Best Standing Desk Converters 2020

[Updated on February 6th, 2020]

In my opinion, this type of standing desk is the most popular model out there. On my office floor alone near where I sit, I know at least 4 people who use a standing desk convert

er. I bet if I go around and peek at everyone else’s workspace, I could probably find a few more. Because of this reason, I want to share with you my list of the best standing desk converters 2020.

I think the standing desk converter is popular because it is extremely easy to assemble, inexpensive compared to other standing desk types, and most importantly it does allow you to work on your computer or any other activities while standing. All what you need is simply a regular desk so that you can place the standing desk converter on top of it.

Now let’s go over a few things before you decide which one is the best for you.

Top 3 things to consider when buying standing desk converters


There are a few categories within the converters type itself. You will notice that different companies and brands will have their own way of categorizing them. In this post, you will find that I simply group them to 3 categories because I try to make it as simple and clear as possible especially for those who have never purchased one before. If you are a first time buyer and want to know more about how to buy a standing desk in general, you can check my short guideline.

The categories are Desk Riser, Corner, and Electric. There is obviously a lot to consider when buying them but I will just mention the top 3 things that will make your buying decision easier.

1. Monitor Fit

One of the most common questions when considering a standing desk converter is related to the number of monitors and the size it can fit. If you only plan to use 1 monitor, you can pretty much choose any converters out there. However, if you have 2 monitors, you need to get a converter that is at least 35” wide.

I also suggest that you measure your monitor screens. If you have 2 monitors that are wider than 24”, you want to get a bigger standing desk converter. What if you operate with 3 monitors or more? Well thankfully a few brands do offer a sit-to-stand desk option, which can fit that many monitors.

Does the weight of the monitor matter? Sure it does but an average desk converter can hold around 35 lbs. Therefore, it should not pose a big problem for you.

2. Desk Space and Shape

You need to know the measurement of the table where you are going to place your standing desk converter on. Get a tape measure and write down the width, depth, and height and compare them with your desired converter! A lot of times people overlook the depth of their desk and they end up getting an oversized converter.

Do not worry if you have a particularly small desk! A lot of brands offer a compact standing desk converter as well. You also need to be cognizant of the shape of your desk. Do you work on a regular straight desk or L-shaped (corner) desk? Is your desk attached to a wall or cubicle? Your answer will help narrowing down your choice.

Lastly, I also suggest that you try to visualize where you are going to position your converter on your desk.

3. Height Adjustment

Remember that I suggest you earlier to measure your desk’s height? If you are less than 5’8”, you don’t necessarily need to worry about your desk’s height because most desk converter can adjust to 16” – 17”. However, if you are 6’ or taller, you need to get converters that can be adjusted to 19” or higher.

Obviously if you already have a tall desk (above 28”), you will have more options to choose from. I also encourage you to measure the height of your monitors. When your desk converter reaches its max height, you want to make sure that your eyes sight is still level with your monitors. Again, this is particularly more important for you who are 6’ or taller.

Alright…so now you have an idea on how to choose a standing desk converter that will work best for you so it is time to see what all the options are.

Three simple categories of standing desk converters


I have reviewed a lot of different brands with their unique features both for their positive and negative reviews online. I decided to stick with the brands that have been in the market for a while with well-known reputation. You might have heard some of their names already.

So here is my recommended list grouped by 3 categories (Desk Riser, Corner, and Electric):

1. Desk Risers

a. Flexispot M2 35 Inch Standing Desk Converter (M2B)

Flexispot M2 35
Flexispot M2 35 Standing Desk Converter

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

 

If you are in the market for a reliable and high quality desk converter that can satisfy your need, Flexispot M2 is one that you must consider. The reason I say this is because this product checks the box of many requirement that people are looking for. Plus, the cost is very competitive with the other leading brands.

One of my favorite features of this standing desk converter is it moves up and down on its own footprint. That means you can save more space and reduce the risk of tipping over significantly. When you stand up from your sitting position, you do not need to move back or change your body position.

