Unboxing an ErgoDesktop MyMac Kangaroo Sit-Stand Desk

This spring I ordered a MyMac Kangaroo adjustable height sit-stand desk from ErgoDesktop. This model is designed for an Apple iMac, in particular the 21.5″ model which does not allow for a VESA mount directly onto a support column. The MyMac Kangaroo features two adjustable decks – the work surface and the computer platform – so that not only can you switch between sitting and standing you can also fine-tune for both a comfortable keyboard/mouse height and neck-saving straight-on screen height.

It arrived about a couple week after ordering it and it arrived via FedEx in a snugly packed 32″ x 26″ x 12″ box. This box was fairly heavy, owing largely to the metal base plate and support column. Photocopied instructions intuitively¬†outlined the dozen or so steps it takes to assemble it (Mine was shipped unassembled to save cross-border shipping costs; I believe most Americans receive theirs already in one piece.)

Standing desks aren’t new but they’re also not common (yet), and many people wonder about how they’re made, shipped and assembled. So I thought I’d share with you some photos of my unboxing of this wonderful desk.

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Delivery
Delivery
Delivery box
Delivery box
Shipping box from above
Shipping box from above
Opened up
Opened up
Instructions and fasteners
Instructions and fasteners
Unboxing
Unboxing
Desk surface unpacked
Desk surface unpacked
Miscellaneous pieces
Miscellaneous pieces
Contents
Contents
Column with nitrogen gas spring
Column with nitrogen gas spring
Column - bottom view
Column - bottom view
Metal column
Metal column
Computer platform backing
Computer platform backing
Computer platform/shelf
Computer platform/shelf
Computer platform
Computer platform
Desk surface wrapped
Desk surface wrapped
Cherry finish desk surface
Cherry finish desk surface
Desk surface - side view
Desk surface - side view
Desk surface cross-bar
Desk surface cross-bar
Metal plate
Metal plate
Metal plate close-up
Metal plate close-up
ErgoDesktop logo
ErgoDesktop logo
Pads on plate bottom
Pads on plate bottom
Column end
Column end
Column from behind
Column from behind
Column on metal plate
Column on metal plate
Bolts to attach surface
Bolts to attach surface
Surface attachment
Surface attachment
Back view
Back view
Surface bracket
Surface bracket
Column
Column
Assembled - front view
Assembled - front view
Assembled and ready
Assembled and ready
Assembled desk - looking down
Assembled desk - looking down

My initial thoughts upon unboxing this desk really focused on the quality of both the materials and the engineering. The MyMac Kangaroo is clearly well designed and no shortcuts were made with the sturdy metal pieces and beautifully finished wood surfaces (I chose the cherry). And the gas nitrogen springs perform nicely in aiding the raising or lowering of the shelves.

So far the MyMac Kangaroo has been an excellent desk, well worth buying. It’s just one of several models designed and manufactured in Ohio at ErgoDesktop. A usage review is in the works, later.

Update: Seems like ErgoDesktop can’t keep up with the strong demand. Many online stores appear to be sold out and Amazon currently only has the Kangaroo Pro Junior. But hang tight, they’ll catch up – “2 to 3 weeks” according to the ErgoDesktop homepage.

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