7 Best Standing Desks 2017: What’s the Best, Most Affordable Options?

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Trying to figure out what are the best standing desks for your home or office? If you aren’t moving as much as you like or are feeling some aches and pains from sitting all day, it’s time to rethink your work space. So thinking outside of the standard office, how about really checking out a standing desk?

If you have to work on your computer most of the day or week, sitting on a chair all day will definitely have a negative impact on your health and body.  The best standing desks allow you the flexibility to move around while you are working and on your computer. Note, if you sit in your office chair or sofa for more than six hours in a day, you increase the chances of heart disease and several other health issues (not to mention an expanding butt and waistline!). And another one of these potential health issues is being prone to certain types of cancer.  A standing desk is just what you need to relieve the workday adversities without compromising on your office work.  And as a disclosure, I should let you know that I do have one of these and LOVE IT!

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One of the biggest misconceptions about using standing desks is some people believe standing all the time is good for their posture and is ergonomic. This couldn’t be further away from the truth. Just like sitting for prolonged periods of time, standing all the time can also have adverse effects on our bodies. So what are the standing desk best practices? Just like you need to stand and stretch after sitting for too long, you also need to sit and prop those feet up after standing for too long.

Alternating between sitting and standing regularly proves overall more beneficial for the body. If you don’t have a table that makes changing positions easy, then walking around or taking a short break every other 30 minutes is highly recommended.

Best Standing Desks Review – 2017

When you begin your search for the perfect standing desk for your office or home, you will find several styles available. Some are easily customizable and at a higher price point while others are more affordable with basic adjustments only. Lets analyze the nine (we’ve found some new ones this year) best standing desks 2017 for you, each one with unique features to cater to your needs.

Ergotron WorkFit-D, Sit-Stand Desk

Ergotron Workfit-D Sit Stand Desk ReviewThe Ergotron WorkFit-D Sit Stand desk is a simple and sturdy desk. Its height is 20 inches, which is quickly adjustable, and it can be easily motorized. This standing desk’s most powerful feature is its flexibility, allowing you to sit or stand whenever you want. The frame of this model is the USP. You can buy the frame and create a personalized Ergotron WorkFit-D, Sit-Stand Desk. The pre-installed desk surface is 47.6″ x 23.5″ (121 cm x 60 cm). The desk is designed to withstand about 65 lbs of weight.

All models come with a minimum 5-year warranty. This standing desk is one of the best because of the easy sales process and the fact that you can easily customize your setup to meet your needs. This setup comes in under $700 at our last price check.

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UpWrite UpDesk

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This UpWrite UpDesk model is simple yet useful and easily flexible standing desk. The color comes in variations of white, black, and titanium, and it is a single-touch motorized machine. When you are standing, you have the option to increase or decrease the height as much as you want within its 24.5″ to 50.5″ limit. It supports around 300 lbs of weight. The base can accommodate a treadmill, so it is a favorite among people who want to incorporate a workout while they work. (I work from home, and our treadmill and standing desk are combined so I can walk and work at the same time.)

UpDesk and UpWrite More Features:

UPWRITE UPDESK: Daylight 3-STAGE MEDIUM 60″ Titanium

Brand UpDesk
Manufacturer UpDesk
Surface Desk Whiteboard surface desk works with wet erase & dry erase markers
Desk Height Electric height-adjustable desktop includes cable management channels
Twin-lift Each leg has its own motor (lifts at 1.5″/second).
Publisher UpDesk

The most notable feature of this desk is its white erasable surface (60″× 30″). You can personalize your workstation to jot down notes, draw sketches or create designs. It is a favorite standing desk among users because of its easy, hassle-free set up. The customer service and support is worth noting as well. This is one of the more expensive models (current price is approximately $1150), but it comes with a five-year warranty.


