DIY Standing Desk and Treadmill Desk Guide

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iMovR TopView Max monitor arm

iMovR TopView Max Single Monitor Arm Review

iMovR’s TopView Max Monitor Arm stands out from the crowd of monitor mounts thanks to an incredible 42-lb weight capacity.

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imovr dyna tabletop power block with qi wireless charter usb-a usb-c and ac power outlets reviews

What Are Amps, Volts and Watts—And Why Is My Phone Charging So Slowly?

Everything you need to know about charging your devices and what all those little numbers on charging device labels really mean.

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iMovR Jaxson standing desk with computer setup by an office window

iMovR Jaxson Standing Desk Review

The first standing desk with brushless motor technology, the Jaxson disrupts the industry with a superb value for its quality and features.

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LifeSpan Treadmill Lubricant

LifeSpan Treadmill Lubricant sprays on and does help keep treadmills in good condition, but unfortunately it comes with a poorly-designed pump.

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Office Treadmill Lubrication

How to Lubricate A Treadmill

Does your treadmill belt hesitate with every step, or make more noise than it did when you first got it? If so, a simple treadmill lubrication may be all you need.

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imovr lander lite

iMovR Lander Lite Standing Desk Review

The new iMovR Lander Lite fills a gaping hole in the market today. It brings premium quality and advanced technology to the mainstream buyer.

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iMovR EasySpray Treadmill Lubricant

The iMovR brand silicone treadmill lubricant has a well designed stream applicator that makes treadmill lubrication a quicker, cleaner task.

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Indo standing desk balance board art

Indo Board Original FLO Standing Desk Balance Board Review

We love that you can vary the challenge with the Indo Standing Desk Balance Board, but doe sit work at an adjustable height desk?

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iMovR Trace

Ergotron Trace Single-Display Monitor Arm Review

The long-awaited Ergotron Trace is the ultimate solution for a problem that’s been vexing adjustable height workstation users with monitors arms for years.

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Focal Upright Locus Leaning Stand Up Desk Review

Focal Upright’s Locus Leaning Stand Up Desk Review

The Locus Leaning Stand Up Desk has elegant design and sound ergonomics, making this workstation a great stand up desk alternative.

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Move chair

Varier Move Leaning Chair Review

Review of the Move Active Chair from Varier. Varier's active seating options help keep workers mobile even during chair time.

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Muvman Leaning Stool Review

The iconic Muvman leaning stool helps extend time spent on your feet, while still allowing you to settle back down when you need a rest.

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two-drawer locking file cabinet

Best File Cabinets For Standing Desks

We now see pretty much all major online sellers of standing desks offering matching file cabinets to go with their desks.

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iMovR Tempo Light Single Monitor Arm Review

The iMovR Tempo Light Single Monitor Arm is a high-quality product that provides ample ergonomic adjustability for the vast majority of users.

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Genuine Joe Anti-Fatigue Mat, standing mat, Air Step

Genuine Joe Anti-Fatigue Mat Review

While some are happy with this Genuine Joe anti-fatigue mat budget option, we don't recommend it to workers who stand for the majority of their day.

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Varidesk The Mat anti-fatigue mat, varidesk mat

Varidesk The Mat Standing Mat Review

It's cheap and, for a budget mat, it is sufficient. However, this Varidesk standing mat presents safety concerns and has no warranty.

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imprint cumuluspro commercial grade anti-fatigue mat review

Imprint CumulusPRO Commercial Grade Standing Mat Review

The Imprint CumulusPRO standing mat is durable, but our vote is to stick with American-made products that come in a much wider variety of sizes and colors.

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Kensington mat

Kensington Anti-Fatigue Mat Review

Kensington Anti-Fatigue Mat is the new addition to the brand's line of ergonomic accessories. See how it compares to other anti-fatigue mats in our review.

