Once back in the late nineties, I did my back in a bit. I’m sure it was lifting large granite rocks for the too-big garden or maybe it walking my baby daughter around and around the loungeroom at
The result was sitting down hurt a lot; standing was fine. Off to Ikea. At the time, they had a desk that you could assemble so the table top was high. I did. And I got to rather like standing up while working. I kept it up for maybe a year, then moving house and circumstances meant that desk had to go and I’ve been sitting.
Fast forward to
For this thing to work, it has to be sturdy enough to handle a good lot of typing and be able to get a reasonable tilt to get the laptop display up. Turns out it is. This thing is solid. The only thing you can’t do is lean on it, which I realised I used to do a lot for my old standing desk. I think that is a good thing.
I manage to get a good tilt on the base of the laptop but
The combo gives me a laptop at a good typing height and a good sized display directly in front of my eyes when I’m standing. It takes up minimum floor space, it easily moves to another room or packs away. And best of all, the laptop stand is perfect for karaoke apps 🙂
Note that I never stand for all of a work day. Half a day I guess. My house has tables and sofas and spaces to sit on the floor as well. I move around a bit. I find that when standing I am more animated in conference calls and also more easily distracted. Sitting I’m more fixed in mind and body. More concentrated, potentially dull. Different styles for different settings.
It works for me. Avoiding horizontal surfaces means there are no places to pile up papers, dust, broken bits of tech. So deal with those now rather than putting them down.
Here’s the resulting setup. It works very well for me.