By far the most populous category of sit-to-stand products, electric standing desks are powered by precision, linear motor drives and easily change in height with the press of a button. They have a distinct advantage over most manually-operated desks in speed, convenience, and performance, but tend to cost a little more than their crank-operated cousins. Nevertheless, with dozens to choose from spanning a wide range of capabilities, feature sets, and price tags, it remains the active workstation of choice for homes and offices across the country.
If you're in the market for an adjustable-height desk and are willing to put in 20 seconds of elbow grease each time you want to switch from sitting to standing, then a manual desk will save you some coin. Unlike the more common electric-adjustable standing desks, manually-operated desks change height without motors, electronics or power cords. This makes manual desks slightly more affordable than electric models. The only tradeoff is that manual desks are generally slower to adjust and require more effort from the user to lift and lower.
As with any category, there is a spectrum of quality among the different available products, with a few standouts that rise above the rest. We've [...]
DIY Standing Desk: Choosing The Right Base
Planning to build a sit-to-stand desk or treadmill desk with your own desktop lumber? There are some great options available. We'll take you through the pluses and minuses of each model. Understandably, DIY'ers are always looking to find the lowest cost option for any components they need to buy versus make. In the case of electric height-adjustable bases spending a little more, as a rule of thumb, is going to buy you a quieter, faster, heavier-lifting, more reliable desk base, a longer warranty period, and a longer "stroke" (total distance between top end and bottom end).
Foot Rest Comparison Reviews
A perfect footrest can help prevent blood pooling in the legs, improve circulation, and make your chair more comfortable, but is it any use with a standing desk? Read through our footrest reviews to see which one is the best for both sitting and standing.
Balance Board Comparison Reviews
Looking for a balance board that can provide enough stability to work at your standing desk? We've reviewed the top office products available in this relatively new product category. Improving on the design of balance trainers and physical therapy tools, these wobble boards are bigger, better-looking and functional when it comes to taking pressure off of your joints.
Treadmill Desk Reviews
Treadmill desks can come as integrated treadmill-plus-desk units or as mix-and-max setups that allow you to pair an office treadmill with the adjustable-height desk of your choice. Our expert review staff has reviewed them all, and in this comprehensive comparison review give you the synopsis on every popular treadmill desk option out there.