Arkelstorp Desk Review

The StandDesk was created by millennials, is marketed directly at millennials, as well as has actually been gobbled up by millennials in remarkable quantities. While it lugs a ten-year warranty (the longest of any type of Chinese-made base), in this case it’s not always a trusted sign of the anticipated valuable life of the training columns. However, for the rate, the StandDesk is a terrific lower-cost choice to the UpLift, Jarvis and other Chinese-made workdesks. In spite of its security issues this is a far better item than the Autonomous SmartDesk or IKEA Bekant might ever before hope to be, as well as a good value on the whole. It’s the mid-priced offering in the broad category of Chinese-made desks that is swaying customers from both its less costly as well as pricier peers.

StandDesk Building, Setup, and also Gizmos

Building the desk is pretty simple if you adhere to the in-depth guidelines. Every one of the screws, bolts, washing machines, as well as spring washers come in different bags that are noted with their destination: tabletop, structure, and spares. There’s a consisted of hex device for securing all of the screws right into the framework, or, pop in a hex bit right into your power device– just be careful not to over-tighten.

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


The foot assembly likewise consists of height-adjustable rotation equipments to support the front-to-back motion of the desk, which was extremely practical for the carpeted home office floor. I’m likewise making use of a flooring mat to secure the carpet from chair wheel damages at resting height, and press the chair when I’m transitioning to standing height.


The deluxe controller deserved the financial investment. The switches are all variable pressure set, meaning the up and down arrows will readjust the height by 1/10th of an inch with a single press, or continuously adjust the elevation by around 0.7 inches per 2nd if you hold the button for 2 seconds. The memory switches are similar in style: press to recall the elevation setting, or hold the button down for five secs to save a new height worth. I’m utilizing switch 1 for my resting placement and also switch 4 for my standing position, which gives me 2 and also 3 for anything I could need in the future.


Using my Standdesk

I’ve been making use of the brand-new desk for a few weeks as well as have actually listed my initial impressions:

The electric motors are quiet however can be listened to in the following space over. It takes possibly 25 secs for the desk to completely transition from sitting to standing based on my presets.
I use an Ergotron side-by-side check arm (particularly this LX design), causing the desk to get a little rocky when I move my weight against the key-board. In knowledge, I ought to have bought the bar upgrade for my workdesk after identifying the weight of my displays. If you intend to do a dual monitor setup, obtain the crossbar.

Since gravity compresses the discs in a human back, I require to raise the desk greater in the morning and lower it in the evening.

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


Despite any kind of troubles I may have had with the phone or the cookie-cutter style, practically all of those problems gotten rid of when I in fact got down to using this thing.

I didn’t believe it was even feasible, the StandDesk somehow handles to be even a lot more stable than the Jarvis, both at resting and also standing elevations. A lot of days I such as to run my Jarvis at max height while pushed against my wall; not always since it’s that wobbly, however even if I want as much security as I can get.

The StandDesk one ups the gambit even better, proving to be just as consistent by itself at standing elevation as the Jarvis is with wall support. This is all without the business’s bar enhancement, which they assert includes a lot more stability when acquired as a part of the plan deal.When it concerns weight resistance, the StandDesk shares yet even more stats with the Jarvis, being rated for approximately 350 lbs of weight capability.

I’ve been utilizing the desk for about three weeks now for daily job (and adhering to standing workdesk best techniques), whether it’s typing out evaluations such as this one from our desktop or a laptop computer from time to time. The desk holds up well versus non-coastered beverages, and also the coating on top of the desk still really feels just as smooth as well as slick as the day I opened it in spite of days of perspiring wrists wresting on it as well as several wipe downs with a cloth.

Though I never purposefully try to damage any desks too hard, throughout some lighter tests (tossing a collection of secrets onto it from a distance, as an example), it still held up without too many noticeable indicators of damages.

When I determined the sound output of the workdesk while it climbed from a sitting placement to standing and also back once more, it was by far the quietest we’ve evaluated. I could hardly get it to make more than regarding 9.5 dB of sound, so if your largest issue is the whirr of your electric motor, this is certainly the one for you.

Customer Service

Now, generally I don’t consist of much regarding the customer support assistance of any offered business, only because I feel that generally if an item functions the way its intended to, I shouldn’t ever have a reason to call them in the first place. And while I desire I might say that held true throughout my experience with StandDesk, I merely can’t finish this testimonial without stating the numerous, apparently unlimited issues I experienced trying to get my workdesk put together.

