Things To Know About Your Standing Desks

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Standing desks get appreciation from health enthusiasts and corporate wellness programs for offering a safer working environment to employees. These desks come with height-adjustable features that let workers sit or stand while working. With this, employees can avoid excessive sitting or standing at their work. However, not all standing desks meet the users’ expectations. Some complain that their standing desks shake too much. Knowledge about your standing desks will lead you to a better product. 

The demand for standing desks increases every day. Many companies have tried to design sit-stand desks without doing proper research on ergonomics and office furniture. This lack of knowledge on the manufacturers’ part shows in their end products. These desks do not have the required stability. When you try to extend the height, the desks shake. You may also experience the desks’ instability when you change the desk’s height from sitting to standing or vice versa.

Apart from this, many reasons there are to cause the same problem. We make you aware of everything about your desk. This guide will help you buy the best ergonomic desks for your use.

Mentioned below are some possible reasons for why your standing desks shake when you change the height.

Lifting process:

Manufacturers use four types of lifting for their standing desks, and they are

1. Electric 2. Mechanical 3. Pneumatic 4. Hydraulic.

Lifting process

1. Electric:

Electric standing desks are the most common type available in the market. These desks have many variations, and they also come with different features. The constructions of these desks depend on the manufacturers’ preferences. Everyone wants a smooth transition of their desks, and these electric standing desks claim to offer the same. There are no cranks, laches, and gear to fix the desks’ height, and that reduces your efforts to adjust the desk height.

2. Pneumatic:

This type of lifting uses a gas spring to adjust the desks’ height. This type of lifting is used in your office chair also. It has two fixed height positions at its top and bottom. But, you can fix the height at any position just like you do with your office chair. Due to the quality issues, this type of standing desk may shake.

3. Mechanical:

Mechanical lifting was very popular when the concept of standing desks was introduced first. These days, this type of lifting has lost its popularity because of the complexity of adjusting the desk’s height. They have gears and cranks, and they need users’ effort to fix the height.

4. Hydraulic:

Hydraulic lifting is not common in office desks; it is for industrial use only in heavy machinery applications. It is the strongest one among the lifting styles mentioned above.

Manufacturing materials:

Manufacturing materials

Manufacturing materials play a significant role in the stability of the desks. Materials wear out for long-term use, and it causes instability. So, before buying the desk, check the materials and choose the right option for your use. If your desk’s material is thin aluminum or plastic, it wears out faster, making your desk shake when using.

If you have a mechanical desk, you may experience problems with gears and lubrication. These types of desks need maintenance for longer use. Pneumatic desks also have problems with gas springs that make the desk wobble when adjusting the height. Electric desks also shake when the motors wear out.

Mechanical tolerance:

A high-tolerance desk cannot shake or wobble, no matter what the height you fix. When every single mechanical part works seamlessly, the desk has a high tolerance. For the standing desks, the intolerance problem happens mostly in the interlocking tubes that form the desk’s legs. If they do not fit each other, there will be a real problem of height adjustment. These tubes come in different shapes, but the rectangular ones are the most stable.

Floor surface:

An uneven floor surface can also make your desk shake. If your desk has a single pillar and a broad base, it always needs an even floor surface to avoid shaking. A desk with multiple legs will offer you more stability.

Weight limits:

Every sit-stand desk comes up with a specific weight limit, and the product description of the desk mentions the weight lifting capacity along with other details. Buy a desk that meets your requirement in terms of weight capacity.

The purpose of use:

Every standing desk has a purpose of use. Some desks can accommodate your laptops only, and some desks allow you to place dual monitors. Improper use of the desk causes mechanical problems, and it makes the desk unstable.  

Manufacturer Reputation:

A coveted company always prioritizes users’ satisfaction. They come with the best products that get approvals and certifications from renowned organizations regarding the desk’s quality. A reputed company always pays attention to quality assurance to offer high-standard products.

NextErgo Smart Standing desk meets users’ preferences:

NextErgo Smart standing desks will not shake at any point of the height range. With the 3-stage height adjustment, we offer the most preferred options to the users for setting up the desired height.

The desk comes up with the best height range from 63cm to 128cm. With 264.5 lbs (120 Kgs) weight lifting capacity, the desk is suitable for office use.

Apart from the mechanical precision, the smart standing desk offers advanced features that you cannot find on other desks. The AI smart standing desks have presence detection and hand level detection technology.

 It also has posture correction features that provide step-by-step instructions to correct your sitting or standing posture at your desks. With the AI fitness recommendations, the desk alerts you to sit, stand, exercise, take a break, eat a healthy snack, and more.


It is truly the next generation standing desks that encourage you to healthy living. To know more about our product, please visit our product pages.

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