FREDDE Desk Review » Gaming and Productivity Computer Workstation

In-Depth review of the Ikea Fredde computer workstation. Everything you need to know about this gaming & productivity focused desk. Is it worth the cash? Find out in my review. Cheers!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
A desk is not a one size fits all thing. Just like a wide pear of pants wont fit a skinny person. The average standard desk height seems to be around 29 inches. The height of desks, like chairs, chairs are designed to work optimally for the average or common body type. Unfortunately, we live in a world where greater priority is given to money and not to leaving breathing creatures. Its the same with office chairs, one chair might work well for one person but not another.

This is nice desk but like any other desk that is not height adjustable, the chances of the desk being the most comfortable height in relation to your body height is not so certain.

I have been researching into this stuff myself because I am suffering from back/neck/shoulder pain and I have woken up to the serious importance of computer workstations and the impact they can have on our health over time.

In an ideal world the desk and chair would adapt to our bodies and not the opposite. That day will hopefully arrive in the future but in the meantime I strongly encourage you all to do your own research into computer workstation ergonomics. Find out what desks and chairs might be better suited for you body height and size. Your health is your wealth.

Finally, we human beings were not designed to be sitting still and using computers in strange positions all day long completely avoid from physical activity. Whatever desk, chair workstation you use, pay attention and listen to your body, don’t sit through pain and makee changes to your setup accordingly, research good ergonomics and take regular exercise and stretching breaks while at the desk and also while away from it.

You will spend most of your life sitting down so try to mad it as comfortable and safe as possible. Forget what your family, friends or coworkers may think. You will be setting a good example for them.

Since the making of this video I have been doing a lot of research into back, neck, and shoulder pain as a result of sitting down for long periods of time (read on for some basic tips).What I am learning is that I really need to change some of the bad habits I have formed while sitting on a chair at my desk. We always seem to have to adapt to our chair and desks but I think it should be the other way around.

It is so important that we sit with a good posture and take regular breaks. I will be making a video regarding this topic from the research I do at a later date and I will link it to this video. When sitting on your chair at your desk, try to maintain the natural curve of your spine. A chair with good lumbar support would help with this.

But remember, a chair was not custom designed for you and your body type. So unless your chair is fully adjustable, you may need to improvise to achieve the desired level of comfort and ergonomics for long periods of sitting.

From my research, your eyes should be level with the top of (or near the top of) your monitor. You should use your eyes to look down and not your neck. Tilting the head downward to look at your monitor is bad but tilting upwards can also be bad. It’s all about creating that natural balance so the weight of your head is not putting any strain on your neck muscles.

Also, try to keep your ears level with your shoulders and your elbows close to your body. Your arms should bent at around a 90 degree angle.

Please do your own research into this matter. Don’t follow what I say because there is still so much more I need to research on this subject. You can never spend too much time researching this subject because it is so important for our health. We humans are not designed or supposed to be sitting down for the lengths of time we do. Pay attention to your body everyone & stay pain free. Irishlad147.

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Comments

Jared Cooperband says:

How are you hanging your headset?
Also, can you tell me the depth of the shelf that holds the monitor?

Xient says:

how did you take the bottom shelf off? i fell like the desk will jjst collapse if i took it off (my pc is just to the left of the shelf)

Brandon Lee says:

I plan on getting this desk along with a alex drawer to put my Pc on in about a month or two. I cant wait because this desk looks awesome and im so sick of my current desk that ive been using for 7 years because its broken, ugly, and pretty much ruined thanks to my brother (he managed this just about a month after we got the desk). Not to mention it weighs like a ton and is a pain to move around, also it being broken dose not help the matter. I seriously can not wait to get this desk im so exited and soon after im going to build a high end 1440p 165hrz gaming PC so I can play csgo above 60fps on a nice 1440p monitor with this fantastic desk to bring everything together.

Agent_Blackwing says:

I am 19… Do I need a parent? I have my brother and sister though. My mom rather have “us” build the desks because she gets confused about stuff and this will be mine while she has hers.

