Following on from my initial experiments with a stand up desk I have now purchased a height adjustable glass standing desk.
Skip to 2:05 if you want to go straight to the Standing Desk bit. During the first 2 minutes I talk about my study setup.
The video above shows my new height adjustable glass standing desk.
The desk is actually made up of two parts a glass Ikea Desk top and an electrical height adjustable mechanism I purchased off ebay. I am not sure of the make as there are no labels on it, but basically there is a switch that controls two motors that lift the desk base up and down. The desk can lift up to 145kg which is more than enough to take the Glass Ikea Desk top and my monitor and books.
I am using this desk whilst studying for my CCIE Lab Exam and after spending many hours at work seated and then driving home, standing up to study keeps me alert and stops me fall asleep.
There is much information about the subject of stand up desks and the effects of sitting all day on your body, but for now I am enjoying being able to move whilst working
While most seated desks are a standard height, there is no set height for standing desks. Heights can range from 36 to 50 inches (91 to 127 cm) range for users over 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m). Ideally a stand up desk is made to fit the individual user. As users of a seated desk are fairly immobile, it is relatively easy to adjust the height of a seat to compensate for variations in the individual height of the users. Users of a standing desk move around a bit more, so it is not practical to have them stand on a small pedestal or some other object. Thus, standing desks tend to vary greatly in height.
Donald Rumsfeld using a standing desk
Credit for text and photo from wikipedia