Varidesk Reviews 2019: Should You Buy Their Products?

Varidesk Reviews 2019: Should You Buy Their Products?

Varidesk Reviews 2019: Should You Buy Their Products?

If you’ve been doing some research about standing desks, chances are you’ve already come across the Varidesk name.

Since 2013, the company has been creating a wide range of standing desk related products.

They’re known for creating quality products, but usually at a higher price tag compared to other brands on the market.

So the question is, does Varidesk brand live up to the hype?

We set out to review each of their available products, here’s what we found.

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VARIDESK - Height-Adjustable Standing Desk - ProPlus 30
VARIDESK – Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter – Pro Plus 36 – Stand Up Desk for Dual Monitors – Black
VARIDESK – Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter - ProPlus 36 Electric & PowerHub – Stand Up Desk for Dual Monitors
VARIDESK – Height Adjustable Standing Desk for Cubicles – Cube Corner 36 – Stand Up Desk for Dual Monitors
VARIDESK – Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter – ProPlus 48 – Stand Up Desk for Dual Monitors – Black
VARIDESK – Height Adjustable Portable Standing Desk for Small Spaces – Laptop 30
Model
Varidesk Pro Plus 30
Varidesk Pro Plus 36
Varidesk Pro Plus 36 (Electric)
Varidesk Cube Corner 36
Varidesk Pro Plus 48
Varidesk Laptop 30
Weight Limit
35 lbs
35 lbs
40 lbs
35 lbs
45 lbs
15 lbs
Height Range
4.5”- 17.5”
4.5"-17.5”
4.74"-18.75"
4.5"-17.5"
4.5"-17.5"
1.25"-15"
Work Surface
30” W x 29.75” D
36" W x 12.25" D
36" W x 32.25" D
36" W x 14" D
48" W x 29.75" D
30"W x 10.75"D
Price
$325.00
$395.00
$495.00
$495.00
$495.00
$175.00
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VARIDESK - Height-Adjustable Standing Desk - ProPlus 30
Model
Varidesk Pro Plus 30
Weight Limit
35 lbs
Height Range
4.5”- 17.5”
Work Surface
30” W x 29.75” D
Price
$325.00
VARIDESK – Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter – Pro Plus 36 – Stand Up Desk for Dual Monitors – Black
Model
Varidesk Pro Plus 36
Weight Limit
35 lbs
Height Range
4.5"-17.5”
Work Surface
36" W x 12.25" D
Price
$395.00
VARIDESK – Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter - ProPlus 36 Electric & PowerHub – Stand Up Desk for Dual Monitors
Model
Varidesk Pro Plus 36 (Electric)
Weight Limit
40 lbs
Height Range
4.74"-18.75"
Work Surface
36" W x 32.25" D
Price
$495.00
VARIDESK – Height Adjustable Standing Desk for Cubicles – Cube Corner 36 – Stand Up Desk for Dual Monitors
Model
Varidesk Cube Corner 36
Weight Limit
35 lbs
Height Range
4.5"-17.5"
Work Surface
36" W x 14" D
Price
$495.00
VARIDESK – Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter – ProPlus 48 – Stand Up Desk for Dual Monitors – Black
Model
Varidesk Pro Plus 48
Weight Limit
45 lbs
Height Range
4.5"-17.5"
Work Surface
48" W x 29.75" D
Price
$495.00
VARIDESK – Height Adjustable Portable Standing Desk for Small Spaces – Laptop 30
Model
Varidesk Laptop 30
Weight Limit
15 lbs
Height Range
1.25"-15"
Work Surface
30"W x 10.75"D
Price
$175.00
Varidesk Pro Plus 30

  • Ideal for workspaces with limited space
  • Desk space of 30 inches
  • Weight capacity: can adjust the desk with up to 35 lbs (15.8 kg) of weight
  • Easy setup: no assembly required

The Varidesk Pro Plus 30 was made specifically for people that have limited space in their office.

The first thing you’ll notice is the superior design. It looks sleek, built with high grade materials, and it will last you for a very long time.

Varidesk Pro Plus 30 features an upper desk area where you place a monitor, and underneath a keyboard tray for added space.

