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Greatest 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 soft workplace area or classroom for a work-from-home area — one which will or could not have existed pre-pandemic. Carving out a cushty 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 fascinated with 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 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 one of the best standing desks and converters in the marketplace, finally 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 when it comes to 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 Collection 60” (beginning at $599.99) is a sturdy, beautiful standing desk obtainable 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 coated grommets to handle your wires.

The Uplift V2-Business Standing Desk (beginning at $549.99) gives 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 lovely towards any decor scheme.

The SHW Electrical Top-Adjustable Pc Desk ($238.87) is a surprisingly purposeful, sturdy desk at an extremely reasonably priced value, 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 Top-Adjustable Standing Desk Converter (beginning at $99.99) is a wonderful converter that’s obtainable in a number of sizes to accommodate a variety of workspaces. Each its desktop and keyboard tray present ample area, and it adjusts with the push of a lever.

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ApexDesk Elite Collection 60″

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

To be frank, all the electrical standing desks we examined throughout the $500 to $650 beginning value vary had solely minor discrepancies in perform and construct that we may decide from on a regular basis use. Meeting occasions and readability of directions various maybe essentially the most, however generally, they had been all sturdy, purposeful desks that transfer up and down easily and may be programmed to 4 reminiscence presets. They did range a bit when it comes to 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 one of the best general standing desk, particularly at its value 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 peak 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 prime 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 mostly not more than 10 kilos and a 16-inch MacBook Professional weighs in below 5 kilos, with a dual-monitor setup you’ll be nicely below the restrict and have capability for lots different gear, books and the like. Its sturdiness each backward and forward and entrance to again in any respect heights was unmatched — we seen practically no wobble in any respect — 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, 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 — somewhat below an hour — as a result of it arrived in 4 bins (together with the cable administration tray) and has numerous elements to construct. Directions had been clear, and a Phillips screwdriver is required; it’s actually useful to have two individuals tag group meeting, although tackling it solo is doable.

The place the ApexDesk Elite Collection misplaced factors was in its LED show keypad, which shows desk peak in full-inch increments reasonably than the 0.1-inch increments we noticed on the opposite electrical standing desks we examined at this value level. Which means that whether or not the desk is standing at 40.1 or 40.7 inches excessive, the show will nonetheless learn “40.” Should you’re utilizing the reminiscence perform to program a most well-liked peak, that exact peak you set can be programmed, although the quantity on the display screen 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 contemplate it a deal-breaker by any means.

The desk is accessible in two sizes, 60×30” and 71×33”, each of which offer ample area for 2 displays, a laptop computer, a keyboard after which some. (Should you’re working with a smaller area that won’t simply accommodate a 60-inch desktop, nevertheless, we’d suggest our decide for greatest customizable possibility, the Uplift, which gives a slew of customizable choices, together with desktops beginning at simply 42” huge.) Whereas we had been a fan of the elegant look of the purple apple colorway, the ApexDesk can be provided in six different desktop colours, all constructed of MDF wooden: black, white, walnut, mild oak, plus teakwood and grey (for the 71-inch desk solely). Word that solely black and white are presently in inventory for the 60-inch desk, however the others can be obtainable in mid-December.

With a two-year guarantee on motor and shifting elements and a five-year guarantee on non-electric elements, the ApexDesk Elite Collection is a strong, purposeful, ergonomic standing desk that can simply develop into the centerpiece of any room or workplace area.

Uplift V2-Commercial Standing Desk

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Uplift V2-Business Standing Desk

The Uplift V2-Business 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 greater heights, however nothing that interfered with our capacity to make use of it comfortably. The place it actually shines, nevertheless, is in its many choices for personalisation.

We examined the smallest obtainable desktop dimension, 42×30”, an ideal possibility 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 if you happen to’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 normal 60×30” desktop dimension an additional $110, 72×30” will run you an additional $210, and the huge 80×30” desktop brings you to a complete beginning value of $849.

