Apex Xdesk Review

The StandDesk was created by millennials, is marketed right at millennials, and has actually been demolished by millennials in outstanding quantities. While it brings a ten-year warranty (the lengthiest of any kind of Chinese-made base), in this case it’s not always a trusted indicator of the anticipated useful life of the training columns. However, for the rate, the StandDesk is a wonderful lower-cost choice to the UpLift, Jarvis and also other Chinese-made desks. Despite its stability issues this is a much better product than the Autonomous SmartDesk or IKEA Bekant can ever want to be, and a good value in general. It’s the mid-priced offering in the wide classification of Chinese-made workdesks that is swaying customers from both its less expensive and pricier peers.

StandDesk Construction, Configuration, as well as Devices

Constructing the desk is rather easy if you follow the comprehensive directions. Every one of the screws, screws, washing machines, as well as spring washers come in different bags that are marked with their location: table top, frame, and spares. There’s a consisted of hex device for fastening every one of the bolts into the frame, or, pop in a hex little bit right into your power tool– simply beware not to over-tighten.

Every one of the components have a premium quality finish to them with rounded edges to avoid cut hands. Below is a shot of all the screws that are attached to the leg assembly– it’s not going anywhere!


The foot assembly likewise includes height-adjustable rotation equipments to support the front-to-back movement of the desk, which was really valuable for the carpeted home office floor. I’m additionally utilizing a flooring mat to protect the carpeting from chair wheel damages at sitting height, as well as push the chair back when I’m transitioning to standing elevation.


The deluxe controller deserved the financial investment. The switches are all variable pressure set, indicating the backwards and forwards arrowheads will adjust the height by 1/10th of an inch with a single press, or constantly readjust the elevation by about 0.7 inches per second if you hold the switch for two secs. The memory switches are comparable in design: push to remember the height setup, or hold the button down for five seconds to store a new elevation worth. I’m utilizing switch 1 for my sitting position as well as button 4 for my standing placement, which gives me 2 and 3 for anything I could require in the future.


Using my Standdesk

I’ve been making use of the brand-new desk for a few weeks and also have actually jotted down my preliminary impressions:

The motors are quiet but can be heard in the following area over. It takes maybe 25 seconds for the desk to fully shift from sitting to standing based upon my presets.
I utilize an Ergotron side-by-side keep an eye on arm (particularly this LX design), causing the desk to obtain a little rough when I move my weight against the key-board. In knowledge, I ought to have purchased the crossbar upgrade for my workdesk after identifying the weight of my displays. If you intend to do a double display setup, get the bar.

Because gravity presses the discs in a human back, I need to elevate the desk higher in the morning as well as lower it in the evening.

An anti-fatigue mat is definitely vital for long duration standing. I bought an Octagonal floor covering from SmartCells, making use of rubber “cells” that are pictured below.


In spite of any problems I may have had with the mobile phone or the cookie-cutter style, pretty much all of those concerns washed away as soon as I really came down to utilizing this point.

Although I really did not think it was even feasible, the StandDesk somehow takes care of to be much more steady than the Jarvis, both at sitting and standing heights. Many days I like to run my Jarvis at max height while pushed versus my wall surface; not necessarily since it’s that shaky, however even if I desire as much security as I can obtain.

The StandDesk one ups the gambit even better, verifying to be just as constant by itself at standing elevation as the Jarvis is with wall support. This is all without the firm’s crossbar enhancement, which they assert includes a lot more stability when bought as a part of the package deal.When it involves weight resistance, the StandDesk shares yet even more stats with the Jarvis, being ranked for approximately 350 lbs of weight ability.

I have actually been using the desk for about three weeks currently for everyday work (as well as complying with standing workdesk finest techniques), whether it’s inputting out evaluations like this one from our desktop or a laptop periodically. The desk holds up well against non-coastered drinks, and also the coating on top of the desk still really feels equally as smooth and also slick as the day I opened it despite days of sweaty wrists wresting on it and also multiple wipe downs with a rag.

Though I never ever intentionally try to dent any type of workdesks also hard, throughout some lighter examinations (throwing a collection of keys onto it from a range, as an example), it still held up without too many visible indications of damage.

When I measured the noise result of the desk while it climbed from a sitting setting to standing and also back once again, it was by far the quietest we’ve checked. I might barely get it to make more than about 9.5 dB of sound, so if your biggest issue is the whirr of your electric motor, this is certainly the one for you.

Customer care

Now, usually I do not include much concerning the customer service support of any provided company, only because I feel that as a whole if a product works the method its supposed to, I should not ever before have a reason to call them to begin with. And also while I want I could say that was the case during my experience with StandDesk, I merely can not finish this testimonial without mentioning the many, seemingly unlimited issues I experienced trying to obtain my desk created.

