Finest standing desks of 2021


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For a lot of professionals and college students alike, the “new regular” has meant buying and selling of their comfortable workplace house or classroom for a work-from-home house — one that will or could not have existed pre-pandemic. Carving out a snug workstation has maybe required swapping your stiff eating room chair for an ergonomic workplace chair or discovering a lap desk to improve working out of your sofa or mattress.

Perhaps you’ve additionally been excited about investing in a standing desk or desk converter to counter all these hours of sitting round, save for the occasional meals or lavatory break. Not solely has sitting for prolonged intervals of time been linked to myriad well being issues, there’s additionally analysis suggesting standing intermittently all through the workday could assist with productiveness.

So which one do you have to get?

We researched all the perfect standing desks and converters available on the market, in the end deciding on a pool of 11 merchandise to check. We spent many hours assembling these desks, then much more utilizing them in each sitting and standing positions, to find out which of them stood out way of perform, consolation and construct. Whereas it seems that almost all merchandise we examined had their deserves (scroll all the way in which down for extra on all the desks we used), we’re assured saying the next standing desks are those most deserving of your hard-earned {dollars}:

The ApexDesk Elite Sequence 60” (beginning at $599.99) is a sturdy, attractive standing desk out there in two desktop sizes, each sufficiently big to accommodate a number of displays and units. With a curved entrance, it’s extra comfy to make use of in each sitting and standing positions in contrast with the opposite standing desks we tried, permitting us to take a seat nearer to the desk. It additionally comes customary with coated grommets to handle your wires.

The Uplift V2-Industrial Standing Desk (beginning at $549.99) presents the widest breadth of customization choices out of any standing desk we’ve encountered, from dimension to complete to keypads — along with being a high-quality desk that’s sure to look stunning towards any decor scheme.

The SHW Electrical Peak-Adjustable Laptop Desk ($238.87) is a surprisingly useful, sturdy desk at an extremely inexpensive worth, comparatively. It comes customary with a cable administration tray in addition to a digital keypad that includes 4 reminiscence presets, and it was a breeze to assemble.

The Flexispot Peak-Adjustable Standing Desk Converter (beginning at $99.99) is a superb converter that’s out there in a number of sizes to accommodate a variety of workspaces. Each its desktop and keyboard tray present ample house, and it adjusts with the push of a lever.

ApexDesk Elite Series 60

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ApexDesk Elite Sequence 60″

Let’s get this out of the way in which: The ApexDesk Elite Sequence is a stunner. But it surely’s not simply fairly — type lends itself to perform on this high-quality, exceptionally designed desk.

To be frank, all the electrical standing desks we examined inside the $500 to $650 beginning worth vary had solely minor discrepancies in perform and construct that we might decide from on a regular basis use. Meeting instances and readability of directions diverse maybe essentially the most, however on the whole, they had been all sturdy, useful desks that transfer up and down easily and will be programmed to 4 reminiscence presets. They did fluctuate a bit way of the variety of parts for wire group and the like, and digital panels differed a bit.

However the ApexDesk’s contoured desktop design was one of many many causes we deemed it the perfect general standing desk, particularly at its worth level and dimension. The curved design allowed us to take a seat nearer to the desk, lending itself to a extra comfy expertise each in standing and sitting positions in contrast with the opposite standing desks we tried. Its top is adjustable from 29” to 48” with a easy keypad that options the {industry} customary 4 reminiscence presets together with up and down buttons.

It additionally earned high marks for construct high quality. The desk can assist as much as 225 kilos together with its desktop. Provided that an ordinary 24-inch monitor is usually not more than 10 kilos and a 16-inch MacBook Professional weighs in below 5 kilos, with a dual-monitor setup you’ll be properly below the restrict and have capability for lots different gear, books and the like. Its sturdiness each back and forth and entrance to again in any respect heights was unmatched — we seen almost no wobble any means — which was particularly spectacular on condition that it isn’t designed with a crossbar (a bonus for anybody who enjoys utilizing an under-desk bike). The desktop is designed with two giant, coated grommets on the again corners to arrange your cords and cables, and an under-desk cable administration tray is offered individually.

