Best Standing Desk Converter

Best standing desk converter
A 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 ordering new desks), then a standing desk converter is ideal.
If you’ve determined a standing desk converter 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 standing desk converter for your work style, body type, and office area.
Overall Best Standing Desk Converters

Best Standing Desk Converter Reviews

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…

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Best Sit-Stand Desk Converters Under $350

Best Sit-Stand Desk Converters Under $350

Reviews of 18 top standing converters models across all model types, including Z-Lifts, X-Lifts, Hovers, Post & Base, and Electric, under $350.

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Top Z-Lift Standup Desk Converters – Experts Review

Top Z-Lift Standup Desk Converters – Experts Review

Varidesk, ZipLift, Ergotron, and more—we've reviewed 100s of stand up desk products over the years. Find out how the top products fare.

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Top X-Lift Standing Desk Converters – Expert Reviews

Top X-Lift Standing Desk Converters – Expert Reviews

Flexispot, Fellowes, AirRise Pro, and more—we've reviewed 100s of stand up desk converters over the years. See how the best X-Lifts fared.

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Top Electric Stand Desk Converters – Experts Review

Top Electric Stand Desk Converters – Experts Review

Winston-E, Kangaroo Electric, Versadesk and more—we've reviewed hundreds of stand desk products over the years. See which are the best.

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The Most Stable Hovering Standing Desk Converters – Experts Review

The Most Stable Hovering Standing Desk Converters – Experts Review

Cadence, WorkFit-A, Helium Junior, and more—we've reviewed 100s of stand desk products over the years. Find out how the top desk risers fare in our testing.

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Top Sit-Stand Desk Converters – Post & Base Models – Experts Review

Top Sit-Stand Desk Converters – Post & Base Models – Experts Review

Kangaroo, Winston, Quickstand and more—we've reviewed hundreds of sit-stand desk converters over the years. Find out which are the best.

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Top Standing Desk Converters for Corner Spaces – Experts Review

Top Standing Desk Converters for Corner Spaces – Experts Review

Varidesk, ZipLift, Ergotron, and more—we've reviewed hundreds of stand up desk products over the years. Find out which are the best.

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iMovR ZipLift+ Sit-Stand Converter Review

The ZipLift+ Sit-Stand Converter is extremely stable and rock steady. It has tremendous height range adjustability, with infinite stops.

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iMovR ZipLift Corner 42″ Stand Up Desk Converter Review

The key benefit of a corner stand up desk converter is to make use of space that would otherwise be underutilized, or not used at all. 

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Ziplift+ HD stand up desk converter

iMovR ZipLift+ HD Stand Up Desk Converter Review

The ZipLift+ HD has three grommet holes for infinite monitor arm options and is rock-steady at the full 20"+ height extension.

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iMovR ZipLift Patriot Standing Desk Converte

iMovR ZipLift Patriot Standing Desk Converter Review

iMovR’s latest standing desk converter is one of the best on the market. However, you’ll pay a premium price for American-made quality. That said, it’s still a better deal than any Varidesk, and the product itself is hard to beat regardless of price. Created in response to persis…

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ZipLift Standing Desk Converter

Top 8 Factors to Consider When Buying a Convertible Standing Desk

Is it dual-monitor compatible? Ergonomically adjustable? We outline what you need to know to pick a great convertible standing desk.

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VariDesk Reviews

VARIDESK Reviews

Varidesk has also stimulated the emergence of some sixty competitors' units, and counting. All of them attacking the market with better mouse traps—be it higher quality, better ergonomics, greater features, or just lower price than the Varidesk models.

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varidesk converter alternative

What Are The Best Varidesk Alternatives?

Thousands of people seek out "varidesk alternatives" in online searches every month, and for good reason. After lab testing dozens of sit-stand converters or staff reviewers make their top three recommendations for the best alternatives to Varidesk's overpriced and antiquated pro…

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Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Electric Standing Desk Converter Review

The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Electric is one of the best electric standing desk converter we’ve seen in its price range.

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Varidesk Exec 48 Desktop Converter

Varidesk Exec Series Review

The Exec 48 is specially designed for taller users, solving the problem of inadequate height that's plagued Varidesk since day one.

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Varidesk reviews

Varidesk Pro Plus Standing Desk Converter Review

This new model has more acceptable ergonomics, while an optional monitor arm provides more ergonomic viewing angles than the Varidesks of old.

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upliftdesk e7 standing desk converter electric review

UpLiftDesk E7 Electric Standing Desk Converter Review

Despite excellent weight capacity and an attractive keypad for changing height, the UpLift E7 lacks flexibility in important ergonomic spots.

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Varidesk Soho Sit Stand Workstation Review

Varidesk Laptop 30 Sit Stand Workstation Review

With the smallest footprint of any Varidesk desktop converter, the Laptop 30 is the most compact workstation in Varidesk's catalog.

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Varidesk Cube Plus Review

The Cube Plus 40 is another entry in the Varidesk lineup, with the niche of an extra-slim surface and base that will fit smaller spaces like cubicles. It’s a solid choice for a slimmer converter if you’re strapped for space.

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Eureka Standing Desk Converter Reviews

Eureka Standing Desk Converter Reviews

If you’re looking for a Eureka standing desk converter, and you’re trying to decide among all the options, you’re in the right place. We’ve organized all Eureka standing desk converters by price. The lowest cost items come first, with simpler designs and fewer features. They grad…

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Eureka 31.5

Eureka 31.5″ Electric Sit-Stand Converter Review

If you’re looking for an electric standing desk converter and want the most for your money, the Eureka 31.5" Electric Sit-Stand Desk is a clear winner. 

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Eureka 46 XL Standing Desk Converter

Eureka 46 XL Standing Desk Converter Review

This 46” XL standing desk converter from Eureka is built with a Z-Lift mechanism (using a patented gas strut), which means its frame takes a Z-shape during the lifting process. Z-Lifts arc out during the lifting process, and sometimes this can introduce instability into the unit.…

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Eureka 36 Gen2 Standing Desk Converter

Eureka 36 Gen2 Standing Desk Converter Review

If you want a standing desk converter manufactured to the highest quality standards and with impressive features, the Eureka 36 Gen2 is a top contender. 

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Eureka 28” Corner Standing Desk Converter Review

Probably the best compact corner standing desk converter in the market. Robust build quality, top notch stability, classy finish options, and precision height adjustment. The Eureka 28” Corner Standing Desk Converter is our highest-rated desk converter for placing on small corner…

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Eureka Sit Stand New Generation Converter

Eureka Sit-Stand Desk New Generation (31B) Review

We normally only see this feature on higher end standing desk converters—it’s unprecedented territory for a $199 standing desk converter.

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Eureka Ultra Slim Portable Sit Stand Desk Converte

Eureka Ultra Slim Portable Sit Stand Desk Converter Review

The Eureka Ultra Slim Portable is the simplest design of all the Eureka standing desk converters we’ve reviewed. It is also the least expensive, at $149. What separates the Ultra Slim from other models is that it has a single platform work surface (with no separate keyboard tray)…

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Ergotron-WorkFit-TX

Ergotron WorkFit TX Standing Desk Converter Review

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.

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Ergotron WorkFit-Z Mini Review

If you're strapped for space and in need of a standing desk converter, this is likely one of the best choices available. It's a niche converter with niche appeal due to its small size and minimal weight lift capacity, but it is well designed and well built.

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