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I know this is a little overkill, but doing that I'll get the right height for sure.
I've seen a lot of sites say the best one is the "Fully.com jarvis bamboo desktop". But then I've seen what looks a super professional review[^] that says this one is the most popular but not the best and propose some other candidates and says it moves a lot.
Living in Barcelona I can visit Haworth (where I'll be able to see the Herman Miller one which will cost half of my organs) and Steelcase, but I have not found more options to see the product so I have to rely on the Internet reviews to buy one... So I've decided to ask all you about your opinions...
I'm searching for a robust and stable desk. A slight movement can make my displays to move (given I have them on two articulated arms).
Also I'm interested in a low table starting at 65cm/25.5in.
The table top should be (80cm x 150cm)/(31.5in x 59in)
This said, have you worked with any height regulable desktop?
Do you feel it woobly? (Does it moves when you work?)
Which one would you recommend and why?
Thank you all, this is an expensive thing and I want to get some opinions that are not the ones from the Steelcase sales staff.
I've been searching for desk a year ago and found that Flexispot E5S/B/W (last letter denotes the frame color: silver, black or white) has very good reviews. You can find some customer's reviews on YouTube and you can check reviews at Amazon (there are number of reviews on German, UK and US shops).
Unfortunately, there was no delivery to Croatia, so I had to take a similar desk (frame only, without top desk) from another manufacturer on eBay (the model is not available anymore). Another option was Bekant table from Ikea, but I've read complaints that it can swing easily, it has no preset heights option and it is pricier than the one I've purchased. Stand I've purchased looks pretty similar to Flexispot, only controller is different.
I've been using the desk for over 6 months with two 24" monitors on it and I am very pleased with it. I am standing for the most of the time (approximately 75% of my working time) and change my position 2-3 times per day at most. Like most of height-adjustable desks, it can be raised from 63 cm to 125 cm (this doesn't include the top desk thickness), it has 3 customizable height preset options, customizable alarm option to remind you for position change after a period of time. Motor is quiet, when changing the height it starts/stops gradually, without a jerk.
Desk is pretty stable and solid. Of course, in upward position it will swing when you push it harder but it is really hard to overturn.
Anyway, I suggest you to check customer's reviews on Amazon (you can start with Flexispot, another choices will show up). You will find several models for around 400 € or less (without the top desk) that have positive reviews. Most of them have same features I described above.
We use Varidesk[^] here at work. I don't personally use one, but people seem pleased with them and from what I can tell they're pretty stable. My boss has two 24" monitors on his and they haven't fallen off yet
I use the Varidesk ProPlus48 with two 24 inch monitors. Well built, no problems, easy install. Hard to say how stable any stand-up desk would be if monitors on reticulating arms were attached. They are not made for such as far as I can tell and it seems it could throw off the balance of the total setup due to leverage of the arms with a heavy monitor. My unit is weighted at about 70-80 pounds, but still... I had a reticulating arm for one monitor and simply gave it up as it ergonomically didn't work well with the stand-up scheme. Never tried to attach it.
I have the Fully Jarvis Bamboo with 72 x 30 inch top. I have been using it for about a year and it's great. I have 32in monitor, phone, 2 laptops and few other things. The desk does not wobble but there is some vibrations from my hard typing which shakes my monitor a bit.
No other complains. I have also used a Varidesk for about 10 days but didn't fit my desk due to height of the desk. I had a the cubicle model and found the height between keyboard/mouse tray and monitor shelf was a bit tight.
I purchased the business edition from Autonomous. This has great height range, along with dual motors to handle the weight smoothly. The price is great and I've been extremely pleased with the quality. Many versions are available on Amazon as well.
The 2nd person who has had it for only 2 months max, was standing for about the first 2 weeks.
Now, I haven't seen her change it to standing position in at least 1 month.
There is an issue with these desks (every standing desk I've seen) that isn't often pointed out.
When you stand you are supporting your hands (keyboarding and mousing) via your shoulders since they have no place to rest. If someone really did this over a few years she would most likely suffer from shoulder pain from the stress of it. It's just not ergonomically correct to support your arms like that. It's better to allow them to lay on the desk.
Uplift also has dual monitor arms (that apparently support two 27") but the two separate arms allow more flexibility. The monitors don't move/wiggle at all when I type. If you pound the keys, maybe the monitors wiggle a bit but it isn't noticeable. If you regularly pound your head on the desk, the monitors will wiggle quite a bit, however, your face will be on the desktop so monitor movement still won't be noticeable! Note in all of these "normal use" scenarios, the monitors don't actually move, they just wiggle. Rest assured, these arms are well made and include adjustable friction at every joint of the arm so you might be able to eliminate the head-bang-on-desk wiggle.
The desk itself has been flawless. I've maybe had to reset it once after a long power outage but this doesn't happen with every power outage (where "reset" finds the desktop's fully lowered, zero, position). It's also fast -- fully raises or lowers in ~15 seconds.
At work they gave us standing desks and tall ergo chairs similar to this one. The reality is that I never lower the desk, and only sit on the tall chair when I am tired, and that works great for me. So at home I ended up getting a tall desk from craigslist and an ergo chair which works the same in the end but at a much better price.
"UNIX is friendly, it's just picky about its friends"
I took a few pieces of scrap wood and some screws and built a stand for my monitors and another for my keyboard and mouse. I placed these on top of a table, and voila! It works fine for me. I've been using it for a couple years now. Total cost $0. (BTW, I work from home.)
You have just give the proof of why good comments are important.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
The value calculated is approximately 2^(-21). This contains 21 significant decimal digits, and it is (barely) possible that the compiler ignored digits after the first 16 (the accuracy of a 'double'). The calculated value may actually have been more accurate.
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The calculated value may actually have been more accurate
That is also my idea. But no idea based on what knowledge that time we decided for this. And more, how I can prove that the above mentioned equation was/is perhaps more precise than pow(2.0, -21.0). Not really a big Thing, but if you have an idea it will be very welcome. This especally to Keep my old brain alive
Thank you very much for your comment.
It does not solve my Problem, but it answers my question
Do you have an idea why one have the idea to calculate this in that way?
1 - You didn't want to type in all the digits by hand and maybe get them wrong.
2 - Rather than creating some magic number, the code expresses how the magic number is calculated, which must have some now lost meaning.
Now, given #2, the only thing that's missing is a comment (or having a function that returns this calculation) that actually describes the intent of this magic number!
The math I learned in school didn't really cover what I usually work with: uint and int. Most math tools are all about the Real numbers or maybe Complex numbers, so they will happily tell me that x * 2 / 2 = x. I vaguely heard about SMT solvers but they seemed hard to use.
So I made my own thing, the first versions in 2013, but I think it's useful enough now that other people may occasionally find it useful: haroldbot.nl. Completely free of course, including ad free, I wouldn't spam the lounge with my commercial products. It also works offline if you save a complete copy of the page.
There are some fun features in addition to equality checking, such as some limited simplification (for example x * 2 / 2 can be simplified to what it really is, and it isn't x), and detecting invertibility, sometimes it even finds the inverse so for example you can put in x * 5 to find out how to "un-multiply" by 5.
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