Assembling the desk took a while — just a little below an hour — as a result of it arrived in 4 bins (together with the cable administration tray) and has a variety of components to construct. Directions had been clear, and a Phillips screwdriver is required; it’s definitely useful to have two individuals tag workforce meeting, although tackling it solo is doable.

The place the ApexDesk Elite Sequence misplaced factors was in its LED show keypad, which shows desk top in full-inch increments fairly than the 0.1-inch increments we noticed on the opposite electrical standing desks we examined at this worth level. Which means whether or not the desk is standing at 40.1 or 40.7 inches excessive, the show will nonetheless learn “40.” In the event you’re utilizing the reminiscence perform to program a most well-liked top, that exact top you set can be programmed, although the quantity on the display could not precisely mirror the peak if it isn’t a spherical quantity. All that to say: It isn’t actually a detriment to utilization and we didn’t think about it a deal-breaker any means.

The desk is offered in two sizes, 60×30” and 71×33”, each of which offer ample house for 2 displays, a laptop computer, a keyboard after which some. (In the event you’re working with a smaller house that will not simply accommodate a 60-inch desktop, nevertheless, we’d advocate our choose for finest customizable possibility, the Uplift, which presents a slew of customizable choices, together with desktops beginning at simply 42” broad.) Whereas we had been keen on the elegant look of the pink apple colorway, the ApexDesk can also be provided in six different desktop colours, all constructed of MDF wooden: black, white, walnut, gentle oak, plus teakwood and grey (for the 71-inch desk solely). Be aware that solely black and white are at present in inventory for the 60-inch desk, however the others can be out there in mid-December.

With a two-year guarantee on motor and transferring components and a five-year guarantee on non-electric components, the ApexDesk Elite Sequence is a stable, useful, ergonomic standing desk that may simply develop into the centerpiece of any room or workplace house.

Uplift V2-Commercial Standing Desk

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Uplift V2-Industrial Standing Desk

The Uplift V2-Industrial Standing Desk is a good-looking desk that we discovered supremely sturdy, simple to make use of, comparatively easy to assemble, and as ergonomic in any respect heights as any of the opposite electrical standing desks in our pool. When it got here to wobble issue, we discovered it a tad much less sturdy than the ApexDesk, significantly at increased heights, however nothing that interfered with our skill to make use of it comfortably. The place it really shines, nevertheless, is in its many choices for personalization.

We examined the smallest out there desktop dimension, 42×30”, an ideal possibility for tighter workplace areas or cramped metropolis residences with however a nook to spare. We discovered it greater than comfy for a monitor and laptop computer setup, although when you’re working with a number of displays and different gear, you’ll in all probability need to choose for a bigger dimension. Excellent news: Uplift’s obtained 4 extra to select from. The 48×30” will value you an additional $50, the extra customary 60×30” desktop dimension an additional $110, 72×30” will run you an additional $210, and the large 80×30” desktop brings you to a complete beginning worth of $849.

Then, you’ve obtained a staggering 22 desktop finishes to select from (together with a whiteboard possibility, which may very well be enjoyable for the kiddos). We examined the walnut laminate, and couldn’t be extra happy with its high quality and look. Stable wooden and bamboo choices are additionally out there, in addition to a contoured form in 4 finishes; that may run the value tag up a bit greater than the contoured ApexDesk on the similar dimension, which is why the latter in the end took high honors. You additionally select from 4 finishes for the desk’s legs, choose the colour of the grommets, plus you’ll be able to add on an influence grommet (i.e., one with two shops) for a further $39 or add two for $69.

As for the keypad, there are alternatives right here too (colours being one in all them): The usual desk offers a no-frills keypad with simply an up and down arrow. You’ll be able to improve to the “superior consolation keypad” — akin to what the ApexDesk comes customary with — or splurge for the superior paddle keypad, at an additional $59.

