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Safco Products AlphaBetter Adjustable-Height Desk

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Product Description

Color Beige
Material Steel (Base), 1/4-Inch Phenolic (Shelf), 5/8-Inch MDF - Medium Density Fiberboard (Top)
Brand Safco
Shape Rectangle

Product Features

Safco Products AlphaBetter Adjustable-Height Desk

  • ACTIVE LEARNING. Safco AlphaBetter Adjustable-Height Desk gives students in grades 3-12 the opportunity to sit or stand during the school day and fidget without being a distraction to their classmates or teachers, while potentially improving their focus and concentration.

  • BUILT TO LAST. Designed with 16-gauge, commercial-grade tubular steel, its sturdy base withstands the toughest schoolroom conditions and keeps going strong. Covered with a black powder coat finish to help resist chipping and scratching for years of dependable use.

  • PENDULUM FIDGETING BAR. Patented Swinging Pendulum Footrest/Fidget Bar lets students redirect excess energy and engage in continuous motion to help support ergonomic comfort and cardiovascular health.

  • SIT OR STAND SOLUTION. Teachers and other adults can adjust the desk (in 1 1/4" increments) from 42"H for standing to 26"H when sitting to fit students in 3-12 grades, and for various heights within a classroom.

  • STANDARD DESKTOP. Standard beige work surface features 5/8" thick MDF with a durable 3D thermoplastic laminate coating to help resist scratching, while being chemical, fire and impact resistant. Grooves on three sides prevent pens and pencils from rolling off desk.

Product Information

Several alphabetter desks arranged in a school classroom

alphabetter school desk on a white background
In the Classroom

For many students, daily classroom life involves trying to sit still, taking focus away from learning. With the AlphaBetter Desk, students in grades 3-12 are able to stand up during the school day and move around without being a distraction to their classmates or teachers, while potentially improving their concentration.

AlphaBetter Desks have earned the Global Educator Institute (GEI) Seal of Endorsement, placing it among the best teaching products available today. Products that earn the GEI Seal of Endorsement have been subjected to review by teachers in a variety of classrooms across the nation, and have earned the distinction for improving learning and the learning environment.

The Safco AlphaBetter Desk Advantage

As seen in NBC News, The Today Show and other news outlets, the AlphaBetter Desk and Footrest Bar ('fidget bar') contribute to an Active Classroom environment, allowing students to stand and move while they work and learn. This motion helps to burn excess energy and calories while potentially helping to improve focus.

It also allows students to naturally fidget, providing movement they may no longer get during physical education classes, recess or at home. Even these small movements can add up and be beneficial to a student's activity level, and may help them live a healthier lifestyle.

student standing at alphabetter desk

Data Behind the Desk

  • Kids of an average weight burn between 15-25% more calories at standing desks compared to sitting.
  • Obese kids burn between 25-35% more calories.
  • Small movements at standing desks, like fidgeting, can add up to make a big difference.
  • Kids are more engaged and focused in a standing classroom.
  • Teachers report seeing test scores, creativity and learning improve overall.
  • Standing prevents orthopedic degradation and dysfunction including back and neck pain, repetitive stress injuries, pelvic floor dysfunction, and knee and hip disorders.

close up of footrest on a white background

Patented Swinging Pendulum Footrest Bar (Fidget Bar)

The patented Swinging Pendulum Footrest Bar (fidget bar) is an easy way for students to incorporate movement into their school day and work off pent-up energy. It's noise-free, encouraging students to fidget without distracting others. The bar easily flips up for cleaning clearance and features 5/8" diameter tube and 20"W footrest area.

Alphabetter adjustment point close up on a white background

Adjustable Desktop Height

Teachers and other adults can adjust the height in 1-1/4” increments from 26" to 42”H to fit the heights of students in grades 3-12, and to accommodate for various heights within a classroom. Adjustability helps ensure students can work at the most comfortable and ergonomic height for their needs.

collage of desktop materials on white background

Choice of Worktop Material

Desktops are available in two sizes and come in a choice of Standard (Beige), Premium (Gray), or Dry Erase. Tops are chemical and impact resistant for an extremely durable surface.

  • Standard Top: 5/8”-thick MDF with beige thermoplastic laminate top finish
  • Premium Top: 3/8”-thick Phenolic with speckled gray top finish
  • Dry Erase Top: 3/8”-thick Phenolic with white dry-erase top finish

Safco AlphaBetter Adjustable-Height Desk gives students the chance to get up out of their chairs and become more active learners—potentially helping increase their attention and focus during class. Standing desk adjusts from 42"H for standing down to 26"H for sitting. While seated or standing, the patented Swinging Pendulum Footrest Bar provides a non-disruptive way to help burn off extra energy without distracting others. Designed with 16-gauge, commercial-grade tubular steel, its sturdy base withstands the toughest schoolroom conditions and keeps going strong. Covered with a black powder coat finish to help resist chipping and scratching for years of dependable use. Adjustable nylon-base glides ensure the stand-up desk will sit evenly on any floor. Standard beige desktop measures 28"W x 20"D which easily accommodates laptops, textbooks and project supplies. Work surface features 5/8" thick MDF with a durable 3D thermoplastic laminate coating to help resist scratching, while being chemical, fire and impact resistant. Grooves on three sides prevent pens and pencils from rolling off the desk. The large book box helps students keep their desks neat by storing school supplies or personal items. A lower bottom shelf comfortably holds small books and supplies within easy reach. The Safco AlphaBetter Adjustable-Height Desk received CPSIA Certification and earned the Global Educator Institute (GEI) Seal of Endorsement, placing it among the best teaching products available today. The Safco AlphaBetter Adjustable-Height Desk Advantage As seen in NBC News, The Today Show and other news outlets, the AlphaBetter Adjustable-Height Desk and Footrest Bar ('fidget bar') contribute to an Active Classroom environment, allowing students to stand and move while they work and learn. This motion helps to burn excess energy and calories while potentially helping to improve focus. It also allows students to naturally fidget, providing movement they may no longer get during physical education classes, recess or at home. Even these small movements can add up and be beneficial to a student's activity level, and may help them live a healthier lifestyle.