If you’re like me, too often you find yourself hunched improperly over your keyboard, your back curving into an ungainly arch, threatening to condemn you to a life of Quasimodo-like spinal curvature if you don’t shape up and start correcting your posture. Unfortunately, when I’m in the throes of a good blogging session, I’m usually far too entranced by the flow of words across my screen to pay any attention to this sort of mundane thing. That’s why I need a handy device like this USB Posture Reminder from our USB-obsessed friends at Brando.
For a mere $26, this little doohickey clips onto the top of your monitor and makes sure you keep your distance — 60cm from the monitor is optimal, and it’ll flash warning LEDs to let you know when you’re leaning in too close. A blue light means you’re within the “Not Recommended” range of 35 to 60cm, and a red light means you’re closer than 35cm, well within the “Stop Breathing Down My Digital Neck” range.