When I was looking for an apartment last year, my ultimate choice was three things: the spiral staircase, the back yard, and the second floor. When I came down the stairs and saw this space, I had already decided that half of it would become a home gym, with the remaining space serving as an office. But it wouldn’t be just any office, it would be a techie’s paradise –– a mix of my love of audio, gaming, RGB lights, and geekery in general.
And since I will be working from home for the foreseeable future, now is the perfect time to set up my office. The first major piece is the Jarvis all-bamboo standing desk (valued at $ 1,029, from $ 549). A combination of circuitry and wood, the Jarvis is a prime example of the form meeting function. With the push of a button, the desk rises quickly, taking you from a potentially unhealthy sedentary lifestyle to an energetic standing position.
It’s a bit pricey, but if you’re looking for office furniture that works as hard as you do, the Fully Jarvis Standing desk is worth the investment.
Fully Jarvis Standing Desk Pricing and Configuration
The base Jarvis model starts at $ 549. This gives you a 30 x 24 inch rectangular natural bamboo desk with a single black grommet for cable management, a mid-range desk frame that rises and drops 29-48.3 inches, and a top switch. / low standard.
For my review, I set up a desk with a 72 x 30 inch rectangular bamboo desk ($ 210). I opted for a pair of electric grommets in black ($ 69) and a desk frame with an extended reach that can be adjusted from 24.5 to 50 inches. I added a few comforts including a programmable height adjustment switch ($ 35), casters ($ 29), a cable management kit that comes with a surge protector ($ 49), and a bottle opener ( $ 9) because it’s 5 a.m. somewhere. This brought my office total to $ 1,029.
If wood isn’t really your bag, or you’re looking for a budget entry point, Fully also offers the Remi and Laminate standing desks which start at $ 449 and $ 499 respectively. Or you can just buy a Full Desk Frame for $ 399 and add your own desk. Are you looking for something more premium? There’s the two-tone Designer Ply desk ($ 899 from), hardwood ($ 1,099 from), or L-shaped wood and reclaimed wood – both of which start at $ 1,249.
Other upgrades I want to add at a later date include the Jarvis Laptop Arm ($ 128), Full Desktop Drawer ($ 49), ESI CPU01-14 CPU Socket ($ 125.40), the Sidekick Binder ($ 199) and the LifeSpan TR5000 Standing Desk Treadmill ($ 1,530).
Fully Jarvis Standing Desk Design
Man, this office makes me feel like an adult, a cool adult who can spend hours and hours playing, but an adult no less. The light bamboo desk is simply stunning with its unique grain streaks. To keep the wood as beautiful as it looked when you unpacked it, the durable material is treated with a water-based, UV-cured polyurethane coating. The result is a smooth-touch, easy-to-clean surface that looks great in any office environment. And if you want a darker wood, Fully offers a Dark Bamboo option for an additional $ 35.
The metal desk frame is sturdy and has a motor in each leg to do all the heavy lifting. The frame can support a maximum of 350 pounds which is good as I’m looking to eventually house a desktop under the desk in the future. My desk frame is black, but it’s also available in silver and white at no additional cost or alloy for $ 30.
The tray measures 72 x 30 x 0.8 inches and weighs 54 pounds. The desk frame measures 74 x 27 x 21 inches and weighs 46 pounds.
Complete configuration of the permanent Jarvis office
Building the standing desk reminded me how much I love working with my hands. A small Black & Decker hand drill with a Phillips head bit, the various screws and components, and a little reading comprehension are all you need. Or if you’re more of a visual learner, you can find a video on how to build your standing desk on Fully’s webpage.
Using the instructions included in the box, I assembled the desk in 48 minutes and 20 seconds. The instructions were easy to follow and all the parts and fasteners were all there; the company even included a few spare parts just in case. Everything was really easy to connect, even connecting the wires to power the motor.
I encountered a little problem during construction. When I was installing the console, I couldn’t drive the screws in as deep as I wanted. Suddenly, the console slips a bit if I press hard.
Once I attached all the extra equipment (casters and bottle opener), I was finally ready to get the desk up. It is recommended to get help from a friend, but I managed to build it up on my own. From there, I replaced the regular grommets with the powered ones and attached the surge protector. From there, all I had to do was thread all the wires from my various gadgets into the wire management kit and plug everything in and I was good to go.
Full Jarvis Standing Desk Features
While the bottle opener is a cool little addition, the black programmable console is the star of the show here. The black module has seven buttons, four to adjust the height of the desk, power, two buttons to manually adjust the height of the desk and an M button to put the console in programming mode. The console also has a small OLED display so you can keep up with the action.
Programming the console is quite simple: hold down the M button to launch programming mode and use the manual control buttons to scroll through the options (Max height, Min height, Units, Anti-collision sensitivity, Screen brightness , Button Brightness, Calibrate Height and Memory Preset Mode), press 1 to enter the desired menu and use the arrow buttons to select your choice.
So to program my ideal sitting and standing desk height, I chose the memory preset mode, hit 1 and raised the desk to the desired height and hit again to 1 to adjust it. For my sitting size I repeated the process but pressed 2 at the end to map it to this button.
Complete performance of the permanent Jarvis office
My Jarvis can lift from 24.5 inches to 50 inches. While this is a cool party trick to show people, what I love most about Jarvis’ two desktop frame engines is how fast and quiet they are. Even when there is no noise in my makeshift office and I press the button, the sound is minimal. And it takes about 10 seconds at the desk to switch between my favorite heights.
Besides having the ability to switch from sitting to standing with the push of a button, what I love about the Jarvis is the space. Anyone who has had the pleasure / misfortune of sitting next to me in an office knows that I am a space invader. Laptops, headphones, smartphones, paperwork, and an endless amount of tchotchkes mean that sooner or later at least part of their desks will become my office. But not here.
This 72-inch width comfortably accommodates a 34-inch curved Alienware monitor, an Elgato Stream Deck XL, Elgato Key Light Air, Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock, an HP Tango X wireless printer and currently a pair of Creative speakers T100. And there’s plenty of room for one Dell XPS 17, the Asus Zephyrus Duo 15, a Blue Yeti Blackout microphone and a headphone holder. Of course, I haven’t put any toys there yet, but I also have a whole library and several walls dedicated to my collection, which is constantly growing.
At the end of the line
Whether you’re commuting to the office or working from home, a standing desk is a game-changer, but the Jarvis all-bamboo standing desk takes things to another level. At $ 1,029, the desk is made from durable materials that impart a sophisticated air that will increase the wow factor wherever it sits. Both motors are quiet and switching between heights is a quick and seamless process and best of all, it can support up to 350 pounds. This means you can load it up with all the goodies.
Speaking of loading the desktop with all the goodies, the customization option can quickly jack the price up to an outrageous amount. But the good thing is, if you have an electric drill and the patience, you can build your ideal office room by room. Overall, if you’re looking for a standing desk that looks great and offers tons of customization and features, you’d be hard pressed to do better than the fully Jarvis Standing Desk.