To find out the extent of this desk’s performance, we selected the superior paddle keypad and had been wholly impressed its breadth of options. Along with displaying heights inside 0.1-inch increments, from 22.6” to 48.7”, the most important vary of all desks we examined, the superior paddle features a standing reminder, which will be set to 30-, 60 and 120-minute intervals, plus a ba lock characteristic, the power to set minimal and most heights and, after all, reminiscence presets. We discovered there’s a little bit of a studying curve with this keypad. We had some hassle decreasing it from an elevated place, resetting it and establishing the reminiscence presets. However after some tinkering and common use, we did get the dangle of it. TL;DR: You’ll undoubtedly have to seek the advice of the instruction handbook for learn how to use this keypad, and probably reset it just a few instances.

Like our high choose, the Uplift arrived in 4 separate bins, and meeting took almost an hour resulting from all of the components required. Be aware that the directions offered embrace these for 2 totally different fashions of the desk, so that you’ll simply need to be sure to observe the directions for the actual mannequin you’ve bought. A Phillips screwdriver is critical, and once more, due to how heavy-duty its components are, it’s undoubtedly useful to borrow a second set of fingers and deal with meeting collectively. The desk comes customary with two grommets on the again corners in addition to a cable administration tray, although we discovered the tray to be a bit flimsy as soon as put in.

The Uplift additionally comes with top-of-the-line warranties of all of the desks we examined, which is 10 years for the body parts, mechanical components, motors and electrical parts, and 5 years for the desktop.

In the event you’re on the lookout for a top-of-the-line standing desk designed precisely to your specs that may final years to return, the Uplift V2-Industrial Standing Desk is the desk for you.

SHW Electric Height-Adjustable Computer Desk

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SHW Electrical Peak-Adjustable Laptop Desk

In the event you’re on a decent finances — otherwise you’re simply on the lookout for a standing desk to make use of quickly or occasionally — there’s not a greater possibility below $250 than the SHW Electrical Peak-Adjustable Laptop Desk.

First off, we had been stunned simply how sturdy this inexpensive desk was as soon as assembled, with minimal wobble from entrance to again and facet to facet in any respect heights. Meeting was easy-breezy, clocking it at roughly 25 minutes when all was mentioned and achieved (observe that you just’ll want a Phillips screwdriver). The desk is light-weight sufficient to maneuver round a room with one set of fingers, and constructing it solo is greater than possible, even for the furniture-assembly-averse.

This desk comes customary with a digital keypad that includes 4 reminiscence presets; whereas programming the reminiscence presets was not as intuitive because it was with a few of the different desks we examined, as soon as you know the way to take action, it’s a breeze. Adjustable from 28” to 46” excessive in round-number increments (although mirrored on the LED display as 69 to 114, which we will solely clarify as being a roughly correct conversion from inches to centimeters), this desk strikes easily up and down with out a hitch. It additionally comes customary with one small, uncovered grommet on the left again nook in addition to an under-desk mesh tray on the entrance.

We must always observe that the desktop is definitely two planks of wooden fairly than one stable piece because the product images could lead you to imagine.

This desk effectively supported our monitor, laptop computer, books, desk vegetation and extra — together with a spry cat steadily leaping on and off of it — with out problem. It’s provided in only one dimension, 47.25×24”, a bonus for anybody working with restricted house for his or her workplace setup. The desktop is offered in black, oak, gentle cherry and walnut finishes, and whereas we discovered that the black desk simply confirmed smudges, you get, as they are saying, what you pay for.

Whereas just a few buyer critiques point out the motor slowing down over time, we skilled no such points; we’ll report again and replace this piece ought to we discover any failure in that regard. The desk presents solely a one-year guarantee, however for a further $30, an prolonged three-year guarantee will cowl any motor points.

Positive, it seems and feels a bit cheaper than the $500+ fashions in our pool, and, properly, that’s as a result of it’s. However when you’re on the lookout for the perfect electrical standing desk at an under-$250 worth level that’s sturdy and simply goes up and down as promised, with presets for a number of customers — and significantly when you’re a fan of the metric system — you’ll be able to’t go flawed with this SHW desk.

