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Nothing can really compare to the experience of having a desk converter or standing desk at home. Being seated for long stretches of time can make all your muscles and joints hurt. The answer is a standing desk – and we happen to know the best standing desks under $300.
So take a look at our roundup of the best that fits your budget!
AVLT-Power 36” Standing Desk Converter
The AVLT-Power standing desk converter is one of the best designed converters we have seen in a while. The base of the desk converter has a solid manufacture that ensures wobble-free operation, and the x-brace of the converter also looks pretty sturdy and perfect for long term use.
We love the fact that you can load up to two large displays at a time and you can use two, 24” displays at once, while you still have sufficient space for books, two laptops, and a your mobile devices in front. There is a built-in mobile dock or stand near the keyboard shelf, so you can still watch videos on your iPad if you want while working.
This is something that you cannot get with a single level working table because there literally isn’t any space for mobile docks when you have just one level to work with. The AVLT-Power measures 35.4” x 31.9” and can also be used for two 21:9 Curved Display.
Comes with a full sized keyboard shelf for keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals. The keyboard shelf is removable. The manufacturer has chosen to design a dual-gas spring mechanism into the desk and you can increase the elevation of the main surface from 5.9” to 19.7”. This makes this desk converter perfect for all kinds of users, from those with average height to taller ones with heights in excess of 6’1”.
VIVO Height Adjustable Standing Desk Sit to Stand Gas Spring Riser Converter
VIVO has released several desk converters as of late, and this is one of the more sophisticated models available online. As part of the VIVO Desk Riser Solutions, you can really see how much work they’ve put into designing and streamlining this desk converter. What we love the most about it is the robust and sturdy base which seems to be designed to withstand even the worst wobbles.
Since this desk is powered by a gas spring riser, getting the main work surface up is going to be a breeze, and it’s possible to make those small adjustments in height without disturbing everything on the table. This is especially important if you have a lot of gadgets on the table – you don’t any of them sliding out.
The DESK-V000B model is one of the bestsellers from this line because it can easily handle two displays at once. The riser has a minimum height of 6.5” and a maximal height of 16” which is higher than other risers in the same category (dual display risers). The work area measures a generous 36” x 22”, meaning you can put multiple devices and displays at once and not worry about running out of space. The sturdy lower deck is spacious enough for a laptop, or the usual keyboard and mouse combo. Looks very professional and even has cup holder areas on either side of the main workspace.
Seville Classics Airlift 30” Compact Gas-Spring Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter Workstation
The Seville Classics Airlift is an incredibly well-designed desk converter that has a gas-spring height adjustment system to facilitate raising and lowering of the main workspace. It is an ergonomic desk riser and is perfect for both office and home use.
It has a relatively large space for working (35.4” x 23.2”) and has a beveled front edge for aesthetic value and smoother finish. Use this desk riser regardless of the work device that you use in your office or home office. It can handle all kinds of display loads from regular PC displays to heavier Apple devices.
This is one of the more popular units in the Seville lineup, and has earned accolades for its many great features that allow people to shift to a “sit to stand” work setup in mere seconds.
The minimum height for this riser is 6.2”, but you can increase it easily using the pneumatic controls to an impressive height of 19.1”, which is three inches higher than the maximal height of other desk risers in the market built for a maximum of two displays.
According to the manufacturer, this Airlift desk was designed for people who want to change their monotonous work hours and make them healthier in the process.
SHW Electric Height Adjustable Computer Desk
The SHW Electric Height Adjustable Computer Desk occupies a league of its own for being a highly compact, streamlined, and full sized height adjustable desk. Unlike the previous products we’ve reviews; this isn’t just your regular desk riser: it’s an actual desk. Of course, this has its own advantages if you think about. A desk riser is naturally limited (space-wise) but it can be used on any surface.
This desk on the other hand, is perfect for those who won’t want a riser, but instead wants a table that goes up and down at will.
This gives you more space to work with, less clutter on the whole on your table, and it’s just generally a better experience especially if you don’t have that much stuff to put on your table anyway. The digital display control has four preset options so you can just set which height you want when you want to adjust the table’s height.
The table also has an electric, motorized lift system that can bring the table from its minimum height of 28” to 46” easily. In the event that this is still not enough for your needs, you can always purchase a separate riser to increase the height.
The desk supports are made from industrial grade stainless steel and the desk has grommets so you can easily organize all your cables to make your workspace clearer and more efficient.