8 Standing Desks To Boost Your WFH Productivity

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Struggling to build your workstation again at home? Many of us have coped with our desks and added contraptions like laptop stands while others have survived by stacking thick books on top of each other. But despite all of that if you are still experiencing stiff necks, back aches and overall lethargy, then perhaps it’s time to explore standing desks! From ErgoEdge to Omnidesk and portable standing desks that you can bring around the home with you, we’ve collated the best standing desks in Singapore to make work from home less painful and more enjoyable!

Benefits of the best standing desks in Singapore

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First things first, what is a standing desk? Most standing desks are motorised and come with buttons and dials that allow you to increase their height so that you can comfortably stand while working. How long should you stand at a standing desk per day? According to health and wellness site Healthline, research has shown that 1:1 or 2:1 sitting versus standing time is recommended. That means that you should aim to stand for one hour or at least 30 minutes of standing time for every one hour you sit.

These height adjustable tables in Singapore can cost anywhere between $300 to over $1000, hence it’s no surprise then people usually ask ‘are standing desks worth it?’. In short the answer is yes as there are many advantages of using a standing desk. According to Healthline, standing desks may:

  • Help burn calories

Burning calories can prevent you from putting on weight. Studies have shown that for the same amount of time you spend sedentary while working, you could have burnt close to 170 additional calories while standing and working. 

  • Reduce back pain

It’s no secret that prolonged sitting can add stress to your back, neck and shoulders. Standing while working has shown to reduce lower back and upper neck pain significantly.

  • Improve mood and productivity

Studies have also shown that standing while working reduces fatigue and improves overall energy. This improves mood which in turn can have a positive impact on productivity levels. Working from home can also cause many of us to lead a more sedentary working lifestyle. We may not have the reason to get up and walk around as when in the office. Hence standing desks are one of the best ways to incorporate movement into our work from home setup.

Types of standing desks in Singapore

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Standing desks can be split into two main types — electric and manual ones. Electric standing desks have built-in motors for one-touch height control. Meanwhile, manual standing desks will need you to work your muscles and crank the mechanism to alter the height. Each type of standing desk has its own pros and cons, so be sure to find out more below before buying!

Types Electric Standing Desk Manual Standing Desk
Pros
  • Can withstand heavier weight
  • Built-in power outlets for your computer peripherals (some models)
  • Memory preset ability
  • No physical strain
  • Doesn’t require electricity
  • More affordable
  • No risks of motor fault
  • No motor noise
Cons
  • Costly
  • Motor noise
  • Require electricity
  • Doesn’t hold as much weight
  • Require energy to lift
  • Awkward handle placement (some models)

 

Which is the best standing desk in Singapore for you?

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The best standing desks in Singapore depend very much on the height range, weight limit and also the price point you’re comfortable with. Choose from electric standing desks to manual ones and sneaky desk converters (check out bonus item #8) for those who don’t want to get rid of their current desks!

Standing Desk Height Range (cm) Weight Limit  Noise (when adjusting desk height) Controller Function
Electric standing desk Omnidesk Pro 2020 60 to 125cm 130kg ~63.6dB 4 memory presets
EverDesk+ Max 60 to 120cm 120kg <50dB 4 memory presets & Health Coach function
Flight™ Pro Motorized Height Adjustable Table 64 to 129cm 120kg <50dB 4 memory presets
ORION Basic Electric Standing Desk 73 to 123cm 50kg <50dB 4 memory presets
Xiaomi Squirrey Electric Height Adjustable Smart Desk 73 to 123cm 50kg ~50dB 4 memory presets
Manual standing desk Hollin 8 Ergonomic Table  77 to 106.5cm 60kg Almost no sound as powered by a pneumatic lifting mechanism
[DEKOREA] Manual Standing Desk 74cm to 118cm 120kg <50dB
Flight™ Manual Hand Crank Height Adjustable Table 69 to 113cm  80kg

Best electric standing desks in Singapore
1. Omnidesk Pro 2020

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If you’ve been browsing standing desk listings for a while now, then chances are you’ve come across Omnidesk, another local brand that’s made impressive inroads with the work from home crowd! Their Omnidesk Pro 2020 (available on Omnidesk) might have a hefty price tag but the build and design beget it. 

For starters, the option of the curved desk allows you to position your arms in a more natural way without hitting the edges of a straight desk. You’ll also appreciate the micro-textured coat surface on this Omnidesk that’s designed for easy mouse tracking so the whole table is essentially a trackpad! Another USP of this Omnidesk is its ease of self-assembly. With cable management trays, you can secure all your cables away for a neater configuration. Amp up your setup with monitor arms and PC holders from the brand too. Bonus: We also spy a height adjustable Mini Desk (available on Omnidesk) for the little ones to enjoy the benefits of the best standing desks in Singapore.

Check out this video if you’re keen on assembling the Omnidesk on your own: 

2. EverDesk+ Max

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This list of best standing desks in SIngapore is not complete without ErgoEdge. This local brand has been in the spotlight for manufacturing ergonomic height adjustable tables in Singapore that have revolutionised work from home! The EverDesk+ Max (available on ErgoEdge) comes with a dual motor (meaning both legs are motorised), has a weight limit of 120kg and height range of 60cm to 124cm. It also boasts custom memory control functions meaning you can select any of the four present heights with a single click of a button. 

