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Uplift L-Shaped Standing Desk V2 review: Stylish & sturdy desk that'll help you stay healthy

Uplift L-Shaped Standing Desk V2

Uplift L-Shaped Standing Desk V2

4.5

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The Uplift L-Shaped Standing Desk offers an expansive workspace with quick-moving motorized legs and plenty of customization options.

Standing desks have increased in popularity since working from home has become more standard. It's less likely for someone to get away from the desk and move around at home, so standing desks introduce an option for mobility where there was none before.

We've enjoyed shifting from sitting to standing on the fly using an Uplift Desk. It positions itself to the perfect height with a button press in just a few seconds.

Uplift L-Shaped Standing Desk V2 design and features

Uplift Desk offers a wide variety of motorized desks, shapes, and finishes. We reviewed the L-Shaped Standing Desk with a rubberwood finish, 60-inch by 60-inch dimensions, and a V2 C-frame.

The desktop is one inch thick with a smooth finish and soft corners. The frame is positioned so it is out of the way and can be configured for different seating positions.

Each of the three legs has its own motor. They operate quickly with a low hum — a 10-inch height change takes about 7 seconds.

Assembly

Assembling the desk was a task, but not a hard one. It arrived in multiple boxes with individual ones for each desk piece, frame, and accessory.

Accessories are attached via the V2 frame
Accessories are attached via the V2 frame

We laid each part out so it was easily identifiable as we built each section. It all slots into place without issue, but it is vital to understand which direction the desk will face before attaching any parts.

The instructions were written with the return on the left. It wasn't always clear how something should be attached when placing the return on the right.

The pre-drilled holes were accurate and made attaching every part simple. Some holes won't be used since the hole pattern is for other configurations of the desk — though those holes are out of view when using the desk.

Uplift also uses the frame for attaching accessories by making specific mounts that attach to holes. This simplifies getting most of the setup done without much hassle.

A power grommet adds two outlets to the top of the desk, ideal for powering accessories
A power grommet adds two outlets to the top of the desk, ideal for powering accessories

Getting everything in place and running the wires needed for operation wasn't difficult. Especially since the desk could be raised to its highest setting for easy under-desk access.

Features and accessories

When configuring an Uplift Desk for purchase, there are plenty of options to choose from. We got a power grommet, an advanced comfort flush keypad, a rocker board, a desk organizer set, a modesty panel that doubles as wire management, a mountable surge protector, and a desk extension with a CPU holder.

Since the desk can support up to 535 pounds, customers who order a desk with at least a 72-inch side can order an attachable storage hammock. This option seems silly until you realize the desk can be raised to 50 inches.

The power grommet is an excellent addition since it brings two outlets to the top of the desk for easy access. We've used it to power our iPad Pro and keep one outlet open for testing accessories at the desk.

The modesty panel has a large net for keeping cables hidden away
The modesty panel has a large net for keeping cables hidden away

Our favorite accessory is the one that stays hidden away — the modesty panel. It attaches to the rear side of the desk and hangs down to conceal the user somewhat if that side of the desk is visible in an open environment.

However, what makes the modesty panel great is it has netting for collecting loose cables. Rather than bundling all of our cables using zip ties and stick-on latches, we could shove all the loose wires into the netting.

The keypad we chose has four programmable presets and manual controls. We've set it up to go to the lowest setting, a sitting one, a standing one, and the highest setting with a button press.

Using the Uplift L-Shaped Standing Desk V2

A piece of furniture generally is meant to fade into the background and serve a purpose. That hasn't been the case with our Uplift Desk.

The optional extension is great for holding our MacBook Pro
The optional extension is great for holding our MacBook Pro

The desktop is large and sturdy, and it feels great to work from. The bright surface doesn't buckle or wobble under pressure, and even the heaviest objects don't make the motors whine.

The wide desktop is also a bonus when compared to our small glass desk this one replaced. While both are 60-inch by 60-inch L-shaped desks, this one has 30-inch wide surfaces ideal for organizing items.

We can have our keyboard, trackpad, iPads, MacBook Pro, and Studio Display all front and center with room to spare. The entire other side of the desk is open for keeping projects nearby or for simple desktop photography.

Four programmable buttons makes switching modes quick and easy
Four programmable buttons makes switching modes quick and easy

Switching from sitting to standing is always a joy. The increased mobility is helpful, especially when working on projects at other tables in the office.

We're guilty of sliding around in the rolling chair a little too often. Getting up and walking around is not only more dignified, but it's also more productive and healthy.

Alternating between sitting and standing is important for body and heart health. We tend to work while sitting, but the Apple Watch does remind us to stand every hour, so we take that as an opportunity to raise the desk too.

Should you buy the Uplift L-Shaped Standing Desk V2

Everyone has different desk needs. This large L-shaped desk isn't for everyone, but that's ok because Uplift Desk offers plenty of size and shape options.

Standing or sitting, the Uplift Desk is a great addition to our home office
Standing or sitting, the Uplift Desk is a great addition to our home office

We highly recommend getting a motorized sit/stand desk if you're working, or playing, from a desk for most of the day. It is a quality-of-life improvement that can't be ignored.

Uplift Desk is an obvious choice because of its clever accessory integrations and various configurations.

Uplift L-Shaped Standing Desk V2 Pros

  • Accessory integrations are clever
  • Inch-thick desktop is sturdy and smooth
  • Power grommet, desk extension options add versatility to the desktop
  • Fast-acting, quiet motors
  • Straightforward assembly

Uplift L-Shaped Standing Desk V2 Cons

  • $1,400 starting price will drive some customers away
  • Instructions could be more clear when dealing with alternate return sides

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Where to buy the Uplift L-Shaped Standing Desk V2

The Uplift L-Shaped Standing Desk V2 can be configured and purchased from the Uplift Desk website. The base configuration starts at $1,399 and comes with a basic keypad and three free accessories. Uplift also sells the V2 L-Shaped Standing Desk in its store on Amazon.