DIY Standing Desk and Treadmill Desk Guide

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Best Sit-Stand Desks Under $800 reviews

The Best Sit-Stand Desks Under $800

If you’re looking to get into a sit-stand desk on a budget, the good news is there are many options on the market to choose from.

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imovr lander lite work from home standing desk

The Best Made-in-USA Standing Desks

When it comes to standing desks and standing desk converters, nothing beats made-in-America for component quality and overall value.

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iMovR Lander Lite standing desk

Top-Rated Standing Desk Reviews

By far the most populous category of sit-to-stand products, electric standing desks are powered by precision, linear motor drives and easily change in height with the press of a button.

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imovr brushless dc inline motors

How Brushless DC Motor Technology Is Bound To Entirely Disrupt the Standing Desk Industry

Given that more than 90% of the standing desks sold online today are built on Chinese-made, commodity-grade lifting bases, the introduction of inline brushless DC motor actuators has the potential to truly disrupt the market.

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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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ergonofis maple alive standing desk

Top Canadian Standing Desk Reviews

A breakdown standing desk options manufactured by Canadian-based companies including Effydesk, Progressive Desk, Risedesk and Ergonofis.

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ApexDesk Elite Standing desk in office setting

ApexDesk Elite Standing Desk Review

The Elite Series is far and away ApexDesk’s top seller. This standing desk review shows the Elite standing desks are only slightly higher in quality (and price) than most other Chinese manufacturers.

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Best L shaped Standing desk reviews L desks for sale

Best L-Shaped Standing Desk Reviews

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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All the easiest desks for standing desk assembly

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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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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Eureka Ergonomic Office Products Reviews

Learn more about all of Eureka Ergonomics' office ergonomics products through this round-up of all our lab-test reviews.

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Humanscale reviews

Humanscale Reviews

Humanscale is one of the original companies in the ergonomic accessories industry, growing beyond keyboard trays and chairs to include monitor arm, standing desks, foot rests and more. As an ultra-premium brand it tends to be chosen for looks over ergonomics or value, and is most popular with commercial contract interior design professionals as opposed to retail consumers.

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Ergotron reviews

Ergotron Reviews

Ergotron has been around as long as the ergonomic monitor industry has been around and is a key player in its development.

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UpLift Motion-X Balance Board

Uplift Desk Bamboo Motion-X Balance Board Review

The UpLift Motion-X balance board is a very standard entry into the balance board category and exhibits many of the common pitfalls we see in the category.

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FluidStance The Plane

FluidStance The Plane Balance Board Review

The FluidStance Plane is the same as the Plane Cloud other than a cheaper price and different top surface.

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BackApp 360

BackApp 360 Balance Board Review

WorkWhileWalking's review of the new BackApp 360, an ergonomic balance board that sets a new benchmark for healthy standing at work.

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Uplift Desk E7

Uplift Desk E7 Motion Board Review

The UpLift E7 Motion Board is not like other standing desk balance boards. It is square and comes with a faux-leather cushion.

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Plastic Steppie balance board

Steppie Balance Board Review

WorkWhileWalking's review of Steppie Balance Board - one of the first in its category, created as a balance solution to 'sedentarism.'

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Skill Board balance trainer

Skill Board Balance Board Review

While the Skill Board is aimed at those who want to exercise, this is essentially a more extreme balance board. Does it work at a standing desk?

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Vew-Do Zone Stand Up Desk Balance Board in Chocolate

Vew-Do Zone Fitness Stand Up Desk Balance Board Review

The Vew-Do is a close runner-up to the FluidStance decks. If you are looking for a slightly cheaper option you could take with you to the gym, this is it.

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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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Gaiam Evolve Balance Board

Gaiam Evolve Balance Board Review

We review Gaiam's Evolve Balance Board that has quite a few intriguing features. Shaped similarly to FluidStance's The Level, is it really built to last?

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iMovR Gymba Ergonomic Balance Board

iMovR Gymba Ergonomic Balance Board Review

The Gymba, newly available in North America for the first time, is the incontrovertible category killer in balance boards for standing desk users.

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FluidStance The Level Balance Board Review

FluidStance The Level is the coolest-looking balance board you’ll ever own. It’ll look just as stylish leaned against the wall as resting under your feet.

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Fully Floatdeck Balance Board

Fully Floatdeck Balance Board Review

A close knock-off of the Fluidstance "The Level" balance board at a very slightly lower price.

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FluidStance Plane Cloud

FluidStance The Plane Cloud Balance Board Review

Read our review of the FluidStance Plane Cloud Balance Board. Does it get any better than this? A more affordable design in a tighter eco-conscious package.

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iMovR Gymba Ergonomic Balance Board

Top Balance Boards For Standing Desks – The Experts Review

We reviewed all the popular balance boards on the market to find the best standing desk balance board in terms of quality, functionality and price.

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Pono Ola board

Pono Ola ‘Pono Board’ Review

The Pono Ola Board is the most stable balance board we've ever tested. If you have very poor balance, this is the safest board you’ll find on the market.

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Adjustable standing platform from Fitterfirst

Fitterfirst Active Office Balance Board Review

The FitterFirst Active Office Board is a real find for those looking for an alternative to the FluidStance models and has three levels of difficulty.

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industry standards for testing office furniture

What is ANSI/BIFMA and How Does it Relate to Standing Desks and Treadmill Desks?

While some consider ANSI-BIFMA compliance a check-off item on the punch list for buying a desk, in our experience it's only a starting point.

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Fully Reviews

Fully Reviews

Fully (originally ErgoDepot.com) was one of the earliest online purveyors of ergonomic office furniture. It has since been acquired by Knoll, and Knoll acquired by Herman Miller, but Fully remains focused on low-cost, commodity-grade, WFH standing desks made in China.

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Corner Standing Desk Reviews

Corner Standing Desk Reviews

When standing desks first started appearing online en masse, they were pretty much all rectangular affairs. Nowadays, that has all changed.

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FlexiSpot Theodore, a standing desk with drawers, FlexiSpot reviews

FlexiSpot Reviews

Flexispot is one of today's largest brands of office ergonomics manufacturers that sounds American but is actually Chinese owned.

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Lifespan Fitness Reviews

Lifespan Fitness Reviews

Our round-up of lab-test reviews we've conducted of Lifespan Fitness treadmill desk and standing desk equipment.

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Fluidstance Plane underside

FluidStance Reviews

FluidStance first launched The Level in 2015. Since then, the company has continued to bring out more top-flight products.

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SmartDesk Pro Autonomous Standing Desk Reviews

Autonomous Standing Desk Reviews

Autonomous is a big commodity Chinese player in the e-commerce segment of the standing desk industry, targeting the market from the bottom up.

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uplift v2 sit stand desk review

Uplift Desk Reviews

UpLift Desk (originally TheHumanSolution.com) was one of the earliest online purveyors of ergonomic office furniture. It is focused on commodity-grade, low-end standing desks and ergonomic accessories made in China.

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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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Autonomous Reviews

Autonomous Reviews

Autonomous is a big commodity Chinese player in the e-commerce segment of the standing desk industry, targeting the market from the bottom up.

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StandUpDeskStore Reviews

StandUpDeskStore Reviews

StandUpDeskStore is a long-time purveyor of inexpensive, Chinese-made ergonomic products including standing desks and converters.

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