Thinking about making the plunge. If you have looked at them or tried them what are your thoughts. I use two 24" monitors and my main monitor is directly in front of me.
I've been begging for one about three years already, one of my co-workers quit and then a few months later had the audacity to send me a picture of the two that he uses.. blahhhh
So... Not to brag seeing as John Stoltzfus seems to be a bit sore on this. I have a stand up desk, I like it. I have 2 19" monitors on an stand and I position myself directly between the pair. I have the version that the entire desk raises by electric motor, it's nice although you do have to pay attention to cord lengths a bit more. My co-worker got a new version that you can pre-program in 4 different heights and just hit the button and it will go to that height. The ladies really like that because they can set it up for their favorite heels :S
We have a few here and there was a few at the place I worked before this. I've only seen one guy actually use it regularly and he spent a lot of time in the shop walking around anyway. He would roll his entire until, three monitors, out to the shop and work. Since he was running back and forth to the machines alot it was handy to already be standing. Everyone else I've seen that has one rarely uses it after a month or two.
When I started working from home early last year I bought a 60" electric stand-up desk for about $400. It has four memory settings for height, plus the up/down buttons. I have two 24" monitors on a 5" shelf and the desktop computer is behind them. I added a shelf underneath in the back to hold all the extra electrical items like surge suppressor, cable modem, woofer, etc. The monitor shelf is just an inverted U-shape consisting of a 1"x8" plank on some 1"x4" legs. This gives me a large work area and keeps the clutter down. I am very happy with it.
i have had jobs where i have had to stand all day....they suck, my knees are shot and they ache 99% of the time. Even sitting, so if you crazy enough to go for a stand up desk, do yourself a favor and get a good cushion mat to stand on. I like to hide behind my wall. if i was standing there would be to many distractions as people walk by.
I've seen lift unit on table.
It works for seat and stand.
I have to agree with Matt here ... About the same scenario where I'm at. They were all the rage for the past couple/few years but no one actually uses them. I think we "had" one gentleman who used it daily (up and down) but virtually every other setup in the office or on the floor is always down ... always.
Personally, I could have seen myself getting one but I could never get past the positioning. I keep one monitor directly in front of me and my secondary monitor off to my right. While they do make some units that are balanced/built well enough to handle this most setups wont support it and that alone was a deal breaker for me.
About 5 years ago I started having back problems. After MRI, PT, etc nothing was helping. About 4 years ago I switched to a standing desk and my back issues were all but eliminated. I've been using a standing desk at work and at home ever since. It took a few weeks for my legs to get used to standing, but after that it was fine. I do have a padded mat to stand on.
i would like to take a dentist chair and change it into a cad chair. Wire up a few monitors, a little spot to the mouse and a key board that swings out of the way. I could see hanging about 3 monitors from there and just kicking back feet up and working away. Just look out after lunch lots of people would be caught napping.
Why not just get one of these
That'll fit right into my christmas stocking! xDSeriously tho, I've got a sit-to-stand desk and I'll never go back.
John Stoltzfus wrote: Why not just get one of these
John Stoltzfus wrote:
I'd rather have this:
where did you find that ?
10 years ago i could not find anything like that and have not looked.
Dennis: Brand and model?
Arthur: What brand and model does your coworker have that has 4 presets?
Eric Snyderhttps://www.uline.ca/Product/Detail/H-7034GR/Office-Furniture/Adjustable-Height-Desk-60-x-24-Gray?pricode=YK009&gadtype=pla&id=H-7034GR&gclid=Cj0KCQiAiZPvBRDZARIsAORkq7cWZlhQu0Vx8nbedPDuWA7Saqj1nZ7szsIoH0BxXHu_-v2K8UqOzoIaAtBtEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.dsI think this is it. Different colour but same display.
I have one. It's most helpful when I get sore in the hips from sitting all day - every day. Even though I stand probably 5% of the time, I'm grateful to be able to do so. I'd probably do so more, but my 3rd display rests on a fixed desk. So working while standing is a split-level thing.
My desk has four memory buttons. To move to a position, you have to hold the button until it stops at the button's memory position - kind of odd, but makes sense for safety purposes I guess.
I've seen a lot of others do as Matt Juric described. Some never get used to it, or the novelty wears off. Regardless, sitting is the most dangerous thing we do all day (as I raise my desk for the first time today ).
Good point, read an article the other day by a doctor pointing out the health risks of standing all day are much worse than sitting. As my Physio is fond of telling me, not moving is bad, regardless of position. The new trend now is "Active Sitting", though it looks like you need a standing desk for that anyway.
It's a per user thing. You really need to try one before buying.
I was at a place that had them and quite liked the idea, so set it to standing height for a while.
I found that standing more or less motionless for long periods of time gave me a sore lower back, so reverted to sitting.
No one else in the office used them in standing config for very long.
I was the first to ask for one about two years ago at the office and got one. When we moved to a new office space last may, management decided to buy one for everyone. I should say about 15% of workers use it and when they do it's around 10 to 20% of their day. I'm around that same number too but I really like having the options to get up and work standing up for 15 to 30 minutes after an hour of sitting. I think it's crazy to be working all day standing but being able to alternate between both is useful to me.
I prefer having one large monitor in front of me and I got one with an adjustable height stand so I can lift the monitor 30 to 50mm when I stand.
I also got one for home.
You're actually not supposed to use them in standing position all day. You are supposed to alternate periodically. Check out Hedge's 3S's ideal work pattern. At least, that's what I learned a while back.
Also, it helps to have a step under your desk that you can alternately rest one one foot on at a time.
Sit stand desks are great. I've had one for a couple years now. I wish it went up automatically, 'cause i forget to change positions when i'm hard at work.
As important is a comfortable chair - i.e. ergohuman......
I put the monitors on a riser on the desk, so i can slide stuff under it (i.e. keyboard) if I need space for checking printed drawings or sketching.
Thanks for that Tom!I probably stand 10-20 mins at a time every hour or two and I have a step stool taped to a plastic tub (haha) for a poor man's multi-level footrest. My back pain from work has decreased dramatically and I just feel better.My desk isn't a fancy automatic, and it's too heavy for me to raise, so I just leave it up and have a tall work chair.
Quite a few people here have the kind that sit on a conventional desk and raise and lower as needed. Standing for any length of time is uncomfortable with my back issues, so I've told them that if they try to put one on my desk there's going to be a fight.
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