DIY Standing Desk and Treadmill Desk Guide

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What Are Grommet Holes Used For In a Computer Desk?

Everything you ever wanted to know about grommet holes in computer desks, what you can do with them (like adding grommet-mounted desktop power modules), and how to cover them if you're going to use them only for cable pass-thru.

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Progressive Desk Solo Ryzer Standing Desk Review

The Solo Ryzer standing desk is a disappointing second offering from Progressive Desk. Its upgrade to a dual-motor (from the single-motor Economy Ryzer) fails to deliver significant upgrades in quality with its design, desktop material or height range.

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iMovR TRACE monitor arm

Ergonomists Rate The Best Monitor Arms

Is a monitor arm necessary? If you're planning to both sit and stand at a desk the answer is an unequivocal YES. We help you find the best one.

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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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The Best Standing Desks Under $400

There are many budget standing desk options, but lab testing is essential since quality can vary wildly at lower price points.

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iMovR Lander Executive Solid Wood Standing Desk Review

The Bentley of standing desks, the Executive features exquisite solid wood finishes, three drawers, and a concealed electronics cabinet

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Humanscale Quickstand Lite Height Adjustable Workstation

Humanscale QuickStand Lite Height Adjustable Workstation Review

Featuring award-winning design, the Humanscale QuickStand Lite stays true to the form over function approach, and would look quite handsome atop any desk.

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iMovR Reviews

iMovR has been the innovation leader in premium-quality, American-made active office workstations since 2014, known for its immense array of manufactured-on-demand standing desks, treadmill desks, and full range of ergonomic accessories.

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Egofit Walker Pro Treadmill Base Review

A horrifically small and weakly-powered treadmill base this unit is patently unusable by anyone of even average height and stride.

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iMovR Cadence Pro Standing Desk Converter Review

The iMovR Cadence Pro workstation’s “hover” design retains virtually all of your desktop real estate and maximizes mobility.

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Kaboon Universal Desk Top for Standing Desk

A very nice looking though still commodity quality table top for standard and standing desks in work or home offices.

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Top Rocker Boards

Designed for fitness and physical therapy, rocker boards have a fairly limited range of motion. Are they good for use with a standing desk?

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Top-Rated Power Modules for Standing Desks

We review the best power modules for standing desk and treadmill desk users, whether they are grommet-mount, edge-clamp, underdesk-mount or free-floating.

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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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The Best L-Shaped Standing Desks

L-shaped standing desk options are finally starting to catch up to their rectangular brethren in terms of offerings in the market.

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Best Monitor Arms for 7 or 8 Displays

A monitor arm is almost necessary for a truly ergonomic workstation, especially if it is a standing desk. Since the height between your eyes and the desk can vary and change, especially between sitting and standing, you need a monitor that will rise and lower to the ideal height.

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ELECTRIC MONITOR ARM WITH SIX DISPLAYS

Best Monitor Arms for 5 or 6 Displays

A monitor arm is almost necessary for a truly ergonomic workstation, especially if it is a standing desk. Since the height between your eyes and the desk can vary and change, especially between sitting and standing, you need a monitor that will rise and lower to the ideal height.

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Best Quad Monitor Arms for Standing Desks

A monitor arm is almost necessary for a truly ergonomic workstation, especially if it is a standing desk. Since the height between your eyes and the desk can vary and change, especially between sitting and standing, you need a monitor that will rise and lower to the ideal height.

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Best Triple Monitor Arms for Standing Desks

A monitor arm is almost necessary for a truly ergonomic workstation, especially if it is a stand desk. Since the height between your eyes and the desk can vary and change, especially between sitting and standing, you need a monitor that will rise and lower to the ideal height.

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iMovR Premium Drawer Review

There’s no question the iMovR Lander Premium Drawer is the best standing desk drawer we’ve reviewed. Being the best, it's also the most expensive.

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iMovR Trackless Keyboard Tray Review

iMovR's Trackless Keyboard Tray is an all-around solid option for an ergonomic keyboard tray, featuring 15 degrees of negative tilt and solid stability.

