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…
Electric Standing Desk Converter
We’ve reached a major inflection point in the market for electric standing desk converters, with prices on some new units actually meeting the price of hand-operated converters. You can now find a wide assortment of converters under $350, including electrics as inexpensive as $249. Just a few short years ago, the least expensive electric standing desk converter would have run you $900, so this is truly a momentous improvement in cost-engineering and volume economics.
Just as electric windows quickly replaced crank windows in cars, we expect the same to happen in the world of standing desk converters. It’s really just a rinse-and-repeat of what happened with full-sized sit-stand desks over the past few years – where the market share of crank desks has dropped to less than 2% of all sit-stand desks being sold today – inevitable when prices between manual and electric start to equate.
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