A standing desk is one of those neat pieces of equipment that I’ve enviously watched others use in corporate settings for years, but I’ve never had the fortune to use one myself until recently. And while I’ve always thought of a standing desk as something you use in an office environment, I’ve come to appreciate the major perks of having one at home. The particular desk I’ve been testing comes from one of the top makers of standing desks, FlexiSpot, which just released a new model: the Comhar EG8 All-in-One Desk. Sleek and stylish with a shiny glass top, the Comhar EG8 is by far the most expensive desk I’ve ever used at $500, but having used it for both working from home and PC gaming for a couple of weeks now, I can say that it’s a major upgrade that could be worth the high price tag if you’re someone who works from home full-time.
At first glance, the FlexiSpot Comhar EG8 standing desk looks like one you’d find in an office setting, and I was worried it wouldn’t fit in with my cozy, cluttered living space (I received the all-white version, and I tend to prefer darker furniture). Its frame is made entirely of industry-grade steel, with the capability of supporting over 100 pounds of weight, and it has a shiny glass top that gives it a stylish, elegant look. On the front-facing side of the table, you’ll see “FlexiSpot” in small silver letters on the left, and on the right, there’s a control panel with several buttons and three USB ports. All in all, it looks expensive–it’s immediately clear the Comhar EG8 desk is a premium product.
After loading all of my equipment onto the desk, I was much happier with the overall look of the desk and felt that it gave my space a more polished, professional vibe without feeling out of place. At 48 inches wide and 24 inches deep, the surface offers ample space for my 32-inch monitor, keyboard, microphone, and MacBook Pro without feeling cluttered. Though you might be able to fit two small monitors, the Comhar EG8 is ideally a single-monitor desk with ample space for smaller peripherals as well.