Portable Stand Up Desks, for Healthier Living
Who needs portable stand up desks? The short answer is that almost anybody that wants to improve their health and well-being! The proven dangers of spending too much time sitting down mean that a growing number of people are opting for the benefits that a stand up desk can bring. Obviously if you tend to work in a variety of different locations, a portable stand up desk makes sense, but what about people who only use one office for work, or use screens mainly at home? Portable stand up desks give you the freedom to easily relocate your work or games to wherever you want, without giving up your opportunity to stand. If you work from home, why not take your portable desk on to the patio when the weather’s good? When other members of the household are invading your space, get some privacy by quickly and easily moving your desk to a more secluded location! With frequent office moves and hot desking both common features of the contemporary workplace, portable stand up desks enable you to work almost anywhere. To help you pick a portable stand up desk that offers excellent value-for-money and great versatility, we’ve identified four that tick all the right boxes.
Constructed from lightweight aluminum and benefiting from strong, fully adjustable legs that can be set to your individual requirements, this laptop desk features USB powered CPU cooling fans that can provide effective cooling quietly. The desk is suitable for use when sitting, standing or lying in bed. In addition to being a cost-effective and highly functional portable stand up desk, it can also work as a tray, side table, book table and many other uses.
- Mouse pad and optional laptop securing clips are included
- Weighs 3.9lbs
- Money-back guarantee
Slightly lighter than the Executive Office model (3.3lb as against 3.9lb), the major advantage of this portable stand up desk is that the surface tilts up to 30 degrees. The surface tilt allows more comfortable working for many people, including those with hand or shoulder problems. Changes in height are achieved through two auto-lock buttons on each side. Highly versatile, this table can be used generically as well as to hold a laptop.
- Engineered wood surface with metal legs
- Stable design
- Measures 20.5” x 11.8” x 0.3”
In contract to the previous two items, the X-Elite is designed to sit on top of an existing desk, providing the additional height needed to work standing up. If you normally sit at a conventional desk, this is a straight-forward method of getting the height you need. The X-Elite is easily adjustable and features a generous work surface (28” x 20”) as well as a manual pump adjuster that makes height setting effortless.
- Comes fully assembled
- Steel legs, particle board surface
- Range of colors available
A straight-forward desk converter, the Uptrak simply stands on your desk to add height. Fine adjustment is made through a simple locking lever system. There is plenty of room for both a monitor and a keyboard, as well as the facility to mount a compatible monitor vertically. This item weights 15lb, so it’s best used in one location to vary desk height, rather than moved from one place to another on a regular basis.
- Small footprint so it’s ideal for more compact desks
- User-friendly design
- Can convert a desk from sitting to standing in less than a minute
Depending on your needs, one of these items is probably going to work well for you. If portability and versatility are your priorities, one of the budget priced, low weight portable stand up desks is probably going to be best. If you’re looking for a way to rapidly transform your desk from a sitting environment to one that’s ideal to work while standing, the X-Elite or the Uptrak could be better options. Whichever you decide on, the health benefits of working standing where possible mean that purchasing a suitable stand up desk is always a good investment.