Jarvis Standing Desk Review Summary
With a large height range, quick adjustment speed, well-built solid frame, and desktop durability, the Jarvis Standing Desk is arguably one of the high-performing desks in the market. Its heavy loading capacity is supported by dual motors, making it a great choice for users seeking to load their desks with heavy equipment but also wanting their desks to move quickly and smoothly. It’s also a good choice for a wide range of users as the Jarvis desk caters to both tall and short people from 4’9″ to 7’ (144.78 cm to 213.36 cm).
The desk also comes with an anti-collision system and a basic cable management tool. Additionally, an intuitive digital keypad makes the transition from high to low quick and easy. Despite its lack of a horizontal support bar, the Jarvis desk is still rated highly for its sturdiness and stability. Overall, the Jarvis desk not only looks great but also functions efficiently and comes with a 15-year industry-leading warranty.
Jarvis Standing Desk
- Frame: 3 Stage frame with C-Shape steel base with two height options
- 3-Stage frame: Height range – 24.5″ to 50″ (62.23 cm to 127 cm) without a desktop
- 3-Stage low frame: Height range – 21.9″ to 42.2″ (55.63 cm to 107.19 cm) without a desktop
- Weight capacity: 350 lbs (158.76 kg)
- Warranty: 15 years
What We Liked
- Well-built and eco-friendly product
- Sturdy steel feet
- Strong and have a heavy-duty load capacity
- Well-known for great customer services
- Great warranty
What We Disliked
- No traditional cross-support system so can be wobbly at high standing heights
- Non-customized electronic system presents concerns about the quality
- Emits a slight hum during height adjustments experienced by some users
The Jarvis Standing Desk is a full electric standing desk sold by a company called Fully. Fully is specialized in ergonomic products. Its head office is in Portland, Oregon and it also has offices in San Francisco and Seattle, USA. Fully offers various types of desktops.
The Jarvis Standing Desk comes in both two and three-stage frames. This article reviews the adjustable standing desk with a three-stage frame. The three-stage frame is available in two models, which are the three-stage frame and the three-stage low frame. The three-stage frame is suitable for tall people with 5’4″ and 7′ (162.56 and 213.36 cm) tall whereas the three-stage low frame is suitable for shorter people with 4’9″ to 5’11” (144.78 cm to 180.34 cm) tall.
In this article, we’ll provide information on the difference between the Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk and the Jarvis Laminate Standing Desk. We’ll also provide a review summary, including the pros and cons of the desk as well as its distinctive features and specifications. Then, we’ll be taking a closer look at the Jarvis Standing Desk’s design, quality, performance, and things you should consider before buying the desk. We hope that this information should help you when determining whether the Jarvis Standing Desk suits your needs.
Let’s start with the difference between the Jarvis Bamboo and Jarvis Laminate desktops.
Jarvis Bamboo VS Laminate Desktops
Jarvis’s solid slap bamboo desktop is known for its high quality, durability, and eco-friendly material. According to the manufacturer, it is made from Moso (Mao Zhu) species bamboo, sourced from sustainable forests, and harvested by hand so that its root structure is preserved. It is also grown with environmentally safe practices, without pesticides or fertilizers. As bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants and it releases 35% more oxygen than other trees do, it is definitely good for the environment.
To preserve its natural wooden look, the natural bamboo top is treated with a durable UV-cured, water-based polyurethane coating. The dark bamboo is also treated with an environmentally friendly water-based stain that not only protects the material but also allows the wood grain texture to show through. So, the desktop surface is not only durable and beautiful but also easy to clean.
While the Natural bamboo top is 0.75″ (1.91 cm) thick, the Dark bamboo top is 1″ (2.54 cm) thick. The sustainable production and attentive design make the Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk not only durable but also well-functioning.
Laminate desktops are a good alternative to bamboo ones. They are made of synthetic materials used to form a thin layer attached on top of the durable core material. Fully also offers durable laminate desktops which are made with a high-density core of 100% recycled wood fiber on the inside and a waterproof, scratch-resistant polymer on the outside. The Jarvis laminate desktops are also GREENGUARD Gold Certified and meet the Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) Standard to be low in chemical emissions. So, they are safe for indoor home and office environments.
