ESI LIFT Desktop Riser Preview
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The ESI Lift is an upcoming desktop riser from ESI Ergonomic Solutions. It’s a two-tiered riser in the same style as the Varidesk and Ergotron’s WorkFit-T. The Lift made its debut at this year’s NeoCon trade show, and we got a chance to see it in action. We’ve asked ESI for a demo unit for lab testing, and we expect to be working on a full review before long. Until then, here are some quick facts about the Lift.
ESI Ergonomic Solutions is a small, woman-owned business based in Arizona that manufactures desktop risers like the Lift and its cousin the Climb, standing desks, adjustable monitor arms, and other ergonomic sit-to-stand office products. The 27-year old company has an established presence in the industry, and their clientele includes customers from the healthcare industry as well as typical office spaces. The Lift feautres a spacious keyboard platform suspended under a larger work surface meant to stand a laptop or monitor. This is attached to a pneumatic column that swings in an arc to bring the Lift up to height. The Lift uses a lever connected to the adjusting column with a Bowden cable, similar to the Winston Workstation. This “bicycle brake” system lets you set the height of the work surface anywhere along its range, something that the lever-locking systems of the WorkFit-T and VariDesk do not.
A new entry in ESI’s catalog, the Lift has just hit the market. We look forward to receiving a review unit in the future, and we’ll conduct a full laboratory test of its capabilities then. To keep up to date on all our reviews and articles, sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can learn more about desktop risers, and see what’s on the market today, in our Desktop Riser Comparison Review.