Torax is an affordable, highly adjustable standing desk solution
There are a lot of adjustable desk solutions on the market in 2015, from simple bits of kit that sit on top of your desk to provide a raised working area, to more unusual solutions that provide motorized height adjustment. Now crowdfunding project Torax is getting in on the act with a convenient, highly-adjustable product that hits a pretty reasonable price point.
The Torax is designed to sit on top of a standard desk or table, is easily adjustable between sitting and standing setups, and can be folded down for storage, measuring 4 in (10 cm) thick when fully recessed. It was designed to combat the discomfort and health issues associated with craning over a conventional desk all day.
The product itself is a little industrial-looking, but the honeycombed design of the arms helps keep the hardware light enough (it weighs in at 12 lb/5.4 kg) to move around without too much hassle. It's designed to play nice with big and small laptops, tablets, and even lighter desktop PCs. You can also turn the product around and angle it down in the other direction for a writing or drawing mode.
Speaking of adjustment, the Torax uses a dual-hinged design to change up position, with adjustment handled by pressing the red buttons on the hinges, releasing them again to lock things back into place once it's in the desired position. The hardware itself is built from a combination of aluminum and plastic, and the Torax's designers are aiming for it to be able to take a maximum weight of at least 10 lb (4.5 kg).
The product's compact nature means it looks it a little more convenient than larger solutions like the Gizmag-tested Varidesk Pro Plus, and the ability to easily adjust the height and angle as desired looks like a nice feature.
As this is a Kickstarter project, it'll have to hit its funding target before you can actually get your hands on the product. A pledge of US$190 (which is pretty reasonable as adjustable desks go) will secure one unit should the project be successful, with delivery targeted for February 2016.