Best Standing Desks for 2020

Best Standing Desks for 2020

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. They have a distinct advantage over most manually-operated desks in speed, convenience, and performance, but tend to cost a little more than their crank-operated cousins. Nevertheless, with dozens to choo…

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Overall Best Standing Desk Converters

Overall 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 Best Treadmill Desks for 2020

The Best Treadmill Desks for 2020

Treadmill desks can come as integrated treadmill-plus-desk units or as mix-and-max setups that allow you to pair an office treadmill with the adjustable-height desk of your choice. Our expert review staff has reviewed them all, and in this comprehensive comparison review give you the synopsis on every popular treadmill desk option out there.

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Best Standing Mats for 2020

Best Standing Mats for 2020

Searching for the right anti-fatigue mat for your standing desk brings forth a daunting paradox of choice. They come in all sizes, colors, and quality of construction. Having analyzed many and written more fully-detailed product reviews on various standing mat offerings than any other expert review site, our simple advice to the reader is this: First figure out what quality level best su…

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Best Ergonomic Keyboard Tray Reviews

Best Ergonomic Keyboard Tray Reviews

Ergonomic keyboard trays overcome the innate inadequacy of desks, allowing you to type in a way that’s more neutral for your upper body. This results in decreased likelihood of developing RSIs (repetitive strain injuries) and carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Top Ergonomic chairs

Top Ergonomic Chair Reviews

In this review we're rounding out the best ergonomic chairs that promote active sitting. There are a few types to choose from and a significant amount of extra energy to burn.

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Top Under-Desk Office Treadmill Base Reviews

Top Under-Desk Office Treadmill Base Reviews

While the jury-rigged DIY treadmill desk may have been the best option in the past for someone with a running treadmill just collecting dust in the attic, and possessing of good garage workshop hacking skills, the office fitness industry has now caught up with demand by offering a wide array of quality products all across the price spectrum. We've compiled the specs of all the major trea…

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The Best Made-in-USA Standing Desks

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, precise machining tolerances, technology features, customer support and overall value over the lifetime of the product.

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treadmill desk or bike desk?

Treadmill Desks vs. Desk Cycles: How They Compare

Two very popular new fitness aids, the treadmill desk and the desk cycle, have burst onto the scene in recent years, and we often get asked the question of which one is better. Both have their primary areas of benefit and their drawbacks. Let's explore.

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Best Sit-Stand Desk Converters Under $350

Best Sit-Stand Desk Converters Under $350

If you're looking for a standing desk converter for under $350, you're in the right place. We've compiled a list of the top 18 models across all model types, including Z-Lifts, X-Lifts, Hovers, Post & Base, and Electric—as long as a desk converter is under $350, it qualifies. Of course, included at the bottom of this list are many products we'd never recommend, but at the top, you'll fin…

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iMovR Omega Everest Standing Desk

How We Conduct Standing Desk Reviews

In our efforts to find the best in office fitness furniture and ergonomic office products, we’ve developed a unique evaluation process that provides the most exhaustive analysis of any given product. Every aspect is put under our microscope, and this helps us create the most comprehensive individual product reviews, as well as side-by-side comparison guides.

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iMovR Trackless Under-Desk Keyboard Tray Review

iMovR's Trackless Keyboard Tray is an all-around solid option for an ergonomic keyboard tray, featuring 15 degrees of negative tilt and an optional independently adjustable mouse platform. While it may not be the best option for treadmill desking, non-treadmill desk users will find that the Trackless Keyboard Tray feels much better to type on that other under-desk options.

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The Level Balance Board

Top Balance Board Reviews

Looking for a balance board that can provide enough stability to work at your standing desk? We've reviewed the top office products available in this relatively new product category. Improving on the design of balance trainers and physical therapy tools, these wobble boards are bigger, better-looking and functional when it comes to taking pressure off of your joints.

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iMovR Birdi Perching Stool Navy

iMovR Birdi Perching Stool Review

At $159, the Birdi is a well-priced, lab-tested perching stool great for active workstations. The thick, high-resilient foam also makes the Birdi noticeably more comfortable than many of its leaning stool competitors. While a no-back perching stool-style may not be for everyone, the benefits are particularly noteworthy for those seeking to reduce back pain, increase circulation, and prom…

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iMovR Omega Everest Standing Desk

Selecting the right desk for your DIY walking workstation

The first question is will you need an adjustable-height desk or will a fixed-height desk do the job? In other words will you be the only user or will this treadmill desk be shared by two or more people (not counting identical twins)?

