When it comes to the prospect of assembling a standing desk we find that our readers generally fall into two camps:Dudes who love a good DIY project, have the proper tools, and wouldn’t dream of paying for someone else to assemble their desk, and Everyone else. Including people who dress nicely for work, who don’t have the patience or technical skills for an “IKEA project,” and those who don’t have the proper power tools to make the job go faster.
If you fall into Group 2, this article is for you. The rest of you dudes can go check out our DIY section and learn all about the best bases and desktops to use in constructing your [...]
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 24 inches of depth. 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). These are fundamentally the two standard depths for the office desk industry; anything shallower than 24″ or deeper than 36″ is considered very [...]
When iMovR first introduced the Lander Desk in April, 2018 it stopped the presses, upending the long-standing assumption that a height-adjustable ergonomic desk will never be anything more than just a “dumb” piece of furniture with electric motors (if you’ll pardon our pun). As we wrote in our review at the time, the Lander’s debut represented a revolution in sit-stand smartdesk design, not just a another small evolution.
We are not [...]
Of all the innovations we’ve seen in standing desk designs since we first started publishing our lab-test reviews back in 2013, the ZipDesk’s “desk-in-a-box” concept is one of the most subtle yet potentially impactful on our industry. Why, you ask?
Conventional standing desks take some time to receive and assemble, and require some significant patience before you’re actually standing at them—assuming no problems transpire during assembly, such as missing parts or faulty components. Full stop.
When we’ve surveyed our readers as to why they haven’t yet adopted a standing desk, this in fact turns out to be the [...]
We've been reviewing Varidesk products since the company was first spun out of costume and decorations-manufacturer Gemmy Industries in 2013. That's when they first introduced what was at the time a highly-innovative new product, the Varidesk Pro standing desk converter. The Varidesk (originally called the Versadesk but that was stopped by a lawsuit from Versatable) started out as a CEO's pet project inside of Gemmy, and has exploded to become one of the largest brands in the office fitness sector today, and still the sales leader in the desktop converter segment.
Since then the company has rolled out a long list of [...]