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Review: The GeekDesk Max Adjustable Standing Desk [Video]

Review: The GeekDesk Max Adjustable Standing Desk [Video]

by Brad MerrillDecember 20, 2012

It takes a certain kind of person to love a standing desk, and that kind of person will love this one. The GeekDesk is one of the best standing desks I’ve seen. It’s a little on the expensive side, but it has a built-in electronic lifting system that allows you to set the perfect height, and it can lift 335 pounds easily.


  • Strong and durable steel frame construction
  • Lift mechanism driven by electronically synchronized dual motors
  • Polymer coated black or silver finish (resists scruffs and scratches)
  • Lift speed: 18mm to 20mm per second
  • Beech wood veneer or black laminate top available
  • Black or silver frame available

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What is it?

The GeekDesk is a standing desk with a twist. When you get tired of standing, you can press a button to raise or lower the desk to your desired height. Shorter folks can set things up as they like them, and for taller folks, the desk maxes out at about 50 inches.

It took me about an hour to assemble the GeekDesk out of the box. Everything is pretty straightforward, but I would definitely recommend having a second person around to help you.

I’ve been using it for about a week and I really like it. It’s almost silent and offers a simple, no-nonsense design. Going from sitting to standing takes less than a minute, and I don’t have to move my computer around or adjust my wiring setup.

The GeekDesk adds some comfort to my work, and it would look great in just about any office.

Note: I realized after making the video that the desk looks a little crooked. To clarify, that’s because of the angle of my camera—it’s not the desk.

About The Author
Brad Merrill
Brad Merrill is the founder and former editor of VentureBreak.