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As nested as a matryoshka doll
We’ve already reviewed several ergonomic workstations and accessory products from StandUpDeskStore and have more in the queue. Curious about the company’s history we did a little bit of sleuthing to learn that StandUpDeskStore is really just a side hustle for Luxor; a way of selling their products D2C (direct-to-consumer) while continuing to sell its dealers and institutional customers under the Luxor name.
To be certain these are the exact same products that are made in China and sold in the USA by Luxor. These days those products include standing desks and standing desk converters, in addition to their more traditional product lines of dry erase boards, mobile charging carts, AV carts, utility carts and other products primarily aimed at schools. Luxor’s brand is known for being as inexpensive as possible, not for any sort of innovation or high-quality standard; in other words, it is a commodity producer. Luxor also supplies some name-brand retailers with their standing desks under a white label program.
Luxor itself is in turn owned by EBSCO Industries, a family business that was founded in Birmingham, Alabama in 1944 and has grown into a large conglomerate of companies across many industries, with over 70 acquisitions under its belt. These companies are grouped under different divisions that are in diverse fields such as Information Services, Healthcare Technology, Software-as-a-Service, Mobile Hydraulic Solutions, Electrical Products Distribution, Outdoor Products, Risk Management, Custom Merchandising Solutions and lastly “Workspace Solutions,” which is where Luxor and its StandUpDeskStore side brand live.
As you can see from the list of products on StandUpDeskStore’s Amazon Store, most of their standing desk offerings are in fact old school crank handle manually-adjustable desks (no pun intended). While there are very few manufacturers and resellers left of manual crank standing desks they still find a market among the most price-sensitive customers, including many schools. But just to confuse things a little bit more you can also find identical products sold on Amazon under the Luxor brand.
Electric desks are made in the millions per year now and are so close in price that we don’t know why anyone would still want to buy a far less reliable standing desk that’s harder to assemble, but this appears to remain a core product for Luxor. Perhaps in some school situations, it is impractical to plug the desks into AC power.
See all of the StandUpDeskStore products we’ve previewed and reviewed below.
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StandUpDeskStore Electric Standing Desks
The StandUpDeskStore Dual Frame Standing Desk solid wood desktops suffer from low quality and difficult assembly. The laminate versions don’t have those same issues but are unremarkable and aren’t worth picking over top competitors due to a lack of strong warranty, lack of Bluetooth connectivity and limited options.
The StandUpDeskStore Basic Electric Standing Desk starts at $399 which makes it one of the cheapest electric adjustable standing desks we’ve reviewed. It’s certainly outfitted to match the price. It has a single motor and single-segment legs.
The StandUpDeskStore Electric Standing Desk is a mix of good and bad, with a disappointing weight capacity but impressive maximum height.
The StandUpDeskStore Two-Tier standing desk has a fairly light weight capacity, but the adjustable-height monitor shelf is intriguing.
The StandUpDeskStore Corner Standing Desk is held back by very limited options. It comes in only one size and color for the frame and base.
The StandUpDeskStore L-Shaped Standing Desk is outfitted like a bargain standing desk, but doesn’t have the price to match such underwhelming details.
Check out our full roundup of electric standing desks
StandUpDeskStore Standing Desk Converters
When a new standing desk converter comes into our test labs with a really low retail price we’ve learned to contain our optimism about its potential to set the world on fire, because at the end of the day the only way to make something this cheap is to cut a lot of corners in design cycles and component quality. Indeed, we quickly discovered that the StandUpDeskStore AirRise Plus converter has some big drawbacks: The cheap foam feet provide no traction control whatsoever, the wobbly keyboard tray floats above the desk when lowered all the way to the seated position, and you can’t center a monitor mount and not have it interfere with lifting mechanism when the converter is lowered to sitting height. There are some other minor issues, but those three factors mean we can’t recommend it, even with the cheap price.
Check out our full roundup of standing desk converters
StandUpDeskStore Storage Options For Standing Desks
The StandUpDeskStore Sliding Under-Desk Drawer has the same downsides of most add-on drawers of this type, but it is cheap, offers two colors and a locking option to help set it apart.
Check out our full roundup of standing desk storage options
StandUpDesk Store DIY Standing Desk Base Frames
The StandUpDeskStore L-Shaped Standing Desk Frame has underwhelming details (except the quick assembly) but not the bargain price to match.
The StandUpDeskStore Dual-Motor DIY Standing Desk Frame aims to fit into the middle zone of standing desk frames, but it doesn’t quite hit the mark.
The StandUpDeskStore Single-Motor DIY Standing Desk Frame has minimal options, single-stage legs and a weak capacity.
Check out our full roundup of DIY standing desk base frames
StandUpDeskStore Ergonomic Monitor Arms
The StandUpDeskStore Triple Monitor Mount is very cheap and you can tell in the quality of the arm. It likely won’t hold a monitor steady and won’t last for long.
The StandUpDeskStore Dual Monitor Mount is cheap and likely won’t be very stable. It can hold a maximum of 32.2 lbs, or 16.1 lbs per monitor.
The StandUpDeskStore Single Monitor Mount can accommodate monitors ranging from 13″ to 32″ and can rotate 180 degrees clockwise to 180 degrees counterclockwise.
Check out our full roundup of ergonomic monitor arms
StandUpDeskStore File Cabinets For Standing Desks
The StandUpDeskStore File Cabinet has a 100-lb weight capacity and a fifth wheel under the front edge of the bottom drawer to prevent tipping.
The StandUpDeskStore File Cabinet With Cushion has a 265-lb weight capacity and a removable cushion on top so it doubles as a seat.
The StandUpDeskStore Heavy Duty File Cabinet has a 265-lb weight capacity and is one of the more expensive file cabinets we’ve reviewed.
Check out our full roundup of file cabinets for standing desks
StandUpDeskStore Cable Management For Standing Desks
The StandUpDeskStore Desk Cord Management Tray is long, but narrow and doesn’t provide enough to be one of the most expensive trays we’ve seen.
Check out our full roundup of cable management options for standing desks
StandUpDeskStore Ergonomic Keyboard Trays
The StandUpDeskStore Clamp-On Keyboard Tray is a bargain option with a quick assembly, poor quality and no ability to reach negative tilt.
Check out our full roundup of ergonomic keyboard trays
StandUpDeskStore Standing Mats
The StandUpDeskStore Standing Mat is a bargain mat to be sure, but even among bargain mats, it lacks options and quality with a gel foam construction.
Check out our full roundup of standing mats