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iMovR ThermoTread GT Office Treadmill Review

iMovR ThermoTread GT Office Treadmill Review

Much more than just another "retread" of a piece of gym equipment, the upcoming ThermoTread GT Treadmill Desk is designed from the ground up for today's offices. It's equipped with a smooth belt, a quiet motor, and an elegant touch screen controller. As the world's first smart treadmill desk, the GT will connect to the internet of things through iMovR's CloudStation™, providing new usabi…

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standing desks from china

COVID-19’s Dramatic Impact on the Office Fitness Industry, and Standing Desk Suppliers in Particular

In this article we examine the impact on both the supply side and demand side of this market multi-billion dollar market segment.

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Top Z-Lift Standup Desk Converters – Experts Review

Top Z-Lift Standup Desk Converters – Experts Review

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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iMovR Stowaway Keyboard Tray Review

iMovR Stowaway Keyboard Tray Review

While the industry standard for negative tilt is 15º, the Stowaway goes the extra mile (well, 5º) and can be adjusted to negative 20º of tilt. This seemingly minor fix can do wonders for your wrists, as a few extra degrees allow a typist to keep his or her hands in a comfortable, neutral position.

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Top X-Lift Standing Desk Converters – Expert Reviews

Top X-Lift Standing Desk Converters – Expert Reviews

On cheaper X-Lifts, you’ll see tiny, inexpensive air pistons that aid little in the lifting process and basically put the burden of lifting on you alone. These will likely break sooner than larger, high quality pistons, and the issue is exacerbated when you’re adding multiple monitors. That’s why it’s so important to choose a unit with strong counterbalance force if you planning to put a…

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The Best QuickShip Standing Desk Options

This first thing that needs to be said on this subject is that the age-old adage applies. "You can get it fast, cheap or good—pick any 2." In other words, if you want the highest quality desk that's customized to your exact space, decor and other requirements, it might take a week or two to ship out. But if you're willing to settle for either lower quality or fewer choices in size and co…

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Top Electric Stand Desk Converters – Experts Review

Top Electric Stand Desk Converters – Experts Review

Most of the electric stand desk converters use a Post & Base structure, which means they come with a monitor post built-in. No need to purchase a monitor arm separately, and that’s part of what accounts for their higher price--as well as the electric motors of course. (Monitor arms are used to keep your screens at an ergonomically correct position while you sit or stand.)

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Cable Tangle

Taming of the Snarl: A Primer on Cable Management for Standing Desks

Relax, a swarm of snakes has not spontaneously decided to attack your desk. Nor has a forest of exceptionally flexible bamboo sprung up around its legs – no, fellow deskers, what you’re seeing is a workstation in dire need of some cable management.

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ZipDesk quick install sit standdesk

Best Compact Standing Desk Reviews

While 95% of standing desks sold are 30 inches deep there are times when that's just too big for your available space, and what you really need is a desk with 24 inches of depth.

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UsedTreadmillDesk

How to Buy or Sell a Used Treadmill Desk

You can't know everything about how a treadmill has been used (or abused) in the past, but you can at least see if it's operating correctly, which we're going to spell out below.

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iMovR Elevon Standing Desk Keyboard Tray

iMovR Elevon Ergonomic Keyboard Tray Review

Finally, there's a solution. iMovR's new Elevon™ tray allows you to add a SteadyType tray to any standing desk or treadmill desk, and it adds two "side wings" that can also tilt to the same extremes, but their pivot axis is at a 45-degree angle off the pivot axis of the SteadyType.

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Lander Treadmill Desk Review

Lander Treadmill Desk Review

We haven’t seen a better desk for using with a treadmill than the Lander Desk. Its impressive stability at taller heights is enough to keep a 6’ 4” user typing comfortably with minimal work surface shaking. Its height controller is intuitive to adjust and includes a built-in health coach for developing your new walking routine. Add in an under desk treadmill like the established ThermoTr…

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Best Solid-Wood Standing Desks

Best Solid-Wood Standing Desks

When standing desks first came into popularity, the kinds of materials used for desktops and the selection of shapes, sizes and colors were very limited. Fast forward to today and an online shopper can now find an absolutely overwhelming array of choices, from ultra-cheap to ultra-premium, depending on how much your pocket book can handle. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you sort through…

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The Most Stable Hovering Standing Desk Converters – Experts Review

