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Don’t know what an extension cord is? Then these are the desks for you!
Ok all joking aside, having a desk with an electric outlet or USB plugs can be very handy for setting up a temporary workstation, or simply just charging your phone a lot easier. You may even want to line a few of these things up for your next LAN party!
We have the usual categories of desks to choose from:
- Sit to Stand Desks with Electrical Outlets and/or USB plugs
- Stationary Desks with Electrical Outlets and/or USB plugs
- A million styles to choose from
If you don’t mind a power strip on the underside of your desk, then be sure to consider other types of desks as well.
- 1 Our Picks for the Best Computer Desk with Electrical Outlet
- 2 Sit to Stand Desks with Electrical Outlets and/or USB plugs
- 3 Stationary Desks with Electrical Outlets and/or USB plugs
- 4 Bonus DIY Solution!
- 5 Conclusion
Our Picks for the Best Computer Desk with Electrical Outlet
There you have it, our top 3 picks, now read on for the details!
Sit to Stand Desks with Electrical Outlets and/or USB plugs
USB / Electric outlets could be a very useful feature of a standing desk. If you have a desktop computer that you use on it then you have to make sure the power cord reaches in both sitting and standing mode.
This could leave an unsightly little umbilical cord on your desk!
Well thankfully someone is smarter than the average bear and put outlets on the desk.
A common option is to have the power or USB outlets on the side or back of the desk to give even easier access to them. This is a great feature if you are moving your laptop frequently, or have one of those phones that needs charged frequently.
Seville Classics – Airlift Tempered Glass Electric Standing Desk
This white standing desk keeps all the cables out and outlets nice and tidy, to give a very clean aesthetic. Which makes sense seeing as it has a glass top making everything stand out a lot more than other options might.
What I love is that the USB ports are right beside the touchscreen controller that sets the automatic height of the stand-to-sit desk. Located on the right, front of the desk, these two USB ports can charge your laptop, tablet, or phone. This keeps things charged and right where you need them.
The beautiful sleek drawer can efficiently hide cables when not in use. Another interesting aspect? The top of the desk can handle whiteboard markers. Neat-O.
Martin Furniture – Motus Electric Motorized Sit/Stand Desk
What makes this sit-to-stand desk stand out to us is the hidden outlets in the desktop. At first glance, you’d never know that there was a flip top section in the back of the desk that can charge your laptop or phone. There’s even a charging shelf to hold your personal devices. A perfect solution for those who hate the sight of cables.
This Martin Furniture Electric Motorized Sit/Stand Desk is a bit of a splurge with a higher price tag, but it works seamlessly.
Along with a quiet motor, this desk has programmable settings. Once you find your favorite desk heights, you can get there at a push of a button.
This unique desk also has three different drawers under the desktop. This is great to store paperwork … or snacks. The planked earth finish stands out against the black drawers and metal legs.
Did we mention the charging shelf has not one, but three ledges? Win. Win. Win.
Stationary Desks with Electrical Outlets and/or USB plugs
Stationary Desks, a.k.a. a normal desk, can also have this wondrous feature of USB and power outlets built into a desk. There are probably more options in this category due to the simple fact that standing desks are just not as common.
Walker Edison Furniture Company – Modern Industrial Computer Gaming Desk
Sometimes these outlets blend into the desk design very nicely. This one is barely visible since it’s built into the side of the desk.
There is that sneaky electrical outlet
The built-in shelves under the outlet makes it the perfect spot to charge other electronics. Not only does it have two regular outlets, but two USB chargers. It’s not perfectly hidden, per say, but it is integrated nicely into the overall desk design.
The desk drawer pulls out and can open up via hinges to be used for a keyboard. This is nice for gaming.
The desk comes in both grey/brown and charcoal grey.
Bonus DIY Solution!
Jgstkcity – Desktop Power Grommet
You can always attach a power strip to the underside of your desk to get a similar option, but less pretty and not as easy to access. However this Power Grommet option takes the DIY Desk Outlet and makes it a bit cleaner, though more involved.
Ya you might have to drill a giant hole in the desk, but it is a pretty cool option for existing desks.
If you need a desk with electric and / or USB outlets, then hopefully this has given you some ideas you can act on. Get them desks tidied up or just easier to use! If you did not find what you were looking for, feel free to continue your search over at Amazon.