I have long been interested in getting away from the standard desk and chair setup when I’m working. I’ve read plenty about the dangers of too much sitting and, even though I am more active than most, there is a lot of room for improvement.
The idea of a treadmill desk intrigued me – and still does – but when I discovered StandDesk on Kickstarter, I was really excited because a healthier office setup was actually attainable. What is on the market doesn’t really match up. StandDesk checks every box for me.
$1,000 (or more) just isn’t happening. StandDesk’s $399 base model (plus the $60 to $99 shipping charge) makes this desk a cost effective option for many people.
Work How I Work
I am not giving up my three monitors. Full stop. Many low cost standing desk solutions are devices that you prop on top of your existing desk. None of those can support three monitors. StandDesk is wide enough (60 inches) and supports enough weight (up to 225 pounds) to do so.
Don’t Slow Me Down
It can’t disrupt me or waste my time. Standing too much is also bad. That means I’ll be switching multiple times per day. I want to hit a button and have it change to my preset height for standing. And then, when I want, it goes back to my preset for when I am seated. I don’t want to have to crank anything, lift anything, whatever. I don’t want to have to finagle with it to find the proper height again. I want it to remember.
StandDesk covers all of this. I opted for the $549 deluxe model because it has the memory options (it also comes with a cord management tray). The ability to preset heights is huge to me because I want to find that perfect heights for sitting and standing and then never have to do it again. Even at that price, it’s cheaper than anything remotely similar.
You can back this project on Kickstarter through May 16 and the first wave of desks is estimated for delivery, in the U.S., in September. I cannot wait.