Review Get yourself the Foot Hammock for $8.88

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We do see a lot of weird, quirky and eccentric things during our daily search for cool stuff, but this item was a favourite amongst our crew. Everyone wanted to order one for themselves immediately. And why? Well, because nobody loves to sit 8 hours straight on a desk without being able to relax their legs and feet. This Foot Hammock might be the solution for that.

foot hammock

This foot hammock is the ideal gadget for a permanent fixture or can of course be used as a portable hammock. With its size of 65 cm x 17 cm you can relax with several feet on top of it or you can also arrange a nice sleeping place for your cat or dog. I myself have bought the portable hammock for my desk at home, so that I can relax comfortably. I have the simplest desk in the world: standard top and legs from Ikea, plus a small roller cabinet. So nothing really where I could make myself comfortable. Hence the decision to choose the foot hammock. The worktop of my table is 1.20m wide and is positioned exactly at the wall (as you can see in the photos). Installing the hammock was very simple, but it took a bit of fiddling until both sides of the hammock were adjusted to exactly the same length. The detailed assembly instructions of the manufacturer have of course been very helpful:

foot hammock instructions

Joking aside, a few extra steps are already mentioned in the manual, but actually the construction is self-explanatory. My fears that the hangers could scratch or indent the table have not (yet?) been confirmed. Small rubber circles are attached under the hanger to prevent the worst. Just make sure they don’t slip.

foot hammock rubber circles

Due to the ropes and the suspension devices, the hammock can be used on tables up to 1.2 metres in width and can support up to 50 kg. So theoretically also suitable for small people. Personally, however, I would estimate that even much wider tables can still be used if you don’t want the hammock to be dragged straight onto the floor. With my small body height and the relatively short legs my mat hangs higher, whereas I didn’t even wanted to take the sitting position as shown on the instructions above. But even if I wanted to have it lower, there would still be a lot of rope left, as you can see in the photo below.

foot hammock installation

The only disadvantage of the otherwise really useful and relaxed sitting position of the foot hammock is: I have to sit quite far from the desk so that I can put my feet down, otherwise the wall is in the way. In most cases, this is not a problem with a Bluetooth keyboard, but it is sometimes a bit of an obstacle when working or gaming in a more demanding and efficient way. A kind of cross-legged fit is sometimes still possible, but not for too long. Without a wall behind it, but no problem.

Conclusion: if you are looking for an opportunity to work at home or, depending on your employer’s goodwill, to put your feet up at work and relax, you will find a really great gadget for little money. We take no responsibility for jealous looks and disputes about the best place in the house!

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Maike

I love Gadgets destined to ease your everyday life - e.g. smart home gadgets. I own a few Xiaomi Gadgets (Xiaomi Mi A1, Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside Lamp, Xiaomi Wifi Repeater etc.), and would consider myself a fan :) 

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