We all know by now that standing while working is healthier than sitting. But if you don’t have the cash for a whole new desk, check out rldh’s walnut and birch stand, which gives you a perfect standing work platform for your laptop and external keyboard on a budget.
Make It shows off a very impressive DIY build project – a substantial desk made from reclaimed pallet wood. It features a hidden compartment in its top for storing his laptop, keeping it out of sight when not in use. There’s also a space for hiding a power strip.
The De-sk is a modular workstation that features different types of slats that can be fitted on a steel frame. There’s a slat with a power strip, one with a monitor mount, one with a hole for cables and so on. You can resize and customize the desk anytime by switching slats.
Set up shop wherever your travels may take you with Pelican’s mobile office. This folding military-grade field desk offers two large work surfaces, two 6-outlet power strips, six drawers for storage, including two that can be locked. Also available as a single desk.
FPM’s Bank Workstation looks like premium luggage, but it’s actually a portable workspace that comes with a folding chair. It also has an extendable desktop and four drawers. For those who need somewhere to rest instead of work, the Bank Collection also has a portable bed.
A motorized standing desk that not only can automatically adjust its height, but its built-in tablet provides fitness and health feedback, and also works as an AI-powered digital personal assistant which can interact with other smart devices. Full tech specs and dimensions here.
MOVI lets you convert standard desks into standing desks. Its electronic lift can be adjusted in 0.5″ increments and go up to 18″ high. You can save your preferred height on the control panel, which also has a USB charging port. Its 45″ wide surface is made of bamboo.
Stay focused and discreet while working with Uplift Desk’s Acoustic Privacy Panel. It’s a dense polyester fiber board that clamps on the back or sides of your desk to dampen noise. It can also be used like a corkboard. It comes with clamps that fit on desktops up to 1.75″ thick.
Say goodbye to your cheap knockdown IKEA desk, and replace it with this substantial piece of home office furniture from What We Make. It’s handbuilt from reclaimed hardwoods and steel, has a large 72″ x 30″ work surface, three drawers, and a printer cabinet w/ roll-out tray.
A brilliantly simple alternative to big standing desks, the compact (25″ x 15″) Deskview laptop desk uses giant suction cups to instantly cling to any smooth surface. Slap it up on a window for an instant office with a view – assuming your office manager doesn’t freak out.
Lian Li’s DK-04 electronic standing desk doubles as a gaming PC chassis. It has tons of cooling, room for an mATX or ATX motherboard, GPUs up to 320mm long, and up to eight 3.5″ or 2.5″ drives. Its height can be adjusted from 27″ to 46″. Drops 5/10/16 for $1500.
Jonathan Morrison put together a modern, minimalist and crazy expensive desk setup that fits the style of fellow tech reviewer MKBHD. Skip to 4:39. The highlight is definitely the angular Furtif desk. Check out the video’s description for links to the showcased products.
Kagen Schaefer makes complex wooden puzzles. One of them is a desk that has over 20 puzzles and hidden compartments, which when solved give you pieces of sheet music. Put that together, play the notes on the built-in pipe organ and you’ll open a final secret drawer.