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The StandDesk was produced by millennials, is marketed straight at millennials, and also has been demolished by millennials in excellent quantities. While it carries a ten-year warranty (the longest of any type of Chinese-made base), in this situation it’s not necessarily a reputable indicator of the anticipated valuable life of the lifting columns. However, for the cost, the StandDesk is a wonderful lower-cost choice to the UpLift, Jarvis as well as various other Chinese-made desks. Regardless of its security concerns this is a much much better product than the Autonomous SmartDesk or IKEA Bekant could ever before intend to be, and a good value in general. It’s the mid-priced offering in the broad category of Chinese-made desks that is gaining clients from both its less expensive and more expensive peers.

StandDesk Building, Configuration, as well as Devices

Building the desk is quite direct if you follow the in-depth directions. All of the screws, bolts, washers, and also spring washers can be found in different bags that are marked with their destination: tabletop, frame, as well as spares. There’s an included hex tool for attaching all of the bolts into the frame, or, appear a hex bit right into your power device– just beware not to over-tighten.

Every one of the components 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 secured to the leg setting up– it’s not going anywhere!


The foot assembly additionally consists of height-adjustable turning gears to maintain the front-to-back motion of the desk, which was really valuable for the carpeted office flooring. I’m additionally utilizing a flooring mat to secure the rug from chair wheel damage at resting elevation, and also press the chair when I’m transitioning to standing height.


The luxurious controller was worth the investment. The switches are all variable pressure configured, meaning the backwards and forwards arrowheads will readjust the elevation by 1/10th of an inch with a single press, or continuously readjust the height by about 0.7 inches per second if you hold the switch for two secs. The memory switches are similar in design: push to recall the elevation setting, or hold the button down for 5 seconds to keep a brand-new height worth. I’m utilizing switch 1 for my resting placement as well as button 4 for my standing placement, which offers me 2 and also 3 for anything I may require in the future.


Using my Standdesk

I have actually been utilizing the brand-new desk for a couple of weeks as well as have documented my initial impacts:

The motors are quiet but can be listened to in the next space over. It takes perhaps 25 seconds for the desk to completely transition from sitting to standing based upon my presets.
I use an Ergotron side-by-side keep track of arm (especially this LX version), triggering the desk to get a little rocky when I move my weight versus the keyboard. In hindsight, I need to have bought the bar upgrade for my desk after identifying the weight of my screens. If you plan to do a dual screen configuration, obtain the crossbar.

Since gravity presses the discs in a human back, I need to raise the desk higher in the morning and also lower it at night.

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


In spite of any type of troubles I may have had with the mobile phone or the cookie-cutter style, virtually every one of those problems removed once I actually came down to utilizing this thing.

Although I really did not believe it was also feasible, the StandDesk in some way takes care of to be a lot more steady than the Jarvis, both at sitting as well as standing heights. Many days I like to run my Jarvis at max elevation while pressed versus my wall; not always since it’s that unsteady, but even if I desire as much security as I can get.

The StandDesk one ups the gambit even further, confirming to be just as consistent by itself at standing height as the Jarvis is with wall support. This is all without the firm’s bar addition, which they claim includes 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 rated for up to 350 pounds of weight capacity.

I’ve been using the desk for about three weeks currently for day-to-day job (as well as adhering to standing workdesk finest techniques), whether it’s inputting out testimonials similar to this one from our desktop or a laptop computer from time to time. The desk stands up well versus non-coastered beverages, as well as the coating on top of the desk still really feels just as smooth as well as glossy as the day I opened it regardless of days of perspiring wrists wresting on it and numerous clean downs with a dustcloth.

I never intentionally try to damage any type of desks too hard, during some lighter tests (throwing a set of keys onto it from a distance, for instance), it still held up without also many visible indicators of damage.

When I determined the sound outcome of the workdesk while it increased from a resting position to standing and also back once again, it was by much the quietest we’ve checked. I can barely get it to make greater than regarding 9.5 dB of noise, so if your largest problem is the whirr of your motor, this is most definitely the one for you.

Customer support

Now, generally I do not consist of much concerning the customer service assistance of any given firm, just since I really feel that as a whole if a product works the way its intended to, I should not ever have a reason to call them to begin with. And also while I desire I can claim that held true throughout my experience with StandDesk, I just can not complete this evaluation without mentioning the numerous, relatively endless troubles I experienced attempting to get my desk put together.

For beginners, the desk I was sent really did not have any type of memory mobile included originally, which indicated I had no other way of in fact regulating the up/down feature on the desk itself. I contacted StandDesk about this concern, that got back to me around a day later on with an apology and also an assurance that a brand-new one would be shipped out shortly.

