Effydesk Business Standing Desk Review

February 9, 2022
  • First Look

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This is a “first look” synopsis on the Business Desk manufactured by the Effydesk company based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. A full review of their line of standing desks is coming soon.

The Business Desk by Effydesk is the next step up from their entry-level Home standing desk, which is perhaps the most basic adjustable-height desk being offered in the Canadian market today. The only differences are a slightly upgraded lifting base.

As cheap as this desk is, for what’s available from Canadian standing desk companies (as compared to some of the really cheap, low-quality imports you can find on Amazon.ca) this is a minimal quality product at somewhat of a premium price for what you get. While the particleboard desktop is pre-drilled for “easy assembly” many users report having to get their drills out because some of the holes do not align with the frame. The low-quality laminate is susceptible to easily showing fingerprints. It comes in only three colors: oak white, oak black and oak wood.

The minimalist lifting base is upgraded from a single-stage affair with a very narrow height adjustment range on the Home Desk to a dual-stage affair with a broader height adjustment range of 24” to 50”, so unlike the Home edition it can be used by all but the very shortest and very tallest of individuals. It also has slightly more lift capability at 310 lbs versus 265 lbs on the Home edition, and it is slightly faster in transiting from sitting to standing, at 1.4 inches per second versus 1.2 ips. There are still no common features you’d find at this price point like anti-collision or anti-tilt sensors, much less Bluetooth.

The instruction manual is equally minimalist, but there is not installation video as with the Home edition. It’s a pretty standard assembly for an inexpensive Chinese base, meaning the labor has been shifted to the customer so expect to spend 45 minutes to an hour putting it together, assuming you’ve built one or planned ahead and downloaded the installation manual from the website (it’s not included in the box).

Effydesk backs its Business Desk with an 8-year warranty on the electrical motor and frame, but if you read the fine print (as in, look carefully for what’s missing) there is no warranty on the desktop itself. It also currently offers a 30-day trial period as well.

We’re also reviewing Effydesk’s Home, Executive and Terradesk standing desk models.

Be sure to check out all our top-rated standing desk reviews, but if you are looking for something specifically Canadian, see our roundup of Canadian standing-desk reviews.

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