Mobile mount specialist Ergotron has developed a great solution for sit stand working.
Instead of having to replace your existing desk its cleverly conceived WorkFit-S means you get to transform your old fixed set up into a height adjustable workstation.
How Does It Work?
The idea of this workstation is you don't have to buy a completely new height adjustable desk. Instead the unit simply clamps to the front edge of your existing desk or work surface and makes it very simple and easy to work in either a sitting or standing position.
It consists of a sturdy central vertical column support with a VESA standard flat panel screen attachment. Beneath this is an angled arm with a keyboard and mouse tray. Both move in tandem with further height adjustment of the screen available for user fine-tuning.
Once you have it all set up switching between standing and sitting is quick and easy.
It comes in 3 different versions making it highly flexible – these include:
- A single monitor model for either light or heavy duty screens
- A dual monitor model for running 2 screens together
- An LCD and laptop model to combine laptop and screen use
There are also a number of accessories to broaden its appeal, these are covered later in this review.
Who Is It For?
The flexibility of the WorkFit-S sit stand workstation makes it suitable for virtually anyone who wants to quickly be able to change his or her working position between sitting and standing.
Once you have set up the workstation to your requirements varying your work posture is rapid and effortless. It’s all finger tip controlled as the mechanism within it is balanced to recognize the weight of the equipment you are using on it.
The main difference between a WorkFit-S and a traditional height adjustable desk is it’s actually your monitor and keyboard which adjust up and down.
Those who need a lot of desk top space when standing to work will find it isn't the best answer. Having said that some of the accessories may be sufficient to resolve any problems. Let’s move on to the adjustability details of the various models.
User feedback from Amazon
Here are some recent customer review comments from Amazon.
“I AM glad that I bought this. I've had it for several months at my home office and I stand probably half the time. It feels better on my back and body to have this option.”
“I bought one of these as my neurologist recommending standing at work (I am on the computer all day long.) I have now been standing for six weeks and I love it! Today as I was leaving my office I looked over at my Ergotron and said to myself, “I love you.”…I highly recommend this unit, it was easy to assemble, it's very well made and it is very, very easy to raise and lower.”
“Suffering from back/shoulder pain due to computer work? Get this!”
Here's where you can read 14 customer reviews from Amazon.
Here are the differences between the various versions of the WorkFit-S.
Single LCD sit stand workstation
This comes in both a light duty version (model 33-342-200) and a heavy duty version (model 33-344-200). The difference between the two is the light duty is for flat panel screens up to 22 inch weighing between 6 and 16lbs. The heavy duty takes up to a 30 inch screen weighing between 16 and 28lbs.
The LD (light duty) model allows 360° screen rotation whereas the HD (heavy duty) only has 90° rotation. Both can be tilted by 30°.
Dual LCD sit stand workstation (model 33-341-200)
This can take a pair of flat panel screens each up to 22 inches (max outside width 21.5 inches) with a combined weight between 12 and 28lbs.
Screen rotation is 360° for each LCD.
LCD & Laptop Sit Standing Workstation (model 33-340-200)
This holds a laptop on one side and up to a 20 inch flat panel screen on the other side. The combined screen weight capacity is between 12 and 26lbs.
LCD support only allows 360° screen rotation as well as 30° tilt.
All versions allow screen and keyboard tray to adjust in height by 18 inches in tandem, with a further 5 inches of independent monitor adjustment making 23 inches overall.
The standard keyboard tray includes a mouse tray which can be fitted to left or right hand side.
This can be enhanced with the addition of two optional extras and these attach to the top of the arm support.
- Tablet/Document Holder designed to carry 2.2lbs and items up to 10.7H x 7.25″W x 1.5″D. Using this may restrict the full independent 5” display height range.
- Worksurface designed to carry 5lbs and measuring 23″ W x 15 “D. It shouldn't affect the vertical adjustment unless you are using your monitor in portrait.
- Large keyboard tray (one piece) this is intended to take a mouse and keyboard and will support 5lbs. It measures 27″ W x 9 “D.
- Hinged bow for dual screen set up allows one screen to be placed back at right angles so others can see your display.
Finishes & Warranty
All models are finished in a combination of black painted metal, high-grade black plastic and aluminum.
There is a 5 year warranty on all WorkFit-S models and accessories.
Ergotron’s WorkFit-S range of sit stand workstations offers a very cost effective way to work both sitting and standing in the office. Starting at under $400 the investment is typically less than half the cost of other height adjustable desk solutions. Provided you don't need a lot of worktop space when standing to work you shouldn't have any issues.
All models are designed to accept Vesa MIS-D compliant screens. These have either a 75mm x 75mm or 100mm x 100m fixing hole arrangement. Mac users need to make sure their monitors are suitable. Particularly with iMacs, which don’t have VESA, fixing points but may be able to be adapted.
Once set up to the users individual work arrangement moving between seated and standing work is very quick and easy.
Where To Buy Online
Amazon offers the WorkFit-S range at highly competitive prices and these also include 30 day return period.