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Flex Desk is a flexible desk that you can convert to any needs. Not only can you use it for a standing desk, but you can turn it into a table from which to work while sitting on the couch. Use it standing in the kitchen, sitting upright in bed, and more. With this unit you can sit the stabilizing feet on an existing desk, on a chair, on the bed, or on a couch. No more limits.

Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of Flex Desk is $29.99 plus $9.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows a free gift which you will receive by paying an extra fee of $6.99 for a total price of $46.97.

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Pros

  • Stabilizing Feet

    This design is one of the few which does not need to be affixed to a desk or the edge of a table. Instead, you can use one of the folding arms as a supportive base from which to work. Such support means you can move the unit around, take it with you on the go, and always have it when you need it. Most.

  • Reduce Obesity

    Standing desks reduce obesity risk. The act of standing reduces calories that convert to fat. So you can literally burn more calories just standing, stretching, or walking around versus sitting for the same amount of time. When you stand, you burn fifty more calories per hour compared to sitting. With that alone, if you use this desk and stand you will burn more calories.

  • Reduce Cancer Risk

    Cancer risks associated with lack of physical activity most commonly are breast cancer and colon cancer. Prolonged times spent sitting will increase your risk of cancers. One theory as to why sitting causes these cancers is an increase in the C-reactive protein found in those who regularly sit.

  • Longer Lifespan

    Longer life spans are another benefit to standing desks. You can increase your life expectancy by two years simply by reducing your sitting time from six hours, which is normal, to three hours per day.

  • Improve Posture

    By regularly standing you, assuming you set up your desk at the correct angles, you improve your posture and reduce your eye strain. This prevents you from hunching or slouching, which improves core strength and leads to regular, improved posture.

How it's Different from Competitors

There are other flexible desk mounts like this. Less advanced models are designed for holding the computer monitor. These affix to an existing desk and hold the monitor of your computer so that you can adjust it to the right height. However, they do not offer a means of adjusting an entire desk, just the monitor. Tablet arms mount onto the edge of desks and can be used to place a tablet in the standing position. Limitations to this are a bit more obvious; without a full mounting bottom, you cannot sit a computer on it. You can only read from it. Compared to the marketplace the flex desk is one of the only options that combines a lap table / desk with the extendable arms of table holders.

How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Open Box

    It is ready right out of the box, without any additional tools.

  2. Position

    Click the legs in place how you need or want the desk to fit. The legs move at different angles so you can stand at a normal desk and click it in the right place. You can also fold it so that it sits on the couch over your lap as you sit and work.

  3. Change Height

    If you need it, you can change the height so that it sits on a counter top, allowing you to read a recipe. Sit it on a table so you can read a presentation to a group at work. Use it for any height you need.

  4. Flip up Tabs

    All you need to do is flip up the tabs to make sure that nothing slips off the edge of the desk. Then you can place papers, a computer, and even pencils on the desk.

  5. Prevent Overheating

    The center of the unit has a vented top so that you can place a laptop on the desk and prevent any overheating.

  6. Store

    When you are done using it, the unit folds flat for easy storage.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Start Slowly

    Do not try to go from sitting for six hours per day to standing for six hours per day in one go. You need to change this in a slow way. Start, instead, by spending about twenty minutes at a time standing. Then add on time the more you become accustomed to it. Standing might not seem like a lot of work but if your body is accustomed to sitting for most of the day, standing will begin to strain your body. This is especially true if you do too much or too fast.

  2. Bring a Mat

    Use a mat to help your knees, hips, and ankles. Figure out where it is you are going to stand, and bring a gel mat. If you can, wear non-slip shoes that have some type of support.

  3. Allocate Time

    Standing might seem too distracting at times, so sit when you need to do serious work. You might find that at first, paying attention to real work while you are standing is not possible at first. In that case, you can get your work done sitting then move to standing for less serious things like reading over news or checking social media. Slowly make your transition. Learn to refocus as you go along.

  4. Set it up Correctly

    It is best that your computer screen sit fifteen to thirty inches from your eyes, either right at eye level or slightly below. Your wrists should remain flat and your elbows sitting at a ninety degree angle. Should any part of your body feel strained while you are standing, make adjustments.

Move Around Too

Move around too. Standing will help you to burn more calories compared to sitting but in order to really see optimal benefits to your work, you should be walking throughout the day. It is suggested by the American Heart Association that you should be taking a minimum of 10,000 steps per day. You can invest in things like a fitness tracker or a pedometer to track the steps you are taking. Doing so will help you monitor your circulation and metabolism.

Once you have succeeded in standing at a desk to work, start to integrate things like stationary bike desks or treadmill desks so that you begin to move slowly while you work. Standing desks can often be modified to work with movement desks too. With this design, you can start to rest it on a desk in front of a treadmill or a stationary bike while you exercise too, if you have one already.

