A standing desk lift is a mechanism that allows you to convert your regular sitting desk into a standing desk. These mechanisms have risen in popularity as more people become aware of the risks of prolong sitting and the benefits to standing. With more and more people working from home, standing desk lifts are needed to help create a healthier workplace at home.
Types of Standing Desk Lifts
- Converters – Converters are mechanical mechanisms that are placed on top of the desk and provides a new workplace on the topside of the converter. To convert your sitting desk into a standing desk, the converter mechanism is manually adjusted to increase the height of the new workspace. While converters do accomplish the goal of creating a standing desk out of your sitting desk, the converter also eats up the counterspace of your desk and provides you with a smaller working area on top of the converter.
- Mechanical Lifts – Mechanical lifts replace the legs of your desk and have adjustable heights to allows your sitting desk to be converted into a standing desk. These lifts typically have a crank that is used to manually adjust the height of the desk. Compared to the converters, mechanical lifts do allow you to utilize the entire counterspace of your desk but do require longer install time. These lifts are also adjusted manually, which may be inconvenient if you plan to switch back and forth between a sitting and standing desk.
- Electric Lifts – Electric lifts, like mechanicals lifts, replace the legs of your desk and have adjustable heights to allows your sitting desk to be converted into a standing desk. Unlike mechanical lifts, electric lifts are adjusted by making use of an electric motor that will adjust the height of your desk by a push of a button. Compared to mechanical lifts, electric lifts have similar install times and comparable costs but provide much greater ease of use.