Standing Desk Reviews 10 Standing Desks and Stand Up Desks Compared

Standing desks or stand up desks where you can work while standing or sitting on a high stool are in the news a lot right due to health and wellness issues relating to people who sit for excessive amounts of time each day.

I do a lot of research and writing on my computer and I am frequently on the phone and these activities can put me in my seat a lot. But this is about to change. I found that with a few changes I can use my current sitting desk as both a sitting desk and a standing / stand up desk. It is not ideal but it works for me.

Employees in successful companies like Google, Facebook and Mashable have started asking for a standing up or stand up desk to remain fresher and more alert during the work day.

Now if you don’t have a flexible desk set up like me check what standing desks or stand up desks are available on the market.

To help save you time I put together this review.  The standing desks / stand up desks are listed in no particular order. (all measurements are approximate)

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Standing desk / Stand Up Desk Number One

Safco Muv Stand-up Adjustable Height Workstation

According to Safco:

Height adjustability in 1-inch increments (2.54 cm)
Weight capacity is 100 lbs / 45kg for desk top, 25 lbs / 11 kg for keyboard tray
Keyboard shelf is 22 3/4-inch x 13 1/2-inch (57 x 34.29 cm)
Work surface is 29 1/2-inch x 19 3/4-inch x 3/4-inch (74 x 50 x 1.9 cm)
Moves on four casters (2 locking)

Work surface height is 35-inch to 49-inch and width 29 1/2 inches

(Work surface height is approx. 88.9 to 124 cm and width 74.93 cm)

For more details including current pricing and to read buyer’s reviews click on the link to Amazon reviews of Safco Products Stand-Up Desk Adjustable Height Computer Workstation with Keyboard Shelf, Cherry

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Standing desk / Stand Up Desk Number Two

Safco Muv Stand-up Non-Adjustable Height Workstation

According to Safco:

Weight capacity is 25 lbs / 11 kg. for keyboard tray & 100 lbs /45 kg desk top.
Keyboard and printer shelf adjusts in 1-inch increments
Keyboard shelf is 24 3/4-inch x 13 1/2-inch (62 cm x 34 cm)
Work surface is 29-inch x 22-inch x 3/4-inch (73 cm x 55 cm x 1.9 cm)
Mobile on four casters (2 locking)

Work surface height is 45-inches and width is 29 inches

(Work surface height is 114 cm and width is 73 cm)

For more details including current pricing and to read buyer’s reviews click on the link to Amazon reviews of Safco Muv Stand-up Workstation

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Standing desk / Stand Up Desk Number Three

Rain Design iGo Standing Desk Standing Display Stand for iMac G4 

According to Rain Design:

Strong durable polyproylene dome holds your iMac in place
Halo lamp for showcasing your iMac or typing in the dark
Keyboard panel with adjustable heights and depts for good ergnomics

Work surface height is 33 to 37 inches and width is 33 inches

(Work surface height is 83 cm to 94 and width is 83 cm)

For more details including current pricing and to read buyer’s reviews click on the link to Amazon reviews of Igo Desk for Imac G5 Standing Model By Rain Design

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Standing desk / Stand Up Desk Number Four

Buddy Products Buddy Euroflex Stand-up Workstation 

According to Buddy products:

Accommodates a computer monitor, desktop CPU and mini-tower CPU, keyboard, and printer
Top shelf holds a monitor, desktop CPU, and basic supplies
Fixed keyboard shelf features a pull-out side extension for a mouse
Adjustable height lower shelf holds a mini-tower CPU or printer and supplies
0.75 inch (1.9 cm) melamine laminate and sturdy steel and heavy duty dual wheel casters

Work surface height is 44-1/4 inches and width is 29-1/2 inches 

(Work surface height is 112 cm and width is 74 cm)

For more details including current pricing and to read buyer’s reviews click on the link to Amazon reviews Buddy Products Euroflex Standup Fixed Height Workstation

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Standing desk / Stand Up Desk Number Five

Balt Web A/V Stand-Up Workstation with CPU Holder – Black 

According to Balt:

Adjustable Height
T-Legs w/Crossbar
3 inch (7.6 cm) Casters
CPU Holder Features – Adjustable Holder, Left Or Right Mount

Work surface height is 44-1/2 inches and width is 34 inches

(Work surface height is 113 cm and width is 86 cm)

For more details including current pricing and to read buyer’s reviews click on the link to Amazon reviews of Balt Workstation or AV Cart

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Standing desk / Stand Up Desk Number Six

MonMount Mobile Computer Cart

According to MonMount:

Fully height adjustable and designed to be ergonomic.
high. Monitor Weight Capacity: Max 22 lbs / 10 kg monitor
Easily wheel your pc from one room to another.
Holds monitors up to 22 lbs / 10 kg
Heavy duty construction

