Standing desk solutions have been becoming a hit, allowing individuals who spend a lot of time behind the desk to change things up throughout the day to make sure their bodies aren’t stuck in the same position for a long period of time (a static posture can restrict your blood flow and damage your muscles overtime). Thus you can go from sitting to standing at a simple press of a button to help keep your blood flowing (and possibly keep you awake depending on how much you enjoy your job).
Today, we are covering a standing desk solution from the company TackLife. A company you have likely heard of before since they have such a vast selection of products within their portfolio which seems to be ever-growing (mostly including a large selection of hand tools, electric tools. This standing desk seems to be the first move into the office environment and out of the garage for them (although it could easily find a place in the garage as well).
Its material strength is pretty good. The metal sections are sturdy and well manufactured and everything comes together nicely when you consider threaded holes and flush connection points throughout. Nothing was uneven and everything threaded perfectly outside of the four shorter screws that attach these two wing pieces at the top that eventually screw into the bottom of the desk surface. With a little wiggle here and there, those screws eventually made their way in straight. Everything else was a flawless build.
The feet are mostly made from plastic with metal threads sticking out. Best seen from one of the images we provided below that focuses closely on them. We’d assume that it would have been better to have a little sturdier construction here. It seems to be the only weak point of the entire desk. Not a deal-breaker and not enough for us to lower the score much, but still worth commenting on and keeping an eye on over time.
Surface quality is also quite nice. More like a table surface you’d find commercially in an office or in a school. Designed to take on some wear across the surface and edges. It might benefit from having a thin rubber bumper/layer running around the side/edge of the surface, but that can be a debated opinion. It appears it should take well to general sliding, rubbing, and scratches.
The complexity of the building process was simple (quite friendly). There are instructions, but they only consist of images without text descriptions to go with them. The only thing labeled in the images is the bolts/screws/noise dampeners. This seemed just fine as there was no confusion as to what part was what. You will play with the instructions to know which bolts/screw was designed to go where, but for the most part, the process was quite self-explanatory. However, if you are one to depend heavily on instructions no matter the complexity of the build, you may find the instructions about as useful as something from IKEA. Again, thankfully, you probably won’t depend heavily on them at all.
The operation of the table is fantastic. The controls are straightforward and common for such a desk. You have a manual up and down, as well as a straight to stand and back all the way to sit. You have a save function so you can save where you want both modes to land vs letting it travel the whole way in one direction or the other when pressing one of those two modes. It is also quiet as it is moving up and down, which is so very important when working in a quiet space, let it be at home or a calm office environment. It also moves fast enough for just about anyone to be pleased with. Taking about 14-15 seconds tops to travel the full distance it is capable of (while maintaining a smooth quiet motion the entire way).
In the end, we found this one to compete well with some of the more expensive options we have come across. Everything comes together nicely, feels more than sturdy enough to take on any normal desk-relate task, and would make for an absolutely wonderful workstation in any office environment. Great for those who aren’t looking to spend an arm, a leg, or maybe a foot, on an electric standing/height desk. Mostly, because you can typically find this one on sale for around $279 or so (which is where we base most of our opinions on in today’s evaluation).
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