The market is teeming with electric height adjustable desks. Today, we’re going to review two of the common standing desk brands. Both the Vari and Uplift V2 standing desks have satisfied customers from around the globe.
These electric dual motorized standing desks may share some similarities. But they also have features that make each stand out from the other. Let’s discuss each desk according to its features, cost, and convenience
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You’ll be able to see what brand can cater to your needs more. And which brand suits you best? We’re going to compare several aspects of both Vari (before Varidesk) and Uplift V2 standing desk.
Before we begin, for specs, to be fair we will pick 2 standing desks from these brands with the same tabletop size, for example, the common 60×30″.
|Standing Desk||Vari 60×30″||Uplift V2 60×30″|
|Height range||25.5″ to 50.5″||– 25.3″ to 50.9″ (normal frame)
– 22.6″ to 48.7″ (Commecial frame)
|Lifting capacity||200 lbs||355 lbs|
|Warranty||5 years||15 years|
|Shipping & return||Free within 30 days||Free all|
|Advanced anti-collision system||Yes||Yes|
|Programmable Memory Settings||4||4|
|Assembles||5 minutes||90 minutes|
Let’s dive into the details, shall we?
Vari vs Uplift – The Manufacturer showdown
Vari is known as one of the pioneers when it comes to electric standing desks. It has been a collaboration with Kaidi, a Chinese manufacturer based on the mainland. All the components and parts of the desks are made in-house. Kaidi is also known as one of the largest suppliers in China.
Uplift desks are also manufactured in China. A leading Chinese company, Shenzhen Weizhen Motor Co., LTD. made these desks for Jiecang Linear Motion technologies. The said Chinese company has been making standing desks since 2011. But they have warehouses are in Austin, TX, so you can get your products quickly with the shipping!
In addition, the manufacturer is known for producing well-built micromotor systems. So we can expect Uplift v2 to share the same quality motors.
Assembly and set up
Most Varidesks units come in fully assembled, except for some big versions like 60×24″ or 72×30″. In that case, they will come pre-assembled. So you can expect that there is a little bit of setup still required. But interestingly, Vari is one of the standing desks that are quite easy to set up.
That’s one of the biggest advantages. Since it comes in pre-assembled, it’ll only take you about 10 minutes to finish the entire setup.
On the other hand, it might take you a bit longer to finish your home office setup with the Uplift V2. On average, it can take you about 30-90 minutes to finish the entire installation. Also, you might encounter some challenges in inserting and tightening some of the hardware. Thus, it’s advisable to use a cordless drill to cut the assembly time.
The Vari 60×30″ has a weight capacity of 250 lbs (for about 113kg). And it has been tested to consistently hold the same weight despite numerous adjustments. Though its weight capacity may be a bit less than some brands, it has a safety feature to boot.
The overload protection system prevents the desk from bearing too much load beyond its capacity. Once the weight limit is reached, It automatically stops
Uplift V2, on the other hand, has a higher weight capacity of 355 lbs. Though it lacks an overload protection system, it offers a weight capacity that’s more than a hundred pounds higher than the typical office requirement. The typical weight requirement of most offices is around 200 lbs.
Recently, Uplift is raising some key features in their standing desks. You can check through the image below
Vari boasts of a traditional cross-support system. And this adds to the stability of the desk. But there’s a tiny bit of a weak spot that we have discovered.
The desk makes use of a plastic part in between the steel interlocking system, Though this may affect the stability score of the desk. With a little bit heavy things such as 2 monitor arms, 1 PC, and even a triple monitor stand, it can cost the desk a wobble problem when setting the max height!
Now let’s take a look at the frame construction and stability score of Uplift V2. Even it lacks the traditional cross-support system that Vari has. But the brand compensated for this with telescoping legs. This increases the stability of the desk. And of course, when it comes to stability, the Uplift V2 commercial with 4-leg is one of the best options in the market
Both desks have an anti-collision sensitivity feature. The desks automatically stop at the slightest motion. Thereby keeping the desks as stable as possible.
Uplift V2 offers more liberty for customization. The upper frame consists of 48 mounting holes where you can attach additional accessories. Whereas, Vari lacks this option.
