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The Work from Home Era is Here: Get Prepared!

Work-From-Home Essentials: Selecting the Right Standing Desk

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With more of us setting up shop at home, finding the right standing desk can make a world of difference. These desks are key to kicking up your home office productivity. Imagine a desk that not only keeps you on your toes but also fits perfectly into your living space. That's where ergonomic desk solutions come in. They're designed to be just right for your setup, so you can work more comfortably and stay energized. Whether you’re typing away or catching up on emails, a customizable standing desk setup is your best bet for staying sharp and efficient from the comfort of your work from home. In this article, you’ll discover the top picks of standing office desks from Progressive Desk, each fully customizable to suit any office or space.

 

Why Choose a Progressive Desk for Your Home Office

John Titley is a Canadian screenwriter and producer out of Toronto. John compared his hand-made standing desk to the Solo Ryzer standing desk in an honest and comprehensive video. The categories he analyzed were:

  1. Height and Width
  2. The Jello Test (sturdiness)
  3. Adjustment Speed
  4. Building the Desk
  5. Cable Management
  6. Warranty

The Solo Ryzer ended up overcoming the DIY desk in all of the categories – keep reading to find out why! 

Height and Width

Titley says that it is very important for the desk to be “low enough to be comfortable when sitting, and high enough to be comfortable when standing.

  • The DIY desk went up to 48.5” and down to 28.7”.
  • The Solo Ryzer went up to 49.7”and down to 24.4”.

The reason the Solo Ryzer can go lower and higher is down to the fact that they are made with “three-segmented legs which give room to compress and expand.

  • The DIY desks’ width range is 33.4” to 40.16” to 50.7 inches.
  • The Solo Ryzer’s width range is 39.6” to 74”.

In the height and width category, the Solo Ryzer wins!

Solo Ryzer standing desk

 

The Jello Test (Sturdiness)

Does your desk wobble when you write, or if you bump the edge? Using Jello cups and putting them on a plate, John conducted a Jello Test that tested what happened when he bumped the table in different directions to see which one wobbled the most. 

  • The Solo Ryzer at the lowest height of 24.4” had the least amount of wobble, having to forcefully use two hands instead of one to make the Jello move.
  • On the other hand, both desks had a wobble at their highest settings. But the DIY desk had the Jello absolutely dancing, while the Solo Ryzer’s Jello was mild in comparison.

Therefore, Progressive Desk wins again!

Adjustment Speed

How fast does each desk get from sitting to standing? John measured this in two ways. First without weight; second with his weight on the table. These times were all taken five times, with the average of the five as the final result.

  • Without weight, the DIY desk raised in 14.55 seconds and lowered in 17.90 seconds.
  • The Solo Ryzer raised in 13.74 seconds and lowered in 13.65 seconds!

 

  • With his 210 lbs on the DIY desk, it slowed down to raising in 18.62 seconds and lowering in 17.29 seconds.
  • The Progressive Desk didn’t slow down at all!

By the results of the test, Progressive Desk wins this category!

Building the Desk

As John sourced elements of his DIY desk from different suppliers, this definitely added to the build time due to finding compatible tabletops and accessories. As the Solo Ryzer comes with everything needed for a full standing desk, it made the experience fast and easy. Plus, each Progressive Desk standing desk comes with comprehensive instructions and a full step-by-step assembly video!

Progressive Desk wins again!

Solo Ryzer by Progressive Desk

 

Cable Management

John did cover cable management but since as those are added accessories, we will briefly cover the results. Progressive Desk has plenty of accessories for hiding cords and providing more outlet space on the desk itself. Some complimentary Progressive Desk accessories are a must-have for your work-from-home desk setup.

Warranty

Warranty is very important when making a big purchase like this, so this is another element John focused on.

  • The DIY desk had so many different parts that had different warranties. The frame had a 3-year warranty, while the tabletop had a 10-year limited warranty.
  • Progressive Desk’s warranty on the Solo Ryzer legs, tabletop, and accessories are all 15 years. Not only is it longer than any of the DIY desk warranties, but the convenience of only having to call one phone number for all the desk items is outstanding.

The convenience and length of the Solo Ryzer’s warranty wins this category.

As the trial came to an end, it is crystal clear which desk is the winner. The Solo Ryzer won in every category, with John recommending it as an amazing home office desk. Yes, the Solo Ryzer is pricier than the DIY desk however, John believes that the investment is truly worth it.

The Best Options for Home Office Desks

Progressive Desk has ideal standing desks for a home office. Choose one of these options for the best remote-work desk setup, from affordably, minimalist options to more premium standing desk options!

