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StorkStand turns an office chair into a standing desk
The StorkStand is simply strapped onto the back of an existing office chair
The more we hear about the health risks involved with sitting too much, the more popular standing desks become. Such desks can be expensive, though, and do you really want to replace your existing desk with one? The StorkStand offers a clever alternative. It's a mini standing desk that attaches to the back of your office chair.
The StorkStand is big enough to accommodate a laptop and smartphone, it can reportedly support up to 50 lb (23 kg), and it folds down flat for transport. It attaches to the chair's backrest using a strap, and its angle can be adjusted as needed. To adjust its height, you simply raise or lower the pedestal of the chair.
Unlike other standing desks, it can also easily be wheeled or pivoted around the office.
The StorkStand was created by San Francisco-based inventor Mike Goldberg, who is currently raising production funds on Kickstarter. A pledge of US$149 will get you one, assuming assuming the crowdfunding campaign goes to plan.
You can see a demo of the device in the pitch video below.
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May work for certain age groups, but with almost 1/3 of the world's population overweight, this will lead to other problems. Have you tried standing in one spot even slightly shifting from side to side and your feet will get tired, knees, and back aches.
Besides the expensive desk chair just became a mobile stand, and where would my pair of 27" monitors go? I work at 3D cad most of the day, just get up every couple of hours.
I wonder if I would ever get into a situation where i would have access to an office chair but not an empty desk / table.
Cute. :-) You can gather unused chairs, especially the non-wheeled ones, and transform them into small standing desks.
Perhaps two-three standing desks for two-three monitors, one for your keyboard, one for your writing part of your work... so, five chairs? :-)
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