Desk improves your posture as you work.
I spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer. I would say on average, I probably sit at a desk for about 10 hours a day. Because of that, I end up with a lot of aches and pains associated with sitting for long periods of time. Even when I am on the couch in the evening, I usually have a laptop resting on my legs. I’m always looking for options that might help me be productive while keeping me comfortable. A couple of weeks ago, I was introduced to the Edge Desk 2.0 Creator Series and for the past several days, I’ve been able to test it out. Believe it or not, this very special desk makes a big difference.
The Edge Desk 2.0 Creator Series is the only desk, chair and easel all in one. The kneeling position allows you to be in a neutral posture, which eases strain on your neck and back. There are multiple points of adjustment that allow you to find the position that’s most comfortable for you. The Edge Desk is designed to provide you relief from backaches, fatigue, and stress. In addition to being an ergonomic desk for standard productivity, the Edge Desk 2.0 incorporates an easel that gives creators the ability to rest and have good posture while they work at the easel. Edge Desk has a smooth surface for writing, drawing, and painting specifically to help those creative designers. Edge Desk 2.0 also has some impressive accessories that help creative needs. Those accessories include 1 sliding ledge, 2 clips to hold canvases, a paintbrush water cup, set of 3 organizer cups for beads, tools, or other crafting needs, and an adjustable light that can be attached anywhere. NOTE: Creator Series Accessories will be available in mid-2019 according to product’s Kickstarter page.
Being a product reviewer, I find myself testing out dozens of products within the span of a week. Sometimes the products blend together, but the Edge Desk 2.0 is definitely a unique experience that won’t be forgotten. For starters, there is no assembly required. Let me emphasize that. There is NO assembly required. The Edge Desk arrives in a modestly sized shipping box and when you lift off the top and remove interior packaging, the desk is in one piece. I was shocked by this since other office furniture I’ve tested almost always needs SOME assembly. But the Edge Desk is a very welcome exception to that rule.
When I removed it from the shipping container, the unit was folded nearly flat against the floor. It looks as though it will store away beneath a bed when it’s not in use. It actually reminded me of a piece of exercise equipment in that respect. Set-up of the desk is very easy once you do it the first time. I followed the written instructions that were included with the desk and it took me about 5 minutes to expand the desk from its folded state to a standing one. It’s not difficult, but you do have to use a little bit of force when you turn the knobs to extend the arms of the desk.
When it’s standing, the bottom half of the desk looks like a massage chair. It is designed that way to hopefully keep you in a comfortable, focused posture. I found that when I sat at the desk the first time that I was comfortable and sitting straighter than I normally do. I typically have a lot of back problems and found that when my back was straightened out for a while, it alleviated a lot of the pain I normally have. I was, however, only able to sit at the desk for about an hour until I started stiffening up again. That is not the fault of the desk though. It has to do with my personal back problems.
The desktop part of the Edge Desk is very large. Because they designed this for creators, Edge Desk made the surface large enough for you to spread out your materials as needed. My stepdaughter took an immediate liking to the desk and really enjoyed drawing and coloring on it. The fact that the surface can be set at an angle is very beneficial to her for art purposes. The only complaint that I have about the Edge Desk is that the surface of the desktop is almost too smooth for uses other than drawing and writing. I tried to use my laptop on the desk several times and found that its own rubber feet weren’t enough to keep it from moving around. I would suggest adding a small strip of something like Gorilla Grip to the bottom edge of the desk so that items don’t slide off easily. Edge Desk has several different accessories you can add to it including a bottle holder and phone holder, but since this is the creators’ edition desk, I would love to see a notch built into the top of the desk that gives you a place to rest a single writing utensil or stylus. The Creator Series Accessories will be available starting in 2019, but I’d still like to see a built-in notch on the desktop itself.
The Edge Desk 2.0 is a really good investment for people who work a lot at a desk, like to draw, or don’t have a lot of space for a desk. It’s compact, comfortable to work at, and useful for a lot of different tasks. Edge Desk is currently offering the desk for $349 (through Kickstarter). I can recommend it as a nice addition to any office setting.