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Standing Desks You Should Try

7 min read

By Katherine George

Most people spend more time sitting than they should. This is either a result of their job or just a sedentary lifestyle. For those of us who spend long periods of time sitting thanks to our desk job, a standing desk is a great solution. In this case, we can’t change the fact that we need to be in front of a computer for our work, but we can change how we use our computer!

Standing desks are becoming more and more popular, especially as people learn how bad sitting all day is for our overall health. Standing desks are becoming the norm not only in many offices, but also in people’s’ homes. If you’re interested in improving your work space by adding a standing desk, consider purchasing one of these 10 products…

Fully Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk

Jarvis has been a top pick for critics like Wire Cutter for several years now, and for good reason! The Fully Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk is one of the best overall standing desks because it checks all the right boxes. It has a wide range of adjustable heights to choose from, a long and dependable warranty, good customer support, and great stability at each height.

This standing desk has been tweaked over time to fit customers needs and is now one of the best products on the market. They improved stability at all heights and now include a wide variety of added customizations including desk drawers and monitor arms.

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Seville Classics Airlift Height Glass Electric Standing Desk with Drawer

The Seville Classic is a personal favorite because it doesn’t take up too much space, but it still provides plenty of workspace. You can fit a monitor and laptop, along a keyboard and mouse, and still have some leftover workspace. This desk is available in a modern white and an electric motor to lift the desk between three different height settings. This desk can easily move from 29- to 47-inches in height. It also includes dual USB ports that are handy for charging a phone or tablet while you work.

Another big selling point with this desk is that it comes with a built-in storage drawer. The drawer has a single divider to separate pens and markers from larger items like a tablet or stationary items. It’s easy to assembly with a building time of only 15-minutes from beginning to finish. You can purchase this desk from the Seville Classics website for only $399.99!

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Devaise Crank Desk

The Devaise Crank Desk is a good option for anyone who’s not interested in paying top dollar just for an electric desk. Especially when you can just crank it yourself! Just like it sounds, you have to manually crank this desk in order to get it to a standing height. It’s available in two different color options: black or white and it can easily adjust between the height of 29- and 45-inches.

It’s the perfect desk for anyone who’s working from home because it offers a nice wide workspace with lots of room for a computer and any other accessories. It reaches a width of 55-inches which should be more than enough space for the average person. You can purchase it through the Devaise website or on Amazon for $259.99.

Flexispot M2MG

This standing desk is a little fancier than some of the other desks on this list thanks to it’s beautiful mahogany material. The Flexispot M2MG is 35-inches wide which is more than enough room for most people. It comes with a keyboard tray to make typing more comfortable and it has 12 different height options so it appeals to a range of people who stand at different heights.

It’s a little pricey, but actually more affordable than many of the other desks on the market. The Flexispot M2MG is priced at only $279.99.

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Vivo Height Adjustable Standing Desk

Do you already own a desk that fits perfectly into your space? If that’s the case, then the Vivo Height Adjustable Standing Desk is probably your best option because instead of coming as a complete desk, it’s actually just a desk converter. This means it has the ability to turn an already existing desk into a standing desk.

The Vivo Height Adjustable Standing Desk comes in different sizes and is available in either a manual or electric version. It’s convenient for everyday use and can be moved from surface to surface which means you’re not constrained to one area in your home or office. The Vivo desk converter is equipped with a keyboard tray and a workspace that is big enough to fit both a laptop and computer monitor. It’s also super easy to assemble which is definitely a key selling point for many people. You can purchase this product on Amazon for just under $150.

Uplift V2-Commercial Standing Desk

The Uplift V2-Commercial Standing Desk is Wire Cutter’s top pick for 2020 standing desks due to its performance. According to Wire Cutter, this desk reacts quickly to any of the three control keypads and does very well to reduce any wobbling as it moves from one height to the next. This is a result of it’s design which includes a crossbar and thick legs. This desk also has the ability to go about 3-inches lower than most other standing desks, so it’s a good fit for people shorter than 5-foot-2. Yet, it also meets the requirements for people who are as tall as 6-foot-6!

In addition to all this, the Uplift V2 Standing Desk has a lot of curb appeal too. It was designed to be very sleek and minimalist with a 1-inch thick bamboo desktop. Looking for something a little more personalized? Customize this desk to your preference by choosing from one of 19 different color options, including four different frame colors. There are also plenty of add-on accessories, as well.

ApexDesk Elite

For many online critics, the ApexDesk Elite is considered to be the best value for your money. The 60-inch width version of this product operates as a fully adjustable standing desk with anything and everything you’d want in a standing desk. It comes with a control unit that has memory presets, so you don’t have to continuously set your height. Designed for comfort in mind, ApexDesk has all the ergonomic detailing in its shape, edges and even has a feature that helps manage cables.

While it’s a little more pricey than some of the other options on this list, it’s worth every penny and is still cheaper than some of the other fancy products out there. You can purchase the ApexDesk Elite 60” for $599 on the ApexDesk website. As an added bonus, this product ships free and comes with a solid warranty.

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Techni Mobili Adjustable Height Laptop Cart

This product is perfect for anyone who is working with limited space and wants to maximize their space. It’s also a good option for someone who is just working with a laptop. The Techni Mobili Adjustable Height Laptop Cart comes with built in storage, in addition to its large working surface. Plus — it moves around! It’s also slim in stature so it doesn’t take up a lot of space which is not the case with many of the other standing desks on this list. You can easily adjust its height from 28-inches to 43 with its dual adjustment knobs.

One of the biggest selling points for this product is that you can take this workspace wherever you need it. Want to work in front of the television? No problem! It’s a good option for anyone who is working in a small area or who might be sharing their workspace with others because it’s so adaptable. Still unsure? This price will win you over. It’s available for only $83.25 on the Techni Mobili website.

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Varidesk ProDesk 60 Electric

This standing desk is not only durable, but also nice and sturdy. Standing desks often lose their stability as they move from their normal height to a standing height. Varidesk has managed to provide one of the sturdiest standing desks on the market.

While this desk may be a little more expensive, you get what you pay for. We’ve included it on this list because for some people, this level of quality is worth the extra money. The Varidesk ProDesk comes with a programmable height adjuster and is completely electronic. No time wasted cranking this desk! It’s available for $795 on Amazon.

SHW Electric Adjustable Computer Desk

If you’re looking for something a little more affordable, the SHW Electric Adjustable Computer Desk is the way to go. Not only is this desk affordable, but you don’t have to compromise functionality for price. If you look this desk up on Amazon, customers rated it 4.2 out of 5 stars which is pretty good! The common theme among reviewers was that the price was great (around $299) and the assembly is easy. Another person regarded how sturdy the desk is and that it works great.

The SHW Electric Adjustable Computer Desk comes with quick adjustable height settings that operate thanks to a motorized lift.

Senior Managing Editor

Katherine is the Senior Managing Editor of ActiveBeat and Childhood. She is constantly striving to live a more active and healthy life, from eating healthy, exercising, and just spending more time outdoors. She enjoys cooking (with wine), walking her dog, reading, and recently joined a yoga studio!

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