Wacky Product of the Week: Elliptical Machine Office Desk

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How much would you pay to get in shape while sitting on your butt at work, without even breaking a sweat? One million dollars? Five million dollars?? Twenty-eight million dollars?!

Okay, well that’s a lot of money, so thankfully the geniuses over at Hammacher Schlemmer have an Elliptical Machine Office Desk for just $8,000. The beauty of this gadget is in its simplicity:  It’s a desk, and it’s an elliptical. You can exercise on it while you work or just work or even just exercise. The adjustable-height desk attaches or detaches to a pedaling elliptical trainer machine so that you can sit in your office and pedal while you work.

Apparently you can seriously burn up to 4,000 calories/week with this baby, so how is this not worth $8,000?? I almost wrote them a letter to say I’d be willing to pay twice that! I mean, lazy people plus a cushiony chair plus something that semi works you out (and boasts not to break a sweat at that)—how can any of this be wrong? Put a friggin’ donut in my hand while I pedal and work? I could be livin’ the dream, my friends. Livin’ the dream.

I think this is the kind of thing George Costanza would have loved.

So, do you think this baby’s got what it takes to work you out?

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  1. SavingsIQ

    3 years ago

    i would totally get this! $8k is a lot of money though.

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  2. CouponMama

    3 years ago

    if I had a spare $8k that would be pretty sweet to have. livin’ the dream indeed!

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  3. Rick.Broida

    3 years ago

    For a LOT less, you can get a treadmill desk or a exercise-bike desk. That said, I’m a huge elliptical fan. Get this down to, say, $2K and I’d consider it.

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  4. Afford-Anything

    3 years ago

    You can just MAKE your own treadmill desk in an afternoon, for basically the cost of the treadmill plus another hundred or so in extra supplies. Much cheaper and still burns calories while you work.

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  5. snarkydeals

    3 years ago

    Rick – lol I’m not sure if I’d even pay 2k for it, but it would definitely be helpful instead of all this sitting on my butt working stuff.

    Afford-Anything – great idea to make your own! I bet given the right tools, you could do that with some kind of an elliptical like this as well. It’s just a matter of finding the right machine to work with.

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  6. ChuckG

    3 years ago

    I like the concept but if you’ve ever used an elliptical machine then you know you’ll sweat within half-an-hour. You would need to wear gym clothes. While I think constant motion is better than sedentary, I’m sorry for $8k I’d build my own gym at home.

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