This Desk Let’s You Lay Down While You Work

Lazy people, rejoice! If a treadmill desk seems like too much work, and a standing desk seems too uncomfortable, Altwork has a solution. Meet the only desk that lets workers sit, stand, recline, or lay down at the touch of a button.

So, how exactly does one lay down while working? Won’t the keyboard and mouse slide off the desk? No, thanks to the power of magnets. That’s right—magnets!

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Peter Bright, a tech writer for arstechnica, recently gave the Altwork desk a spin. Here’s what he had to say about it:

“I recently gave a prototype version of the Station a quick spin and came away intrigued and quite impressed. The flexibility is very compelling. I’m one of those annoying people who likes to pace incessantly while on the phone, so the ability to put the workstation into standing mode at the touch of a button is useful, and the laid back posture is extremely comfortable. It will probably take a little time to get used to—not least because I found myself expecting the keyboard and mouse to fall off the desk, even though they didn’t. I could certainly envisage getting lots of work done like that—and a lot of gaming, too. In standing mode, it’s easy to swing the screen around to show it to other people, making ad hoc deskside presentations and collaboration easy and accessible.”

What do you think? Could you be productive while laying down? More importantly, is it worth the hefty $5,900 price tag? The flexibility it provides certainly seems promising, but we’re guessing the price will have to drop a bit lower before you start seeing these things in offices around the world.


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Timothy Bertrand
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