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Durable Corporation - Comfort Stand HD Mat

Durable Corporation Comfort Stand HD Mat Review

Made of nitrile rubber sponge, the Comfort Stand HD mat outshines the competition in terms of travel control but completely fails on all other fronts.

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Imprint Cumulus9 Comfort Mat Review

Review of the Imprint Cumulus9 Comfort Standing Mat. Though this anti-fatigue mat has aesthetic appeal, it is meant for kitchens, not standing desks.

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Ergotron Workfit Floor Mat

Ergotron WorkFit Floor Mat Review

While a step above bargain bin mats, the Ergotron Workfit Floor Mat is plagued with pitfalls endemic to foam and gel mats.

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Movemate Active Standing Board Review

Baltic birch balance board for ergonomic movement while using a standing desk.

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fezibo balance board with bulge bar

FEZiBO Balance Board with Bulge Bar Review

This balance board offers a gentle slope for rocking and a cushioned surface with a bar to apply extra pressure to your feet.

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Humanscale FM300 Foot Rocker

Humanscale FM300 Foot Rocker Review

Though it has its drawbacks and design flaws, the sole massager version of this Humanscale FM300 foot rocker provides the best value for its premium price.

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Humanscale footrest

Humanscale FM500 Foot Machine Footrest Product Review

We love having this Humanscale FM500 footrest around; it's one of the most borrowed items around the testing lab. It’s attractive and feels amazing.

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Varidesk Cube Plus Review

The Varidesk Cube Plus standing desk converters are built to fit tight cubicle spaces. A smart, though pricey, ergonomic solution for your workbench.

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fitueyes 30 inch standing desk converter

Fitueyes 30″ Basic Series Portable Standing Desk Converter Review

The Fitueyes 30” basic series standing desk converter is offers a portable solution for mainly laptop users who are looking to escape the sedentary lifestyle they've fallen accustom to.

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Seville Airlift 360 keyboard tray tray review

Seville Airlift 360 Keyboard Tray Review

From dimensions to features, the Seville Airlift 360 has numerous issues of consistency between what is advertised and what is sold.

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UpLift locking under desk drawer a solution for a standing desk with drawers

Best Standing Desk Storage Options

We review all the easy ways to add storage space to a standing desk, from add-on drawers to matching file cabinets, and more.

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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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StandUpDeskStore L-Shaped

Stand Up Desk Store L-Shaped DIY Standing Desk Frame Review

The Stand Up Desk Store L-Shaped Standing Desk Frame is outfitted like a bargain standing desk, but doesn't have the price to match such underwhelming details.

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iMovR Lander drawer

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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StandUpDeskStore Dual-Motor

Stand Up Desk Store Dual-Motor DIY Standing Desk Frame Review

The Stand Up Desk Store Dual-Motor DIY Standing Desk Frame aims to fit into the middle zone of standing desk frames, but it doesn't quite hit the mark.

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Original welldesk standing desk converter

Original Well Desk Review

A simple standing desk converter with wooden shelves that can be inserted into different slots to adjust to different heights.

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Readydesk 2 standing desk converter

Readydesk 2 Standing Desk Converter Review

A simple standing desk converter with shelves that can be inserted into different slots to adjust to different heights.

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slide-out keyboard tray for standing desk

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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fitueyes 32 inch 2 tier standing desk converter

Fitueyes 2-Tier 32″ Standing Desk Converter Review

The Fitueyes 2-tier 32" standing desk converter is compact enough to suit your needs especially if you don't have an exceptionally heavy, dual-monitor set-up. Its weigh capacity of 33 pounds (and the 32" desktop) is limiting of larger size monitors. But the construction quality likely won't last long.

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imovr captain's standing desk with drawer

Best Standing Desks With Drawers

The one big disadvantage of giving up your old sitting desk for a new height-adjustable standing desk is losing your drawer space.

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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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the top-rated executive standing desks reviewed

Top-Rated Executive Standing Desks

This reviews round-up is dedicated just to the creme of the crop, the very best executive standing desks that exist in the market today. 

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