Best standing desks of 2021



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For many professionals and college students alike, the “new normal” has meant buying and selling of their soft workplace area or classroom for a work-from-home area — one which 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 office chair or discovering a lap desk to improve working out of your sofa or mattress.

Maybe you’ve additionally been fascinated about investing in a standing desk or desk converter to counter all these hours of sitting round, save for the occasional meals or toilet break. Not solely has sitting for prolonged durations of time been linked to myriad health concerns, there may be additionally analysis suggesting standing intermittently all through the workday could help with productivity.

So which one must you get?

We researched all the most effective standing desks and converters in the marketplace, 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 in phrases of perform, consolation and construct. While it seems that the majority merchandise we examined had their deserves (scroll all the way in which down for extra on all of the desks we used), we’re assured saying the next standing desks are those most deserving of your hard-earned {dollars}:

The ApexDesk Elite Series 60” (beginning at $599.99) is a sturdy, beautiful standing desk out there in two desktop sizes, each large enough to accommodate a number of displays and gadgets. 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 normal with lined grommets to handle your wires.

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

The SHW Electric Height-Adjustable Computer Desk ($238.87) is a surprisingly useful, sturdy desk at an extremely reasonably priced worth, comparatively. It comes normal 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 Height-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. Both its desktop and keyboard tray present ample area, and it adjusts with the push of a lever.

ApexDesk Elite Series 60

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ApexDesk Elite Series 60″

Let’s get this out of the way in which: The ApexDesk Elite Series is a stunner. But it’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 may decide from on a regular basis use. Assembly occasions and readability of directions diversified maybe essentially the most, however basically, they have been all sturdy, useful desks that transfer up and down easily and might be programmed to 4 reminiscence presets. They did fluctuate a bit in phrases of the quantity of parts for wire group and the like, and digital panels differed a bit.

But the ApexDesk’s contoured desktop design was one of the various causes we deemed it the most effective total standing desk, particularly at its worth level and measurement. 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} normal 4 reminiscence presets together with up and down buttons.

It additionally earned high marks for construct high quality. The desk can help as much as 225 kilos together with its desktop. Given that a regular 24-inch monitor is mostly not more than 10 kilos and a 16-inch MacBook Pro weighs in beneath 5 kilos, with a dual-monitor setup you’ll be properly beneath the restrict and have capability for many different gear, books and the like. Its sturdiness each back and forth and entrance to again in any respect heights was unmatched — we seen practically no wobble in anyway — which was particularly spectacular provided 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 massive, lined grommets on the again corners to arrange your cords and cables, and an under-desk cable management tray is offered individually.

Assembling the desk took a while — a bit of beneath an hour — as a result of it arrived in 4 packing containers (together with the cable administration tray) and has so much of components to construct. Instructions have been clear, and a Phillips screwdriver is required; it’s definitely useful to have two folks tag workforce meeting, although tackling it solo is doable.

Where the ApexDesk Elite Series misplaced factors was in its LED show keypad, which shows desk top in full-inch increments slightly than the 0.1-inch increments we noticed on the opposite electrical standing desks we examined at this worth level. This implies that whether or not the desk is standing at 40.1 or 40.7 inches excessive, the show will nonetheless learn “40.” If you’re utilizing the reminiscence perform to program a most popular top, that exact top you set can be programmed, although the quantity on the display screen could not precisely replicate 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 contemplate it a deal-breaker by any means.

The desk is offered in two sizes, 60×30” and 71×33”, each of which give ample area for 2 displays, a laptop computer, a keyboard after which some. (If you’re working with a smaller area that will not simply accommodate a 60-inch desktop, nonetheless, we’d suggest our decide for greatest customizable choice, the Uplift, which gives a slew of customizable choices, together with desktops beginning at simply 42” huge.) While we have been keen on the elegant look of the purple apple colorway, the ApexDesk can be supplied in six different desktop colours, all constructed of MDF wooden: black, white, walnut, gentle oak, plus teakwood and gray (for the 71-inch desk solely). Note that solely black and white are presently 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 Series is a stable, useful, ergonomic standing desk that may simply turn into the centerpiece of any room or workplace area.

Uplift V2-Commercial Standing Desk

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Uplift V2-Commercial Standing Desk

The Uplift V2-Commercial Standing Desk is a good-looking desk that we discovered supremely sturdy, straightforward to make use of, comparatively simple 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, notably at larger heights, however nothing that interfered with our capability to make use of it comfortably. Where it actually shines, nonetheless, is in its many choices for personalization.

