Standing Desk Converter

Standing Desk Converter

According to a study titled “Sick of Sitting,” excessive sitting contributes to obesity, cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes and various forms of cancer. To counteract the problem, it is recommended to reduce the sitting time.

However, this would also mean converting your desk into a ‘standing desk’, which can be expensive and complicated. Fortunately, there’s an easier and less expensive way to do this. Introducing the Stand Up Desk Converter, a device that efficiently transforms part of your workspace into a high desk.

In this article, we’ll give you some standing desk converter suggestions and a buying guide to help you choose the right desk converter. Let’s get to that in a moment.

Portable adjustable aluminum laptop desk

If you are looking for a stand up desk converter that is specially designed for laptops, this is one of your best options. Since these are mostly laptops, the product doesn’t need to include any other devices such as external monitors, speakers and keyboards. As a result you have a very streamlined unit.

The product is also very versatile. Since each leg has three joints that you can rotate and lock, this standing desk converter can be transformed into different shapes. It can hold your laptop while sitting on a couch, lying on a bed, or standing in front of a desk.

The device is also equipped with USB fans to prevent your laptop from overheating.

Premium standing desk converter, from sitting to standing in seconds

This is a standing desk converter that seems to work like magic. In its initial position, the device behaves like a normal tray. However, you can raise the tabletop so the legs extend beyond the base, creating a raised desk. All of this can be done in just a few seconds. No assembly is required either.

The maximum height is 15 inches and the minimum is 2.5 inches. Of course you can adjust the height between maximum and minimum.

With a work surface of 32 x 20 inches, it offers plenty of space for your devices. In fact, this standing desk converter accommodates two monitors.

Computer monitor mounting arm with keyboard tray

This is one of the best products when you are looking for something that takes up the least amount of space. In addition, the robot-like arm gives it a high-tech and modern look.

The device only needs to be attached to the edge of the table. From there, it can then hold a monitor, keyboard, and mouse on the device’s arm. This arm system also offers great flexibility as you can adjust it up and down. You can “swipe” it left or right. In fact, you can easily fold out your monitor, keyboard and mouse when you need more desk space.

As a bonus, the main stand of the device has a USB plug for charging or powering other USB-based devices.

Pneumatically adjustable standing desk converter

This is a stylish desk converter with a lot more options to hide under the hood. It’s a desk that fits from tray to stand, but has top-of-the-line features.

For one, the device is equipped with air cylinders that allow smooth and smooth adjustment. It also features a spring-loaded bumper system that prevents mechanical shock that could damage your electronics.

The maximum height is 32 inches. Even at such heights, the device remains stable thanks to the finely designed legs and base. The device features beveled edges that allow for maximum hand and forearm comfort. The structured surface ensures that your devices do not slip or fall unnecessarily.

Standing Desk Converter

This standing desk converter is a product specially designed to raise your desk effortlessly. The device has a spring system under the desk surface. Squeezing a lever on the left side of the product releases the spring, allowing you to lift the device easily, smoothly and evenly. It also means that the product is very convenient as you don’t have to take your devices off your desk before making any adjustments.

The device can be raised up to 17 inches. With 22 different settings, finding the height that suits you is not a problem. The device also offers space for a monitor and other small desk items (e.g. stapler, tape, pen holder).

Adjustable standing desk converter

The sixth product on our list is a standing desk converter that offers a great combination of style and functionality. The white surface, the natural colors of the aluminum and the slim design give the device an aura of simple elegance. However, not only the aesthetics of the device are a good choice.

The product comes with a two-layer construction once converted to a standing desk. There is one level for the monitor and another for the keyboard and mouse. Such a configuration allows for great comfort and lightness.

Another great feature is the gas spring, which allows for easy adjustment. The spring helps with lift, while the throttle allows for an increasingly smooth transition.

Easy Pull Home Office Standing Desk Converter

This next product is a pull-up style standing desk converter that gives you plenty of space. With a work surface of 31.5 x 20.5 inches, the device even offers space for two monitors, which leave plenty of room for other little things.

