VertDesk Standing Desk Giveaway

by Brett and Kate McKay on January 11, 2013 · 5,538 comments

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It’s a new year, and that often means new resolutions. It is estimated that half of all Americans make some type of New Year’s Resolution. Can you guess the most popular? You got it — lose weight! Coming in just a few spots behind is to get fit and stay healthy. Unfortunately, only 8% of all resolutions are actually achieved. We’d like to help you out as you start the new year, and the new you, so we are giving away a standing desk from Beyond The Office Door. The benefits of a standing desk — from health to focus (as well as the harms of sitting in a chair all day) — are well documented. Get off your keister and start working like the manly writers and statesmen of old.

The Prize

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The VertDesk is an electric adjustable height desk. That’s right, with the simple push of a button, you can move your work station up or down. It’s a 30″ x 36″ model, available with either a cherry or hardrock maple top color (winner gets to choose). The motor can lift up to 200 lbs, and it adjusts from 28″ high to 46.5″.  Plug it in, and watch it smoothly move up and down at about an inch per second. The easy adjustability means you can switch from sitting to standing throughout the day. Click here to watch a video of the VertDesk in action.

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This is a $689 value!

How To Enter

Entering is easy: simply tell us what kind of work you’ll be doing on your new standing desk. Writing the great American novel? Sorting through TPS reports?

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If you’re an email subscriber and want to enter the contest, do not reply to the email to make your entry! You must click on the comment link here in the email and leave a comment under the post to enter.

A winner will be drawn randomly from the entries. The deadline for entry into the giveaway is Jan. 18, 2013. This post will be updated within 72 hours of the deadline with the winner’s name.

Good luck!

***UPDATE***

One winner was randomly drawn from the comments. And the winner is:

Keith Kuric, from Knox, IN

Congrats Keith!

201 Aaron Hoover January 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I have been learning Arabic and am starting Japanese to prepare for a study abroad, so this desk would be perfect to practice calligraphy!

202 Nick Bundy January 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Between my day job and attempting to start my own online business, I spend about 13 hours a day sitting behind a desk. Both desks are sitting. I hit up work for a standing desk but odds are them coming through are slim to none. I run every day, hit the weights and broga about six times a week and eat healthy but know the time I sit during the day is still taking a toll. I get up and walk around often, but that only goes so far. I’ve got eventual plans to add a standing desk at home and hopefully at some point I won’t have to worry about reporting to my “job.” Thanks for taking the consideration to help a brother out.

203 Jacob Carlson January 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I’ll be finishing my undergrad in Finance, trading my account, reading more Hemingway, and planning my next world adventure.

204 dede January 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I will be founding a theater company while being pregnant and trying to stay healthy.

205 Zach T. January 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I’ll be making maps at my standing desk. The art of cartography is totally dimished while sitting.

206 Ron January 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I will be standing and pursuing my MBA with a concentration in Operations Management!

207 Alan January 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I’ll (hopefully) be proving theorems as a first-year grad student.

208 Lee Waterhouse January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

As an Eighth grade English teacher, I will be creating lesson plans, grading essays, tests and other assignments from this standing desk.

209 Jeff Bowers January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

With the health benefits of this desk, I can move more nimbly while multitasking my work, web surfing, and occasional breaks to toss a ball with the dogs.

210 Randy January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I’m a graphic designer/typographer/illustrator. I would love to have this desk to help out with my leg circulation so I can kick butt while I draw awesome manly illustrations.

211 Brandon Bourgeois January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I’ll be getting my real estate business off the ground! See what I did there?

212 Alec January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I’ll be studying organic chemistry from a more aggressive position. I’ll be reading literature and learning how to adapt fiction in a way that tells new stories. I’ll be leading my fraternity towards the values of integrity, commitment, and self-improvement.

213 Andrew Canavan January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Nice desk! I’d probably use it in my seminary-mandated attempt to learn Hebrew. Also, some essay writing and pretending to be Winston Churchill/Ernest Hemingway.

214 Bill Kimber January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Writing and editing.

215 Brian L. January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I would use the VertDesk to write a Ph.D. dissertation. This would combat a lot of computer chair time.

216 David Frederick January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Sermon writing!!!

217 Benjamin Ghent January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I will be studying for medical school, and working on paper work for my nursing degree.

