Workez Standing Desk Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk for Laptops & Desktops; An In-Depth Review

When it comes to choose standing laptop desks, most of us forget the vast number of options there is for laptops. Many settle for regular standing desks designed solely for desktop computers, and just pile up books to elevate their laptops a couple of inches higher than their desk. This setup however, is rather inconvenient an un-ergonomic in most cases. The best thing about laptops is their portability, but sadly, this advantage doesn’t always work with ergonomics, especially when you’re travelling and you don’t have access to a standing desk. This is where the benefits of desk risers get into the picture. Uncaged Ergonomics WorkEZ Standing Desk combines the benefits of a sit-stand laptop desk and portability. Check out this review from Dual Monitors Guide to find out more about this ergonomic and portable product.

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Who is it for?

If you are looking for a desk riser that will support both sit and stand work positions, but doesn’t hurt the bank, then the Uncaged Ergonomics WorkEZ Standing Desk is for you. It is one of the cheapest of its kind in the market; its minimalist design has all the basic features and qualities you need from a decent desk riser. Construction wise, it’s certainly not the best out there and it can be shaky at times, but the cheap price tag makes it quite hard to overlook.

 

Benefits

Cheap, Portable and Decently Effective

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Sure there are many affordable sit-stand products in the market today, and there are lots of aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically solid as well, but the WorkEZ Standing Desk is Uncaged Ergonomics’ way to split the difference. The product is not overly impressive in one thing, as it can be flimsy, but it does provide decent ergonomics that can work in almost any type of desk and work environment, plus, its low price point surely deserves an attention.

 

Articulated Legs for Adjustable Platforms to Fit Your Computing/Typing Needs

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The two trays are completely adjustable, their three articulated legs can be formed into a ‘Z’ formation and let you set the height to the appropriate height and angle.

Not only is this product tilt-adjustable, it is also vertically adjustable as well. The biggest version of the series, WorkEZ Executive, can support 20-inch adjustment, which puts the product right with the more sophisticated product – Ergotron WorkFit-A in terms of vertical adjustment. However, this product lacks the monitor mount of many desktop risers, and taller users (users more than 6 feet tall) may better off using lighter monitor or monitor stands rather than an elevated laptop screen.

All the three pairs of joins in this desk riser can fully rotate, though the third pair located directly under the tray is quite limited by leg position. This great range of rotation will let you bend this desk riser into just about any shape and height you want. Also, the legs can’t be adjusted simultaneously; you have to adjust the other leg first then attend to the other one.

 

Negative Tilt to Keep Your Arms and Hands in Low-Stress and Neutral Position

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The average keyboard tray in most desktop risers in the market is at 15° tilt, while the WorkEZ, which costs up to half as much as the average counterpart, can position the keyboard tray in to any angle as you’d like. This type of feature helps in the negative tilt on the keyboard tray, making it conducive for typing – comfortable for elbows, forearms and wrist – allowing users to keep their hands in neutral and low-stress position.

There are also lips on both trays that will keep your laptop, papers, tablets, etc., from sliding off a tilted platform.

Extremely Cheap

Cheap price tag is probably the biggest selling point of WorkEZ Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk. This product may not be the best in its competition, but it’s one of the cheapest, and it offers all the basic things you can ask for a decent sit-stand desk.

 

Portable, Allowing Users to Bring it Anywhere

Though we love the heavy-duty ones, with sturdy, high-quality materials and solid construction, they are largely stationary. Unlike most adjustable sit-stand desk, the compact, small footprint and lightweight construction of WorkEZ Standing Desk gives it the portability advantage. It can easily be collapsed and packed up, so you can bring it with you from home to office or travel out of town as it could fit in a backpack or suitcase without issue.

Design and Features

There is nothing fancy about the WorkEZ Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk, as a matter of fact, it is a simple standing desk conversion, with easy-to-use features and function that will help you enjoy the benefits of incorporating more standing and activity in your daily life as you work on your laptop or desktop computer.

 

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Two Completely Adjustable Stands

This desktop riser is composed of two separate and completely adjustable stands that work for both sitting and standing work positions. They are compact and can convert any desk or table into a convenient and healthy standing desk. They can be adjusted in height from 0 feet to 2 feet, and their panel can rotate and support load up to 13 lbs. Its small footprint makes it a perfect choice for laptop users, but it can also work nicely for desktop computers as well.

The joints can’t rotate quick, which means adjusting the height and shape of the desktop riser would mean pushing the button in and rotating the joints to your desired position before you lock it again.

 

Joints are labeled with degrees, and a helpful included manual gives advised positioning for sitting, standing, and reclining…but it doesn’t change the fact that adjustment is a slow process. 

Lightweight Construction

The WorkEZ Standing Desk is made up of aluminum construction material, making both adjustable stands not just light and easy to carry around and use anywhere, but also able to naturally dissipate heat and help cool your laptop. The lightweight material used is designed for laptop use (supports laptop up to 13 lbs.).

Also, the all-new aluminum keyboard tray holds your keyboard and mouse at a downward angle, providing your elbows and wrists better ergonomics as you work on your computer with your hands droop down naturally. Many experts say this is the healthiest position for your wrist and elbow when working on a computer.

 

Removable Ambidextrous Mouse Pad

Unlike most desktop risers in the market that restricts or forces you to become creative with your keyboard and mouse setups, or just give you spacious tray, the WorkEZ Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk comes with ambidextrous mouse pad. This means it suits perfectly for both right-handed and left-handed users, and still provides the perfect height. This new design also integrates directly with the keyboard tray.

 

Tech Specs

  • Monitor Stand: Weight: 4.5 lbs.
  • Panel Size: 18 inches x 10 inches
  • Height Range Adjustable: 0 – 24 inches
  • Width Between Legs: 21 inches
  • Compatibility: All common laptops, most flatscreen monitors of up to 13lbs
  • Keyboard Tray: Weight: Adjustable Height (0-1.5') & Angle **NEW DESIGN**
  • Mouse Pad: Dimensions: 6.75 inches by 7 inches
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 12 x 6 inches
  • Material: Aluminum


Bottom Line

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The brand Uncaged Ergonomics is known for making ergonomically functional products with affordable price tags. The WorkEZ riser is a two-articulating-tray desk riser that lives-up to its brand’s reputation. It’s a cost-effective alternative, but the separate trays cut most of the ‘jiggle’ common in most desktop risers to almost nothing, as both are connected to each other. The general shakiness can be irritating while typing, and some people report their keyboard feels like bouncing, but the vibration doesn’t really affect the monitor in any way.

You can point out a couple or more inconvenience in this product, but they still can’t be enough to put off its practicality, considering the price. However, if there’s really a weakness, it would be its mouse tray. Though the mouse tray provides a great ambidextrous option, it is not large enough to be used comfortably with optical mouse. Also, the mouse tray sits low than the keyboard tray, which can feel awkward at first.

All in all, the WorkEZ Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk is far from perfect. It surely has its own share of flaws, but with the price, those flaws seem forgivable, as it’s one of the cheapest of its kind you can find out there. As a matter of fact, it is so cheap that only DIY desks can compete with its price. This desk riser, along with other varieties, can contort itself for a better and more ergonomic position. It’s collapsible and portable, compact and lightweight. You can put it up in seconds without doing any assembly. Check out Dual Monitors Guide for more in-depth review of standing laptop desks and desktop risers today!



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