The LCD monitor can be adjustable from 43 inches to 67 inches

(The LCD monitor can be adjustable from 109 cm to 170 cm)

For more details including current pricing and to read buyer’s reviews click on the link to Amazon reviews of Mobile Computer Cart

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Standing desk / Stand Up Desk Number Seven

Mayline Eastwinds 950 Laptop Caddy on Amazon

Mayline Eastwinds 950 Laptop Caddy Medium

According to Mayline:

Adjustable Height, Split Toptilt
Tripod
Locking 2 inche Casters
Compliance, Standards – California Air Resources Board (CARB) Compliant

Dimensions: 38 H x 29.5 W x 15 D inches (96 x 74 by 38 cm)

Work surface height is  from 27 to 38 inches, width 29.5 inches

(Work surface height is from 68 cm to 96 cm and width is 74 cm

For more details including current pricing and to read buyer’s reviews click on the link to Amazon reviews of Mayline Eastwinds 950 Laptop Caddy

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Standing desk / Stand Up Desk Number Eight

VARIDESK – Height-Adjustable Standing Desk – Pro Plus 36 

According to Varidesk:

Designed to accommodate those with dual-monitor setups or larger workspace needs
2-tier design gives you an upper display surface for your monitor, and a spacious lower keyboard and mouse deck
Height-adjustable to 11 different positions for ergonomic comfort.
Remains sturdy and stable even when fully extended
Patented spring-loaded lifting mechanism
Easily lift up to 35 lbs. (15.8 kgs.) in 3 seconds,
Comes fully assembled right out of the box
36″ (91.4 cm) wide for larger, dual-monitor setups

Two-tier design: upper display surface, lower keyboard/mouse deck
Holds up to 35 lbs (15.8 kg)
Sits on top of existing desk
Sturdy and stable even when fully extended

Dimensions and more details including current pricing and reviews on the link to Amazon reviews of VARIDESK – Height-Adjustable Standing Desk

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Standing desk / Stand Up Desk Number Nine

Standing Desk Height Adjustable Stand – Up Sit Stand Desks Converter Fits Big Monitors 36″ Wide

According to High Supply:

Ergonomic heavy duty sit stand dual monitor workstation adjusts to your needs.
Great for any woman or man who is under 6’5”.
Easily fits up to two 27” monitors
Stand Up Desk is 36″ wide, wider than most all other adjustable height risers. Compatible with Monitor Stands.
Computer work station easily adjust to 16.75″ above your existing surface.
Comes preassembled w/ extra support and padding pieces. All tools needed are included.

Dimensions and more details including current pricing and reviews on the link to Amazon reviews of Standing Desk Height Adjustable Stand – Up Sit Stand Desks Converter Standup Workstation Fits Big Monitors 36″ Wide

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Standing desk / Stand Up Desk Number Ten

FlexiSpot Standing Desk Converter adjustable Stand Up Desk Riser w/ Quick Release Removable Keyboard Tray

According to Flexispot:

Ergonomic back-tilt keyboard tray–Keeps your wrists in a neutral position
Soft wrist rest
No Pre-determined Heights
The keyboard tray drops down in front of the desk
An oversized surface area gives you plenty of working space
Minimal loss of space–Compact design is ideal for corner cubicles and limited space
Engineered wood base with metal plate inside for maximum stability
Quick release keyboard tray
One-touch adjustments–Simply raise or lower the platform with one touch of the lever

Dimensions and more details including current pricing and reviews on the link to Amazon reviews FlexiSpot Standing Desk Converter, Height adjustable Stand Up Desk Riser w/ Quick Release Removable Keyboard 

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Standing up all day is not great idea but if you have a standing or stand up desk and you stand up and then use a high stool you have the best of both worlds and you will be able to feel even better if you move around every twenty minutes to stretch your whole body.

TIPS:

Make sure if you are using a computer the screen is at eye level

Wear flat comfortable

Use a standing mat like this from Amazon.

Remember to alternate between sitting and standing and take breaks every 20 minutes or so and perform some gentle stretches.

Here are two videos on standing desks / stand up desks for you to check out.

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Trendspotting: Standing Desks

Two

Standing Desks Are on the Rise

One Article from the Cancer Society

Study Links More Time Spent Sitting to Higher Risk of Death

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If you have any questions about a standing desk or stand up desk noted above please follow the link to learn more from the maker of the product or read over the additional reviews linked to on this page. I hope that if you use this information to make your buying decision you will help value my time by buying your standing desk / stand up desk via one of the Amazon links in this review. Then Amazon will give me at least a few cents for my work time.

Best of health and success to you,

David

Here is another article on how to create a comfortable workspace