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When using the computer at a desk very often I end up with back ache if I don't have a foot rest. By getting a more ergonomic foot rest I hoped I could sort out the problems I had and would be able to use the pc with less stress and strain on my back and legs.
I have had a number of things to try to sort my seating position out with. The trouble is you get tempted to cross your legs when sat about and that makes for a bad back and pins and needles in your foot if sat for a long time. I got a solemate plus as a way to stop me doing that and make me sit up better.
The way you use the solemate is very easy. All you do is stick it under your desk and put your feet on it. It is easy to set at the right angle and it has a good feel when you use it that I like. It does make a difference to how you sit up and can even help to reduce neck ache from sitting badly because the solemate makes you sit up more.
The tread on top of the foot rest is good because it is non slip and I think that is important. When you get your feet on this they won't slip about all over the place, well mine haven't done.
The rubber material on the top of the rest is strong and doesn't rip or tear when its used but it does scuff a bit over time where your heels go. I think that has not effected the way the solemate rest works and the rubber has not rubbed away or anything its only a bit of scuffing.
The foot rest is wide enough to get both feet on without your legs knocking together and I think thats good. You can adjust the angle of the rest from a height of 3 1/2 or 5 inches and the angle can be as much as 30 degrees. I think this is very useful and will give many users the best seating postion.
If you want to move the angle you don't need to get down on your knees on the floor to do it. It can be done with your foot because you only need to depress the angle button with your foot. When the angle is right you press it again to lock it back in position afterwards. I think that is very handy and quick.
I think the solemate puts your legs and feet in a better position when at a desk and that makes less back and leg strain. At one point we had wooden rests with carpet on them and that was a bit of a joke that was not a good solution to the problem. The solemate is more comfortable to use.
The sole mate is much better and I would recommend it. It is easy to use and works well. The price is not all that bad and you can buy these for about £20 or better still tell your boss you need one and get him to buy it instead. I think the solemate is a good bit of kit and its much better with it than it was without it.