At some point in a typical lifetime, one becomes exposed to the wonder of origami. The art of folding and unfolding paper into other constructs of art and functionality is both ancient and revered. Whether this art captures your fancy for a brief moment, becomes a hobby, or becomes a passion is up to the individual, but now, the art has found expression in a folding workstation.
A company on Kickstarter has combined origami with computing and the trend of standing workstations. The product pledges to be quite affordable compared to a full standing desk, and that has many people interested.
The product is called LEVIT8, a folding board that unfurls into an elevated stand. When stood up on a normal height desk, it raises a computer to a comfortable height at which to carry out your computing needs in standing comfort. The benefits of standing workstations as opposed to sitting workstations are the subject of constant debate, but there is a definite trend towards the standing variety.
LEVIT8 is both portable and completely flat, similar in size to a small catalog or a magazine. It fits in your bag along with your laptop. When you are ready to use it, you simply unfold the spiral constructed panels into the sturdy base. It is a surprisingly simple design that allows those people who are interested in a standing solution to take it along with them easily. It will also benefit those who are considering buying a more expensive, permanent solution and want to give a raised work platform a try.
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The company behind the product, Levit8 Co., says that the product “allows for the freedom of transforming any ordinary desk into a sit-stand desk anytime, anywhere, and quickly!”
According to the fundraising page, in just two days the company has raised $21,916 of a $4,000 total goal to kick this product off. The board is also reportedly designed for durability, with its construction made of rigid, stain-proof, and water-repellant acrylic canvas. The product is expected to ship in June of 2016.