Ikea’s new Bekant desk adjusts between standing and sitting heights on the fly

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At this point the benefits of standing over sitting are well documented. Still, the overwhelming majority of us continue to sit at our desks doing our best Quasimodo impression. And that’s not surprising since meaningful life changes rarely come easy.

The new Bekant desk from Ikea should make transitioning to a standing desk more realistic.  It is able to grow from standard sitting height to a towering standing desk with just the press of a button…

Bekant isn’t the first convertible desk to hit the market, but it is the first from the Swedish furniture designer. Use the small button labeled with up and down arrows to easily adjust its height on the fly. In typical Ikea fashion, the Bekant desk is available in a glut of sizes, shapes and colors with prices starting at just $489. That’s a killer price considering that it’s been hard to find any adjustable desk for less than $1,000.

If you’d prefer to simply raise your laptop or monitor at will, then we’d recommend taking a look at the Egotron WorkFit Workstation.


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