Whether you are a 9 to 5 office goer or self-employed working from home, chances are the amount of time you are spending sitting at your desk is quite substantial. Recent studies have been made on the effects of prolonged inactivity and, although research is still at an early stage, many disadvantages have been linked to it, such as an increase in the risk of heart disease, obesity, back pain, and even mood drops.
The good news is all of the above can be contrasted by making healthier lifestyle choices like following a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and switching to standing desks. These are basically an extension to your regular working desk that can totally turn around your routine, allowing you to work comfortably standing up, enjoying all the benefits that come from this simple, health-improving activity.
Here is a selection of the best standing desks around:
The Best Standing Desk
This standing desk is a convenient workstation that sits right on top of your regular workspace. The X-Elite Pro Standing Desk Converter is equipped with an innovative air pump system that makes it easy to switch between standing and sitting position, giving you the option to shift between the two.
This high-quality device comes already assembled and has a perfectly flat surface for you to place your laptop on or anything else you might need for your work. Its hight is adjustable and varies between 7 and 16 inches, according to your preference, while once collapsed, it measures only 2.5 inches. A valid aid in carrying out the everyday office tasks that you’d typically run sitting down, this adjustable standing desk comes in 4 elegant colors that can adapt to your workspace style: Black, Cherry, White, and Maple and gives you a size option as well. You can find it in 28″ or 36″. For more amazing products like this, check out our guide to the best gaming desks.
Ergonomic design with an innovative pump system
Wide surface to accommodate all your working devices
Height variation between 7″ and 16″
Choose between 28″ and 36″ of width
Pick your desired color Black, Maple, Cherry and White
- BrandStand Steady
- Weight27 pounds
This second option for a standing work station comes with a four-wheeled rolling cart that will allow you to move freely around your office or home and set yourself up anywhere you like in a matter of minutes. The Mobile Standing Desk With Rolling Cart has an adjustable height of 28″ to 33″ and a 26″ desktop, which is slightly larger than your average product on the market. It features a locking knob to firmly set it to your desired height while two of the four wheels lock to avoid unwanted movement when in use.
This standing desk can be easily assembled using the tools included in the package. It is a perfect solution if you are looking for a mobile appliance that can be moved and stored away quickly. This desk is only available in black.
Rolling cart with 4 wheels
2 lock-down wheels
Averagely larger working surface of 26″
Adjustable height of 28″ to 33″
- BrandLe Crozz
- Weight14.8 pounds
The Height Adjustable Standing Desk Riser will allow you to switch swiftly between sitting and standing position while working, using its straightforward height locking mechanism with an adjustment range between 4.2″ and 19.7″. It can support a maximum weight of 33lbs and has a 31.5.” working surface that allows two monitors or a combination of a laptop and monitors to be placed comfortably on it.
This standing desk is basically already assembled and ready to use once out of the package, all you need is to attach the keyboard tray to it, and all is set. It also allows youth to customize your workspace by detaching the tray and having more space if needed. There is a small accessory compartment where you can store your smartphone, tablet, or writing gear and a cable management system to keep your working space organized and clutter-free. This standing working station requires minimal assembly, is built with sturdy, high-grade steel, and comes with a 3-year Manufacturer Warranty.
Adjustable height between 4.2″ and 19.7″
31.5″ width working space
Storage compartment plus Cable management system for a clutter-free workspace
3-year Manufacturer Warranty
- Weight30.2 pounds
A full-size standing desk option, instead of a more compact riser, might be what you are looking for in a standing work station. The Adjustable Writing Study Table is a complete desk equipped with a pull-out crank that can be installed on either side and will smoothly switch between the height of 29.5″ and 45.2″.
This outstandingly high-quality desk allows you to have a standing/sitting option without foregoing the advantage of having a full-size surface to place anything from your computer to your laptop and even any docs or material you might need at hand at all times during your working sessions. Moreover, the surface is made of MDF, a scratch-resistant laminate that will endure daily wear and tear. You can choose your favorite color combination to suit your office or workspace design as this amazing desk cones in five different options.
Full-size adjustable standing desk
Made of Engineered Wood
Pull-out crank that can be set on either side
Adjustable Height between 29.5″ and 45.2″
Scratch-resistant surface in MDF
Choose from 5 different color combos: Total Grey, Total Black, Total White, Oak Top White Legs, Tek Top Black Legs
- Weight55 pounds
This easy to adjust standing work station is an amazing option if you want easily adjust the height of your desk riser. The Gas Spring Riser Desk Converter can switch from 2.2″ to 16″ with literally one finger. All you have to do is press the lever and position the desk riser at your desired height and, when you are ready to lower it, just justly press on its surface with the other hand.
