Eureka Ergonomic E-60 L-Shaped Standing Desk Review
Electric, dual-stage, precision-synced
Full digital controller with LED readout and four programmable height presets.
The desk comes in only one size, 42" x 60" (see drawing in the review). The "L" can be on either the left or right side.
White base, white top - no other color choices
High-tech, high-quality base with many state-of-the-art features. Five year warranty.
Only one desk size and color scheme, and desktop is a simple HPL affair.
We’re looking forward to shortly receiving the Eureka E-60 Electric L-desk in our testing lab and will update this review accordingly as soon as our standing desk experts complete their due diligence. For now, here’s the basic rundown of this fairly unique entry in the Corner and L-Shaped Standing Desks category. Note this is basically the same desk as Eureka’s E-60 standing desk that we also reviewed, just with an L-shaped desk top.
A Cut Above
Most standing desks you can buy online these days are made in China, and they typically sit well below the quality and performance standards of the top-rated American made standing desks. Eureka Ergonomic products, while made in China, employ the highest quality designs and componentry. This is a company with 300-some engineers and state-of-the-art robotic production facilities.
Eureka also stands out as being more vertically-integrated than just about any of the other manufacturers whose products we’ve lab tested or factories we’ve toured. By making almost all the components of their office ergonomics products in-house, they’re able to deliver a tremendous amount of value for the money. Motors, controllers, lifting columns, desktops, feet and frames are all made under one roof, to exacting specifications. Their newest 850,000 sq ft factory rivals an Amazon fulfillment center in size, and is brimming with advanced manufacturing technology, and especially precision robotics equipment.
Now let’s take a look at this new standing L-shaped desk, based on their E-60 standup desk platform.
A No-Excuses Electric Base
To cut to the chase, there is nothing left wanting in the E-60 electric standing base. It has all the features you’d expect in a top-quality underframe. Any half decent sit-stand desk today will have a dampened stop-start; older models used to give quite the jolt when starting to move up or down. But some lower-quality bases like the Jiecang will wobble back and forth as the desk goes up and down, which can be rather annoying. Eureka’s anti-jitter technology also makes sure the desk’s up and down movements are completely smooth.
The controller itself appears pretty standard like you’ll find on most modern-day standing desks. It includes a white LED digital height readout and four buttons for saving your favorite heights. But internally it’s brimming with features like over-current and motor overload protection, and a built-in alarm to remind you to switch positions from sitting to standing once in a while. We believe this reminder notification is done through a free smartphone app but we’ll confirm that once we receive the actual desk in our test lab.
Unusual Feet Give Great Stability
Eureka has done something with the feet on the E-60 L-desk that we’ve only seen a few other times on some “pork chop” styled desks. To avoid the cost of a third lifting column, but to still ensure sufficient support for the L-extension of the desk, Eureka makes one leg substantially longer than the other. It’s a bit of an odd look but the cost savings is worth it, and it’s practically impossible to accidentally tilt the desk over with this kind of foot design.
Only Two Desktop Choices
As compared to every other standing L-desk we’ve reviewed, the only disappointing part of the Eureka E-60 L-desk is that the desktop comes in one size, one color, and only the option of a left side or right side orientation. This product comes in white, both the base and the top, and that top is 60″x42″. That’s it. Other standing l-shaped desks we’ve reviewed offer at least a few choices of color and size combos, and in some cases, e.g. the Lander L-Desk, many hundreds of combos; this is a rather thin selection.
The desktop is ‘plain Jane’ in construction, using old-school HPL (high pressure laminate). See our primer on Desk Top Materials Used in Standing Desks for the difference between HPL, 3D laminate, solid wood, etc.
Commercial Grade Warranty
We’ve evaluated dozens of standing desks that are manufactured in China, and it is indeed rare to see component quality like Eureka Ergonomic uses in their desks. While some Chinese-made standing desks feature seven or even ten year warranties, we have to say that generally we do not believe these desks would last that long; these manufacturers generally play the numbers game of assuming most customers will not bother to go through a warranty replacement process, having to ship heavy parts back and forth, and being unproductive while their desk is out of commission.
Even though Eureka only puts a five-year warranty on their desk products, we suspect their electric sit-stand underframes will easily outlast Chinese competitors like Jiecang (used in UpLift and Fully desks), StandDesk or Varidesk, and certainly last longer than five years. The commercial grade components have passed BIFMA, UL, CE, CP65, CB, KC, PSE, & SAA testing, whereas some of the bases we’ve tested wouldn’t even pass UL in the United States.
We’ll update this review once the real deal arrives at our test lab, but from what we’ve seen in every other Eureka Ergonomics product, we expect to be impressed by the mechanical/electronic aspects and underwhelmed by the desktop size and color options. Eureka makes very few color and size variants in their product line, but that which they do offer tend to be exceptionally good. So if this L desk is the right size for you, and you don’t mind the limited color selection (hey, white goes with everything), this looks to be a really great desk for the money.
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