Adjustable Desktops

The StandDesk was produced by millennials, is marketed directly at millennials, and has been gobbled up by millennials in remarkable volumes. While it carries a ten-year guarantee (the longest of any kind of Chinese-made base), in this instance it’s not necessarily a dependable indication of the expected valuable life of the lifting columns. But also for the rate, the StandDesk is a fantastic lower-cost alternative to the UpLift, Jarvis as well as other Chinese-made desks. Despite its security problems this is a far better item than the Autonomous SmartDesk or IKEA Bekant might ever before want to be, as well as a good value on the whole. It’s the mid-priced offering in the wide group of Chinese-made workdesks that is swaying customers from both its less costly as well as more expensive peers.

StandDesk Construction, Setup, as well as Gizmos

Building the desk is rather direct if you follow the detailed directions. All of the screws, bolts, washing machines, as well as spring washing machines can be found in separate bags that are marked with their location: table top, structure, and also spares. There’s a consisted of hex tool for attaching all of the screws right into the structure, or, appear a hex bit right into your power tool– simply take care not to over-tighten.

All of the parts have an excellent quality finish to them with rounded corners to stay clear of cut hands. Below is a shot of all the screws that are fastened to the leg assembly– it’s not going anywhere!


The foot setting up likewise consists of height-adjustable turning gears to support the front-to-back movement of the desk, which was very helpful for the carpeted home office flooring. I’m additionally making use of a floor mat to safeguard the rug from chair wheel damages at resting height, and push the chair back when I’m transitioning to standing elevation.


The deluxe controller was worth the investment. The switches are all variable pressure programmed, implying the backwards and forwards arrowheads will readjust the height by 1/10th of an inch with a single press, or constantly adjust the height by about 0.7 inches per 2nd if you hold the button for two secs. The memory buttons are similar in style: push to recall the height setup, or hold the button down for five seconds to save a brand-new height value. I’m utilizing button 1 for my sitting setting as well as button 4 for my standing position, which offers me 2 as well as 3 for anything I may require in the future.


Utilizing my Standdesk

I’ve been using the brand-new workdesk for a couple of weeks and also have made a note of my initial impacts:

The electric motors are quiet yet can be listened to in the following room over. It takes possibly 25 seconds for the desk to fully shift from sitting to standing based upon my presets.
I use an Ergotron side-by-side check arm (specifically this LX model), triggering the desk to obtain a little rough when I move my weight against the key-board. In knowledge, I need to have acquired the crossbar upgrade for my desk after identifying the weight of my displays. If you plan to do a dual screen setup, obtain the crossbar.

Since gravity presses the discs in a human spinal column, I require to raise the desk higher in the early morning as well as lower it in the evening.

An anti-fatigue floor covering is absolutely important for long period of time standing. I purchased an Octagonal mat from SmartCells, making use of rubber “cells” that are envisioned listed below.


In spite of any troubles I may have had with the phone or the cookie-cutter design, practically every one of those problems washed away as soon as I really got down to utilizing this thing.

Although I didn’t think it was even possible, the StandDesk in some way manages to be even more steady than the Jarvis, both at resting and also standing elevations. A lot of days I like to run my Jarvis at max height while pressed versus my wall; not necessarily because it’s that unsteady, but even if I want as much stability as I can obtain.

The StandDesk one ups the gambit even additionally, confirming to be equally as constant on its own at standing height as the Jarvis is with wall support. This is all without the company’s bar enhancement, which they claim adds even more security when acquired as a part of the bundle deal.When it comes to weight tolerance, the StandDesk shares yet a lot more statistics with the Jarvis, being ranked for approximately 350 lbs of weight ability.

I have actually been making use of the desk for concerning 3 weeks now for daily work (and adhering to standing desk finest methods), whether it’s inputting out evaluations such as this one from our desktop computer or a laptop computer periodically. The desk holds up well against non-coastered drinks, and also the finish on top of the desk still really feels equally as smooth as well as glossy as the day I opened it despite days of sweaty wrists wresting on it as well as several clean downs with a rag.

Though I never purposefully try to dent any type of workdesks too hard, during some lighter tests (tossing a collection of tricks onto it from a distance, for example), it still stood up without a lot of visible signs of damages.

When I gauged the noise result of the desk while it rose from a sitting setting to standing and back once more, it was by much the quietest we’ve checked. I can barely get it to make more than concerning 9.5 dB of noise, so if your largest worry is the whirr of your electric motor, this is absolutely the one for you.

Client service

Currently, usually I do not consist of much about the customer support support of any kind of given business, just because I feel that as a whole if a product functions the means its meant to, I should not ever have a reason to call them to begin with. And also while I desire I could state that held true throughout my experience with StandDesk, I just can not complete this review without stating the numerous, seemingly unlimited troubles I came across attempting to get my desk created.

For beginners, the desk I was sent really did not have any type of memory phone included originally, which implied I had no chance of in fact managing the up/down function on the desk itself. I called StandDesk regarding this concern, who got back to me around a day later on with an apology and a pledge that a brand-new one would certainly be shipped soon.