If that is not enough, you will also like that it comes with:

  • Single-handle design to safely adjust the height of the desk. Therefore, you do need to use two hands or extra force unlike some other brands.
  • 12 height settings to accommodate every height. This ensures that if you are taller than 6’, you can also enjoy the ergonomic benefit from this desk.
  • Spacious desktop worksurface. You will have plenty of space to place your laptop, monitor, document, and more.
  • Dedicated hole to mount a monitor arm using clamp or grommet mount. This is just another reason that this is the best all around desk converter on the market.

Flexispot M2B Specifications

Manufacturer Flexispot
Model Number M2B, M2W, M2MG, M2RW
Width 35 inches
Depth 31 inches  (including keyboard tray)
Required Table Depth 23 inches
Work Surface 35 inches x 24 inches
Keyboard Tray 35 inches x 12 inches  (narrows to 8 inches at sides)
Height Range 6 inches – 20 inches
Loading Capacity 35 lbs.
Weight 50.6 lbs.
Warranty 5 years

Price: $279

Available colors: Black, White, Mahogany, River Walnut

Available sizes:

  • Flexispot M1 27”
  • Flexispot M2 35”
  • Flexispot M3 47”
  • Flexispot M4 41”

Where to buy:

 

b. InMovement DT20 Standing Desk Pro

InMovement DT20 Standing Desk Pro
InMovement DT20 Standing Desk Pro

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

With so many different brands on the market, sometimes it could be hard to differentiate one from another. However, you can almost tell immediately when you see an InMovement Standing Desk Converter. This desk riser looks elegant in the office room setting with a chrome colored base and veneer top.

InMovement DT20 Standing Desk Pro is a newer model replacing InMovement Standing Desk Converter DT2. With the new model you are now lifting straight up and down. Therefore, saving space and reducing the risk of tipping. It is also a smaller and sleeker design than the previous model

Here are a few more features that you will be pleased with:

  • New Modesty Panel. This is a pretty unique feature where the desk comes with a panel to cover things under your desk and hide the wire clutter.
  • Wide range of height settings between 5.6”and 19.5” high. This ensures that it can capture the needed height for nearly everyone.
  • Fully assembled and ready to use. You just need to take it out from the box and set it on top of your current desk.
  • Gas spring lift. This will make the desk less likely to fail than a typical piston spring system, which means you can expect it to last for long time.

InMovement DT20 Standing Desk Pro Specifications

Manufacturer InMovement
Model Number DT20
Width 35 inches
Depth 24 inches
Required Table Depth 23 inches (if not attached to wall)
Work Surface 24 inches x 35 inches
Height Range 5.67 inches – 19.5 inches
Loading Capacity 35 lbs.
Weight 48 lbs.
Warranty 3 years

Price: $349

Available colors: Walnut, Maple, White, Black

Where to buy: 

 

c. Varidesk ProPlus 36

Varidesk ProPlus 36
Varidesk ProPlus 36

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Allow me to introduce you to another standing desk converter that has garnered tons of positive reviews online. Varidesk ProPlus 36 comes preassembled so you can start using it in no time. If you are looking for a solid and reputable desk converter, you really need to consider it.

One of my favorite things from Varidesk ProPlus 36 is that it is made from durable and heavy-duty materials. Its desk and tabletops use a 3-D laminate wood tops. Steel and aluminum are used for the foundation. Metal components are powder-coated for durability. All of these ensure that you own a high-quality product that you can use for long time.

Other than the easiness and quality, you will also like that it comes with:

  • A patented spring-loaded boost mechanism. You will find it easy to raise and lower the desk with dual-handle lift.
  • 11 height settings to accommodate most height. Since this desk only goes to 17.5 inches, if you are 6’ or taller you might find it still a little bit short than what you anticipated. However, you can address it if you can adjust your monitor’s stand.
  • Large desktop area. You will have a lot of space to set your laptop, monitor, calculator, and more.
  • Special rowing-lift raising mechanism. This is designed to allow you to use the power from your lower half. Therefore, leaving your back in a healthy posture.

