Eureka Standing Desk Converter Reviews
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Eureka is a top producer of standing desks, standing desk converters, gaming desks, and accessories. We’ve already reviewed 6 of their standing desk converters in detail; this page is a round-up of all the standing desk converters they offer.
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$100 – $315
|Competition||All Standing Desk Converters|
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Where to buy
If you’re looking for a Eureka standing desk converter, and you’re trying to decide among all the options, you’re in the right place.
We’ve organized all Eureka standing desk converters by price. The lowest cost items come first, with simpler designs and fewer features. They gradually become more expensive, but with higher-end features and capabilities—especially in terms of ease-of-use, ergonomics, and multiple screen accommodation.
If you want to learn more about a product, click the “Read Our Full Review” link. Our reviews discuss in detail the pros and cons of a unit, when and why it makes sense to purchase, and for whom. For instance, if you want the largest work surface space possible, the Eureka 46 XL and its 46″-wide top is your best bet. If you want to use your laptop for typing (and are content with an average-sized work surface), the Eureka 36 Gen2 is a solid option due to its extra-deep keyboard tray.
Pros: Convenient carrying handle for moving around your home or office, silent adjustment (no latching noises like competitors), unlimited stops within its height range, sturdy work surface, solid construction, no assembly required
Cons: Only accommodates laptops, low maximum height (16″) will work for users up to about 6′ 3″
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for the best of the best when it comes to single platform standing desk converters designed for laptops, the Eureka Portable is that crème de la crème contender. The sturdiest and the most sophisticated lift mechanism, Eureka Portable will keep you working comfortably all around the house or office. Its X-Lift is silent and stops at any point within its height range (as opposed to a limited number of preset height stops). A convenient carrying handle makes it easy to take into the kitchen, the living room, and back to your office. Overall our review staff was blown away by the quality of the design and construction for a product at this price point, and dubbed it the Expert’s Choice for the single platform converter category. Read Our Full Review
[April 8, 2020: Note this product is not currently available]
Pros:3 work surface finishes (black, cherry, embossed black), easily portable (built-in hand slots and 24 lbs), X-Lift design lifts straight up-and-down to fit better in compact spaces, no assembly required
Cons:lower max height (13 ⅝″), limited to 8 different height stops in its adjustment range, likely makes ‘clicking’ noise when locking into place, no lowered keyboard tray
Bottom Line:We haven’t yet reviewed this product in detail, but it distinguishes itself from the Ultra Slim model with its variety of finish options.
Pros: Great value, silent lift mechanism (as opposed to models that make loud latching noises), space-saving X-Lift design, infinite height stops in its range, unique buffering system for smoothly lowering unit, solid height range, monitor arm compatible (with a minor caveat), deep work surface is better for viewing a larger monitor or dual monitors, no assembly required
Cons: Low weight capacity (25 lbs.), 2.4″ distance between the back edge of work surface and frame member means larger monitor arms will not fit, no tilt adjustment on the keyboard tray.
Bottom Line: No other standing desk converter in the $199 price range offers the feature set of the Eureka Sit Stand Desk New Generation: a silent lift mechanism, unlimited stops in its height range, a buffering system for smooth descent, a deep work surface ideal for larger monitors, and a healthy height range to boot. While it’s missing a tilting keyboard tray like ergonomic models in the tier above, this converter is a top choice if you’re looking for a manual converter with quality engineering at the lowest cost. Read Our Full Review
Pros: Available in black and cherry finishes, monitor arm compatible, holds up to 2 x 30″ screens (with a dual monitor arm), unlimited height stops within its adjustment range, silent lift mechanism, large work surface depth, no assembly required
Cons: 50 lbs weight will require a helper during installation
Bottom Line: While we have yet reviewed this product in detail, its impressive lift mechanism (silent, unlimited height stops) and spacious work surface (that accommodates large monitors) are rarely seen on a converter at this price point.
