Everybody knows a standing desk is one of the best tools to fight the ill effects of excessive sitting and a sedentary lifestyle. According to studies, those of you using this type of workstation are more productive and less likely to report pain and high stress levels compared to your colleagues using a basic sit-only desk.
While a good number of standing desks available in the market today boast “intelligent” features—i.e., they adjust their vertical height based on the user’s previous adjustment—they can be quite expensive.
Fortunately for you, there is now a very affordable alternative which happens to be a cardboard standing desk. The Oristand ($25) literally stands out from the rest with its strong and light design, weighing just around 2 lbs. or 0.9 kg. Not only that, it’s also foldable and portable, allowing you to work anywhere you want… whether it’s from your office or even the comfort of your own home.
Plus, the Oristand does not require complicated assembly. You simply pull out the front part of the cardboard and the desk will assume the shape of a two-step ladder. Disassembling and folding back the cardboard standing desk is just as easy as well.
The simplicity of the assembling and disassembling process is a result of Oristand’s ingenious design.
In addition, its ergonomic design allows it to accommodate a wide range of desks, screens, monitors, laptops, and keyboards.
While the Oristand is made of recycled cardboard sheets, its designers ensure that it can withstand weights of up to 60 lbs or 27 kg.
Here are some of the other key features of the Oristand:
- The keyboard area measures 10 x 21 inch (25.5 cm x 53.5 cm) so it works well with a compact mouse and keyboard, or compact keyboard with a trackpad. Meanwhile, its height is 11.5 inches.
- The monitor area has the same measurement as the keyboard’s. (Note: Due to an increasing demand for different options, the company is developing new designs and configurations).
- Its overall height is 20 inches; hence, the cardboard stand up desk works well for people whose height is between 5 feet to 6 feet (152 cm to 183 cm) based on an average table height of 29 inches (73 cm).
Its vertical height [when used on a flat-surfaced standard table or desk] aims to promote the healthiest standing position: the elbows are about the same level as the keyboard (around a 90 degree angle); and your resting eye level is parallel to the monitor area to avoid straining your upper spine.