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Whether you are a gamer or working professional with a home office, investing in a sturdy standing desk or desk converter just makes complete sense, especially if you are after the health benefits.
If you are planning to invest less than $500 for your first desk converter or standing desk, you are in for a treat as today’s roundup features the best standing desks under $500. Let’s get it on!
FlexiSpot M3B Standing Desk
The one thing that we immediately noticed about the FlexiSpot M3B is who wide they’ve made the main workspace.
The extra space beside the two sample displays shows that this desk is longer than its counterparts, and thus, a good choice if you have a tendency to put additional gear or stuff on the main space of your working station while you are typing or reader.
The desk has a generous 47” width that puts it on a league of its own in the dual display niche. The desk also comes with a single-handle elevation mechanism, which simplifies raising and lowering the desk when you want to sit down or stand up.
The manufacturer guarantees that you will never have to use additional energy or effort to raise or lower the desk, unlike other brands.
The desk is also capable of changing its height within its own base’s dimension or footprint, which means you won’t have to move around anything when changing the height.
The desk has a wide and long keyboard shelf that is simply perfect for a keyboard, mouse, and even additional gear like your mobile phone and even a glass of your favorite beverage.
The FlexiSpot M3B is ergonomically built, so you won’t suffer from sore shoulders or wrists while using it.
SHW 55-inch Large Electric Height Adjustable Computer Desk (Cherry)
This standing desk is literally huge and is probably the widest table we’ve seen in this category of risers/standing desks.
The SHW 55-inch Large Electric Height Adjustable Computer Desk is equipped with its own 4-setting digital memory control system that allows the user to enter pre-set heights for the table, which simplifies height manipulation on the whole.
The base height of the table (the workspace) is 28” and the table rises to a maximal height of 45”. Take note that the table uses telescoping legs, which makes the height adjustment/transition smooth and wobble free.
The supports are made of industrial-grade steel and there are additional grommets on the table that will allow you to keep those cables as organized as possible, especially when you are adding multiple devices to the table while working.
The dimensions of this table are 55” W x 28” D x 28-45” H.
Seville Classics Airlift S3 Solid-Top Electric Adjustable Desk with Dual Motors
Seville is a well-known brand in desk converters and electric desks, and the Airlift S3 is a huge leap for fans of standing desks.
The working space is streamlined but durable, with smooth contours that make the table look more professional and perfect for any working space.
The thick, telescoping legs are jointed three times, allowing for fast and sturdy elevation when it’s need.
The base itself has the length and width which allows for endless hours of work on the table with zero worries of wobbling or unnecessary movements. The solid, single-piece top measures 54” x 30” and is covered by a 3D vinyl laminate.
The smooth curve on the edge is ergonomically designed to reduce strain on the wrists while working and improve the overall accessibility of the table.
The table also has a digital LED display controller that displays the actual height of the table and this is where you will be controlling the dual motors that are running the telescoping legs.
This is indeed a high end table that’s perfect for your home office. And best of all, it is ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-compliant, making it one of the safest work tables around.
EleTab Manual Height Adjustable Standing Desk
When you are looking for the functionality and space of the larger tables but would like to spend even less for your new full sized standing desk, you need the EleTab Manual Height Adjustable Standing Desk.
This is a manual sit-stand desk that requires only the tiniest of efforts to increase or reduce the height of work surface itself.
Elevating your computer displays cannot be simpler and easier, and in the process you can help your posture and improve your overall working conditions when you get tired of sitting for long periods.
The table has a minimum height of 29”, and can be elevated easily to 47.6” when you operate the simple crank system.
The frame is manufactured from stainless steel and the entire structure can handle up to 88 pounds of load easily.
Some installation is required, but the manufacturer provides explicit instructions on installation so you wouldn’t have to worry about that. Definitely a good investment if you are into middle-tier electric tables.
Eureka Ergonomic V2 Gas Spring Standing Desk Converter
The Eureka V2 Gas Spring Standing Desk Converter looks legendary because of thick base and x-bracket, and its ergonomic design.
The desk is designed to elevate within its own footprint, and the thick metal base ensures that none of your stuff are going to move when you decide to change the height of the table.
The desk features a step less mechanism and dual gas springs for ease of use. The main workspace can handle up to 35 pounds of resistance, and you can use up to two displays at once, with a maximum display size of 27”.
The ergonomic build of the desk is enhanced by the generous 35” x 22” size of the workspace, and the wide-angle make of the keyboard shelf, which makes it even easier for people to work longer periods of time whether seated or standing up.
The manufacturer uses an industry-leading and patented z-shaped construction that has been tested to withstand up to 20,000 movements, all done with no exposed gas struts.