If you're looking for a fast and affordable way to convert to a standing desk, then an adjustable desk riser is probably your best option. Relative to other sit to stand products, desk risers are affordable, easy to install, and relatively light to ship.
But the industry for these pop-up desk risers has grown drastically over the last 6-7 years, and so have your options. So we've put together this simple guide to help you find the right model of standing desk riser for you.
A desk riser is typically described as a miniature desk surface that sits on top of your desk, and allows you to alternate between sitting and standing. They typically come with a 2-tiered design - an upper surface for your monitors, and a lower surface for your keyboard tray. Most desk risers are adjustable from about 6" high at the bottom, to a max height of 16" - 20" for standing.
This category of desktop converter was initially created by Varidesk circa 2012, and has since grown to include dozens of different manufacturers and styles, designed to fit all types of need and budget.
Desk risers are great because they're easy to get started with, and extremely affordable. By nature, most desk risers require little to no assembly - just place them on top of your desk and you're ready to sit and stand as you desire. No designers, architects, or color matching required.
And at a fraction of the cost of a typical standing desk, it's not wonder that desk risers out-sell full standing desks by about 10 to 1.
Admittedly, choosing the right desk riser can seem daunting at the beginning. With so many options, how can you narrow down to the best model for you? That's where we come in! Below, we've broken all desk risers into smaller categories, to help you decide which type is right for you. Identify the model that best suits your needs, click the link, and let us guide you to your perfect sit to stand desk riser.
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