As an occupational therapist, I used to go out to offices to help adults readjust their workspaces, desktop monitor heights and problem solve their ergonomics concerns.
These days, children are not spared and are facing screens for stretches of time. They are using educational apps, playing games or watching Youtube on Ipads or laptops.
Even though she has just entered primary 1 this year, Kate already has online homework on her SLS portal. Besides the homework, which is not much, I like the additional Chinese resources where she can play character recognition games and have the stories read to her.
She uses the Ipad to do her work or borrows one of her sister’s laptops, depending on who is at home. However, the problem with using Ipads or laptops is that because of the small screen size, the viewing distance is too short and is one of the causes of short-sightedness. Also with an Ipad, she tends to lounge on the sofa in an array of not so ideal postures. I have heard of 5-year olds needing chiropractic help because they spend hours hunched over the Ipad!
BenQ, the world’s first brand of eye-care monitors, has launched their new Eye Care Monitor GW2480T specifically for students.
|A new monitor!
Here are 5 reasons to invest in the NEW BenQ Eye Care Monitor – GW2480T:
1. PROPER ERGONOMIC POSTURE
With a 24-inch monitor, your child is able to sit at the proper distance. The recommended viewing distance between the eyes and monitor is 60-70cm. This monitor can be adjusted for height, tilt, pivot and swivel which allows it to grow with your child as well as being suitable for other members of the family.
|BenQ Eye Care Monitor GW2480T
2. BRIGHTNESS INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY
Most people overlook the brightness of their screens and don’t usually adjust the display brightness according to the ambient light every day. This may result in eye fatigue, vision problems and headaches. With the Brightness Intelligence Technology, it provides more comfort for the eyes, which is important as both children and adults are spending more hours looking at screens.
BenQ’s unique technology automatically adjusts the monitor’s brightness according to the ambient light. This is also good for me as I work on my powerpoint presentations in the bedroom at night.
3. LOW BLUE LIGHT TECHNOLOGY
We know that blue light emitted from digital devices affects our sleep cycle as they lower the production of melatonin. This monitor filters out blue light which helps the kids with the quality of sleep when they finally turn off the computer and go to bed. Beneficial for #2 as she studies into the wee hours of the night and has to wake up early for classes the next day.
4. FLICKER-FREE TECHNOLOGY
Laptop screens can result in eye fatigue because of the flickering screen which causes excessive blinking and frequent rubbing of the eyes. This monitor makes viewing more comfortable.
This is especially helpful for my 2 girls as one spends a lot of time designing logos and brochures for her marketing assignments and one does a lot of eye-straining photoshop edits for her work!
5. WIDE VIEWING ANGLE
With a wide viewing angle, parents can sit with their child to guide them with their work comfortably. I’ve been needing to do that with Kate for some of her Chinese homework!
As parents, with this monitor, we can be reassured that our children’s physical aspects like posture and eye health are not compromised while they are spending time on the computer.
How to connect:
The GW2480 can be used with laptops or Ipads. It has 3 connection ports, including HDMI, DisplayPort, and D-sub. For our Ipads and the newer models of laptops, all we had to do was attach it to an adaptor and it instantly syncs onto the monitor.
BenQ Eye-Care Monitors are certified by TUV Rheinland, a global leader in technical and safety certification, for Flicker-Free and Low Blue Light performance that truly benefits human vision.
BenQ Eye Care Monitor GW2480T retails at S$269. Currently they are running a National Day Promotion with 7% off (no GST) until 31 August 2019.
For more information about GW2480T, click here.
For other GW Series Eye Care Monitor, click here.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.