Why Buy a Standing Desk

“Standing Desk” is an umbrella term that includes any kind of desks that you can stand up at while working. It could be a simple fixed-height desk designed for standing, a height-adjustable desk with basic features, or smart standing desks with advanced features.
The right kind of desk for you depends on your individual needs and preferences. Therefore, the first step of purchasing the best standing desk for your home or office is to determine why you need it in the first place. Here are some common reasons why people invest in standing desks.

Helps Improve Health: Prolonged sitting is linked to many ailments such as diabetes, poor blood circulation, and body pains. A standing desk can help boost health by encouraging users to stand more and sit less.

It Helps with Posture: Sitting for long hours every day can lead to slouching, which alters the spine’s alignment and causes other parts of the body to compensate. This can result in poor posture and body pains. Incorporating a standing desk in your workspace can prevent slouching and help maintain good posture.

Improved Productivity: A pain-free body equates to fewer absences at work and more time and energy to devote to finish tasks. Standing desks promote a healthy lifestyle, which ultimately results in improved productivity.

Weight Loss: Sitting for a significant amount of time promotes a sedentary lifestyle. Studies show that standing for six hours a day could prevent weight gain and help you to shed pounds.

Enhanced Performance: According to Time.com[U1] , people who use sit-stand desks are more active at work and better at their jobs than their chair-bound peers. They also experience less job-related fatigue, less daily anxiety, and higher overall quality of life.

Cost & Finance

A standing desk is a great investment. It can last for years, depending on the way it was used and how it was cared for. The quality and construction of the desk also play an important role in determining its longevity. Therefore, make sure you always purchase from authentic and reliable brands.

Whenever you buy something, do this mental computation: Divide the desk price by the number of days you use it in a year and compare it to something you regularly buy, like a cup of coffee or your favorite donut. This small activity will help you identify high-value desks and the long-term benefits they bring to the table for minimal cost.

It is advisable to buy from a manufacturer that provides long warranty coverage because that shows that the brand stands behind its products. When you buy from FlexiSpot, you can have a five-year warranty for the frame, desktop, and a yearlong warranty for the gas spring system and other mechanisms. Furthermore, our products are highly cost-effective and offer high value for your money. At FlexiSpot, you can find premium quality standing desks starting from a couple of hundred dollars. Check out our collection to further review and compare prices and find the perfect desk that fits your budget.

However, make sure you do your research diligently to know the right specifications for you. You don’t want to end up with a desk that is relatively easy on the pocket but not sturdy enough to last for years. It’s best to buy a standing desk where you can save yourself from having to buy a new one in the future.

How to Choose the Right Standing Desk

It is important to understand that not all standing desks are built the same. Therefore, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the ideal standing desk. Here are the main specification differentiators between different standing desks that can help you choose the one that fulfills your needs.

  • Motor – Determines weight, capacity, stability, lifting speed
  • Keypad Design – Determines preset options, LED display, reminders & alerts
  • Safety Features – Determines the safety level of the standing desk
  • Leg Sections – Determines height adjustability
  • Columns – Determines stability during the lifting process
  • Tabletop Options – Determines the aesthetic appeal of your standing desk

Read on to learn more about these determining factors that play a major role in the buying process. Or skip the introduction to the leg frame SPEC comparison.

Motors

The lifting mechanism of a table partly depends on the type of motor used. Furthermore, the motor also determines the stability, lifting speed, and maximum load capacity of a standing table. Take a look at different options you can consider.


1.Manual Desks

Manual desks do not use a motor to lift the tabletop. They rely on a crank or handle to raise and lower the desk. While it requires a bit more effort, it is more affordable than its motorized counterparts.

2.Single Motor Desk

The single motor desk is ideal for lightweight use. It is efficient in terms of adjustment but has limited weight capacity features. It features one motor that works to lift both legs of the desk.

3.Dual Motor Desk

Powered by two motors, this kind of desk is more expensive than the other models. It features two separate motors to lift each side of the desk. Dual motor desks are best for those who have a bulkier setup as there are individual motors that support each leg. Get this desk if you need better stability as well as overall usability.

Keypad Design

The keypad is an essential component to move the tabletop in an upward or downward direction. Here are the keypad types that you can consider:


1.Basic Keypad

The basic keypad features two buttons that are used to manipulate the tabletop. With its simple up and down buttons, you can raise and lower your desk in a jiffy. It gives you what you need when it comes to the transitions – nothing more, nothing less.

