Revolutionary Charcoal Standing Desk Combines Health, Work and Innovation
The Charcoal Standing Desk is indeed a game-changer in the realm of standing desks. This desk, which claims to be the “new standard for standing desks,” is genuinely a marvel, not only as a standing desk but also for its smart features.
Charcoal has embarked on a mission to revolutionize the work-from-home experience. With its latest offering, it seems to have accomplished just that. The best sit stand desk options available today are gaining traction due to their adaptability and their ability to convert a traditional desk into a healthier and more flexible workstation. Charcoal has outpaced its competitors by incorporating outstanding features such as health and sleep data, along with smart hardware built into the desk. This desk by Charcoal has ushered in a whole new working environment, not merely a new desk to place your existing equipment on.
Upon unboxing my Charcoal Desk, I was instantly captivated. I’ve unboxed numerous desks, but very few have left such an impression. The desk appeared to be an artwork right from the first glance, and even now, it seems like a fusion of function and art. I anticipated this desk to feel extraordinary. Charcoal’s offer to send out free samples of the material indicates its uniqueness. The desk is reminiscent of a massive Apple Magic Trackpad, but better. It has also received high durability ratings, which means that despite its artistic appearance, it can withstand rough usage.
The assembly process was relatively straightforward, although it took me a while as I was constantly cleaning my hands to maintain the pristine condition of this pure white desk. The assembly took about 35 – 40 minutes, facilitated by the provided tools. The Charcoal Standing Desk features a rounded toggle switch and a button on the bottom right, with no other controls on the desk. A single light built into the desktop alerts me when the desk determines I need a break. Surprisingly, it’s usually accurate. When I notice the color change or the desk vibrating (yes, it does that too), it’s typically when my concentration begins to wane. This desk has now become an aid in enhancing my performance.
The Charcoal Standing Desk is more than just a desk; it’s a piece of art. Its matte white top is aesthetically pleasing, and the sturdy top feels like a tool. Its durability allows you to write on it with a pencil without damaging the surface, making it ideal for quick sketches, jotting down notes, or even doodling during meetings. The legs of this desk are incredibly stable and can support up to 300lb of weight.
The cable management tray is the final aspect of this desk’s design and build quality that warrants mention. Compared to other desks we’ve tested, the Charcoal Desk’s cable management could use some improvement. The space is limited, and the tray is just a simple metal “U-shaped” bowl. However, for those who intend to use this as a workspace and not a heavy-duty desk setup like what other electric height adjustable standing desks are designed for, then the cable management will suffice.
The Charcoal Standing Desk has been a pleasure to use over the past few weeks. Instead of setting up a multi-monitor setup on this desk, I prefer using it as a dedicated space for focused work. Multi-monitor setups are great for productivity but can also be cumbersome and distracting.
The Charcoal Standing Desk has become my preferred choice for writing sessions, testing single monitors, sketching product shot ideas, completing personal work, and even handling emails. I appreciate how it works for me instead of just sitting there like most desks. It keeps an eye on my mental health and focus abilities, making me more aware of when I am at my peak performance.
The height presets can be challenging to program, but once set up, this desk can move up and down to pre-determined heights, making those sit-to-stand transitions seamless.
The Charcoal Standing Desk has exceeded my expectations. Initially, I thought it might be gimmicky or not worth the investment. But after using it for a while now, I can confidently say that it is worth every penny. This pure white desk is not only visually appealing but also functions beyond most other standing desks with its ability to track focus zones, helping you stay at your best without burnout.