Flexispot Height-Adjustable Standing Desk Converter

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Flexispot Peak-Adjustable Standing Desk Converter

In the event you’re available in the market for a riser that may convert your customary desk right into a standing one, we advocate the Flexispot Peak-Adjustable Standing Desk Converter for a number of causes.

With an ordinary converter design, this riser is just about prepared for use proper out of the field. Meeting solely requires attaching the keyboard tray to the desktop, no instruments wanted. It takes just a little maneuvering to align across the preinstalled screws, however inside a couple of minutes we had it able to roll. At slightly below 37 kilos, it’s light-weight sufficient to be moved if want be, however we had been additionally impressed the stable building, experiencing minimal, if any, wobble whereas in use. It additionally arrived with cable ties to assist with twine administration.

This converter is offered in eight widths, from 27” to 47” (you will discover the bigger fashions right here) to accommodate a wide range of workspace sizes. Be aware, nevertheless, that it’s only out there in black. We examined the 35” mannequin, which might comfortably match two small displays, or a monitor and a laptop computer, and measured the depth of the desktop to be 18.75” and the keyboard tray to be 12”. Like all customary riser, a easy lever hooked up to a hydraulic gadget is used to lift it up or down, with a most top, from high to backside, of 18.5”.

The one place the Flexispot converter misplaced main factors was in ease of changes; whereas it moved easily upward with a press of the lever, pushing it again down proved a bit harder, and a few elbow grease was obligatory. For that motive, it may not be your best option if the intention is to share it between individuals of various heights. That caveat apart, we had been greater than happy with our expertise utilizing this product, which we discovered ergonomically designed and cozy to make use of in each manner.

The converter comes with a five-year guarantee for the body and desktop, and a three-year guarantee for the gasoline spring system and different mechanisms, which appears greater than honest for such an affordably priced merchandise.

The testing course of for these desks lasted almost two months. We unboxed and assembled every desk, paying particular consideration to the period of time every unboxing and constructing course of took. We famous how lengthy it took to place each collectively, how clear the product’s directions had been and if any particular instruments had been wanted. As soon as every electrical standing desk was absolutely constructed, we used it at each sitting and standing heights; desk converters, after all, had been used solely in standing positions. We used every product for at the least three full workdays and thoroughly famous how every desk carried out way of ease of changes and ergonomics. General, we evaluated them on what we thought-about an important elements: perform, construct and size of guarantee. After tallying up scores for every product, we additionally took worth into consideration, factoring the beginning worth of every desk with regard to the options it delivered on, to find out our ultimate winners.

We broke the testing into the next classes and subcategories:

Operate

  • Consolation: We made observe of whether or not the desk offered correct ergonomics in any respect heights, and, the place relevant, in each sitting and standing positions.
  • Variety of totally different top changes: We famous the vary of heights the desk was able to reaching.
  • Ease of changes: We thought-about how simple it was to regulate the peak of the desk, noting how easily it was in a position to transfer up and down in addition to how simple and intuitive the keypad, if there was one, was to function.
  • Sturdiness from entrance to again: We famous how a lot the desk wobbled, if all of it, from entrance to again.
  • Sturdiness back and forth: We famous how a lot the desk wobbled, if all of it, back and forth.
  • Group: We famous if the desk got here customary with any slots/grommets to arrange wires, cable administration trays, further shops. and so on.

Construct

  • Construct high quality: We seemed on the high quality of the desk’s supplies, assessing whether or not it felt low-cost or flimsy, in addition to whether or not the desktop was susceptible to scratches and/or smudges.
  • Ease of meeting: We thought-about the time it took to unbox and absolutely assemble the desk, how clear the directions had been, if any particular instruments had been obligatory in addition to if the included instruments had been environment friendly within the constructing course of.
  • Look: We assessed the aesthetics of the desk — the way it seemed in a room/dwelling workplace, if it was out there in numerous colours and if that’s the case, what number of.
  • Dimension: We famous how a lot gear might match on the desk, how a lot room it took up and whether or not it was out there in a couple of dimension and if that’s the case, what number of.

