Uplift Desks & Chairs Review: Your Best Choice?

Uplift Desks & Chairs Review: Your Best Choice?

Uplift Desks & Chairs Review: Your Best Choice?

I’ve written extensively about leading standing desk brands such as Jarvis, Flexispot, and Varidesk.

So it’s only fair that I review another leading player in the market- Uplift.

Getting the perfect ergonomic workstation for your home or office can be quite challenging.

In this article we take a look at the Uplift range of products which include standing desks, ergonomics chairs, stools, and other accessories.

So how does Uplift stack up to its competitors? Find out my honest opinion below.

UPLIFT Desk V2 Bamboo Standing Desk

UPLIFT Desk V2 Bamboo Standing Desk

  • Solid bamboo desktop.
  • Cable management system.
  • Dual motor set-up.
  • One-touch height adjustment.

The Uplift Bamboo standing desk has a very natural look that should fit well both in your home and your office. It has a 1” thick Bamboo desktop that is sturdy and will hold up to 355 lbs of weight.

The desk is 25.5’’ tall at its minimum capacity and can be lifted up to 51.5” with the help of 2 motors. There are also 2 grommets in the back that will help you manage multiple cables.

Even at its highest point, this Bamboo desk is still stable and won’t wobble. Under the desk you get a few mounting points where you can hook different accessories.

Advanced Features

What we really liked is the advanced keypad that Uplift has placed conveniently at the front of the desk.

You’ll be able to program up to 4 preferred heights, so if the desk is used by 2 people they’ll be able to easily switch it to their desired height.

Warranty

The manufacturer offers a solid 7-year-warranty for the Bamboo standing desk which is superior to most other brands on the market.

The only thing we didn’t like was the lack of cross support system that would give the frame additional stability.

What We Like

  • High weight capacity.
  • Large and sturdy desktop.
  • Cable management system.

What We Don’t Like

  • Lack of a cross support system.

UPLIFT Desk - V2 White Eco Curve Standing Desk

UPLIFT Desk - V2 White Eco Curve Standing Desk

  • Ergonomic curved desktop.
  • 48 Accessory mounting points.
  • Cable management system.
  • Weight capacity of 355 lbs.

The Eco Curve standing desk is very similar to the Bamboo desk as it is also powered by dual motors and can also hold up to 355 lbs of weight.

The dual motors provide a smooth and quiet movement while changing the height of your desk and the advanced keypad is a great addition that lets you memorize various heights between 25.5’’ and 51.5’’.

Desktop Design

The main difference in this model is the desktop shape, width, and material.

The desktop is 0.75 inches thick, made with 100% recycled medium-density fibreboard that is powder coated and UV cured to achieve a stronger finish that lasts longer than paint.

It also features a curved cut-out in the front with beveled edges. This gives you easier access to your work environment and makes it easier to type by reducing the pressure on your wrists.

Additional Features & Warranty

Additionally, this model features a smart cable management system, plus the frame under the desktop offers 48 mounting points where you can attach different desk accessories.

Uplift offers a 7-year-warranty on this model as well.

What We Like

  • Sturdy and stable frame.
  • Height management keypad.
  • Cable management system.
  • Ergonomic desktop cut-out.

What We Don’t Like

  • Lack of cross-support system on the frame.

Getting a standing desk can be quite the investment, so if you’re not sure if that type of set up would work for you, you can always give it a try (for a fraction of the cost) with the UPLIFT standing desk converters.

These converters will allow you to keep your favorite work-desk, while still being able to stand while you work.

The UPLIFT brand is well-known for its durable products that offer a large weight capacity.

UPLIFT Desk - E7 Electric Standing Desk Converter

The E7 electric desk converter has a strong steel frame that allows for a large capacity of 110 lbs.

It comes with 2 platforms and a single monitor holder.

The lower tray in this desk converter is detachable and can hold a standard-sized keyboard and a mouse. The main tray features a built-in keypad that memorizes your preferred height.

Additional accessory & Setup

If you’re in need of two monitors for your work set-up you can always opt for the dual monitor arm accessory.

The best part is you won’t need any tools to use the E7 desk converter. Simply set it up on top of your desk, and you’re ready to go.

Uplift Desk - Riser Standing Desk Converter

The Riser desk converter is not electric, but you still won’t have to do any heavy lifting. This item works with the help of a pneumatic counterbalance system.

All you have to do is pull a lever and lift it or lower it to your preferred height. The lever is easy to maneuver and doesn’t require any force. You can stop it at any desired point.

Unlike the E7, you only get 28.6 lbs of weight capacity, so this desk converter would be best for a smaller sized work set-up.

Adjustability

The Riser comes with 2 platforms. The 27’’ keyboard tray will fit a normal-sized keyboard and a mouse, but if you don’t need it you can remove it and use the main platform for your laptop.