MrVDubya says:

The shelf holding up/rising your TV, Is it able to come out?

Agent_Blackwing says:

Will this hold a 1440 Ultra wide with a normal 27″?

Christina Hyde says:

Can you tell me how far the shelves on the sides stick out? Inches or Centimeters is fine.

Lisa M. Smith says:

Thanks for the thorough review. I don’t think 20 minutes is a bad investment to have all my questions answered. Great job 🙂

Pvt4life says:

Can u link a link to the desk and where to get it?

John Matthew says:

will a Cooler Master Cosmos 2 fit in there somewhere? haha

Kev_ _2002 says:

Hey do you think I could fit 2 27 inch monitors on that desk measure it if u can thanks

Neil Morgan says:

Thanks for the review. My question relates to my current setup. I have an old computer desk, with a setup as follows:
* Main Desk – 24″ Monitor, Mac Mini (including CD drive and external HDD), Multimedia Speakers, Kinect Sensor
* Keyboard Shelf – Keyboard and Mouse
* Printer Shelf – Xbox One (note that this has to be horizontal)
* Bottom Shelf – Power Adapters and clutter

I’m searching for a desk which can handle all my current gadgets, but also allow for other consoles and/or a PC to be added in future.

The Fredde desk seems great apart from those small shelves underneath (not wide enough for the xbox one). Is there an option for wider shelves, or can I put a shelf (or a small unit) between the two shelves for my xbox or other consoles?

Does anybody else using a console gaming setup with a monitor at a desk? If so, do you recommend your setup, or know of a better desk available in the UK?

Irishlad147 says:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
A desk is not a one size fits all thing. Just like a wide pear of pants wont fit a skinny person. The average standard desk height seems to be around 29 inches. The height of desks, like chairs, chairs are designed to work optimally for the average or common body type. Unfortunately, we live in a world where greater priority is given to money and not to leaving breathing creatures. Its the same with office chairs, one chair might work well for one person but not another.This is nice desk but like any other desk that is not height adjustable, the chances of the desk being the most comfortable height in relation to your body height is not so certain.

I have been researching into this stuff myself because I am suffering from back/neck/shoulder pain and I have woken up to the serious importance of computer workstations and the impact they can have on our health over time. In an ideal world the desk and chair would adapt to our bodies and not the opposite. That day will hopefully arrive in the future but in the meantime I strongly encourage you all to do your own research into computer workstation ergonomics. Find out what desks and chairs might be better suited for you body height and size. Your health is your wealth.

Finally, we human beings were not designed to be sitting still and using computers in strange positions all day long completely avoid from physical activity. Whatever desk, chair workstation you use, pay attention and listen to your body, don’t sit through pain and makee changes to your setup accordingly, research good ergonomics and take regular exercise and stretching breaks while at the desk and also while away from it. You will spend most of your life sitting down so try to mad it as comfortable and safe as possible. Forget what your family, friends or coworkers may think. You will be setting a good example for them.
 
Since the making of this video I have been doing a lot of research into back, neck, and shoulder pain as a result of sitting down for long periods of time (read on for some basic tips).What I am learning is that I really need to change some of the bad habits I have formed while sitting on a chair at my desk. We always seem to have to adapt to our chair and desks but I think it should be the other way around.

It is so important that we sit with a good posture and take regular breaks. I will be making a video regarding this topic from the research I do at a later date and I will link it to this video. When sitting on your chair at your desk, try to maintain the natural curve of your spine. A chair with good lumbar support would help with this. But remember, a chair was not custom designed for you and your body type. So unless your chair is fully adjustable, you may need to improvise to achieve the desired level of comfort and ergonomics for long periods of sitting.

From my research, your eyes should be level with the top of (or near the top of) your monitor. You should use your eyes to look down and not your neck. Tilting the head downward to look at your monitor is bad but tilting upwards can also be bad. It’s all about creating that natural balance so the weight of your head is not putting any strain on your neck muscles. Also, try to keep your ears level with your shoulders and your elbows close to your body. Your arms should bent at around a 90 degree angle.

