Compact Standing Desks

iMovR ZipDesk shown in white with correct office ergonomics setup

While 95% of standing desks sold are 30 inches deep there are times when that’s just too big for your available space, and what you really need is a desk with 28 inches of depth or even less. Whether for a small Manhattan apartment, a dorm room, or a “hot desk” area, these smaller desks are ideal for the laptop user who doesn’t plan to have a lot of external monitors (for focal depth, users with multiple LCDs will likely want that full 30″ depth in all likelihood).

Our staff review experts have gathered commonly available standing desk options with shallow depths of under 28″, to make your hunt for the perfect compact standing workstation a little easier.

ZipDesk best compact standing desk

Best Compact Standing Desk Reviews

While 95% of standing desks sold are 30 inches deep there are times when that's just too big for your available space.

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imovr lander lite

iMovR Lander Lite Standing Desk Review

The new iMovR Lander Lite fills a gaping hole in the market today. It brings premium quality and advanced technology to the mainstream buyer.

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iMovR Jaxson standing desk with computer setup by an office window

iMovR Jaxson Standing Desk Review

The first standing desk with brushless motor technology, the Jaxson disrupts the industry with a superb value for its quality and features.

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iMovR Energize Stand Up Desk

iMovR Energize Standing Desk Review

We've crowned a new king of "stand up desk" customization: 5,400 combinations of desk shape, size, and color make up iMovR's American-made Freedom Line.

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IKEA Knotten standing desk

IKEA Knotten Standing Desk Review

The IKEA Knotten is great at what it is: A piece of furniture designed for storage in a foyer. The issue is when IKEA calls it a standing desk.

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Ergonofis Sway solid wood standing desk

Ergonofis Sway Solid Wood Standing Desk Review

The Ergonofis Sway solid wood standing desk is a high-quality piece of furniture for a classy and ergonomic office. It is also the only option for a solid wood standing desk that is made in Canada. So, if that is what you are looking for, you're in luck.

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All the easiest desks for standing desk assembly

ZipDesk Standing Desk Review

If you need a desk as fast as possible and are willing to pay a little bit more to not have to worry about product quality, the ZipDesk is for you.

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The Flexispot Vici Quick Assembling Standing Desk in black waits in a light room with a small potted plant resting on top.

FlexiSpot Vici Quick Assembling Standing Desk (EC9) Review

Purports to be a quick and easy desk to build, and it's super cheap - but is it really?

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steelcase solo standing desk review

Steelcase Solo Standing Desk Review

We're glad to see a new entry in the slowly-growing roster of quick-install desks, plus there's a lot to be said for the motor design of the Steelcase Solo.

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Floyd Birch Standing Desk Review

Floyd Standing Desk Review

Unspectacular in every way, this Floyd birch standing desk is just a "filler" product in their line of home furnishings.

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fully remi standing desk review

Fully Remi Standing Desk Review

Fully's super low-budget alternative to the Jarvis, the Remi is limited in customization options and height adjustment range.

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ApesDesk Lumi Glass-top standing desk in an office

ApexDesk Lumi Glass Top Standing Desk Review

This ApexDesk Lumi Glass Top Standing Desk review demonstrates how something shoppers think will be classy and stylish can fall short when it arrives at your home. Some unique features can't make up for poor quality control and damage.

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herman miller standing desk reviews

Herman Miller Renew Standing Desk Review

Overpriced, low-quality desktops in limited sizes and colors, arduous assembly, and a too-limited ergonomic range make the Herman Miller Renew a tough sell.

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Northread Electric Standing Desk Review

Compact and quick install standing desk with a single-stage and single-motor design made with simple and low quality construction.

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Steelcase Airtouch Sit-to-Stand Table

Steelcase Airtouch Sit-to-Stand Table Review

The Steelcase Airtouch sit-to-stand table offers a single pneumatic lifting column and several color selections.

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Herman Miller Motia standing desk

Herman Miller Motia Standing Desk Review

The Herman Miller Motia is a vastly overpriced, severely limited offering with a sketchy delivery and installation experience for users at best.

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Herman Miller, Steelcase and Knoll standing desks

Herman Miller Nevi Standing Desk Review

Stripped to the bones in features and quality, the Herman Miller Nevi is built with low-end componentry and offered in a limited range of sizes and colors.

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knoll hipso height adjustable desk

Knoll Hipso Standing Desk Review

Spun up quickly in response to the pandemic, Knoll's new Hipso desk hits a $535 price point but is too limited in features and selections to be competitive.

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Jarvis Standing Desk Review

The Jarvis is popular, there is no doubt about it. Sleekly marketed and with low entry-point pricing on all-Chinese componentry, Fully generates a lot of sales. But the componentry is unspectacular, marketing claims are overwrought, and the warranty doesn't include the desktops. …

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SHW memory height adjustable standing desk

SHW Memory Preset Standing Desk Review

One of the cheapest options for a full electric standing desk, the SHW adjustable height desk is as basic as they come and only sells through Amazon.

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ecotribe Standing Desk Review

A compact workstation for the office or home built primarily for working while standing with shelves at adjustable heights.

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FAMISKY Dual motor standing desk

FAMISKY Dual Motor Standing Desk Review

One of the cheapest options for a full electric standing desk, the FAMISKY electric adjustable height desk is as basic as they come and only sells through Amazon.

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humanscale float mini single leg standing desk

Humanscale Float Mini Standing Desk Review

Tiny standing desk that can fit almost anywhere you need to work, sitting or standing. Bamboo tabletop and white legs.

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Humanscale eFloat one single leg standing desk

Humanscale eFloat One Standing Desk Review

Single leg standing desk that can fit in compact areas, allowing you to sit or stand while working. Bamboo tabletop and white legs.

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up rite mobile sit stand desk

Up-Rite Mobile Sit-Stand Desk Review

A podium-style sit-stand desk like this offers a mobile standing desk option that can fit in any office or home.

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Northread glass top electric standing desk

Northread Glass Top Electric Standing Desk Review

The Northread glass top single-motor electric standing desk is a cheap option for sit-stand workstations with low quality construction.

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