In addition, it comes with a built-in Health Coach which provides reminders for you to sit or stand at regular intervals! That’s not all! This adjustable table in Singapore also comes with Unigroove design — an ergonomic cut that allows your cables to run up to the tabletop without causing a gap between the desk and the wall! The Unigroove design also allows you to hide unsightly cables, dock your phones and tablets and add on peripherals such as a monitor stand to amp up your workspace however you like!

Sometimes, you’ve got to see it to believe it. Check out this EverDesk+ Max desk in action here:

3. Flight Pro Motorized Height Adjustable Table

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The sturdy build of this Flight Pro Motorize Height Adjustable Table (available on Flight.TM) won us over! It boasts well-made spindles for smooth adjustability, a 65cm long footplate and 2.5cm thick table top that’s scratch and water resistant. The table’s height adjustment functions are also less than 50dB (lower than the sound of conversation at home) and comes with preset controllers so you don’t have to waste extra time figuring out the perfect height for you.

In addition, the desk is designed with a chamfered edge or 45-degree slope on all four sides of the table. If you’ve kids running in and out of your study then this might be one of the safest and best standing desks in Singapore to invest in!

4. ORION Basic Electric Standing Desk

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This has got to be the best looking standing desks in Singapore! The ORION Basic Electric Standing Desk (available on TakeAseat) boasts two stylish wooden designs alongside classic black and white ones to match your home office interiors. However, one thing to note is that the table can only withstand a maximum load of 50kg, hence it’s not ideal if you’re looking to pack heavy monitors and other paraphernalia on it. Otherwise, if you’re going for a minimalist workstation with just your laptop and stationery then this desk could be the one for you!

5. Xiaomi Squirrey Electric Height Adjustable Smart Desk

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Is your house equipped with loads of Xiaomi smart products? If that’s the case, you need to get a Xiaomi Squirrey Electric Height Adjustable Smat Desk (available on 131Express) to complete your setup! This is one of the most budget-friendly electric adjustable tables in Singapore. It featured four height memory presets and a large tabletop surface of 120cm by 60cm. The built-in anti-collision system prevents the tablet from ascending or descending when an obstacle is in place, making it the best standing desks in Singapore for homes with young children.

Best manual standing desks in Singapore (<$500)

5. Hollin 8 Ergonomic Table

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Need a standing desk that you can set up in any part of your home? The Hollin 8 Ergonomic Table (available on Hollin Furniture Official Store) is one of the best standing desks in Singapore to do that with! Although it doesn’t have the ease of controller functions like in motorised standing desks, you can easily adjust the height on this portable standing desk by pressing a lever on the side of the table. It operates via pneumatic lifting (or air powered), meaning there’ll be almost no sound when you adjust the height of this table.

We love how you can set this table up anywhere! Lower it to use as a bedside table or lift it higher when you want to stand and work. Do you fear that a mobile standing table might not be as stable as a motorised desk? Think again! Its V-shaped legs and aluminum alloy finish allow the table to easily take up to 60kg of weight. The caster wheels are also lockable so you can rest assured that this table won’t ‘roll away’ when you leave your desk for a break.

6. [DEKOREA] Manual Standing Desk

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Manual height adjustable tables in Singapore are relatively cheaper compared to their motorised counterparts. Hence if you’re on a budget, the [DEKOREA] Manual Standing Desk (available on Dekorea) variations going for less than $500 will be the perfect addition to your work from home setup. The (hidden) manual crack frame will allow you to adjust the height of the table easily and without creating much noise. The best part is, it comes with free delivery and installation so you can start working on this table almost immediately!

7. Flight Manual Standing Desk

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Prefer the manual standing desk option over electrical ones? Then this Flight Manual Hand Crank Height Adjustable Table (available on Flight.TM) will surely catch your fancy. Apart from the desk’s easy-to-use hand crank, furniture geeks will also appreciate the engineering that went into building this desk. The table’s legs are powered by synchronous telescopic spindles, manufactured by German company, Ketterer. The company specialises in height adjustable spindles (or table legs) for you to enjoy a smooth height adjustment every time you crank it up or down. The sturdy slope designed footplate together with an anti slip base leveler lend this height adjustable table in Singapore a sturdy, reliable build.

Bonus: Desk converters

8. Arccoil 32 inch Converter Table Riser

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Is your current table not a height adjustable desk but otherwise works completely fine? Guess what! You can still enjoy the benefits of the best standing desks in Singapore by converting your existing desk into a standing one! Simply place the Arccoil 32 inch Converter Table Riser (available on Arccoil Official Store) onto your existing desk and transition from sitting to standing whenever you feel like it. Position your laptop on the higher tier and your keyboard on the lower tier. Ensure that the laptop is at eye level when you’re seated for a comfortable work experience. When you want to stand, use the gas spring system to prop up the desk converter so you can stand and work!

Say bye to strained necks with the best standing desks in Singapore

Create a conducive and comfortable work environment for yourself with these best standing desks in Singapore. When you do transition from standing to sitting, make sure you’re as comfortable. Learn about the best office chairs to adjust your posture and the best office chair back support to cushion your lower back when you’re pulling longer hours. Alternatively, check out more of your home & living necessities with our Shopee Home collection!

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