The Best Standing Desks on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers


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.)

The Best Standing Desk With a Monitor Mount

Vivo Height Adjustable Standing Desk
$180, Amazon

“I bought this riser after reading many, many reviews for other risers and comparing price. My office was unable to purchase this for me, so I really wanted to get exactly what I wanted, but for the right price. 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 a five-foot-four and find that I waffle between two settings as being comfortable for me. When fully extended, my husband, who is six-foot-two, found it to work well for him. 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. After 14 years of sitting at my desk, I was ready for a change, and this riser has given it to me.”

The Best Spring-Adjustable Laptop Standing Desk

Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Height Adjustable Standing Desk
$395, 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 pics of my kids, 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. The hardest part was getting it out of the box. I’m fussy about my workstation and have high standards, but this thing is very sturdy, intelligently designed, and well worth the cost. I should have bought one years ago.”

The Best One-Tier Standing Desk With a Pneumatic Adjuster

Stand Steady X-Elite Pro Standing Desk
$175, Amazon

“We purchased two of these desks for my office to determine if we wanted to buy over 30 of them. Although the money has not been approved, we love these desks! They hold two monitors, 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.”

The Best Two-Tier Standing Desk With a Pneumatic Adjuster

FlexiSpot M2B Standing Desk
$330, Amazon

“Just finished the first week with this, and I love it. Notably, today an office mate received his Varidesk of the same size. Not only is the Varidesk $100 more, it is not nearly as nice as the FlexiSpot, for several reasons. First, the Varidesk lifts with spring action, which is much harder to raise and lower than the FlexiSpot pneumatic assist. Second, the base of the Varidesk is deeper, and hangs over desks, while the FlexiSpot fits perfectly. Third, the Varidesk moves forward when it raises, so the unit becomes top-heavy, particularly with the overhang of the base. The FlexiSpot raises and lowers straight up and down, so stays more stable. Fourth, the FlexiSpot has more real estate for monitor, laptops, paperwork, etc. Also, note, I am six-foot-seven, and this unit at its tallest is a perfect fit.”

The Best Standing Desk With an Adjustable Keyboard

Lorell Sit to Stand Monitor Riser
$150, Amazon

“I absolutely love this sit-to-stand desk! I’m five-foot-two, and you can set the height to wherever you want. The first time I opened it, it did fly up fast with the hydraulic system, but after that, it’s been fine, and I set it to any height I want. It’s really easy and sturdy. The locking mechanism is in the back of both sides, and I really don’t see any problem with them. I’m five-foot-two and I 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, but it’s no problem for me. I honestly couldn’t afford $400 to $500 or so for the Varidesk or others alike, but I am extremely happy with this lower-cost option. Couldn’t ask for anything better.”

The Best Cardboard Standing Desk

Spark by Ergodriven Standing Desk
$25, Amazon

“I can’t endorse this product highly enough. As a freelance 3-D 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. I did have some confusion while setting up the first one, but the videos on the Ergodriven website cleared that up within seconds and I was on my way. Setting up the second one was trivially easy.”

The Best Single-Laptop Standing Desk

Executive Office Solutions Adjustable Aluminum Laptop Desk
$39, 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.”

The Best Portable Standing Desk

Avantree Quality Adjustable Laptop Table
$40, 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. Like the photo portrays, 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!”

The Best Standing Desk on Wheels

Mount It! Mobile Standing Desk
$125, 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