The TaoTronics Height-Adjustable Standing Desk provides great value in a space-saving vertical lift design. Whether you are looking for a boost in productivity or exploring the health benefits of standing, this desk will be a great addition to your home or office workspace.
What is it?
The TaoTronics Height-Adjustable Standing Desk is a pneumatic assisted standing desk converter that lifts and lowers smoothly to any position you need. Switching from sitting to standing is as easy as a press of a lever.
What’s in the box?
Brackets, Screws and Hex Keys
Design and features
The TaoTronics standing desk features a space-saving vertical lift design which doesn’t encroach on your floor space like some other designs that move outward when raised. Raising straight up above your normal workspace, it provides a compact and ergonomic workspace.
Supporting up to 80 lbs, the standing desk is strong enough for multiple monitors, speakers, and more. The desk also has a height range of up to 12 inches above your desk surface.
The desk’s upper surface footprint of 32 x 24 inches provides a lot of surface space for all the things you might want to have at eye level, However, this may also be a disadvantage for some people that may not have a desk that is very deep. The desk requires a 23 x 25 inch area to sit on, and the total area of the upper surface and the keyboard shelf is 32 x 33 inches.
The desk is operated by squeezing the levers on each side and pulling up or pushing down. This is somewhat of a disadvantage to an electrically operated desk, as it requires both hands to operate. The upside to this type of mechanism is that it’s much faster to operate than an electrical one.
The keyboard shelf is adjustable by simply turning a knob, and is also easily removable if you wish to use your keyboard on your desk surface or on the surface of the standing desk.
There’s also a slot in the upper desk surface, it’s for tablets and phones. That’s a pretty handy feature. There are no monitor arm mounting holes, but the frame design does allow for a clamp-style monitor arm on the back edge.
What I like
- Large footprint
- Option to easily remove the keyboard shelf
- Tablet and phone slot
- Beveled edges
- Range of adjustment
- 80 lb capacity
- Excellent height range
- Ease of assembly
What needs to be improved
- Lift mechanism requires two hands to operate.
- Sometimes sticks slightly when at the lowered position.
- No monitor holes for a monitor arm.
- No cable routing. You’re pretty much left to yourself on figuring out where to run the cables for your computer equipment. Although a few zip ties help, it would be nice if it included some kind of cable routing solution to both make it easier and neater.
With the plethora of standing desks on the market today and the various designs and mechanisms they employ, you’ll probably want to do some research to see which one would best fit your needs. That being said, you’d probably be pretty happy with this one.