ProPlus 36 Specifications

Manufacturer Varidesk
Model Number ProPlus 36
Width 36 inches
Depth 30 inches  (including keyboard tray)
Required Table Depth 24 inches
Work Surface 36 inches x 24 inches
Keyboard Tray 36 inches x 14 inches  (narrows to 9 inches at sides)
Height Range 4.5 inches – 17.5 inches
Loading Capacity 35 lbs.
Warranty 5 years

Price: $395

Available colors: Black, White, Dark Wood

Available sizes:

  • ProPlus 30”
  • ProPlus 36”
  • ProPlus 48”

Where to buy:

 

d. Vivo Desk V000V

Vivo Desk V000V
Vivo Desk V000V

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

 

If you are looking for another great all around standing desk converter with a very reasonable cost, you need to consider Vivo Desk V000V. It covers pretty much the essential requirement for a solid desk riser and if you do not like a standard black color, you can choose from 3 other different colors (white, oak, and dark wood).

You will also get some features that are seldom found on other brands. One of them is that you will notice a dedicated accessories tray (10” wide) on the desk itself. You can use it to place your cell phone, tablet, pens, pencils, paper clip, etc.

Here are more features that you will like:

  • Dual gas spring force. This will make it easy for you to go from sitting to standing in one smooth motion.
  • Simple touch height locking mechanism. When you adjust the desk to your preferred height, it will lock it for you. Depending on your current desk height, if you are 6’ or taller, you want to make sure you can get additional height from your monitor stand so that you can maintain a healthy eye level.
  • Removable keyboard tray. The tray cannot be adjusted when it’s attached to the desk. However, you have an option to remove it if you do not need it.
  • Plastic cable strap. It is located underneath the top platform so that you can organize your monitor or any other cables.

Vivo Desk V000V Specifications

Manufacturer VIVO
Model Number V000V, V000VW, V000VO, V000VD
Width 36 inches
Depth 26 inches
Required Table Depth 26 inches
Work Surface 36 inches x 22 inches
Keyboard Tray 25 inches x 10.5 inches
Height Range 6 inches to 17 inches
Loading Capacity 33 Lbs
Weight 45.2 lbs
Warranty 3 year

Price: $189

Available colors: Black, White, Oak, Dark Wood

Where to buy:

 

e. Rocelco DADR

Rocelco DADR
Rocelco DADR

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

 

On this last desk riser recommendation list, I want to introduce you to a different brand that will not cost you an arm and leg and still provide you with the excellent benefit of standing while working. Rocelco DADR (Deluxe Adjustable Desk Riser) is an upgrade from Rocelco ADR.

One of my favorite features of this standing desk converter is it comes with a large grommet hole. Therefore you have an option to use it for organizing your cables or installing a monitor mount for 1 or 2 monitors. With a max height capacity of 16.3”, you may want to seriously consider getting a monitor mount especially if you are 6’ or taller.

Rocelco DADR also has similar features like the other brands:

  • Comes fully assembled. You simply need to put it safely on your current desk and you can use it immediately.
  • Gas piston assist. It provides you with a smooth and steady high adjustment from sitting to standing.
  • Retractable keyboard tray. This will give you the flexibility to choose the most comfortable position for your hands. The keyboard tray is 11.8” deep so you can actually fit a regular laptop too.
  • Large work surface. You can easily fit two monitors up to 32”.

Rocelco DADR Specifications

Manufacturer Rocelco
Model Number DADR
Desk Width 37 inches
Necessary Table Depth 21 inches
Full Depth 24.5” (important if there is a wall or cabinets behind desk)
Screen Range 27 inches~32 inches
Keyboard Tray 24 inches x 11.8 inches
Height Range 6.5 inches – 16.3 inches
Loading Capacity 35 Lbs
Weight 43.9 Lbs
Warranty 1 yr

Price: $199

Available colors: Black, White

Where to buy:

 

2. Corner

L-shaped desk
L-shaped desk

If you have an L-shaped desk or corner cubicle, it can be very expensive to change it to an actual L shape standing desk. Let alone the difficulty to ship and install it. Therefore, getting a standing desk converter becomes a very popular option. You will normally place the converter at a 45⁰ angle in the corner of your desk with the keyboard hanging slightly over the front edge.

