Recent studies have linked sitting for long periods of time with all manner of health concerns, potentially shaving years off our lives. But for those of us who work at desks all day, these risks can seem impossible to avoid. One option is transitioning to a standing desk, which not only encourages more movement throughout the day, but also improves posture.
The Zestdesk aims to make that easy with a portable, adjustable design that can be placed on top of any existing table to create the ideal work surface. Set on four adjustable legs with a height-adjustable monitor stand, it encourages you to stand tall as you work, engaging more of your muscles.
Made of high-grade aluminum, the Zestdesk packs away into a carrying case and can hold a 27″ iMac or monitor. Use it on your regular work desk, conference tables or even the kitchen counter. The whole thing weighs less than twelve pounds.
Available for pre-order on Kickstarter for $297 AUD (about $261 USD), the desk sets up in thirty seconds and can be used with multiple monitor stands. Prefer a stationary standing desk? IKEA recently unveiled BEKANT, a series of flexible sit/stand desks that can be raised or lowered as you like, including double desks with divider screens and corner desks.
“To stop you ‘turtle necking’ ZestDesk® comes with two adjustable levels, one for your keyboard and mouse, and another for your monitor. So you can say goodbye to hunching forever. ZestDesk® folds neatly into a carry case with a handle. So you can easily take it with you or pack it away. It’s the perfect space saving solution for people who hot desk or work from a shared table. We know that sometimes one monitor screen is not enough. No problem – ZestDesk® is versatile. All you need to do is add an extra monitor stand to your order and ‘Voila’ you are sorted!”