Feiten. Anders bekeken.

IKEA BEKANT

Geschreven door  op in Review, The Mobile Life.

Despite the glorious life of a jet-setting photographer *cough*, it’s easy to get bogged down at the desk to do the thousand other tasks waiting for you. To have a great desk is paramount. I’ve had my fair share of desks. My biggest one was an L-shaped desk that was over 6 square meters. My smallest one was this tiny aluminium piece of junk, just enough to have a keyboard and mouse. My last desk was pretty, just big enough, but nowhere ergonomic.

The IKEA BEKANT desks easily has room for a 27

Enter the new IKEA BEKANT sit/stand desk. As the name suggest it’s a regular desk that can be transformed to a standing desk with the touch of a button. The 489 USD/ 569 EUR marvel offers heights between 65 en 125 cm. That’s 22″ and 48” for our American friends, which makes it easy to work almost sitting on the ground, or standing quite tall.

The heavy duty metal legs are up for the challenge of lifting the entire desk without any issues, but I wouldn’t take the chance to sit on the desk itself.

My comfortable standing height isn't anywhere near its highest point. My comfortable standing height isn’t anywhere near its highest point.

On a more low level, it looks great paired with a bright yellow Eames. On a more low level, it looks great paired with a bright yellow Eames.

While some people absolutely hate putting together IKEA, I just love it. It’s part of the process, like a LEGO set. You do want a buddy to come over to build this one though, this is quite a heavy desk. It’s also quite a bit larger than my previous desk, giving me a lot more of work estate (and of course eating away my precious living room space.

With the extra desk real-estate and the clean design, I’ve weirdly enough to manage a clean desk policy, something that I never managed to keep up.

As soon as everything is plugged in, it just works. Going up and down on a steady pace that doesn’t feel too slow, and isn’t too fast so you can’t fine tune the controls.

The controls themselves however feel like those cheap bubble buttons, making it happen more than once that you lose grip and make the desk stop mid-change.

In the two weeks that I’ve been using my desk my shoulder ache has already lessened. It’s as far as I am concerned, the best desk I’ve ever used.

Ook interessant

#MWC17: Wat is “blockchain” en hoe kunnen we het gebruiken?

27/02/2017

27/02/2017

Mobile World Congress draait niet enkel om mobiele telefoons en accessoires. Meer dan ooit draait het ook om het “Internet...

Frozen 2

14/11/2019

14/11/2019

Het is ondertussen al zes jaar geleden dat de wereld opeens werd wakkergeschud door Idina Menzel. De Broadwaylegende speelde toen...

Hello Bank!

17/05/2013

17/05/2013

<p>Hello Bank! is a completely new online-only bank by BNP Paribas Fortis. We were at the launch event in Brussels.</p>

Nokia Treasure Tag

19/02/2014

19/02/2014

<p>I bet you have lost your keys once. Phrases like 'where is my wallet?' happen more than once? Good news then! Nokia introduces the Treasure Tag. </p>

Lightning To SD Card adapter (USB 3.0)

14/12/2015

14/12/2015

A single cable that replaces a MacBook Pro with an iPhone. Isn’t that just a preposterous thought? Strangely enough, with...

Survival Gear

07/06/2013

07/06/2013

<p>This weekend I'm traveling on the bare necessities. What's in the bag?  </p>

Fernweh

09/11/2015

09/11/2015

A window-view at the city. A church, surrounded by wet cobblestones. A taxi passes, with windows glowing a nice shade...

Reports suggest iWatch to be just an iBracelet

20/02/2014

20/02/2014

<p><span>"Apple’s iWatch will only have a single status led, no display, bluetooth connection to iPad/iPhone and will be a 1cm thick rubbery band."</span></p>

First Class

04/06/2013

04/06/2013

<p>​Traveling first class: the magic world of food, wifi and leg-room. But is it all as magical a they say? </p>

Adobe pakt uit met een hoop nieuwigheden op MAX

18/10/2017

18/10/2017

Deze week vindt de Adobe MAX Conference plaats in Las Vegas. Het zelfverklaarde centrum voor creativiteit pakt ook dit jaar...

Adobe brengt Photoshop naar iPad en meer op MAX

07/11/2019

07/11/2019

Elk jaar is het uitkijken naar Adobe MAX, de jaarlijkse creativiteitshoogmis van Adobe. Een kort overzicht naar de grootste nieuwigheden:...

LowePro Pro-Runner 450W Backpack

21/03/2013

21/03/2013

<p>​There are days where you absolutely positively have to carry every lens in one bag. Is this the mother of all backpacks? Let's find out. </p>

Apple Watch Impressions

16/05/2015

16/05/2015

<p>I've had an hour with the Apple Watch. And it was quite an introduction!</p>

Re-visiting FACTS

27/09/2015

27/09/2015

If you are a proud geek living in Belgium, like we are here at The Mobile Life, you will probably...

Review: Sonos Beam

20/02/2019

20/02/2019

Het is moeilijk om objectief te zijn bij een product in een ecosysteem dat je dagelijks gebruikt. Net zoals Apple...

Reageer

Geef een reactie

Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd. Vereiste velden zijn gemarkeerd met *

Deze website gebruikt Akismet om spam te verminderen. Bekijk hoe je reactie-gegevens worden verwerkt.