Allie Strasza

The StandDesk was produced by millennials, is marketed directly at millennials, and has actually been demolished by millennials in impressive quantities. While it carries a ten-year guarantee (the lengthiest of any type of Chinese-made base), in this case it’s not always a trustworthy indicator of the anticipated valuable life of the training columns. For the price, the StandDesk is a great lower-cost alternative to the UpLift, Jarvis and other Chinese-made workdesks. Despite its stability issues this is a much much better product than the Autonomous SmartDesk or IKEA Bekant can ever intend to be, and also a good value on the whole. It’s the mid-priced offering in the broad classification of Chinese-made workdesks that is gaining consumers from both its cheaper as well as costlier peers.

StandDesk Construction, Configuration, and Gizmos

Constructing the desk is rather easy if you adhere to the detailed guidelines. Every one of the screws, bolts, washing machines, as well as springtime washing machines can be found in different bags that are noted with their location: table top, framework, and spares. There’s an included hex device for attaching all of the bolts right into the frame, or, appear a hex little bit right into your power tool– simply beware not to over-tighten.

Every one of the components have a top quality coating to them with rounded edges to prevent cut hands. Below is a shot of all the screws that are secured to the leg setting up– it’s not going anywhere!


The foot setting up also includes height-adjustable rotation gears to support the front-to-back movement of the desk, which was really helpful for the carpeted home office flooring. I’m likewise using a flooring mat to shield the carpeting from chair wheel damages at resting height, and also press the chair when I’m transitioning to standing height.


The deluxe controller deserved the investment. The switches are all variable stress set, indicating the up and down arrowheads will change the elevation by 1/10th of an inch with a solitary press, or continually readjust the height by about 0.7 inches per second if you hold the button for two seconds. The memory buttons are comparable in layout: push to remember the height setup, or hold the button down for 5 seconds to keep a brand-new elevation value. I’m utilizing button 1 for my sitting placement as well as switch 4 for my standing position, which gives me 2 and 3 for anything I could require in the future.


Utilizing my Standdesk

I have actually been using the brand-new workdesk for a few weeks and also have made a note of my preliminary impressions:

The motors are quiet but can be listened to in the following space over. It takes perhaps 25 seconds for the desk to totally shift from resting to standing based upon my presets.
I use an Ergotron side-by-side keep track of arm (particularly this LX version), creating the desk to obtain a little rocky when I change my weight versus the keyboard. In hindsight, I must have acquired the bar upgrade for my desk after identifying the weight of my monitors. If you plan to do a twin display configuration, get the crossbar.

Because gravity compresses the discs in a human back, I require to raise the desk higher in the early morning and also lower it in the evening.

An anti-fatigue floor covering is definitely vital for long period of time standing. I bought an Octagonal floor covering from SmartCells, using rubber “cells” that are imagined listed below.


Regardless of any type of problems I may have had with the phone or the cookie-cutter style, practically all of those problems removed when I actually got down to utilizing this thing.

I didn’t assume it was even feasible, the StandDesk somehow handles to be even a lot more secure than the Jarvis, both at sitting and also standing heights. A lot of days I such as to run my Jarvis at max elevation while pressed versus my wall; not always because it’s that wobbly, however just because I desire as much security as I can obtain.

The StandDesk one ups the gambit also additionally, confirming to be equally as constant by itself at standing elevation as the Jarvis is with wall support. This is all without the company’s crossbar enhancement, which they assert adds a lot more security when purchased as a part of the plan deal.When it involves weight resistance, the StandDesk shares yet much more statistics with the Jarvis, being ranked for up to 350 lbs of weight capacity.

I have actually been utilizing the desk for regarding three weeks currently for everyday job (and complying with standing workdesk finest methods), whether it’s keying out evaluations like this one from our desktop or a laptop periodically. The desk holds up well versus non-coastered drinks, and the coating on top of the desk still really feels just as smooth as well as glossy as the day I opened it despite days of sweaty wrists wresting on it as well as numerous wipe downs with a dustcloth.

Though I never deliberately try to damage any type of desks too hard, during some lighter examinations (tossing a collection of secrets onto it from a range, as an example), it still held up without too many visible indications of damage.

When I determined the noise outcome of the desk while it rose from a sitting placement to standing as well as back once again, it was by far the quietest we’ve examined. I might barely get it to make greater than about 9.5 dB of noise, so if your most significant concern is the whirr of your motor, this is most definitely the one for you.

Customer Service

Now, normally I don’t consist of much regarding the customer support support of any offered firm, just due to the fact that I really feel that as a whole if an item works the way its intended to, I shouldn’t ever have a reason to call them in the first place. As well as while I wish I can say that was the case during my experience with StandDesk, I just can not complete this testimonial without stating the various, relatively endless troubles I experienced trying to obtain my workdesk created.

For beginners, the desk I was sent out really did not have any memory handset consisted of initially, which implied I had no way of really managing the up/down function on the desk itself. I spoke to StandDesk regarding this problem, that returned to me around a day later with an apology and a promise that a new one would be shipped soon.