2.Standard Keypad/Design Keypad

When you want to get more out of your keypad, consider our standard keypad or design keypad. With these options, you are free to elevate and lower your desk, plus save four preset positions in its memory. You can also identify your exact desk height on the energy-efficient LED display, which automatically enters sleep mode to reduce power when the desk is stationary.

3.Premium Keypad

When you want to have an ultra-techy desk, do it with our premium keypad! Endowed with all the goodness of an advanced gadget, the premium keypad offers the best experience. You can move your desk up and down and key in three height adjustment presets. It also features an LED display where you can see your preferred desk height. If you often forget to sit or stand throughout the day, the keypad also has a programmable timer that alerts you to switch positions now and then.

Safety Feature

Make your home and office a safer place with a desk that features superior safety features. Here are some of the essential safety features to consider when buying a standing desk.


1.Anti-Collision Feature

Smart enough to know when it’s headed for trouble – our sit-stand desk has a revolutionary collision-free feature that you will love. It was designed to detect and prevent collision before it happens. Meaning, when the desk’s sensors get within one inch of the obstruction, the desk automatically stops in mid-motion, preventing any contact from happening.
On the other hand, a manual desk with no collision-free technology won’t stop even if there’s an obstruction – making it more prone to damages and office-related injuries. Therefore, when safety is your top priority, opt for a standing desk with an anti-collision feature.

2.Child Lock

Got children or pets at home or workplace? Consider standing desks with child lock features to create a safe and friendly environment for everyone. These desks further ensure safety by locking the tabletop in position until the child lock is deactivated by an adult.

Leg Sections

We produce powerhouse desks with legs that are sturdy, steady, and quick to move. They won’t buckle and won’t let you down. The number of sections typically impacts the maximum height of the tabletop. You can choose from the following two options depending on the maximum desk height you require.


1.Two-Section Legs

A desk with two-section legs as a base might be lightweight, but it can still lift a significant amount of weight at an impressive lifting speed. The only downside is that it has a limited height range up to only 1190mm.

2.Three-Section Legs

With a three-section leg support system, you can expect more in terms of power and speed. It is the ideal choice for users who use heavy gadgets as well as those who are taller above the average height as it can adjust up to 1280mm. These desks are also ideal for making L-shaped desks – which are perfect for those with compact home office spaces.

Columns

The lifting column plays a crucial role as the power source in the table lifting process. The right choice of column typically depends on how much weight you intend to place on your standing desk. There are two kinds of columns that you need to know about in order to make the right buying decision.


1.Inverted Columns

The first one is the inverted column support. The columns in this unit become thinner as it rises. Desks with this kind of design are perfect if you are looking for a standing desk that is fast and lightweight.

2.Enhanced Columns

Meanwhile, a desk with enhanced columns can handle more weight, but it tends to be slower in movement. These desks are ideal if you have an extensive equipment setup.

Tabletop Options

While a standing desk is highly functional and offers numerous health benefits, it can also dial up the aesthetic appeal of your space. To make sure you find the perfect standing desk that fits right in with your home or office décor, FlexiSpot brings you a wide range of tabletop options to choose from.


1.Bamboo Desktop

All-natural surface, twice the durability and elasticity of ordinary wood. The carbonized technology that coats the tabletop with a water-resistant 2H lacquer, making it moisture-proof, insect-resistant, and scratch-proof.

Bamboo

2.Laminate Desktop

Laminate desktops are all about style and versatility. They are available in up to 10 different color options, including black, white, maple, mahogany, custom graphite, marble grey, special walnut, ebony, oak, and brown wood grain — making it easy to find the precise fit for your space!

Laminate

3.Solid Wood Desktop

Free of harmful chemicals and harder than wood, this solid surface is built to last. Designed for maximum durability, the eco-friendly desktop will last for years and help you adopt a greener mindset. It is also one of the most affordable choices for solid wood!

Solid-wood

SPEC Comparison

Looking for the perfect standing desk is all about knowing what works best for you. As discussed, there are many different options when it comes to finding the perfect standing desk.
To see a full breakdown of all the different types of standing desks, check out the Standing Desk Comparison tables below. It gives you a full breakdown of each desk’s build and keypads, allowing you to choose which works for you best!

Keypads

  Basic Standard Standard Pro Design Premium
Keypad
Anti-collision
Memory function
Parental controls
Interval timer
LED touch screen
Energy-saving display