FluidStance Level is a surfboard for your standing desk

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A few days ago I posted a review of the Varidesk Pro Plus standing desk. I’m enjoying the versatility of this desk and the ability to easily go from standing to sitting in just a few seconds. But after a couple weeks of standing, I’ve started noticing some problems with my knees hurting from standing in one place all day. Enter the FluidStance Level, a new crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, a specially designed “surfboard” for people who use standing desks. The Level solves the problem of standing in one place by giving you a deck that you stand on that allows you to balance, shift and pivot position. The Level is made with a wood deck and an aluminum frame on the bottom. You can pre-order a FluidStance Level for $289 through their Indiegogo project page. Shipping is estimated for May. The project has 6 days left till the campaign ends, but it’s already surpassed the funding goal many times over.

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  • Sandee Cohen March 7, 2015, 10:55 am

    $289? Ouch! That hurts more than knee problems.

    Instead of “surfing” by shifting in a way that could be dangerous, try the BeBalance foam pad for $59 from Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/AIREX-Balance-Pad-Weighs-Model/dp/B002BURY0G/ref=pd_sxp_grid_i_1_1

    I got one to improve my balance by standing on one leg. But the thickness of the pad makes it great for standing in front of the sink doing dishes.

    Not only is it less money, but it is available right now.

  • Donald Schoengold March 7, 2015, 1:49 pm

    How much profit do you think that they are making on the $289 cost? I figure that they have to be making maybe $250 profit. A bit (actually a lot) overpriced in my opinion.

    • Andrew Baker March 7, 2015, 4:08 pm

      I would think the first round probably is costing them close to $100 a unit to produce. Getting the machining and forms setup cost quite a bit. Once they meet the reproduction costs for setup you probably are closer to the truth on ~$30 cost tho.

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