218 michael January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

browsing the interwebs, gaming, and saving my life by not sitting for 8 hours a day

219 Eric L'Espeance January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I’ll be working on pieces of the Regional Transportation Plan for Central Massachusetts.

220 Mike January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I will being customer service work from it

221 Arthur J Fox January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Preparing sermons, Bible Studies and writing notes. I think, after nearly 25 years, this desk might help improve my health. Please consider the awarding of this prize as a gift of mercy to a pastor

222 Jon Richardson January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I’ll be working on it during the day, studying for grad school at night, and doing crossword puzzles on it over the weekend!

223 Chris Maka January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Research and reading on those topics which interest me the most: space, military history, and weather.

224 Brent January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I write and use a computer in a semi professional manner so I’d be doing that except more of it because standing is supposed to increase productivity.

225 Caleb January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Studying Biblical Greek and Hebrew, and writing various papers for my theology classes.

226 Jack Pate January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I would stack mail on it, and maybe laundry. Also, I could definitely see it being used for paper football.

227 Travis January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I would use this for two things (and believe me, I’ve thought of this type of desk for quite some time):

- I work all over town, meeting people and compiling information for reports. That means sitting in a car, or sitting in a meeting. Then I come home, and sit in front of the computer to report my findings. Sit, sit.

- I’m working on my children’s book, which also has me in a chair at my desk as I write and sketch on my pen tablet. More sitting!

Help me take a stand against it all.

228 John McCall January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I’ll be working on my new website (shameless plug) TheAmericanSeam.com which profiles men’s lifestyle products that are all made here in the US!

229 MikeT January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I’d like to be able to do personal finance and some PC gaming while standing at home. I sit all day at work and it is wasting away my abs. Standing at home would be a major health improvement.

230 Chris January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I’m a game designer and graduate student and spend 90% of my day at a desk writing. It’s always been a dream of mine to have a standing desk where I can dream up new ideas to publish in games, and working on a dissertation involving meaning, thinking, and our representational concepts!

231 Seth January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Writing papers and drawing pictures when I can’t handle typing anymore.

232 Darren January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I’ll be making the coolest maps and analyzing the piles of spatial data!

233 Harry Chamberlain January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I work from home, collaborating with a small team of professionals on small business solutions, including social media management, blogging, website design and management, and more. We are also kicking off some new projects to promote better overall lifestyle choices, and I want to walk the walk as well as talk the talk.

234 Brian January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I’ll be underwriting loans – helping people get the stuff they need!

235 EdPMarriott January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I’ll be designing board games, building board game prototypes, and of course I will be reading Art of Manliness at the desk!

236 Patrick January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I’ll be writing and practicing sermons!

237 Erik Hendrickson January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I work from home and this seems like a better way to get things done than laying across the couch with the laptop on either me or the ottoman.

238 Patrick Jones January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I’ll be doing my boring day job (software licensing) during the day, and studying music (and probably looking at cat pictures) at night.

239 Wil Martin January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I am a graphic designer and would be designing, sketching and brainstorming at this desk!

240 anthony jordan January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I will be dispatching trucks. Building America one rock at a time

241 Jason January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Home office for my hopeful soon-to-be PhD research in robotics. Standing desk would make it a much healthier endeavor.

242 Christopher R. Fales January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I will be composing sermons, and writing articles.

243 Robert H January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I’ve decided to become a real man and thought the best way would be to stand 10-11 hours a day, instead of sit, especially since sitting is so bad for your health. I’ve been thinking about putting together a DIY standing desk but I would much rather have this. It’s amazing!

244 Micah Jones January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

If I had a desk like this I would respect it, and not use it as a clothes rack. Also, some poetry, lots actually.

245 Jason Chu January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I will be programming and probably a little bit of dancing.

246 Anthony Korahais January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Finishing my book on self-healing through Qigong and Tai Chi! Also watching the occasional Kung Fu movie, which, as we all know, is more fun standing up.

247 Derek Cormier January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Greetings!

I am a Chaplain with the Texas Army National Guard and would use this desk for Bible Study and Sermon writing.

248 Daniel January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I will be studying to graduate college. I am a Junior and just moved into an empty apartment! This would be my first piece of furniture!