Uplift gives you the option to choose between a free-standing model that requires no tools and sits on top of your desk, or a clamp mount option which features a keyboard tray that goes below your desk.

Uplift Desk - E3 Compact Stand Up Desk Converter

The E3 desk converter was made for people on the go and is only 1’’ tall when closed. This is perfect for people that wish to set up a standing desk, literally anywhere.

You can set it up on your work desk, your kitchen counter, or even in a coffee shop.

The E3 compact converter features a spacious 26.8’’ single platform that you can carry around. Its weight capacity is only 11 lbs and it would not work with monitor arms.

Convenient Setup & Weight

To raise it you simply lift it up, and to lower it you push down on it. The entire set-up weighs 10.5 lbs and it has the potential to become a perfect companion that you take everywhere you go.

We noticed a lot of office workers, teachers, and sales agents among the happy customers.

UPLIFT Desk - Mobile Standing Converter

The mobile standing converter looks like an extended monitor arm that is clamped to your existing work desk. It allows you to switch between sitting and standing in one easy motion.

Although it looks simple, it comes with a wide range of additional features like 2 USB ports on the base, and a built-in cable management system that will keep your desk nice and tidy.

Its weight capacity is 15.4 lbs and with its 360 degrees of display rotation range, you‘re sure to look more than presentable at school or company meetings.

UPLIFT Vert Ergonomic Office Chair

You will love the look & adjustability of this ergonomic Vert chair.

The dynamic back of this chair resembles a human spine that literally moves as you move.

This chair gives you added lumbar support that can be further adjusted according to your needs and has a mesh back that keeps your body cool.

The seat is cushioned, comfortable and can be adjusted for height, together with the armrests. You get 2’’ of height adjustability for both the seat and the armrests.

This model will hold users up to 250 lbs of weight and is intended for comfortable and ergonomic sitting.

UPLIFT Desk Starling Stool

The Starling stool was made to follow your sit-stand work routine. The seat can be tilted up to 10 degrees in all directions and it swivels for 360 degrees.

The seat’s edge features a waterfall design that helps relieve pressure and improves leg circulation.

Unlike other models on the market this one comes with a seat handle so you can conveniently move it from one place to the next, and with its weight of 11 lbs, moving it should be a breeze.

This active stool features a large base for stability and safety and will hold users up to 297 lbs of weight.

UPLIFT Desk Ergonomic Kneeling Chair

If you wish to alleviate the pressure on your back and improve your circulation while actively sitting, give the UPLIFT kneeling chair a try.

The frame is made of birch wood that not only looks good but also allows you to rock gently while you work. This will be especially helpful to users that struggle to maintain focus.

The concept behind this chair is to allow proper alignment to your neck, shoulders, and back while also keeping you productive.

This chair will give you the feeling of wanting to sit up straight, keeping your posture in check while you work.

Both the seat and split kneepads are padded and comfortable. This active chair weighs only 14 pounds and will hold up to 200 lbs of weight.

UPLIFT Desk - E3 Under Desk Exercise Bike

The E3 under desk exercise bike was made for people that wish to stay physically active while being productive at the same time.

This exercise bike can be used with a standing desk and comes with 8 levels of resistance. People that wish to stay productive will usually use levels 1-4, while 5-8 will provide a bigger challenge for your leg muscles.

The seat surface is wider than most similar models on the market and will be useful for users from 5’1’’ up to 6’3’’ tall.

You also get a built-in LCD display that will help you monitor calories burned as well as speed and distance. Who said work can’t be fun?

Uplift Desk - Large Bamboo Keyboard Tray

If you wish to have the most correct ergonomic set-up while you work, this bamboo keyboard tray will help achieve that goal.

The design was made with the user in mind and it can be mounted under your desk.

The gel padding has two functions, it prevents objects from slipping down, and it gives your wrists much-needed support while you type.

The bamboo tray can be further tilted depending on your preference. It is 27’’ wide and 11.5’’ deep and will hold a standard keyboard and a mouse. Its weight limit is 10 lbs.

UPLIFT Desk - Range Dual Monitor Arm

People wishing to have a dual monitor set up on their desk without sacrificing space, will find the UPLIFT Range dual monitor arm very useful.

The monitor arm can be clamped on your desk, or it can be mounted with bolts, depending on your needs.

The clamp can be attached to desks that are 0.75’’ to 3.75’’ thick. You’ll be able to adjust the tilt of the monitors, rotate them from landscape to portrait set-up, or swivel them to 360 degrees.

The maximum weight limit per monitor is 17.5 lbs, but judging by customer experience it’s better to stay within 14 lbs per monitor.

This monitor arm comes with a safety locking mechanism that prevents the screens from fully extending and hitting the wall. Plus, it’s extremely easy to switch monitors with a quick-release VESA clip.

Flexispot

About the company

Flexispot is a US brand that’s passionate about active working. Their team of engineers have successfully created various products that boost your health while allowing you to stay productive.