How It Works

The Flex Desk will enable you to adjust both the height and angle of your workstation. It has flexible legs that will extend up to 28 inches in length, and can also be angled forward or backward in three different places in order to suit your needs. Additionally, you'll be able to angle the top of this portable desk in order to keep your work at eye level or whatever level you'd prefer it to be resting at. This desk will not only accommodate books and papers, but will hold laptops and tablets, too. You'll be able to stand or sit while using it, so once you've made all the necessary modifications, you'll end up in an ideal position to do your best work or relax with enjoyment.

Cons

  • Fairly Small Desktop

    The desktop on each Flex Desk is large enough to hold an average-sized laptop, but it's not large enough to hold a PC, or a laptop and a bunch of books at the same time. If you overload it, there's a chance it could topple over forward or backward, depending on how you've angled it to begin with. Therefore, if you require a lot of materials to do a particular activity, you'll need to keep them off the desktop but nearby, and reach down or sideways for them every time you need them.

  • Must Remember Auto Lock

    If you're new to using one of these desks and are in a hurry, you could forget to lock the auto lock on the legs. As a result, your desk could end up collapsing on you as you work, or while you're not in the room, which could damage anything resting upon it.

  • Only Comes in Black

    This desk only comes in black, which may disappoint adults who want a desk that perfectly matches the decor of their office or a child who wants a desk in a fun shade like pink. The desk could be decorated in order to make it look different, but that would take free time that some users may not have.

Features

  • Four 28-inch Legs

    The four legs on each desk will extend to a maximum height of 28 inches, which will make your desk tall enough to be used as a food tray while you sit on the couch. You don't need to use them at this maximum height, though. If you'd prefer to sit on the floor, they can be lowered so your food is at an ideal level for you there instead. To keep any drinks you might be consuming from spilling, it's best to always keep the top of the desk flat while you're using it as a food tray.

  • Vented Tabletop

    The top of each Flex Desk is vented with small holes that'll allow air to pass through. Not only will this venting keep your lap cool while your desk is resting on it, it'll also keep any tablet or laptop that's on the desk from getting too hot. Over time, this may extend the life of your digital devices, since overheating tends to make them wear out more quickly than they would if kept cool.

  • Flip-up Tabs

    If you flip up the small black tabs located on the bottom edge of your Flex Desk, your things will be unlikely to fall off the desk. You'll be able to angle it as far towards you as you'd like without worrying about your papers slipping off and landing on your knee, or your laptop clattering to the ground. Keep in mind, however, that there are no tabs on the top edge of each desk, so you'll need to be careful if you tip the top of yours away from you.

  • Use Indoors or Outdoors

    While these desks have been designed with indoor office or at-home use in mind, it's fine to use them outdoors, although you'll need to protect any computer or tablet you bring outside from weather damage. Just be sure to set your desk up on the flattest surface you can find outdoors, in order to help protect it from being blown over by a gust of wind.

Save Time

Adjusting a larger desk or putting together a completely new desk at a different height may take an hour or longer, but you'll be able to customize one of these desks in minutes. Whenever you need to change its settings, you can do that in minutes, too. When your desk arrives at your home, you'll be able to quickly pop it out of the box and fold it out without using any tools besides your two hands. Carrying it or moving it out of the way for storage won't take long, either, as it'll fold flat in seconds and fit right under a user's arm.

Save Money

If you don't have a Flex Desk, you may have to obtain different tables or desks for different activities, such a reading in bed or working at your computer. However, this particular desk can be put in such a wide variety of positions, you'll be able to use it for virtually any activity and eliminate the need for more pieces of furniture. You also won't have to stock up on TV trays for food, as this desk will double as one of those, too.

Warnings

  • Not a Chair, Stool

    If you don't have a chair or step-stool handy, you might be tempted to use this desk as one of these instead, but it's not strong enough to support the weight of most humans. Even a larger toddler might crack it if they were to use it to sit down.

  • Keep Small Items Contained

    The top of each of these desks is smooth, as opposed to being textured, so if you're working with small, round objects such as beads or marbles, it's best to keep them in containers. Otherwise, they could roll right past the tabs that keep most objects securely on the desk, and right onto the floor or ground.

Critical Advice

You can set up this desk in front of your toilet if you want to work, read or play games on your tablet while you're in the bathroom. However, you must move the desk out of the way or cover it before you flush the toilet. If you don't, your work or entertainment devices could end up covered in toilet water.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Flex Desk online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Flex Desk online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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cher reid - (Mount Vernon, MO)
Posted: 31 Jul 2017
I Regret Buying it!

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I ordered my Flex Desk 4 mis ago paid for it on cc and haven't received it yet. This is poor business.

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