It’s really a pleasure to introduce this to you. Some of you may remember Kit Perkins from a few years back—arguably one of the most pronounced young man Paleo/Primal transformations ever.
He hasn’t been sitting around, literally or figuratively.
As I always stress, I only promote stuff I like and use myself. So let me introduce you to Topo, the standing desk anti-fatigue mat with calculated terrain features proven to drive natural, healthy movement. Check it out. It’s very cool.
Turns out Kit lives not far away so a week ago today, Beatrice and I stopped by his garage operation in Cupertino and picked up a couple of his prototypes to try out. I use a VARIDESK PRO for my standing desk because it’s built like a tank, comes fully assembled, and it’s easy to switch back and forth between sitting and standing (with a wide range of height adjustability). Since getting Kit’s mat, I have not lowered my desk a single time in a week. Moreover, I have no need of walking around fairly often, as I do when on the flat artificial floor. So, Topo = More Standing + More Productive Work. That’s a nice equation.
Here, let me show you why, and this is all real data from beta testers to see how they shifted about naturally, subconsciously.
I can personally attest to this. I’m doing exactly that right now and you know what? It kinda makes it fun. I’m spending far, far less time over in my comfy chair with my iPad to catch up on emails, comments and stuff. Instead, I just stand here and with the VARIDESK PRO’s large surface for my MacBookAir and Cinema Display, I get through a lot more stuff a lot faster. Again, the equation is clear.
So, you can pre-order yours here. Why pre-orders and not a Kickstarter? Well, you can geek out on all the nitty gritty details about that decision if you like, but in essence this isn’t a hoped-for product. It’s already a reality with over a year of R&D, innumerable prototypes (by all means, DO go geek out on the whole cool development process—that even includes windshield wiper motors), and production ready to start fulfilling orders. The other very big reason for them going this route is that for reasons unbeknownst to me (probably legal distinctions in terms of grants for gifts vs. product for order and payment), they could not offer a money-back guarantee under the Kickstarter model and that was a show stopper for them.
Two more things. First, there’s no wrong way to use it. I position it in different places: further forward, further back, sideways, oblique, reversed, etc. Second, I’m sure that many of you have tried standing desks in the past and became less than excited due to the fatigue from standing in one spot and shifting your feet a bit didn’t help much. Me too. When I did my first standing desk in 2008, after a while, I found myself sitting on the bar stool 90% of the time. Here I stand one solid week later, having stood 100% of the time. That equation adds up.