Make sure you have enough cord length to raise your mouse and keyboard.

The thing we really liked is its adjustability. You have 11 different levels to adjust the height.

What Customers are Saying

Most people love this desk. They say it’s easy to transition between sitting and standing.

Some people would love to see a feature for additional adjustment of the keyboard area, especially for people taller than 5 foot 10 inches.

Most of the customers notice a huge improvement with their posture, and report they have more energy after the work-day is finished.

What We Like

  • Ergonomic design that also saves space
  • Customers have seen improved posture and spine benefits

What We Don’t Like

  • The price tag is certainly high
  • The keyboard tray is not adjustable
Varidesk Pro Plus 36

  • Large enough to fit two monitors
  • Two tier desk design
  • 11 different height settings

This model works exactly in the same way as the Varidesk Pro Plus 30. The main difference is the size- you’ll be able to place two 27 inch monitors instead of one.

Both models follow your posture curve and rowing lift keeps the strain off your back.

The two handle design is really easy to use. Both trays are stable, and people leave their coffee on the table while lifting it, because it’s a really smooth process.

The surface of the tray is textured, so you won’t need a mouse pad at all.

What Customers are Saying

It’s easy to think that wires might present a challenge for the Varidesk Pro Plus 36, but this is far from the truth.

Also other standing desks tend to collapse if you lean on them. This one sturdy and will its ground.

Small issue. Most shorter people have an issue with the keyboard placement in a sitting position- it’s a bit high. To fix this issue you can raise your chair or install a separate keyboard tray underneath your desk.

What we like

  • Wider working surface that fits two monitors
  • Smooth sit/stand transition

What we don’t like

  • Keyboard position when sitting is not optimal

If you’re not a big fan of adjusting from sitting to standing every time, then this might be the right model for you.

The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 comes with a Power Hub that does the lifting for you, all you have to do is push a button.

This fancy model comes with a LED display that allows you to monitor the movement of the desk. You can choose between ‘0 and ‘100 for maximum height.

It is also super quite, so if you’re using it in your office you won’t bother anyone.

Other differences between the standard vs electric model

The other significant difference between the standard and electric model is that you get extra keyboard and mouse space.

Also it comes with a ‘wire routing’ feature that includes 4 clips that will support thin cables.

What customers are saying

Most of the people that got this product are beyond happy with it.

They especially love the power hub function, and feel that having the option to stand while working has improved their back health significantly.

The wire routing on the other hand is not people’s favourite, especially if they’re trying to clip on thicker cables because they just fall off.

It is a cheap fix, but one we believe the manufacturer should work on.

What we like

  • Convenient & quiet power hub
  • Extra keyboard and mouse space

What we don’t like

  • The wire routing needs a bit more work

Imagine leaving your work cubicle fresh and pain free? Well the Varidesk Cube Corner was designed specifically for these types of compact office spaces.

The L-shaped rear fits most standard cubicles and offers 11 height adjustments to maximize your productivity and comfort. You’ll be able to place up to two 24″ monitors on top of it.

The company behind the product even made a companion app that will alert you if you’ve been sitting for too long.

What Customers Are Saying

82% of the people that bought this product gave it 5 stars on Amazon. They really like the idea of standing at work, and report their back doesn’t hurt after long hours of work.

Some people buy it for their home, and wonder how they’ve gone without it all these years.

What We Like

  • Perfect for your office desk
  • Spacious and comfortable

What We Don’t Like

  • The keyboard area could be a bit bigger

Another great product from the Pro Plus series that offers an extra tray to place your keyboard. It’s similar to other previous standard models- but it’s 48″ wide, for people that need that extra space.

Just as the other models from this series, it comes fully assembled, but it doesn’t feature integrated cable management.

What Customers Are Saying

Pretty much everyone that got the Varidesk Pro Plus 40 agrees that it’s extremely easy to move it up and down.

The unit is heavy, but the weight is considered a plus because you’ll be able to lean on it without worrying it will topple over.

The downside of this product is a slight wobble people experience when they extend the desk, but most don’t find this problematic.

