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.
The DIYer’s Guide to Standing Desk Bases
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).
iMovR Omega Everest Standing Desk Review
iMovR's innovation of the SteadyType keyboard tray finally sets the ideal ergonomics for all three modalities: sitting, standing and walking, in this rock solid, top-of-the-line electric desk. With the special angles and overall stability achieved by embedded the keyboard tray into the desktop user productivity soars. The bottom line is faster and more accurate typing, and greater comfort due to the improved ergonomics as compared to conventional desks and trays. For treadmill deskers the additional ergonomic benefit of eliminating "palm anchoring" stresses means faster typing at higher walking speeds and a healthier workstation setup overall. The Everest is the ultimate desk, a [...]
iMovR Omega Olympus Adjustable Height Stand Up Desk Review
When iMovR launched its new Omega desk line last year with the Everest and Denali models, they had the top-end and bottom-end covered with a premium electric desk and manual crank desk, respectively. Now with the new Omega Olympus they've got what is likely to become their most popular desk model yet - an ideal compromise, if you will, between hi-tech features and affordable price - and is definitely destined to become the most popular desk for pairing with an office treadmill, bar none. The Omega line has one key distinguishing feature that separates it from all other standing desks in the market today: each model has a built-in SteadyType keyboard tray that improves the user's typing [...]
iMovR Omega Denali Standing Desk Review
The next evolution of the stand up desk, the Omega brings to the table the integrated, infinitely-adjustable SteadyType keyboard platform to provide better ergonomic wrist angles than any keyboard tray to date. Paired with an affordable crank base, and fortified with iMovR's 3D lamination process and inert nuts, the Denali Stand Up Desk helps deskers of all budgets reach new summits.
iMovR ThermoDesk Elite Standing Desk Review
Not only is the Elite a top of the line desk for a one-man walkstation, it’s also our first choice for shared “hotdesk” style treadmill desks. Incredibly quiet motors ensure that frequent desk adjustments won’t bother coworkers. Some desks (lookin’ at you, Mod-E) sound a bit like a coffee grinder with pebbles in it while operating. The Elite barely even registered on our decibel meter during testing, spiking at ~46dB while lifting and 42dB during descent, right in the range of typical ambient office noise or very low whispers. Elite Waterfall Edge & Power Console An advanced digital hand controller also helps. Instead of the standard up/down controls we see on most electric desk lines, [...]