Versadesk Power Pro Standing Desk Converter
Free shipping when purchased through Amazon
Lifetime warranty on the frame, and a 3 year warranty on all motorized parts
30", 36", 40", 48", 60"
White, Gray, Maple, Black
60% recycled materials, wood and 14-gauge steel
Base: 30" W x 15.5" D
Keyboard Tray (30"): 30" W x 7.75" D
Keyboard Tray (36"-48"): 36" W x 7.75" D
Electric lift that can lift up to 80 lbs. Variety of colors and finishes. Three grommet holes for monitor support and cable management. Four monitor pole support.
Abrupt stopping motion that causes the converter to drop on top of the table. Keyboard tray depth is too shallow.
Editor’s Note: The following is a “forensic” review. We have not yet had the opportunity to test the Versadesk in our labs. When we have been unable to obtain a review unit from the manufacturer and when there is demand from our readers for information on the product, we evaluate publicly available information that the manufacturer and users of the product have provided online. We then apply our extensive experience evaluating standing desk converters and make an informed projection of how well this product will stack up against other products in its category. As soon as we are able to conduct a hands-on evaluation of the product or learn new information about it, we will update this review. Learn more about our review process at Anatomy of a Review.
Note: there has been some confusion in the marketplace about the name of this product, as VersaTables, the manufacturer, is also marketing this product under the name VersaDesk Power Pro. There is also a larger version known as the VersaDesk Power Pro Corner.
Electric standing desk converters are still a bit of a novelty due primarily to their cost. So far they've sold mostly to the economically-insensitive segment of the market, such as senior executives and Wall Street traders. So we were pretty excited to see an electric desktop converter for such a low price enter the market. It's a nice-looking unit with some great choices in finishes, so that's all positive. The product arrives fully-assembled.
However, the question we will try to determine in our full review process is what does the user give up in stability and safety in exchange for this low-cost design approach? The design is a "scissor-lift" which is a great way to get a lot of adjustment range with a small "actuator stroke." With an 80 lb lift rating it's probably pushing in the neighborhood of a 400 lb force, so we'll be looking at the motor rating and reliability of the mechanism. All this on an asymmetrical mechanism, which basic physics tells us will be more stable on one side than the other. Indeed, despite it's 5-star user rating, early reports on Amazon do mention wobbliness at top heights, which is another key concern our reviewers are going to take a closer look at. (See our article on why Amazon reviews need to be taken with a grain of salt.)
But our biggest concern with this product is its fully-exposed scissor lift mechanism, and consequently user safety. The scissor lift creates some pinch points that can pose a safety risk because the forces are high enough to produce serious pinch/sever injury. Being a product in an office environment (somewhat uncontrolled) with hands in close proximity, we will be looking to see if there are any sensors to detect if anything gets in the path of the lift. At least the electric switch is not a "fire and forget" type but requires the user to keep one finger on the button while the lift is in motion.
Unlike the company's marketing claims, the Versa Table computer desktop is not the "The ONLY electric powered lift on the market", it's a Johnny come lately in a field of some notable contenders, including the top-rated Winston-E, as well as the Kangaroo Pro Electric, and ErgoTech One-Touch.
If you would like to learn more about the top standing desk converters on the market, see our Standing Desk Converter Comparison Review. And be sure to sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on the latest office fitness products and industry trends.
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Lifetime warranty on the frame; 3-year warranty on all motorized parts