Pros: Infinite height adjustments instead of pre-set positions, compact width for smaller desk spaces, top-notch stability, silent lift mechanism, no assembly required
Cons: Heavy for its size (also a sign of component quality and stability), keyboard tray rests ½″ higher than desk surface in the sitting position
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. Read Our Full Review
Pros: Unprecedented price point for its quality and features, ultra-quiet lift, unique buffer design keeps lifting process smooth while lowering to a sitting position, deeper work surface is better for large monitors, X-Lift lifts straight up-and-down to save space at your desk area, electronics stowed underneath work surface for better protection, tablet holder and usb charger built-in, no assembly required
Cons: Just available in black, l-bracket connecting keyboard tray has slight flex (barely noticeable)
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for an electric standing desk converter and want the most for your money, the Eureka Sit Stand Electric is a clear winner. Rolling in at $299, this smooth and quiet lifting X-Lift electric has a deep work surface for larger monitors, all the electronics stowed cleanly underneath the work surface, and a unique ‘buffer system’ that ensures a smooth transition to the sitting position (unlike competitor models which violently collide into the desk surface during the last inch of movement). An impressive 19″ max height fits users up to about 6′6″, and it also comes with a convenient mobile device holder for tablets/phones and a built-in USB charger. Our top pick in the under-$500 electric standing desk converter category. Read Our Full Review
Price: $ 299
Pros: Available in black and cherry finishes, room for laptop on keyboard tray, holds 2 screens with a dual monitor arm, unlimited height stops within its adjustment range, silent lift mechanism, large work surface depth, groove for holding mobile devices, compact size, no assembly required
Cons: Single lifting bar may not be quite as stable as models with two bars
Bottom Line: We haven’t reviewed this product yet in detail, but the 31.5 Converter has a similar architecture to the Corner converter, which earned high marks for its compactness, stability, and sleek finish.
Pros: Silent lift mechanism, 20″ top height, large depth makes it suitable for large monitors, monitor arm compatible, extra deep keyboard tray provides room for a laptop, no assembly required
Cons: Heavy weight (61.7 lbs) makes it a 2 person job to unbox, no tilting ergonomic keyboard tray, priced on the high side for its category (but on the money if you’re comparing “by the pound of steel”), fewer features than 36 GEN2 model (see below), 24 1/4″ base depth overhangs on 24″-deep desks
Bottom Line: We haven’t reviewed this model in person, but it’s nearly identical to the 36 Gen2 model below. Overall, it has impressive build-quality and features. We recommend it especially for those who want to place their laptop on top of the keyboard tray for typing.
Pros: Silent Z-Lift mechanism with infinite stopping points in its height range (as compared to some competitor models with limited stops and loud latching noises), 20″ top height makes it suitable for users up to about 6′ 7″, 32″ depth makes using large monitors more comfortable, monitor arm compatible, extra deep keyboard tray provides ample room for a laptop, wide assortment of classy color finishes (Black, White, Cherry, Taupe), no assembly required. The fact that it all fits on a 24″-deep desktop further differentiates it from other Z-lift units on the market. [As an upgrade to the 36 GEN1, it includes 1) a ledge to retain your keyboard, 2) plastic covers and end caps to cover exposed hardware, 3) a more robust crossmember plate for added stability while in motion, 4) a slightly reduced footprint to accommodate 24″-deep desks, 5) taupe color option with a soft textured finish, and 6) a reengineered gas strut system for a smoother lift process]
Cons: Heavy weight (61.7 lbs) makes it a 2 person job to unbox, no tilting ergonomic keyboard tray, priced on the high side for its category (but on the money if you’re comparing “by the pound of steel”)
Bottom Line: This standing desk converter is manufactured to the highest quality standards with impressive features (silent lift mechanism, unlimited stops within its height range). Although its price point is a bit higher than the most competitive models in the market (albeit still well less than the antiquated Varidesk), its deep keyboard tray better accommodates laptops. If you want 1) a top quality Z-Lift design, and 2) to use your laptop for typing, theEureka 36 Gen2 wins our top recommendation. Read Our Full Review
Pros: Extra-large work surface (46″ wide x 34.5″ deep) accommodates multiple large monitors, silent and smooth Z-Lift mechanism has infinite stops within its height range (instead of preset stopping points and loud latching noises on older models like Varidesk), deep keyboard tray easily fits a laptop for typing use, cool blue trim gives a ‘gaming desk’ feel, plenty of space for accessories and papers, no assembly required
Cons: Weighs 68 lbs and requires 2 persons to carry, smaller users may have trouble reaching the handles without leaning over the unit, no tilting keyboard tray
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for the largest standing desk converter around, theEureka 46 XL is your choice. An ultra-spacious 46″-wide work surface provides plenty of space for large dual monitors and the extra-deep keyboard tray easily holds a laptop for typing. Its pristine Z-lift mechanism is silent during the lifting process (no clanging or latching noises) and has unlimited stop points in its height range so you can pinpoint your perfect ergonomic standing height. A stylish blue trim adds a ‘gaming desk’ flair. If you want the biggest and the best, look no further than the Eureka 46 XL. Read Our Full Review
Price: $ 499
Choosing a standing desk converter can be a challenge with all the options! We recommend deciding on which type of converter you want first. If you want more info on each type, you can begin learning about them in our Top Standing Desk Converters round-up review. We also have an article with the top 8 things to consider before buying a standing desk converter.