Are you the kind who has to keep working for hours in front of your desktop? While you may not immediately notice what is going on within you while you slog away in front of your PC monitor, you will certainly feel the ill-effects over a period of time. We all tend to slouch a bit while sitting at our PCs. This could cause pain and discomfort in the long run and could even go on to become a serious problem sometime later in life. In order to address this issue, Philips has now come out with a unique desktop monitor, the ErgoSensor, which is also good for your neck and shoulders. This nifty little monitor watches you at work and warns you when your posture is not quite ideal for you.
This 24-inch monitor with 1920×1080 display has a built-in sensor in its bezel. It keeps a constant watch on your activities and lets you know if you have been staring at the screen for too long and even automatically shuts itself off when it senses you are away from your seat, thereby conserving power as well. You can adjust the height and tilt of the monitor to your liking. Once you set up the monitor for optimal viewing (it tells you how to go about it all), it will ensure the ideal ergonomic position for you.
Yet another built-in feature called SmartImage constantly analyzes the content displayed on your screen, allowing you to select various modes such as Office, Movie, Photo, Game and so on. Based on your choice, SmartImage automatically adjusts the brightness, sharpness, contrast and color saturation on the screen. The menu interface is very easy to operate, so you have everything practically at your fingertips.
A 0 watt hard switch is nicely located just at the back of the monitor. Hitting this completely cuts off power from the AC power to your monitor. This further reduces power consumption.
Including the above features and more, the Philips ErgoSensor monitor seems to be showing much promise at present. There are yet no details about pricing of this product. However, we promise to let you know as soon as we get a whiff of the same. In the meantime, watch this space for more such information.