All Standing

The StandDesk was produced by millennials, is marketed right at millennials, as well as has been demolished by millennials in impressive quantities. While it brings a ten-year warranty (the longest of any Chinese-made base), in this instance it’s not necessarily a reputable indication of the expected valuable life of the training columns. For the cost, the StandDesk is a great lower-cost option to the UpLift, Jarvis and various other Chinese-made workdesks. Despite its stability issues this is a much better product than the Autonomous SmartDesk or IKEA Bekant could ever want to be, as well as a good value generally. It’s the mid-priced offering in the broad group of Chinese-made desks that is swaying consumers from both its less expensive as well as costlier peers.

StandDesk Construction, Setup, as well as Gizmos

Constructing the desk is rather straight forward if you comply with the thorough instructions. All of the screws, screws, washers, as well as springtime washing machines can be found in separate bags that are marked with their destination: table top, frame, and spares. There’s an included hex device for fastening all of the screws into the framework, or, pop in a hex little bit into your power device– simply beware not to over-tighten.

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


The foot assembly also includes height-adjustable turning equipments to maintain the front-to-back movement of the desk, which was extremely valuable for the carpeted home office flooring. I’m additionally making use of a floor mat to shield the rug from chair wheel damages at sitting elevation, and push the chair when I’m transitioning to standing elevation.


The luxurious controller was worth the investment. The switches are all variable stress set, indicating the up and down arrowheads will certainly change the height by 1/10th of an inch with a single press, or continually adjust the height by about 0.7 inches per 2nd if you hold the switch for two seconds. The memory switches are comparable in design: push to remember the elevation setting, or hold the button down for 5 seconds to save a new elevation value. I’m using button 1 for my sitting position and also button 4 for my standing setting, which provides me 2 and 3 for anything I might need in the future.


Using my Standdesk

I’ve been utilizing the new desk for a couple of weeks and have written down my preliminary impressions:

The electric motors are quiet yet can be heard in the next space over. It takes probably 25 seconds for the desk to completely change from resting to standing based on my presets.
I use an Ergotron side-by-side check arm (particularly this LX version), triggering the desk to get a little rocky when I shift my weight against the keyboard. In knowledge, I ought to have purchased the crossbar upgrade for my workdesk after figuring out the weight of my monitors. If you prepare to do a dual screen arrangement, obtain the crossbar.

Due to the fact that gravity compresses the discs in a human spinal column, I require to elevate the desk greater in the early morning and also lower it in the evening.

An anti-fatigue mat is absolutely essential for long period of time standing. I acquired an Octagonal mat from SmartCells, making use of rubber “cells” that are pictured listed below.


Regardless of any type of troubles I may have had with the phone or the cookie-cutter style, pretty much every one of those worries removed when I actually got down to using this point.

Although I really did not assume it was also possible, the StandDesk somehow manages to be even more stable than the Jarvis, both at sitting and also standing heights. The majority of days I like to run my Jarvis at max height while pushed against my wall surface; not necessarily due to the fact that it’s that shaky, yet even if I desire as much security as I can obtain.

The StandDesk one ups the gambit also additionally, verifying to be just as steady by itself at standing height as the Jarvis is with wall support. This is all without the company’s bar enhancement, which they assert adds much more stability when purchased as a part of the plan deal.When it comes to weight resistance, the StandDesk shares yet even more stats with the Jarvis, being ranked for as much as 350 lbs of weight capability.

I’ve been making use of the desk for regarding three weeks currently for everyday work (and also following standing workdesk ideal practices), whether it’s inputting out reviews such as this one from our desktop or a laptop computer every so often. The desk stands up well against non-coastered beverages, as well as the surface on top of the desk still feels just as smooth as well as slick as the day I opened it despite days of sweaty wrists wresting on it and also numerous clean downs with a dustcloth.

I never purposefully try to damage any type of workdesks also hard, throughout some lighter examinations (tossing a collection of keys onto it from a distance, for example), it still held up without too many noticeable indicators of damages.

When I measured the sound result of the desk while it increased from a sitting setting to standing and also back once again, it was by much the quietest we have actually checked. I might barely get it to make more than about 9.5 dB of sound, so if your most significant concern is the whirr of your electric motor, this is definitely the one for you.

Client service

Now, usually I do not consist of much concerning the customer service support of any type of offered business, just due to the fact that I feel that in general if an item functions the way its expected to, I shouldn’t ever have a factor to call them to begin with. And also while I desire I can say that was the case during my experience with StandDesk, I simply can not finish this testimonial without discussing the various, relatively endless problems I encountered attempting to get my desk created.

For starters, the desk I was sent really did not have any memory handset consisted of originally, which suggested I had no chance of really regulating the up/down feature on the desk itself. I contacted StandDesk regarding this issue, that returned to me around a day later on with an apology as well as a pledge that a brand-new one would be shipped out soon.

