If you spend all day working at a desk, you need to invest in a standing desk for your health and productivity. We’ll show you the best standing desk you can buy in 2020, and a selection of the best standing desk and standing desk converters that allow you to turn any desk into one where you can stand.
I’ve been using standing desks or sit-stand desks for nearly a decade, starting with a homemade standing desk made of old shelves and yearbooks, and since then I’ve tested standing desks from Ergotron, Autonomous, and many other companies.
Standing desks are not designed for full-time standing, but the transition from sit to stand and back as you go through your day. Standing brings many health benefits and I’ve found that it can help me be more productive.
You don’t need to spend a fortune on a standing desk, you can buy an amazing standing desk for about $200 to $250 or convert your desk to a standing desk for as low as $150. This makes it easy to upgrade your home office or to add to your desk at work if you can’t convince them to buy you one.
Best Standing Desks in 2020
- Autonomous AI Smart Desk 2 – $250 and up
- Uplift Standing Desk – $599 and up
- Varidesk PRODESK 60 Electric – $995
- Jarvis Standing Desks – $399 and up
- Ergotron Workfit TX Standing Desk Converter – $488.88
- Vivo Height Standing Desk Converter – $139.99
It’s a good idea to invest in a standing desk that converts from sitting to standing so that you can ease your way into using one instead of trying to stand all day long in one go.
Autonomous AI Smart Desk 2 – $250 and up
The Autonomous AI Smart Desk 2 is a great standing desk that is very stable for a standing desk, is available in a wide range of colors and finishes, and even as a DIY option where you can add your own desktop. This is the standing desk that I use in my home office and I upgraded to it from a manual model because I needed a desk that supported more weight.
This standing desk goes from 25.5 inches to 50.7-inches and includes four memory slots to take you to the perfect height and to handle another user that wants a different height if you share a desk. The autonomous desk can handle up to 220 pounds of gear.
If you need a larger desk, you can go with the business model that includes an extra-large top for more desk space. There are black, white and bamboo options as well as the ability to mix and match the frame and the top. It includes a 1-year warranty.
Uplift Standing Desk – $599 and up
The Uplift standing desk is a great option with really nice finish options and you can get it with an optional Motion X board that some users love to stand on instead of a mat or just standing on the floor.
This standing desk offers 25.5 lunches to 51.1 inches of height with the standard 1-inch desktop. It can hold up to 355 pounds, which is way more than most standard setups weigh, even with multiple monitors attached. You get four memory options and it knows to stop if it encounters an object when you lower it.
There are loads of awesome finishes including bamboo, reclaimed wood, solid wood, laminate and more. You can also choose from a range of accessories and wire management tools. It includes a seven-year warranty.
Varidesk PRODESK 60 Electric – $995
The Varidesk PRODESK 60 is an electric powered standing desk with a 60-inch wide desktop that is designed with heavy-duty steel and laminate materials. One of the reasons people love this desk is how sturdy it is thanks to the crossbar that runs across the middle of the legs.
This desk goes from 25.5 inches to 50.5 inches and it can hold up to 250 pounds. You get three memory settings and easy adjustments to fine-tune the position. This is the 60-inch wide model, but you can opt for a 48-inch wide model for smaller spaces.
You can get this in black, white, butcher block, darkwood and reclaimed wood finishes. There is a cable management try on the back to keep your setup clean. It comes with a five-year warranty.
Jarvis Standing Desks – $399 and up
The Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk is one of the more affordable options and you can get this with a contour in the desk design for to allow you to get closer to the desk. Jarvis includes a wide range of options to add to your desk with a mounted surge protector, computer holders and desk lamps that match the overall style.
You can choose from 48-inch wide to 72-inch wide bamboo tops with the contour and even more options with a standard rectangle. The desk is adjustable from 26.5-inches to 45.75 inches and there are four memory presets. It can handle up to 350 pounds of weight.
With a full range of options and accessories, plus a seven-year warranty, the Jarvis standing desk is one of the best options you can buy.
Ergotron Workfit TX Standing Desk Converter – $488.88
If you already have a great desk and you want to be able to use it as a standing desk and then convert back into a sitting desk the Ergotron Workfit TX is an awesome option. This one also includes an excellent keyboard and mouse tray that helps with getting an ergonomic setup while you are sitting or standing. I’m using this in a second office setup when I need a change of pace and I love the build quality.
Read: WorkFit TX Review
This is a manual adjustment model that is easy to raise and lower, even with a monitor, laptop and gear on it. You can even connect a monitor stand to this if you want. It offers 20 inches of travel and can handle up to 40 pounds.
This is a very sturdy option when you set it on your existing desk and there is no setup since this comes already assembled. Just set it on your desk, the shipping materials and you’re good to go. This comes with a five-year warranty.
Vivo Height Standing Desk Converter – $139.99
The Vivo Height standing desk converter is a great option for a budget setup, or for dipping your toes into a standing desk setup. This model features great reviews and at $139.99 it’s not going to break the bank as you get up and going with a standing desk. Like the other converter options, this sits on your desk and includes a keyboard tray.
This is designed to set a laptop or a monitor on, but it isn’t something I would use a monitor mount with. It is at 4.2-inches when closed and then you can raise it to any point between 10.5-inches and 19.7-inches. It is rated to hold up to 33 pounds.
The Vivo Height standing desk converter can hold two monitors or a monitor and a laptop and it is ready to go, just set it on your desk and put your gear in place. You get a three-year warranty on the standing desk converter.