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Height-Adjustable Desks

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:15 am

Does anyone use one? I've been using an improvised one but want a proper one.

Any suggested brands/models for a 6'3 person? The Varidesk Exec 48 is the best I've looked at so far for tall people.

I'd plan to use Platinum...maybe Costco. Can anyone think of any holes in the warranty policies of either for this purchase?

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Re: Height-Adjustable Desks

Postby rockyrock » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:19 am

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Does anyone use one? I've been using an improvised one but want a proper one.

Any suggested brands/models for a 6'3 person? The Varidesk Exec 48 is the best I've looked at so far for tall people.

I'd plan to use Platinum...maybe Costco. Can anyone think of any holes in the warranty policies of either for this purchase?

Price Rewind may not be a factor, since manufacturers seem to control distributors' prices.


I have a Pro 48, the full desk, and I love it. I've had it for about a year and a half now. At first I had it up about half of the time, now I don't remember last time it was down.

I'm 6'1" and it works quite well for me. The down side to the Pro is there is no raised monitor stand so I had to buy a laptop pedestal and put it on a box to get a sufficient eye height.

I bought mine at Amazon during a Discover 5% quarter--$600 with shipping :money: Then my boss reimbursed me :money: :money:
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Re: Height-Adjustable Desks

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:58 am

rockyrock wrote:
CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Does anyone use one? I've been using an improvised one but want a proper one.

Any suggested brands/models for a 6'3 person? The Varidesk Exec 48 is the best I've looked at so far for tall people.

I'd plan to use Platinum...maybe Costco. Can anyone think of any holes in the warranty policies of either for this purchase?

Price Rewind may not be a factor, since manufacturers seem to control distributors' prices.


I have a Pro 48, the full desk, and I love it. I've had it for about a year and a half now. At first I had it up about half of the time, now I don't remember last time it was down.

I'm 6'1" and it works quite well for me. The down side to the Pro is there is no raised monitor stand so I had to buy a laptop pedestal and put it on a box to get a sufficient eye height.

I bought mine at Amazon during a Discover 5% quarter--$600 with shipping :money: Then my boss reimbursed me :money: :money:

Oh good...you have one I am also considering.

How difficult is it to move after I set it up for the first time? Do the legs detach or telescope? Could two people put it in the back seat of a car, or back of a pickup truck? I've looked at reviews of the larger Pro 60, and it sounds like a hassle to set up and move. The 60 ships with additional cost and inconveniences, though, suggesting that the 48 doesn't have those problems. Also...I'm doubting I'd really need all the surface area the 60 offers.

Also, I measured and I actually don't have a base that could handle the Exec 48. I'd need to buy one or have a relative ship an old unwanted one (but shipping would be costly). So that favors the full desk replacement over the desk-top versions.
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Re: Height-Adjustable Desks

Postby Tubpbs » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:15 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Does anyone use one? I've been using an improvised one but want a proper one.

Any suggested brands/models for a 6'3 person? The Varidesk Exec 48 is the best I've looked at so far for tall people.

I'd plan to use Platinum...maybe Costco. Can anyone think of any holes in the warranty policies of either for this purchase?

Price Rewind may not be a factor, since manufacturers seem to control distributors' prices.


I know two people with "Automous" brand desks. One is my brother who is 6'1 - 6'2. They are pretty legit. The whole desk goes up and down. It has a lot of different options you can have built in and add one for monitor brackets etc etc.

He mostly stands.
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Re: Height-Adjustable Desks

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:11 pm

Tubpbs wrote:
CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Does anyone use one? I've been using an improvised one but want a proper one.

Any suggested brands/models for a 6'3 person? The Varidesk Exec 48 is the best I've looked at so far for tall people.

I'd plan to use Platinum...maybe Costco. Can anyone think of any holes in the warranty policies of either for this purchase?

Price Rewind may not be a factor, since manufacturers seem to control distributors' prices.


I know two people with "Automous" brand desks. One is my brother who is 6'1 - 6'2. They are pretty legit. The whole desk goes up and down. It has a lot of different options you can have built in and add one for monitor brackets etc etc.

He mostly stands.

Assuming you mean "Autonomous" then that is a reasonable option.

Jarvis from Fully (fka Ergo Depot) looks pretty nice, too...more expensive, but lots of room for customization.
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Re: Height-Adjustable Desks

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:17 am

I found another piece of sturdy furniture that was the same height as the existing old-school desk. I used it to extend the effective width of the desk.

With the extra space, the Exec 48 became an attractive choice. I'd have gone for the Exec 40 but they didn't have it in inventory.

Both the Exec 48 and a fatigue mat were offered through Amazon Prime...and they arrive Thursday!

I used SPG.