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This VARIDESK Pro standing desk is more accurately described as a height-adjustable monitor and keyboard tray rather than a full stand up desk. The best part is, it goes on top of your current desk (assuming you have one, of course), which means you do not have to spend money on a new desk or rearrange your workspace. Because VARIDESK is an attachment to be placed on your present working desk, it can easily adapt to your current work environment. With its scissor-style unfolding arms, it can be adjusted to fit your standing or sitting position quickly and easily. The maximum height of this adjustable desk piece is 15.5″.

The surface area is wide enough for dual monitors (23″×36″). It supports about 16kgs of weight. People who have used VARIDESK praise its portability and flexibility.  It can easily move and adapt from one workstation to another, in case if there is any change of job or location. It is the most cost-effective standing desk around at approximately $400 and a one-year warranty included.

VARIDESK Pro More Info:

Height-Adjustable Standing Desk – VARIDESK Pro Plus 36 – Black

Color Black
Product weight 52.15 lbs
Work surface measures 36″ (W) x 29.75″(D)
Manufacturer VARIDESK
Keyboard deck measures 36″(W) x 14.25″(D)
Product Dimensions
Product Group Office Product

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Ergotron Workfit

Ergotron Workfit S Standing deskErgotron has been making height adjustable workstations for a quite while now, and the Ergotron Workfit series is its flagship product, including a range of articulated arms, standing workstations and separate desks. Workfit A is an articulated arm that is designed to clamp on your desk and attach to the monitor. You can lift your keyboard to your preferred height. Just beneath the display, there is a work surface where you can keep papers or other desk accessories to be an arm’s reach whenever required.

The Workfit S is a completely adjustable desk attachment that attaches to the front of your desk. The display is mounted on top. The entire workstation includes a display top, keyboard, and adjustable mouse tray. Each product in the Workfit series is designed for easy flexibility and adjustability without complicated locks and switches. Both Workfit A and S models offer dual display set up. Both the Workfit S and Workfit A have prices under $600. The Apple friendly versions are more expensive.

Ergotron WorkFit-S More Info:

Ergotron WorkFit-S Single HD Workstation with Worksurface+

Brand Ergotron
Color Black
Keyboard Tray Dimensions 0.25″H x 27″W x 9″D (6 x 685 x 226 mm)
Worksurface Dimensions 0.25″H x 23″W x 15″D (6 x 585 x 380 mm)
Mounting Standards VESA FDMI MIS-D, 100/75, C
Item Weight 44 pounds
Product Dimensions 8 x 44 x 23 inches
LCD height adjustment 23-Inch (58 cm) for premium comfort
Manufacturer Ergotron

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DIY Standing Desk

DIY Standing Desk Kit reviewThere are many standing desks available with motorized switches and control, but there is nothing like creating your own standing desk. DIY standing desks include affordable IKEA hacks, collapsible, and expandable wall-mounted desks. The best thing about DIY is that it gives you the opportunity to build your personalized standing desk on your own workstation without shedding loads of money.

You can convert your existing desk to a standing model. You can stretch it or adjust it to the height you need. You can increase your work surface to support all your papers and accessories as well.

DIY Standing Desk Kit’s More Features:

DIY Standing Desk Kit – The Height-Adjustable Standing Desk Conversion Kit

Brand Astradea
Color Natural Oak
Item Weight
Product Dimensions 22.1 x 2.6 x 3.2 inches
List Price
Manufacturer Astradea
Material Solid Oak

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 X-ELITE PRO Height Adjustable Sit / Stand Desk

XElite Pro Standing Adjustable DeskIf you are looking for a perfect standing desk, this is it. In addition, the X-Elite PRO Height Adjustable Sit/Stand Desk is the #1 Bestselleing standing desk on Amazon at this time.  This desk is good for your health and relieves back pain.

This standing desk has been made by professionals that know what they are doing and what we need and is definitely one of our favorites for its high quality. The X-ELITE PRO goes up and down, has a single flat surface, and is affordable.

The X-ELITE PRO fits on top of your existing desk, comes fully assembled, and you can easily transition from sitting to standing. With this desk in your home, you will have more energy, alleviate pain caused by sitting and reduce the risk of sitting disease.