For beginners, the desk I was sent really did not have any kind of memory mobile phone consisted of originally, which suggested I had no chance of in fact controlling the up/down feature on the desk itself. I called StandDesk regarding this problem, who returned to me around a day later with an apology and also a pledge that a new one would be shipped soon.

Standdesk evaluation handset

The resource of all our troubles …
Concerning four days later a phone got here in the mail. The phone at first turned on, however it had not been long before I discovered that none of the programmable buttons functioned, nor did the down switch, but for some reason the “memory” switch took care of the down feature simply great. I spoke to the firm again, and also 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 my new panel and control box got here. Once I mounted them both the desk ultimately began functioning the method it was meant to, but not after virtually a month of waiting and also backward and forward with a company that couldn’t remember to deliver a core element of their item inside the very same box from the beginning.

Points to Think about

In spite of its bankable attributes, this stand desk likewise has its own drawbacks. Given that no particular stand desk could capture all of the features that you might require, you may think about these in your decision-making.

Absence of a Crossbar as requirement

Not having a maintaining bar is definitely not a deal-breaker, specifically taking into consideration several of our other favored desks such as the Fully Jarvis also don’t have one. This workdesk does have one if you desire, yet it is a paid add-on (extra on this later too).

The crossbar is seen by some as a hindrance, making it more difficult to place your legs comfortably listed below the desk. Others, on the other hand, find that they give included stability, usually vital when desks are totally prolonged.

We have not check out any problems of the stability of this desk, so we don’t believe its something to actually be worried concerning, although if you truly desired a desk with a crossbar after that we suggest you take a look at the Varidesk ProDesk 60 Electric.

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


The security of a standing workdesk is among one of the most important aspects of these desks. Without a stable workdesk you’ll find it tough to concentrate, which can cause you becoming less thinking about utilizing the desk at standing elevation. To get the very best return on your investment, you’ll wish to enjoy when using the desk.

Because the StandDesk Simple is the very first workdesk that I have checked with an optional cross assistance, I will break down my stability examinations into 2 areas. Both tests will include the typical front to back rocking examination and an entrusted to appropriate wobble. The first will certainly be without the cross support and the second will be with it. Just to keep in mind, states that the enhancement of the cross support can increase security by approximately 15%. I have no suggestion just how they generated that number.

Without Cross Support

Left to Right: The wobble examination was a various situation. StandDesk Simple was the 2nd desk that I tested that tottered near the bottom with weight on the desktop computer. The very first was the IKEA Bekant. By the time it reached 36″ the rocking activity was bad. Yet point it would certainly affect your work.

With Cross Assistance

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

Delegated Right: Adding the cross assistance to the StandDesk improved the wobble movement for lower heights. With the cross assistance the wobble motion didn’t start up until you reached 35″. By 39″ the wobble activity ended up being poor.

Note: It’s very vital with flexible standing workdesks to completely tighten up all equipment. If there is equipment that is not entirely tight, the activity experienced when included standing height will be overemphasized. This is especially true with a workdesk structure that includes 32 bolts, there are far way too many points at which the desk has a possibility to move.


Like all the Chinese bases we’ve checked in our labs, we have to narrow our recommendation on the StandDesk Pro to much shorter individuals with narrower desktop computers, as the stability simply isn’t there for a large mass elevated high off the ground. American-made workdesks will certainly be better suited to these applications, and for a fairly noticeable reason. Essentially all American-made bases are made in United States manufacturing facilities that are owned by Swedish, Danish or German business that invented this sector, and their average citizens are a great deal taller than the typical Eastern customer, so they started making longer-stroke training legs a long time back. As well as they have far more robot automation, laser-cutting tools, and also sheer experience making standing desk bases, obviously.

If you’re not also high, do not have an inordinate quantity of hefty devices on your desktop computer, as well as do not require as well vast of a desk, the StandDesk Pro will certainly give you great bang for your dollar.

All that might transform with Yu’s promised StandDesk Pro 2.0 style that he expects to launch at some point in the future. Initially we were informed we would certainly see it by June 2018. More than a year later on it has yet to appear, as well as Yu states he’s had difficulty obtaining the product high quality he needs out of several Chinese manufacturing facilities he’s tried working with. The brand-new layout is allegedly going to be much easier to construct and have a heftier bar style, to name a few improvements. He says the new base will certainly be provided in both a “T-Leg” and also “C-Leg” setup, easing our problem about side-load worrying on the lifting columns.

If this brand-new base ever comes to market we’ll update you below. But we’re not holding our breath any longer as the most current information on the firm is that Yu closed the small Los Angeles office as well as has actually transferred it to join with all its other workers in southeast Asia.

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

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