Convert your desk to an electric stand-up desk for $117
Similar products usually run $200 and up, so this is an unusually good deal. Plus: Organize your cords and accessories for just $9.58 and enter for your chance to win an unlocked Galaxy S10 Plus!
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I'm standing up right now, working at a normal desk topped with an electric riser. That means with the push of a button, I can elevate my keyboard and monitor, work upright for a while, then go back to sitting with another push.
I've seen other stand-up desk converters priced in this range, but never an electric one. Usually they're narrower and gas-piston-powered, meaning you have to pull a lever and then carefully raise or lower the work surface. It's not like that's a huge hardship, but make no mistake: electric is better. Just hold the rocker button until the desk raises or lowers to your desired height.
Will a standing desk help you lose weight, eliminate back pain, lower cholesterol and live longer? Those are among the pie-in-the-sky benefits claimed by many a manufacturer (including this one). But there's very little science to support any of that. I just know that I feel physically (and mentally) better at the end of the day if I alternate between sitting and standing, which I do every hour or so.
As I said above, I'm using something very similar to this, and I absolutely love it. I'm a bit envious of the Alloyseed model because it has two features my desk lacks: a little slot for holding your phone or tablet and a USB port right next to the rocker switch.
However, it has no grommet holes for routing cables or installing a monitor stand. That's hardly a deal breaker, and in fact you could use a clamp-style stand for your monitor if you want one.
Indeed, think about your current setup and how it might convert to a desk setup like this. If you use a laptop, for example, you might want to add a desktop monitor and wireless keyboard. If it's a desktop, make sure you've got a long enough cord to accommodate the monitor when it's raised.
You'll also want to make sure the riser desk won't overwhelm your current desk. On mine, for example, the printer barely fits.
Issues like those aside, this is one of the best deals I've seen on an electric stand-up desk converter. If you've been thinking about getting one, take a look.
Bonus deal: Seems like every time I share a cord-organizer deal, it sells out quickly. Here's hoping this one lasts a little longer...
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Meanwhile, the lid section has pockets for cords, pens and other narrow accessories. I can see this being just as handy for around the house as it is for travel, as it can help you Marie Kondo-ize some of your electronics clutter.
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