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The Best Standing Desks on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about a laptop stand approved by the ladies at The Wing, chiropractor-recommended office accessories, and an ergonomic kneeling chair, because we keep hearing that sitting will be the death of us, here we’re delving into the best standing desks you can find on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best standing desk converter with monitor mount

Vivo Height Adjustable Standing Desk
$180 at Amazon

“I bought this riser after reading many, many reviews for other risers and comparing prices. As others have noted, the desk is very sturdy. I was surprised by how sturdy and stable it is in the ‘up’ positions. I am five-foot-four and find that I waffle between two settings. When fully extended, it works well even for my my husband, who is six-foot-two. It’s super easy to lift and lower, and all of the items on my desk stay in place with no wobble. My dual monitors are 22 inches and fit with no problem. So far, I love standing and really feel better by day’s end.”

Best standing desk converter with dual-monitor mount

Mount-It! Sit Stand Workstation Standing Desk Converter With Dual Monitor Mount Combo
$193 at Amazon

“This is the most awesome stand/sit unit I’ve tried. I am six-foot-one, and most stands don’t have the range that this one does. I wish there was a sixth star to click, it is so good. I was skeptical about it holding my two 27-inch monitors, but this one is configured for EXTREMELY EASILY popping monitors on and off and there is still a lot of wiggle room left. It’s been three months now and this thing is amazing. It easily goes up and down and is very sturdy. It is nicely configured and hides the cables neatly.”

Best spring-adjustable standing desk converter

Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Height Adjustable Standing Desk
$395 at Amazon

“This desk is exactly what I was looking for. I have a large 27-inch monitor and my laptop next to it, and there’s plenty of room for my coffee cup, a couple of photos, my phone, etc. Keyboard is exactly the right height, no more shoulder strain from holding my arm up. I love the flexibility of sitting or standing, and it’s very easy to switch between the two. Comes completely ready to go. I’m fussy about my workstation and have high standards, but this thing is very sturdy, intelligently designed, and well worth the cost.”

Best one-tier standing desk converter with pneumatic adjuster

Stand Steady X-Elite Pro Standing Desk
$170 at Amazon

“We purchased two of these desks for my office to determine if we wanted to buy over 30 of them. We love these desks! They hold two monitors, plus a keyboard, and mouse. With a little room to spare. They come totally assembled; it is nice and heavy and good quality. The adjustable lever works well, similar to an office chair. I would definitely buy this again, but the quality is so great, I’m sure it will last me forever.”

Best two-tier standing desk converter with pneumatic adjuster

FlexiSpot M2B Standing Desk
$280 at Amazon

“I’ve been considering a stand up desk for some time and after reading many reviews, decided on the FlexiSpot because of its ability to rise straight up without coming out toward you. After living with it for the past five months, I have to admit I love it. It is extremely solid, without any shake or wobble. All the components are heavy duty and well made. It takes seconds to change between heights and it locks securely into place when raised. The large work surface on the upper platform is plenty big enough to spread out papers or books in front of my monitor.”

Best extra-wide standing desk converter with fixed keyboard tray

Fancierstudio Riser Desk Standing Desk
$180 at Amazon

“I did a lot of research before purchasing this and compared several brands and styles, and it paid off. I LOVE this desk. It’s very easy to raise and lower, and is large enough for two wide-screen monitors, plus has a large keyboard area. It comes preassembled and isn’t even as heavy as I would have expected. I would definitely recommend it. It’s functionally better than some of my co-workers’ standing desks that they paid double for.”

Best extra-wide standing desk converter with adjustable keyboard tray

Mount-It! Large Standing Desk, 48 Inch Extra Wide Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk Converter for Dual Monitors
$240 at Amazon

“I have two 20-inch monitors and a laptop with a 17-inch monitor and they ALL FIT! If you need a standing desk that is wide enough for three monitors, this is the desk you want. To top it off, most of the desk’s height adjuster is heavy-duty metal, with heavy-duty springs. It is very easy to pull up and push back down.”

