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

Features:
• 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.

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

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

Cons:
– 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.