I have a fairly elaborate set-up. I use two monitors on ergotron arms:
One of them has an extra articulation so that it can extend far enough. The bases for both are on opposing sides of a 60" staples table. I have two other tables of a similar sort creating a U shape, with the chair in the middle.
I use a logitech wireless keyboard and trackball. The former sits on my lap when I'm reclined, the latter on a small mouse tray that rotates out from under one of the desks.
I also have devices so that I can reach everything I need without getting up from my chair: currently about 50 books and 100 articles -- plus notepads, kleenex, coffee, phone, etc..
Because of the set-up of the monitor arms, I can bring them forward when I want to sit upright and pull them back when I want to recline. The monitor cables are attached to the ergotron arms and so don't get in the way. They are all then held with cable ties under the desks and run to the computer.
I'm very happy with my logitech "wave" keyboard and my logitech "trackman" trackball. I much prefer a trackball over a mouse -- I think it is just a quirk of marketing that mice vs. trackballs became the norm.
One more thing -- when I sit upright, I want the chair to be closer to the desk; but when I recline, I want it farther back so my knees don't get crammed under the desk. Thus I need to slide the chair about 1 foot back and forth (which I didn't have to do with the recliner). Fortunately, it works out well since I have a chair mat underneath and can easily slide the chair as needed.
Typically, I'll start the day sitting upright, with my monitors and chair all forward. Then as the morning progresses, everything gets pulled back (takes <1 minute). In the evening, I sometimes return the monitors to their forward positions, in preparation for the next day; sometimes, I'll do it when I first sit down.
I have a picture of my old setup, using my former recliner and a few other things that are different. But it gives the basic idea. Excuse the blanks -- I edited out places where my name could be seen.
C4-T4 Scoliosis (disk degeneration, stenosis, narrowed neuroforamen, bone spurs), RT hip and SI joint damage from car accident. Also, pectus excavatum, supraventricular tacycardia and mitral valve prolapse syndrome.
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