The Most Stable Hovering Standing Desk Converters – Experts Review

No need to buy an extra monitor arm with a Hover. Their design holds your monitor(s) at a proper height for ergonomic viewing. Most models cost extra for a dual monitor setup; it requires a crossbar that runs along the monitor pole. But these devices are very ergonomically adjustable; some provide keyboard tray tilt for proper ergonomic typing at a declined angle, and most also allow eas…

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Cord Management Kit 32 Pieces

iMovR Cable Management Kit Review

iMovR's cable management kit is designed not just to organize your wires and keep your desk tidy, but to change and adapt to your evolving workstation. Versatile, reusable components make it easy to reconfigure your cables again and again, all while being robust enough to take on the multitude of cables that plague your workspace. Employing high-tack, adhesive-backed mounting "brackets" …

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Top Sit-Stand Desk Converters – Post & Base Models – Experts Review

Top Sit-Stand Desk Converters – Post & Base Models – Experts Review

One thing you’ll want to consider when purchasing a Post & Base sit-stand converter is the way it handles your monitors. Can you adjust your monitors up or down on the monitor post? That’s important for finding your sweet spot while standing versus sitting. Can you adjust them back and forth for focal depth adjustment? That'll keep you from leaning in to see your monitors. And of course,…

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iMovR Cascade Treadmill Desk Review

iMovR Cascade Treadmill Desk Review

If you’re on the market for a treadmill desk with superior ergonomics, quality, and value, the iMovR Cascade is a top contender. Its built-in SteadyType™ keyboard tray delivers extraordinary typing ergonomics, and its state-of-the art treadmill is the most advanced walking machine on the market.

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reclaimed wood sit stand desk

Best Reclaimed-Wood Standing Desks

Shopping for reclaimed wood desktop options is an entirely different process than shopping for desktops made of virgin hardwood. The quality control and stability (resistance to dimensional movement, warping and cracking) of these materials is highly variable, and thus we strongly recommend avoided lesser-quality reclaimed wood slabs if you're planning to place it atop a delicately-tuned…

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Mobile Filing Cabinet in Hayward Cherry

iMovR Mobile File Cabinet Review

iMovR’s new mobile file pedestal is an excellent storage accessory to complement your adjustable height workstation. Made with high quality components, the same 3D lamination as the iMovR desks, and available in all of iMovR’s eleven standard colors, this file pedestal solves the problem of not having drawers on your standing desk. Its dimensions and mobility are a natural fit for the un…

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iMovR Energize Walking Desk

iMovR Energize Treadmill Desk Review

If you’re looking for a treadmill desk with American-made quality and excellent value, iMovR’s Energize deserves a closer look. Its assortment of custom tabletop options is sure to leave you with the perfect match for your space and décor, and its state-of-the-art ThermoTread GT Treadmill is the top performing office treadmill on the market.

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lander l-shaped desk hardwood

L-Shaped Standing Desk Reviews

Because adjustable-height L-desks are bigger investments than standard 2-legged standing desk our advice is to go with quality components that are sure to last a long time. One indication of quality is the warranty term a manufacturer provides on their product. Jarvis, UpLift and MultiTable offer 7-year warranties on their bases and no warranty on their tops. iMovR offers an industry-lea…

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UnSit Walk-1 treadmill desk

UnSit Walk-1 Treadmill Desk Review

UnSit Walk-1 is a shorter under desk treadmill for when you don't have enough space at your office or would like to mobilize your home office.

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Top Standing Desk Converters for Corner Spaces – Experts Review

Top Standing Desk Converters for Corner Spaces – Experts Review

Corner standing desk converters feature curved work surfaces that fit optimally on full-sized corner desks and l-desks. Their angled edges fit snugly in the back corner of your desk so you can maximize usable desk space, leaving plenty of room for your papers, devices, and other work accessories.

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The Best Manually-Adjustable Standing Desk Reviews

The Best Manually-Adjustable Standing Desk Reviews

If you're in the market for an adjustable-height desk and are willing to put in 20 seconds of elbow grease each time you want to switch from sitting to standing, then a manual desk will save you some coin. Unlike the more common electric-adjustable standing desks, manually-operated desks change height without motors, electronics or power cords. This makes manual desks slightly more affor…

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iMovR CPU Holder for Standing Desks

iMovR CPU Holder for Standing Desks

The iMovR CPU Holder is specifically designed for standing desks and treadmill desks. For those with desktop computers, this device will save you valuable space at your workstation. Its minimalist aesthetic and sturdy design blends well with professional office decor. It attaches to the bottom of your standing desk so your computer lifts up and down with your desk. Switch to either verti…

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