Additional mounting holes also allow you to maximize the wider working area. You may be able to add in some more monitors and office equipment.
Frames and foot construction
Both brands have a solid stainless steel frame construction. But the difference lies in the foot construction. Vari frame has a stainless steel foot while Uplift V2 makes use of an aluminum molded foot.
Varidesk construction looks really solid and well-built. Furthermore, it also boasts of an almost perfect connection between the foot and the glides. And this adds to the overall quality of the frames.
Uplift V2, on the other hand, also has a well-built upper frame. The only concern is that the glides and the foot didn’t seem to fit as well as that of Vari’s standing desks. But one of the advantages of Uplift V2 frames is that it’s expandable. Since the width of the frames is adjustable, you change your desktop whatever the size is.
Height range adjustment
In terms of height adjustment options, Varidesk 60×30″ seems to offer a lack of choices. With a height range adjustment from 25.5″ to 50.5″, it doesn’t fit the short people under 5″. While on the 60×30″ Commercial version of Uplift, the height range can support from 22.6″ to 48.2″, of course, it’s far better than Vari!
About the noise problem, Vari 60″ seems to operate more quietly at 45 decibels. Uplift also boasts of a quiet operation at 55-57 decibels before and recently they have updated that only under 50db. This range isn’t actually annoying. It’s still quite compared to other brands in the market. But if you’re looking for something more silent, Vari wins this round. So all in all, it may offer a more peaceful work environment.
Both the Varidesk and Uplift V2 share almost the same innovative functions. For one, both desks are equipped with a “soft stop and start” mechanism for adjusting the table height.
Secondly, they have programmable presets where you can easily save your favorite table height. Vari offers 3 preset height adjustments. While you can enjoy one more additional option with the Uplift V2 with its 4 preset height adjustments.
Furthermore, Uplift V2 boasts one-touch technology. It’s a convenient feature to make things flow faster in your office. And it looks so futuristic too. But it does have its own disadvantages. The danger lies when this sturdy table comes into collision with children or other furniture during operation. So just take extra precautions.
- Frame colors
Vari available on silver and slate. While you can choose from four colors with the Uplift V2 standing desk. It comes in metallic, gray, white, black, and more colors, depending on your choice!
Varidesk offers five lovely desktop designs. You can choose from butcher block, black, white, dark wood, or reclaimed wood.
Uplift V2 standing desk, on the other hand, offers 19 stunning designs. And this desk has solid wood laminate desks that resonate with nature. You can even see the grains, chips and natural cracks of the wood. Moreover, the brand uses an eco-friendly type of wood, the rubberwood.
In a nutshell, you have more desk design options with the Uplift V2!
- Vari 60×30″: https://www.amazon.com/Vari-Electric-Standing-Desk-Adjustable/dp/B089CX2F42/
- Uplift V2 60×30″ Commercial: https://www.amazon.com/UPLIFT-Desk-Standing-Adjustable-V2-Commercial/dp/B07YYL7VHB/
The Vari, it’s a bit pricey for a midrange standing desktop, considering that it lacks options for customization, but when compared with Uplift, it’s still cheaper! For the budget, we think you can consider this brand or replace it with others like Flexispot or Fezibo
While the price of the Uplift V2 standing desk is much more expensive! It can cost a bit higher depending on the tabletop design that you’re going to choose. And the most popular tabletop option is the bamboo desktop. It’s a crowd favorite since it has one of the cheapest prices but looks stunning at the same time.
Vari offers only a 5-year warranty on all electrical components and surfaces. And the Uplift V2 standing desk offers a longer 15-year warranty. But this warranty period doesn’t include a solid wood tabletop that may age over time. As we can see, Uplift can be trusted with free shipping and free return!
After considering all the features, pros and cons, you can see that both desks share some similarities. But both desks also have some major differences, and we have to take the Winner to Uplift!
Vari may have a better price, and it takes less than 10 minutes to assemble. And it is also more quiet compared to the Uplift V2 standing desk. But at the end of the day, Uplift V2 has a higher weight capacity with so much more high-quality factors with better experiences.
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