Stand Steady X-Elite Pro Metal Ergonomic Standing Desk

Last updated: November 18, 2021

Stand Steady X-Elite Pro Metal Ergonomic Standing Desk

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We looked at the top Standing Desks and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Standing Desk you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 34 expert reviews, the Stand Steady X-Elite Pro Metal Ergonomic Standing Desk placed 15th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

You’ve been wanting to get a sit to stand desk because it is good for your health and relieves back pain, but you aren’t sure which one to invest in. We have your solution – the innovative X-Elite Pro Sit / Stand desk by Stand Steady. The X-Elite Pro sit stand workstation fits on top of your existing desk, arrives fully assembled, and easily transitions from sitting to standing. Just open the box, put it on your desk, and boom – you are now standing! How is the X-Elite Pro different from the other standing desk solutions? Innovative air pump system allows you to switch between sitting and standing in 3 seconds, allowing you to sit or stand without any interruptions. Standing height can be set anywhere from 7 to 16 inches, and its sitting height is only 2.5 inches. Designed for ergonomic comfort. Flat surface standing desk perfectly accommodated your laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and more! High quality from trusted leader in standing desk. No assembly required! It’s the perfect adjustable computer stand or monitor riser! Specifications: Height adjusts from 7 to 16 inches, and is 2.5 inches high in the “sitting” position. Desktop surface is 28 inches x 20 inches. Designed to fit most desks and cubicles; footprint is 24.5 inches x 16.8 inches. X-Elite PRO weighs 27 lbs. Max load on X-Elite Pro is 20 lbs. Desktop is made of laminated particleboard; legs and base are steel. Choose from four exciting colors: Black, Cherry, Maple, and White! No assembly required – what are you waiting for?!

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

In terms of build-quality, the X-Elite is a mixed bag. The very first thing we noticed was that it arrived fully assembled and instantly ready to use. It’s also a lightweight product at only 27 lbs, meaning it’s easy to move from surface to surface.
Simple to use: The mechanism for lowering and raising the platform is as easy as can be.

What experts didn't like

The problem with the X-Elite is that its surface doesn’t quite lock into place at any position other than its highest and lowest settings—anything in between has a noticeable “springiness” to it when you apply any sort of pressure. As you lean on your keyboard, you move the surface down significantly.
Height Range – The 7-16 adjustable standing height will do the job for most folks, but the 2.5 retracted height can be uncomfortable.

Our Expert Consultant

Stephanie Mansour   
Certified Personal Trainer, Health and Wellness Expert

Stephanie Mansour, host of “Step It Up with Steph” on public broadcasting, has been coaching women for over a decade on how to lose weight and make it last. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications with an emphasis on women’s studies and psychology from the University of Michigan. She holds certifications in life coaching, personal training, yoga and Pilates.

Overview

By now, you’re probably aware that experts advise against sitting all day. Even if you hit the gym after work, sitting for extended periods may reduce your life expectancy, increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, among other health issues.

“Sitting is the new smoking,” Stephanie Mansour, a certified personal trainer and the founder of fitness brand Step It Up Steph, says. “Being sedentary has horrendous health effects. Standing up, moving, getting your blood pumping and improving your circulation while at work is a huge benefit to health.”

Standing desks have become increasingly popular in recent years. You may even see a few at work. Today’s standing desks can adjust your monitor from a sitting position to a standing position, letting you switch back and forth throughout the day.

When you start looking for a standing desk, though, there are a few things to keep in mind. One is whether you want to use your standing desk with an existing desk, or you need an all-in-one unit. Some standing desks are built to stand on top of the desk you already have, making them a modification for an existing office. Some others provide a stand or cart that you can move around your home as needed.

Then there are treadmill desks. If you want to take your health to the next level, walking at a slow pace while you’re working can make at least a small difference. Studies have shown you’ll still need to stop by the gym or go for a run as you normally do, though, as users were found not to walk fast enough to get any real calorie-burning benefits.

No matter which desk you choose, though, consider the ease of lowering and raising the desk. If you plan to move from sitting to standing and back again throughout the day, you won’t want to stop everything you’re doing to manually make the adjustment. Some desks even require two people to switch the height, making those a better choice for someone who plans to rarely change the desk’s position.

Assembly is another consideration. Some standing desks arrive preassembled, while others will require some work. Make sure you check before you order so that you’re prepared with the tools and additional manpower you might need when your new item arrives.

Price will also be a factor. All-in-one desks won’t require you to have an existing office setup, and they may be more affordable than the ones that require a desk.

Mansour, the fitness expert, points out that some employers will subsidize or cover the costs for employees to purchase standing desks — so it’s definitely worth checking with your own employer.

Treadmill desks will usually be much more expensive, as the cost of a motorized treadmill will naturally bump that price up. If you already have a desk or table you plan to use, the extra features in a desk converter may be a better deal than an all-in-one unit.

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