LifeSpan Desktop Treadmill

LifeSpan Desktop Treadmill
Price: $999.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
Condition: New

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LifeSpan Desktop Treadmill
Price: $999.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days (Thursday, Jan 30 to Tuesday, Feb 04) + transit
Condition: New

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Here is a review from a Best Buy user
NewEgg also has a happy buyer

I switched to a standing desk a few weeks ago. My back pain I had been experiencing previously went away after about 3 days. I built the addition to my regular work space from parts of things I had in the basement and attic. I plan to add a treadmill soon.

The key for a desktop treadmill is to have a treadmill that can move at slow speeds (below 1.0 MPH, high torque) so you can comfortably type while at a slow walking pace. “Regular” treadmills tend to work better at speeds of 1.0 MPH and higher, depending on the inertia of the flywheel and your weight.

(EDIT: “Regular” meaning less expensive units you might pick up at a local department store.)
I found typing and precise mousing to be tougher on my homemade rig at higher speeds, along with the extra work to focus on what you’re reading as your head bobs. Hence, the desire for lower speed capabilities (slower than you would normally walk).

This seems to be a popular model, pictured in use in this article:

Thanks, I found one that goes down to .7 mph.

Yes, the list is $1,699.99, but even the Lifespan store retail price is $1299.99 with free shipping. The exact same treadmill, without the desk, can be had for $799, also from Lifespan. If you’ve already got a standing desk, save yourself the $200. However, if you’re looking for the whole kit, you’ll be hard pressed to find a standing desk that cheap.

wish they had a spec. on how much noise / how quiet this one is.
I work with clients by phone, I need to know they won’t hear it, and think I’m being inattentive …
anyone got any input on noise levels???

We have a bunch of these at work. I can say the motor itself is very quiet (it would not be audible on a phone)…The main sound that is heard is the thud of your feet hitting the belt, which varies based on how you walk.

Thanks!
time to practice my ninja /
David-Carradine-on-rice-paper walking

Guess the old man version of the ad didn’t sell many units of this.

I bought one of these and I love it. It’s quiet except for the beeps when you start it up.

I step on, get into my work, and before I know it, I’ve walked for 3-4 hours. Beats sitting down all day.

I bought one of these on Christmas and I just love it. I work from home and have a sitting desk and now the treadmill desk.

I have a Panasonic noise canceling headset that I use when I’m on the phone. During my test calls, the treadmill sound was only audible once I got to 3.5 mph.

The bigger noise problem I have is actually my breathing into the microphone when I go at higher speeds. I keep mine at 1.7-2.0 mph when I’m doing ‘thinking’ work or on the phone and 2.5-3.0 mph when I’m web surfing. I like 4.0 mph when I’m watching netflix.

The speaker beeping sounds we’re immediately annoying to me, so I bought a cheap hot glue gun and filled the speaker with glue - it’s completely silent now. You’ll definitely want to glue the speaker because it beeps 3 times as a warning startup, each time you push a button (the speed starts at 0.4mph, so you’d have 16 beeps to go to 2.0 mph), and if it detects you aren’t walking on it, it beeps 3 times and pauses itself. It’s a whole lot of beeping and the glue gun trick was cheap and easy - just 3 screws.

I would recommend this to augment a sitting desk but not as a replacement. Overall I am very happy with the purchase.

Bought this for Christmas too. I love the desk and treadmill combo. Very well built and easier to move than my old regular treadmill.

Very happy with purchase. I can still do most activities at 1.5 MPH without any issues and now I am moving more and sitting less. Woo Hoo!

Just a side note: It took several weeks to arrive and shipping info isn’t very forth coming from Woot (they still haven’t replied to my update request 10 days into it?). It comes via a Freight Forwarder (bobtail truck).

PS. You can turn off the beeps. How-To is in the manual it comes with…

Neal Stephenson, author of Snow Crash, Diamond Age, and Cryptonomicon is a huge proponent of treadmill desks.

I have a feeling that in a couple of years these things are going to be all over Craigslist in force.

Which makes me wonder, aside from the desk, is the main advantage of these treadmills specifically that they’re built to be quiet? Are they any more compact than most treadmills? I wonder if one would do just as well to pick up a treadmill on Craigslist that someone is trying to throw away for $50 and use it instead.

It was so easy to put together I didn’t read the manual. How many times is that going to bite me in the butt before I learn? :slight_smile:

Oh well - I’m off to do arts and crafts projects with my glue gun now.

I’d read the manual. It tells you how to turn off the beeps.