Sitting can be the most comfortable position to do any of our day-to-day activities. As a matter of fact, we spend most of our time sitting down; from eating to driving and even using the restroom.
However lets be real the harsh truth is that sitting is not healthy or sustainable in the long run. Excessive sitting and bad postures while doing so can bring you serious chronic health problems and even heart-related issues.
This can really become an issue if you are a professional streamer/gamer or aspiring to be one, as you need to spend most of your time in front of your PC in uncomfortable postures. If you are feeling sore after long gaming sessions and want to change your habits, the best option for you is to start standing.
Mixing sitting and standing while you work/stream/game can help minimize the consequences of prolonged discomfort and wrong postures. Standing while working not only grants you health benefits but also makes you productive at the same time. So if you are a streamer or a gamer looking to mix up things and become healthier, this post will guide you through the top 5 best standing desks out there in the market right now.
01. Fully Jarvis Bamboo – Best overall
This high-end desk Jarvis Bamboo by Fully rounds up as one of the best desks out there and also one of the most eco-friendliest ones. Just like its name suggests, the desk is made of sustainably grown bamboo. This whole bamboo piece is backed by a sturdy frame that can support over 150kg (more than enough for a dual gaming pc setup), and lift the setup to comfortably suit a person who is around 6-foot 7-inches tall.
One of the most iconic features of this luxurious desk is its smoothness in the height adjustment mechanism. The simple built-in control panel lets you move it up and down without a hassle and also stays very quiet while doing so.
This motorized desk comes in all sorts of shapes such as the standard rectangular shape, a more modern contoured shape, and an L-shape to fit corners and other needs.
You can also choose various desktop sizes to go with your setup and they range from 30-inches x 27-inches up to 78-inches x 30-inches. However, all of these premium features come at a hefty price tag and it isn’t exactly wallet-friendly compared to the rest of the competition.
02. Uplift V2 – Best sturdy option
If build quality and sturdiness are what you are looking for, Uplift V2 is the way to go. The desk is known for its stability and you won’t have any wobbliness even when using it at its max height. The built-in stability braces make sure you get the smoothest experience while using the desk.
Uplift V2 is also motorized for that extra convenience and smoothness. It uses not one but two motors allowing it to change heights pretty quickly compared to other competitors in the market. It’s also pretty quiet when moving so you won’t have any loud background noise in your stream.
This ‘strong boy’ comes with a bunch of mounting points for various office and gaming accessories. The desk prides itself on its strength allowing you to even attach a hammock to it. You can also get it in various sizes, and colors, including frame color variants. Uplift can reach up to 51.1-inches vertically and it comes in size variants ranging from 42-inches x 30-inches up to 80-inches x 30-inches.
03. FlexiSpot EN1 – Best budget-friendly option
One of the biggest complaints about good standing desks is their absurd price tags. Even though there are cheaper desks you can opt for, getting a decent motorized one for a relatively cheaper price can be a nightmare. However, FlexiSpot EN1 comes to the rescue with its fairly marked price and all the premium-like features that comes with it.
This might just be the cheapest motorized standing desk you can find right now. Its lift is silent and interactive with the built-in control panel.
The maximum height the desk can reach is 48.6-inches but it falls apart with its wobbliness at higher heights. Unlike more luxurious products, this valued beast has limited variations and options.
The only desktop size option you can get it in is 48-inches x 30-inches. Nevertheless, if you aren’t nitpicking every little flaw and if you are looking for the best bang-for-the-buck desk, FlexiSpot EN1 might be your best option.
04. ApexDesk Elite – Best big desktop option
Streamers and gamers often need extra desktop space to move around freely and to fit all their gaming/streaming equipment. If you fall under that demographic, ApexDesk Elite is the one you should probably go for. This massive beast has a desktop size of 60-71-inches x 33-inches and can reach a height of 48-inches. The desk can lift up to 100kg with its dual-motor lift with ease and the amazing build quality of it makes it the apex predator in wide standing desks’ competition.
However, there are also a few cons that hold back the ApexDesk Elite from reaching its full potential. The motorized lifting system is very slow compared to others but this might just be because of its weight and massive size.
Its maximum carrying weight capacity also holds it back if you are planning to stuff it with all of your bulky gaming/streaming peripherals. Nonetheless, this is the best widest standing desk you can get for a fairly premium yet fairly marked price tag. The desk also comes in various wood colors for you to choose from.
05. Evodesk Gaming Desk – Best gaming-grade option
In today’s market, it is inevitable that a certain product receives a gaming-grade variant of it along the way. Evodesk Gaming Desk brings a standing desk market with gamers in mind.
This thing is the Lamborghini of standing desks. This motorized monster can reach up to 49.5-inches in height and comes in the sizes 48-72-inches x 30-inches. However, what distinguishes it from the rest of the competition is its unique Evoguard finish. This adds a little extra value to the desk as the Evoguard finish brings a surface similar to a high-quality mouse mat.
Some other key features of this product are the built-in Harman Kardon sound system and memory settings for height options. Even though the integrated speakers make it cool, it islikely you will still want to rock your gaming headset.
Unlike most standing desks this comes with 4 pillar legs making this the most sturdy standing desk out there however that does come at a price.
These are 5 of the best gaming desks currently on the market. I have no doubt that you will find something in here that suits your needs for a streaming setup. Is there a standing desk you think should be included here? Let us know down below in the comments.
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