If, like me you work from home and the way you do your work is on a computer, it can be unhealthy to sit for long hours behind a screen. The Geek Desk Max is an adjustable standing desk that allows you to both sit and stand. If standing sounds a little strange while on a computer this is a quality desk anyway and the adjustability makes it very useful.
Using an electric motor, the Geek Desk goes from a low of 23 inches to a high of 49 inches to accommodate all heights. It is much easier than comparative adjustable desks that sometimes require manual raising sometimes making you move all your things off the desk to do so. The motion is smooth and simple.
I surprised myself and found I was much more productive and did not get any pains or discomfort by standing doing my work. It turns working on a computer into a more active and less lethargic activity. You can even put a treadmill in if you want a bit of exercise while on the computer. I haven't mastered the art of walking and typing at the same time, but plenty of people swear by it.
At around $900 the Geek Desk is a little pricey, but it is a sturdy quality desk with smooth beveled edges and a natural wood finish on top of a solid metal frame. This model accommodates up to 335 pounds so it is suitable for even the most robust computer nerd.
If you are constantly sitting at a computer you can be at risk of degenerative disk disease and a myriad of back and neck problems. I don't stand all of the time, I switch a couple of times a day and being so easy to go back and forth it gives me a good excuse to stand up. I have noticed that I get less lower back pain when standing from time to time.
It does require a bit of assembly but is easy enough to do in about thirty to forty minutes. It comes delivered to your door in three very well packed sturdy boxes. For those who are unable to assemble the desk, Geek Desk offers to send a third party to your house for $90.
- Sturdy, quality, and spacious desk
- Easily adjustable with a built in electric motor
- Allows for both sitting and standing at a computer
- Reduces strain on back and neck by standing
- It looks cool
- Great customer service
- I am in love with this desk!
- A little pricey
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