It's one thing to read about a product, view it online, or even preview it on video...but when it comes to finding the right desk, it's important to try it before you buy it. Especially true if you're planning to work from a standing desk that requires you to walk while you type and browse, just as I learned this past weekend at Dwell On Design...
While walking at a shuffling pace normally reserved for lines at the post office, I was still challenged between typing, walking, and chatting with friends while demoing the ModTable.
Although browsing and mousing while walking at a modest pace proved to be manageable, I quickly discovered my typing proficiency took a nose dive while trying to walk at even 2mph initially. But after a minute or so I was able to improve accuracy once I focused upon the keyboard instead of thinking to myself, "I'm walking and typing, I'm walking and typing"; it could have also been the small crowd watching me as I unnaturally tried to pretend I was updating my Twitter account while walking.
MultiTable representatives claimed standing while working using a 30 minutes walking, then 30 minutes sitting on/off routine using their standing desk and treadmill combination throughout the day could result in an extra 1000-1,200 calories burned. And unlike "just standing", I could imagine walking and working could be healthier and better for the legs and feet compared to just standing.
Several of the ModTable bases and table top combinations, starting at $479 for the base, and $599 up with top.
Product: MultiTable ModTable +Treadmill System
Reporter & Image: Gregory Han
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