249 Gabriel Noll January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Editing video, reading the Bible, classics, journaling, and writing correspondence.

250 Christopher January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I’m a cop in New York City. Recently, I’ve been assingned a stationary post over in Hells Kitchen. It has an unheated booth to get out of the rain, but no real writing surface (just some stacked milk crates). I’ll bring it in there. Will be a great benefit to me and the guys.

251 Brandon J. January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Now that’s the kind of ergonomics I can get behind!

I’m a Jr. Copywriter/Ad Production guy at an agency, so my manly work will consist of crafting irresistible, persuasive headlines and stunning images digitally or drawing and finishing them myself.

I get all my best ideas standing and moving around, so that vertdesk would be killer to have.

252 Jeff January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Studying history and listening to Tom Woods and Ron Paul!

253 Richard January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I’m doing my MA in philosophy; like Hemingway, I can think of no better way to study and write than standing at a desk with two freshly sharpened pencils, coffee (or wine) by my side, and delving into some Kierkegaard (who, unironically enough, also used one).

This would be the best thing I could ever win from this site, bar none.

254 Donovan Matthews January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Redesigning electric motors for rewind. This will make them more energy efficient and save money for companies.

255 Darrick Smith January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I would use such a fancy desk for writing blog posts, I could also probably use it to map out an interactive dreamboard hmm.

256 Ozzy January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I’ll be developing tools for video games artists to produce better work more efficiently, sewing costumes, and making props.

257 Richard January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Would that I could say that I was going to write the next Great American Novel or to sign important legislation on this fine piece of mobile furniture. Alas, I would like this desk only that I might forestall the ravages of time and sedentarydom for as long as humanly possible. Through technology and your good graces.

258 Dominic January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I am a Manufacturing Engineer for an LED equipment company (basically EZ-Bake ovens for Light Emitting Diodes!). We are a small start up (3 employees when I started 2 years ago). I am at my desk quite often, drafting in 3D AutoCAD, tracking thousands of parts with our sophisticated program (excel haha), and then doing a little bit of everything else. I am an active person (biking, rock climbing, weight lifting, etc) so sitting for 8-10 hours a day KILLS ME!

259 Morgan Looney January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Algebra, drawing, and maybe some music writing.

260 Felipe January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I’m the IT/webmaster of a nonprofit that helps friends and families of drug addicts. It’s quite the sedentary job, so months ago I decided to jerry-rig a standing desk out of nearby boxes. Here’s what I deal with now: http://i.imgur.com/EJpr8.jpg?1?9902
So I’d love to start off 2013 by helping the people we help in a more stylish fashion. Thanks!

261 Eric C. January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I’m a freelance writer (feature articles, website posts, fiction), and I work out of a home office. When I get tired of sitting at my desk, I take my laptop to the kitchen, where the counter is the right height. This would make things so much easier, and it would like a lot nicer than the desk I’m working on now.

262 Sean Booth January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

It seems this semester will be nothing but writing paper after paper. Gaming when I have free time too so not all work.

263 Peter January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I would design great types (fonts) and jewelry on this table in design studio I’m starting up.

264 Brian January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I’ll be starting my new job! And I need a new desk for it. Looks great.

265 Yaser January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I will use this standing desk to help increase my circulation as I perform insightful financial analysis for my clients.

266 Mike January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

What wouldn’t I do with it? Grade papers, write thank you notes, probably even fold laundry. What an awesome giveaway!

267 Scott White January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I’d use my vert desk to write my thesis on the symbolic use of severed hands in modern society! Also, writing up lesson plans for my composition course.

268 Brandon Strickland January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I would use the desk to study for my upcoming Fire Lieutenant’s test. I HATE sitting at a desk and have always experimented with places to stand and study (the bumper of a fire truck works pretty good). This desk could make the difference for me!

269 Philip January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I will be bookkeeping.

270 Kevin Gawthorp January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

That’s an easy one. I would journal, write letters, and write out my music charts…and look good doing it at that desk!

271 Michael January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I’m gonna be writing the next great fantasy novel! (Or trying to.) I already use a standing desk at work, and I’d love to have an automated one in my home. Resting my laptop on my chest while reclining on my couch is not a productive posture.

