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I love my one-bedroom apartment in downtown, especially its sweeping floor-to-ceiling views of the entire city, but at 720 square feet, I don’t have a lot of room to spare. Like anyone else in a big city, I work….a lot. The job doesn’t end when I leave the office, either: I grab dinner on my way home, crack open my laptop, and get back at it. After a day glued to my office chair, the last thing I want to do when I get home is to keep sitting.
A couple of my friends have standing desks, so they can choose whether sitting or standing is right for them at that moment. That sounds great for my sore back, which my doctor has chalked up to too much time sitting at a desk. What it isn’t great for, though, is for my apartment’s size. Traditional standing desks are bulky, unwieldy, and expensive as hell, too.
As much as I could have used a traditional standing desk, it would have made a tight situation even worse. There had to be an in-between, I thought — maybe a rolling laptop desk or something similar I could keep out of sight when not in use.
One night I was at home watching Shark Tank and there was the solution to my problem. A portable standing desk that attaches to any glass surface called DeskView. I was skeptical of DeskView‘s ability to stay mounted on a window, but the owner of the company stood on desk on live TV. Then, when Mr. Wonderful gave it his seal of approval, I knew it would be high quality and a safe bet.
DeskView is more affordable than many retrofit standing desk options. At two feet by one foot, DeskView would take up far less space than a traditional standing desk — and I’d still be able to access my laptop, pens, notebook, and coffee with ease. Plus, this desk mounts to glass with suction cups, which was the perfect way for me to take advantage of my spectacular view of the Hudson River. Ironically, the suction cups were the only part that made me hesitate – can a standing desk supported by suction cups really safely hold my laptop?
I unpacked my DeskView (I picked up the clear one so it flowed seamlessly with the glass windows) and found an ideal spot to soak in sweeping views from the 15th floor. My DeskView, as promised in the how-to video on the website, firmly installed on the window in just five seconds. Rated to hold up to 40 pounds, DeskView supported all my working essentials with ease and then some. Not only was my DeskView proving super strong, but without anything atop the desk, I could barely tell it was there.
Nowadays, you’d be hard-pressed to find me seated after a long day at work. Whenever my back begins to ache, I just take my DeskView, head over to my favorite standing spot, and I’m back to my routine in seconds. My DeskView has become a crucial tool for adding more functional space to my apartment while barely taking up any room, whether that’s to use my computer or enjoy a cup of coffee while looking out on breathtaking views.
If you’re looking to switch to a standing desk but are worried about space, DeskView might just prove your perfect solution. Get 20% off your first DeskView purchase with the code DV20 — head here to buy your new favorite flex furniture.
Editors Note: Due to their appearance on Shark Tank, DeskView has limited quantities remaining and PeopleHype cannot guarantee inventory will be available.
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