Finding the Perfect Fit: Standing Desk Options

Corner Ryzer

The Corner Ryzer is a great home office computer desk with adjustable desk-top side lengths to fit your space. Desktops come in a variety of different shades including cool white, white birch, sunset teak, dark oak, and midnight maple. If you’re looking for a great work from home desk setup, there is room for a desktop without looking cluttered.

Corner Ryzer by Progressive Desk
Dimensions:
  • Adjustable width: 42.5” - 70.9”
  • Adjustable height: 23.6” - 49.1”
  • One-piece tabletop: 59” x 59”
  • Two-piece tabletop: Various combinations

 

Pros of the Corner Ryzer:
  • The secondary frame can be mounted right-handed or left-handed.
  • Triple motors
  • Adjustable glides
  • Weight capacity of 330 lbs
  • Collision detection
  • Seamless remote control mounted on the desk
  • 15-year warranty
  • Free shipping
  • Easy assembly
  • Quiet operation
The Cons:
  • Some tabletop colors are only available in certain sizes
  • Comes in two packages that may arrive separately

Solo Ryzer

The Solo Ryzer has a simple sleek design that is great for a small home office desk. This will give you the functionality of a standing home office desk with a minimalist style.

Solo Ryzer standing desk by Progressive Desk

 

Dimensions:
  • Adjustable width: 39.6” - 74.0”
  • Adjustable height: 23.6” - 49.1”
  • Tabletop size: 30” x 48”/60”/72” long
The Pros of the Solo Ryzer:
  • Dual motors
  • Collision detection safety feature
  • Weight capacity of 270 lbs
  • Adjustable glides
  • 3 stage adjustment of height
  • 15-year warranty
  • Free Shipping!
  • Easy Assembly
  • Quiet Operation
  • Seamless Remote Control
Cons:
  • Comes in two packages that may arrive separately

Prime Ryzer

The Prime Ryzer is less expensive than the Solo Ryzer but still provides amazing functionality. It has a sleek style just like the Solo Ryzer and is a great small home office desk.

Prime Ryzer

 

Dimensions:
  • Adjustable width: 36.7" - 54.7"
  • Adjustable height: 27.6" - 46.9"
  • Tabletop size: 42” x 24”, 42/48/60” x 30”, 55” x 28”
Pros to the Prime Ryzer:
  • Adjustable glides
  • 15-year warranty
  • Easy assembly
  • Quiet operation
  • Dual-motor system
  • Custom design
  • Weight capacity 220 lbs
Cons:
  • Comes in two packages that may arrive separately

Mini Ryzer

The Mini Ryzer is a compact, electric standing desk with a square 30” x 30” tabletop that's perfect for any spot in your home or office. It's super versatile and easy to move around, making it great for different uses and spaces. The desk comes with a sturdy frame, a durable tabletop, and a remote control for easy adjustments, making it an ideal choice for anyone looking for a reliable and adaptable workspace solution.

Dimensions:
  • Adjustable height: 23.1" - 48.6"
  • Tabletop size: 30” x 30”
Pros to the Mini Ryzer:
  • Three column stages
  • Black or white frame
  • Compact and versatile
  • Quiet operation
  • Multifunctional use
  • Weight capacity 180 lbs
Cons:
  • May not have enough space to accommodate monitors or other workspace essentials.

FAQ

How do standing desks improve work-from-home productivity?

Standing desks can significantly boost work-from-home productivity by promoting better posture and increased energy levels. By alternating between sitting and standing, you can reduce fatigue and maintain focus throughout the day.

 

Can standing desks help reduce work-related stress and discomfort?

Yes, standing desks can help alleviate work-related stress and discomfort by encouraging regular movement and improving ergonomics. This shift can reduce the strain on your back and neck, commonly caused by prolonged sitting.

 

What features should I look for in a standing desk for my home office?

When choosing a standing desk for your home office, look for adjustable height features, sufficient workspace, and stability. An ideal desk will offer smooth height transitions and have enough room to accommodate your essential work items comfortably.

 

 

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a reliable, high-quality, and well-functioning standing desk, why not invest in something that will last? All of our standing desks have been developed by our in-house engineers, and you will be given continuous support seven days a week. Have any queries? Contact us and we’d be delighted to help!

Nataliia Borysko

Content Copywriter at Progressive Automations, Progressive Desk, and Progressive Bed
Nataliia is a passionate writer with immense love for languages and a dual academic background in linguistics and marketing. On her career journey, Nataliia has worked as a product marketer, a competitive intelligence analyst, and a marketing content writer for multinational companies.
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