Ergotron WorkFit Corner Standing Desk Converter Review
- Forensic Review
Ergotron deviates from their traditional Z-Lift frame architecture to offer a highly-stable, spacious desk converter based on an X-Lift frame. This model saves space at your desk and features the widest keyboard tray of all Ergotron WorkFit models, ideal for users with large keyboards models such as the Microsoft Natural.
Corner spaces, especially corner cubicles
|MSRP / List Price||$454.50|
5 year warranty
Wood and steel
|Monitor Arm Mounting Options||
20″ in the highest position setting
|Number of Monitors Supported||
2 x 27″
Work Surface: 36″-44″ W x 23.6″ D
|NEAT™ Certified by Mayo Clinic||
|Where to buy||
Buy on Amazon
|Quality and Aesthetics|
|Positives||Large keyboard tray, work surface cutout accommodates two 27” monitors easily, sturdy steel base and solid construction, space-saving X-Lift design, no assembly required|
|Negatives||High price point for those on a budget, heavy weight requires two people to lift, no tilting keyboard tray for better ergonomics|
Ergotron WorkFit Corner Standing Desk Converter
Editor’s Note: The following is a “forensic” review. We have not yet had the opportunity to test the WorkFit Corner in our labs. 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 in Anatomy of a Review.
The Ergotron WorkFit Corner is a corner desk converter, which means it is designed to fit snugly on your existing corner desk or l-desk, optimizing your desktop space. Two key benefits of corner desk converters are 1) they fit better in corner spaces, and 2) they usually have larger work surface depth, which makes a difference when you have larger monitors. With larger work surface depth, you can increase the distance between you and your monitors; this can make it more comfortable to view large screens.
An X-Lift Design, Saves Space at Your Desk
While corner desk converters come in a variety of styles depending on their lift mechanisms, including Z-Lifts, X-Lifts, and Electric models, Ergotron’s WorkFit Corner is what we call an X-Lift, Single Lift. This means its lift mechanism raises in an X-shape, and it has one lifting arm rather than two. X-Lifts are known for lifting straight up-and-down, which saves space when you are in the standing position. In comparison, Z-Lifts push you away from your desk in the standing position, and farther into your cubicle space.
Normally, this is a major feature distinguishing the two types of converters. However, Ergotron uniquely includes the straight up-and-down motion on their WorkFit-T/TL Z-Lifts as well. If you’re interested in learning about Ergotron’s other standing desk converter models, you can read our reviews of the Ergotron WorkFit-T/TL, Ergotron WorkFit-TX, Ergotron WorkFit-A, Ergotron WorkFit-S, Ergotron WorkFit-Z Mini.
Unlike the WorkFit-Z Mini, Ergotron’s petite X-Lift, Single Lift desk converter designed for tiny spaces, the WorkFit Corner is a hefty and spacious model designed for larger desk areas. At its widest point, the work surface reaches 44”. That’s 6.5” inches wider than the WorkFit-TL, Ergotron’s otherwise widest model. The work surface curves inwards, and at its narrowest, measures to 36”. The curved design makes it possible to position wider monitors at an angle on the work surface, a conscious design choice making this unit ideal for users with 2 large 27” monitors.
If you opt for a WorkFit product, there is an option to add a monitor post accessory. Custom-designed for WorkFit products, this post is available in single and dual-monitor configurations. Its key benefits are twofold: 1) to adjust your monitors to ergonomically correct positions while standing or sitting, and 2) to save space on your worksurface by lifting the monitors. The dual monitor version will cost you about $154 while the single monitor version is $99.
Our overall impression of Ergotron’s WorkFit Corner Standing Desk Converter is similar to our impression of Ergotron overall. You can count on high quality components built to impressive standards. If you’re looking for a spacious desk converter to fit your corner space, you won’t be disappointed. Its 20” maximum height is plenty for users up to 6’ 7” or so, its work surface wide (and deep) enough for large monitors, and it comes with an industry-leading 5-year warranty. It also has the largest keyboard tray of any WorkFit model, which is great for full-sized keyboards like the Microsoft Natural.
Compared to the Varidesk Cube Corner models, the WorkFit Corner shines with 1) space-saving X-Lift design, 2) higher quality components and engineering, 3) larger keyboard tray, 4) better value for the dollar. However, it lacks an ergonomic tilting keyboard tray, which you’ll find on the ZipLift+ Corner for around the same price. Our biggest gripe about the unit is the price tag. For half the price, you can opt for a model by Flexispot, or for around the same price, you can have the same features plus an ergonomically-sound keyboard tray with the ZipLift+ Corner. Still, the WorkFit Corner is a solid product that won’t disappoint if you’re looking for a corner desk converter with a large worksurface, spacious keyboard tray, and quality engineering.
Interested in seeing all the best corner standing desk converters in one place? Check out our round-up review Top Corner Standing Desk Converters. Want to broaden your scope and look at all standing desk converters? See our article Top Standing Desk Converters.
The Ergotron WorkFit Corner Standing Desk Converter is backed by a 5-year warranty.