Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Review - Armchair Empire

Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Review

Varidesk Pro Plus 36

  • 10/10
    Build - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Aesthetics - 9/10
  • 9.5/10
    Ease Of Use - 9.5/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Maintenance - 9/10

Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Introduction

The rising demand for a reasonably-priced, yet comprehensive sit-stand solution for the modern workplace, has given rise to a range of standing desk workstations such as the Varidesk Pro Plus 36. Varidesk is hailed amongst the biggest names in the realm of producing high-tech, ergonomic office furniture. In particular, the manufacturer boasts of a line of modern, preassembled workstations which encourage regular body movement at work. A good standing desk is not one which forces you to stand at work all day long but empowers you with the flexibility to stand as well as sit at ease and in the correct posture.

At the very outset, the Varidesk Pro impresses you with its suave 2-tier design and elegant black finish which blends well in all kinds of office spaces and décor. The spacious upper and lower decks enable you to place multiple computing devices atop, with a total capacity of 35 pounds.

With the aid of the spring-loaded lifting mechanism, you can seamlessly alter the height settings to 11 different positions based on your comfort levels. Given the simple pricing, ready-to-use clause and one-year warranty coverage, this height-adjustable standing desk is a scene-clincher all the way!

VARIDESK - Height-Adjustable Standing Desk - Pro 36
  • VARIDESK Pro 36 standing desk sits on top of your existing table, desk, or cubicle
  • The single display surface is like raising your entire workspace, no separate keyboard/mouse deck
  • Height-adjustable to different positions for ergonomic comfort. Remains sturdy and stable even when fully extended

Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Shipment & Assembly

The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 arrived in an aptly secured carton with cut foam and all the requisites to ensure there’s no transit damage. Then, of course, I availed the free shipping from Amazon which added on to my delight. Unlike other DIY standing desks or partially-assembled ones, this workstation is amazingly fuss-free.

As I unpacked my shipment carefully, I could easily deduce that this is a high-quality product and not some cheap plastic knockoff. With the brand name Varidesk, it is a given that even the most cost-effective furniture or equipment will have a quality bar to live up to.

Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Build & Aesthetics

First and foremost, a word of praise is due for the smooth and superior finishing of the Varidesk Pro. When you need to purchase a desktop add-on to use at work, it is not just the stability or ergonomics that matter the most. Aesthetics also play a prominent role in elevating your mood and energy levels at work.

Having surveyed and reviewed so many elevation workstations in the past, I can confidently point out this one as chic-looking and very intuitively designed keeping your overall body posture and movements in mind. Also, the product itself weighs around 50 pounds which can be considered lightweight because similar workstations from competitor brands weigh as high as 70 to 75 pounds. That’s a substantial advantage Varidesk gives you, along with the convenient two-tier design.

One slight hindrance which I’d like to bring to your notice- you cannot change the distance between both the tiers, the keyboard surface and the monitor’s surface which is fixed at 3.5 inches. I will discuss this in detail in the next ‘comfort’ section.

Moving on to the surface area, I have personally found that 36” width is good enough for a lot of your stuff, maybe 3 to 4 small 10” monitors, or 2 to 3 mid-sized screens. Still, if you feel that this is less (and I don’t blame you because I have a lot of stuff myself), then you can opt for the Varidesk Pro Plus 48 instead, which provides the exact same features, but only differs by offering 48” of surface width instead.

Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Comfort & Ease of Use

The height can be comfortably varied all the way from 4.5 inches to 17.5 inches, with a choice of 11 positions in between. Many of my colleagues have requested me to use the workstation on a temporary basis, and most of them found it incredibly comfortable to adjust and bring to sitting or standing position.

The only ones who did not find it easy to use were people whose height was above 6’2”. The reason being that even at the highest setting, the monitor height is 2 to 3 inches lower than their line of vision, and secondly because of what I have discussed in the last section, the 3.5” between both tiers cannot be altered in any case.

For taller folks, I would suggest that you place this workstation on a surface which is higher than the average office desk so that it finally reaches a comfortable height for you. Lest I forget, let me mention that the overall product dimensions being around 40 x 32 x 6.5 inches, makes the structure quite compact and easy to transfer between surfaces.

Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Safety & Maintenance

The biggest concern remains whether the Varidesk Pro Plus 36 is robust enough to last in the long run. After positioning the standing desk at its peak height, I have tested the upper surface as well as the input surface for sturdiness. I’m glad to state that there was not even the slightest bit of wobbling. Of course, this does not mean that you lean in too much on the structure because there is a strict weight limit of 35 pounds that needs to be adhered to.

I would strongly urge you to use the desk with an anti-fatigue mat and not stand continuously for hours. Remember, the sole purpose is being able to switch between sitting or standing and keeping the body moving to avoid lethargy or health complications owing to a static position. So buying a ‘standing desk’ does not make it imperative for you to keep standing, as that is as harmful as continuous sitting, and that is exactly the kind of adjustable standing desk that the Varidesk Pro strives to create for you!

P.S: The manufacturer not only assures you with a 1-year warranty but also has a 30-days refund clause in case you wish to return the product in original condition!

Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Pros

  • Absolutely no worries about installation or assembling
  • Affordable Price Point, especially for those who lack the budget to buy an entirely new standing desk
  • Dual Handles and Patented Spring-Loaded Height Adjustment is amazingly comfortable
  • High quality and sturdy construction with capacity to hold as much as 35 pounds
  • 36” surface width enables placement of dual monitors and input devices
  • One year manufacturer’s warranty and along with 30 days money-back guarantee

Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Cons

  • Distance between lower tier (keyboard area) and upper tier (screen area) is fixed
  • Highest setting is still a little low for tall users (6’2” and above)

Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Conclusion

The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 seems to be a superior, flexible and well-built workstation from one of the top manufacturers in the industry. While overtly tall users might want to skip this owing to ergonomics, others can surely reap a broad range of benefits from using this sturdy, yet flexible and portable workstation.

If you wish to keep yourself fit, agile and alert at the workplace instead of remaining static or sitting in the wrong posture for 8 hours, the Varidesk Pro is a pocket-friendly option that you can purchase without hesitation!