Focal Locus and Erogotron WorkFit-D

Handsomely constructed in aluminum, steel, and walnut or white-oak veneered plywood, the Focal Locus (pictured) makes finding your ideal standing-desk height easy, thanks to a hand crank–operated gliding system with self-locking gears. A stool-like seat ($690) and an antifatigue mat can be paired with it. Though not as svelte as the Locus, the cheaper Ergotron WorkFit-D boasts tech that allows you to switch instantaneously from sit-down to standing heights – up to a 20-inch range – when you decide to kick out the chair and work from your feet. When it's time to slack off, you can drop its height just as quickly.[$1,290; $699;]