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For Working at a Standing Desk
on August 6, 2016
First of all, who are all these people who get sent a free $20 balance board? And why are all the reviews by paid testers on ALL the cheap balance boards (which I am 90% sure are all the same product, at least the wooden ones, rebranded)?
Anyways. I thought I'd write a review because nobody talks about whether these things work for standing desks. I looked, and couldn't find a satisfactory answer.
I got a Steppie instead, for $100, and was disappointed--too easy to stand on, as it only moves side to side. I didn't end up moving. It was okay, but didn't help a lot. Maybe good for folks with poor balance. I'm young and pretty athletic, and wasn't challenged. I got one of these afterwards--it was cheap, figured I didn't have much to lose--and it actually works great. I work between 4-6 hours a day on it, and am in significantly less pain by the end of the day than when I was just standing or using the Steppie. It isn't a work of art--it's just plywood with a balance thing screwed to the bottom--but it's comfortable to stand on in bare feet or shoes, and looks like it'll hold up fine. So--yeah. I'd try this if you're looking for a standing desk solution on a budget.
And also, I looked at all the brands that sell these plywood balance boards--I'm nearly sure they're all the same thing.