Last week, I ran a competition, inviting readers to leave comments and share their best home office or lifehack tip in order to win an LG 23" monitor. As it turns out, my readers are just as awesomely geeky as I am. Once the competition ended, I used the Random Number Generator to choose a comment out of the 38 valid comments, with a view that if my own comment came up, I'd draw a number again.
And the winner is... *drum roll* Zoe Rose from Cambridge. LG will be sending Zoe a monitor very soon, and I'm sure Zoe will send us pics of her new home office setup.
As for my views of the LG screen, well... I think the reality speaks for itself: I'm still using it instead of my 24" Samsung screen. The main benefit of that switch is the huge difference the brightness sensor has made; it's been a summer of days that varied wildly from very bright outside to cloudy and dark, yet at no point did I get that searingly bright light feeling. Also, being such a wide screen (1920 x 1080), it fits plenty of my crap on a single screen.
I won't harp on because I always feel awkward when the schwag is given to me, but all in all, the LG monitor comes pretty highly recommended for its reasonable price (around £150). We spend such long hours in front of a screen, it's worth getting a good one so as not to go blind by the age of 40!
Since the comments from the readers were so good, I'll most likely make an entire post summarising them in the near future. In the meantime, go read them for yourself here and, while the competition is obviously over, feel free to add your own tips and tricks.