What we like

  • A lot of extra space compared to the other models

What we don’t like

  • The desk gets a bit wobbly when extended

If you don’t have a need for a huge Varidesk unit, and only use a lap top for work, this could be the perfect model for you.

The Varidesk Laptop 30 model was designed for smaller workplaces, but it gives you the same sit/stand freedom and it can be positioned in nine height levels.

This little baby will hold up to 15lbs. and can be easily moved around if needed.

This is a compact unit that features a single tray and two handles that you use for raising or lowering your Varidesk.

What Customers Are Saying

The thing that everyone was impressed with is this model flexibility.

You can move it around your home any time you please, and there is enough space to fit a 15 inch laptop & mouse pad comfortably.

You can also take it on the road with you when you’re travelling.

Educators love this product as well, because they don’t have to jump up every time a student needs them.

The only issue we could find – some people have had the Varidesk break within days of usage. But regardless, there is a 5 year warranty.

What We Like

  • Compact and easy to move around
  • Enough room for your lap-top and a mouse
  • Will fit smaller spaces

What We Don’t Like

  • Could break when extended

Unlike the other Varidesk models where you place the desk on top of a desk, this one is the whole deal. What you get is a full desk that is electric, adjustable, and very heavy.

Height settings

The Prodesk 48 comes with 3 programmable buttons that can memorize your height preference.  The lowest setting goes down to 25.5” and the highest goes up to 50.5”.

You’ll be able to place multiple monitors on the work surface as well as any accessories you might be using. The desk is reinforced with heavy duty steel and will last you a long time.

The assembly should take you 5-10 minutes total.

What customers are saying

All the issues customers might have had with the previous models are fixed in this one. People say this model is definitely a step-up. You won’t be able to move it around due to its weight, so make sure you place the shipping boxes near the spot where you’ll be setting it up.

People that wish a stationary desk will find this one very convenient because it simply doesn’t budge at all.

The surface is NOT made of wood, as some customers discovered to their disappointment. Otherwise it is a quality product built to last.

What We Like

  • Stable work desk that can be adjusted for height
  • Great quality product

What We Don’t Like

  • The ‘wood’ surface is a bit disappointing

Varidesk Prodesk 60 Electric

If you wish to have the largest Varidesk available, this is the one. It is 60 inches wide and made for people that need the most work-space available on the market. The model is similar to the Varidesk 40 Electric in every other way:

You’ll get 3 programmable memory settings, and you can choose between 25.5” to 50.5” inches high. It holds up to 250 lbs and comes with a cable management tray. It also features a steel stability crossbar that turns this model into a tank.

The assembly is super-easy, and all the tools needed come inside the shipping box.

What customers are saying

Overall, people love the Varidesk Prodesk 60 and marvel at how stable and professional it looks. The manufacturer must have thought that less is more creating a desk that looks simple and blends perfectly with any spacious work-area.

Customers have given this product 4.9* out of 5* on Amazon, which only shows how amazing this product really is. The only downside is the high price tag that not everyone can afford.

What We Like

  • Spacious desk that blends in perfectly
  • Crossbar that gives it incredible stability

What We Don’t Like

  • High price tag

The company behind the incredible Varidesk also made sure to include adjustability for the entire work-area. Let’s take a look at their adjustable Chair & Mat

Varidesk Adjustable Standing Desk Chair

If you’re looking for an adjustable Varidesk chair that will go well with your desk, this one might interest you.

The Varidesk chair features a simple low-back design that can be adjusted up to 32.75 inches. The manufacturer claims that the low profile back will help with your posture as well as keep you active while you work so you don’t slouch.

Once it is raised all the way up you’ll be able to lean on it, which is supposed to also work your legs, back and core. The chair also features a pedestal that allows you to have a wider range of motion. It supports up to 220 lbs.

What customers are saying

We really wanted this chair to work, but judging by the reactions of the customers; it doesn’t live up to the hype. Most people like the overall quality of the materials, but complain that the chair is not comfortable, and sitting on it gives you a feeling that you might fall backwards.

Also, if you’re below 5’5″ the lowest setting is still an inch too tall, and the seat cushion is a bit too firm for some people.

One the bright side, people like the wobbly feeling of the chair that keeps them moving.