272 Nick January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Been wanting one of these for years! I create a makeshift one when I work from home – it’s pathetic, a couple books to support my laptop at the kitchen counter. I’ll use this awesome vert desk in my work as a human rights and social justice researcher.

273 JHP January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I’ll be writing my Ph.D thesis.

(I guess this is only for Americans, but I can try, anyway).

274 Rick Smith January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

No TPS reports for me, but I would be slogging through sales results and call reports for my sales team, as well as surfing the web and some other stuff!

275 Phil G January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Contract Law.

276 Brad Back January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Have a home office, just got out of treatment for herniated disk; can’t sit in chair comfortably and was told to stand/walk as much as possible–so this would definitely be of tremendous aid. Love the concept!

277 Robert January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Working working working.

278 Jake M. January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Spreadsheet jockeying.

279 Emil Outzen January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Probably everything (Though I haven’t considered sex and sleeping yet). As life at university implies a small work-sleep-eat-everything room, I’ll be reading the papers and my school books, writing my assignments (and entries like this one, I guess) and eating my every meal. Not surprisingly, it would be great to have the possibility of changing working-position.

280 Jason De La Cruz January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I am an interactive Designer. I will creating masterpieces using the golden number. Research on why the pyramids are so freaking cool. Oh an of course a little face-booking.

281 Mark January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I will be writing software for boards of directors of non-profits, universities and hospitals. Allowing myself to improve my health, including stretching out my tight hips from sitting down all day. Back pain and hip pain is a huge problem for me right now.

282 Rae January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Well, depending on who we agreed would use it, in my house, it’d either be used for my partner’s desktop—he would love to have a standing desk, or in my studio, where it would be a wonderful way to switch gears between cutting fabric, sewing it, designing, drawing, and computing. Even just one of those tasks could benefit from variable heights depending on the details.

283 Chris S January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

My wife and I have been talking about this. I sit at a desk all day designing and developing websites. This would be a great table for working on my custom leather belts and song writing. I NEEEEED THIS.

284 Stephen Hutcheson January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Drawing comics!

285 Brian LeBars January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I’m stuck at a desk all day working. I am forced to look at cool articles on your site throughout the day. With the new desk I could do this standing thus making it much more cool. Thanks guys!

286 Anthony Quill January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I will be analyzing investments to provide increased funding to a public university.

287 Marc January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Sermon writing desk for my wife!

288 Frank January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Quite simply I will be saving the universe via several MMoRPGs. I seem to sit for at least 2 hours playing, so that’s 2 hours I would be standing. I guess I could also do my schoolwork seeing how I’ve gone back to school at 40

289 Darryl Willis January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I’ll be using it for writing, mostly, but a fair amount of crafting, and very manly sewing! If you don’t know how to sew, you’re not a real man! I mean, hell, you get to use a MACHINE! A SEWING MACHINE! How is that not manly?

290 Douglas Burdett January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Running my marketing agency – if it works, my employees will have to get off THEIR butts, too!

291 Ariya January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I’ll be sipping Dom Perignon while surfing the Art of Manliness.

I’ll also make some time to be productive.

292 Eric January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I will be reading Customer Satisfaction Surveys and laughing at the poor grammar and spelling.

293 Tom January 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I would use it at work (I am a Physician Assistant working in a cardiology practice).

294 Travis Clark January 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I’d be doing freelance web design.

295 Doug January 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I will not be accused of sitting on my fat ass.

296 JT Quick January 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I want this standing desk so I can work more ergonomically on business proposals. After being diagnosed with a chronic stomach disorder, sitting for a long time at a desk is often painful and counter-intuitive to my overall well being. Standing while working is amazingly more beneficial and productive. If not me, then I certainly hope it goes to a deserving gent. Good luck to all.

297 Joshua January 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Since the desk isn’t all that lovely to look at, I’ll be selling it in order to make some cash.

298 Rannyu January 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I am an aspiring electrical engineer, so I would use the desk as a work table to fix and otherwise assemble/disassemble computers and other electronics. I also enjoy art and playing on my electric keyboard every now and then, so it would end up being a multipurpose work table.

299 Ethan January 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Studying for school and writing papers.

300 Andrew January 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Slogging through law school!

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