Lorell Sit-to-Stand Monitor Riser Review

Lorell Sit-to-Stand Monitor Riser

Standing desks are gaining popularity at the moment, and one reason for this is the health benefits they have been found to provide. Sitting at a desk for hours on end will likely take its toll on your back, neck, and your overall posture. Standing desks provide the option to switch your position throughout the day while maintaining everything you need at a desk, but all the while providing a different take on your position. Others may not be inclined to stand all day, but experts believe that standing up even for a short while will improve your health.

The Lorell Sit-to-Stand Monitor Riser gives you the comfort of having a sitting desk, but with the added option of turning into a standing desk in a matter of seconds. It’s the best out of both. You can quickly switch from a sitting position to a standing position, should you feel the need to stretch your body, while you work. It’s a great tool to help you practice healthy work habits.

Features

  • Adjustable monitor riser provides the healthy option of standing up to take a break from a sedentary position while you work
  • Provides a 31″ x 20” work surface; can easily accommodate two monitors
  • An adjustable ergonomic keyboard tray that follows the height of the desk shelf
  • Provides optimum comfort and can be adjusted to move in and out
  • Keyboard tray has 5 height adjustments at up to over 16 inches above your desk
  • Gas spring allows quick and easy adjustments without the need to clear the desk of your computer equipment
  • Riser comes in fully assembled allowing you to use right out of the box

Advantages

The Lorell Sit-to-Stand Monitor Riser allows you to have the option of having a sitting desk, as well as a standing desk. You won’t have to commit to buying a stationary stand-up desk to reap its benefits. The gas spring powered riser enables you to adjust your position with ease, letting you continue with your work in a matter of seconds.

The large work surface has the dimensions of 31 inches by 20 inches, which can easily accommodate two monitors, or a single monitor and a laptop. The product stands 16 inches from its legs at a minimum height, so it is easily placed on most tables and desks.

The Lorell Monitor Riser has a thick metal frame to accommodate your computer equipment all the while maintaining a relatively light overall product weight at 35.5 pounds. The desk is rated to withstand 50 pounds of load without any problems.

The monitor riser provides ample height adjustment options to allow you a more comfortable position while you work. The product features five height adjustments at up to over 16 inches above your desk. The adjustable feature allows you to find a suitable position, promoting better posture, reducing the risk of back and neck pains, as well as eye strain.

The Lorell Riser comes fully assembled allowing it to be used right out of the box. You can just place it on your desk and adjust the height and keyboard tray to your suitable position. Should you feel the need to change your position, the gas-powered spring allows you to switch from a sitting position to a standing one in a matter of seconds, without having to disrupt your work for long.

The health benefits of switching positions are numerous. The Lorell Sit-to-Stand Monitor Riser provides you with the benefits of both. Studies have shown that sitting for long periods cannot only strain your arms, back, and neck, but it can also impede blood circulation, especially to your legs. Even standing up for a short while during an 8-hour workday can significantly improve your posture, health, and blood circulation.

Disadvantages

The Lorell Sit-to-Stand Monitor Riser does provide you what you pay for, but the overall quality may still need to be improved. The rubber edge of the desk shelf is prone to coming loose.

Verdict

Lorell is a well-respected manufacturer of office furniture. Thus it comes to no surprise that the Sit-to-Stand Monitor Riser provides great value for the money. The Lorell Sit-to-Stand Monitor Riser provides an inexpensive alternative opting to buy a whole new standing desk. The monitor riser is an easy accessory to you current desk, allowing you the benefits of having a stand-up desk, but still gives you the option to switch to a sitting position.

Read more tips on using your standing desk.

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