This is the first time I’ve come across a desk that has the ability to raise and fall. I understand why there is a need for this, but to be pretty honest with you, I’m not sure that I would take advantage. Studies have shown that if you stand while you work at your desk, you’re more likely to not be affected by bad posture due to sitting in a chair all day. There is also health benefits too such as calorie loss.

The Varidesk Pro Plus comes fully built so there is no fiddly instructions to wrap your head around. If you’re like me, then flat-packed furniture is your enemy. Thankfully, all you’ll need is a decent pair of scissors to get the sellotape removed and away you go.

The desk is heavy by the way so you’ll need quite a substantial desk to go underneath it. It feels like it’s been built really well, so that wins points. I don’t want to be in the process of lowering the desk back down to sitting height only for it to snap and come crashing down. Although that would make a great trending YouTube video.

Thankfully, this hasn’t happened yet and I’ve been working on the Varidesk for a few weeks now. It feels solid.

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The desk comes in black and silver, which looks modern. My biggest concern with the desk was its keyboard and mouse space. I’m a designer by trade, and having a limited amount of mouse room made big sweeping movements impossible. I also use a wired peripherals which pose a bit of a problem, especially if your computer is low or sitting on the ground. Wireless peripherals could improve this. A bigger area – which there is definitely space for – for the mouse would be great too.

Overall I liked the Varidesk Pro Plus, even if it did come with some restrictions. It will definitely not be for everyone, but if you’re in the market for one of those raising desks, this solution could be what you’re after to save you buying a completely new desk unit.

You can find out more information from the Varidesk website. They’re currently retailing at around £340.00 which is a little pricey for what it is, but a lot cheaper than a brand new raising desk unit.

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