Please do your own research into this matter. Don’t follow what I say because there is still so much more I need to research on this subject. You can never spend too much time researching this subject because it is so important for our health. We humans are not designed or supposed to be sitting down for the lengths of time we do. Pay attention to your body everyone & stay pain free. Cheers, Irishlad147.

jorgebylego55 says:

Im thinking in buy this table, you said you have a 40 inch tv, so by your experience, do you think a 32 inch tv will fit in there with the superior panel?

Jonathon Loomis says:

Looks like this desk may solve a good deal of issues that come with my current setup. This paired with a big curved monitor should be flight and racing sim nirvana.

Scream of Kachooloo says:

What’s the desk-tops height?

bartek drabczynski says:

Great review ! 🙂 Just came back from IKEA. Got the very same table. It’s still inside my car. Will be setting it up tomorrow 🙂 Can’t wait!!

Leah Fischer says:

Will the FREDDE desk fit a 27-inch monitor with the shelf on top?

Richard Crossley says:

Hi there I looking at getting this desk to use two iMacs (one in display mode). I’ve done some measurements and the combined width is 130cm. Will these fit please? Obviously I’ll angle them inwards a bit too. Secondly the height is 52cm of each iMac. I am guessing like you I will have to leave the top shelf off or will they just fit in? Does that effect the stability of the desk?

Flamylon says:

Fredde doesn’t stand for anything it’s just a swedish nickname

GAMINGPORTAL says:

Is there any desk similar to this cause Is not available in my country

Uberus says:

Holy shit that monitor? xD It’s like sitting on the first row in the cinema 🙂

Dylan Soesman says:

Would this fit 2 27′ monitors?

Jonathan Martinez says:

awesome video

I was really concerned with my pc not fitting in those bottom sheleves
but i’m glad it doesn’t have to be included

iSammax says:

What’s the maximum possible distance between lower and upper monitor shelves?

Chris Smith says:

does the bottom shelf have to be fitted in position when building or can it be adjusted easily once built?

TDOT REVIEWS says:

Nice video! I have got this desk too, will be making a review of it soon 😀 maybe check out my channel? 🙂 thanks and great review. Also subbed!

- Miyazaki - ニコ says:

Im gonna get this desk, but my PC is too big to put under. :/

Tactical Hotdog says:

Dude, everything from IKEA, you can only get in IKEA xD

jack frost says:

Hello new sub<-------- I love your video's you make them very helpfull and enjoyable to watch. and i love the desk set up Looks awsome :P... Also i love the office chair with the white stitching. could you please tell me the make and model of the chair and where you bought it from.and i love that foot rest. this whole set up you have would help me loads when im gaming for hours P.S I just love your set up its looks awsome and i would like the same for my new desk set up along with my new p.c build 😛 Many thanks

mathew jerram says:

you sound so much like connor mcgregor

Ger Mooney says:

Cheers for the video. Where did you get the chair man?

Brendan Atkinson says:

Thank you so much for all of the extra measurements! I have been trying to find these for a week! I can finally say I am going to buy this desk.

Josh Nival says:

What epic chair is that?

triceptive says:

nice video. Thought I was listening to Connor McGregor…lol

michael angelo says:

please.
tell me asaply what tv fot this?
can 50 or 55 inch fot?

Aierek says:

My brothers mate is giving me this desk for free…

Christian Seach says:

fredde is a swedish word because IKEA all the product names are in swedish.

Dan says:

Would it be suitable to use a laptop on this desk with the center cut out piece?

MiGSolid says:

Hi, first off thats a great video.

My question now is, what are the dimension of that monitor shelf you are using. I have a monitor with a footprint of 12 inches from front to rear. I’m just worried that my monitor won’t be able to stand on that upper shelf.

thesmf1210 says:

TINK lol made me chuckle

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