I spend a lot of time working on a desk at home. Nick also works from a desk for his job. This means that we spend a lot of time sitting down and not always being as active as we would like to be. There are many drawbacks to sitting too much and being sat behind a desk all day has been linked to various health conditions and is thought to contribute towards a sedentary lifestyle. Varidesk has a solution for this. Varidesk can turn any desk into a standing desk in minutes. How cool is that?
They sent us one to try to see if it helped us get up a little more from our desks and do some work standing up. It is available in black and white (this is the colour we received) and their prices range from £150 to £365 for the popular Pro Plus 36 which is the standing desk we received to review.
According to government figures, one in three British children under the age of 15 are overweight or obese. For the future of our society, we need to confront these issues head-on, nurture and support upcoming generations to get only the best start in life.
Research shows that standing at desks for three hours a day, five days a week could burn an extra 30,000 calories a year, which is the equivalent of running 10 marathons! At Varidesk they go above and beyond to provide you with the perfect solution, turning any desk into a standing desk in a matter of minutes. This is definitely an innovation.
- Two-tier design: upper display surface, lower keyboard/mouse deck
- Dual handle design
- Spring-loaded boost
- Up to 11 height settings
- The largest model (Pro Plus 48) holds up to 45 lbs (20.4 kg)
- Sits on top of an existing desk
- Sturdy and stable even when fully extended
Opening the Box
Stand Up Position
When we opened the box we were pleased to see that it didn’t need assembling and just fitted onto the top of our current desk. It is quite heavy though but this is to be expected to allow for it to extend higher. The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 comes out of the box in position for a seated desk.
We found it to be quite big in size, maybe a little too big for our home. Perhaps the smaller size would have been better for us. It’s also available in 30 inch, 36 inch and 48 inch sizes. They also have smaller products for compact spaces which could have been better suited for a small office area, however, the Varidesk Pro Plus 36’s technology is outstanding.
Testing The Varidesk Pro Plus 36
The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 has a two-tiered design and is big enough to fit 3 laptops on. This gives you enough space to work should you need to. Alternatively, if you have a desktop, you can fit 2 monitors and a keyboard on the bottom of the desk or a laptop and desktop at the same time. so if this is something you need when you are working, the Pro Plus 36is definitely big enough and can expand your working space too.
Changing the desk from standing to sitting is so easy. There are little clips on the side of the desk, just under the top shelf that clip open when you need to change position. All you do is gently pull the desk up towards you until you have reached the required height. The spring-loaded boost has 11 different height settings so it doesn’t matter if you are tall or short, the desk can be adjusted to you and where you feel comfortable working at.
See below a video we filmed where Nick shows you how it works:
We both agree it is a good thing to be able to stand up and move a bit instead of sitting down all day and the Varidesk Pro Plus 36 is perfect for those who don’t like to sit down all day but still need to be working at the same time.
Our only concern is the size but I guess it will be perfect for an office or for someone that has an office room in their home. But as I mentioned above, they have different sizes for different requirements. The health benefits of being able to stand up and stretch your legs while working is certainly one of the best features of this product. It is very sturdy, of high quality and is incredibly easy to adjust up and down. Best of all, you can burn more calories! Hurrah for that! 🙂
Do you work long hours sitting at a desk? Do you feel the need to stretch your legs very often? Have you thought about a product like this? What do you think of the Varidesk Pro Plus 36? Will you get one?
*Disclosure: we received a Varidesk Pro Plus 36 for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. It contains affiliate links.
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