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…
Post & Base Standing Desk Converter
There are a couple primary benefits to using Post & Base sit-stand desk converters.
- They come with a monitor post built-in so you don’t have to buy a separate monitor arm to keep your monitors at the right ergonomic height
- They generally use gas lift mechanisms that are extremely quiet to adjust–no risk of annoying coworkers while your unit clicks into place
Don’t be turned off by their high price tag right away. The reason sit-stand desk converters are so expensive is because they have the benefit of a monitor post built-in. If you choose a Z-Lift or an X-Lift for instance, you’ll pay less for the unit itself, but you’ll have to fork over a couple hundred more dollars to get a high quality monitor arm that provides the same level of ergonomic bliss.
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