Standing Desk Converter
A riser desk, or standing desk converter, is a device that rests on top of your desk and raises your workstation up and down so you can sit or stand at work. They are smaller and generally less expensive than full standing desks. If you aren’t ready to invest in a full standing desk or can’t replace your existing desk (for instance, if it’s too difficult to move or if your office doesn’t allow employees to order new desks), then a riser desk is ideal.
If you’ve determined a riser desk is right for you, there are many options (and plenty of them cheap quality). It’s increasingly important to do your research before buying, or you may end up with a model that is suboptimal for your needs. Information on these products is often coded in technical jargon, creating a maze the uninitiated consumer has to wade through. Z-Lifts, Dual ergonomics, dropped keyboard trays, VESA mounts—it’s important to know these technical terms so you can find the right riser desk for your work style, body type, and office area.
The StandUpDeskStore AirRise Plus Standing Desk Converter has a pneumatic Z-Lift design and unfortunately comes with some big flaws.
The Stand Steady FlexPro Charge Standing Desk Converter costs $359.99 has two desktop surfaces and built-in wireless device charging.
The Stand Steady Premier Electric Standing Desk Converter starts at $359.99, has two desktop surfaces and utilizes an electric lift system.
The Stand Steady Premier Lift Standing Desk Converter is $319.99, uses a pneumatic lift, has two surfaces and features a magnetic backsplash.
The Stand Steady FlexPro Hero Corner Standing Desk Converter is designed for L-desks and corner desks. It assembles in two steps and has a keyboard tray.
The Stand Steady X-Elite Premier Standing Desk Converter comes fully assembled and has a large work surface, but it doesn't have a keyboard tray.
The Stand Steady FlexPro Hero Standing Desk Converter starts at $219.99, has two work surfaces, and has a pneumatic height adjustment system.
Stand Steady X-Elite Essential Standing Desk Converter is a very basic standing desk converter with only 20 lbs of weight capacity and no keyboard tray.
The Steady Steady Original Standing Desk Converter is very cheap, holds up to 75 lbs and will enable you to stand while working, but it has drawbacks.
Call it a desktop workstation, a sit-stand workstation, or a desktop riser, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Ah, well, let’s step back from that a bit and just say that some of these products are on the rose spectrum while others may be closer to skunk cabbage. As a…
The iMovR Tucker Pro kit addresses the need for cable management for standing desk converters, which is the first attempt we've seen and a great idea.
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Despite excellent weight capacity and an attractive keypad for changing height, the UpLift E7 lacks flexibility in important ergonomic spots.
The Eureka Ultra Slim Portable Standing Desk Converter packs a sturdy X-Lift frame and silent lift mechanism into an easy-to-move device.
We’ve got little to knock, just the fact that we would have liked to have seen a steeper maximum tilt angle on the ergonomic keyboard tray.
We’ve had mostly positive things to say about Ergotron’s WorkFit line of standing desk converters so far, and our hopes are high for the WorkFit-TLE.
A single X-Lift frame may normally cry quality concerns, but the Alcove M7 series from Flexispot is a durable and sturdy fleet of desk risers.
Looking for great adjustability and an aesthetically pleasing design? The iMovR Cadence Express standing desk converter does it all for a competitive price.