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I am looking to getting a motorized sit/stand desk for both everyday use and possibly gaming.  Has anyone had any experiences with any that are either good or bad?  I'm just starting my research now on the subject.  I plan a curved monitor of 32"-36" as the main display with a secondary display of 27".  Thanks

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These are the trend in almost all businesses that I visit. I too have been contemplating going this route. So when I see these desks I always ask how the end users like them and check out the quality and functionality. So far the best I have seen is from a company call Uplift.


They are priced and the high end but from what I have seen they seem to be more stable, have quieter operation and a greater lift range.

My plan is to buy the frame only and make my own top.

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Some of the reviews I have been reading say that 'normal' use is pretty straight forward but the often rapid, erratic movement of gaming brings instabilities out into the open.  The reviews I have been reading seem to favor the uplift or jarvis frames.  The ikea bekant sometimes rates high and sometimes has stability is.  I suspect that may be the different models.  I suspect the 'corner' unit would be more stable with the one foot being extra long.  That is a guess though.  But, I think that the total package for all three is about the same price.  I may drop by ikea next time I'm in the region and 'shake' some desks to see to see how they feel.  That is the advantage of ikea, show rooms.  Varidesk also makes some great products to convert standard desks over to sit stand.  Also, reading some folks talk about hw standing desks have changed their gaming habits for the good.

But, I am also hopeful other folks can relate any experiences, good or bad.

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Did some more research.  Looks like the Bekant has pretty consistent mixed results.  But, the Jarvis & UpDesk have pretty consistent positive reviews.  Doing some shopping around, looks like I can get a Jarvis solution for about the same price as a bekant.  I will keep looking at UpDesk options for pricing.  But, a huge selling point for me about the Jarvis/UpDesk option was this video build/review:


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Last week I finally upgraded to this from my cheap table desk that I had converted to a standing desk with a small table on top (which was not ideal to sit at after that). I was on the fence about getting this desk because of the size and weight, but it is sturdy as heck and it's amazing to have so much surface area. It still fits nicely tucked into the corner of my studio.

Originally I was going to get a pneumatic standing desk but I read reviews about how they could come down too quickly and I didn't want that with my large monitor on top and kids around. So electric it was and price for the electric desk was not much more than the pneumatic desk I was looking at.

Assembling was fairly easy but did require about 1h of my time to do it carefully. It's not mentioned in the instructions that you need to drill two holes for the controller. Other than that, it was pretty clear and straightforward. It does require two people to upright it after assembly and put it onto place. It's heavy but not ridiculously so.

I checked almost all standing desk brands on amazon, lkea and costco, and some desk brand website, like

fully desk

flexispot desk

varidesk desk

uplift sit stand desk

solos standing desk

At last I selected a cheap electric adjustable desk at $399(price always matters) and it worked perfectly. That's my story.


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