Standing desks have become so popular in recent years, we can see them everywhere from offices of Apple, Intel or Google to the White House. The desks are so well adopted because we all know how extended sitting could be harmful for our health.
Medical researches pointed out that we will have higher risks of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and early death when we spend a long period of time sitting everyday. I am so aware of my health and that’s the reason why I’ve used standing desks in the last 2 years. I also think this is an inevitable trend in any modern office in this world. However, the problem is that standing desks are so expensive and you will have to throw away your current desk. The standing desks are priced from around $500 to $2000, obviously they are not affordable for many people. Apart from DIY solutions, you can also find cheaper products.
I’ve tried the original Stand Steady Desk in the last week and this could be an easy and cheap way to upgrade your workstation, let’s check it out.
Assembling the desk is pretty easy and it took me less than 5 minutes. I just needed to arrange the legs and screwed them to the table top with an included penny. You even don’t have to get a screwdriver.
This is an adjustable desk, its height can be adjusted from 11.25″ to 15.25″. To set it to correct height, you just need to push the snap button on each leg, then move it to the next hole. It is recommended to set it at your elbow level so that your hand could easily rest on the desk at a 90 degree angle.
The size of the top is 24 x 20 inches, and I found it a perfect size in my case. I feel quite comfortable using my 15.4-inch MacBook Pro along with a mouse on the desk.
Another great advantage of this desk is that I still can keep my existing desk. More importantly, my workstation now becomes much more ergonomic and cleaner. As I elevated my laptop to the Stand Steady Standing Desk, now I almost have the whole surface to put on my stuffs.
The original Stand Steady Desk comes in 4 colors, Black, Cherry, White and American Maple. It is available on Amazon for $139 and I believe it is among the most affordable standing desks out there. I completely recommend this desk because it is a fast and easy way to change your working environment and improve your health.