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Eureka 28” Corner Standing Desk Converter Review

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Eureka 28” Corner Standing Desk Converter Review

Overview
Review Summary

Eureka Ergonomic, one of the most innovative desk manufacturers we’ve seen to date, delivers a compact 28” corner standing desk converter shaped to fit snugly in your small corner space. Precision height adjustment, impeccable stability, and impressive build quality make this a desk converter to consider.

Street Price

$299

Warranty

Eureka 28" Corner comes with a 3-year warranty

Lift Type

Z-Lift (Single Lift) frame

Colors Available

Black

Construction

Wood and steel

Monitor Arm Mounting Options

Yes

Minimum Height

6.5" when in the sitting position

Maximum Height

17.5" in the highest position setting

Weight Capacity

30 lbs

Number of Monitors Supported

1 (or 2 with monitor arm)

Dimensions

Work Surface: 28" W x 19.6" D
Keyboard Tray: 28" W x 12.25" D
Base: 21 5/8" W x 19 5/8" D

Product Weight

51.35 lbs

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Positives

Infinite height adjustments instead of pre-set positions, compact width for smaller desk spaces, top-notch stability, silent lift mechanism

Negatives

Heavy for its size (also a sign of component quality and stability), keyboard tray rests ½” higher than desk surface in the sitting position

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Bottom Line

Probably the best compact corner standing desk converter in the market. Robust build quality, top notch stability, classy finish options, and precision height adjustment. The Eureka 28” Corner Standing Desk Converter is our highest-rated desk converter for placing on small corner surfaces.

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Review Details

Eureka Ergonomic: Innovation in Design and Production

Of the companies we've researched and whose products we've reviewed, Eureka Ergonomic is uniquely capable of product design and manufacturing. This is for three reasons: 1) their parent company Designa owns a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in China, 2) they have a staff of talented engineers pioneering efficient production methods, and 3) their engineers have a bias for innovative product design.

Eureka is able to move from product conception to production faster than perhaps anyone in the industry. In the last couple years, they've speedily produced a high-performing series of standing desk converters. Their converters span a range of prices and each step function offers a new feature set. This model, the 28" Corner, is in the middle tier, coming in at $299. You can read about all their models in our round-up of Eureka standing desk converters (forthcoming).

Robust Z-Lift (Single Lift) Mechanism for Small Corner Spaces

The Eureka 28” Corner Standing Desk Converter is a Z-Lift Single Lift, meaning its lift mechanism raises in a Z-shape and it has one lifting arm rather than two. It resembles the Flexispot Compact Series, but it is designed to fit in corner areas; its base and its work surface are curved so the whole unit fits nicely into the corner of an l-shaped desktop.

Eureka 28" Corner Standing Desk Converter - Z Lift

A Z-Lift (Single Lift) frame gives the Eureka 28" Corner Standing Desk Converter a sturdy, compact feel.

Specifically, the Eureka 28” Corner is designed to fit into small corner areas. Saving space with its single lifting arm and compact work surfaces, this unit is the smallest corner unit (dimensionally) that we’ve reviewed. The next closest in terms of desktop width is a tie between three units (Flexispot Alcove M7C, Versadesk Power Pro Corner, and Varidesk Cube Corner 36), all of which measure in at 36”. The Eureka 28” Corner fills a niche spot in the market for users who need a corner unit to fit in a tight space.

Two Finishes: Black or Cherry

You can choose a classic black finish or an elegant cherry finish. Don't expect these surfaces to be fingerprint free; you'll likely see some smudges on the work surface accumulating over time. Nothing to sweat over though. You can use an all-purpose cleaner and a rag to wipe the surface clean.

Monitor Arm Compatible: Accommodates Single or Dual Monitors

Due to its smaller size, if you're placing your monitor directly on top of your work surface without a monitor arm, the Eureka Corner is better used with a single monitor up to about 27” wide. However, we suggest using an ergonomic monitor arm to keep your monitor(s) in an appropriate position for comfortable and healthy viewing. With a monitor arm, you can support dual monitors up to about about 24" or so.

There is about 1 3/4" of space between the back edge of the work surface and the frame for applying edge-clamp monitor arms. This means monitor arm models with smaller edge clamps, like the iMovR Xtend models, are your best bet. Larger models like iMovR Tempo monitor arms, and even Eureka's own brand, won't fit without rubbing against frame. If you do purchase one of these monitor arms, you're not totally out of luck; if you move the arm off-center to the curved part of the work surface, you won't have any issue with the monitor arm obstructing the lifting process.

For those who prefer to use dual screens vertically, the keyboard tray is plenty deep for most laptops. There is also a convenient device holder on the back part of the keyboard tray for mobile phones or tablets, and accessible cable slots for your keyboard and mouse cords. Keep in mind the keyboard tray is compact, measuring 28" wide, so you may need to slide your keyboard to the side to create enough space for your mouse.

Eureka 28" Corner Desk Converter with monitor arm

By adding a monitor arm, not only do you achieve better screen viewing ergonomics, but you make it possible to hold dual monitors on the Eureka 28" Corner.

Silent Lift, Infinite Stop Positions

The Eureka Corner’s lift mechanism is our favorite style for any Z-Lift converter, a silent Bowden cable braking system and a gas-assisted lift with infinite height stops inside its range. You don’t have to worry about bothering your coworkers shifting from sitting to standing because its operation is ultra-quiet. You can pinpoint your exact ergonomic standing position with infinite stops, which distinguishes it from outdated models like the Varidesks, which are limited to a preset number of height stops (and make loud-latching noises).

Eureka 28" Corner Standing Desk Converter, Smooth Lift

With infinite stops within its height range, the Eureka Corner 28" avoids loud 'latching' noises at separate height intervals (like you'll hear on Varidesks and other models). It also provides for more precise height adjustment.

No Assembly Required

It comes pre-assembled out of the box, and has a very clean, elegant look. Do be aware that although this is a compact unit for small spaces, it is not a light product. Two people should lift it out of the box and position it on your desktop. It weighs 51 lbs., which is nearly 10 lbs. heavier than the iMovR ZipLift+ Corner 42”. And this is a 28” model. On the plus side, it’s made of sturdy stuff and won’t budge around your desk during the lifting process.

The Takeaway

Overall, the Eureka 28” Corner is the top compact corner desk converter we’ve found. If you’re in need of a corner unit for a tight space, this is the product for you. It comes with a 3-year warranty and is available in classy cherry and black finishes.


If you want to check out other corner standing desk converters, be sure to visit our Best Corner Standing Desk Converters. If you want a mega round-up of all the best converters regardless of type, visit Top Standing Desk Converters.

 

Eureka 28" Corner Standing Desk Converter Specs

The Eureka 28" Corner Standing Desk Converter is backed by a 3-year warranty.

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