Standing desks have grown to become the symbol of a modern office where people would rather stand up and keep moving than sit in a chair all day – and fall victim to the slew of associated sedentary health problems.
The world of standing desks, however, is a colorful and sometimes confusing place. These desks come in so many shapes, sizes, and feature-rich models that picking the best can be a challenge. That’s why we keep up on standing desk models and find the greatest options for your home or office. Check out the two best standing desks on the market – and what makes them worth buying.
Key Factors to a Best Standing Desk:
- Stability: A wobbly desk is an unusable desk. Especially since you’ll likely lean on it.
- Lifts: You don’t always need a powered standing desk as there are hydraulic and crank based options. Plus you’ll save money. But one that raises at the push of a button does make life easier.
NextDesk Terra – $1,500
NextDesk is known for making some of the best – albeit very expensive – standing desks around. The Terra model is one of their best pieces. You can choose from many different materials, but the bamboo looks the best. Underneath, the desk is powered by an electrical lifting system that can memorize different heights for different users. The base is steady enough to support nearly anything you want, too. Like all good standing desks, the Terra comes with many different customization features, from a footrest bar to health monitoring devices to help you get healthier while you are working. Prices start at $1,500 and go up as you add features, so make sure you budget for this one.
Jarvis Bamboo – $750
Jarvis is an excellent choice if you looked at the Terra and thought, “That style is great, but much too expensive for me!” This bamboo desk has many of the same features, but starts at only $750. You can specify features like handsets, casters, pencil trays, CPU holders and more, essentially building a desk that fits your job perfectly. The desk is also electronically adjustable, although it does not have as much stability as the Terra model, so it’s more useful for a smaller, less intense workspace.
Interested in more types of standing desks for a variety of purposes and budgets? Check out our list of the best standing desks for 2016 to learn about your options.