You’ll find the desk surface to be quite ample, sporting a 30″ X 20″ space where you can set up multiple laptops or monitors and still have space to move your mouse freely. Another perk of this useful standing desk is that it is fully assembled and needs no set up once out of the box! An adjustable work station that will allow you to work comfortably in any position and without strain. For more quality office furniture, check out our selection of the best ergonomic office chairs.
Gas Spring Riser with easy to use lever for height adjustment
Height range: 2.2″-16″
Ample working surface of 30″ X 20″
- Weight20 pounds
This generously sized standing workstation comes with a large two-tier surface, one for your monitors and the other for your keyboard. It measures 32″ in width and can be easily lifted to a max height of 19.9″ through a premium-grade pneumatic gas lift.
Its slick, ergonomic design makes it a stylish and well adaptable object to complement any type of decor. Dual Monitor Adjustable Workstation by RIF6 also comes with a hole and adhesive clips for cable management to keep your workstation nice and tidy.
Adjustable Height between 4.5″ and 19.9″
Choose between 32″ or 37″ width
Premium-grade pneumatic gas pump
Easy to assemble with a multitask screwdriver
Ergonomic and slick design in elegant black
- Weight26.5 pounds
This clean-lined design adjustable standing desk is lightweight and compact. It can be quickly covered from a sitting to standing position with an adjustable height between 2.36″ to 16.1″. The Black Sitting to Standing Desk Converter has a sturdy working surface of 20.1″ X 31.5″ which can comfortably accommodate your laptop or monitor and keyboard as well as other accessories.
Already assembled and ready to use, this desk converter has a smooth finish, which will delicately complement any working space or home. Its price is quite reasonable compared to other working stations, but it still remains as reliable and functional. You may also like some of the best desk fans from our list, so check them out.
Amazingly thin when collapsed
Clean, compact design to suit any style
Adjustable height between 2.36″ to 16.1″
- BrandBRIGHT STONE
- Weight29.7 pounds
Another two-tier solution for those who prefer a separate space for their keyboard. The Home Standing Desk has an ample workstation space of 36″ X 22.66″ and can support a whopping weight of 79lbs, more than twice the average max weight of desk converters on the market!
This sturdy, standing desk converter is equipped with a gas spring system to switch between 5.3″ and 20.4 easily”. It provides enough room to have two monitors set up or to have a laptop-monitor combination. Moreover, the keyboard tray is quite extensive and offers plenty of moving space. All materials used to make this standing desk are high-density, high-quality, and ensure long durability. The desk comes with a 3-year warranty and the possibility to contact their help-desk for any query or issue.
Holds up to 79lbs weight!
Adjustable height between 5.3″ and 20.4″
Wide working surface
High-density construction materials
- Weight33 pounds
Here is another option for a full-size working desk. Its work surface measures 48″ X 30″, allowing you enough space for all your electronic devices, office supplies, diary planners and much more. With height adjustability of 28″ to 47.6″, this working station can switch from sitting to standing position in a matter of seconds thanks to its motor lift mechanism. The Electric Standing Desk can quickly move up and down to reach your desired height by conveniently pressing a button, and it makes absolutely no noise.
This sturdy desk, made out of environmentally sourced materials and industrial-grade steel, is built to last, and it can support up to 154lbs in total. The desk comes in three different color combinations: Total black, Total white, Mahogany top-grey frame, mahogany top-white frame.
Height adjustability of 28″ to 47.6″
154lbs total weight support
2-button electric control system
5-year warranty for the frame, motor, and other mechanisms
2-year warranty for the controller and switch, electronics
- Weight103 pounds
Our last option is on wheels for effortless and painless portability. The Double Mode Adjustable Home Office can go from 27.5″ to 45.3″ in seconds and set in place with a knob. This standing desk offers you the possibility to work from a seated position to an upright one easily and comfortably. Its four 2-inches caster wheels all have a locking function giving you proper stability when in use. They also have an ABS system incorporated, making them completely silent when rolling about.
A couple of interesting accessories make this standing desk quite convenient. First up, there’s a hidden cable holder under the front panel to keep your work station clutter accident-free. You’ll also appreciate the two-tier work-surface, which provides more storage and functionality. Plus, the adjustable lower panel can be conveniently set at your desired angle. Finally, there’s a non-slip lower plastic bar to place your laptop, pens, and more and prevent them from rolling off. The structure of this standing desk is steady and robust and has a rust-proof coating finish. It comes in different color combos: black, dark grain, light grain, and oak, and can be assembled in less than 20 minutes with the included tools.
Full-size working station
Adjustable height between 27.5″ and 45.3″
2 separate working panels for added space
4 locking, 2inches, caster wheels with ABS system
Comes in two separate packages that could arrive at different times
- Weight21.8 pounds