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kafischnaps 21.07.2016 16:06

Standing Desks - Experience & Recommendations
 
Hi ladies & gents,

Would you be kind to share your experiences with standing desks?

Any particular brands and models would you recommend and where to buy at best price?

I'm interested on price vs. features vs. quality.

Thanks!

Squeeeez 21.07.2016 16:30

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Without knowing about price or quality, what we have at work are desks with a little box showing the current height, and 6 buttons:
up down 1 2 3 S
Apparently due to security issues you have to keep the finger on the button while the desk moves, but they're quite good.
No idea who makes them, though.

BokerTov 21.07.2016 16:49

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I have a Varidesk and I love it.
http://www.varidesk.com/

Looks like they sell worldwide.

kafischnaps 22.07.2016 13:57

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Originally Posted by BokerTov (Post 2627096)
I have a Varidesk and I love it.
http://www.varidesk.com/

Looks like they sell worldwide.

Thanks a lot! Would you be aware of any full-scale standing desks?

Tom1234 22.07.2016 15:01

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Originally Posted by kafischnaps (Post 2627564)
Thanks a lot! Would you be aware of any full-scale standing desks?

Ikea, Pfister, Micasa. (in order of price, lowest to highest).*


* Price is no indication of quality.

kafischnaps 23.07.2016 09:45

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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 2627592)
Ikea, Pfister, Micasa. (in order of price, lowest to highest).*


* Price is no indication of quality.

Thanks Tom1234! :msngrin:

Chuff 09.04.2020 11:52

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Hi guys, I am looking for a desk that fits the following requirements:

Sit/stand functionality (preferably electric)
Corner desk (left)

The only one I can find so far is the Ikea Bekant as seen here https://www.ikea.com/ch/en/p/bekant-...ack-s29282264/

Now, I am not against Ikea as I have other furniture form them, but user reviews say the desk is a bit wobbly even well well assembled.

I have checked Pfister and Micasa and no luck and so far the Ikea Bekant seems to be pretty unique in its class.

So, with all that in mind does anyone please know where I can find some similar standing corner desks that fit the above requirements? :)

irish_temptation 09.04.2020 12:07

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuff (Post 3169343)
Hi guys, I am looking for a desk that fits the following requirements:

Sit/stand functionality (preferably electric)
Corner desk (left)

The only one I can find so far is the Ikea Bekant as seen here https://www.ikea.com/ch/en/p/bekant-...ack-s29282264/

Now, I am not against Ikea as I have other furniture form them, but user reviews say the desk is a bit wobbly even well well assembled.

I have checked Pfister and Micasa and no luck and so far the Ikea Bekant seems to be pretty unique in its class.

So, with all that in mind does anyone please know where I can find some similar standing corner desks that fit the above requirements? :)

I just googled but found https://www.schaefer-shop.ch/bueromo...reibtische-733

also check Diga https://www.diga.ch/Sitz-Stehtische.htm. Their Website is not the best that I have bought good solid furniture there in the past that I am happy with. Maybe give them a call and ask.

Chuff 09.04.2020 12:11

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Originally Posted by irish_temptation (Post 3169352)
I just googled but found https://www.schaefer-shop.ch/bueromo...reibtische-733

also check Diga https://www.diga.ch/Sitz-Stehtische.htm. Their Website is not the best that I have bought good solid furniture there in the past that I am happy with. Maybe give them a call and ask.

Thanks a lot I will check them out and report back if I find anything comparable! :)

k_and_e 09.04.2020 12:22

Re: Standing Desks - Experience & Recommendations
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuff (Post 3169343)
Hi guys, I am looking for a desk that fits the following requirements:

Sit/stand functionality (preferably electric)
Corner desk (left)

The only one I can find so far is the Ikea Bekant as seen here https://www.ikea.com/ch/en/p/bekant-...ack-s29282264/



Now, I am not against Ikea as I have other furniture form them, but user reviews say the desk is a bit wobbly even well well assembled.

I have checked Pfister and Micasa and no luck and so far the Ikea Bekant seems to be pretty unique in its class.

So, with all that in mind does anyone please know where I can find some similar standing corner desks that fit the above requirements? :)

Not sure if it helps but I have an Ikea sit/stand desk which is manually adjustable (but not a corner version). I think it is Skarsta. Not wobbly at all and I'm actually really happy with it.

