The UpriseDesk height and width adjustable desk is one of the newest and most feature rich desk to hit the US market place in some time.

There are numerous reasons why we really like the UpriseDesk. First & foremost the price of this base is advertised on a few websites for $599.00. This desk offers feature sets of those starting at $1,000.00+ base. When we first reviewed this desk, we had just come back from visiting a sizeable Fortune 100 corporation that had deployed a large number of conventional height adjustable desks from an established ergonomic furniture brand. Some of the feedback was that the desks were loud and distracting when their neighbors (most in cubicles) were raising and lowering their desks. Upon our return from the meeting we were very anxious to assemble the UpriseDesk to see if it would be similar to the desk referenced above. We were incredibly impressed with how quiet the operation of this desk. We used our “Decibel 10th” app to check the decibel range of this desk while in movement; it ranged from 39db to 40db which is amazingly low. As more companies are adapting sit to stand it is very important to consider the individuals in cubicles. They need to have movement throughout the day. They will not use the desk if it is loud and bothersome.

P1030227 (3)-Gray BGOther features that stood out; it’s travel speed of 1.7” per second is faster than the Workrite Sierra HX and as fast as the Series 7 desk by Steelcase. The 3-stage lifting columns offer terrific travel distance from 24” to 50.75” high. If you use a standard 1.25” thick laminate table top it will bring the work surface up to 52” which one of the highest of any height adjustable desk. That being said we also have had a number of tall users complain that a height adjustable desks rock a lot when the desk is positioned at their highest settings. The UpriseDesk is incredibly sturdy. We tested by typing and even leaning against this desk, it had very little give. This is very impressive, for a desk without a lower connecting crossbar supporting the desk at its first stroke.

The UpriseDesk crossbar runs along the top of the base which offers additional support to the table top and adjusts from 44.5” to 74” wide. A number of desks have begun to support the base this way, so that one base can acclimated to fit numerous table top lengths. This adjustable base is ideal for either a corporation that may have a number of different work environments including a large offices, small cubes or collaborative nesting pods. The only issue with the crossbeam is that it can interfere with a keyboard tray system. That being said, there are solutions to this problem. You can either use a short track of 11” to 12” long. You can also use two block spacers that will keep your track flush with the desk top.

Additional features of the Uprise Desk worth noting are that the lifting load rating for each column is 800 Newtons which translates to 180lbs per leg. This being said we tested this base at over 400lbs and it operated perfectly.

The Uprise Desk comes with either the standard up/down controller or a three position LED controller, which is ideal if you add a treadmill or recumbent bike to the desk.

Cost & Availability: $599.00 Base & Base with Work-surface Starts at $779.00 Ergoprise.com

• Telescopes from 44.5” to 74” which accommodates desk tops from 46” to 80” plus wide
• Raises/Lowers at 1.7” per sec.
• 3 stroke lifting column raises & lowers from 24” to 50.75” high
• 360 lbs lifting load max
• 0.06 W Power consumption in standby mode
• 39db level (similar to a silent room)
• Control Box: maximum output: 29V DC, 10.0A
• Anti-collision feature
• Frame Finishes: black, silver & white
• 5 year warranty
• 3 position LED pre-set controller (upgrade option)

Pros: The UpriseDesk is without question the most enhancement rich desk base we’ve seen at the modest price starting at $599.00.

Cons: As mentioned the only con we could find is that the telescoping crossbeam can interfere with a long keyboard tray system track. That being said, they have a number of options to overcome this situation.

Elevate II by Anthro


The Elevate II by Antho falls between the mid to higher-end tier desk base. Even though it travels at a quick 1.7″ per second, while generating a moderate 68db (decibel) noise level (not quiet, but not grinding loud).

One of our major concerns with this desk is that when we do ergonomic assessments for our corporate clientele there are so many people that are having to type at an awkward posture because their workstation is too high for them. The Elevate II desk travels between 28″ and 47″ which is not low enough for a very large workforce. In an ideal situation you should be typing at an “L” shape, thus your elbow should line up with your keyboard. based on a standard chair cylinder & seat pan height 28″ desk is good for someone between 5’10” and 6’2″ tall. Anyone shorter will need to buy a keyboard tray. Our secondary concern is that the weight capacity is rated for 150 lbs, which folks with numerous monitors, a CPU holder etc, can come close to the limit fairly easy.

We do like the feature of the cable tray for cable management and the “Tilt & Go” wheels that makes it easier to move if needed.

ellivate II

Cost: Starting at $1,088 at Global Industries

• 28” to 47″ electric height adjustability range
• Travel speed is 1.7” per second
• 150 lbs distributed load bearing capacity per table (including work-surface)
• Available in two widths (48″ and 60″) and two depths (23.25″ and 29″) to fit your equipment and your space.
• “Tilt and go” wheels at the back of each foot make it easy to move the table when you need to rearrange your space or access the back of your equipment. Just lift the front of the work-surface and roll the table into place.