*I would note that while Varidesk is the most popular brand, it is not at all clear that they are the best choice for most people. The biggest factors in my decision were that I'm tall and wanted *a somewhat* portable one. If you don't have those constraints, definitely look around.
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Re: Height-Adjustable Desks

Postby rockyrock » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:05 am

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:
rockyrock wrote:
CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Does anyone use one? I've been using an improvised one but want a proper one.

Any suggested brands/models for a 6'3 person? The Varidesk Exec 48 is the best I've looked at so far for tall people.

I'd plan to use Platinum...maybe Costco. Can anyone think of any holes in the warranty policies of either for this purchase?

Price Rewind may not be a factor, since manufacturers seem to control distributors' prices.


I have a Pro 48, the full desk, and I love it. I've had it for about a year and a half now. At first I had it up about half of the time, now I don't remember last time it was down.

I'm 6'1" and it works quite well for me. The down side to the Pro is there is no raised monitor stand so I had to buy a laptop pedestal and put it on a box to get a sufficient eye height.

I bought mine at Amazon during a Discover 5% quarter--$600 with shipping :money: Then my boss reimbursed me :money: :money:

Oh good...you have one I am also considering.

How difficult is it to move after I set it up for the first time? Do the legs detach or telescope? Could two people put it in the back seat of a car, or back of a pickup truck? I've looked at reviews of the larger Pro 60, and it sounds like a hassle to set up and move. The 60 ships with additional cost and inconveniences, though, suggesting that the 48 doesn't have those problems. Also...I'm doubting I'd really need all the surface area the 60 offers.

Also, I measured and I actually don't have a base that could handle the Exec 48. I'd need to buy one or have a relative ship an old unwanted one (but shipping would be costly). So that favors the full desk replacement over the desk-top versions.


I looked back and it turns out I have the Pro 54, a discontinued model right between the two they currently offer. I haven't moved it since I set it up but I suspect two people would be required unless you remove the top. I'm pretty sure the legs can be removed somewhat easily, I'll look this evening when I go to the office.

The full desk is a much cleaner application but as I mentioned, plan to have monitor/laptop stands--especially at your height.

If you lived in So Cal, I would give you a great deal on mine, I just started a new job and am selling it. :)
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Re: Height-Adjustable Desks

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:59 pm

rockyrock wrote:I looked back and it turns out I have the Pro 54, a discontinued model right between the two they currently offer. I haven't moved it since I set it up but I suspect two people would be required unless you remove the top. I'm pretty sure the legs can be removed somewhat easily, I'll look this evening when I go to the office.

The full desk is a much cleaner application but as I mentioned, plan to have monitor/laptop stands--especially at your height.

If you lived in So Cal, I would give you a great deal on mine, I just started a new job and am selling it. :)

It is a bit odd how so many of their products are either discontinued or out of stock.

Thanks for the offer, but I think I'll pass. The Exec should suit me better.

For future reference, I'm in the greater LA area, so future deals might work.
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Re: Height-Adjustable Desks

Postby rockyrock » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:28 am

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:
rockyrock wrote:I looked back and it turns out I have the Pro 54, a discontinued model right between the two they currently offer. I haven't moved it since I set it up but I suspect two people would be required unless you remove the top. I'm pretty sure the legs can be removed somewhat easily, I'll look this evening when I go to the office.

The full desk is a much cleaner application but as I mentioned, plan to have monitor/laptop stands--especially at your height.

If you lived in So Cal, I would give you a great deal on mine, I just started a new job and am selling it. :)

It is a bit odd how so many of their products are either discontinued or out of stock.

Thanks for the offer, but I think I'll pass. The Exec should suit me better.

For future reference, I'm in the greater LA area, so future deals might work.


Sounds good, I hope you like it! I already miss mine :( I still worked on a limited basis for my old boss so I still use it a few hours a week but I will be closing the office by the end of July.
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Re: Height-Adjustable Desks

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:16 pm

Up and running! There were a few issues, but Amazon handled them well.

1. The desk arrived without the mat. The Amazon website said they shipped together in one box. Upon contacting Amazon to inform them of an incomplete shipment, the CSR said they shipped separately and later sent me a second tracking number. The mat arrived a few hours later.

2. Both packages arrived the day after promised by Prime. I'm not in a remote area, but I can understand how a big package could take a little extra time. I was frankly a little surprised Prime offered it. The CSR gave me a one-month Prime subscription extension for this without my mentioning the late delivery.

3. I mentioned some minor damage to the item (a banged-up corner) mostly to get it on the record in the unlikely event (due to the effort in moving it) I decided to return it. The CSR offered a $30 credit, which effectively reduces the price I paid by about 4.5%-5%. I think that's a fair adjustment.
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