For many of us, sitting in the same place day after day doing the same thing can be draining and can reduce productivity. That’s why it’s important for businesses large and small to cultivate a space where their employees feel encouraged to move around. The ZStand is a desk that affords you that opportunity, and more.
What is a ZStand?
According to its Kickstarter page, the ZStand is “The Ultimate Portable Workstation.” Let’s unpack that statement. The ZStand is a collapsible standing or sitting desk with enough surface area for a laptop or Bluetooth keyboard, mouse, and a tablet — at least that’s the case with All-Star Pro and Sportster Pro which have a no-slip-grip table and a mount for a tablet.
It doesn’t have to completely replace your desk, but its adjustable height means that you can set it to whatever level you’re comfortable with at any given time. Sometimes it’s good to stand up and work, but when your knees feel weak or your back is starting to give you have the option of switching back to sitting.
The ZStand is built sturdy with a wide base, and the table can support up to 40 lbs as long as the gears are tightened. So it definitely can hold your laptop without any issues. It comes with wheels for mobility all around your workspace. It’s made out of 100% recycled materials and easily collapsed and stored away for safe keeping.
You can read about how we first head of the ZStand here, which entails some of the fun marketing stunts its creator employed to raise awareness of the ZStand. But in the right context, it’s actually a really solid product and the fact that it can be taken anywhere is really what drives this baby home for me. As someone who works on a laptop all the time, I get sick of being indoors. With the ZStand, I can take my laptop into my backyard feel good about soaking up that vitamin D and listening to the birds chirp as I type away.
There are six models that all serve different needs. Some of them only hold tablets in place, which would be more appealing to someone who just wants to use it recreationally at home to read in bed or watch a cooking video in the kitchen, but it still lends itself to video conference calls in the office. However, the Sportster LT, Sportster Pro, All-Star Pro, and Double Decker all look like they have the most application in the workplace due to the no-slip-grip table. It’s clear that the ZStand can be used in a multitude of ways. They’re on Kickstarter and scheduled to ship sometime in August. Whatever it is you do, ZStand might be able to help your back, your knees, and your productivity.