After a few weeks of using my new standing desk, it was clear that I needed something to protect my feet and joints from the hard (and cold) wooden floor.
I asked for recommendations for standing mats and got lots of good (and expensive!) suggestions. My colleague Jamie suggested the Ergodriven Topo. It looked pretty swish - but cost about £200 to import it to the UK.
Luckily, global IP laws being what they are, someone has made a better, cheaper version which is "heavily inspired" by the Topo. Welcome the Neu Modo Standing Desk Mat:
Only £50 from Amazon!
- Thick (25mm) foam.
- Large ridges on the outside, with textured points to rub your feet on.
- Foot pressure points - spaced for about shoulder-width apart, to keep you standing straight.
- Non slip bottom.
- Massage ball in the middle. It is literally a big roller ball!
You can see the full specs at the Neu Modo website.
A few downsides to note. It is quite tall, so you may need to raise your desk and/or camera. You won't be able to roll your chair over it. As with anything in made of "foam" there's a bit of a smell - but it dissipated quickly. It does take a bit of getting used to.
My feet, knees, and legs ache a lot less now I'm using this full time. It's fun to stand on, feels great, and was relatively cheap.