 

a. Flexispot M4 Corner Standing Desk Converter

Flexispot M4
Flexispot M4 Corner Standing Desk Converter

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

 

If you read my review on Flexispot M2 earlier, you know that it’s a great all-around standing desk converter. The Flexispot M4 is basically a same desk but with different width size and shape edges to accommodate your L-shaped desk. Because of this reason, Flexispot M4 shares essentially the same features as the M2 version.

My favorite feature of any Flexispot standing desk converters is the ability to move straight up and down unlike some other brands that will swing back when lifted. This means that you will take up less space, lower the risk of tipping, and stay close to the desk. You may not feel the difference if you have plenty of space behind you but in a compact office environment, you will be glad to have this feature.

Just like the M2 version, you will get these features as well from Flexispot M4:

  • Gas spring handle for smooth adjustment. It is designed so that you can lift the desk with just one hand.
  • 12 height settings up to 20 inches. This will support users above 6’ but if you want to ensure your body to stand straight and your eyes level with your monitors, you need to consider getting a monitor arm.
  • Quick-release keyboard tray. You have an option to easily remove the tray when you are performing tasks that don’t require a keyboard and a mouse.
  • Dedicated hole to mount a monitor arm using clamp or grommet mount. This is just another reason this is the best all around desk converter on the market.

Flexispot M4 Specifications

Manufacturer Flexispot
Model Number M4B, M4W
Width 41.3 inches
Depth 31 inches (including keyboard tray)
Required Table Depth 23 inches
Work Surface 41 inches x 24 inches
Keyboard Tray 35 inches x 12 inches (narrows to 8 inches at sides)
Height Range 6 inches – 20 inches
Loading Capacity 35 lbs.
Weight 53 lbs.
Warranty 5 years

Price: $299

Available colors: Black, White

Where to buy:

 

b. Rocelco CADR 46

Rocelco CADR 46
Rocelco CADR 46

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

 

If cost is your number one factor, you will not be disappointed in what you are getting from Rocelco CADR 46. When I saw the price tag online for Rocelco CADR 46, I thought it was a typo. I think the size of the desk alone should warrant a higher price but somehow Rocelco manages to keep it very low.

You are getting a large corner standing desk converter that moves straight up and down just like the Flexispot models do. Therefore, you do not need to back up as you stand. The best thing about it is that you will be paying less.

Here are additional features that you will be pleasantly surprised coming from this converter:

  • Extra wide work surface. You can hold comfortably 2 or 3 monitors and/or a laptop with 46” wide.
  • EVR – Enhanced Vertical Range. You can lift the desk up to 18” and as always I recommend getting a monitor arm to ensure your ergonomic position.
  • Stable and durable design. With premium gas shock and easy-grip side handles, you can raise and lower the desk up to 40 lbs.
  • Dedicated grommet hole. This will allow you to route your cables or add an optional monitor desk mount (up to 3-monitor capacity)

Rocelco CADR 46 Specifications

Manufacturer Rocelco
Model Number CADR 46
Width 46 inches
Depth 32 inches (including keyboard tray)
Required Table Depth 23.2 inches
Work Surface 46 inches x 23 inches
Keyboard Tray 40 inches x 9 inches
Height Range 5 inches – 18 inches
Loading Capacity 40 lbs.
Warranty 1 years

Price: $219

Available colors: Black

Where to buy:

 

c. VariDesk Cube Corner 36

Varidesk Cube Corner 36
Varidesk Cube Corner 36

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

If you read my prior review on Varidesk ProPlus 36 under the desk riser category, you know that you cannot go wrong with Varidesk. It’s one of the most trusted brands in sit-to-stand industry.  Varidesk Cube Corner 36 shares many common features with the ProPlus version except that it’s specially designed to fit perfectly in your cubicle corner or on your L-shaped desk.

This corner standing desk converter comes fully assembled and ready to use right out of the box. With a patented two-handle, spring-assisted lifting mechanism you can move the desk up or down with minimum effort. The majority of buyers gave a lot of positive reviews because of its high quality and simplicity.

Just like the ProPlus version, you will get these features as well from Varidesk Cube Corner 36:

  • Posture curve and Rowing lift mechanism. This is to help you keep the strain off your back.
  • 11 height settings up to 17.5 inches. Although this height setting will satisfy many users, you can always get a monitor arm to ensure your preferred height.
  • Spacious workspace. The desk is built to fit 2 monitors to maximize your work area.
  • Weighted base for stability. This is to minimize the impact from typing your keyboard and clicking your mouse.