Both Jarvis bamboo and laminate tops are made from quality materials. While the bamboo top offers a naturally beautiful wood grain texture, it only comes in natural and dark bamboo finish options. If one prefers a consistent color on their desktop and wide varieties to choose from, they should consider the laminated top.
Jarvis Standing Desk: Distinctive Features and Benefits
Apart from the general functionality that you can expect from a standing desk, here are the Jarvis Standing Desk’s distinctive features and benefits that differentiate it from many other electric standing desks in the market.
- For the Jarvis bamboo desktop range:
- Eco-friendly product using solid bamboo desktops, made from sustainable materials and using environmentally friendly manufacturing process.
- Durable natural bamboo desktops, treated with a durable UV-cured and water-based coating to preserve the natural wood grain look
- For the Jarvis laminate desktop range:
- GREENGUARD Certified to be low in chemical emissions and safe for office and household uses
- Made with a high-density recycled wood fiber
- Coated with waterproof and scratch-resistant polymer for durability laminates are
- Options for tall and short people:
- 3-stage frame – Suitable for users with 5’4″ to 7′ (162.56 cm to 213.36 cm)
- 3-stage low frame – Suitable for users with 4’9″ to 5’11” (144.78 cm to 180.34 cm)
- Include a basic wire management tool for cord organization
- 15-year warranty
Jarvis Standing Desk: Specifications
|Product name||Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk|
|Standing desk type||Full electric standing desk|
|Height adjustment range||Regular desk: 24.5″-50″ (62.23 cm – 127 cm), without a desktop Low desk: 21.9″-42.2″ (55.63 cm – 107.19 cm), without a desktop Note: Natural bamboo is 0.75” (1.91 cm) thick and Dark bamboo and laminate are 1” (2.54 cm) thick|
|Fit most users (height)*||Regular desk: About 5’4″-7′ (162.56 cm – 213.36 cm) Low desk: About 4’9″-5’11” (144.78 cm – 180.34 cm)|
|Available desktop sizes||Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk: Depth: 24″ (60.96 cm) – Width: 30” (76.2 cm), 36” (91.44 cm), 48” (121.92 cm), and 60” (152.4 cm) Depth: 27” (68.58 cm) – Width: 42” (106.68 cm), 48” (121.92 cm), and 60” (152.4 cm) Depth: 30″ (76.2 cm) – Width: 48” (121.92 cm), 60” (152.4 cm), 72” (182.88 cm), and 78” (198.12 cm) |
Jarvis Laminate Standing Desk: Depth: 24″ (60.96 cm) – Width: 30” (76.2 cm) and 42” (106.68 cm) Depth: 27” (68.58 cm) – Width: 42” (106.68 cm), 48” (121.92 cm), and 60” (152.4 cm) Depth: 30″ (76.2 cm) – Width: 72” (182.88 cm)
Natural Bamboo – 0.75” (1.91 cm)
Dark Bamboo and Laminate – 1” (2.54 cm)
|Desktop material||Bamboo tops: Made from sustainably grown and harvested Mao Zhu bamboo. Laminate tops: Made with a minimum of 84% recycled wood fiber particle board (certified by FCS)|
|Desktop colors||Bamboo – Natural Bamboo and Dark Bamboo Laminate – Black, Oak, Maple, Stone, Walnut, White, and Whiteboard|
|Frame type||C-Shape steel base with options of the 3-stage frame and 3-stage low frame|
|Frame colors||Black, Silver, Alloy, and White|
|Weight capacity||350 lbs (158.76 kg)|
|Motor type||Dual motors in each lifting column|
|Adjustment speed||1.5″ (3.81 cm) per second|
|Noise level||Operating noise less than 50dB|
|Controller||OLED touch digital handset with four programmable height presets|
|Adjustable foot leveling studs||0.25″ (0.635 cm) adjustment|
|Certificates||Intertek VOC Air Quality Certification |
GREENGUARD-Gold Certification for low emissions and indoor use
|Address||1010 SE Water Ave, Portland USA.|
|Warranty||15-year warranty on all desk frame components, mechanical parts, motors, and electrical components 5-year warranty on desktop surfaces|
Sources: Source: Fully and Amazon product pages
Jarvis Standing Desk Review: Design
The Jarvis Standing Desk is simple but stylish with its signature bamboo finish and seamless steel feet. Its clean design easily blends in with any décor while making a perfect addition to your office.
The Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk is a 2-leg desk, without the lower cross bar between the legs. Like the Uplift V2 Standing Desk, the Jarvis Standing Desk has inverted legs designed for more stability and leg room or space for accessories under the desk.
The frame is made from steel and comes in four colors which are black, silver, alloy, and white.
Height Adjustment Range
The Jarvis three-stage frame desk offers a wide range of heights to accommodate most people. It is available in two height ranges, which are regular height and low height. Each frame targets a different range of heights. While the former is for tall people, the latter is suitable for short users.
The regular height Jarvis Standing Desk has a 25.5″ (64.77 cm) movement function. It has a minimum height of 24.5″ (62.2 cm) and a maximum height of 50″ (127 cm) without a desktop. The desk is suitable for most people between 5’4″ and 7′ (162.56 and 213.36 cm).
The low-height Jarvis Standing Desk has a 20.3″ (51.56 cm) movement function and an extended range between 21.9″ and 42.2″ (55.63 cm to 107.19 cm) without a desktop. The desk is suitable for most people between 4’9″ and 5’11” (144.78 cm to 180.34 cm).
The Jarvis standing desk is available with various desktop options, including bamboo, laminate, designer plywood, eco top, wood veneer, hardwood, and reclaimed wood. However, its well-known desktop is an eco-friendly natural bamboo top, which is great for people who are environmentally conscious.
The bamboo range comes in two different colors, which are Natural Bamboo and Dark Bamboo. Pleasing to note also is that you have an extensive range to choose from with the Jarvis Bamboo desk, which is available in various sizes to suit their needs. As can be seen in the Specification Table above, the desk is available in various desk sizes, including 24”, 27” and 30” (60.96 cm, 68.58 cm, and 76.2 cm) depth sizes with various width sizes from 30” (76.2 cm) to 78” (198.12 cm).
Another popular Jarvis desk is the Jarvis Laminate Standing Desk. The laminate desktops come in many colors, including black, oak, maple, stone, walnut, white, and whiteboard. Each color comes in a few depth sizes of 24” (60.96 cm), 27” (68.58 cm), and 30″ (76.2 cm). You can see the available widths in the Speculation Table above.
Many laptop and MacBook users are happy with the Fully Jarvis Standing Desk 48″ x 30″ (121.92 cm x 76.2 cm) size as the desk can easily fit a laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and some office nick-nack. However, most people prefer the Fully Jarvis Standing Desk 60″ x 30″ (152.4 cm x 76.2 cm) size width and larger desktops, as it’s better to have more desk pace and this desk size can house three monitors if required. If you are unable to find the size of your choosing on the list, it may be because the item is currently out of stock.
The desk comes with one or two desktop grommets, depending on the desktop size. You can also choose to have a white grommet or black grommet hole cover. You can either use the grommets to configure cables down the desk or upgrade them to powered grommets, which allow you to plug your devices into the desk directly. The powered grommets are optional features that are quite handy to have.
The Jarvis Standing Desk comes with an assembly instruction booklet as well as a video link to Fully’s website, showing how to assemble the desk. Although it’s recommended that you have some help as some parts can be heavy, you can set up and install the desk by yourself. The components are clearly labeled. Following the instructions, many customers find that the assembly process is straightforward and they generally assemble the desk in approximately 45-90 minutes. Of course, the assembly time would also depend on your mechanical skills.
The Jarvis desk has built-in wire management grommets, and each desk comes with a basic wire management tool to help contain all wires. Apart from this, you have the option to buy additional accessories to complement your standing desk and make it more suitable for your need. Fully offers many accessories that you can pair with their standing desk.
The optional additions include a laptop stand, desk mat, monitor stand with drawer, monitor riser, monitor arm, dual monitor arm, desk drawer, sidekick file cabinet, desk shelf, float deck balance board, stand balance board, CPU holder, caster, bottle opener, privacy panel, magnetic desk hooks, clamp-mounted surge protector, side table, desk lamp, powered grommet cover, cable management tray, and wire-management kit.
