According to Varidesk founder and CEO, Jason, McCann, his company started with a cardboard box. His colleague resorted to using a box to elevate his computer monitor so he could stand when sitting became too painful. Existing products were too expensive and complicated. McCann explains that the Varidesk can be lifted and lowered so users can choose to stand or sit while working. Varidesk users claim that the product has given them more energy and productivity.