I’ve been wanting a standing desk (or rather a sitting/standing desk) since seeing both my son and brother using theirs. But my desk is built into my home office, and I didn’t want to rip it up. So, when I saw the ad for Varidesk in an airline magazine, I was intrigued.
The Varidesk comes completely assembled (thank goodness!) and sits on top of my existing desk. It can be used in either a sitting or standing position. To move between the two, I simply grab the levers on both sides of the desk, and push or pull. Because of the design, I do not have to lift the entire weight of the desk, it assists me.
As you can see below, my desk is facing a corner and I have two monitors. I, however, did not buy the corner model. I bought the Varidesk Pro Plus 36″ and it fits into the corner and holds both my monitors.
I have to admit that there are days when I don’t stand at all. And when I do, I am usually up and down several times a day. I get tired when standing, but it’s a “good tired” that makes me happy to sit down at the end of the day with a glass of wine. I also have found that standing is good for my concentration. It seems to keep me on task a bit better. Anyone else feel the same?
I give my Varidesk
P.S. Did you guess that the picture above is not my actual desk? I’m a messy-desk person, and it’s a bit embarrassing, but here’s my Varidesk. Can you spot the empty bottle of French mustard, the GoDaddy cell phone holder, the new bank card that needs to be verified, or the my quarterly tax payments waiting to be mailed?