When it comes to investing in a portable standing desk, there are a few key factors to consider. Specifications such as the adjustment range, weight capacity, speed, and materials used will all influence the total cost of the desk. It's important to make sure that the desk you choose has fast customer service and a warranty of at least five years. At Wirecutter, we tested two of Fully's laminate desks when we tested the Remi.
Both were attractive and the walnut finish looked realistic, but they were also prone to staining. A Wirecutter employee had his walnut desk replaced (free of charge) due to stains and is now satisfied with his Techwood desk. Cheaper standing desks are usually not motorized like the ones we chose; they need someone to manually adjust the height of the desk with a crank, making them inaccessible to people with mobility problems or limb differences. Flexispot has the best price, since its parent company, Loctek, is the OEM manufacturer of the three standing desks listed in the basic price range.
Since then, the Uplift and its closest competitors have become more attractive and rugged, and the average price of a nice standing desk is now about half that of the Terra. However, for a significantly lower price, this type of sitting and standing desk still offers many of the same advantages as the best standing desks. Premium standing desks are cheaper than ultra-premium models, but they still come with similar warranties in terms of length and coverage. Not only do standing desks offer a wide range of benefits, but they can also be affordable and customizable to your budget.
The build quality of your standing desk is very important, so it's worth paying more for higher quality. The Uplift v2 Commercial offers one of the lowest starting heights of standing desks I have tested to date. If you just want to convert your current desk into a standing desk, a seat-to-stand desk converter is a great option. However, you're paying for significantly smaller surface area and lifting capacity than other standing desk options. An alternative is a standing desk converter, which is placed above a standard desk and allows you to lift the keyboard and monitor to stand or lower them to sit.