We examined the smallest out there desktop measurement, 42×30”, an ideal choice for tighter workplace areas or cramped metropolis flats 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 most likely need to decide for a bigger measurement. Good information: Uplift’s received 4 extra to select from. The 48×30” will value you an additional $50, the extra normal 60×30” desktop measurement 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 received a staggering 22 desktop finishes to select from (together with a whiteboard choice, which might be enjoyable for the kiddos). We examined the walnut laminate, and couldn’t be extra happy with its high quality and look. Solid 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 measurement, 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 may add on an influence grommet (i.e., one with two retailers) for a further $39 or add two for $69.

As for the keypad, there are alternatives right here too (colours being one of them): The normal desk gives a no-frills keypad with simply an up and down arrow. You can improve to the “advanced comfort keypad” — akin to what the ApexDesk comes normal with — or splurge for the superior paddle keypad, at an additional $59.

To decide the extent of this desk’s performance, we selected the superior paddle keypad and have been wholly impressed by its breadth of options. In addition to displaying heights inside 0.1-inch increments, from 22.6” to 48.7”, the biggest vary of all desks we examined, the superior paddle features a standing reminder, which might be set to 30-, 60 and 120-minute intervals, plus a toddler lock function, the flexibility to set minimal and most heights and, of course, reminiscence presets. We discovered there’s a bit of a studying curve with this keypad. We had some bother reducing it from an elevated place, resetting it and organising the reminiscence presets. But 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 the best way to use this keypad, and probably reset it a couple of occasions.

Like our high decide, the Uplift arrived in 4 separate packing containers, and meeting took practically an hour on account of all of the components required. Note that the directions offered embody these for 2 completely 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 important, and once more, as a result of of 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 normal 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 one of the most effective 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.

If you’re on the lookout for a top-of-the-line standing desk designed precisely to your specs that may final years to come back, the Uplift V2-Commercial Standing Desk is the desk for you.

SHW Electric Height-Adjustable Computer Desk

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SHW Electric Height-Adjustable Computer Desk

If you’re on a good funds — otherwise you’re simply on the lookout for a standing desk to make use of briefly or sometimes — there may be not a greater choice beneath $250 than the SHW Electric Height-Adjustable Computer Desk.

First off, we have been shocked by simply how sturdy this reasonably priced desk was as soon as assembled, with minimal wobble from entrance to again and facet to facet in any respect heights. Assembly was easy-breezy, clocking it at roughly 25 minutes when all was mentioned and achieved (be aware that you simply’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 normal with a digital keypad that includes 4 reminiscence presets; whereas programming the reminiscence presets was not as intuitive because it was with some of the opposite desks we examined, as soon as you understand how to take action, it’s a breeze. Adjustable from 28” to 46” excessive in round-number increments (although mirrored on the LED display screen as 69 to 114, which we are able to solely clarify as being a roughly correct conversion from inches to centimeters), this desk strikes easily up and down and not using a hitch. It additionally comes normal with one small, uncovered grommet on the left again nook in addition to an under-desk mesh tray on the entrance.

We ought to be aware that the desktop is definitely two planks of wooden slightly than one stable piece because the product photographs could lead you to consider.

This desk effectively supported our monitor, laptop computer, books, desk crops and extra — together with a spry cat often leaping on and off of it — with out challenge. It’s supplied in only one measurement, 47.25×24”, a bonus for anybody working with restricted area 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.

While a couple of buyer evaluations 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 gives solely a one-year guarantee, however for a further $30, an prolonged three-year guarantee will cowl any motor points.

Sure, it seems to be and feels a bit cheaper than the $500+ fashions in our pool, and, properly, that’s as a result of it’s. But when you’re on the lookout for the most effective 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 notably when you’re a fan of the metric system — you may’t go fallacious with this SHW desk.

Flexispot Height-Adjustable Standing Desk Converter

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Flexispot Height-Adjustable Standing Desk Converter

If you’re available in the market for a riser that may convert your normal desk right into a standing one, we suggest the Flexispot Height-Adjustable Standing Desk Converter for a number of causes.

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

This converter is offered in eight widths, from 27” to 47” (you’ll find the bigger fashions here) to accommodate a range of workspace sizes. Note, nonetheless, 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 any normal riser, a easy lever connected to a hydraulic gadget is used to lift it up or down, with a most top, from high to backside, of 18.5”.

