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Adjustable sit/stand desk

Discussion in 'Gaming Chairs' started by Unseul, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Unseul

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 18, 2018

    Posts: 391

    I may be an idiot, but i don't see a more appropriate section, please move if there is.

    I'm hoping to move into a new home office next month and will need a desk. With a thought to posture and health a convertible standing desk seems like a smart idea.

    First if anyone has experience of a standing desk, please share, next if anyone has experience of these convertible desks please please share, finally any suggestions of brand and model would be appreciated.

    I'd prefer to keep costs low (relatively speaking). My case will be alongside but not on the desk and I'll be obviously checking cable lengths.
     
  2. Unseul

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 18, 2018

    Posts: 391

    Well, so much for waiting for advice :).

    Found the IKEA hand crank adjustable, which is £180. Saw recommendations to save for electric, to help save on potential laziness issues. Electric ones cost a ton though. Found one for half off (basic model, no memory buttons, but then a hand crank doesn't have memory buttons either), then got a voucher for an additional 24% off for christmas. £160, electric adjustable, 100kg limit (vs the 30kg from ikea), 120cm x 80cm (deeper than basic Ikea). Took the plunge since I didn't want to wait and risk missing the sale/voucher.

    Seems like a good price for a desk in general, let alone sit stand, let alone let alone an electric one.
     
  3. smilertoo

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 4, 2005

    Posts: 2,964

    Ikea electric one is about £500 normally.
     
  4. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 17,641

    Location: Milton Keynes

    I use the hand crank Ikea desk, but have it almost always at standing height. I then bought the Ikea active sit/stand stool to use when I need to rest my legs.

    https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products...e-sit-stand-support-glose-black-art-40388259/

    Works well for me. I stand about 80% of the time and sit the rest. The key to a sit stand desk is to not do either standing or sitting for too long. I wanted to avoid sitting because I find I have poor seated posture, the stool is great at giving me a bit of standing relief while none of the down sides I get when sitting in a chair.
     
  5. smilertoo

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 4, 2005

    Posts: 2,964

    Maybe too late but costco just started selling a powered desk for £239 instore, i'm looking for reviews cos it looks too good to be true.
     
  6. Unseul

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 18, 2018

    Posts: 391

    That's a great price. Haven't got mine yet, delivery issues, which will hopefully be overcome by the end of this week. Will still have to be patient since I'm not going to be able to use it until my office is ready.
     
  7. Distracted

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 30, 2018

    Posts: 1,465

    I picked up a humanscale one which has been amazing. No cranking or button pushing, just squeeze and lift or lower. Takes plenty of weight and little to no effort to raise or lower and the biggest bonus is it can be raised or lowered in exactly the amount of time it takes to sit or stand.

    They are incredibly expensive new, and second hand prices are often high as well. But if you find a good deal I highly recommend them.