Standing desk has become an essential equipment in my home office and I have tested some different products over the last few years. The Airlift S3 is my most recent motorized standing desk and here is the review after testing it for 2 months.
Unboxing & Assembly
Features & Performance
The Airlift desk comes in two packages – one for the frame and one for the table top. What I love the most about the desk is that it is so easy and fast to put all the parts together. The legs and battery are already attached to the frame, so you will just need to open the legs and install the feet. The whole process took me around 30 minutes and I still need help from another person because the heavy-duty steel frame is quite heavy.
My desk is the OFFK65823 model with a white frame and a white top measuring 54″x30″. The top is made of MDF which is quite strong and its white laminate makes it tougher and more durable. The whole setup weighs 120 lbs but its weight capacity is 264 lbs, so you can set up dual monitors without any problem.
I installed the controller on the right side of the desk. You can adjust the desk up and down manually, or save up to 4 height levels for quick adjustments. It features dual electric motors which are quite smooth and silent. The height can be adjusted from 25.6″ to 51.4″. The height range is quite the same as my previous desks, however, the speed is a significantly slower at 1.49″ per second; This is not really a problem since I only adjust the height once or twice per day.
The desk is made by Seville Classics and the manufacturer really cares into details that others ignore. The table top has rounded corners with sloped edges and an ergonomic curve on the front, so I can sit a little closer to my computer and rest my whole forearms on the desk. I really love the sitting posture as it is super comfortable; Many people with large belly will also appreciate the curve. Besides, the built-in cord management also makes the desk look much cleaner. Another useful feature is screw-in leveling feet which help set up the desk sturdily on uneven floor.
Overall, I’ve used the Airlift S3 electric standing desk for nearly 3 months and have had no complaint so far. It works flawlessly and I think it will last a long time. I will keep using the desk and update this post if any problem arises. At the moment, this is a reliable product and I totally recommend it if you haven’t got a motorized standing desk. You can be confident purchasing this desk since it comes with 7-years of coverage against non-electronic defects and 2-years of coverage against electronic defects. The price tag of around $497 is not the cheapest but still quite reasonable.
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