Then, you’ve obtained a staggering 22 desktop finishes to select from (together with a whiteboard possibility, which might be enjoyable for the kiddos). We examined the walnut laminate, and couldn’t be extra happy with its high quality and look. Strong wooden and bamboo choices are additionally obtainable, in addition to a contoured form in 4 finishes; that can run the value tag up a bit greater than the contoured ApexDesk on the similar dimension, which is why the latter finally took prime 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 shops) for a further $39 or add two for $69.

As for the keypad, there are alternatives right here too (colours being one in every of them): The usual desk gives a no-frills keypad with simply an up and down arrow. You possibly can improve to the “superior consolation keypad” — akin to what the ApexDesk comes normal 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 by 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 may be set to 30-, 60 and 120-minute intervals, plus a baby 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 organising the reminiscence presets. However after some tinkering and common use, we did get the cling of it. TL;DR: You’ll positively must seek the advice of the instruction handbook for find out how to use this keypad, and presumably reset it a number of occasions.

Like our prime decide, the Uplift arrived in 4 separate bins, and meeting took practically an hour as a consequence of all of the elements required. Word that the directions supplied embody these for 2 totally different fashions of the desk, so that you’ll simply need to be sure to comply with the directions for the actual mannequin you’ve bought. A Phillips screwdriver is important, and once more, due to how heavy-duty its elements are, it’s positively useful to borrow a second set of palms 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 probably the greatest warranties of all of the desks we examined, which is 10 years for the body parts, mechanical elements, motors and electrical parts, and 5 years for the desktop.

Should you’re searching for a top-of-the-line standing desk designed precisely to your specs that can final years to return, the Uplift V2-Business Standing Desk is the desk for you.

SHW Electric Height-Adjustable Computer Desk

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SHW Electrical Top-Adjustable Pc Desk

Should you’re on a good finances — otherwise you’re simply searching for a standing desk to make use of quickly or occasionally — there’s not a greater possibility below $250 than the SHW Electrical Top-Adjustable Pc Desk.

First off, we had been stunned by simply how sturdy this reasonably priced desk was as soon as assembled, with minimal wobble from entrance to again and aspect to aspect in any respect heights. Meeting was easy-breezy, clocking it at roughly 25 minutes when all was stated and completed (word that you just’ll want a Phillips screwdriver). The desk is light-weight sufficient to maneuver round a room with one set of palms, 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 a few of the different 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 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 normal with one small, uncovered grommet on the left again nook in addition to an under-desk mesh tray on the entrance.

We must always word that the desktop is definitely two planks of wooden reasonably than one strong piece because the product pictures could lead you to imagine.

This desk effectively supported our monitor, laptop computer, books, desk crops and extra — together with a spry cat steadily leaping on and off of it — with out situation. It’s provided in only one dimension, 47.25×24”, a bonus for anybody working with restricted area for his or her workplace setup. The desktop is accessible in black, oak, mild 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 a number 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.

Certain, it appears to be like and feels a bit cheaper than the $500+ fashions in our pool, and, nicely, that’s as a result of it’s. However if you happen to’re searching for one of the best electrical standing desk at an under-$250 value level that’s sturdy and simply goes up and down as promised, with presets for a number of customers — and notably if you happen to’re a fan of the metric system — you may’t go improper with this SHW desk.

Flexispot Height-Adjustable Standing Desk Converter

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Flexispot Top-Adjustable Standing Desk Converter

Should you’re out there for a riser that can convert your normal desk right into a standing one, we suggest the Flexispot Top-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 somewhat 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 had been additionally impressed by the strong development, experiencing minimal, if any, wobble whereas in use. It additionally arrived with cable ties to assist with twine administration.

