SurfShelf Treadmill Desk Laptop Holder Review

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SurfShelf Treadmill Desk Laptop Holder Review

Review Summary

We honestly wouldn’t include this product if treadmill deskers didn’t insist on misusing it. The SurfShelf is actually a great product – but not if you plan on working while walking.

Where to Buy

If your treadmill desking ambitions extend no further than catching up on your favourite TV shows while walking, then the SurfShelf may be for you. Simple, sturdy, and cheap, this is a fine option for those who can’t stroll without their dramas. Responsive customer service.


Not, not, not a treadmill desk. All credit to SurfShelf, as they're very honest about what their product is meant for, but people still try to type on these things. Just…don’t. Please.

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Desker Danger

There’s a time and place for thrift.  Buying generic aspirin from a pharmacy? Great idea.  Buying cheap aspirin from a website in China? Maybe not such a great idea.  Trying to use a SurfShelf as a walking worksurface falls somewhere in between – it won’t kill you, but it will send you scurrying for more illicit painkillers after you take an ergonomic mauling.

If you came here looking for a treadmill desk, then it’s time to look elsewhere.  Visit our ergonomics section to learn why investing in a height-adjustable desk is well worth the money.

On the Other Hand…

It wouldn’t be fair to SurfShelf if we didn’t explain this review.  The one-star rating we gave the product isn’t a universal judgement, it only applies to treadmill deskers.  Otherwise, the SurfShelf is a fine, intelligently built little addition to a standard treadmill, and consistently receives excellent ratings from other sites.  But if you’re new to the world of mobile productivity, this just isn’t a good place to start.  Instead, read through the rest of our website, and put yourself on the path to a proper, ergonomically secure treadmill desk.


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