What We Like

It provides relief from standing

Doesn’t allow you to slouch

What We Don’t Like

Uncomfortable for most people

The seat cushion is too firm and doesn’t breathe

High price tag

Varidesk Anti-Fatigue Comfort Floor Mat

The Varidesk floor mat was made as the perfect companion to their rising desks, and it should keep you comfortable while you stand. It gives support to your knees, hips and back so you can stand longer without getting tired.

The mat’s measurements are 24″ x 36″, which is larger from their previous model. It was made of high density rubber that is 5/8″ thick. Something that sets the mat apart from the rest is its beveled edges that won’t allow you to trip on it.

It only weighs 5.95 lbs, so it will be easy to move it around, or take it with you to the office. If you do take it to the office do not step on it with high heels, it will get punctured.

What customers are saying

We noticed that some customers thought this mat was on the firm side, but the trick is to slowly increase the amount of hours you stand on it. It takes several weeks to adjust to the mat, and people that gave it this amount of time were satisfied.

People find the design pleasing, and the rubber doesn’t stink compared to similar products on the market. If you decide to purchase it, make sure you don’t place it on carpets because it will slide.

Also make sure you keep your pets off it, because they love to chew the rubber material.

On the negative side, if you’re a heavier person this mat might not work for you. People over 300 lbs felt they’re not receiving the much needed cushioning and support.

What We Like

  • Slick design that keeps most of the people comfortable
  • Great addition to the Varidesk Pro Plus Series

What We Don’t Like

  • A bit on the firm side
  • Some people did not feel the comfort promised

One customer complaint that kept repeating in all Varidesk products was the high price tag, so we thought it would be nice to have reasonable alternatives:

VIVO Height Adjustable Standing Desk Sit to Stand Gas Converter

Similar to the Varidesk Pro Plus series, the VIVO standing desk features a two tier system that can hold two monitors, a keyboard and a mouse. It moves with the help of a gas spring lift and adjusts to 8 levels of height.

The top surface measures 36” x 22” and the keyboard area offers a 28” x 9” surface made at an ergonomic angle suited to help your wrists. You can choose to remove it if you wish. The desk also features a small storage tray to keep smaller objects such as your phone and pencils.

For the fraction of the Varidesk price you get a stable and adjustable desk. The keyboard tray has been re-designed by the manufacturer to address the 1* complaints concerning the keyboard tray falling off.

FlexiSpot M2B Standing Desk – 35″

This model is a bit pricier then the VIVO desk and it doesn’t come towards you when lifted. It simply goes upward in a straight line. It is a bit bigger than the VIVO desk in size, coming up at 35″W x 31.5″D.

The keyboard tray is 35″ x 12.8″ and can be easily removed if you’re not using a keyboard and mouse. It will accommodate people 5’1″ to 6’1″ tall, and it offers 12 height levels. It can hold up to 35 lbs.

Most of the customers that bought this product feel that if offers good quality at a competitive price.

Fezibo Standing Desk Converter- 36”

The Fezibo works using air pneumatics which gives it more stability. It is a great entry level desk for people that wish to experiment with adjustable work space.

The top surface measures 36″ W x 22″ D and the keyboard tray is easily removable. It is spacious and will easily hold two monitors.

You can choose between a manual and electric model. The manual unit that we reviewed comes with small handles that you need to squeeze in order to change height levels.

Some customers say they had to use force while changing height levels on their Fezibo, which is inconvenient. If you experience this issue try adjusting the knob tension a little bit.

Most of the customers are satisfied with the product and its price tag.

Bottom line: Is Varidesk worth it?

We really liked the Varidesk Pro Plus series, and believe that if you can afford it, you should definitely give it a try. It is superior in quality to the other products on the market, and if you don’t feel like it’s good for you, you can always return it free of charge.

On the other hand, the Varidesk chair and mat did not get too many great reviews and it definitely feels like the manufacturer could use going back to the drawing board and fixing the issues that keep repeating.

The Varidesk Company is known for listening to the customers need, and implementing them as soon as possible.

Overall we believe Varidesk is worth it, and it will be your adjustable companion for many years to come.