This converter is accessible in eight widths, from 27” to 47” (you could find the bigger fashions right here) to accommodate a wide range of workspace sizes. Word, nevertheless, that it is just obtainable in black. We examined the 35” mannequin, which may 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 normal riser, a easy lever connected to a hydraulic machine is used to lift it up or down, with a most peak, from prime 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 needed. For that cause, 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 comfy to make use of in each means.

The converter comes with a five-year guarantee for the body and desktop, and a three-year guarantee for the fuel spring system and different mechanisms, which appears greater than truthful 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 period 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 had been and if any particular instruments had been wanted. As soon as every electrical standing desk was totally 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 a minimum of three full workdays and punctiliously famous how every desk carried out when it comes to ease of changes and ergonomics. Total, we evaluated them on what we thought of 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 value of every desk with regard to the options it delivered on, to find out our closing winners.

We broke the testing into the next classes and subcategories:

Operate

  • Consolation: We made word of whether or not the desk supplied correct ergonomics in any respect heights, and, the place relevant, in each sitting and standing positions.
  • Variety of totally different peak changes: We famous the vary of heights the desk was able to 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 backward and forward: We famous how a lot the desk wobbled, if all of it, backward and forward.
  • Group: We famous if the desk got here normal with any slots/grommets to arrange wires, cable administration trays, additional shops. and so on.

Construct

  • Construct high quality: We appeared 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 of the time it took to unbox and totally assemble the desk, how clear the directions had been, if any particular instruments had been needed 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 appeared in a room/house workplace, if it was obtainable in numerous colours and in that case, what number of.
  • Dimension: We famous how a lot gear may match on the desk, how a lot room it took up and whether or not it was obtainable in a couple of dimension and in that case, what number of.

Guarantee

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

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

  • Operate had a most of fifty factors: consolation (15 factors); variety of totally different peak changes (10 factors); ease of changes (10 factors); sturdiness entrance to again (5 factors); sturdiness backward and forward (5 factors); group (5 factors).
  • Construct had a most of fifty 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 (0 factors); two to 3 years (2 factors); 5 or extra years (5 factors).

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

Fully Jarvis EcoTop Standing Desk

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Totally Jarvis EcoTop Standing Desk

Let it’s identified that we adored this desk, for myriad causes. A more recent mannequin produced by Totally’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 Normal. Past this new desktop, it’s similar in construct and performance to the customer-favorite (and likewise earth-friendly) Jarvis Totally Bamboo Standing Desk — and it’s straightforward to see why it’s so beloved. It scored prime 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 — in keeping with Totally, it could actually assist upwards of 350 kilos — although a bit extra wobbly backward and forward at greater heights than our greatest general decide. Just like the Uplift’s guarantee, Jarvis desks are coated 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 injury brought on by improper meeting, disassembly or restore.

Finally, this desk misplaced factors when it got here to meeting. It was some of the 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. Whereas the EcoTop options two uncovered grommets on the again corners in your cables, if you happen to’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 accessible in six sizes, and in black and white finishes.

This can be a strong desk — and was certainly a strong contender for winner — notably if you happen to 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 every of our favorites, the Vari is a traditional electrical standing desk, and there’s a cause — nicely, many causes — why you will 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 prime 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 peak of 25” to a most of fifty.2” (the very best most peak 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 must seek the advice of an instruction handbook for that. And whereas there wasn’t a lot distinction amongst all our standing desks when it comes to 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 accessible 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 reasonably a barely indented again do you have to need to place it flush towards the wall, so that you’ll nonetheless have area for all of your cables to comfortably cling; 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 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

