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10 Best Standing Desks for Home Offices

10 Best Standing Desks for Home Offices

Dwight Pavlovic
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With a number of health and workplace benefits to its name, the adjustable standing desk has become increasingly popular over the last few years. And as we all recognize the importance of comfort and ergonomics in the workplace, you may be curious about the features that make up the best standing desk.
Today, we’ll offer a stack of thorough standing desk reviews, starting with a pair of affordable converters then moving up to both premium and l-shaped options.
  1. TaoTronics standing desk converter
  2. Flexispot stand-up desk converter
  3. Flexispot standing desk
  4. Ikea Skarsta sit/stand desk
  5. Jarvis Bamboo standing desk
  6. Seville Classics AIRLIFT Pro S3 desk
  7. Uplift V2 standing desk
  8. ApexDesk Elite Series Electric standing desk
  9. Vari Electric standing desk
  10. Corner Ryzen standing desk
But first, let’s take a look at the health and workplace benefits of using a standing desk.

Advantages of a standing desk

Standing desks are designed to add variety to your physical routine by reducing time spent in a sedentary position. You burn more calories while standing and also avoid the energy valleys associated with sitting through long work periods. Also, while some benefits are unique to the individual, many users report experiencing reduced back and joint pain, along with increased energy.
If the idea of standing all through your workday sounds a little cumbersome, you’ll be happy to know that converters and adjustable desks allow you to easily switch between seated and standing positions. This lets you shift the height as your workflow or physical preferences change throughout the day.
Adjustability is an important part of why standing desks are so much more common these days, so keep it in mind if you want the option to easily change up how you work. Fortunately, most of the options we’ll cover are height adjustable. They’re often indicated by terms like “sit/stand” or “lifting.”

1. TaoTronics standing desk converter

The TaoTronics standing desk converter is a compact and affordable option designed to help elevate your laptop setup into a standing scenario. It offers 5 lift settings that range from 3 to 15 inches, allowing you to choose your ideal standing height. It also supports up to 33 lbs, but it’s not intended to elevate a desktop or large displays.
The trim measurements mean it’s easy to convert your primary workspace while preserving the rest of your desk arrangement. You can also collapse it entirely, making it easy to store. The entire converter is only 4.5 inches tall when folded, which means it takes up minimal office space if stored on its side.
Overall, converters are a simple way to achieve the best of both worlds: an option to mix up your work and physical routine, plus continued access to the rest of your familiar workspace. They’re also more affordable at checkout, and a simpler configuration means fewer potential hardware issues to troubleshoot over the life of the device.
Key features:
  • Sit/Stand Converter
  • Under $100
  • Collapsible
  • Increase height by up to 15 inches

2. Flexispot stand-up desk converter

The Flexispot stand-up desk converter offers an increased maximum height and expanded hardware support. The 2 tiered platforms can accommodate more of your peripheral devices, with plenty of room for your laptop and even a second display on the rear platform.
The Flexispot converter also has some size advantages, with four available physical configurations at 28, 32, 35, and 42 inches. Larger options are particularly useful for multi-display setups or if you’d like to dedicate the lower platform as a keyboard, mouse, and accessory area. It’s available in black or with an imitation mahogany finish.
Key features:
  • Sit/stand converter
  • Under $100
  • Collapsible
  • Increase height by up to 17 inches

3. Flexispot standing desk

The Flexispot standing desk is a popular and affordable entry-level standing desk with its own motorized lift system. For this article, we’re covering the 48 x 30-inch model, but it’s available in several distinct size configurations and a variety of colors. They all feature a height range of 28 to 47.6 inches.
The industrial-grade steel frame supports a much bigger load than our previous entries; up to 154 lbs of hardware, storage, or whatever else fits into your workspace. There’s also additional storage beneath the desk.
Key features:
  • Electric standing desk
  • Under $300
  • Height range: 28 to 47.6 inches
  • Supports up to 154 lbs

4. Ikea Skarsta sit/stand desk

For a more tactile and energizing use experience, the Ikea Skarsta sit/stand desk provides a stylish, simple look. Instead of a motorized lift system, the Skarsta incorporates a right or left-side mountable crank that engages upper-body muscles during height adjustment. This model offers 47.25 x 27.5 inches of desk space and two color options, but you can shop around for other configurations in the Ikea store.
The crank-style mechanism isn’t for everyone, but it’s a great option if you’re primarily interested in a standing desk for the health benefits. And if you do spend long periods sitting or standing at the desk, the crank is an easy way to work unused muscles in between tasks.
Key features:
  • Crank-style standing desk
  • Under $250
  • Height range: 27.5 to 47.25 inches
  • Supports up to 110 lbs