Standdesk testimonial handset

The resource of all our issues …
Regarding 4 days later a phone got here in the mail. The handset initially switched on, however it had not been long before I saw that none of the programmable switches worked, neither did the down switch, but also for some factor the “memory” switch managed the down function just great. I called the business once again, and also they excused the mixup as well as said they would certainly have a new panel and also control box out to me within the week.

Over 2 weeks later my brand-new panel as well as control box arrived. As soon as I installed them both the desk finally started working the means it was supposed to, however not after almost a month of waiting and also to and fro with a company that could not bear in mind to ship a core element of their item inside the very same box from the get-go.

Points to Think about

In spite of its bankable features, this stand desk also has its own disadvantages. Because no particular stand workdesk might catch every one of the functions that you might need, you may take into consideration these in your decision-making.

Lack of a Bar as criterion

Not having a maintaining crossbar is definitely not a deal-breaker, especially taking into consideration some of our 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 (extra on this later also).

The bar is seen by some as a barrier, making it harder to place your legs comfortably listed below the desk. Others, on the other hand, discover that they supply included stability, commonly essential when workdesks are fully prolonged.

We have not review any issues of the security of this desk, so we do not assume its something to really be concerned concerning, although if you actually wanted a desk with a crossbar then we advise 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, simply for an added $49.95.


The stability of a standing workdesk is among one of the most vital facets of these workdesks. Without a secure workdesk you’ll find it hard to focus, which might cause you becoming much less curious about using the desk at standing elevation. To get the best return on your financial investment, you’ll intend to enjoy when using the desk.

Due To The Fact That the StandDesk Simple is the initial workdesk that I have examined with an optional cross assistance, I will break down my security examinations right into 2 areas. Both tests will consist of the common front to back rocking test and also an entrusted to ideal wobble. The first will certainly lack the cross support and the secondly will be with it. Simply to note, says that the addition of the cross support can raise stability by as much as 15%. I have no idea just how they generated that number.

Without Cross Support

Left to Right: The wobble examination was a different situation. StandDesk Simple was the second workdesk that I evaluated that wobbled near the bottom with weight on the desktop. The initial was the IKEA Bekant. By the time it reached 36″ the shaking activity misbehaved. Yet factor it would certainly affect your job.

With Cross Support

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

Left to Right: Adding the cross assistance to the StandDesk enhanced the wobble movement for lower heights. With the cross assistance the wobble motion really did not begin until you reached 35″. By 39″ the wobble movement ended up being poor.

Keep in mind: It’s very important with flexible standing workdesks to completely tighten up all hardware. If there is hardware that is not totally limited, the motion experienced when reached standing elevation will be exaggerated. This is specifically real with a desk frame that consists of 32 screws, there are far a lot of factors at which the desk has an opportunity to relocate.

Final thought

Like all the Chinese bases we have actually checked in our labs, we have to narrow our referral on the StandDesk Pro to shorter individuals with narrower desktops, as the stability just isn’t there for a large mass raised high off the ground. American-made desks will certainly be better suited to these applications, and for a relatively noticeable factor. Essentially all American-made bases are made in United States manufacturing facilities that are owned by Swedish, Danish or German business that designed this industry, as well as their average people are a great deal taller than the ordinary Eastern customer, so they began making longer-stroke training legs a very long time back. And also they have much more robot automation, laser-cutting equipment, as well as sheer experience making standing workdesk bases, obviously.

However if you’re not as well high, don’t have an inordinate quantity of hefty devices on your desktop computer, and also don’t require as well wide of a desk, the StandDesk Pro will certainly provide you good value.

All that might transform with Yu’s guaranteed StandDesk Pro 2.0 layout that he anticipates to release at some point in the future. Originally we were informed we ‘d see it by June 2018. More than a year later it has yet to emerge, and Yu states he’s had problem getting the item quality he requires out of a number of Chinese factories he’s tried dealing with. The brand-new layout is apparently mosting likely to be much easier to assemble and have a heftier bar style, among other refinements. He claims the brand-new base will certainly be offered in both a “T-Leg” as well as “C-Leg” arrangement, alleviating our concern regarding side-load emphasizing on the training columns.

If this brand-new base ever before concerns market we’ll upgrade you here. However we’re not holding our breath any kind of longer as one of the most current news on the company is that Yu closed the tiny Los Angeles office as well as has relocated it to accompany all its various other employees in southeast Asia.

In the meantime, a new $399 standing workdesk with impressive efficiency has been introduce via the brand-new joint venture in between US-based iMovR as well as 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 workdesk under $400.

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