We have a clever friend who's an inventor and a yogi. When he works he sits on the floor on a zafu cushion. He uses a low Japanese table for his laptop and hooks it up to a flat panel monitor.
The monitor is attached to an an adjustable arm that's attached to the wall. Depending on how he's sitting and how energetic his posture is at any given moment he can adjust the screen so that he doesn't have to strain his neck or his eyes.
It's the ultimate in ergonomic correctness. And it suggests to us that attaching a monitor to an adjustable-mount arm is both a space-saving and spine-saving way to deal with TV-watching as well, especially if a space is small or awkward.
So we went looking for a source on the web that will deal directly with consumers and found Canadian-based MediaMounts.com, a company that specializes in monitor mounting products for LCD and CRT computer monitors, plasma displays and projectors.
The array of products includes wall, desk, ceiling, and mobile mounts. There are many options: within wall mounts, for instance, you can go with a fixed mount, a track mount that will slide your monitor along a vertical axis, height adjustable and radially-adjustable extension arms.
The $125 Rex Universal Wall Mount, above, tilts a screen up and down and side-to-side and allows portrait/landscape rotation.
The $250 Wall Track Slider with Single LCD Mount facilitates height adjustments and folds up against the wall to save space.
The Galaxy Radial Extension Arm Wall Mount tilts, swings, and allows you to flip your screen from portrait to landscape.
Here's the catch, and it's not a bad one: MediaMounts.com is used to dealing with institutions and corporations, so you must shop the way they do, by setting up an account. Registration takes 2 minutes and allow you to explore the site.