Flexispot Height Adjustable Standing Desk
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10 Sit-Stand Desks from Ikea, Amazon, Uplift, and More

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Flexispot Height Adjustable Standing Desk
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Take a Stand

We all know that sitting too long at your desk can be unhealthy, leading to weight gain, repetitive-stress injuries, and poor posture. Using a height-adjustable standing desk has been shown to improve productivity and ward off the aches and pains that too much deskwork can cause. And sit-stand desks aren't all that expensive, either. You can find a good, manual model for about $300 or an electric standing desk for $700 or less. Be prepared to wait, though; demand for these desks is high because so many people are still working at home.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

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StandStand Baltic Birch
StandStand

StandStand Baltic Birch

$59 and up from StandStand
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If you don't have the room at home for a full-sized sit-stand desk or you prefer working on the go, this folding laptop stand will give you the freedom to stand up and be productive just about anywhere. Made in the U.S. of birch plywood or bamboo, this portable laptop stand is available in four sizes. Larger models that can accommodate a mouse, full-sized keyboard, and monitor, are also available.

Nulaxy Laptop Stand
Amazon

Nulaxy Laptop Stand

$79 from Amazon
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This aluminum laptop stand is height-adjustable from 2.1 inches to 21 inches and its base can be angled as well, so you can use your laptop while standing or connect it to an external keyboard and mouse and keep the screen at eye level. Best of all, it's portable and weighs less than 3 pounds, yet can support up to 22 pounds (for those of you who still are using that doorstop of an old laptop). Amazon shoppers seem to agree; more than 1,000 of 'em give it an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. Warranty: 2 years.

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Flexispot Height Adjustable Standing Desk
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Flexispot Height Adjustable Standing Desk

$100 and up from Amazon
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There are a myriad of these off-brand convertible desk risers sold on Amazon, and many of them get equally decent user reviews. This one is Amazon's top seller, and it gets an exceptionally high average score from owners. The adjustable keyboard tray is removable, and the whole structure can be raised nearly 18 inches from desk height. Available in two colors and four widths from 28 inches to 42 inches. Warranty: 5 years.

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Readydesk 2
Readydesk

Readydesk 2

$150 from Readydesk
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Here's another option for someone who doesn't want to invest in a sit-stand desk, yet needs an adjustable base for a full-sized keyboard and monitor workstation. Built in the U.S. and made of birch, this stand is sturdy enough to support up to 75 pounds, with a height-adjustment range of 3.5 inches to 21 inches, depending on which notches you slot the shelves into. Warranty: 100-day return guarantee only.

Skarsta
Ikea

Skarsta

$239 from Ikea
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Like a lot of other Ikea products (Billy bookcases, anyone?), this manual sit-stand desk has a reputation among owners for being sturdy, simple to use, and relatively inexpensive. Like other Ikea products, some corners are cut: There are no clips or ports to keep cables in place, and the painted fiber- and paperboard tabletop can be quick to show its age. But if all you need is a basic adjustable standing desk, Ikea's Skarsta will get the job done. Height adjustment ranges from 27.5 inches to 47.25 inches. Warranty: 10 years.

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Varidesk Pro Plus
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Varidesk Pro Plus

$295 and up from Amazon
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It's pricier than the knock-offs you'll find on Amazon, but reviewers say the added expense buys you a very sturdy stand-up desk converter with 11 pre-set height adjustments with a range of 17.5 inches than can support up to 35 pounds. The Varidesk riser is available in 11 sizes for laptop and desktop PCs, ranging in width from 30 to 48 inches. Varidesk also sells full sit-stand desks. Warranty: 5 years.

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Jarvis Standing Desk
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Jarvis Standing Desk

$499 and up from Fully
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Once you hit this price point, you'll find sit-stand desks with electric height adjustment and more durable finishes and components that can withstand the kind of abuse that some owners dish out. The waterproof laminate desktop is available in six sizes and two frame sizes (available in four colors), able to support up to 350 pounds. Extra-cost options include ports with electrical and USB outlets, a digital height-adjustment panel, and four color options for the steel frame as well as a bamboo top. Nice to know: Wirecutter says it "checks all the boxes for a good adjustable-height standing desk." Warranty: 10 years.

Uplift Standing Desk
Uplift

Uplift Standing Desk

$599 and up from Uplift
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Uplift's electric sit-stand desk aced Good Housekeeping's tests, and Wirecutter also gives it the thumbs-up. The big selling point is the range of widths available (6) and finishes (19, including live-edge wood), plus super-sturdy build quality. The V2 tops out at 48.7 inches, while the V2 Commercial has a max height that's just shy of 51 inches, something taller users may appreciate. Both can support up to 355 pounds and come with two ports for cable management. Believe it or not, desks 72 inches and larger also come with a free hammock for under-desk catnaps. Warranty: 10 years.

Evodesk
Evodesk

Evodesk

$699 and up from Evodesk
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Like Uplift, Evodesk aims for the upper end of the sit-stand desk market, with more than 100 add-on options that range from monitor shelves and programmable height controls to a Harman-Kardon sound system (jellyfish-like subwoofer included). But at its most basic, this standing desk has power controls, a weight limit of 355 pounds, and maximum height of 49.5 inches. Instead of ports at the far corners, the Evodesk has a large covered rectangular port in the rear center for cable management. It's available in three widths and six colors and finishes. Warranty: 5 years.

Lack side table
Ikea

The DIY Ikea Sit-Stand Desk Option

If you're a fan of Ikea hacks, this project is for you. Order a side table, a shelf, and two brackets from Ikea and mount the shelf to the legs of the side table. Place the rig atop a desk with your keyboard on the shelf and your monitor(s) at eye level on the side table.

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