Best standing desk converter under $150

Lorell Sit to Stand Monitor Riser
$150 at Amazon

“I absolutely love this sit-to-stand desk! You can set the height to wherever you want. The locking mechanism is in the back of both sides, and I can reach them perfectly. It’s very sturdy when up or down. I use it for my laptop and notes. I use the keyboard slot for writing notes when sitting down because the top is too tall while sitting (I’m five-foot-two). I honestly couldn’t afford the Varidesk or others, but I am extremely happy with this lower-cost option. Couldn’t ask for anything better.”

Best cardboard standing desk converter

Spark by Ergodriven Standing Desk
$25 at Amazon

“I can’t endorse this product highly enough. As a freelance animator, I have a 60-inch-wide workstation with two monitors taking up all of that space. I’ve wanted to explore a standing desk for health reasons, but at that size, cost was out of the question. When I learned of this option, I took a chance on two of them, and I am so glad I did. I’ve been using them for several days now and they are rock-solid and a perfect solution for my workspace.”

Best single-laptop standing desk converter

Executive Office Solutions Adjustable Aluminum Laptop Desk
$40 at Amazon

“Really glad I ordered this device. It took me a few tries to get it set perfectly, but now I’ve found the perfect setting that works for me whether I’m standing at my desk, sitting on the sofa, or lying in bed. I mouse with my left hand, so appreciate the ability to use the mouse pad on the right or left. I also like the cooling fans and turn them on two to three times a week.”

Best portable standing desk converter

Avantree Quality Adjustable Laptop Table
$40 at Amazon

“Love this foldable table! It’s very light and convenient to carry around. Extends to the perfect standing-desk height (and is very easy to extend and fold). I also use it as a desk while sitting on the ground. It’s a great size for a single laptop or open textbook. If you need room for a mouse, get the larger version (different listing). Will be using this every day!”

Best standing desk

DEVAISE Standing Desk - 55” Adjustable Sit to Stand Up Desk with Crank Handle
$246 at Amazon

“When my body complains about my hours at the computer, it really helps to have a desk that I can adjust as often as I want throughout the day. I sit, I stand, I adjust my monitor and I have a few things to rest my feet on under my desk. This desk is sturdy, the surface size is ample for files and notebooks, etc., and it’s easy enough for me to crank the handle to change the height. Oh, and you really can’t beat this price — this one is budget-friendly, yet still attractive in my home.”

Best electric standing desk

Seville Classics AIRLIFT S3 Electric Standing Desk Frame /w 54” Top
$500 at Amazon

“I have absolutely no complaints. I had been very hesitant to buy an adjustable desk, because most of them just don’t lower far enough (28 inches seems to be the lowest they’ll go). The Seville Airlift is the only one I found that goes down to 25 inches (I’m five-foot-four, so I wanted a desk that would lower enough to keep my arm at a right angle when I type). It’s sturdy, it raises and lowers quickly and steadily, it doesn’t wobble at all, and it’s very handsome. It’s also easy to put together. Great table!”

Best standing desk on wheels

Crank Adjustable Height Standing Desk
$349 at Amazon

“This desk is great. I am extremely impressed by the build quality and stability. It raises surprisingly high, and low enough to hit you mid-torso if you’re sitting down. The hand crank can be swapped to either side, and has a tightly put together feel on the gears when raising or lowering. Assembly is pretty easy and took me about 1.5 hours at a very leisurely pace by myself. The casters (wheels) are well-built and made of good material. Seems like it will last a very long time. Great purchase and the cheapest around.”

Best four-tier standing desk on wheels

Mount It! Mobile Standing Desk
$127 at Amazon

“Rare product that was better than I expected it to be. Solid. Easy to raise and lower. Stable. Feels very high-quality, especially for the price. Highest recommendation.”

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The Best Standing Desks, According to Amazon Reviews