X-ELITE PRO More Features:

X-ELITE PRO Height Adjustable Sit / Stand Desk – Converts your Existing Desk or Cube into a Standing Desk! (Black)

Brand Stand Steady
Color Black
Item Weight 27 pounds
Product Dimensions 28 x 20 x 16 inches
List Price
Desktop surface 28″ x 20″
Footprint 24.5″ x 16.8″
Size Fits up to two monitors, keyboard, & mouse

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FitDesk v3.0 Desk Exercise Bike

FitDesk v3.0 desk bikeThe FitDesk v3.0 Desk Exercise bike is unique in that it is built for both productivity and health. The Fitdesk folding exercise bike with sliding platform is lightweight, and it improves cardiovascular health while you are working to meet your next deadline or surfing the web. With this desk, you can use a laptop, read a magazine, or play your favorite video game while engaging your legs in resistance pedaling, which has significant health benefits compared to inactive sitting for long periods of time.

FitDesk offers comfort for all-day riding with a beach cruiser style seat, adjustable backrest, and forearm massage rollers that provide relief from daily typing strain. Comfort adds to the functionality by allowing you to spend more time exercising while working. There is no need to limit your exercise by scheduling around work when you can do both comfortably at the same time.

FitDesk v3.0 Desk More Features:

Brand FitDesk
Color White
Durable Built to Last with high quality gear box components for years of reliable operation
Quiet Twin belt, high velocity flywheel
Product Dimensions 44.9 x 19.3 x 11 inches
Label Revo Innovations
List Price
Adjustable Seat Back and Extender included allowing for upright and semi-recumbent use
Space Saving Quick lock folding frame is great for easy transport and storage
Item Weight 61.9 pound
Warranty 1-year warranty



Jarvis Standing Desk Frame

Jarvis Electric Height DeskIf you’re looking for the best standing desk for laptop then the Jarvis Standing Desk is definitely worth your time to check out. This is a sit-to-stand desk frame that can support up to a 350 lb. lifting capacity, making it ideal for your workstation and so much more.

It’s electrical, it’s height can easily be adjusted by the press of a button, and it comes with 4 preset options right out of the box. Supports table tops from 44″ to 82″ wide and 21″ to 36″.

The downside about the Jarvis Standing Desk Frame is that you need to assemble it yourself, and it requires you to buy a top separately.

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LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Standing Desk

LifeSpan Treadmill deskThe LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 is one of the best standing desk treadmill on Amazon, and it is one of the highest-rated standing desk treadmills.

This treadmill desk is relatively compact, measuring 68.5″ x 28.5″, and it provides an ample desktop surface area of 38″ x 29″ (W x D) making it compatible with all kinds of laptops. This desk is sure to keep you moving while you work.

In addition, you can also wirelessly sync your activity data to your IOS and Android devices using LifeSpan’s free Active Trac app to track your progress over time.

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Ok, we’ve covered some of the most well known and top rated standing desks available! Hopefully this helps you in finding the right one for your needs.  Let us know your votes and opinions…

Best Sit Stand Desk Reviews – 2015, 2016

While we’ve covered the most recent and current sit stand desks and adjustable desks above, there are others that we loved in years past that.  Some of them are still available and worth checking out if you run across one.

Uplift 900 Sit Stand Ergonomic desk

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It is a simple and sturdy desk. Its height is 26 inches which is quickly adjustable. It can be easily motorized but sans too many bells and whistles. The most powerful feature of this standing desk is that it is flexible enough to let you sit when you want to and stand at other times. The frame of this model is the USP. You can buy the frame and create a personalized Uplift 900 standing desk. The pre installed desk surface is 30″ × 48″. The desk is designed to withstand about 152 kgs of weight.

All models come with a minimum 5 year warranty. This standing desk is nominated to the ranks of the best standing desk because of the easy sales process and the fact that you can easily customize your setup to meet your needs. You can either buy the frame or the components to build a desk, depending on your preference. If you buy the entire setup with the frame it will cost you approx. $700+ at our most recent price check.


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