A few years ago, I wrote with joy about an electric sit/stand desk I bought at IKEA. I had heard about the health benefits of a sit-stand desk, and I feel like I enjoyed those benefits for a while.
I’ve held off on saying much about it since then, because the experience ended up being soured by electrical issues. Basically, once a year the wiring on the desk would simply stop working, leaving the the desk in its current position until I could get a replacement. 6 months ago when this annual issue happened, the issue carried over into the motor, and IKEA wouldn’t fix it without a receipt (which I no longer had).
So when I moved, I gave up on the IKEA desk for good and started fresh with the highly-reviewed Uplift desk. While I can’t attest to the longevity of the desk, I can say that I’m loving it so far. It’s big, sturdy, and it looks great.
Most of all, I love the option to set different desk heights. I pretty much just use two of them: sitting and standing, and I can push a number to have the desk revert automatically to those heights (rather than fiddling with the up/down buttons). This was an add-on, but it was well worth it. I’ve also enjoyed the continual core workout of the weird chair I added on.
Have you ever used a sit-stand desk? What do you think, and do you have a brand of choice?