Research has shown that sitting at a desk all day is terrible for our health, well-being, productivity, and even life expectancy.
Standing desks—especially those that adjust between sitting and standing positions—are a good way to counteract the negative effects of all that sitting, but they can be pretty expensive. (A fact I’m all too familiar with; my current “standing desk” is a pile of books on the kitchen counter with my iPad+keyboard on top.)
Enter StandDesk. This Kickstarter campaign aims to bring a more affordable automated standing desk to the masses, one that is relatively lightweight and easy to assemble, but still able to hold a lot of stuff comfortably.
Adjusting its height is easy: just hold the up or down button for a couple seconds, let go, and it automatically elevates/lowers until you press the button again. The base model has only the up and down buttons, while the ‘deluxe’ model has the ability to save four different heights as presets.