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    Adjustable standing desk with hand crank mechanism anyone?

    Greetings all

    I've been searching for a affordable standing desk for the past five years.
    Hexus touched upon the subject briefly with the IKEA BEKANT:

    http://hexus.net/ce/news/gadgets/76317-ikea-bekantmotorised-sit-stand-desks-now-available/
    Some highlights from Hexus article:
    The new range is said to be "relatively affordable".
    The desk as a whole has a 10 year guarantee
    A motorised seating/standing desk at £445 it's not cheap
    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/pr...91/#/S99061198

    In my desperate search I stumbled on the (FURNA Hemingway Adjustable Standing Desk) on Ebay:


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Standing-D...UH35rmM2m4ekwg

    Hand crank makes me feel manly

    We decided to do away with expensive electric adjustment for our introductory model, and instead opted for a simple yet convenient hand crank mechanism. This means no need to constantly have the desk attached to a power source, and no possibility of faulty electrics.
    At £299.00 for 120x80cm or £309.99 140x80cm it's the cheapest adjustable standing desk I've found, if bought directly from FURNA it's more expensive at £319.00 for the 140x80cm version.

    Has anyone tried the Hemingway Standing Desk is a hand crank mechanism a terrible idea for standing desk are there better options at this price range?

    I'm about to offer myself as a guinea pig for testing this out.
    Thanks to you all for reading.

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    Re: Adjustable standing desk with hand crank mechanism anyone?

    For the benefit of a anyone Googling this subject in future I will conclude this thread, as it will go the way of the dodo as this previous post by another user:
    http://forums.hexus.net/pc-hardware-...solutions.html

    I've found what I was looking for at ikea being new and the cheaper alternative to BEKANT it's well hidden in fact it would appear that at present time it can only be found via google in the larger 160x80 cm size:

    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S29084966/
    SKARSTA
    Desk sit/stand, white £195 + £30 del
    At £225 it's an acceptable price I'd have been happy to pay £500+ for quality but it would appear that all adjustable desk are made of the same cheap material Particleboard, Paper/Fibreboard/ABS plastic/Steel at least here you're not paying premium price for it with the exception of delivery charge.
    Also there's also NILSERIK Standing support to consider?


    I may update this post in future, message me if you'd care for a review of the SKARSTA
    Desk sit/stand.

    thanks for reading.

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    Re: Adjustable standing desk with hand crank mechanism anyone?

    We are always pleased to get community members views or reviews on products they have bought. The Furna does look a bit more 'solid', some IKEA stuff can feel a bit flimsy, but do let us know how you get on with it!
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    Re: Adjustable standing desk with hand crank mechanism anyone?

    Standing desks are generally excellent - at least thats been my experience. I can't speak for that specific Ikea one, but their cheaper desks are generally a bit flimsier than I'd like. The bekant is great, although I couldn't justify the cash.

    In terms of crank or not - a lot will depend how heavy your stuff is - if you keep your PC on your desk then its probably not that great - if not I wouldn't expect it to be a problem provided its symmetric.

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