wrist pad, it easily attaches by sliding two wooden pegs into pre-drilled holes.

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.

Assembly: 

Functionality

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.

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Design

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.

Design: 

What I like/What I don't Like

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.

Conclusion

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.


Article

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.

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Warranty Information

WorkRite offers a limited lifetime warranty on Banana Board Keyboard Trays.
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Product Reviews

  1. Solid Tray, Helped Me 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.