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Unpacking the Features & Benefits of UpDown PRO Series Electric Standing Desk

Unpacking the Features & Benefits of UpDown PRO Series Electric Standing Desk

Reading is such an integral part of life that we aim to make it as healthy and happy a habit (and Hobbit) as possible.

A standing reading desk allows you to enjoy your favorite books from an entirely new perspective. By reading in an upright position, you’re forced to remain focused, allowing you to get through more work without flagging concentration.

The ideal reading desk is adjustable, so you can read while sitting or standing as your needs change throughout the day. It is the most balanced solution for the sake of soothing your spine and stretching your legs without compromising focus.

Freedom, flexibility, and some Tai Chi between tasks?

After carefully considering each aspect of our favorite standing desks, we’d like to introduce you to the one desk that can help you read and stay focused.

Standing Reading Desk (Our Review)

The UpDown PRO Series Electric Standing Desk

Overall Assessment

standing reading desks

adjustable standing desks   for reading are ideal for prolonged periods of study. Sitting for extended periods can result in back pain and has a negative effect on your overall health.

What’s more, sit-to-stand desks are great for a host of niche uses, like following stretching instructions or for musicians who need a little extra room while working.

Extra movement requires extra stability, especially when there is reading involved. This is why The UpDown PRO Series Electric Standing Desk is the best option.

Height and Ease of Adjustment

Reading desks need a little extra height and stability in comparison to normal standing desks.

The UpDown PRO Series offers unrivaled stability at any selected height ranging from 61,5cm up to 127cm, making it the ideal solution for a variety of users.

The 4-button memory control button allows you to program and store your preferred heights, whether it be reading while standing or sitting at your  adjustable writing desk. You can return to whichever height is the most comfortable at the push of a button.

Desk Dimensions

Most standing reading desks are designed with a single book in mind. 

These days, we’re not just expected to use a single monitor or book to get through our work. Tablets, magazines, phones, laptops, and printouts all inevitably grace our desk, which can make staying neat and organized a chore. 

And there’s no sign of anything slowing down. Who knows what’s next, but it’s best to keep your desk space as adjustable as possible as technology develops.

The UpDownDesk Pro Series Electric Standing Desk is available in a variety of widths ranging from 105 to 240 cm to meet your needs. This means you can fit the desk in a tight home office and still spread out enough to give you the space you need to work efficiently.

The UpDown PRO Series Standing desk is one of the most  ergonomic height adjustable desks available. Having all your work on the same level means no more stretching to get to your pens or coffee to keep you going.

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Stability and Weight Capacity

When it comes to reading, stability is one of the most important considerations to look for in a desk. No one wants to get motion sickness from trying to read on a surface as smooth as a choppy ocean.

The UpDown Electric Desk’s 150 kg load capacity means that you can safely shift a small working library to your ideal reading height, whether it be for the sake of sitting or standing.

The frame itself weighs 41 kg. While this means that it can take a bit of a workout to move around, the weight adds to the overall durability and stability of the desk.

Why We Love It

  • Solid and durable frame
  • Weight capacity of 150 kg
  • Quiet dual motors for silent operation
  • 4-button memory control panel
  • High-tech safety precautions

Who It’s For

  • People who need to stretch throughout the day
  • Home office workers
  • People with variable height needs

Detailed Analysis

Safety and Security

The UpDown Desk PRO Series Electric Desk uses an advanced anti-collision mechanism that stops it from knocking into any surrounding furniture and damaging the motors. 

It also allows you to set the upper and lower height limits, while the overload protection offers extra security despite the high maximum weight capacity.

Standing desks for video editors typically need to accommodate an array of more expensive electronic equipment on a wider workspace. This desk is ideal for those needs as it can easily accommodate the heavy equipment and there’s more than enough room to work on.

This also makes it one of the best  standing desks for video games. It’s easy to spend hours crouched over while gaming, neglecting your posture. Thanks to standing desks, you can stretch your feet without moving away from your desk.


Most bookworms hunting for a reading desk initially have a single stand in mind, but what if you could do everything or anything with just one desk? We would like to introduce you to further options as this was one of our main deciding factors.

Reading can include anything from books to a complete Tarot reading. With a weight capacity of 150kg, you can easily store an entire library of encyclopedias without worrying that the desk’s legs will bend or buckle.

With the correct placement, the UpDown PRO Series Electric Standing Desk can be adjusted to meet any need. From reading recipes to product photography, the programmable height settings allow you to quickly swap between your configurations, making it one of the most versatile desks on the market. 


For a little under $900, few competitors can stand against this desk’s versatility, durability, and safety.

It’s more than your regular run-of-the-mill office desk, but the benefits it provides you are stellar and you’ll quickly make that money back saving on expensive physiotherapy and doctors’ visits.

For this reason, you may even want your  employer to provide a standing desk. It’s not a bad suggestion. Standing desks have been shown to increase happiness, boost productivity, and improve health.

Asking for a standing desk at work could be the thing you and your colleagues need to take your workspace to the next level. 


There are many good reasons to invest in a standing reading desk. From increased productivity, comfort, and health, you’ll acclimatize to your new office configuration in no time.

After a week or so, you’ll barely even notice that you’re not sitting in your office chair.

If you’re looking for the best, most stable desk for reading for leisure or work, the UpDown PRO Series Electric Standing Desk is sure to suit your needs.

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