Choosing What Is the Best Desk Riser for You

August 06, 2020

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Marie Manila

Your heirloom desk is beautiful and close to your heart. But you know some things need to change in your home office because your back is aching from sitting all day. Thankfully, desk risers can give your traditional desk an ergonomic makeover without breaking the bank.

 

There are a lot of standing desk converters out there. This article will zoom in on FlexiSpot’s AlcoveRiser Standing Desk Converters M7 and M8. These are two affordable products that deliver the right ergonomic support and were engineered to last for years.

 

Here are the main factors that you can consider when deciding what to get:


Surface area, overall look -- Knowing your work area’s space is one of the biggest factors that you should consider before buying a desk riser. The thing with the FlexiSpot desk risers is that they move vertically -- which means that it will not eat up more space in your desk.

 

If you have limited space, the M7 is perfect for you. Its desk has a depth of 24 inches or less. It has a shallow footprint and can be placed on narrow desks or tight countertops.

 

If you like the minimalist appeal, the M7 design will fit your aesthetic. Available in 27 inches and 35 inches, the desk only comes in a fresh all-white colorway in the UK.

 

But even though it’s compact, it still offers plenty of room for working with your gadgets and files. It has an oversized u-shaped keyboard tray that accommodates flexible setup options like a 17-inch laptop or a full-sized keyboard and mouse. Likewise, its quick-release, removable keyboard tray that you can use for your laptop.

 

Meanwhile, the M8 model is the right desk riser if you have a larger work area. It has a roomy work surface that can easily hold two monitors, creating extensive room for desk activities, writing utensils, notebooks, and other small supplies. Plus, its keyboard tray can serve as an additional space for files and another gadget.

 

 

Sleek and modern, only the black version of the M8 is up for grabs in the UK. But it comes in two sizes -- 27 inches and 35 inches.

 

Weight and height adjustment capacity -- Now if you work with two or more bulky equipment, you have to ensure that the desk can accommodate them all. It’s best to check the weight capacity of desk risers. And while you’re at it, you might want to inspect their height adjustment as well.

 

The M8 model has a dual X structure to ensure extra stability. It can handle up to 33 lbs. of weight at any height adjustment. It can be raised to 19.7 inches.

 

The M7 model is a champion in its league too. Like its bigger counterpart, the M7 model has the same weight capacity as the M8. And if height adjustment is a big deal, you have to know that M7’s maximum height is just 17.8 inches.

 

Assembly -- This is a dealbreaker for some, especially those who do not have the patience to tinker with tools and small parts. 

 

We have good news for you. Both desks can be used immediately after unboxing. All you have to do is to install the keyboard tray and arrange the cables of your equipment. Both products come with a manual that will direct you on how to use the desk risers.

 

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It all boils down to your preferences. Both desks have their unique characteristics so it is up to you to decide which desk riser addresses your needs. You can always call our hotline if you have any questions about any of our products. 

Suprise : Use code "blog" to get £10 off when buying the desk rise M7/M8 

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