Their line of ergonomic products include height-adjustable desks, exercise bikes, and ergonomic monitor mounts.

Most popular products

FlexiSpot M2B Standing Desk Converter

The M2B standing desk converter can be placed on top of your existing desk and rises vertically taking up very little space.

You lift it with the help of a single handle which is easy to move. The work surface is comprised of 1 main platform that will accommodate 2 screens.

Underneath you get a quick release keyboard tray that will accommodate a standard-sized keyboard and a mouse. The entire desk can be positioned at 12 different height levels.

This product has been certified by the American Chiropractic Association.

FlexiSpot Electric Height Adjustable Desk

The FlexiSpot sit-stand desk offers a large workspace that’s 55’’ long and 28’’ wide. The height adjustments are made with the help of an electric motor that moves at 1’’ per second.

The frame is made of strong steel that will support up to 154 lbs of weight.

With the desk you also get a built-in keypad that will allow you to memorize 3 different height settings, and will play alerts for you when you need to switch your working stance.

The only thing some customers had an issue with is that it gets a bit wobbly on the highest setting.

For more information on various FlexiSpot products visit our FlexiSpot reviews  https://ergonomicshealth.com/flexispot-reviews.

Varidesk

About the company

Vari is a company that ‘elevates workspaces’  and do planning for you, for free!

The idea for this company was born out of the founder trying to help out a colleague who needed to work standing due to back problems.

Fast-forward a few years later, Vari is an award-winning company that creates more productive workspaces all over the world.

They have a special 30-day risk free return policy which we think is absolutely fair.

Most popular products

VariDesk Pro Plus Standing Desk Converter

The VariDesk pro plus comes completely ready to use. All you need to do is get it out of the box and place it on your desk.

This model comes with 2 large platforms. The main platform can hold 2 monitors, and the keyboard tier has enough room for a keyboard, a mouse, and some additional items.

The base of VariDesk is weighted, meaning it will not wobble on any height setting. Its spring-loaded lift and double handle design make it super-easy to lift or lower.

You’ll be able to choose between 11 height settings. The keyboard tray doesn’t have a quick-release option, but you can unscrew it if needed.

Vari Electric Standing Desk 48

The Vari electric standing desk can be lifted from 25.5’’ to 50.5’’ high with the help of a powerful motor.

You also get 3 programmable height settings for multiple users. The frame is made of heavy-duty steel with a laminate finish.

The company has included a stability crossbar that holds everything in place at any height.

Space & Assembly

The desk space is 48’’x30’’ which is pretty spacious and comes with a cable management tray. If you need more room feel free to add a monitor arm to this desk.

Assembly is easy and literally takes minutes. This desk will hold up to 200 lbs worth of items.

For more information on various Varidesk reviews follow this link https://ergonomicshealth.com/varidesk-reviews/.

Jarvis By Fully

About the company

The Fully brand first made its appearance on the market 25 years ago with a vision for a ‘human-centered approach to the workplace’.

The founder of the company David Kahl suffered from lower back pain which disappeared soon after he started using his own Capisco chair.

Ever since then this company is fully devoted to creating healthier workspaces for all.

Most popular products

Jarvis Bamboo Electric Adjustable Height Sit Stand Desk

The Jarvis bamboo sit-stand desk is motorized and can be adjusted from 23.75’’ to 49.25’’ of height.

The desktop is made of environmentally conscious bamboo that was grown without pesticides and comes with two cable management grommets.

At the front you’ll find a digital display that can memorize up to 4 preferred height settings. Just like the UPLIFT desk, this one comes with a 7-year-warranty on all components.

In terms of assembly, it will take up to 2 hours to fully assemble your Jarvis, but once you do you’ll be able to place up to 350 lbs of items on top of it.

If you wish to learn more about the Jarvis electric standing desks follow this link https://ergonomicshealth.com/jarvis-electric-standing-review/.

There are certain aspects of UPLIFT that make it a superior choice, and other aspects that lower that bar a bit. Let’s explore this further:

Weight

In terms of weight capacity, UPLIFT offers the strongest product allowing users to go up to 355 lbs of weight.

On the other hand it doesn’t have an overload protection system, so if you notice the adjustment speed fall from 1.41’’ to under an inch per second, you have overloaded your desk.

Stability

The frame is solid and won’t wobble at any height. This is amazing since UPLIFT doesn’t have a cross-stability bar.

Desktop

The desktop surface is well-made and flattering. Compared to other brands on the market UPLIFT offers the widest selection of desktop surfaces including Laminate, Eco powder coat, Bamboo, and Rubber Wood.

Warranty

The 7-year-warranty is matched only by Fully; the others give you 5 years for the frame and 2 years for electric components.

Mounting Points

The thing we love the most about UPLIFT is the 48 mounting points that give you plenty of space under your desk. Something we haven’t seen in any other brand.