Varidesk Cube Corner 36 Specifications

Manufacturer Varidesk
Model Number Cube Corner 36
Width 36 inches
Depth 33.5 inches (including keyboard tray)
Required Table Depth 24 inches
Work Surface 36 inches x 24 inches
Keyboard Tray 36 inches x 18 inches  (narrows to 9.5 inches at sides)
Height Range 4.5 inches – 17.5 inches
Loading Capacity 35 lbs.
Warranty 5 years

Price: $495

Available colors: Black, White

Where to buy:   

 

d. Fezibo Stand Up Cubicle Corner

Fezibo Stand Up Cubicle Corner FZ-SD07B-HM
Fezibo Stand Up Cubicle Corner FZ-SD07B-HM

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

 

Fezibo is a relatively new brand in the market. However, it has steadily established itself as a provider of a quality product with very competitive cost. There is a lot to like about this standing desk converter. You will be pleasantly surprised to see many nice features available similar to other premium brands.

This corner converter actually moves up and down within its own footprint. Therefore, if you are in a compact workstation, you can save some space and stay close to your desk. You will also get a dedicated slot to place your phone.

If that is not enough, you will get these features as well from Fezibo stand up cubicle corner:

  • Spring-loaded scissor lift mechanism. It is designed so that you can have a smooth transition when raising and lowering your desk.
  • Height settings up to 19 inches. If you are above 6’, you still want to consider getting a monitor arm for the best height adjustment.
  • Spacious work area. With 37 inches wide you will have a nice space to place a dual monitor. However, the indicated loading capacity is only 28.6 lbs so if your monitor bases are very heavy, it is best to get a monitor arm.
  • Long Warranty. I have not seen other brands that are willing to offer warranty longer than 5 years but with Fezibo you will get 7 years of warranty.

Fezibo FZ-SD07B-HM Specifications

Manufacturer Fezibo
Model Number FZ-SD07B-HM
Width 37.3 inches
Depth 17.9 inches
Required Table Depth 18 inches
Work Surface 37.3 inches x 17.9 inches
Keyboard Tray 37.3 inches x 12.4 inches
Height Range 4.9 inches – 19.3 inches
Loading Capacity 28.6 lbs.
Weight 34.8 lbs.
Warranty 7 years

Price: $195

Available colors: Black

Where to buy: 

 

e. Vivo Desk-V000VC Corner

Vivodesk V000VC
Vivodesk V000VC

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

 

I want to introduce you to another corner standing desk converter with a low cost just like what you read earlier on Rocelco CADR 46. The price of Vivo Desk V000VC is actually slightly lower than Rocelco CADR 46 but it still gives you the benefit of having an ergonomic computer workstation.

Unlike Vivo Desk V000V that is available in 4 different colors, this corner converter is only available in black but don’t get too hung up on the color because it has many popular features that most people are looking for. One of the features that I like from Vivo Desk is that it comes with a device slot. Other than your phone or tablet, you can use it to place your writing utensils as well.

Here are more features that you will like:

  • Durable double gas springs. This will provide you with simple and nearly effortless height adjustment.
  • Space management. With a top surface measuring 43.5 x 22 inches, you will have a spacious work area to place your monitors or laptop.
  • Easy height adjustment up to 17 inches. Depending on your current desk height, if you are 6’ or taller, you want to make sure you can get additional height from your monitor stand so that you can maintain a healthy eye level.
  • Sturdy lift system. This means that you will have a minimum impact from unwanted shifting and wobbling of equipment. The bottom of the base has an anti-slip padding to keeps the workstation from sliding around.

Vivo Desk V000VC Specifications

Manufacturer VIVO
Model Number DESK-V000VC
Width 43.3 inches
Depth 38.9 inches (including keyboard tray)
Work Surface 43.5 inches x 22 inches
Keyboard Tray 28.2 inches x 10.6 inches
Height Range 6 inches – 17 inches
Loading Capacity 35 lbs.
Weight 44.2 lbs.
Warranty 3 years

Price: $209

Available colors: Black

Where to buy:

 

3. Electric

Seriously??? Is lifting up a well-designed and manufactured standing desk converter too much for you? I am just kidding!!! The fact is that electric standing desk converters have become very popular because there are people who truly need them, and they do not cost as much as before.