Lifetime Warranty against manufacturing defects on the table; two-year warranty on legs and electrical system. Cords and plugs are not warranted

– They have very nice customer service people at Anthro.
– The travel speed is above the standard

– Too expensive to compete with the new technology and features coming out in 2014.
– Lowest setting is 28″ (too high for a large number of the workforce).

GeekDesk Max & v3

When it comes to the height adjustable desk branding, Geek Desk is the leader. Like numerous companies that were first to gain market share, they get comfortable and never see what’s happening in the rear view mirror.
It seems as though Geek Desk is no different. For years they were the go-to for the small and medium size corporate market as well as the consumer market. Most of the largest corporations are usually under contact with furniture manufactures like Herman Miller, Steelcase, Workrite Ergo, etc.). Over the past few years a number of middle-tier desk manufactures have introduced desks with richer feature sets, while it seems Geek Desk has just kept with the business as usually mode. It’s too bad.

The Geek Desk offers two models (Max & v3) both slow and noisier than the new norm. Both models raise & lower at 1.1” per second which is standard for the economy lines like Conset and the Vert Desk. Both desk versions offer a travel distance from 23” to 48.75” high. This is ideal for users from 5’2” to 6’3”
The Geek Desk is noisier than a number of height adjustable desks in the market. When these desks are traveling the noise level is right around 74 to 75db.

products_max_thumbnailCost & Available at: GeekDesk
– GeekDesk Max Starting at 949.00
– GeekDesk v3 Starting at 749.00

Features Offered By GeekDesk:
GeekDesk® v3 Desk Specifications:
• Strong and durable steel frame construction
• Lift mechanism driven by hidden-drive internal motors
• Polymer coated black or silver finish (resists scruffs and scratches)
• Lift Speed: 28mm to 35mm per second.
• The (conservative) maximum weight for daily use, for the frame itself without top is 275 lbs. (Tops typically weigh 30-60 lbs).
• Both the v3 large & the v3 small frames will go as low as 23″ and will raise up to 48.75″
Frame Dimensions:
• The v3 large frame is 55.1″ / 140cm wide (at the crossbar)
• The v3 small frame is 39.4″ / 100cm wide. (at the crossbar)
• The v3 large/small frame arms are 22″ / 55.88cm deep.

GeekDesk® Max Desk Specifications:
• Strong and durable steel frame construction
• Lift mechanism driven by electronically synchronized dual motors. (each leg has its own motor)
• Polymer coated black or silver finish (resists scruffs and scratches)
• Lift Speed: 1.1″ per second.
• The (conservative) maximum weight for daily use, for the frame itself without top is 335 lbs. (Tops typically weigh 30-60 lbs).
• Both the Max Large & the Max small frames will go as low as 23″ and will raise up to 48.75″
Frame Dimensions:
• The Max Large frame is 55.1″ / 140cm wide.
• The Max Small frame is 39.4″ / 100cm wide.
• The Max Large/Small frame arms are 22″ / 55.88cm deep.
Warranty: The GeekDesk® motor and all moving parts come with a full two-year warranty (any trouble and we ship necessary replacement items free of charge), and the steel structural frame itself comes with a five year warranty.
Shipping: $125.00 UPS Ground deliveries to all lower 48 states Canada shipping & handling charges include applicable duties, broker’s fees, and taxes. Canada INSIDE/DOORSTEP DELIVERY: The driver unloads the desk boxes from the truck and delivers them inside your business (entrance area / ground floor), or to the porch in the case of a home residence (most carriers cannot enter a residence, for liability reasons).
Shipping & handling charge is per desk, flat rate, and based on an average cost. We do it this way to keep things as simple as possible.

We look forward to see what new innovative products GeekDesk will bring to the market.

Series 7 by Details


Series 7 Standing Desk is one of the premier height adjustable desks from the Details division of Steelcase. Steelcase is one of the leading contract furniture manufacturers and have placed this desk into a number of large corporate accounts, such as Chevron and Intel.