Standdesk review handset

The resource of all our issues …
Concerning four days later a phone got here in the mail. The mobile phone at first switched on, yet it had not been long prior to I observed that none of the programmable buttons worked, nor did the down button, however, for some reason the “memory” button took care of the down function simply great. I spoke to the company once more, and they excused the mixup and also said they would certainly have a brand-new panel and control box out to me within the week.

Over 2 weeks later my brand-new panel and control box got here. Once I mounted them both the desk finally began functioning the means it was intended to, but not after almost a month of waiting and to and fro with a company that could not bear in mind to ship a core part of their product inside the exact same box from the start.

Points to Think about

Despite its bankable functions, this stand up workdesk additionally has its very own disadvantages. Because no particular stand workdesk can catch all of the functions that you might require, you might consider these in your decision-making.

Lack of a Crossbar as criterion

Not having a supporting bar is absolutely not a deal-breaker, particularly taking into consideration some of our various other favored desks such as the Completely Jarvis additionally do not have one. As a matter of fact, this desk does have one if you desire, yet it is a paid add-on (more on this later too).

The bar is seen by some as an obstacle, making it more challenging to put your legs pleasantly below the desk. Others, on the other hand, discover that they offer included security, often vital when desks are totally expanded.

We have not review any kind of issues of the stability of this workdesk, so we do not believe its something to actually be concerned about, although if you really wanted a desk with a crossbar after that we advise you take a look at the Varidesk ProDesk 60 Electric.

StandDesk does offer a different add-on crossbar that you can include to the desk on your own, just for an additional $49.95.


The security of a standing desk is one of one of the most essential aspects of these desks. Without a steady workdesk you’ll locate it hard to focus, which might cause you becoming much less interested in making use of the desk at standing elevation. To obtain the most effective return on your financial investment, you’ll wish to be happy when using the desk.

Because the StandDesk Simple is the initial desk that I have tested with an optional cross support, I will break down my stability examinations right into two areas. Both tests will certainly consist of the typical front to back rocking test and an entrusted to appropriate wobble. The initial will lack the cross assistance and the secondly will certainly be with it. Simply to keep in mind, states that the addition of the cross assistance can increase stability by up to 15%. I have no suggestion just how they thought of that number.

Without Cross Support

Left to Right: The wobble examination was a different scenario. StandDesk Simple was the 2nd desk that I examined that wobbled at the bottom with weight on the desktop. The very first was the IKEA Bekant. By the time it reached 36″ the rocking movement misbehaved. Beyond this point it would affect your job.

With Cross Support

Front to Back: Including the cross support does not affect the rocking movement. The StandDesk Simple began to experienced a rocking movement at 36″. By 41″ the shaking motion was bad.

Entrusted to Right: Including the cross support to the StandDesk enhanced the wobble movement for reduced elevations. With the cross assistance the wobble movement really did not start up until you reached 35″. By 39″ the wobble motion ended up being negative.

Note: It’s really crucial with adjustable standing workdesks to totally tighten up all hardware. If there is equipment that is not entirely tight, the activity experienced when extended to standing height will be exaggerated. This is specifically true with a workdesk framework that consists of 32 bolts, there are far way too many points at which the desk has a chance to move.

Final thought

Like all the Chinese bases we’ve examined in our labs, we need to tighten our referral on the StandDesk Pro to shorter individuals with narrower desktops, as the stability just isn’t there for a large mass elevated high off the ground. American-made desks will certainly be better fit to these applications, and also for a relatively evident factor. Virtually all American-made bases are made in United States manufacturing facilities that are had by Swedish, Danish or German business that invented this industry, and also their typical residents are a great deal taller than the ordinary Eastern consumer, so they started making longer-stroke lifting legs a long period of time earlier. As well as they have even more robot automation, laser-cutting tools, as well as sheer experience making standing desk bases, it goes without saying.

Yet if you’re not as well tall, do not have an extreme quantity of hefty tools on your desktop, as well as don’t need too wide of a desk, the StandDesk Pro will provide you excellent bang for your buck.

All that may alter with Yu’s guaranteed StandDesk Pro 2.0 design that he expects to release at some time in the future. Initially we were told we ‘d see it by June 2018. Greater than a year later it has yet to materialize, as well as Yu states he’s had trouble obtaining the product high quality he needs out of several Chinese factories he’s attempted working with. The new design is allegedly mosting likely to be a lot easier to set up and have a heftier crossbar design, to name a few improvements. He states the brand-new base will certainly be offered in both a “T-Leg” and “C-Leg” setup, relieving our issue about side-load emphasizing on the lifting columns.

If this new base ever pertains to market we’ll update you below. However we’re not holding our breath any longer as one of the most current information on the company is that Yu shut the tiny Los Angeles office and has moved it to accompany all its various other staff members in southeast Asia.

In the meantime, a brand-new $399 standing desk with excellent performance has actually been present through the brand-new joint endeavor in between US-based iMovR and China-based Eureka, the i1 electrical standing workdesk. While limited in size and color alternatives, it has actually taken the mantle far from StandDesk’s long-ago standing as the very best standing desk under $400.

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