Standdesk review handset

The source of all our issues …
Concerning four days later a handset showed up in the mail. The mobile phone initially switched on, however it wasn’t long before I saw that none of the programmable buttons functioned, neither did the down switch, but also for some reason the “memory” switch handled the down feature just great. I called the company once again, and also they excused the mixup and said they would have a brand-new panel and also control box bent on me within the week.

Over two weeks later my brand-new panel as well as control box got here. As soon as I mounted them both the desk lastly began functioning the method it was expected to, however not after almost a month of waiting and to and fro with a business that couldn’t bear in mind to deliver a core component of their product inside the very same box from the outset.

Points to Think about

Despite its bankable features, this stand up workdesk additionally has its very own downsides. Because no singular stand workdesk might record all of the attributes that you may need, you might take into consideration these in your decision-making.

Lack of a Crossbar as standard

Not having a stabilizing crossbar is definitely not a deal-breaker, particularly considering some of our various other favored workdesks such as the Completely Jarvis additionally don’t have one. This desk does have one if you want, but it is a paid add-on (much more on this later on also).

The crossbar is seen by some as an obstacle, making it more difficult to position your legs conveniently below the desk. Others, on the other hand, locate that they provide added stability, commonly critical when desks are fully expanded.

We have not review any type of grievances of the security of this workdesk, so we don’t think its something to actually be worried concerning, although if you actually wanted a workdesk with a bar after that we advise you have a look at the Varidesk ProDesk 60 Electric.

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


The stability of a standing desk is among one of the most essential elements of these desks. Without a stable desk you’ll find it hard to concentrate, which could cause you coming to be much less interested in making use of the desk at standing height. To obtain the most effective return on your financial investment, you’ll wish to more than happy when making use of the desk.

Because the StandDesk Simple is the initial workdesk that I have evaluated with an optional cross support, I will break down my security examinations into two areas. Both examinations will certainly consist of the common front to back shaking test and an entrusted to appropriate wobble. The very first will certainly be without the cross support and also the secondly will certainly be with it. Simply to note, claims that the enhancement of the cross support can enhance security by as much as 15%. I have no suggestion just how they generated that number.

Without Cross Assistance

Left to Right: The wobble test was a various circumstance. StandDesk Simple was the 2nd desk that I evaluated that wobbled at the bottom with weight on the desktop computer. The first was the IKEA Bekant. By the time it got to 36″ the rocking motion was bad. Yet factor it would affect your work.

With Cross Assistance

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

Left to Right: Including the cross support to the StandDesk improved the wobble movement for lower heights. With the cross assistance the wobble movement really did not begin till you got to 35″. By 39″ the wobble movement became negative.

Keep in mind: It’s extremely important with flexible standing desks to completely tighten all equipment. If there is equipment that is not totally tight, the motion experienced when encompassed standing height will be overemphasized. This is especially real with a workdesk framework that consists of 32 screws, there are far too many factors at which the desk has a chance to move.

Final thought

Like all the Chinese bases we’ve checked in our labs, we need to tighten our suggestion on the StandDesk Pro to shorter customers with narrower desktops, as the stability simply isn’t there for a big mass raised high off the ground. American-made workdesks will certainly be better matched to these applications, as well as for a relatively noticeable reason. Virtually all American-made bases are made in US factories that are had by Swedish, Danish or German firms that developed this industry, as well as their average residents are a lot taller than the average Eastern customer, so they began making longer-stroke training legs a long time earlier. As well as they have much more robotic automation, laser-cutting devices, and large experience making standing desk bases, obviously.

However if you’re not too tall, don’t have an excessive amount of hefty devices on your desktop computer, as well as do not need also wide of a desk, the StandDesk Pro will certainly offer you great bang for your buck.

All that might change with Yu’s guaranteed StandDesk Pro 2.0 design that he anticipates to launch at some point in the future. Originally we were told we ‘d see it by June 2018. Greater than a year later on it has yet to emerge, and Yu states he’s had trouble getting the product quality he needs out of numerous Chinese factories he’s attempted dealing with. The brand-new design is apparently mosting likely to be a lot easier to construct and have a heftier bar design, among other refinements. He states the brand-new base will certainly be provided in both a “T-Leg” and “C-Leg” setup, relieving our worry regarding side-load worrying on the lifting columns.

If this new base ever pertains to market we’ll upgrade you below. However we’re not holding our breath any kind of longer as the most current news on the company is that Yu shut the little Los Angeles workplace and has moved it to join with all its other staff members in southeast Asia.

In the meantime, a brand-new $399 standing desk with remarkable efficiency has been introduce via the new joint endeavor between US-based iMovR and also China-based Eureka, the i1 electrical standing workdesk. While limited in dimension and also color choices, it has taken the mantle far from StandDesk’s long-ago condition as the very best standing desk under $400.

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