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iMovR Compass Dual

Best Dual Monitor Arms for Standing Desks

A monitor arm is almost necessary for a truly ergonomic workstation, especially if it is a standing desk. Since the height between your eyes and the desk can vary and change, especially between sitting and standing, you need a monitor that will rise and lower to the ideal height.

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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. After lab testing dozens of converters, we pick our top three.

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Ergotron LX Monitor Arm

Best Single Monitor Arms for Standing Desks

A monitor arm is almost necessary for a truly ergonomic workstation, especially if it is a standing desk. Since the height between your eyes and the desk can vary and change, especially between sitting and standing, you need a monitor that will rise and lower to the ideal height.

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Ergonomists Rate The Best Keyboard Trays

Ergonomic keyboard trays overcome the innate inadequacy of desks, allowing you to type in a way that’s more neutral for your upper body.

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Humanscale QuickStand Eco Standing Desk Converter

The Best Standing Desk Converters

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 always, caveat emptor, and that’s where we come in and lab test these units to find out what they’re really mad…

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Best Solid Wood Standing Desks Reviews

The Best Solid Wood Standing Desks

What exactly should you expect when you're buying a "real wood" desktop? We're here to help you sort through the options.

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Top Rated Under-Desk Office Treadmill Bases

We review the best available standalone under-desk treadmill bases for construction your own treadmill desk.

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Selecting the Best Office Treadmill Base For Your DIY Treadmill Desk

Choosing the right treadmill base is one of the most critical decisions you'll make in building your own DIY walking workstation. Learn what matters most.

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The Best Tabletops For A Standing Desk

Our experts explain how each tabletop type is manufactured, its pros and cons, and the price range you should expect to see for it.

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DIY Standing Desk: Choosing The Right Base

We Lab Test The Best Standing Desk Bases

We compare the different electric adjustable height desk bases available for building your very own DIY standing desk or treadmill desk workstation.

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What Employers Urgently Need to Know About Kitchen Table Ergonomics

With many people working from home, employers need to consider liability for ergonomic injuries has pierced the veil of the corporate campus.

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The Best Quick Install Standing Desks

Need a standing desk FAST? Our experts break down the best quick-install standing desks on the market ranked by assembly time.

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How Many Calories Can You Really Expect to Burn Using a Standing Desk or Treadmill Desk

Mayo Clinic: How Many Calories Can You Really Expect to Burn Using a Standing Desk or Treadmill Desk?

The question of exactly how many more calories you can burn using a treadmill desk hasn’t been thoroughly understood, until now.

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Searching For The Best Bamboo Standing Desks

Some online sellers of bamboo standing desks are promoting them as the most environmentally-conscious choice when it's the exact opposite.

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The Flexispot Vici Quick Assembling Standing Desk in black waits in a light room with a small potted plant resting on top.

FlexiSpot Vici Quick Assembling Standing Desk (EC9) Review

Purports to be a quick and easy desk to build, and it's super cheap - but is it really?

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treadmill desk reviews

Office Fitness Gear Promo Codes

Buying a standing desk, monitor arm or another piece of office fitness gear? Check our list to see if there's a promo code before your make your purchase.

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Experts Rate The Best Treadmill Desks

A treadmill desk is really just a height-adjustable standing desk paired with an under-desk office treadmill.

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Fellowes Office Suites Underdesk Keyboard Drawer Reviews

Fellowes Office Suites Underdesk Keyboard Drawer Reviews

If you can’t afford a tray with tilt, then this Fellowes Keyboard Tray is a fine accessory for your workstation that helps to prevent strain on your elbows.

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FlexiSpot E4L L-Shaped Standing Desk with laptop and computer with plants on the desk as well

FlexiSpot E4L L-Shaped Standing Desk Review

The FlexiSpot L-Shaped standing desk starts at $959.99, comes in one size, has a weight capacity of 330 pounds and comes with a bamboo top.

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