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 made of.
RightAngle Helium Standing Desk Converter Review
From its $549 price tag to its freestanding, heavy-duty design, the Hover Helium clearly takes aim against industry leader Kangaroo. It has many of the Kangaroo's beloved features—simple, clamp-free installation; an expansive work surface; and a smooth, silent gas-assisted lift mechanism. But the Helium goes a step further by introducing a locking air cylinder attached to a Bowden cable to create a seamless adjustment method. Like the Kangaroo, and unlike some of the lower-quality entrants in desktop converter category, the Helium is a precision-crafted product made in America.
Versadesk Power Pro Standing Desk Converter Review
Our biggest concern with this product is its fully-exposed scissor lift mechanism, and consequently user safety. The scissor lift creates some pinch points that can pose a safety risk because the forces are high enough to produce serious pinch/sever injury.
Helium Junior Standing Desk Converter Review
For range of motion, you can’t beat a Hover style desktop riser. The Helium Junior is high quality, compact, and fits snugly in smaller work spaces. It offers a decent range of height adjustability, with separate monitor height adjustability (always a nice thing). But its overall adjustment range limitations make it suitable only for average-sized users. Recommended for those under 5’10”.
AirRise Pro Standing Desk Converter Review
The AirRise Pro Standing Desk Converter is currently under evaluation. This page includes basic product information. It will updated with a full review once our review process is complete.