A standing desk offers many advantages over sitting down all day, so why the resistance? The two main arguments seem to be that “I have a desk already” or the idea that a standing desk is complicated and requires too much time to get it ready to rock. Both of these issues are wrong, wrong, wrong if you have the CHANGEdesk Mini Standing Desk Conversion.
The Mini comes already assembled, so if you can’t carry its 21 lbs wherever you want to set it up, it’s time to hit the gym hard. Just clear the desk (or table) and put it down. Stand in front of it. Grasp both sides, then release the lever on the right and raise/lower it to the desired position using one of 4 height pre-sets: 3”, 6”, 10” or 14″. Since the Mini is spring-loaded, the whole process is simplified and one that doesn’t require any main strength. Now you can put your laptop or monitor (plus mouse and keyboard) or iMac or other all-in-one computer on the top panel — as long as you don’t exceed 25 lbs. you’re golden. Straighten your posture, do a readjustment of its height so that you can look right at the screen without straining your neck (made easy due to the spring-loaded action), and you’re done.
Since the Mini is portable, if where you just used it is temporary, then it’s the work of just a few minutes to collapse it back down (reengaging the lever) and remove whatever was placed on it and then off it and you go. Otherwise you can just leave it collapsed down until next time, or in one of its extended positions if you’d rather. Either way you won’t mar the surface since it has non-skid and non-scratch feet. Nor will the Mini wobble from the fright of having stuff on it, as it’s made from both steel and a premium MDF (medium density fiberboard).
Finally, for those who want to know, the dimensions of the top panel (which is an unobtrusive off-white) are 27.5″ x 19.5″, and the whole CHANGEdesk Mini Standing Desk Conversion is 3″ small when collapsed and 14″ tall when fully raised. But what is really worth knowing is that all of this just totals $119.99 retail. Maybe that should have been added to the arguments against a standing desk, because at this price it’s hard to find a reason NOT to go standing.