I have used a standing desk almost exclusively since I was hit by a car last year. Sitting is too painful, even on the yoga ball that has been my chair for the last 12 years. This post summarizes the standing options I considered. If you wonder why standing is so trendy/ beneficial, Google it. There are lots of articles/ blog posts out there. A few of my favourites are linked at the bottom of this post.
Laptops: All options work with a laptop.
|Work EZ (my photos)
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||$399 to $519|
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* On sale at half this price at the time of writing.
£ The ability to customize the height of both the screen and keyboard is essential. I want to be able to adjust the heights as well, because what feels right changes from time to time, depending on what is happening in my body.
The other thing I like about a desk ad-on rather than an adjusting desk is that my coffee is not at keyboard height and that I have the working space below the keyboard.
§ Or a chair, or bricks, or a pile of books. Tap into your college days for ideas. I used a box for months before deciding to upgrade.
CAUTION: Care for your feet and knees too. Standing all day is hard on most bodies, especially those that are not used to it.
Articles that I liked about standing desks for writers and editors:
KOKedit (Katharine/ Editor Mom) had a custom desk built with two working heights.
Helen Mason added a treadmill variation to her home-build.
Jane Friedman includes a treadmill variation as well.
Colin Nederkoorn’s Blog describes how to build one from Ikea components.