8 best adjustable standing desks in 2016 – reviews and comparison

By | May 21, 2016

Height adjustable standing desks

Standing desks are a great alternative to conventional chair desk systems where you sit all the while when working. Standing desks are raised to height where you can work on your computer in a standing posture without having to sit.

This is a great way to work on computers because standing is much more healthier than sitting. This is something I can tell from personal experience. Now even medical science conforms this, that sitting continuously for long hours, which most computer users do, is harmful for the backbone and is very likely to produce long term health problems.

So it is not at all wise to compromise your health that way. Simply get a standing desk that allows you to stand while you work.

In this post we take a look at some of the standing desks selling right now. Each has a different set of features and price.

1. VARIDESK Pro Plus 36 – Height-Adjustable Standing Desk

The first one in the list is the Varidesk Pro Plus 36 standing desk. It is very popular and has received excellent reviews. Comes in white and black colors.

It is designed to accommodate dual monitor setups or larger workspaces. Has a two tier design, the upper is for the monitor and the lower one for keyboard and mouse. The height can be adjusted to 11 different positions. Does not shake and remains stable and sturdy even when fully extended.

Has a special patented spring-loaded lifting mechanism that lifts upto 35 lbs of weight in just 3 seconds. This makes it easy to stand up and sit down without having to do any extra effort.

The unit comes fully assembled and does not require any kind of assembly or installation. For more information click the button below.

Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Standing Desk

2. X-ELITE PRO Height Adjustable Stand Desk (by Stand Steady)

Next in our list is the X-Elite Pro Adjustable Stand Desk by “Stand Steady”. Its good for your health and relieves backpain. It fits on top of your existing desk and arrives fully assembled.

The innovative air pump system allows you to switch between sitting and standing in just 3 seconds.
The height can be adjusted anywhere between 5 to 16 inches. Has a single level flat surface design that can hold your laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse and other things.

The desktop surface is 28 inches x 20 inches. The footprint is about 24.5 inches x 16.8 inches so it can fit most desks and cubicles. Weighs around 27 lbs. Can hold a maximum weight of 20 lbs. Made of durable laminated particleboard and with steel legs.

X-Elite Pro Height Adjustable Standing Desk

3. 60″ Crank Adjustable Stand Up Desk with Heavy Duty Steel Frame ( Stand Up Desk Store )

This is an innovative sit/stand desk designed to help you maintain a better posture, reduce back and neck pain, and increase productivity.

It can easily adjust from sitting to standing with a smooth crank adjustment from 28-7/8″ – 42-5/8″ (lower surface) and 33-1/2″ – 47-1/4″ (upper surface). The two tier shelf design holds you monitor at the proper viewing height along with the keyboard and mouse at the proper working height.

The table has a silver gray powder coat paint finish, which is heavy duty and lasts for years. This product meets the minimum requirements of ANSI/BIFMA standards. For more information about the product and its price, click the button below.

60 inch Crank Adjustable Stand Up Desk

4. The Original Stand Steady Desk – Adjustable Height ( Stand Steady )

The “Original Standing Desk” from Stand Steady is an award winning standing desk that has received quite a lot of positive reviews from customers. It is a sturdy and stable desk with rubber feet that do not slide. Can support upto 75 pounds of weight. It is quite simple in design and not like the Varidesk standing desk. It just raises the height of your existing desk to a standing height.

The top of the desk comes in various colors like black, cherry or maple and finished with water resistant veneer. The legs are made of aluminium and have snap buttons to easily adjust the desk height. The feet are made of soft non-skid rubber which provide extra stability. The desk can be assembled in 5 minutes.

The tabletop is large enough to hold a monitor, keyboard, mouse and a cup of coffee. The height adjusts from about 11.25″ to 15.25″. Comes in multiple sizes so choose the one that fits your needs. For more information click the button below.

The Original Stand Steady Desk

5. ER Healthy Standing Desk

The ErgoRemedies Stand Desk is another two shelf table that has a separate tray for the keyboard. It is height adjustable and can be used in both sitting and standing position. It is somewhat similar to the Varidesk standing desk.

When sitting on a chair, it can be pressed downwards to be used as a normal sitting desk. When standing, it can be stretched up into a standing desk. This makes it flexible, convenient and quick in changing modes. The keyboard tray also maintains the correct spacing from the table top to ensure ergonomic use.
It features a unique, spring-assisted lift mechanism that allows it to raise or lower to several height positions effortlessly in just seconds.

Can hold upto 40 kgs of weight and is sturdy even when fully stretched. Comes fully assembled and requires no additional installation process. For more information click the button below.

ErgoRemedies Standing Desk

6. Rocelco Height Adjustable Standing Desk Riser – ADR 32″ wide

Next in the list is Rocelco Adjustable Desk Riser (ADR). It is similar to the Ergoremedies standing desk with very similar features and functionality.

The work surface is large enough to hold two monitors. Has a separate tray for keyboard that is large enough to hold even a laptop. The height is adjustable to 16.3″ with 4 incremental height options. The strong gas spring system can hold upto 50 lbs of weight.

The unit comes fully assembled and involves no extra installation process. For more information click the button below.

Rocelco standing desk

7. Mega “Stand Steady” Standing Desk

The “Stand Steady” Mega desk is a simple four leg tabletop that sits on your existing desk to raise its height. It has a large 4 foot by 2 foot surface area that covers your entire desk.

The height is adjustable and can be set between 11.25″ to 15.25″. The tabletop is finished with water resistant veneer and comes in different colors including black, cherry and maple. The legs are made of aluminium with snap buttons, allowing for each height adjustment. Aluminium also makes the legs lighter. The feed are made of soft non-skid rubber to keep the table steady all the time. The table weights nearly 33 pounds and needs only 5 minutes to assemble. The space below on your earlier desk is fully usable and you get extra space for keeping things. Overall its a comfortable and affordable standing desk solution and has been featured in media houses like wall street journal, new york times and washington post. For more information click the button below.

Stand Steady Mega Standing Desk

8. Executive “Stand Steady” Standing Desk

This is another simple standing desk solution from “Stand Steady” and is similar to the previous Mega Standing Desk. Construction is quite similar, except the table top area which is smaller.

The desktop is 32″ x 22″ and the height adjusts from 11.25″ to 15.25″. The desktop is large enough to hold upto two monitors. The space below the desktop on your original desk is also fully usable giving you more space than earlier.

The legs are made of aluminium along with soft rubber feet that resist skidding, providing the table with extra stability.

It weights around 19 lbs and takes around 5 minutes to assemble and get ready for use. For more information click the link below.

Stand Steady Executive Standing Desk


Standing desks can greatly help you improve your health when working on computers. Those suffering back pain in lumber region often find it difficult to sit continuously as their back would start to pain in some time. In such cases standing desks present a quick and easy solution to relieve the pain and keep working.

Another great benefit of standing desk is that you can quickly move around or stretch your legs while working to avoid muscular stress. Along with standing desks you can also use anti fatigue standing mats below your feet to further enhance your working capacity. We shall talk more about those in an upcoming article.

Standing desks are increasingly becoming popular world-wide as health concerns are on the rise. Even corporate houses have started designing their furniture in a way as to accommodate the facility to allow employees to stand while working.

So get yourself a standing desk today and start saving your health. Thanks for reading and for any further queries use the comment box below.

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