Effydesk Business Standing Desk Review

December 9, 2022
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Review Summary

The Business Desk by Effydesk is a relatively affordable standing desk option for Canadian consumers that works for taller and shorter users, too (unlike the Home Desk, which really only works for medium-stature individuals). It has a dual-stage lifting base with a 24″-50″ height adjustment range. A very minimalist, low-quality design that is priced a lot higher than it should be for what it offers.

MSRP / List Price

$835 CAD

Street Price

47″ x 29″: $835 CAD
59″ x 29″: $975 CAD
70″ x 29″: $1,070 CAD
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8 years on motor and frame
No warranty on the desktop

Lift Type

Electric, dual motor, dual stage

Transit Speed

1.4 inches per second (35mm)


Four memory presets

Sizes Available

47″ x 29″ x 1″
59″ x 29″ x 1″
70″ x 29″ x 1″

Colors Available

Tabletop: Oak black, oak wood, oak white
Frame: White, black

Adjustment Range

Height adjustment: 24″-50″

Weight Capacity

310 lbs (minus weight of desktop)

Product Weight

Frame 83 lbs
47″ Desktop 40 Lbs.
59″ Desktop 50 Lbs.
70″ Desktop 60 Lbs.

Typical Assembly Time

45-60 minutes, drill and powered screwdriver recommended

ANSI/BIFMA Certified


NEAT™ Certified by Mayo Clinic



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Where to buy Buy on Effydesk
Positives Upgraded from the Effydesk Home Desk with a slight stronger, faster base that is dual stage instead of single stage, so handles shorter and taller individuals better.
Negatives The very definition of cheap, commodity-grade componentry and features. Only three sizes and three color choices in the particleboard desktop, which has no warranty coverage.

Bottom Line

Effydesk is the new "Autonomous of Canada" pushing very cheap, commodity-grade (Chinese-made) standing desks with heavy social media advertising to Canadian consumers.

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.

Many standing desks and converters come with grommets for some added convenience. Check out our article on grommet holes for everything you need to know about the different ways to use them to enhance your workstation, what to look for in your grommet holes, and where to find the desks with the best ones.

After you buy a standing desk or treadmill, you might also need to get rid of your old office furniture. So, make sure to read our primer on the best ways to get rid of your old desk or treadmill.

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