In the last few months, I have been hearing something very peculiar for the first time in my life. 21st-century inventions and innovations made our lives easier and miserable too. I am sure nobody would disagree with me when I cite the actual reasons for my statement. Obesity and diabetes are the by-products of sedentary lifestyles followed by millions across the world. One of the most devastating aspects of our present-day lives is sitting continuously in stationary postures for countless no. of hours subconsciously. Sitting is now also known as new smoking and is equally injurious to health. Hence, many global companies today are encouraging their workforce to have meetings while walking and use standing desks. These measures can definitely help in countering the serious problems we are facing today.
Some years ago, anticipating the health benefits of standing desks, a lot of startup companies started making them. Now, a group of Chicago-based entrepreneurs has come out with their own unique take on the technology, in the form of the successfully-Kickstarted DeskView.
Putting it simply, DeskView is a small desktop that can quickly be attached to a window – or any other flat, vertical non-porous surface – using two hand-levered suction cups on its underside. It can then reportedly hold up to 40 lb (18 kg), staying in place for months or even years at a time. This definitely sounds like a possession to be added to all our lives immediately if we wish to stay healthy forever.
When it needs to be removed or repositioned, you just release the suction cups’ levers.
Its laptop-holding work surface measures 25 inches wide by 12 inches deep (63.5 by 30.5 cm) and is available in white or clear acrylic, or natural bamboo. The mounting brackets are made of cast aluminum, with the whole thing tipping the scales at 8 lb (3.6 kg).
Prices start at US$235 for the white and bamboo models, going up to $265 for the clear – a bubble level is included, so they don’t get mounted crooked.
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