Chuff 09.04.2020 14:00

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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3169360)
Not sure if it helps but I have an Ikea sit/stand desk which is manually adjustable (but not a corner version). I think it is Skarsta. Not wobbly at all and I'm actually really happy with it.

That would actually be decent but I checked and unfortunately at the moment I don't think they have a corner version. :(

minimimi 09.04.2020 14:03

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I would be interested to hear experiences in terms of how much it improves your life quality. Do you think it is a substantial contribution to your daily life/wellbeing?

Chuff 09.04.2020 14:09

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Originally Posted by minimimi (Post 3169416)
I would be interested to hear experiences in terms of how much it improves your life quality. Do you think it is a substantial contribution to your daily life/wellbeing?

Potential benefits here: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition...-desk#section5

You shouldn't stand up to work at your desk too much as that can also be bad for you, but being able to both sit and stand during the day is a big benefit to my poor, desk-bound body and I really, really miss my desk from work because of this.

Mark75 09.04.2020 14:23

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Quote:

Originally Posted by minimimi (Post 3169416)
I would be interested to hear experiences in terms of how much it improves your life quality.

Quite a bit. Wouldn't want to be without it.



At home I have an electric one from IKEA. At work we have electric ones as well as some with a spring-powered mechanism. I prefer the latter since you can adjust the height very quickly while the electric ones are rather slow.

doropfiz 09.04.2020 14:23

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Quote:

Originally Posted by minimimi (Post 3169416)
I would be interested to hear experiences in terms of how much it improves your life quality. Do you think it is a substantial contribution to your daily life/wellbeing?

A friend who has a chic height-adjustable desk at work find this relieves not so much his back as his neck and shoulders. He tries to be more aware of his body and has become fairly good at remembering to adjust the height, for sitting and standing, before the pain sets in. He says he doesn't think he'd actually be able to continue work, long-term, without it.

At home, he's largely able to avoid his pc (or at least he was, pre Corona). About a year ago he decided that he needed a solution for the much reduced times he still spent online, when home. In his case, he decided it wouldn't be worth the outlay to buy an adjustable desk.

Instead, he built a few flat wooden boxes, stackable without being slippery. And he lifts the screen, and slides another one of those boxes onto the stack, or removes one, as he feels the need to shift his own position. Now that he's working from home, he is very relieved to already have had that makeshift solution in place.

k_and_e 09.04.2020 14:34

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Quote:

Originally Posted by minimimi (Post 3169416)
I would be interested to hear experiences in terms of how much it improves your life quality. Do you think it is a substantial contribution to your daily life/wellbeing?

I have a sit/standing desk in combination with this one: https://www.ikea.com/ch/de/p/nilseri...grau-90309721/

I can either sit/stand or stand. It forces me to a much more active position during the day and I really like it.

Chuff 09.04.2020 14:40

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Hmm ok so I think I may bite the proverbial bullet and just buy the following:

Ikea BEKANT corner desk https://www.ikea.com/ch/en/p/bekant-...ack-s29282264/

Ikea ALEFJALL leather chair https://www.ikea.com/ch/en/p/alefjae...rown-40419982/

1000chf + 99chf delivery. I guess the only impediment would be putting it together without any help if it its big and awkward.

Castro 09.04.2020 14:50

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuff (Post 3169445)
Hmm ok so I think I may bite the proverbial bullet and just buy the following:

Ikea BEKANT corner desk https://www.ikea.com/ch/en/p/bekant-...ack-s29282264/

Ikea ALEFJALL leather chair https://www.ikea.com/ch/en/p/alefjae...rown-40419982/

1000chf + 99chf delivery. I guess the only impediment would be putting it together without any help if it its big and awkward.

I would save a few quid and go for the manual version of the desk.

https://www.ikea.com/ch/en/p/skarsta...ite-s19324815/

Chuff 09.04.2020 14:52

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Castro (Post 3169449)
I would save a few quid and go for the manual version of the desk.

https://www.ikea.com/ch/en/p/skarsta...ite-s19324815/

Thanks but this conversation was already had a couple of posts above. :)

Castro 09.04.2020 14:58

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Originally Posted by Chuff (Post 3169451)
Thanks but this conversation was already had a couple of posts above. :)

Fair enough, its a good desk and the 10 year warranty means it will hold its value (I sold mine on ricardo for 70% of its new price).


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