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 may be — 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 needed. Due to this, it’s a very good possibility for college students residing in dorms, or anybody else who could also be shifting round rather a lot and have minimal desktop area to work with. Disassembling is simply as easy if it’s good to rapidly get it out of the way in which and retailer it in a nook with out taking over a lot area 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 aspect to aspect. 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 a number of classes, nevertheless: It’s obtainable 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 frightened we’d snag the material of our sleeve on it (a legitimate concern amongst reviewers as nicely, as we later realized). Due to the shortage of grips on the base, relying on the floor beneath it, it might be susceptible to sliding, though we had no points on this regard. And, given its distinctive design, it’s not essentially the most ideally suited product if two or extra individuals of various heights are sharing use of it, as you’ve take away the piece of wooden and manually transfer it to a distinct slot if you happen to’d like to alter up the changes, which is straightforward 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, much like the SHW. It’s obtainable in black, white and mahogany finishes, and whereas it does look fairly modern, and the desktop is certainly one strong piece reasonably than two slender items assembled aspect by aspect, for a similar value 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 to be able to know what peak you’re standing at (if that’s essential to you), you’ll must tack on one other $90 for the “normal” 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 vital wobble as soon as totally assembled, principally backward and forward 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 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 right 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 Top Adjustable Cell Laptop computer Pc 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 Top Adjustable Cell Laptop computer Pc Desk Cart with Mouse Facet Ergonomic Desk

Should you’re searching for a easy sit-stand possibility with sufficient room in 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 completed (the job being: offering the choice to face whereas at your pc), and on wheels as well. Meeting was straightforward sufficient, because the desk is light-weight, and although the flimsy hexagon key wrench proved a bit troublesome to make use of, we had 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 if you happen to’re above, say, 5’9”, we will’t think about you’d discover this essentially the most ergonomic product to make use of. We must also word that the desktop’s tilt is just not adjustable, i.e, you can not place it parallel with the ground, and the handbook twist-lock knob is usually a bit annoying to make use of to make changes to heights. Backside line: Should you’re on a good finances and searching for one thing that’ll permit you to take standing breaks once in a while, it is a completely ample resolution. It’s a desk that’s maybe greatest suited to college students, youngsters, and people with minimal area.

Vivo Top 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 Top Adjustable 32-inch Standing Desk Converter

This Vivo converter was fairly related 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 by way of lever. It’s an ordinary desk riser, and we discovered its sturdiness to rival Flexispot’s as nicely, however finally we didn’t choose it as a winner for a number of causes: We took worth into consideration, and the Vivo is accessible solely in a single dimension, at a beginning value of $119.99, versus Flexispot’s $99.99 for its 31-inch possibility. (For $159.99, you may snag the Vivo in mild 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 peak of 19.5,” one inch greater than our profitable converter does. It comes with two cable clips to stay to the underside of the product, and it has a three-year guarantee. Should you’re searching for a end that isn’t strong black, may make use of one other inch of peak as a tradeoff for some desktop area, and also you’re keen to shell out a bit more money, we predict the Vivo is a fantastic 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 connected monitor alter individually, permitting you to customise the setup extra so than sometimes potential with a conventional 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 state of affairs to be able to alter our monitor, we no sooner obtained the cling of it. Nonetheless, we discovered the detachable stabilization leg to, initially, be fairly complicated, and finally, a vital design flaw; whereas the adjustable rod is supposed to offer additional stability to your desktop in any respect heights, we discovered it troublesome to remain put, and finally not a dependable supply of stability in spite of everything. The Kangaroo Professional Junior does, nevertheless, take up minimal area, and if you happen to’re working with a single monitor and a keyboard, we may see why you may be on this product.

Excessive Rise Top Adjustable Electrical Full Standing Desk DC840B (beginning at $499.99, initially $609.99; victortech.com)

The spotlight of the Victor Expertise’s Excessive Rise standing — obtainable in 4-foot prime or 3-foot prime variations — encompasses a deep work area paired with numerous peak ranges. All of this allowed us to comfortably match a laptop computer, cellphone, papers, water bottle and iPad with area to spare. Created from supplies together with wooden and steel, the construct is sturdy irrespective 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 peak, ranging between 28.7 to 48 inches. Higher but, for anybody who works round different individuals, the desk is quiet when shifting between heights.

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

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