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For many of us, the comfort and convenience of your office's ergonomic standing desk has been replaced by the dining room table since working from home became the norm. And while traditional standalone height-adjustable desks can cost far more than you're looking to invest, a standing desk converter is the next best thing.
There are several options available for desk converters. Many lightweight designs allow its user the flexibility of using the desk anywhere in their home, while others can properly mount to a table for a secure, permanent work area.
Using a standing desk has been linked to lower blood sugar levels, reduced back pain, and increased energy and productivity. By reducing your sedentary time, you can improve your physical and mental health while still getting your work done in a timely fashion.
We found 10 highly-rated stand-up desk converters on Amazon to help improve your at-home workspace. From $40 to $500, check out the game-changing desk designs.
The height-adjustable stand-up desk converter from VIVO has near-perfect global ratings, earning an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars. The desk converter is available in three sizes, ranging from 32" to 42" and holds up to 33 lbs. "A game-changer for me," wrote one user. "I can lean on the desk while on standing position. I find it useful during [a] conference call. Which means the material is really sturdy."
SHOP IT: Amazon, $225 (originally $250)
This lightweight, portable laptop stand has a sturdy aluminum tray and fully adjustable legs up to 17". The desk has innovative USB-powered cooling fans to keep your laptop cool during a long workday. "Couldn't live without it!" said one five-star review. "I didn't think that I would use the built-in fans, but they have turned out to be one of my favourite features of this product!"
SHOP IT: Amazon, $55 (originally $64)
Amazon's Choice for standing desk converter, TechOrbits's 32" desk is strong and sturdy, holding up to 35 lbs with room for two monitors. The desk is available in three colours to match your workspace and, according to one reviewer, is the "best work-health related purchase ever! [...] Makes my workday so easy, I also feel more energized and productive."
SHOP IT: Amazon, $190
With an average review of 4.8 out of 5 stars, the VariDesk Pro Plus 36 stand-up desk converter is easily one of Amazon's most popular options. It's height-adjustable to 11 different positions for ergonomic comfort and can easily lift up to 35 lbs. "Truly a fantastic product. You will see lots of others on the market but don't underestimate this units design and manufacturing quality," wrote a satisfied shopper. "The smooth operation and height adjustments are awesome. I'm 6'1" with long arms, so this unit was perfect for me."
SHOP IT: Amazon, $500
AnthroDesk's extra-wide 37.4" platform allows extra space for two monitors, a laptop, and all the accessories you need for your workspace. The spring-assisted lift can go from sitting to standing in seconds, up to 19.75". "Once set up, the desk converter is really easy to use and provides a lot of surface area for computer monitors, laptops, and even a desk lamp," said one five-star review. "The assisted raise/lower function is really smooth and can be set at any level that is comfortable for you."
SHOP IT: Amazon, $250
Rocelco's 46" extra-large standing desk converter holds up to three medium-sized monitors. The optional floor stand creates a complete standalone desk if you don't want to use an existing workspace. The Amazon favourite can lift 45 lbs, and according to reviewers, the desk is "great value, excellent quality. [...] I am 5”10 and with my stand all the way up, my monitor is exactly on the same level as my eye level. Highly recommended!"
SHOP IT: Amazon, $319
Earning more than 4,100 five-star reviews, Avantree's adjustable laptop stand is an affordable working-from-home must-have. The large surface area has room for both a laptop and a mouse and can be used anywhere in your home, including your bed or desk, thanks to its lightweight, portable design. "Best laptop table so far," wrote a customer. "I recommend this product for anyone that tends to do work while sitting on the couch or bed [...] So happy [I] bought [it]."
SHOP IT: Amazon, $80
VIVO's height-adjustable standing desk converter has an innovative height-locking mechanism that allows its user to adjust anywhere from 1" to 15". The zero-assembly desk can hold 22 lbs and fits a full-size keyboard. "Should have bought this years ago," raved one reviewer. "Large surface area with room for mouse pad, keyboard and monitor. EASY to raise and lower."
SHOP IT: Amazon, $149.99
This ultra-affordable laptop stand is perfect for anyone who wants to dip their toes into stand-up working. Urmust's ergonomic notebook stand can be angled from 0° to 90° and is designed to keep your computer from overheating. It's available in seven colours, including rose gold and blue. "I use this product on a small desk, and it doesn’t take up much room at all while still giving my neck the ergonomic support it needs for not having to crane my neck down," explained a shopper.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $42 (originally $50)
The Mount-It! heavy-duty desk converter is an innovative take on your traditional standing desk. As you mount the product onto your existing desk, the converter can be used sitting or standing in seconds. "I use it to hold my laptop, and any documents that I am working on," wrote one reviewer. "It has exceeded expectations. It is very solid - this was my number one concern prior to purchase and it is not an issue."
SHOP IT: Amazon, $228
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.