With a push of a button, you remove the need for physical lifting. Hence, no risk of hurting your back. This is especially important if you have a poor back condition. Another reason you want to consider an electric converter is that you can place more weight on your desk. A typical electric desk riser will support 50 lbs or more.

a. VersaDesk Power Pro 36

VersaDesk Power Pro 36
VersaDesk Power Pro 36

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

 

Let me introduce you to the original electric standing desk converter – VersaDesk Power Pro 36. It is designed and assembled in Los Angeles, USA. This electric height-adjustable desk riser is truly the benchmark in the sit-to-stand industry. From its exceptional quality all the way to its lifetime warranty, you will find it hard to get another powered desk that can compete with VersaDesk Power Pro 36.

There is a LOT to like from this desk but my favorite feature is it comes with an option to change the standard power height control switch to a deluxe USB control switch that is valued at $79. It has the ability to charge your smartphone, a safety locking mechanism, and led back light which turns off when your Power Pro is in a locked height position.

Below are additional features that you will like:

  • Very low-cost operation. If you worry about paying a substantial electric bill, this electric standing desk converter only needs 40 cents a year to run!
  • Powered push button to accommodate every height. You can elevate the desk up to 20 inches. This is about as tall as any premium brands can go.
  • Powerful motor system. You will be able to raise your electric desk with everything on it up to 80 lbs! That is a lot of heavy stuffs by the way if you do have that much on your desk.
  • Scratch or dirt resistant. This means you can maintain your converter just like new every day.
  • 3 grommet holes. This feature gives you the freedom to install monitor arms wherever you like or use them to manage your cables. However, it’s not necessarily meant to hold 3 monitor with each grommet hole.

VersaDesk Power Pro 36 Specifications

Manufacturer VersaDesk
Model Number VT7643624
Width 36 inches
Depth 24 inches
Required Table Depth 16 inches
Work Surface 36 inches x 24 inches ( Including Keyboard Tray)
Keyboard Tray 36 inches
Height Range 20 inches
Loading Capacity 80 Lbs
Weight 41 Lbs
Warranty LIFETIME*

*The frame is backed by a Lifetime Warranty and the electronic components and motor are covered by a 3-Year warranty.

Price: $390

Available colors: Black, White, Gray, Maple, Cherry

Available sizes:

  • VersaDesk Power Pro 30”
  • VersaDesk Power Pro 36”
  • VersaDesk Power Pro 40”
  • VersaDesk Power Pro 48”

Where to buy:

 

b. Flexispot EM7 Electric

Flexispot EM7
Flexispot EM7 Electric Standing Desk Converter

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

 

If you are not convinced on VersaDesk Power Pro 36 and are still looking for other brands, you need to consider Flexispot EM7. It has pretty much all features that you are expecting from any Flexispot desk risers with the only difference in that it comes with a motorized part.

One of my favorite features is that this electric desk converter is engineered with a patented bracing system that ensures smooth operation no matter the height. This means you will have a very stable work surface and when you lower down your converter, your Flexispot EM7 will not crash onto the desk and jostle whatever on the riser.

Here are more features that you will enjoy:

  • Heavy duty construction. You will have no problem if you have monitors that are heavier than the regular ones. This desk will hold them and all other accessories up to 55 lbs.
  • Quiet operation and height settings with a touch of button. You can adjust your standing desk converter up to 20 inches without disturbing your coworkers.
  • Spacious keyboard tray workspace. With 34 inches wide and 12 inches deep in the middle, you have a nice option to either put your keyboard and mouse or your laptop.
  • Comes pre-assembled. You simply need to unpack the box, plug the power in, and start using it.

