Great materials, solid and super well built…
I have had five back surgeries and could not work without the Altwork station. I looked at several other products prior to purchasing, but nothing matched the sophistication, ergonomics, and economy of the Altwork.
Build quality is really solid
Reclining to work has been a huge help with my chronic back pain. I can now focus much better without the constant distraction of pain from sitting or standing. Plus, greatly reducing my daily pain level has been amazing!
For almost a decade, I was haunted by the constant neck and upper body pain. Work was distracted by the pain. Video gaming wasn't fun anymore. Honestly, a big part of my life was gone because of the pain. Well, I'm glad the pandemic finally pushed me to find a solution. More importantly, there is actually a solution out there. The existence of Altwork itself makes the world a better place. The workstation itself is just such a solid piece of engineering marvel. Everything is high quality, one thing I think it can improve is the material or design of the back rest. Sometime it will get a bit warn if you lay down for too long. One regret I have is not getting the Signature series. If your budget allows it, just go get the signature series.
The Signature Altwork Station is solid and very well engineered. The monitor can be adjusted with four degrees of freedom. The head rest, seat back and the leg rest can also be adjusted in many different directions. There is no slack or loose joints fortunately. Each movable part that is adjustable will stay put. I also like how the desk plate can be adjusted to desired position (up down, closer / away, and angle). The seat itself is the only part that remains stationary.
The only challenge I have is the shape of the chair is too rigid and not conforming to my body (back especially). I ended up buying some memory foam for back and also put a couple of layers underneath my legs. I do still feel a few aches in back after a 4 hour work session (which I don't have when I use a standing desk). It's not perfect, but it gives me a break from standing all day (which is what I did before). But every body is unique and I think overall they've made it very adjustable and done a good job of iterating to make it as perfect as possible. If the shape of the backrest formed better to my back and used memory foam it would have been optimal.
PS I thought I would get sleepy working in a reclined position, but this has not been an issue at all.
I replaced my fully loaded Aeron chair and Herman Miller desk and will not look back. This desk has helped with back pain and hip flexor tightness. The desk also really helps me focus on tasks at hand and work comfortably without being distracted. You will not regret this purchase. Fantastic sales team and customer service as well!
The assembly person was very competent and efficient. I would use again!
Signature Altwork Station
After detailed help from Altwork, I easily installed the laptop tray on my workstation. Easier still was placing my laptop securely onto the tray. I take it off and replace it as needed. I still haven't explored using the laptop in that position. It is hard to reach the keyboard, so I have to play with dual displays. I'm hoping to read my journal there while working on the main monitor.
I've had the luxury of working on an Altwork station for >4 months now. it has boosted my productivity and allowed me to remain comfortable because the station is so ergonomically adaptable.
The availability and caliber of customer support post-purchase have been excellent as well.
This was a considerable financial investment that was not to be taken lightly, and I'm so glad I did. Highly recommend it to others. Hope the company does great!
I spend about 40+ hours a week working at a desk in front of two computers. Before using the Altwork Station, working at a desk was difficult because my body would get tired of sitting in one position all day. I am a mom of two with a third on the way, about eight months pregnant. One of the challenges I find in general, even when I'm not pregnant, is that sitting in a traditional task chair makes my hip flexors tight, which pulls on my psoas muscles, creating lower back pain. With pregnancy, that pain is exasperated because of the extra weight, but the Altwork Station allows my knees to be slightly farther away from my torso, opening up my hip flexors. This sitting position has been really helpful since I started using the station. The other thing is with pregnancy, reflux is real, and in a traditional chair, my knees and thighs push on my torso, which makes my reflux worse, but being able to open up my hips and let my belly have room helps with that. I really like that the Altwork Station lets you get into a reclined position with your chest slightly higher than your hips.
I am an accounting consultant most of the time, so I spend a lot of the time at my desk looking at spreadsheets. It's so amazing being able to have the dual monitors so I can bring my spreadsheets from one screen to the other, and they stay at the appropriate height no matter which position I'm in, and that has been a real game-changer for me.