The solely 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 tougher, and a few elbow grease was crucial. For that purpose, it won’t be your best option if the intention is to share it between folks of various heights. That caveat apart, we have been greater than happy with our expertise utilizing this product, which we discovered ergonomically designed and comfy 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 practically two months. We unboxed and assembled every desk, paying particular consideration to the quantity of time every unboxing and constructing course of took. We famous how lengthy it took to place every one collectively, how clear the product’s directions have been and if any particular instruments have been wanted. Once every electrical standing desk was absolutely constructed, we used it at each sitting and standing heights; desk converters, of course, have been used solely in standing positions. We used every product for at the very least three full workdays and thoroughly famous how every desk carried out in phrases of ease of changes and ergonomics. Overall, we evaluated them on what we thought of a very powerful 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:

Function

  • Comfort: We made be aware of whether or not the desk offered correct ergonomics in any respect heights, and, the place relevant, in each sitting and standing positions.
  • Number of completely different top changes: We famous the vary of heights the desk was succesful of reaching.
  • Ease of changes: We thought of how straightforward it was to regulate the peak of the desk, noting how easily it was capable of transfer up and down in addition to how straightforward 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.
  • Organization: We famous if the desk got here normal with any slots/grommets to arrange wires, cable administration trays, additional retailers. and so forth.

Build

  • Build 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 liable to scratches and/or smudges.
  • Ease of meeting: We thought of the time it took to unbox and absolutely assemble the desk, how clear the directions have been, if any particular instruments have been crucial in addition to if the included instruments have been environment friendly within the constructing course of.
  • Appearance: We assessed the aesthetics of the desk — the way it seemed in a room/house workplace, if it was out there in several colours and if that’s the case, what number of.
  • Size: We famous how a lot gear may match on the desk, how a lot room it took up and whether or not it was out there in a couple of measurement and if that’s the case, what number of.

Warranty

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

We decided a most quantity of factors every product may get for each class and subcategory take a look at listed above, together with a better quantity of total factors for the options we recognized as being most vital to the expertise of utilizing a standing desk.

  • Function had a most of 50 factors: consolation (15 factors); quantity of completely 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).
  • Build had a most of 50 factors: construct high quality (15 factors); ease of meeting (10 factors); look (10 factors); measurement (10 factors).
  • Warranty had a most of 5 factors: beneath two years (0 factors); two to a few years (2 factors); 5 or extra years (5 factors).

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

Fully Jarvis EcoTop Standing Desk

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Fully Jarvis EcoTop Standing Desk

Let or not it’s identified that we adored this desk, for myriad causes. A more recent mannequin produced by Fully’s Jarvis line, the EcoTop is the brand’s most eco-friendly design to this point, crafted from regionally sourced fiber in Oregon that’s a minimal 92% pre-consumer, recycled or recovered, assembly the Eco-Certified Composites (ECC) Sustainability Standard. Beyond this new desktop, it’s similar in construct and performance to the customer-favorite (and in addition earth-friendly) Jarvis Fully Bamboo Standing Desk — and it’s straightforward 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 Fully, it might help upwards of 350 kilos — although a bit extra wobbly back and forth at larger heights than our greatest total decide. Similar to the Uplift’s guarantee, Jarvis desks are lined by 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 by improper meeting, disassembly or restore.

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

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

Vari Electric 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 Electric Standing Desk

Another one of our favorites, the Vari is a traditional electrical standing desk, and there’s a purpose — properly, many causes — why you might 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 by 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 straightforward 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 in phrases 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 Electric Standing Desk is offered in two sizes, 60×30”, 48×30” (beginning at $550 at Amazon and Office Depot for the latter) in addition to 5 finishes. Really the one place the place it misplaced main factors was within the class of group. It options no grommets to comprise wires, however slightly a barely indented again must you need to place it flush towards the wall, so that you’ll nonetheless have area for all of your cables to comfortably dangle; a further wire tray is offered individually. (We did respect the complimentary bag hook that was included with our cargo.) The Vari got here in only one level behind our total winner, the ApexDesk Elite, so suffice it to say that we’d suggest this desk in a heartbeat, as long as you may 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

While we have been followers of this converter’s artsy, minimalist design, constructed from sustainable birchwood (it simply screams “Brooklyn architect,” does it not?), admittedly we are able to perceive how not everybody may be — and the way it could not essentially vibe together with your decor scheme. Aesthetics apart, we appreciated how simply this converter assembles: Literally, it took simply 5 minutes to unbox and slot the cabinets into the bottom, no instruments crucial. Because of this, it’s a superb choice for college students residing in dorms, or anybody else who could also be transferring round so much and have minimal desktop area to work with. Disassembling is simply as easy if it’s essential shortly get it out of the way in which and retailer it in a nook with out taking over a lot area in any respect. Despite 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 free of defects in craftsmanship and materials and a beneficiant 100-day free return coverage within the US.

