I'm sure you've heard by now the myriad of problems concerning sitting for extended periods of time. Well don't worry, if you have an office job which requires you to do work at a computer or seated position a lot of the time, you can start standing up- for your right to stand up and work. I looked through several lists of the highest rated adjustable height desks to find out which were the best, and for what reasons.
Generally speaking, there are a few features that you should look for.
- Programmable positions, so it remembers the sitting and standing heights and you don't have to manually enter them every time
Adjustable Height Desks
Ergo Depot Jarvis Desks
Ergo Depot allows you the option to customize their desks with plenty of options. So you can get the cheapest, simplest option of any model in the series, or get it to include all the features you want.
The Jarvis, the base model in this series, starts at $600, which is a great value for an adjustable desk of this size and quality. It is a pretty basic entry at this cost, and pretty much only has the programmable buttons for different heights.
One huge thing that they offer is an outstanding 7 year warranty. This is far more extensive than most competitors, which seemed to average 3-4. This itself is a fantastic value which you shouldn't overlook quickly. It could potentially add up to another desk in the long run.
NextDesk Terra Pro
For people who have a serious workstation and need some real support, consider the NextDesk Terra Pro. It has the ability to lift from 315 - 630 pounds, and transitions quietly at 1.7 inches per second to any of the 267 different height levels. It comes with 3 programmable buttons for heights, and an artisan bar to place your feet on, which can make for more comfortable sitting.
The Terra Pro has a starting price of $2700, and comes with a 5 year warranty. NextDesk doesn't use wood pulps, veneers, laminate, or solvent-based paints. The top is made from bamboo, and the frame is a solid recycled aluminum, which combine for a beautiful understated aesthetic that even the most rigorous environmentalists would drool over.
Look at these two and tell us which you would rather spring for. The basic Jarvis or the premium Terra Pro?