Cost and Availability:
Starting at $1,439.00

This desk is a very sturdy desk which offers some of the following functionality:
Performance & Specifications:
• 24-1/4” to 52” electric height adjustability range
• Travel speed is 1.7” per second
• 360 lbs. (2-leg) to 540 lbs. (3-leg) distributed load bearing capacity per table (including worksurface)
• Lifting columns controlled by central control box to ensure synchronization
• Soft stop motor eliminates abrupt starts and stops
• Electrical – 120V, 60Hz, Single phase, 10% duty cycle. May draw 5 amps maximum under full load, idle current is typically 20mA.
• All assemblies meet or exceed ANSI/BIFMA standards
• More than just a worksurface; add the rightworktools and it becomes a fully adjustable workstation

• 3-stage synchronized lifting columns with integral shrouding
• Height adjustability options include: up/down activation buttons, three programmable pre-sets (default) and three programmable pre-sets with digital display
• Infinite height adjustment within the range
• 2.5” diameter glides have 25/32” of height adjustment for surface leveling on uneven floors Worksurface Construction:
• Core is 45 pound particle board
• Surface is High Pressure Laminate
• Available in the Steelcase Universal Table and Urethane Profile styles
• Universal style edge finish is specified separately from laminate color
• Urethane profile style is edge banded on the back and side to match the urethane finish on the
front (user’s) edge.
• Reinforced where necessary with steel bars
• Available in Rectangular, 90° and 120° Corner configurations
• Available in 23” and 29” depths in Rectangular; 23” only in 90° and 120°
• Maximum standard table size is 140 linear inches (based on a 90° 70” x 70” x 23” table)
• Worksurfaces have pre-drilled mounting holes for the base
• Worksurfaces can have an optional keyboard support mounted
• Worksurfaces have a 1”gap between rear and panel face for clearance and cable access
• Wire management is available
• All standard Steelcase laminates supported (see Details SpecGuide for a full list)
• Open line laminates are available
• Universal worksurfaces are SCS Indoor Advantage™ certified for indoor air quality

– Very sturdy design
– Fast travel speed
– 24.75″ to 52″ distance is ideal for large installations (meets standards for most people 5’3″ to 6’7″ tall)

– PRICE! Very Expensive. There are a number of desk bases comparable that almost 1/2 the cost.

Available at the following locations:
Online – http://www.steelcase.com/en/shop/shop-online/pages/main.aspx
Retail – http://www.steelcase.com/en/shop/shop-retail/pages/main.aspx

Conset Height Adjustable Desk Line Review

Conset Desk Line Review

ConSet was founded in a basement in Skjern, Denmark. Their goal was to offer an ergonomic desk that most anyone could afford.  As we look at a number of the large standing desk manufacturers we are grateful that ConSet led the competitive price revolution.  We are starting to see more quality desk lines that are aggressively priced like the S2S Desks and GeekDesks.

ConSet offers a large variety of electric height adjustable desks and bases to meet the needs of most corporations including modular frames which is ideal for worker collaboration or home office sit stand desk needs.

ConSet has a number of online retailers that you can source their complete desk line. The only issue is that it seems each of the top ergonomic resellers has renamed the desk line which can be incredibly frustrating. Our goal is to discuss each of the models, the benefits, best pricing and who carries it under which name brand name.  Pricing may change on any of the retailers’ site, the ones stated for this article we as of 6/30/2013.


Best Priced Single Leg Desk: Conset 501-7

Conset DeskFlexibility, function and the absolute lowest price in the industry. This desk is ideal for arranging in groups for a collaborative work environment or a standalone desk. It comes in silver or black, two locking casters as a standard, 154 lb. lifting capacity, raises from 26” to 46.5” and lifts and lowe4s at 1” per second.

Best ConSet 501-7 Price:  Ergoprise 501-7





conset_Desk501-25 sets a new norm for electric height adjustable desks. This superbly designed table frame is a stable and practical table that meets the essential needs. Max load on frame is 176lbs. however with sturdy rigidity designed into the construction, creating it conjointly ideal for L shape tops up to 47” deep. The narrow width makes this table excellent for smaller to medium size work stations. Frame height ranges from 26″ to 45 11/16″

  • Simple design
  • Available in 4 widths: 32 7/8″ – 50 7/8″ – 56 11/16″ – 59 7/8″

Best ConSet 501-25 Price: Ergoprise


ANSI/HFES 100-2007 Compliant 501-27 Desk                                                                      student desk

The 501-27 is perfect as a cubicle or free standing desk application. This desk exceeds the ANSI/HFES 100-2007 Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations Guidelines. This guideline states that the optimum adjustment range for height adjustable desks should accommodate individuals from the 5th to 95th percentile by having the worksurface adjust from 22” to 46.4” The ConSet 501-27 Desk base with a 1” table top offers a 22” to 48” of adjustment.  This adjustable height standing desk offers 275lbs lifting capacity as well.

Even thought the prices are all very competitive Ergoprise still offers the best price: Ergoprise


Extended Height Range ConSet 501-29 Dual Leg Desk

conset desk affordableThe 501-29 is ideal for taller individuals and tall persons using the desk with a treadmill, such as one from Lifespan Fitness. At its fully extended height it measures 52 inches. This desk is extremely strong and stable and offers a 275 lb lifting capability.

Once again Ergoprise offers the best price: Ergoprise