Fellowes' Foot Rocker is a nice addition to my office set-up, though perhaps not a must have item. I'd been wanting to improve my workstation ergonomics with a foot rest for some time and this rocking model seem just the thing. I like that you can flip it over to increase or decrease the height. My wife and I found this a must have feature since our legs are different lengths. The rocking motion is soothing and does keep my lower body a bit more energized and less stiff when sitting at my desk for extended periods.
The Foot Rocker might not be for everyone however. It arrived disassembled and the instructions for assembly on the box are not overly clear (see Customer Photos). Still, there are only five pieces and I had it together in 5-10 minutes. They fit well and weren't warped, but that's not to say it was easy though. Locking and sliding the rollers onto the footrest takes quite a bit of elbow grease. I had to bodily push it down on the floor to snap them into place because I wasn't able to muscle them in by hand. Once together it is very secure, though the plastic parts flex slightly and can cause some creaking noises when in use. Unless you are in a very quiet environment, it shouldn't be annoying. I can't hear it over the music I usually have playing. People who use plastic chair mats might want to consider buying a non-mobile footrest instead, as the side rollers slide around on them. I just ditched my old one though and on the carpet under my desk it is fine.
If you need a very quiet, easy to assemble foot rest that doesn't slide around doesn't slide around on slick chair mats, then the Fellowes Foot Rocker isn't for you. If those aren't concerns and you don't mind the slightly premium price for this plastic yet sturdy foot rocker, then you should at least consider it.
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