Jarvis Standing Desk Review: Quality
The Jarvis Standing Desk comes with stable steel legs. Its heavy base components may cause some difficulties during assembly. However, it is quite solid once completed, which is what we appreciate in a standing desk.
The Jarvis Standing Desk’s three-stage frame has an industry-leading lifting capacity of approximately 355 lbs (161.02 kg) including the weight of the desktop. This lifting weight of the desk is generally sufficient for a general workstation setup, which usually requires less than 200 lbs (90.72 kgs).
The desk also has heavy steel feet and a wide bottom lifting column that adds extra side-to-side and front-to-back stability to the desk. So, the Jarvis Standing Desk can handle heavy equipment and provide users with a safe and secure workstation. The desk also comes with adjustable foot leveling studs of 0.25″ (0.635 cm) that you can use to help correct uneven flooring, thus enhancing the desk’s stability.
Jarvis Standing Desk Review: Performance
The regular height Jarvis Standing Desk features a large height adjustment of 25.5” (64.77 cm) while the low-height desk has a height adjustment of 20.3” (51.56 cm). Both models have a three-stage frame and are powered by dual motors in each lifting column. So, it provides a smooth and stable 1.5″ per second height adjustment speed. The rubber grommets help cut down the noise and vibration during operation. The motors however make minimal noise (less than 50 decibels) but are not prominent during the adjustment.
The Jarvis desk is available in two handset options, the standard up/down toggle handset and OLED touch programmable handset. The up/down toggle handset allows you to easily raise and lower the desk to your desired height by pressing the up and down buttons.
The upgraded OLED option, on the other hand, offers much more yet is easy to use. It is a programable memory handset featuring a display screen, indicating the current height of the desk, and four customizable memory presets.
The control keypad has seven buttons: two for the up/down controls, four for memory presets, and one for memorization of the height settings.
The up and down buttons allow you to adjust the height manually. The four-button memory system lets you choose and save your ideal sitting and standing heights. So, you can easily change between your favorite positions simply by pushing one of the preset buttons.
The desk also has a collision detection system to prevent accidents if something is in the way during the desk adjustment. Although the desk is stable and rock-solid at lower levels, it slightly wobbles at a full height which seems to be in line with most other desks that do not have a horizontal support bar. This issue is mostly experienced by very tall users; however, they feel it doesn’t affect the desk’s functionality.
Jarvis Standing Desk Review: Things To Consider
Although the Jarvis Standing Desk has been recommended by many experts, it is not perfect. A Chinese-made electronic system is one concern made by some experts. However, one must bear in mind that for the specifications offered by Fully, the American or European-made mechanisms are much more expensive.
Similar to the Uplift V2 desk, the Jarvis Standing Desk does not have traditional cross support. It is rock-solid at its minimum height, but its stability is slightly compromised at high standing height. However, according to Fully, its addition of strengthening gussets and a foot-to-leg connection has increased both side-to-side and front-to-back stability.
Based on our customer review research, less than 1% of reviewers at the time of our research reported that the desk wobbles from side to side. About 3.5-4.5% of the reviewers experience only a slight wobbliness and still rate the desk 4 and 5 stars. Many reviewers understand that it’s common for high desks with 2 legs to wobble as long as it doesn’t affect their functionality. That said, one’s experience depends on their sensitivity to wobbling.
The Fully Jarvis Standing Desk is an attractive, reliable, and stable electric desk. It is also made of sustainably grown and harvested materials. Despite its few flaws, for what it offers, the Fully Jarvis desk is one of the best standing desk options currently available on the market. It is a great choice for those having heavy office equipment as it has an impressive lifting mechanism and capacity, a testament to the strength of its steel desk feet.
With two options of frames, the Jarvis Standing Desk has a height range that is suitable for anyone, from children to adults between 4’9” and 7’ (144.78 cm and 180.34 cm) tall. The desk also has an easy-to-use control keypad and dual motors which allow for a smooth, silent, and quick transition from sitting to standing and vice versa.
Fully also offers a wide variety of accessories to customize your desk to meet your need. Additionally, Fully’s excellent customer service and the generous warranty of 15 years on the desk make the Jarvis desk very competitive with the Uplift Desk which has a similar build.
Overall, if you’re looking for a standing desk that looks great and offers features, aesthetic quality, and functionality, consider the Jarvis Standing Desk.