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Our modern life has its advantages, but there is one major default with the way we work: we sit way too much. With this, many health problems can occur, like an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases for example. One of the often cited solutions is to get a standing desk, so let’s take a look at some of these products actually on the market.

1. Stand desk

Designed by Steven Yu, the stand desk is as simple as it gets. A desk with a nicely designed frame that you can bring up or down with a simple button system. The price starts at $399, which makes it one of the most affordable quality standing desks out there.

You can buy it here. Unfortunately it only ships in the US market for now.

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2. Bekant by IKEA

I’m not a big fan of IKEA, I don’t like the fact that nearly every household in the world is filled with the same products. However, to be fair in this article, I had to include this product, as the Swedish company provides decent quality item for an affordable price. Bekant is one of those, it can be used as a sitting or standing desk and start with a price of $773 on Amazon.

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3. The Stir Kinetic desk

If you got too much money on your hand or if you are looking to break the bank, consider buying the Stir Kinetic desk. A journalist said that “if Apple designed a desk, it would look like that”. While I’m not sure about that, it’s a good way to express that the product is well-designed and gorgeous. But still, it costs at least $2’990.

For that price, you’ll get inlaid touchscreen control, stats on your usage of the desk, wifi control, and other high-tech features.

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4. The hamster wheel

A desk designed to make you walk while you work, which would technically make it a walking desk. You can find a tutorial on how to build it on Instructables. I’m not sure too many workers will be flattered by the metaphor of feeling like a hamster in a cage at work.

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5. StandStand

Designed to be able to work standing anywhere, it is only usable if you work with a laptop. They also have a version that gives you some space to use a mouse, but despite the good product design, this standing desk doesn’t look too comfortable to work with. It comes at an unbeatable price though.

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