For beginners, the desk I was sent out really did not have any kind of memory handset consisted of originally, which indicated I had no other way of really regulating the up/down feature on the desk itself. I spoke to StandDesk about this concern, that returned to me around a day later on with an apology and a pledge that a new one would certainly be shipped out shortly.

Standdesk testimonial handset

The source of all our issues …
Regarding four days later a mobile phone showed up in the mail. The mobile phone initially switched on, but it had not been long prior to I saw that none of the programmable switches worked, nor did the down button, however, for some reason the “memory” switch handled the down feature simply fine. I got in touch with the company again, as well as they apologized for the mixup as well as claimed they would have a 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 showed up. Once I mounted them both the desk finally started working the method it was supposed to, yet not after virtually a month of waiting and also backward and forward with a firm that could not remember to deliver a core part of their product inside the same box from the outset.

Points to Consider

Despite its bankable functions, this stand up workdesk likewise has its own downsides. Since no single stand workdesk could capture every one of the attributes that you may require, you might think about these in your decision-making.

Lack of a Crossbar as standard

Not having a maintaining bar is absolutely not a deal-breaker, specifically taking into consideration several of our other preferred workdesks such as the Totally Jarvis also do not have one. In fact, this desk does have one if you desire, yet it is a paid add-on (more on this later on as well).

The crossbar is seen by some as a limitation, making it more challenging to position your legs easily below the desk. Others, on the other hand, locate that they provide added stability, frequently vital when workdesks are fully prolonged.

We have not review any kind of problems of the security of this workdesk, so we do not believe its something to actually be concerned concerning, although if you really desired a workdesk with a bar after that we suggest you have a look at the Varidesk ProDesk 60 Electric.

StandDesk does use a separate add-on bar that you can include to the desk yourself, simply for an extra $49.95.


The stability of a standing workdesk is just one of one of the most crucial aspects of these workdesks. Without a secure desk you’ll locate it tough to concentrate, which can lead to you ending up being less thinking about using the desk at standing height. To get the best return on your financial investment, you’ll wish to be happy when making use of the desk.

Since the StandDesk Simple is the first workdesk that I have actually examined with an optional cross support, I will certainly break down my security tests into two areas. Both tests will certainly consist of the common front to back rocking examination as well as a left to appropriate wobble. The first will certainly be without the cross assistance and the second will certainly be with it. Just to keep in mind, StandDesk.co states that the enhancement of the cross assistance can increase security by approximately 15%. I have no idea how they came up with that number.

Without Cross Support

Left to Right: The wobble examination was a different scenario. StandDesk Simple was the second workdesk that I tested that wobbled at the bottom with weight on the desktop computer. The very first was the IKEA Bekant. By the time it reached 36″ the shaking movement was bad. Yet factor it would influence your job.

With Cross Assistance

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

Left to Right: Including the cross support to the StandDesk improved the wobble motion for reduced heights. With the cross support the wobble motion didn’t begin till you got to 35″. By 39″ the wobble activity ended up being negative.

Keep in mind: It’s really important with flexible standing workdesks to totally tighten all equipment. If there is equipment that is not totally limited, the activity experienced when encompassed standing height will certainly be exaggerated. This is specifically true with a desk structure that consists of 32 screws, there are far way too many points at which the desk has a chance to move.


Like all the Chinese bases we have actually checked in our labs, we have to tighten our suggestion on the StandDesk Pro to shorter users 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, as well as for a fairly evident reason. Practically all American-made bases are made in United States factories that are had by Swedish, Danish or German companies that invented this sector, as well as their ordinary residents are a lot taller than the average Eastern consumer, so they began making longer-stroke training legs a long time earlier. And they have far more robotic automation, laser-cutting tools, and also large experience making standing desk bases, it goes without saying.

But if you’re not also high, don’t have an inordinate amount of hefty equipment on your desktop, and don’t require too wide of a desk, the StandDesk Pro will certainly provide you excellent value.

All that might transform with Yu’s assured StandDesk Pro 2.0 design that he expects to launch sometime in the future. Initially we were told we ‘d see it by June 2018. Greater than a year later it has yet to emerge, and Yu states he’s had difficulty obtaining the item top quality he requires out of numerous Chinese factories he’s tried dealing with. The brand-new style is supposedly going to be a lot easier to put together as well as have a heftier crossbar style, among other improvements. He states the new base will certainly be provided in both a “T-Leg” and also “C-Leg” arrangement, minimizing our issue concerning side-load worrying on the training columns.

If this new base ever comes to market we’ll upgrade you right here. But we’re not holding our breath any type of longer as one of the most current news on the company is that Yu closed the small Los Angeles office as well as has actually moved it to accompany all its various other workers in southeast Asia.

In the meantime, a new $399 standing workdesk with outstanding efficiency has actually been introduce with the brand-new joint venture in between US-based iMovR and also China-based Eureka, the i1 electrical standing workdesk. While restricted in size and shade options, it has actually taken the mantle far from StandDesk’s long-ago condition as the very best standing workdesk under $400.

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