Desks have caught my attention lately. With the never-ending pandemic, working from home isn’t an option for some of us that need to be in the office full time. It is amazing a desk can waste how much energy standing all day and not moving around at all.
The good news is that you don’t have to cut your working hours short; standing desks and treadmill desks (Yes, there is such a thing!) are here to help make it possible for people like me and you keep on working while we enjoy staying healthy at the same time.
Today we’re going to look at 10 of these exceptional new pieces of furniture with big promises: we will discover if they fulfill expectations, or just add up to the list of products that never saw daylight.
The UpStanding Desk: Affordable and Customizable
UpStanding Desk, an American company founded by a couple of former Apple engineers, is probably one of the most affordable standing desks in today’s market. It is also available with either black or white sides, as well as with two different colors for the tabletop.
To adjust the height of your Upstanding Desk, simply twist its central column to unlock it, then slide it up or down until you reach the level you want. To lock it in place again, just twist it until you see no gap between leg and column.
This is ideal if you have a smaller workspace, you can store the desk inside a drawer or even under your couch.
The Elevate Adjustable Height Desk by YAMAP: Affordable and Space-Saving
YAMAP, an online retailer that focuses on innovative products for working at home, makes the Elevate desk in Japan. Almost identical to UpStanding’s design, this desk also has two “legs” that hold one side up when collapsed, which allows for easy storage.
There are 4 color options available (black/white/silver/wood), with black pictured above being the most popular choice among buyers.
The Autonomous SmartDesk: Highly Customizable and Sleek Design
Made by a US company of the same name, the Autonomous Smart Desk is probably one of the most popular standing desks in today’s market. A lower version of this desk was even voted “Best of CES 2014” (the world’s largest consumer technology trade show) for its “unique industrial design”.
The Autonomous Smart Desk has five motorized legs with three memory presets to store your favorite heights, making it ideal for all kinds of users.
The UpWrite Height Adjustable Standing Desk: Affordable and Space-Saving
UpWrite is made by an American company of the same name, and it’s one of the most popular standing desks among bloggers. It has 5 color options to choose from, with black pictured above being the most popular choice among buyers.
Like many other adjustable standing desks on this list, UpWrite also has two “legs” that hold one side up when collapsed (making for easy storage) and five memory presets.
The StandDesk: Affordable and Customizable
StandDesk is another American company, founded by a couple of friends after they attended a hackathon in 2012. It has only one color option to choose from – white – but it also comes with three different tabletop options: tempered glass, bamboo, or maple.
What really makes the StandDesk stand out from other adjustable standing desks is that you can even purchase it as a treadmill desk!
The VariDesk: Solid and Adjustable
This is probably the most popular standing desk on Amazon among bloggers. With over 3,200 reviews and an average rating of 4/5 stars, this model is ideal for those looking for a sturdy and adjustable standing desk.
The 4-leg Varidesk has locking casters, making it easy to move around your workspace, and comes with an advanced dual-motor system that allows you to easily lift or lower its top surface (adjustable from 24.5″ to 50″).
The Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk: Customizable and Solid
Jarvis is a US company founded by 3 friends in 2013. Its major selling point is its bamboo top, which not only makes for a beautiful deck but also comes with additional benefits such as being more durable than most other hardwood types and more resistant to water damage (which means less warping).
There are several color options available for the Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk – black/blue/green/yellow / orange-and it also has three memory presets that allow you to quickly adjust your height without having to readjust everything manually each time.
The Uplift Standing Desk: Flexible and Customizable
Uplift is a US company founded in 2012 that offers height adjustable standing desks, sit-to-stand chairs, and treadmill desk converters. Because of this, they have collected over 1,000 reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4/5 stars. There are many color options available for the Uplift desk (black/white/silver) and it can be purchased as a classic or electric model.
The advantage of having a dual-motor system is that you can adjust your working surface from sitting to standing – in just 10 seconds – making no major adjustments. That way, you can quickly switch between both modes throughout your workday without wasting too much time.
What really sets the Uplift Standing Desk apart from most other adjustable desks is its Converge desktop, which allows you to place your keyboard on it with plenty of space left for easy access to various objects.
The Eureka Ergonomic Height Adjustable Desk: Solid and Affordable
Eureka is a US company founded in 2013 that offers height adjustable standing desks with granite tops, bamboo tops or laminate finishes. It comes with two different tabletop color options (black/white) and has three memory presets that allow you to quickly adjust your height without having to readjust everything manually each time.
The biggest advantage of an electric standing desk like this one might be it not taking too long to adjust its height – you can do it in a matter of seconds without breaking a sweat.
The New Heights Elegant Electric Standing Desk: Affordable and Flexible
New Heights is a US company founded in 2013 that offers height adjustable standing desks with bamboo tops. It comes with three different tabletop color options (black / silver/white) and has 3 memory presets that allow you to quickly adjust your height without having to readjust everything manually each time.
The NextDesk Terra: Adjustable and Made in the USA
NextDesk is a Californian company founded by two guys who wanted to design their own ergonomic desk but couldn’t seem to find anything on the market liked. Because of this, they started their own company and invented the Terra desk, which was quickly propelled to the number one spot on Amazon’s bestseller list.
The reason behind its success is that it comes with just about every feature you could want in an adjustable standing desk – speed-adaptive memory presets (you can adjust it from sitting to the standing mode in just 10 seconds), USB charging ports, cord cutouts for better cable management, etc.
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