5. Jarvis Bamboo standing desk

Another popular option, the Jarvis Bamboo standing desk is well-liked for its wood-style desktop and conscientious design, with leg supports set back to accommodate users and more specialized storage. It’s available in a natural and dark bamboo finish, as well as a variety of other size configurations. It starts at 30 x 24 inches and goes up to 78 x 30 inches.
This Jarvis option is also popular for its serious weight capacity of up to 350 lbs. That’s more than enough for most computer setups and just about anything else you may need. You can also customize tons of details and add extra accessories during checkout, making it a comprehensive solution at a relatively accessible price point.
Key features:
  • Electric standing desk
  • Under $600
  • Height range: 24.5 to 50 inches
  • Supports up to 350 lbs

6. Seville Classics AIRLIFT Pro S3

If you’re less concerned about weight or aesthetics, the Seville Classics AIRLIFT Pro S3 is a versatile option that nearly tops our list for optional color and finish combinations. It also offers a winning maximum height with an adjustable range of 25.6 to 51.4 inches.
The digital readout supports easy adjustment and comes with four memory settings, so you don’t have to bother with finding the right height each time you shift your desk height. It also supports up 265 lbs of desktop weight, so you aren’t sacrificing too much capacity compared to other models.
Key features:
  • Electric standing desk
  • Under $600
  • Height Range: 25.6 to 51.4 inches
  • Supports up to 265 lbs

7. Uplift V2 standing desk

Loaded with even more color customization and size options, the Uplift V2 standing desk is available in three frame styles to support a variety of workspaces. It even comes in a variety of builds, with bamboo, laminate, and solid wood options to consider.
Offering a maximum weight capacity of 355 lbs, the Uplift V2 narrowly beats out the Jarvis desk in its load bearing capability. It has a competitive price point and other great specs, too, making it a great candidate for the best sit/stand desk on the market. Keep in mind that larger configurations and solid wood desktops will cost a good bit more than the starting price.
Key features:
  • Electric standing desk
  • Under $600
  • Height range: 24.3 to 49.9 inches
  • Supports up to 355 lbs

8. ApexDesk Elite Series electric standing desk

With a 71 x 33-inch desktop space, the ApexDesk Elite Series electric standing desk is large and accommodating for its starting price. It also offers a manageable list of color customization options. Compared to the rest of our list, it comes with a well-rounded balance of features for its price point.
The ApexDesk performs well with a quick and quiet lifting system. Its top weight support is a high 255 lbs, while its full height range is 29 to 49 inches. These are similar features to other options on our list, but this desk features a cut-out section on the front edge to maximize surface area and promote ease of access.
Key features:
  • Electric standing desk
  • Under $700
  • Height range: 29 to 49 inches
  • Supports up to 255 lbs

9. Vari electric standing desk

The Vari electric standing desk is another strong candidate that balances premium features and costs, with reclaimed wood construction as a standard option. That makes it a standout on this list, because this type of real-wood construction typically adds to your checkout price. Alongside reclaimed wood, you can choose between white and black or dark and “butcher block”-style wood builds.
For specs, it features one of the best height ranges on our list at 25.5 to 50.5 inches. It also has a respectable maximum suggested load of 200 lbs. Vari sets their standing desk up with four memory settings and a quiet-operating dual motor system, too, making it a breeze to use.
Key features:
  • Electric standing desk
  • Under $700
  • Height range: 25.5 to 50.5 inches
  • Supports up to 200 lbs

10. Corner Ryzen standing desk

Looking for a more substantial option? The Corner Ryzen standing desk offers the benefits of a motorized lift and extra workspace, adding a third leg and a third motor for the best possible support. The frame is gray steel, while the tabletop is currently offered in a dozen varieties, from soft white to midnight maple.
It features a height range of 23.5 to 49 inches, with optional width adjusters so you can optimize your legroom. The Corner Ryzen also boasts great weight support of up to 330 lbs.
Key features:
  • Electric corner standing desk
  • Under $1,000
  • Height range: 23.5 to 49 inches
  • Supports up to 330 lbs

Conclusion

Now that we offered a few standing desk reviews, all you have to do is pick the model that best suits your situation. Choosing the best standing desk depends a lot on the nature of your workspace, but also on your style and routine.
Want more customization options to make your space your own? Consider one of HP’s laptop stands or display mounts to even better optimize the way you get things done.
About the Author: Dwight Pavlovic is a contributing writer for HP® Tech Takes. Dwight is a music and technology writer based out of West Virginia.

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