Halter ED-258 Preassembled Height Elevating Desktop Review

Halter ED-258 Preassembled Height Elevating Desktop

Standing desks are becoming more prevalent mainly due to their health benefits; but in fact, the concept of stand-up desks has been around since the 18th century. Recent studies have shown that our bodies can significantly benefit from standing up rather than spending hours sitting down.

This study from Texan A&M University, reported on by the Washington Post, found that standing up for at least two in an eight-hour workday can significantly boost productivity, as well as decrease the chances of getting a chronic disease such as obesity, heart disease or diabetes.

The Halter ED-258 Preassembled Height Adjustable Desk provides the option of having a stand-up desk when the time calls for it and can be reverted down to your desk for a sitting position. The height adjustment feature allows you to have the benefit of both types of desks.

Features

  • Fitted with squeeze handles for quick and easy height adjustment
  • Comes fully assembled, which allows for it to be placed on top of a table or desk right out of the box
  • Item Dimensions: 16.93 x 35.63 x 16.14 in
  • Total dimensions of the unit allows for it to fit most office tables
  • Desktop length: 35.6 inches
  • Desktop Width: 20.4 inches
  • Keyboard desktop length: 35.6 inches
  • Keyboard desktop width: 16.9 inches
  • Desktop adjustment: 16.14 inches (Max height)
  • Desktop weight: 47.3 lbs.
  • Desktop Maximum load: 44.1 lbs.
  • Comes with 1-year warranty

Advantages

The Halter ED-258 Elevating Desktop has a universal size that fits most office tables, and even cubicles. The squeeze handles allow you to switch positions with ease. It can switch from a sitting position to a standing position in a matter of a few seconds which allows you to do it while working.

The preassembled, height adjustable standing desk promotes better posture that decreases any posture related strain. Studies have shown that even standing for about 30 minutes can boost one’s productivity, as well as reduce the chances of getting type 2 diabetes.

Prolonged sitting, which is common in the office environment, can contribute muscle strain and fatigue.  Switching positions throughout the day is a way to avoid this by engaging different muscles at different times, and not remaining in a static position for long periods.

The Halter ED-258 Elevating Desktop provides an option to best suit your needs whenever you time suits you. Standing in intervals during work can not only boost work productivity but reduce the chances of hurting your back, as well as your arms, through posture related strain.

The ED-258 Desk can be used straight out of the box. Just place it on your table or desk, whether at work or home, and you’re all set. It comes in at a 35.6 inches x 20.4 inches, which fits most desks or cubicles. Its build quality allows for it to handle its load without difficulty.

It can easily support two monitors, with a maximum desktop load of 44.1 pounds., even at a maximum height of 16.14 inches. The Halter ED-258 Elevating Desktop adjusts to any height within its limits rather than a few set positions.

The squeeze handles allow for a quick switch in position anytime as you please. The option of switching between positions can help relieve back or neck strains, as well as promote blood circulation. The adjustable feature also enables you to find the best position for your eyes to decrease the risk of eye strain.

Disadvantages

The Halter ED-258 Preassembled Height Adjustable Desk has a couple of minor drawbacks.  The overall weight of its frame is relatively light so that some may find it necessary to clamp down its legs.  Adjusting it to a lower position is easy enough, but some come across the problem of lifting the whole unit up when increasing its height.  The problem can easily be fixed with a few drops of oil along height adjustment rails.

Verdict

The Halter ED-258 Elevating Desktop was designed to promote working standing up, without having you to commit. It allows for an easy and quick way to switch between positions, rather than a fixed standing desk. Its universal size lets you place it on any of your desks or tables at home, as well as fit most standard issue office desks at the workplace.

The desktop surface provides ample space for a computer workstation or other items.  Its ease of adjusting from a sitting position to a standing position and back is not only beneficial to your health but for your overall productivity as well.  The Halter ED-258 Elevating Desktop offers great value in an adjustable standing desk topper for your existing workstation.

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