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This Ikea desk takes working from home to a whole new level

Published Dec 1st, 2014 9:45PM EST
Ikea Bekant Desk Design
Image: YouTube

Swedish furniture company Ikea has come up with an interesting desk design called Bekant, which might make working from home, or at the office, even more fun and possibly more productive. Aware that sitting at a desk for hours at a time without proper breaks for standing up isn’t exactly healthy, Ikea has decided to offer buyers the best from both worlds with a single desk, the Bekant, which comes with a handy height adjusting mechanism.

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Featuring a rather minimal design, the Bekant desk can be adapted to your height with a simple push of a button. More interestingly, users can move from a sitting version of the desk to a standing version in an instant and readjust the desk’s height whenever they feel like it. Thus, they can continue working while sitting and/or standing, and even increase productivity while improving their posture.

Bekant desks are available for purchase from Ikea online and local retail stores and they retail for as low as $149 — the following video shows the desk’s height adjusting mechanism in action.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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