The 10 Best Ergonomic Desks
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in March of 2018. If you've been following health news lately, you'd be forgiven for thinking that sitting is the new smoking. Fortunately, these ergonomic desks can help get you off your butt, and readjust quickly when you decide to take a break and sit back down again. While they're great for users dealing with back issues, they can make the workday more comfortable -- and healthy -- for anybody. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
November 03, 2020:
Whether you prefer a height adjustable desk or a desk converter, these ergonomic work stations allow you to maximize the comfort level while standing or sitting. Due to availability issues, we removed the Uplift V2 and the Mount-It! Free Standing models. We added two solid choices: the Stand Steady Tranzendesk and the Executive Office Solutions Portable.
Besides a handy mechanism for quick height adjustments, the Stand Steady Tranzendesk has a 55-inch double-decker platform. You can position monitors on its top tier and still have room to use a keyboard, take notes, and perform other tasks on the bottom level. The Executive Office Solutions Portable features a space-saving design that is suitable for small home offices, dorm rooms, and shared spaces. It’s also compact, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
October 17, 2019:
An ergonomic workstation not only facilitates comfort and efficiency, but with more and more studies emerging regarding the health risks related to constant sitting, it's also vital for your wellbeing if you work in an office. Along with standing desk mats and standing desk chairs, the ergonomic desks on this list are meant to allow you sit and stand as you please, keeping your body from languishing in one position for hours on end and increasing your productivity to boot.
When updating this list, we realized that while it was heavy on quality converters, it lacked full desk options outside of the Stand Up Desk Store. We remedied this by adding the ApexDesk Elite Series and Uplift V2 Adjustable, two premium choices that are made to last for years, and the Seville Classics Tilting, a portable, budget-friendly option that's ideal if you're a student or work in an office for the most part but work from home on select days.
Our priority was to provide a range of desks and converters in a variety of prices, styles, and sizes. We elevated models that use durable, high-quality parts, are easy to assemble, extremely sturdy, quiet (if electric), spacious without being overly bulky, and capable of reliably holding a lot of weight. After that, we concentrated on value for money, aesthetics, and warranties in case of defect or issue.
Xdesk Terra For something completely customizable, consider Xdesk, a company that produces premium handmade pieces in Texas. The Terra is the company's flagship creation and is machined from solid brushed and anodized aluminum for strength and a modern aesthetic. There are four variations on the Terra available, and you can choose between bamboo, plantation oak, or a wood-free straw-based option for the desktop. It's equipped with dual 18-volt DC motors and an advanced microprocessor controller to provide over 200 positions and move 1.7 inches a second. xdesk.com
Varidesk Prodesk 60 Electric This well-thought-out, commercial-grade offering from Varidesk boasts a powerful, yet quiet motor that makes it easy to go from sitting to standing quickly. Designed with stability in mind, it uses top of the line materials and boasts programmable height settings, a cable management tray, and stability crossbar. It's available in multiple wooden styles and two sizes. varidesk.com
Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk The Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk is available in two shapes, seven sizes, and a selection of accessories to build an active workspace, like anti-fatigue mats, ergonomic chairs, LED desk lamps, and more. The desktop is made from sustainable bamboo grown without pesticides or fertilizers and is finished with a UV-cured, water-based polyurethane coating. It has an industry-leading lifting capacity of 350 pounds and its LED programmable handset allows you to adjust from low enough for a child to sit to high enough for a 6’7” tall person to stand. fully.com