When talking about sit to stand desks, it's never long before Varidesk is mentioned.
They're still the most recognised active office brand in the world and have been the market leaders since the inception of the stand-up desk.
Although hoards of new brands and models consistently hit the market in the active office space, Varidesk remains the #1 go to desk for many standing office goers.
If you're looking to switch to a standing desk, then the Varidesk Pro Plus series gives plenty of good reasons to do so.
"Finally some relief from back pain caused by sitting all day"
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How to use a Varidesk Pro Plus?
Using a Varidesk is simple.
This is a huge positive, especially, if you're just starting out standing at a desk.
The last thing you need when building a new habit is for the process to be a difficult one.
Perceived pain equates to procrastination. Your brain will avoid this pain and choose to do something else.
So if your new habit (standing at your desk intermittently) is perceived as adifficult, then you're less likely to stick to it.
Varidesks are known for being extremely user-friendly and it's this convenience which makes the Pro Plus desk converter a great introductory option.
Dual Handle Lift Mechanism
The Pro Plus has a dual handle design which makes lifting and lowering your desk hassle-free.
Varidesk claim that their spring loaded lifting mechanism helps lift the desk into a standing position in just 3 seconds!
Admittedly, we didn't count.... but we know it's plenty fast enough. The spring loaded boost makes it easy to go from sitting to standing and is a big time saver compared to other desks on the market.
Height Adjustable Settings
The Pro Plus is height adjustable.
In fact, there are 11 different positions.The chances are you'll find the correct height for your body type.
It's worth mentioning that the height of the desk converter depends on the height of the current desk that it will rest upon.
The max height setting for the Pro Plus is 17 inches whilst the keyboard's limit is 14 inches. This should help you get an idea of how it should measure up when placed upon your own desk.
Weighted Base Stability
Unlike some converters, the Pro Plus requires no bolting, clipping or clamping. Instead, it's weighted base keeps the desk stable and sturdy during work activities.
Instead, it's weighted base ensures excellent stability so you can click, type and write in confidence.
This is what makes it so heavy. It weighs around 50 lbs in weight and like mentioned earlier, will require 2 people pick it up. Once in place though, you can rest assured that it will remain sturdy even when fully extended.
Many other desks have now followed Varidesks lead with a pre-assembled set-up and design as it's a great selling point.
The desk is ready to go straight out the box.
Like all Varidesk models, the Pro Plus has a spacious work surface area.
However, the Pro Plus has made some improvements in regards to its ergonomics and now features two tier design.
The top tier surface can accommodate a dual monitor set-up, and measures either 30, 36, or 48 inches depending on the model.
The lower tier is constituted by a suspending keyboard tray, which has plenty of room for mouses and other accessories
Varidesk Pro Plus Review
Should You Stand with Varidesk?
Although the sit to stand desk market is constantly evolving, Varidesk have stood the test of time and continue to be the desk of choice for many.
The Pro Plus could be improved upon. There are a few small issues which concern its ergonomic design, but they are minor when considering all the positive attributes the Pro Plus brings to the table.
A desk converter is a great option if you're either short on space or don't like the idea of losing your current desk.
An important consideration is the desks practicality and ease of use. If you're going to make the change and become a healthy stander, then you need your desk to be hassle-free.
Perceived pain equals procrastination. Your new habit needs to be easy and sustainable.
Overall, the Varidesk Pro Plus ticks a lot of boxes. Its practical functions and effortless installation gives us good reason to believe it will continue its reign as the undisputed sit to stand desk converter for a long time to come.