The product is a two-layer system. This means there is a primary layer for the monitor and other elements, and a separate layer for the keyboard and mouse. The device has three height settings. The lowest device has a height of 6.3 inches, while when extended it can reach a height of 15.6 inches.

Note that the device does not go completely flat on the lowest setting. Instead, it retains its two-tiered structure, which is ideal for some.

Ergonomically adjustable standing desk converter

The downside to a fancy standing desk converter is the cost. The more demanding it gets, the higher the final price. Some buyers are simply looking for a standing desk converter that works well without the fancy additions. If that sounds like you, this device could be the perfect device.

Despite the lack of fancy features, it covers the essentials beautifully. It features a sleek and elegant design that goes well with most office styles. The height is adjustable and the main work area offers plenty of space. It’s also a two-tier system, which is great for the usual monitor and keyboard combination.

Height-adjustable standing desk

This is a black bar table converter that works without any assembly. The device is a two-tier system, meaning it has a primary and a secondary layer. The product also has eight height settings, which is more than enough for most consumers.

The primary layer offers a lot of space. It offers space for two monitors, a coffee cup and still offers plenty of space. The second level offers comfortable space for keyboard and mouse.

The device is made of high quality materials. The flat surfaces are made of wood, an always beautiful material for desks. The hardware is made of stainless steel, which is a step up from traditional aluminum.

Foldable laptop desk stand

The final product on our list is a standing desk converter designed primarily for portability and versatility. With lightweight materials and a collapsible structure, it’s a unit that you can easily carry anywhere. In addition, it is so flexible that you can adjust the height and tilt of the table.

The legs are firmly connected to the bottom of the table to prevent wobbling. The non-slip rubber on the feet and the mouse stopper on the desk further improve the robustness.

When fully extended, the desk can reach a height of 13 inches. The lowest height setting allows the device to stand at 9.5 inches. In addition to a standing desk, the device can also be used as a reading stand, tablet stand, TV tray or breakfast tray.

So what should you get?

The first thing to do when shopping for a table display is to avoid falling into the trap that there is something for everyone. Everyone has different wants and needs, and you want the one that gives you more benefits with as little downside as possible. With that settled, it’s time to cover some of the finer details.


As you may have noticed, desktop converter prices vary widely. Therefore, it is better to start with a clear budget before considering any single item. If you do it the other way around, you’re probably going to overspend.

Another important point is to make sure you stick to your pre-determined budget.


Height is arguably the most important factor to consider when purchasing a standing desk converter. In most cases, a desktop stand up converter is placed on a regular desk. Therefore, measuring the correct height also depends on the height of the desk.

First, stand in front of the desk where you want to place the product. Then raise your forearm until it reaches a 90 degree angle with your upper arm. While staying in this position, you should measure the distance between your hand and the tabletop to determine the optimal height. When buying a table display, make sure it has height adjustment that takes into account the optimal height you’ve just received.

Note that the 90 degree angle is considered optimal. If the arms and hands are at a higher angle, the standing desk converter is unnecessarily burdened. Such a scenario could result in the device collapsing due to the extra weight. If the angle is less than 90 degrees, your wrist is in an awkward and tense position. Remaining in such a position causes discomfort in the short term and can lead to more serious problems (e.g. tendinitis, arthritis) in the long term.


Another important factor is the device you put on the bar table converter. In most cases it is a combination of laptop or monitor, keyboard and mouse. Standing desk converters are typically designed specifically for one of two purposes. Of course, some devices can handle both. However, compared to a device that specializes in one type of device, it is likely to be more expensive.

Material Basics

The materials used can significantly affect the aesthetics, cost and longevity of the device. As such, it’s a factor that requires more attention than most people would convey.

The conventional materials used to make a standing desk converter are stainless steel, aluminum, wood and plastic. Most often, some types of material are combined into one unit.

Below are some brief notes on the main materials.

  • stainless steel – Durable but can be expensive.
  • aluminum – Lightweight but prone to scratches and dents.
  • Wood – Very nice, but can be expensive.
  • plastic – Very productive, but not long-lasting.

There are other factors to consider when purchasing a device. However, never forget the key points mentioned above, because they serve as a basis for a smart purchase decision.

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