It fell quick in a couple of classes, nonetheless: It’s out there in only one measurement and colour, and doesn’t present as a lot room for gear as different converters in our testing pool did. Its unfinished edges had us anxious we’d snag the material of our sleeve on it (a sound concern amongst reviewers as properly, as we later realized). Because of the dearth of grips on the base, relying on the floor beneath it, it might be liable to sliding, though we had no points on this regard. And, given its distinctive design, it’s not essentially the most excellent product if two or extra folks of completely different 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 alter up the changes, which is straightforward sufficient, however clearly not so simple as elevating or reducing 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 modern, and the desktop is certainly one stable piece slightly than two slim items assembled facet by facet, for a similar worth as our greatest funds winner, it comes with some noticeable downfalls. For one, the essential mannequin features a keypad with solely an up and down button; the desk has a standing vary from 28–47.6”, however as a way to know what top you’re standing at (if that’s vital to you), you’ll must tack on one other $90 for the “standard” 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, largely back and forth but additionally from again to entrance. And on the subject of meeting: this desk arrives in two packing containers, each fairly light-weight, however the directions have been complicated at occasions. 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. Another 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 Height Adjustable Mobile Laptop Computer Desk Cart with Mouse Side Ergonomic Table ($44.99; homedepot.com)

Seville Classics 27.8

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Seville Classics 27.8″ Tilting Sit-Stand Height Adjustable Mobile Laptop Computer Desk Cart with Mouse Side Ergonomic Table

If you’re on the lookout for a easy sit-stand choice 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 beneath $50, unsurprisingly, you’re not getting a super-sturdy, good standing desk choice — however you’re getting a product that will get the job achieved (the job being: offering the choice to face whereas at your laptop), and on wheels besides. Assembly was straightforward sufficient, because the desk is light-weight, and although the flimsy hexagon key wrench proved a bit tough to make use of, we have been capable of 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 are able to’t think about you’d discover this essentially the most ergonomic product to make use of. We also needs to be aware that the desktop’s tilt is just not adjustable, i.e, you can’t place it parallel with the ground, and the handbook twist-lock knob generally is a bit annoying to make use of to make changes to heights. Bottom line: If you’re on a good funds and on the lookout for one thing that’ll permit you to take standing breaks occasionally, it is a completely sufficient answer. It’s a desk that’s maybe greatest suited to college students, kids, and people with minimal area.

Vivo Height 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 Height Adjustable 32-inch Standing Desk Converter

This Vivo converter was fairly comparable in each construct and performance to the Flexispot converter. Assembly required solely attaching the keyboard tray to the bottom, which was easy sufficient, and adjustment is managed by way of lever. It’s a regular 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 a couple of causes: We took worth into consideration, and the Vivo is offered solely in a single measurement, at a beginning worth of $119.99, versus Flexispot’s $99.99 for its 31-inch choice. (For $159.99, you may 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 larger 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. If you’re looking for a end that isn’t stable black, may make use of one other inch of top as a tradeoff for some desktop area, and also you’re prepared to shell out a bit more money, we expect the Vivo is a effective choice.

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

Ergo Desktop Kangaroo Pro Junior

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Ergo Desktop Kangaroo Pro Junior

This desktop converter is exclusive in its design, and we appreciated the twin ergonomics at play right here: Basically, the desktop work floor and your connected monitor regulate individually, permitting you to customise the setup extra so than usually doable 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 must mount your monitor, and although it took us a bit to determine the twist-knob scenario as a way to regulate our monitor, we no sooner received the dangle of it. However, we discovered the detachable stabilization leg to, initially, be fairly complicated, and in the end, a vital design flaw; whereas the adjustable rod is supposed to offer additional 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 Pro Junior does, nonetheless, take up minimal area, and when you’re working with a single monitor and a keyboard, we may see why you may be on this product.

High Rise Height Adjustable Electric Full Standing Desk DC840B (beginning at $499.99, initially $609.99; victortech.com)

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The spotlight of the Victor Technology’s High Rise standing — out there in 4-foot high or 3-foot high variations — incorporates a deep work area paired with varied top ranges. All of this allowed us to comfortably match a laptop computer, telephone, papers, water bottle and iPad with area to spare. Made from supplies together with wooden and steel, the construct is sturdy regardless of the peak at which it’s set. Taking lower than 20 minutes to assemble, the desk got here with instruments to place it collectively and simple instructions.

There’s a reminiscence perform which helps you to save 4 preferable heights — simply faucet the button and it adjusts to that precise top, ranging between 28.7 to 48 inches. Better but, for anybody who works round different folks, the desk is quiet when transferring between heights.

The High Rise does lack extra perks, like desktop customization, choices for extra equipment or a curved design just like the ApexDesk. The worth is similar to our top-ranked standing desks, however for a similar worth, many of these desks provide distinctive options that create an individualized expertise for purchasers, together with white board and laminate desktops.

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