Enter standing desks. They’re all the rage these days, since they offer you the option to easily move from sitting to standing without interrupting your workflow. And because they’re becoming so popular, your choices run the gamut. Some people choose to purchase more affordable convertible laptop stands, others settle on a separate work area with a standing desk, while others go all out and invest in an electric, adjustable standing desk.
Because I work remotely in New York for a California-based company, MyCase, I was lucky enough to be the recipient of an adjustable standing desk for my home office, compliments of my employer. The desk, an Active-Pro Sit-To-Stand work station, arrived in a very large, heavy box. It took my husband about 30 minutes to put it together and according to him, the assembly was relatively simple and the directions that accompanied the desk were easy to understand.
The desk that I received measures 30” by 60”. It provides more than enough space for a laptop, large second monitor, and keyboard with plenty of room to spare. My desk is white and is similar to the one shown below, except it has a white base. It’s also available with desktops that are maple, teak, or walnut and comes in a variety of dimensions. All in all, it’s a sleek, attractive, modern design that offers form as well as function.
The desk has a small, unobtrusive LED touch screen on the right-hand side that allows you to adjust the height of the desk. You can preset up to four different heights and are able to manually adjust the height as well. Programming the desk was a cinch and it took me all of 30 seconds to set the desk up based on my preferences. Once programmed, it’s simply a matter of pressing the right button to move the work surface to my desired height. The motor is very quiet and the desktop quickly glides into place.
My only complaint is that it took a while to figure out how to adjust the wires underneath the desk so that they weren’t hanging down and getting in the way. But ultimately, we figured that out and now the wires are safely out of the way.
The only downside of this desk is the price. It has a rather hefty price tag that ranges from $969 to $1,039, depending on the options that you choose. But if you’re in the market for an attractive, easy-to-assemble—and use—adjustable standing desk, then this might very well be the perfect investment for you.