I have had this desk for a few weeks now and I love it. It is incredibly easy to use, and I frequently lift it up and down throughout the day. It fits perfectly on top of a normal desk, even in a crowded work environment. It's very sturdy and easily holds two monitors and a keyboard. I definitely recommend this product as a desktop option.
Easy to assemble. (You just add the keyboard tray.) Very easy to raise and lower by compressing levers on both sides. You can set the height at any point. Extremely sturdy. It never wobbles when typing or anything I do on it. There is a lot of room both on the keyboard tray and on the main desk. I highly recommend this desk.
This was simple to set up, easy to adjust and really works well! So far, I love it!
The Victor DCX760 Sit-Stand Desk topper does what it says it will do. It is easy to assemble and seems safe (for adults). The work surface is melamine (a kind of rugged plastic) in a matte finish. Matte is better than gloss at hiding the inevitable scratches that will happen in regular use. I am quite impressed at how easy it is to raise and lower because it is pretty heavy. Assistance is provided by two pistons, one on either side of the front cross beams. The pistons must have some type of spring inside, but also has some type of damping mechanism which requires a smooth, slow motion. The keyboard shelf lies at desk height while the monitor / work surface is 4" higher. But there is more than one "but" I should report. (1) It definitely won't be mistaken for a piece of furniture. It's more at home in a cubicle or factory floor than on a wood or wood-look desk. (2) The first thing to go will be those pistons. They are a custom item so you can't pick up replacements at the local Home Depot. I have no reason to think they won't last for years. (3) If your keyboard is already at standard desk height instead of lower (as in a secretarial return table), it is already too high. The keyboard shelf will add 1/2" to that. This sit-stand desk would work best on a table that is shorter than standard desk height for ergonomic reasons when fully collapsed. That's not a fault with this item, but with the original desk. (4) The bottom is solid medal with some sharp plastic decorative pieces. It rises from the desktop about 1/8" on rubber feet. I don't know if I would trust it on a fine hardwood desk surface. (5) There is no cable management. I doubt I would use it if it had it. But realize the wires to the monitors and computer and other wires (mouse, keyboard, usb, PC speakers, etc.) makes a mess that dangles off the sides and could potentially get snagged in the cross beams. A wireless mouse / keyboard combo solves some of this. But the power cables can't be avoided dangling off the back. (6) Do you really need to raise and lower your setup? I have had mine in the up position exclusively except in testing it for this review. Maybe someone needs to make a fixed-height desk topper for under $100.
Everything about this desk is impressive. It took me a little while to bring it in to the office because I wasn't sure if it would fit in my cubicle, but it does. The keyboard tray hangs over the corner of the desk a little, but if anything that actually gives you a little more space to work with since it effectively expands the surface area of the desk. Setup was complete in just a couple of minutes. Everything is assembled except for the keyboard tray, and that's done quickly by attaching brackets to the tray and then attaching the brackets to the main unit. They even include a screwdriver, so you don't need any additional tools, and there were no surprises putting it together. All in all, it took about 5 minutes.
The build quality is top notch. Everything is sturdy and it feels impressive. The main surfaces are wood, but have a sturdy laminate coating that's hard to damage and easy to wipe down. Raising and lowering the desk is incredibly smooth and easy, it feels very fluid and requires minimal effort.
Down sides? I don't know. Sure, it would be nice if the keyboard tray could be pushed underneath the main unit when not in use. But looking at it while it's collapsed to its lowest level, I don't know how they'd possibly be able to engineer that without sacrificing stability or increasing the base height of the main unit. Not worth it. A quick release for the keyboard tray might be nice, but honestly I don't know if I'd ever use it. Other than that, maybe an area on the sides where you could route the mouse/keyboard cords through a hold that guarantees you won't pinch them when collapsing the desk. Due to space limitations, my laptop is not on the desk, instead sitting off to the side on its dock. the keyboard and mouse wires aren't long enough to go around the back, so I route them through the sides. It LOOKS like they could get pinched if they end up in just the right spot, although to be fair, they never have. I suppose a couple of USB extensions wouldn't be a bad idea for peace of mind.
All in all, I'm 100% happy with this desk, it's easily worth the money and feels like it's worth even more. I highly recommend it.
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