If comfort is at the heart of productivity, then prepare to become very productive. No longer will an uncomfortable, unsatisfying workspace be an issue because with the Altwork Station, you can either sit, stand, or get this, lie down at your desk. Gone are the days when treadmill desks were the most complex pieces of furniture at your cool startup. Now, those creations will have to compete with this bad boy.
Created by the engineering masterminds at Altwork, the hyper-adjustable desk is part dentist chair, part work station. Five years in the making, this flagship product is the result of $1 million in founder and angel investment and a whole lot of tireless work. The desk surface is securely fastened to a long, fully supportive chaise-like chair, and your monitor and laptop are attached to metal arms to prevent them from succumbing to gravity. To keep your keyboard and mouse in check, they’re stuck with magnets.
With this much innovation, the company believes they have redefined “how humans interact with their computers by allowing the computer screen and keyboard to physically conform to the needs of humans in the workplace.”
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Rather than forcing you to adapt to your computer monitor, the Altwork makes you the star of the show, and ensures that no matter what position the desk is in, you maintain the same distance and angle from the Station. With the push of a single button, you can recline, raise your feet, and watch as your monitor readjusts to accommodate for optimum viewing. Napier Lopez of The Next Web, who had the opportunity to briefly test out the latest invention, said that the Altwork Station “kind of blew my mind with its comfort and adjustability.” High praise.
The target audience for a desk this convoluted and complex is clearly someone who spends a serious portion of their day affixed to their computers. According to the company’s FAQ, “Altwork is designed for high-intensity computer users, which we define as people that spend at least 4 hours a day in front of their personal computer and are required to focus on complex tasks for extended periods of time such as developing software and producing computer automated design work.”
But of course, if you’re just looking for a conversation starter to break the ice at work and happen to have $5,900 (the first run will only cost $3,900) lying around, you’re welcome to the Station as well.
So get to work, friends. Because if the Altwork Station doesn’t get you motivated, I don’t know what will.