Planning to build a sit-to-stand desk or treadmill desk with your own desktop lumber? There are some great options available. We'll take you through the pluses and minuses of each model. Understandably, DIY'ers are always looking to find the lowest cost option for any components they need to buy versus make. In the case of electric height-adjustable bases spending a little more, as a rule of thumb, is going to buy you a quieter, faster, heavier-lifting, more reliable desk base, a longer warranty period, and a longer "stroke" (total distance between top end and bottom end).
LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 Treadmill Desk Review
TR1200 is reliable, well-designed, and relatively soft on the wallet—a combination of quality and cost-efficiency that we've found hard to beat. While other treadmills have it beat feature for feature, individuals looking for a basic, low-cost treadmill base that will last for years will find the TR1200 suits their needs perfectly. In the years since its introduction to the market the TR1200 has become the most popular base used in walking workstations, usually in concert with an adjustable height desk, such as a ThermoDesk Elite or Omega Everest.
Top Desk Cycle Reviews
We sent our staff out to review the top under-desk pedal units on the market. They investigated design features, weight and size specs, customer experiences, and more according to our rigorous review process. Below, you'll see the combined results of our research.
DeskCycle Under Desk Bike Review
Small but powerful, the DeskCycle – WorkWhileWalking’s latest foray into under desk bikes – is a solid piece of equipment that allows users to achieve a NEAT level of activity while in their seat. The DeskCycle’s low profile and quiet magnetic mechanism makes it unobtrusive in offices and cubicles. When combined with a height-adjustable desk, ergonomic accessories, and a walking treadmill, the DeskCycle can complete your sit-stand-walk workstation.
Stand Up Desk or Walking Desk—Which is Healthier for You?
One of the most common questions we get at WorkWhileWalking is “How much better is it to use a treadmill desk than just using a standing desk?”
Both standing desks and walking desks are enjoying an explosion in popularity, especially in corporate America and SOHO (small office/home office) usage. The latest medical evidence shows that an hour of sitting is as detrimental to your health as smoking a cigarette, and both provide the same key benefit of reducing the hours you spend sitting.
But that’s where most of the similarities end.While standing desks and walking desks are terrific implements for the sedentary worker’s battle against sitting disease it’s actually the combination of [...]
The Office Fitness Dead Pool
It is with no great pleasure that after many years following this industry from its nascency we have seen enough companies go out of business that we're compelled to catalog them in this proverbial 'Dead Pool' list.
It is our general practice to preserve all of our reviews for posterity, and these are no exception. We do this primarily to help former customers of these companies determine the status of the manufacturers in the event they go Googling for information on warranty service.