Ergonomic doesn’t have to be expensive – EFTM
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Ergonomic doesn’t have to be expensive

A standing desk that won't break the bank

The benefits of why people have standing desks has been verified by us in a prior article here and by Apple CEO Tim Cook. Between EFTM and Apple, the “why” is covered. How you go about obtaining a standing desk or starting a habit of standing and sitting during the day comes in many forms. You could go out and buy an entirely new desk, one which winds up for example. Then there are the add-on options. Keep your current desk and buy something that sits on top of it. Varidesk have an example of this and we’ve been testing the Kogan alternative.

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The Kogan Standing Desk is very similar to the Varidesk in that it requires no assembly, slides out of the box and is ready to use in no time. The Kogan desk that we are testing is holding dual monitors, keyboard and mouse very comfortably, the surface materials are of a good quality and the operations are easy.

The Kogan Standing Desk operates using two hydraulic cylinders making the effort of lifting and lowering the desk very easy. This is unique to see, the Varidesk alternative can feel rather hard to lift and risky to lower without these cylinders.

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Our only gripe with the design of the Kogan option is the levers to raise and lower the desk are on the sides, with a wide reach this may be difficult for some to use. One other recommendation, which Kogan doesn’t sell, is to buy a standing matt. A soft matt will keep your feet from causing too much pain throughout the day.

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The main difference with the Kogan option though is the price. Kogan is selling their standing desk for $299 which is far cheaper than the Varidesk Pro Plus 30 (the closest comparison) which sells for $525.

Being ergonomic and looking after your health can come at a cost, but it doesn’t mean it should cost you more money than necessary.

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You may have seen Geoff on YouTube where his tech videos saw millions of views or heard him while he co-hosts the Gadget Grill on Radio 2RDJ. In his day job though he is an IT manager, a lover of Formula 1, great food and wine and obviously; technology.
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