Gift Guide: The UpDesk Standing Desk Video Review

Short Version

As a connoisseur of the standing desk, I can honestly say that the UpDesk is one of the best I’ve tried. Sure you can get them more cheaply, but this desk uses a built-in, electronic lifting system to allow you to set the perfect height and it can lift 300 pounds with nary a whimper.

Long Version


  • Electronic lifting system
  • Three height presets
  • Easy construction
  • Comes in three sizes: 48-inch, 60-inch, and 72-inch


The UpDesk is…

… a standing desk with a twist. When you get tired (as you inevitably will) you can press a button to raise or lower the desk to your desired height. Shorter folks can set things up just as they like them and taller folks can hit a maximum of 40 inches. As a 6-foot tall standee, the maximum height works perfectly and then I set it to about 29 inches when sitting.

It takes about 20 minutes to build the UpDesk out of the box and anyone with a good power drill and some smarts can set it up in even a confined space. It’s nearly silent and offers a clean, no-nonsense design.

I’ve been using it for about two weeks and I’ve really enjoyed it. Going from sitting to standing takes about a minute and I don’t have to move my computer around or stand at on odd angle on my original standing desk solution. In short, it adds a bit of comfort to my workday and looks just fine amid the wrack and ruin of my home office.

Buy the UpDesk for…

… the weirdo who wants to both sit and stand at his or her computer.


… it takes a certain kind of person to love a standing desk, and that kind of person will love this one.