Progressive Desk V Ryzer Standing Desk Review
- First Look
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The V Ryzer Standing Desk by Progressive Desk is a unique corner desk offering that provides ample workspace with its dual 55″-length tabletop pieces. Though, the 120-degree angled design is somewhat unique for the adjustable-height desk industry, the design elements of the V Ryzer are not. As with the rest of the Progressive Desk line of standing desks, it is manufactured in China with the bare minimum design features. The desktop is available in only one size and shape, one material and two color finishes. The adjustable-height range of 49.1″ is not remotely suitable for users 6-feet and taller.
|MSRP / List Price||
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Free to Canada
15 years for tabletop and frame
Electronic, triple motor
Touch keypad with four memory presets
Tabletop: Cool white, midnight maple
Height range: 23.6″-49.1″
55″ x 55″ x 30″
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|Positives||Exceptional workspace thanks to the 120-degree shape. Affordably-priced for its size.|
|Negatives||Comes in only one size, shape and material, just two colors. Desktop material is cheap, laminated particle board. The adjustable-height range does not suit taller users. Assembly is rather difficult and will take multiple people at several different points in the process. The Progressive Desk warranty backs the battery for only 1.5 years. Does not offer state-of-the-art design features like real wood desktops, Bluetooth connectivity or a smartphone application.|
This is a “first look” synopsis on the V Ryzer manufactured by Progressive Desk based out of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. A full review of their line of standing desks is coming soon.
Richmond, BC-based Progressive Desk, an offshoot of Arlington, WA, USA-based linear actuator components importer and integrator Progressive Automations (and a sister offshoot of Progressive Bed). Launched in 2019 as a desk manufacturer primarily focused on the Canadian market, Progressive Desk is actually a relatively unknown player in the US market. Their products appear to be the usual fare of commodity-grade Chinese imports, and they’ve had some alleged run-ins with intellectual property theft claimed by US- and European-based manufacturers, but they have a broad enough product line and customer history now to be considered one of the next-largest players in the Canadian market after market leader Ergonofis.
Progressive Desk’s V Ryzer standing desk is a unique corner desk offering that provides ample workspace with its dual 55″-length tabletop pieces. Though, the 120-degree angled design is somewhat unique for the adjustable-height desk industry, the design elements of the V Ryzer are not.
As with its Progressive Desk brethren, the V Ryzer is offered in only a single desktop material (laminate coated particle board), but uniquely limited in shape, size options (one) and two color finishes. The triple-motor frame it employs operates at a 1.5″-per-second speed, yet only offers a 23.6″-49.1″ adjustable-height range which, again, is not sufficient for taller users. Its 228-pound weight capacity (after accounting for the desktop) is sturdy enough to support multiple large monitors and a monitor-arm system which every user should employ. If you’re unsure of whether you need a monitor arm and/or haven’t decided on which product(s) will fit your situational needs the best, be sure to read our in-depth breakdown of the best monitor arms on the market in 2022. They are an absolute must-have accessory to go along with your standing desk.
Another drawback with the V Ryzer, is the assembly process. It is described as being “easy” and only taking “25 minutes,” but you will need a power drill and at least one extra pair of hands at several different steps in the process including when you lift this 55″ x 55″ x 30″ behemoth off the ground. That’s if you are able to understand the complicated instruction manual. Best to set aside a good hour and a half while coordinating with a friend or partner to assist you.
On the positive side, the V Ryzer has implemented key safety features including anti-collision and child-lock to prevent accidents. Progressive Desk’s warranty on the V Ryzer is convoluted which is why we encourage anyone looking to purchase a standing desk to read our primer on warranties and how they differ among standing desk companies before they make their purchase. As of July 2021, the company now offers a comprehensive 15-year warranty on frame and desktop, but seven years on the lifting column.
It’s great that they are trying to be competitive with US brands like Fully, iMovR and Uplift as compared to their Canadian brethren which offer much shorter warranties, though they have buried some carve-outs in the fine print. Progressive Desk does currently offer a 30-day trial period.
The Progressive Desk keypad comes with four memory presets, but no Bluetooth capability or smartphone application to connect with. As this desk approaches its maximum heights, it will become unstable on its cheap, commodity-grade frame.
If you only need a tabletop for a DIY project or to replace a damaged top, Progressive Desk does sell them separately. Check out what our experts think in our report of their standalone desk tops.