SmartDesk2 vs. Solo Ryzer vs. EFFYDESK: Choosing the Right Desk for Your Workspace
It can be tough to find the right adjustable desk for your home office--especially when desks are such an integral part of a workspace.
Perhaps you work from your home office 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, spending over 30 hours a week at your desk. With all that time spent at your desk, it is important to make sure that it is the right fit for both your lifestyle and your wallet!
Choosing an adjustable standing desk over a standard “sitting” desk has many long-term health benefits, as standing desks have been known to lower your risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
With that being said, there are so many standing desk options out there--what should you consider when buying a desk?
We’re here to help you save time on your search for the perfect desk. With our handy desk-to-desk comparison, we’ll break down the important details, so that you choose the right fit for you!
There is nothing more annoying than working from an unstable, wobbly desk! Your pen rolls onto the ground, your computer shifts, and you spill your coffee, what a nightmare!. Having a sturdy sit-stand desk is crucial in your workspace.
There are three components in a desk’s frame that help you determine how stable the desk is. The column shape plays a key role in the sturdiness of the table, as it has been proven that square columns are sturdier than rectangular ones.
It is important to consider the number of columns as well: leading standing desks in the industry have three columns instead of two. The columns work with the motor to raise and lower the desk, having three instead of two results in a more stable desk (especially when the desk is raised to full height). Look for desks with three columns to ensure a sturdy workspace!
The feet of a standing desk also make a difference in overall stability. Wider feet=more sturdy! Look for a desk with wide feet to minimize swaying when the desk is in standing mode.
Finally, you’ll need to know how much weight the table can carry. Factor in the weight of your computer, monitor, monitor mounts, and favorite desk accessories. If your cat likes to perch at the end of your desk, make sure you account for that as well! Check out the chart below for comparison!
Sturdiness--at a glance!
When it comes to an adjustable workstation, the motor matters! This is the gadget that makes your adjustable, sit-stand desk, move up and down every day. With that in mind, you’ll want a desk with a dual-motor system--where two motors are doing the heavy lifting instead of just one!
This is especially important if you’re working from your desk every day for prolonged periods of time, and adjusting it from sitting to standing every few hours.
Dual motors are also an advantage if you’ve got multiple people using the same desk. Many electric sit-stand desks have a built-in memory system, meaning your desk has different preset positions “memorized” for each individual.
Make sure your desk is able to adjust to fit all your needs. The industry’s standard sitting desk is 29 inches tall, which is perfect if you’re about 6 feet tall. But that’s a little high for the average Canadian man (5’9”), and way too high for the average Canadian woman (5’4”)!
Look for a desk that can adjust past your needs, it’s always better to have too many options than not enough!
Check out these stats below for an overview!
Change Your Mind?
Still not 120% sure? No problem. When you’re on the market, look out for a company that gives you a risk-free trial before committing to the product.
During this trial period, use the desk and test out all the features to see if it works for you! Make sure it works for both you and your home office, pay special attention to proper sit-stand ergonomics and configure your space accordingly.
Which companies give you a risk-free trial? Check it out:
Desks at a glance
Here’s the final comparison chart. Everything in one place to help you make your decision!
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