Guarantee

  • We seemed into the guarantee for every product and famous the size of protection and what components had been coated.

We decided a most variety of factors every product might get for each class and subcategory check listed above, together with a better variety of general factors for the options we recognized as being most necessary to the expertise of utilizing a standing desk.

  • Operate had a most of 50 factors: consolation (15 factors); variety of totally different top changes (10 factors); ease of changes (10 factors); sturdiness entrance to again (5 factors); sturdiness back and forth (5 factors); group (5 factors).
  • Construct had a most of 50 factors: construct high quality (15 factors); ease of meeting (10 factors); look (10 factors); dimension (10 factors).
  • Guarantee had a most of 5 factors: below two years (Zero factors); two to 3 years (2 factors); 5 or extra years (5 factors).

Absolutely Jarvis EcoTop Standing Desk (beginning at $441.15, initially beginning at $519 for 30×24”; absolutely.com)

Fully Jarvis EcoTop Standing Desk

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Absolutely Jarvis EcoTop Standing Desk

Let or not it’s identified that we adored this desk, for myriad causes. A more moderen mannequin produced Absolutely’s Jarvis line, the EcoTop is the model’s most eco-friendly design so far, crafted from regionally sourced fiber in Oregon that’s a minimal 92% pre-consumer, recycled or recovered, assembly the Eco-Licensed Composites (ECC) Sustainability Customary. Past this new desktop, it’s similar in construct and performance to the customer-favorite (and likewise earth-friendly) Jarvis Absolutely Bamboo Standing Desk — and it’s simple to see why it’s so beloved. It scored high marks for its vary of sitting and standing heights (25.5” to 51.1”, the second largest vary of all desks we examined, displayed in increments of 0.1”) in addition to its ease of changes, with the industry-standard 4 reminiscence presets being intuitive to program. This desk felt high-quality — based on Absolutely, it may well assist upwards of 350 kilos — although a bit extra wobbly back and forth at increased heights than our greatest general choose. Just like the Uplift’s guarantee, Jarvis desks are coated a powerful all-inclusive 10-year guarantee on all body parts, together with motors and electronics, and a five-year guarantee on desktop surfaces, excluding regular put on and tear, and harm brought on improper meeting, disassembly or restore.

Finally, this desk misplaced factors when it got here to meeting. It was probably the most sophisticated builds of our pool, taking essentially the most time and clocking in at a bit over an hour; significantly we discovered that the enormous allen key, with prongs of equal lengths, made issues clumsy to assemble. Whereas the EcoTop options two uncovered grommets on the again corners to your cables, when you’d like to connect twine organizer, you’ll want an influence drill to take action, as there are not any pre-drilled holes. (We did recognize that it got here packaged with a surge protector, nevertheless.) The EcoTop is offered in six sizes, and in black and white finishes.

It is a stable desk — and was certainly a stable contender for winner — significantly when you worth sustainable, earth-friendly supplies.

Vari Electrical Standing Desk (beginning at $650 for 60”; amazon.com; beginning at $550 for 48” and 60” fashions; officedepot.com)

Vari Electric Standing Desk

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Vari Electrical Standing Desk

One other one in all our favorites, the Vari is a basic electrical standing desk, and there’s a motive — properly, many causes — why you’ll have seen it in myriad workplace areas all through the nation because the standing desk du jour. For one, it’s impossibly sturdy, racking up high marks in that class throughout our testing. And regardless of its heavyweight construct, it was far the simplest of the non-budget-priced electrical standing desks to assemble, taking roughly 20 minutes to take action. The Vari strikes up and down easily, from a minimal top of 25” to a most of 50.2” (the best most top of all desks we examined), and its LED keypad shows increments of 0.1. Programming the 4 reminiscence presets is simple as pie; we didn’t even have to seek the advice of an instruction handbook for that. And whereas there wasn’t a lot distinction amongst all our standing desks way of motor noise, we’d contend that the Vari was noticeably quieter than the others in our pool. It has a five-year guarantee for all parts.

