Eureka Ergonomic E-60 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, 30" x 60"
White base with light wood HPL top
Black base with darker wood HPL top
A Quality Brand
Most standing desks you can buy online these days are made in China these days 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 as compared to the rest. 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.
So that’s just a blanket statement about Eureka as a manufacturer. Now let’s take a look at their E-60 standup desk platform. Note that this is the same basic desk as the Eureka E-60 Electric L-Desk which we also review. Only the desktop color and shape is different.
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 use 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.
Only Two Color Schemes
As compared to most standings we’ve reviewed the E-60 only comes in two color schemes and one size (if you don’t count the E-60 L-Desk as another two variants). Without even naming the name of the simulated wood grain to its descriptions, Eureka lists the E-60 in two variants, one with a black base and a darker wood grain, the other with a white base and lighter wood grain. The desktop is plain Jane in construction, using old-school HPL (high pressure laminate) technology. 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, that these manufacturers generally play the numbers game of assuming most customers will not bother to go through a warranty replacement process, shipping 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 stand up is the right size for you, and you don’t mind the limited color selection, this looks to very good product. At a selling price of $899, however, you can find a higher quality American-made sit stand desk offered in thousands of color/size variants and with double the warranty term, so we’ll have to see just how wowed we can get when the product shows up in our test labs.