Flexispot EM7 Specifications

Manufacturer Flexispot
Model Number EM7MB
Width 35.8 inches
Depth 27.5 Inches
Required Table Depth 15 inches
Work Surface 35.8 inches x 28.4 inches
Keyboard Tray 34.6 inches x 12.1 inches
Height Range 4.7 inches – 19.9 inches
Loading Capacity 55 lbs.
Weight 40 lbs.
Warranty 5 years

Price: $339

Available colors: Black

Where to buy:

 

c. Vivo Desk-V000EB

Vivo Desk V000EB
Vivo Desk V000EB

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

 

If you like what you read on the non-electric Vivo Desk standing desk converter, you are most likely going to like the electric version as well. Vivo Desk V000EB has similar specifications like the other Vivo Desk risers but with a few additional features. You will not only get the typical device tray on your desktop but also a USB port in your switch button with no extra cost.

One thing I want to mention is that the desk’s weight capacity of 33 lbs is lower than the other brands. I personally think 33 lbs should be enough but if you need more than that, you may want to consider other options.

Here are more features that you will like:

  • C-Clamp Mounts. You can attach it to the back of the desk for single and dual monitor setups.
  • Innovative electric height locking mechanism. Adjust your converter just by pressing a button up to 19 inches.
  • Sturdy steel frame. This means you can raise and lower your desk smoothly without experiencing wobbliness.
  • Spacious work area. The desktop surface gives you plenty of space to install a single monitor, dual monitor, and laptop + monitor setups.

Vivo Desk-V000EB Specifications

Manufacturer VIVO
Model Number DESK-V000EB Electric
Width 35 inches
Depth 31 inches (including keyboard tray)
Required Table Depth 23.25 inches
Work Surface 35.25 inches x 23.25 inches
Keyboard Tray 35.5 inches x 11 inches
Height Range 6 inches – 19 inches
Loading Capacity 33 Lbs
Weight 60 lbs
Warranty 3 yr

Price: $269

Available colors: Black

Where to buy:   

 

d. Apexdesk ZT Electric Desk Riser

Apexdesk ZT Electric Desk Riser
Apexdesk ZT Electric Desk Riser

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

 

I have not reviewed a standing desk converter from Apexdesk in this posting until now. It does not mean the brand is not reliable. Quite the contrary, the company has been making quality full-sized standing desks for quite some time. The ZT Electric Desk Riser is an improvement from its manual standing desk converter.

Most buyers love this electric standing desk converter as can be seen from a lot of positive reviews. One of my favorite features from this electric desk converter is it comes with a retractable keyboard tray. You pull it out as you need it and simply tucked it away when you don’t.

Here are some additional features that you will enjoy:

  • Integrated USB port. You can charge your phone or tablet while using your electric converter. The port is in the same location as the control switch.
  • Up and down movement within its own footprint. This means your desk will not go backward as you raise it up.
  • Heavy-duty motor. You can elevate your desk and hold everything on the work surface up to 45 lbs. And no, you will not wake your coworkers up when you do it!
  • Easy height adjustment. This electric converter will raise up to 18 inches with a push of a button. As always if you are 6’ or taller, I recommend that you get a monitor arm to give you more flexibility.

Apexdesk ZT Electric Desk Riser Specifications

Manufacturer ApexDesk
Model Number EDR-3612
Width 36 inches
Depth 24 inches
Work Surface Dimensions 36 inches x 24 inches
Necessary Table Depth 24 inches
Keyboard Tray 25 inches x 9.5 inches
Height Range 5.7 inches – 18.1 inches
Loading Capacity 45 Lbs
Weight 50 Lbs
Warranty 3 Years

Price: $269

Available colors: Black, White, Walnut

Where to buy:

 

e. Innovative Winston E Dual Monitor Electric Sit Stand Workstation

Innovative Winston E Dual Monitor Electric Sit Stand Workstation
Innovative Winston E Dual Monitor Electric Sit Stand Workstation

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

 

No, the cost below is not a typo. Innovative is proud of itself in designing and marketing a patented product that is unique and different in the market. With a sleek design, modern edges, and robust electronics, Innovative Winston E Dual Monitor positions itself as a high premium brand in the sit-to-stand industry.

Some of you probably think that you might as well get a full-sized standing desk with the price you pay and you might be right. However, it’s not always the case for everyone especially if you work in a compact cubicle and still prefer the simplicity of having an electric standing desk converter.