The Vari Electrical Standing Desk is offered in two sizes, 60×30”, 48×30” (beginning at $550 at Amazon and Workplace Depot for the latter) in addition to 5 finishes. Actually the one place the place it misplaced main factors was within the class of group. It options no grommets to comprise wires, however fairly a barely indented again do you have to need to place it flush towards the wall, so that you’ll nonetheless have house for all of your cables to comfortably dangle; a further wire tray is offered individually. (We did recognize the complimentary bag hook that was included with our cargo.) The Vari got here in only one level behind our general winner, the ApexDesk Elite, so suffice it to say that we might advocate this desk in a heartbeat, as long as you can also make do with that caveat.

Readydesk 2 Adjustable Standing Desk ($154.99; amazon.com)

Readydesk 2 Adjustable Standing Desk

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Readydesk 2 Adjustable Standing Desk

Whereas we had been followers of this converter’s artsy, minimalist design, constructed from sustainable birchwood (it simply screams “Brooklyn architect,” does it not?), admittedly we will perceive how not everybody is perhaps — and the way it could not essentially vibe along with your decor scheme. Aesthetics apart, we appreciated how simply this converter assembles: Actually, it took simply 5 minutes to unbox and slot the cabinets into the bottom, no instruments obligatory. Due to this, it’s an excellent possibility for college students residing in dorms, or anybody else who could also be transferring round quite a bit and have minimal desktop house to work with. Disassembling is simply as easy if you must shortly get it out of the way in which and retailer it in a nook with out taking on a lot house in any respect. Regardless of its light-weight construct (it weighs in at lower than 15 kilos), we discovered the Readydesk 2 to be impressively sturdy, each from entrance to again and facet to facet. It’s additionally designed with two keyhole-esque slots on every ledge to handle wires. The product has a one-year guarantee freed from defects in craftsmanship and materials and a beneficiant 100-day free return coverage within the US.

It fell brief in just a few classes, nevertheless: It’s out there in only one dimension and coloration, and doesn’t present as a lot room for gear as different converters in our testing pool did. Its unfinished edges had us apprehensive we would snag the material of our sleeve on it (a legitimate concern amongst reviewers as properly, as we later discovered). Due to the dearth of grips on the base, relying on the floor beneath it, it may very well be susceptible to sliding, though we had no points on this regard. And, given its distinctive design, it’s not essentially the most perfect product if two or extra individuals of various heights are sharing use of it, as you may have take away the piece of wooden and manually transfer it to a special slot when you’d like to vary up the changes, which is simple sufficient, however clearly not so simple as elevating or decreasing a lever.

Flexispot Standing Desk 48×30” ($249.99; amazon.com)

Flexispot Standing Desk 48x30

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Flexispot Standing Desk 48×30″

The Flexispot Standing Desk is one other budget-priced standing desk mannequin, just like the SHW. It’s out there in black, white and mahogany finishes, and whereas it does look fairly smooth, and the desktop is certainly one stable piece fairly than two slim items assembled facet facet, for a similar worth as our greatest finances winner, it comes with some noticeable downfalls. For one, the fundamental mannequin features a keypad with solely an up and down button; the desk has a standing vary from 28–47.6”, however with the intention to know what top you’re standing at (if that’s necessary to you), you’ll should tack on one other $90 for the “customary” mannequin, which is 55” lengthy and features a digital LED keypad with reminiscence presets. There’s additionally a smaller, 42×24” mannequin, for $244.99.

We additionally seen important wobble as soon as absolutely assembled, principally back and forth but additionally from again to entrance. And on the subject of meeting: this desk arrives in two bins, each fairly light-weight, however the directions had been complicated at instances. A very baffling instance: One step was to loosen bolts and stretch a rod, however the directions didn’t specify to what size to stretch it. So we guessed, and when it got here time so as to add the desktop, we needed to loosen the bolts as soon as once more after which measure it to the proper size. One other step additionally required backtracking and unscrewing screws from a earlier step. This desk comes with a five-year guarantee for the body, motor and different mechanisms, and a two-year guarantee for the controller and change, electronics.

