Standing desk "YouP" that inflates with air
Standing desk "YouP" that can be inflated with air. You can work in various positions, such as standing or sitting.

A standing desk that has become popular mainly in the United States because it has various merits such as increased concentration and effective back pain. However, since the end of last year, there are increasing reports that it is not good for your health to work while standing. According to a recent report, it is better to stand and sit and work in various positions, and to walk and do light exercise between work. I'm sure that's the case, but I think it's a hassle to change the height of the top plate of the work desk every time I stand or sit.

"YouP" is a standing desk that supports health-conscious people who want to work while standing or sitting. It is a portable type that can be quickly taken out and used when needed.

Standing desk "YouP" that inflates with air
Portable type standing desk "YouP"

The biggest feature is that it is used by inflating it with air. When you decide to stand and work, inflate "YouP" by pulling on the accordion and close the air plug. The time required for this work is less than 30 seconds. With this alone, you can use an ordinary desk as a standing desk.

Standing desk "YouP" that inflates with air
To inflate, pull "YouP" left and right like an accordion

The second feature is its compact size. Many standing desks that can be placed on a desk are already on the market, but they are all of a reasonable size. When you sit at your desk and work, it tends to get in the way.

Reference image: Existing standing desk "Zest Desk"
Reference image: The existing standing desk "Zest Desk" is well made and highly stable, but is it an obstacle when not in use?

But with "YouP", if you let the air out, it will be as compact as a notebook PC. In this case, it will not get in the way even if you put it under a desk when not in use. It's also easy to put it in a backpack and take it home and use it in your own room.

Standing desk "YouP" that inflates with air
Pack your standing desk in your backpack

And the biggest feature is its price. A standing desk that can be installed on a desk and used is about 16,000 yen, even if it is cheap. The expensive ones cost more than 30,000 yen. However, the planned market price of "YouP" is 75 euros (about 8,500 yen). It's natural that the material is different from the conventional standing desk, but you can get a standing desk at a surprisingly low price.

Standing desk "YouP" that inflates with air
It may be reasonably priced to try it out

The size is 22 x 30 cm, which is the perfect size to put a notebook PC. The height is 35 cm when inflated with air. It weighs about 300 grams. You can place and use a notebook PC up to 5 kg.

Standing desk "YouP" that inflates with air
I wish I had a little more luxury ...

It was developed by YouP Design Tech, which is based in Milan, Italy. The team is currently conducting a campaign to recruit investors on the crowdfunding site kickstarter for the commercialization of "YouP". At the time of writing this article, you can get one "YouP" with a contribution of 40 euros. Shipment is scheduled for April 2017.

If there is a concern, is it stability? Isn't an air-supported laptop fluffy and unstable, making it difficult to hit the keyboard? I'm worried. The rest is embarrassment. If you stand and work using "YouP" instead of a full-fledged standing desk, your eyes may hurt. Only those who can tolerate it may be eligible to use this standing desk.

Standing desk "YouP" that inflates with air
I'm working seriously ... why doesn't it look like?