Standdesk testimonial handset

The source of all our problems …
About four days later a handset got here in the mail. The handset at first activated, but it had not been long prior to I observed that none of the programmable switches functioned, neither did the down button, but for some reason the “memory” switch managed the down feature just great. I contacted the company again, as well as they apologized for the mixup as well as stated they would certainly have a brand-new panel as well as control box out to me within the week.

Over 2 weeks later on my new panel and also control box showed up. As soon as I mounted them both the desk finally began functioning the means it was meant to, yet not after nearly a month of waiting and to and fro with a firm that couldn’t keep in mind to ship a core element of their product inside the exact same box from the beginning.

Things to Think about

Regardless of its bankable attributes, this stand desk likewise has its own disadvantages. Since no singular stand desk might catch every one of the features that you might need, you may take into consideration these in your decision-making.

Lack of a Bar as standard

Not having a maintaining crossbar is certainly not a deal-breaker, particularly considering some of our other preferred desks such as the Completely Jarvis likewise don’t have one. This desk does have one if you want, yet it is a paid add-on (more on this later on too).

The crossbar is seen by some as a hindrance, making it tougher to position your legs pleasantly below the desk. Others, on the other hand, locate that they offer added security, usually critical when desks are totally expanded.

We have not check out any problems of the security of this desk, so we do not assume its something to really be concerned regarding, although if you truly wanted a desk with a crossbar then we recommend you have a look at the Varidesk ProDesk 60 Electric.

Alternatively, StandDesk does supply a separate add-on crossbar that you can add to the desk yourself, just for an added $49.95.


The stability of a standing desk is just one of the most essential facets of these desks. Without a secure workdesk you’ll discover it hard to concentrate, which might result in you ending up being less thinking about making use of the desk at standing elevation. To get the best return on your financial investment, you’ll wish to enjoy when utilizing the desk.

Since the StandDesk Simple is the initial desk that I have actually evaluated with an optional cross support, I will certainly break down my security examinations into 2 sections. Both tests will consist of the typical front to back rocking test and also a left to ideal wobble. The first will lack the cross support as well as the second will be with it. Simply to note, says that the addition of the cross support can enhance security by up to 15%. I have no idea how they developed that number.

Without Cross Support

Left to Right: The wobble examination was a various situation. StandDesk Simple was the 2nd desk that I checked that wobbled at the bottom with weight on the desktop. The first was the IKEA Bekant. By the time it got to 36″ the rocking movement was bad. Beyond this point it would impact your work.

With Cross Support

Front to Back: Adding the cross support does not influence the rocking motion. The StandDesk Simple began to experienced a rocking motion at 36″. By 41″ the shaking movement misbehaved.

Entrusted to Right: Including the cross support to the StandDesk improved the wobble motion for reduced elevations. With the cross assistance the wobble activity really did not start until you got to 35″. By 39″ the wobble motion became poor.

Keep in mind: It’s very crucial with adjustable standing workdesks to completely tighten all equipment. If there is hardware that is not completely tight, the motion experienced when encompassed standing height will certainly be exaggerated. This is especially real with a workdesk framework that consists of 32 bolts, there are far way too many factors at which the desk has a possibility to move.

Final thought

Like all the Chinese bases we’ve tested in our laboratories, we have to narrow our recommendation on the StandDesk Pro to much shorter users with narrower desktops, as the stability just isn’t there for a large mass elevated high off the ground. American-made workdesks will be much better fit to these applications, and also for a relatively apparent factor. Virtually all American-made bases are made in US factories that are had by Swedish, Danish or German companies that created this sector, and also their ordinary citizens are a great deal taller than the ordinary Asian customer, so they began making longer-stroke lifting legs a very long time back. As well as they have much more robot automation, laser-cutting devices, and also large experience making standing desk bases, obviously.

But if you’re not too high, do not have an excessive quantity of heavy tools on your desktop computer, as well as don’t need as well wide of a workdesk, the StandDesk Pro will certainly offer you great value.

All that might change with Yu’s assured StandDesk Pro 2.0 style that he anticipates to release sometime in the future. Originally we were told we would certainly see it by June 2018. More than a year later on it has yet to emerge, as well as Yu states he’s had problem getting the item top quality he needs out of a number of Chinese factories he’s attempted working with. The brand-new style is allegedly going to be a lot easier to put together and also have a heftier crossbar style, among other refinements. He claims the new base will be provided in both a “T-Leg” and also “C-Leg” arrangement, minimizing our problem about side-load emphasizing on the lifting columns.

If this brand-new base ever comes to market we’ll update you here. But we’re not holding our breath any kind of longer as one of the most current information on the firm is that Yu closed the small Los Angeles office and has relocated it to join with all its other staff members in southeast Asia.

In the meantime, a brand-new $399 standing desk with outstanding efficiency has been introduce through the new joint venture between US-based iMovR and also China-based Eureka, the i1 electric standing desk. While limited in dimension and color choices, it has actually taken the mantle away from StandDesk’s long-ago status as the best standing desk under $400.

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