Love, love, love my Alt station. It took a "moment" to put it together with some bumps along the way but technical support was great. The only suggestion I have is for the backrest to have more padding. I find it a bit hard as I was used to a very well padded leather chair before.
I would like to start off by saying that the product has been a real boon to my workflow at my WFH office. I love being able to focus in the zone using the slightly reclined position and I also like the option to stand while working / collaborating.
There is plenty of desktop workspace for a keyboard and mouse as well as a iPhone stand using the magnets from the kit provided.
The only issue I’ve had thus far was with a loose cable assembly in the headrest which was swiftly handled by their top notch support person (John).
I look forward to many years of productive / stress free use. Very interested in the future product partnership with Brelyon in the integration of their cutting edge displays mentioned in the Altwork blog.
I am 6 foot 4 inches tall and was concerned the desk would not fit me. I have been using the desk for a few months now and it works great! Adjustable to my height and everything within a comfortable reach to do my job.
I went round and round on buying this workstation. I lamented over the price, the quality, functionality, etc… I finally pulled the trigger on the deal and I have not been disappointed. I transition from sitting to standing / walking workstation with ease. The quality of the product is solid, and since purchasing the pain I used to feel in my back and neck after long sessions at the computer are gone. My only problem was during the assembly. The bolt hole where the seat back attaches to the reclining arm had a burr and was miss threaded. Fortunately I was able to determine the size of the hole and thread pattern so I retapped the thread and it has been smooth sailing ever since. If you are assembling yourself I recommend you check the thread on this critical piece before you mount it on the reclining arm
For what it is worth, once you order the chair of your choice, having the freedom to move it is vital for any home or office setting. Mine is positioned on my main living room floor, thus allowing me to focus on work and my work from home comfort on a single floor. When I am ready to move it, then these casters will allow for the complete ease and function without trying to break my back moving it. LOVE this company.
When this idea was proposed from my personal assistant, I was certain he was just selling me a gimmick. I needed a way to work after having major neck surgery and after looking at his proposal, I got tempted. Once ordered, it was pretty seamless and arrived quicker than expected. Assembly wasn't difficult at all, and once it was all designed, I was able to start using it. I LOVE IT. Hands down the future of working from home. I will never have another desk. The magnet desk portion is amazing, I have all my different screens and laptop options. Once I am leaned back, I am able to easily complete work with a neck brace. Even after surgery, I do not want to go back to a desk & chair combo. Thanks AltWork!!!
The workstation is pricey, but worth every penny for me. It has completely eliminated the swelling in my lower extremities and literal “pain in the butt” I had been experiencing as a result of working 10+ hours per day for years. The magic was almost immediate. Service from John to work out a few kinks was patient and professional.
No more back pain! Easy to use! Infinitely customizable! Well-built!
I've got degenerative disk disease in my lower back and I work in software so this purchase was bound to happen eventually, but I'm glad I didn't wait any longer. Assembly was as easy as they could have made it and the company was quick to fix one tiny issue I had.
Most impressively, thanks to this desk I have regained the ability to sleep on my side! There's no way it was coincidence; I've had a 5-10 minute maximum duration for being able to lay on my side for the past 4+ years and it went away within two months of getting this desk! I never expected such tangible improvement in my health
Signature Altwork Station
Jeff was really great!
This chair was worth every penny! I'm a psychologist and Covid has me in front of my computer for 10 hours a day. My feet were swelling, my legs hurt, actually everything hurt by the end of the day. With my Altwork, I don't dread going to work anymore -- no more swollen feet, no pain and I love being able to change position in the middle of a session if I want to. This has revolutionized my practice -- I'm comfortable all day! I only wish the swing arm would let me push the computer all the way to the left so I could stay in this chair when I go back to seeing people in person. I was really worried that I'd feel that I wasted money by spending so much on a chair. I am so pleased that I did. Thank you!!!
This is the Tesla of Desks, Amazing!