Seville Classics 27.8” Tilting Sit-Stand Peak Adjustable Cell Laptop computer Laptop Desk Cart with Mouse Facet Ergonomic Desk ($44.99; homedepot.com)

Seville Classics 27.8

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Seville Classics 27.8″ Tilting Sit-Stand Peak Adjustable Cell Laptop computer Laptop Desk Cart with Mouse Facet Ergonomic Desk

In the event you’re on the lookout for a easy sit-stand possibility with sufficient room to your laptop computer and a mouse, and a laptop computer and a mouse alone, this Seville Classics desk is one price contemplating. At only a hair below $50, unsurprisingly, you’re not getting a super-sturdy, sensible standing desk possibility — however you might be getting a product that will get the job achieved (the job being: offering the choice to face whereas at your pc), and on wheels besides. Meeting was simple sufficient, because the desk is light-weight, and although the flimsy hexagon key wrench proved a bit tough to make use of, we had been in a position to construct it in roughly 25 minutes. It comes with a one-year restricted guarantee.

The desk adjusts from a minimal of 27.9” to a most of 40.7”, so when you’re above, say, 5’9”, we will’t think about you’d discover this essentially the most ergonomic product to make use of. We also needs to observe that the desktop’s tilt isn’t adjustable, i.e, you can not place it parallel with the ground, and the handbook twist-lock knob could be a bit annoying to make use of to make changes to heights. Backside line: In the event you’re on a decent finances and on the lookout for one thing that’ll let you take standing breaks every so often, it is a completely ample resolution. It’s a desk that’s maybe finest suited to college students, kids, and people with minimal house.

Vivo Peak Adjustable 32-Inch Standing Desk Converter (beginning at $119.95; amazon.com)

Vivo Height Adjustable 32-inch Standing Desk Converter

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Vivo Peak Adjustable 32-inch Standing Desk Converter

This Vivo converter was fairly comparable in each construct and performance to the Flexispot converter. Meeting required solely attaching the keyboard tray to the bottom, which was easy sufficient, and adjustment is managed through lever. It’s an ordinary desk riser, and we discovered its sturdiness to rival Flexispot’s as properly, however in the end we didn’t choose it as a winner for just a few causes: We took worth into consideration, and the Vivo is offered solely in a single dimension, at a beginning worth of $119.99, versus Flexispot’s $99.99 for its 31-inch possibility. (For $159.99, you’ll be able to snag the Vivo in gentle wooden or white finishes, or darkish wooden for $179.99.) The width of each the keyboard and desktop are a bit smaller than the Flexispot converter we examined, at 10” and 15.75”, respectively, although it does rise to a most top of 19.5,” one inch increased than our successful converter does. It comes with two cable clips to stay to the underside of the product, and it has a three-year guarantee. In the event you’re in search of a end that isn’t stable black, might make use of one other inch of top as a tradeoff for some desktop house, and also you’re keen to shell out a bit additional cash, we predict the Vivo is a advantageous possibility.

Ergo Desktop Kangaroo Professional Junior ($399; ergodesktop.com or amazon.com)

Ergo Desktop Kangaroo Pro Junior

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Ergo Desktop Kangaroo Professional Junior

This desktop converter is exclusive in its design, and we appreciated the twin ergonomics at play right here: Principally, the desktop work floor and your hooked up monitor modify individually, permitting you to customise the setup extra so than usually potential with a standard desk riser. The desktop floor, which measures 24×18” — sufficient to suit a laptop computer, or a keyboard and mouse — is adjustable to 14.5” above your desk. You’ll should mount your monitor, and although it took us a bit to determine the twist-knob scenario with the intention to modify our monitor, we no sooner obtained the dangle of it. Nonetheless, we discovered the detachable stabilization leg to, initially, be fairly complicated, and in the end, an important design flaw; whereas the adjustable rod is supposed to offer further stability to your desktop in any respect heights, we discovered it tough to remain put, and in the end not a dependable supply of stability in spite of everything. The Kangaroo Professional Junior does, nevertheless, take up minimal house, and when you’re working with a single monitor and a keyboard, we might see why you is perhaps on this product.

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