Best Standing Desks For Working From Home

best standing desks

There was a time when a standing desk meant a desk that you’d have to stand at it all day long. That sounds worse than sitting all day long, right?

Now, though, the best standing desks are designed to switch between sitting and standing positions, so that you can get the best of both worlds.

The Modern Worker HQ is about 20% standing desks so they are quite popular. 20% just stand at their sitting desks alot of the time so we're a workplace in transition. We are flexible.


Uplift V2

The Uplift V2 is one of the most popular standing desks on the market. It's a great desk!

You’ll find that the dual motors are both quiet and responsive and make changing the height super easy.

You can choose pretty much any kind of desktop that you like for the frame and that means you can be certain of being comfy with it.

It even has a seven year warranty as standard.

 Uplift V2
PROS

1. The motors are very quiet and they run smoothly

2. You can mount any accessory on this desk easily

3. They’re built like tanks and should last a long time

CONS

1. Some users have reported receiving broken items when the desk is delivered

2. Their customer service agents are not particularly helpful

3. If you live internationally, shipping gets expensive fast

Jarvis Bamboo Adjustable Height Standing Desk

If you want a standing desk which is sustainable then this Jarvis Desk is made from bamboo and no that doesn’t mean any compromises in strength – it can hold up to 150 Kg!

One thing that we absolutely loved about this desk was the full range of options that you can purchase for it, however you want to customize your workspace, you can. 

Jarvis Bamboo Adjustable Height Standing Desk
PROS

1. The most environmentally friendly desk on our list

2. Can be customized with a load of accessories 

3. The handset is fully programmable too

CONS

1. This is not a cheap desk and deals rarely come up for it

2. Requires an extension (payable) for taller users

3. Some people find the polyurethane veneer a bit “plastic” loooking

Jarvis Bamboo Adjustable Height Standing Desk

If you want a standing desk which is sustainable then this Jarvis Desk is made from bamboo and no that doesn’t mean any compromises in strength – it can hold up to 150 Kg!

One thing that we absolutely loved about this desk was the full range of options that you can purchase for it, however you want to customize your workspace, you can. 

Jarvis Bamboo Adjustable Height Standing Desk
PROS

1. The most environmentally friendly desk on our list

2. Can be customized with a load of accessories 

3. The handset is fully programmable too

CONS

1. This is not a cheap desk and deals rarely come up for it

2. Requires an extension (payable) for taller users

3. Some people find the polyurethane veneer a bit “plastic” loooking

Vari Electric Standing Desk

With three widths and five finishes to choose from, the Vari Electric Standing Desk allows plenty of opportunity for customization to your needs.

It also supports a very hefty payload and if you have a ton of office equipment, this is going to be important. It’s also super easy to set up and we had it put together within 2 minutes of unpacking it. 

 Vari Electric Standing Desk
PROS

1. You can put up to 200 lbs on this desk without it breaking

2. You have a choice of sizes and of finishes

3. The cable management system is truly impressive

CONS

1. The motors are a bit noisier than we’d like but you probably won’t use them often enough to care

2. It’s quite a heavy desk but that’s partly why it’s so robust

3. The motors are also quite slow when compared to some other desks

Float Table

If you have a large sum set aside for a standing desk, then the Float Table is amazing, it looks like it was designed for use in a powerful executive’s office. 

And the fact that it has no motors is not a downside, in fact, it’s completely quiet and ridiculously easy to adjust. It also comes with a bunch of other accessories to help you customize it. 

 Float Table
PROS

1. It’s the best looking standing desk that we’ve ever seen

2. There’s no motor and thus no parts to break down 

3. It’s very easy to accessorize and customize the work surface for your needs

CONS

1. The price is about double that of most other standing desks

2. It’s a big desk and won’t fit in the corner of most kitchens

3. It doesn’t support as heavy a payload as some desks, either

Apex Desk AX7133LO-M Elite

If you want a huge desktop area then the 71’ x 33’ of the ApexDesk Elite is definitely going to appeal to you and it can handle up to 100 Kg of weight too!

There’s almost always a decent deal on this desk making it very good value for money and while the lifting mechanism is a bit slow, we figure you only use it a couple of times a day at the most, right? 

 Apex Desk AX7133LO-M Elite
PROS

1. Really high-quality finish and capable of taking real weight

2. The desktop is huge and ideal for someone who works with a lot of paper or equipment

3. It’s incredibly good value for money

CONS

1. The lifting mechanism is super slow

2. The desktop is huge and ideal for someone who works with a lot of paper or equipment

3. It’s not the simplest of desks to put together

Flexispot EF1 Standing Desk

If you don’t want to spend a fortune on your first standing desk, you might consider buying a Flexispot EF1 which is an absolute steal compared to some of the other desk on our list.

It’s still motorized, however, and you get a decent 5-year guarantee on the desk itself but only 3-years for the motor. Unfortunately, we found it wobbled a little when extended to the maximum height. 

Flexispot EF1 Standing Desk
PROS

1. You can’t go wrong with the price of this desk, it’s a bargain

2. The motor is surprisingly quiet, we thought it would be noisy due to the price

3. It comes with three preset heights which are good for most users

CONS

1. The shorter warranty on the motor may mean problems down the road

2. It isn’t fully stable when it’s at full height and wobbly desks can be irritating

3. Customer service is good but if you need a spare part, it can take a long time to be delivered

Final Thoughts On Standing Desk For Working From Home

Standing desks won’t help you burn huge amounts of calories but they are great for changing up your posture during the day and feeling healthier.

We hope that you’ve found the right standing desk for you on this rundown of the best standing desk for working from home, we think that there’s something for everyone here. 

Trying to get set up for working from home? You might also appreciate our lists of the best headsets for remote workers and the best sub-$1000 laptops.

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