One of the downsides to working from home is that there are fewer reasons to get up and move around. At work, I would get up from my desk and walk to visit coworkers, get coffee, or visit the printer; at home, that just doesn’t happen. I was starting to feel pain from this loss of routine movement in my back and hips, which is why I was excited to give the Victor DCX610 Standing Desk a whirl!
Back in March, when the pandemic started, my job decided early to send us home to work safely. They supplied us with monitors, keyboards, mice, and well wishes, but the one thing we couldn’t take home was our standing desk. This resulted in hours of sitting at my apartment’s kitchen island with improper posture while getting my work done. Fully recently offered me the opportunity to check out their Remi standing desk, and let me tell you… without it, I wouldn’t have been nearly as productive.
Due to the global pandemic, those of us who have been unexpectedly thrust into working from home have had to figure out how to get our work done while sheltering in place. We wanted to share some of the things that have helped us stay productive and more-or-less content since we began physically distancing ourselves from our loved ones and friends who live outside of our homes.
I recently reviewed the Vari ProPlus 36 Electric Sit-Stand desk converter. It’s awesome. (Read my review.) I also reviewed the Vari PowerHub. It’s also pretty great. (Read my review.) In the third and last review of this series, we are taking a look at the Vari Active Seat. This unusual chair was built with sit-stand desks in mind!
I needed more work space, so I recently added a fixed desk to my office’s standing desk and placed my iMac on it. The problem was, my computer was now only usable when seated. Thankfully, the Vari ProPlus 36 Electric arrived for review. It once again lets me work both seated and standing. It came fully assembled and ready to go.
Many of our lives are spent at desks in front of monitors nowadays which is not helping anyone’s health. Standing desks have become popular and iMovR has brought them to a new level. The Lander Desk (starting at $999) is the company’s strongest, smartest, and quietest desk. Packed with features, it connects to your phone to bring it full automation.
I love the Vari sit-stand desk I reviewed a few months ago. (Read the review.) It went together in minutes, is exceptionally stable, and moves from one position to the next with the push of a button. When I was looking into how best to accessorize the desk I came across the Vari ActiveMat Rocker. It is an unusual accessory and worth a serious look.
I bought an L-shaped bamboo-topped standing desk last year. With grand illusions of doing all of my work while standing, I also bought the large Topo Mat to help with fatigue … but after 10 minutes of standing still, my back starts hurting, and I’m back in my chair — gah! And then I got the Ergo Impact LeanRite Elite.
I have standing desks in both my home and work offices. I love them. In both cases, however, assembling the desk took quite some time. The Vari ProDesk 60 Electric solves this issue without tradeoffs. The desk, whose MSRP starts at $995, can be assembled in about five minutes yet is an impressive no-compromise standing desk.
I was so impressed with the Human Solutions UPLIFT standing desks and accessories I reviewed last fall that I purchased a larger version of the UPLIFT desk for my office at the synagogue. The company also sent a Pursuit Ergonomic Chair for review. It too impressed me, so I also purchased one for my office. Here’s why I’m a fan.
I love my standing desk. (Read the review) After the review, I purchased a larger version of the same for my office at the temple. I love it but have to admit it’s a bit on the utilitarian side. Now one standing desk company, NextDesk, has rebranded as XDesk and introduced the Vintage line of standing desks. They’re anything but utilitarian.
Human Solutions, makers of great sit-stand desks suggests, “It’s time to rethink the concept of what an ergonomic office chair should be. The stylish and ergonomic UPLIFT Motion Stool has what your body needs for any type of perch-standing at your desk.” They sent me one for review with their UPLIFT Desk and I am sold.
I recently reviewed Human Solution’s tabletop sit-stand desk converter. It’s an impressive way to turn a standard desk into something much more. For those who want the full sit-stand desk experience, however, there is the UPLIFT Stand Up Desk. I have one for review and love it so much I bought one for my office at work!
As an owner of a standing desk, chances are there are actual cases where you will be standing for long periods of time, typing your life away. The surface beneath your feet can eventually hurt your feet, so why not get yourself a nice floor mat? Fully’s got your back in this regard. If you read my previous review of the Fully Standing Desk or even the Tic Toc Chair, you might think it’s a bit odd I enjoy sitting at my standing desk. In the times I am actually standing however, I use Fully’s Topo Mini Anti-Fatigue Mat ($89)….
Human Solution recently sent a number of products for review. I’ll be looking at their dedicated UPLIFT desk in a future review but, for this first in the series, I wanted to look at their impressive UPLIFT Adapt Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter. For just over $200, it converts almost any desk into a sit-stand desk.
Now that I’m fully embracing adulthood by having my own place, the one thing that I overlooked after mounting TVs, buying a bigger bed was how I would get work done when I’m at home. After looking at Ikea, and various other places for a desktop setup, I settled in on Fully’s Jarvis Standing Desk, and I couldn’t be happier.
Neccessity truly is the mother of invention. I threw out my back. Still, I have tons of writing I need to do. I do have an Ergotron Standing Desk but I wanted to be in my kitchen with the doors and windows open. Enter my “mobile standing desk”… an Ikea Poang ottoman set atop our island. Works like a charm.