Best/cheapest hacks for standing desk for laptop etc

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#1

Hi folks,
Did a quick search and didn’t find this topic (but apologies of I missed it with my search words), but I am wondering what people’s best hacks are for your indoor setup for your laptop and whatever else you may want within arm’s reach? (As an alternative to Wahoo’s $300 standing desk, for example). Preferably not homemade options, but looking for products you bought elsewhere (e.g., at Ikea). Thanks!


#2

While not terribly cheap, this seems to be a good option at about half the price of the Wahoo Desk:


#3

Ironing board - it ain’t the prettiest but it’s functional and easily broken down for storage.


#4

Kind of a hack, you be the judge… The cheap white plastic table from Costco doesn’t extend high enough to clear my handlebars, but it’s possible to add a stack of wood on garage floor to raise it.

Probably too hacky, just a thought.

Edit: my wife hates it, but I’m too cheap to buy a monitor arm for the workbench/table to the right of bike. We had two of those white tables in the shed, and its the right height for 24" monitor and fan.


#6

I’ve been looking for a desk too.

What are people’s thoughts on this:


#7

That looks pretty tempting, @bherbers. It would be handy while I’m working on my bike, too!


#8

If you end up buying let me know how it works!


#9

Or you can just use a decent quality music stand.


#10

That’s what I use, plenty of room for everything, very adjustable, sturdy and affordable.


#11

I’ve been ditching the chair and using my knees, squating at my desk and all sorts of weird things like that. My hip flexor has been playing up and I find as long as I can get my torso straight it helps


#12

#13

I’ll update this thread if I get it, for sure.


#14

Hated taking the plunge but I went with the Wahoo desk after trying several hacks. A few reasons I like it. First the adjustability is spot on. Second, it has little slots all around it which allow me to have my HR strap so I don’t misplace it. Third the grip surface holds my MacBook Pro securely. And finally the slots around the edge allow me to wrap/tie my power and USB cords so they don’t slide off and don’t put stress on my power and USB-C ports. I definitely still think it is steep but sometimes the right tool isn’t cheap.


#15

This table from IKEA looks like it might be an option for a laptop, unless it prevents you from getting the laptop close enough to you? Haven’t tried it as I use a tablet mounted to a tripod.


#16

I’m currently using a music stand that I had laying around but I would like something a little larger with a couple of cupholders and compartments to hold small items like my Ant+ dongle, etc. by the time I get my laptop, phone, earbuds, TV remote, etc. all on there it is a little tight. A specific design with the platform offset from the base some would also help.


#17

This one works in Office, Home or Clinics. I use this for several applications. From Signing table, Desk, Food Tray, 65dlls…


#18

Yup. I trained for all of my first SSB1 with only an old ironing board with my laptop and two cheap desk fans on either side.


#19

Another nice option, although sold out at the moment.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-trainer-table/


#20

That Lifeline Trainer Table is almost a complete knock off of the Wahoo stand. If it’s the same quality, it would be well worth the money.


#21

I’ve been using an ironing board as a laptop stand for years now and can’t for the life of me think why I won’t continue to do so.