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Adjustable Desk Stand

Adjustable Desk Stand

In this comparison review we synthesize our detailed product reviews and sort them by performance and customer value, so at the end of the day, you can make sure you spend your money wisely. When you narrow down which products sound most interesting, just follow the links to our full reviews. You can also do a quick side-by-side comparison of your top picks by clicking on the “Add to Comparison Table” button in each review abstract (then hit “Go” in the bottom right corner of the page). If you find what you see here helpful, and are ready to move to the next step, click the “Where to Buy” button and you’ll be guided to an online retailer carrying the product. We wrote this comparison review due to the dramatic influx of new standing desk converter models into the office fitness industry over the last year. These popular desktop adornments act as sort of a middle ground between sitting desks and full-blown, height-adjustable standing desks. Basic ones sit on your existing desktop and include an adjustable-height work surface for working while standing. They get fancier from there, with built-in monitor arms (some supporting up to four monitors) and “dropped” keyboard platforms (the best tilting like ergonomic keyboard trays), as well as other ergonomics-enhancing features. Preliminary Tips 1. Discover VariDesk Alternatives We have to start off this comparison review with an obligatory word of praise, plus a healthy dose of caution regarding the one brand of standing desk converters that is 99 times more likely to be known than any other, Varidesk. Thanks to this spinout division of costume industry giant Gemmy, and the millions of dollars they have lavished on television, radio, online, magazine and newspaper advertising over the past few years, hundreds of thousands of people search the web every month for deals and reviews on Varidesk products. In fact, WorkWhileWalking is proud to have been the first site to review the original Varidesk back in 2013. All Varidesk models move out towards the user in an arced movement (an inherent mechanical attribute), introducing instability and pushing you away from your desk. Since then they’ve added several models (and we’ve added follow on reviews for each), such as the Varidesk Soho, Varidesk Pro, Varidesk Pro Plus, Varidesk Cube, Varidesk Exec 48 standing desk converters, and the platypus of the pack, the Varidesk Pro Desk. Back then, before competitors arrived, we gave the first model – a most novel invention at the time – a 5-star review. But check out our reviews today, and you’ll find many competing models offer far better ergonomics and consumer value, while Varidesk has mostly stuck to its original, dated mechanical structure. While it is unquestionable that Varidesk helped raise the tide of sitting disease awareness and floated all boats, to the benefit of now a couple of dozen competitors, most Varidesk owners we hear from abandoned them within six to twelve months of purchase. While they appear very cost effective, these Chinese-made products tend to be overhyped with glitzy advertising claims, yet ergonomically deficient. Hence not only the rampant number of new competitors continuing to appear on the market every month, but the ballooning number of online searches for “varidesk alternative” into Google. 2. Consider a Stand Up Desk A key benefit to sit-stand converters is that they let you keep your old desk drawers, and eliminate the hassle of having to move out your old desk. There is also the perception that standing desk converters are less expensive than adjustable-height desks. It should be noted, however, that this price difference keeps getting smaller, especially when comparing the top-rated standing desk converters to any of the newest and greatest, low-cost, adjustable-height desks that have hit the market in the past couple of years. Some of the less expensive, yet high quality standing desks – such as the Upsilon, Ellure or UpTown – actually cost less than some of the fancier sit-stand converters – such as the Humanscale QuickStand, Winston or Electric Kangaroo. On the plus side, standing desk converters tend to be quicker and easier to install, lighter, and, often cheaper, than full-grown adjustable-height tables. There is a trade-off in stability and surface area – you’ll find that just about all of these products will jiggle a little during use, and it’s harder to set up a full workstation without the sweeping expanse of space you can get with an adjustable-height desk. Still, there’s no denying that a lot of standers will find these converters to be an extremely convenient and cost-effective alternative to changing out their beloved sitting desks. The most obvious case where a sit-stand converter will always work better than a standalone desk is when you’re contending with a built-in desk, where the expense of ripping out the furniture will clearly be out of the question. As for losing your desk drawers when switching to a sit-stand workstation, a lot of people just use mobile file pedestals to vanquish that particular problem. Solid ones can even do double duty as an extra seat for your office visitors. 3. Go Ergo Friendly The best standing desk converters feature easy ways to adjust your monitor height – for optimizing ergonomics. If a stand up desk isn’t right for you, and you want the health benefits of standing and working, a standing desk converter can be an excellent solution. But keep in mind not every standing desk converter is created equal. Take away an ergonomic feature – like VESA mounts, adjustable work surfaces, or tilting/adjusting monitors, and your ergonomics could be compromised. Each of our product reviews features an ergonomic assessment, ranking the product in relation to its competition, so you can be sure of its long-term health benefits. A lot of what determines a product’s ergonomic soundness has to do with with our individual anthropometries (fancy word for study of body measurements). Some standing desk converter manufacturers, perhaps in the efforts to cut costs, continue to ignore this, and end up producing products that cause as many ergonomic problems as they purportedly solve. Choose Your Standing Desk Converter Type
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Adjustable Desk Stand

A key benefit to sit-stand converters is that they let you keep your old desk drawers, and eliminate the hassle of having to move out your old desk. There is also the perception that standing desk converters are less expensive than adjustable-height desks. It should be noted, however, that this price difference keeps getting smaller, especially when comparing the top-rated standing desk converters to any of the newest and greatest, low-cost, adjustable-height desks that have hit the market in the past couple of years. Some of the less expensive, yet high quality standing desks – such as the Upsilon, Ellure or UpTown – actually cost less than some of the fancier sit-stand converters – such as the Humanscale QuickStand, Winston or Electric Kangaroo.
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Adjustable Desk Stand

Ergotron has been making height adjustable and customizable workstations for ages, and the Workfit series is one of their flagship products. It’s actually a number of different desks, articulating arms, and standing workstations, but you guys nominated the Workfit A and the Workfit S most specifically (you can see them individually at the link above). The Workfit A is an articulated arm that’s designed to clamp onto your existing desk, attach to your monitor, and lift it and your keyboard up to the height you prefer to work. Beneath the display is a work surface for papers, desk accessories, or anything else you need to have front and center while you work. It comes in two flavors—one with a suspended keyboard tray and another with a keyboard tray that’s attached to the primary work surface. The Workfit S on the other hand is a fully adjustable standing desk attachment that goes on the front of your current desk and has the display mounted at the top, as opposed to on an arm. The entire workstation, including the display at the top and the keyboard and mouse tray, are on an adjustable track that can be moved up or down depending on your personal preference.
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Adjustable Desk Stand

The VARIDESK Pro is less of a full standing workstation as it is an attachment to go on top of your current desk, but that doesn’t mean it’s not flexible or customizable. It’s perhaps one of the most affordable in the roundup (sans the DIY option, of course) at $300, but at its heart the VARIDESK is more of a height adjustable monitor stand and keyboard tray. That’s not a slight by any means—the fact that it goes on top of your desk means you don’t have to buy a new desk or completely rearrange your cubicle to use it—it’ll work just about anywhere. It can be switched from standing to sitting work positions, thanks to its scissor-style unfoldable arms (and a spring-assisted lift so you don’t have to heft all the weight of your stuff), and it can be adjusted to lock in any height you prefer. It’s wide enough for dual monitors (23″ x 36″ work surface). It has 15.5″ of adjustable height, supports 35lbs (16 kg) of weight, and comes with a one-year limited warranty.

Adjustable Desk Stand

Adjustable Desk Stand
Adjustable Desk Stand
Adjustable Desk Stand