My impressions after six months with Varidesk standing desk

I was thinking about buying a standing desk for quite some time, but always when I was almost convinced to buy one, I had one unsolved problem: what to do with my old, wooden desk. It is a solid furniture with four drawers where I store many indispensable things and I didn’t want to toss it away. But about six months ago my friend showed me a new furniture in his home office – a VariDesk standing desk. I needed only a few looks to know that I want it too 🙂   varidesk_official

 

Varidesk is a producer of adjustable standing desks that can be placed on any table or desk so you don’t loose your old furniture, you only augment it with standing-desk functionality. Because at work I am using two external 27’‘ monitors I have ordered the largest model named Pro Plus 48. And the first thing I have noticed after package have arrived to my home is that this thing is huge and really heavy.
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I had to help the courier to carry it to the third floor and after unboxing it I really struggled to put it on my desk. But after a few tries I have finally done it and I could start arranging cables to use my new setup.

This is how it looks in sitting mode:
varidesk_sitting

As you can see it is a really large desk, but thanks to this two large monitors fit there easily. Mine are 27’’ but there is still some free room so even two 30+ should be fine. Another good thing is that there is still plenty of space left for your mug of coffee, a notebook or any random stuff you often have on your desk. Varidesk has a special spring-assisted lifting mechanism so even with two monitors on board it can be easily lifted up to standing mode. And changing positions is a matter of only a few seconds.

Materials used to build Varidesk are solid and easy to clean, nothing is creaking, nothing is swinging loose. There are also versions in white colour but I black looked more attractive to me.

Standing mode:

varidesk_standing

Summary

Whole setup is very stable (Varidesk is so heavy for a reason), its height is adjustable (11 different positions) and, what is very important for me, I can still use my old desk and its drawers to store stuff. Additionally it looks really, really impressive in a standing mode. One friend when she saw it for the first time compared it to some kind of center of operations 🙂

So if you are thinking about a standing desk I can recommend Varidesk as a good choice. They offer various models with different sizes and setups so everyone should be able to find something suited to their needs.

  • Krzysztof Ciesielski

    I value this thing mostly for being a perfect “dancing desk” 🙂

  • Łukasz Kamiński

    Very useful article 🙂 Actually your mouse stands out. What’s that?

  • Bartlomiej Filipek

    can you actually stand the whole day? I’ve heard that it’s best to change positions: let say half of the day standing, the other half sitting. But with this solution you cannot easily change the desk back to sitting mode… right?

  • splatch

    Hey Tomek,
    Can you give me some dimensions of your desk height and how tall are you? I see that varidesk lifts keyboard up to 45 cm, but I am curious how it works for someone above 190 cm.

    • Tomasz Dziurko

      Hello

      My original wooden desk is 80,5cm high, keyboard in “sitting mode” is located at 75cm (on the small shelve below main surface of my wooden desk). When I switch to “standing mode” keyboard is at 116cm and that is the highest available position.

      There is 34cm difference between minimum and maximum height of how keyboard could be placed on Varidesk, I counted 80,5 (desk) + 1,5cm thickness of Varidesk. So 116 – 82 gives 34cm. I am around 187cm high.

  • Jakub Dziworsky

    Have you thought about making it even more extreme with a trademill? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jcd5XV4VL8

  • Jakub Dziworski

    Have you thought about making it even more extreme with a trademill? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jcd5XV4VL8