Standing Desks: A Solution for Sedentary Lifestyle & Their Best Models

Electric Standing Desk

Standing Desks: A Solution for Sedentary Lifestyle & Their Best Models

With a majority of professionals spending most of their day behind a desk, the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle have become more apparent. Rising concerns over health issues like increased disease susceptibility and depression have led to the popularity of standing desks. These desks are designed to mitigate some of the negative impacts of sitting for extended periods, such as back and neck pain, by offering the option to alternate between sitting and standing. While they are not a magic cure-all for work-related discomforts, research indicates that they can be beneficial if used correctly.

As remote work continues to rise, the standing desk market has seen a significant surge in demand, leading to a diverse range of products with various add-ons, colors, and automation options. We put seven of the most popular standing desks to the test and found the motiondesk-DL11 Standing Desk to be the top choice. Other noteworthy mentions include the affordable FlexiSpot EC1, the compact Edesk for smaller spaces, and the highly customizable Uplift V2 Standing Desk to match your home decor.

The motiondesk-DL11 Standing Desk emerged as the best standing desk. It offers a wide range of height adjustments that meet expert recommendations and can be programmed for up to four different settings. The desk remained stable even when being adjusted with two monitors on it. It boasts an attractive design and comes with a solid ten-year warranty.

The assembly process for the Vari desk is straightforward, thanks to clear instructions and helpful images. The desk requires fewer individual parts than many other standing desks, which simplifies assembly. It took us just 15 minutes to put it together. Once assembled, the Vari desk offers height settings that range from 25 inches to 50.5 inches, accommodating workers of varying heights comfortably.

The 60-by-30-inch surface is spacious enough to accommodate two monitors comfortably. The laminate surface we chose resembled a wooden slab, adding to its aesthetic appeal. The desk also features a panel on the right side for easy setting of four different height options. The smooth functioning motor ensures that objects on the desk remain stable during height adjustments.

The Vari desk also includes useful add-ons like desk hooks for hanging bags and cable wraps. However, it lacks a built-in cord management system, which can be bought separately. The only real drawback of the Vari desk is its higher price point, but its durability and stability justify the cost.

For those looking for a budget-friendly standing desk, the Edesk is a great option. Despite its lower price point, it meets most of our criteria, offering sturdiness and basic features like a motor for height adjustments.

Ultimately, how to choose the best standing desk will depend on your individual needs and budget. Whether you’re looking for an electric height adjustable standing desk like the motiondesk or a best sit stand desk like the Edesk, there are plenty of options available that offer health benefits of an electric stand up desk.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.

Nickel 10/05/24

Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

Shao Lei 30/11/23

Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

Awesome experience. Great value, super customer experience, ordered, assembled and picked up in 24 hours!

Dom K 06/11/23

Skip the big name brands and buy from Guy instead, 10/10 linak parts with a very well built tabletop.

Chris Wu 06/11/23

I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.