Here are some unique features that separate Innovative Winston Electric series from other brands above:

  • One-touch power with memory. This feature gives you the ability to program your preferred height. Therefore, you do not need to guess or remember your most comfortable setting.
  • Ergonomic monitor adjustment. This means you can adjust both monitors up to 30 inches wide independently from each other. It is also very flexible, which makes it easy to share your screen.
  • Quickly retrofit to any desk or table. You may be thinking it is complicated to install your Innovative electric converter but it only takes less than 20 minutes from opening the box to running it.
  • Built in Cord management. There are two clips on each side of the mounted monitors and two clips on the sliding base to keep your desk set up looking clean and organized.

Innovative Winston E Dual Specifications

Manufacturer Innovative
Model Number WNSTE-2
Width 30 inches
Depth 30 inches
Required Table Depth 16 inches
Work Surface 30 inches x 22 inches
Height Range 0 inches – 18.4 inches
Loading Capacity 40 lbs.
Warranty 5 years

Price: $1149

Available colors: Gray Duotone

Available sizes:

  • Full
  • Compact

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Final Thought


There are a lot of choices with different price range that you can select but I hope this list of best standing desk converters 2020 would narrow down your option and help you decide what is best for you.

Please feel free to ask me with any questions or leave any comments. Thank you.

To Your Health,

Rei

8 thoughts on “Best Standing Desk Converters 2020

  1. Hi Rei,
    I’m interested to know what your thoughts about Winston-E vs electric standing desk. The Winston-E looks sturdy and amazing. But the electric standing desk gives more spacious area with perhaps similar price range. Thx!

  2. Hi Wright,

    Thanks for your comments.

    Compared to a full-sized standing desk, the biggest advantage of Innovative Winston E Dual Monitor is the fact that it is a standing desk converter, which means it does not require a lot of space. You can use your existing desk and install the converter on it. If space is not an issue for you and you have no problem removing your current desk, you can explore the option of installing a full-sized standing desk. Also keep in mind that most standing desks will require more time and effort to assemble than you will for converters.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.

    Rei

  3. These standing desks look great! I like the second one, the Inmovement DT 20. It has a pretty design and it looks practical.  I like that you can hide the wires because I usually end up having a messed up wire clutter … And it has a good height setting, because I’m tall. 

    The third one is a nice one too, and it needs no assembling, so that’s a plus point 🙂 It saves time. The materials are also good, very strong, so it’ll last. There are so many nice standing desks, and they all look amazing. If someone places a large order for an office, would there be a special price?

    1. Thank you for your comment Christine. Yes, I believe there is an opportunity for a special price if you place a large order. However, you will most likely need to directly call the company in advance. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

  4. I’m so glad I saw this. I have a very simple standing desk converter, but it leaves much to be desired. It certainly helped for a while, but I was just given a rather large wooden desk and it happens to be lower in height than the one I was previously using the converter on. So now, even at its highest setting, it sits lower than I’m used to and I’m probably going to have to look for something else. I like the varidesks, for sure. There are lots to choose from. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Mark for your comment. Varidesk is one of the most trusted brands in the sit-to-stand industry. It is a safe choice if you want to replace your existing desk converter. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any other questions.

  5. Hi, I think this is something I should really consider. I never knew you could actually buy them to be placed on an existing desk. I think that’s great as I assume they are less expensive. Are they? Good option too if you have limited space I think. What is the sit to stand option? Does that just mean you can alternate between sitting and standing by moving the monitor or using multiple monitors? Can you tell me which one would be best if I want one with a modesty panel and comes preassembled?  Most are reasonably priced I think.  A small price to pay to reduce back, shoulder and neck pain I think. Thankyou

    1. Hello,

      Thank you for your comments and questions. Yes, standing desk converter generally is less expensive than a full-sized standing desk. When you want to stand from a sitting position, you simply raise the converter, which directly raise your monitors’ height as well.

      So far I have not found any other brands that offer a modesty panel besides the “InMovement DT20 Standing Desk Pro”. Most standing desk converter come almost fully assembled. You often need to install the keyboard tray first, which should only take about 5 min or so.

      Let me know if you have any other questions. Best regards.

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