Varidesk Cube Plus Review
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4.5" (both versions)
35 lbs (both versions)
Cube Plus 40:
Main Work Surface: 40" W x 15" D
Keyboard Tray: 40" W x 14.125" D
Base: 40" W x 22.5" D
Cube Plus 48:
Main Work Surface: 48" W x 15" D
Keyboard Tray: 39.5" W x 14.25" D
Base: 47" W x 22.5” D
Due to the strength of the Varidesk brand, this is likely to be a quality, well-constructed product line. It’s designed to fit tighter spaces, like office cubicles, but it should be of interest for home users looking to save space as well.
All the Varidesk criticisms still apply: it’s based on a spring system with 9 levels of height adjust, as opposed to a quieter and smoother gas-strut system. Also, you’ll have to use Varidesk brand monitor arms for proper ergonomics, which can get expensive.
Editor’s Note: The following is a “forensic” review. We have not yet had the opportunity to test the Cube Plus in our labs. When we have been unable to obtain a review unit from the manufacturer and when there is demand from our readers for information on the product, we evaluate publicly available information that the manufacturer and users of the product have provided online. We then apply our extensive experience evaluating standing desk converters and make an informed projection of how well this product will stack up against other products in its category. 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 at Anatomy of a Review.
- The “Cube” in this product’s name is short for “cubicle,” as it was designed to fit smaller cubicle spaces
- Sliding keyboard tray stows under the worksurface
- No assembly required
- Worksurface is only 15” deep
- 9 pre-fixed height settings
- Weighted base prevents sliding
- 40” and 48” versions available
- Cube Corner available for corner desks
The Skinny on the Cube Plus
The Varidesk Cube Plus series includes the 40” and 48” versions. Don’t get confused by the name: they’re not shaped like cubes, but designed to fit cubicles with a skinnier-than-average 15″ deep frame. These Varidesk models fit on bench-style worksurfaces where most other converters would not, giving them a distinct space-saving niche that could be valuable to some customers.
Customer reaction to the Varidesk Cube Plus models has been positive, with no recurring complaints about build quality. The only serious issue we’ve seen raised has to do with the keyboard tray—if you use a keyboard with a number pad, you might not have enough room on the side to use your mouse. You won’t realize this by looking at the numbers, as the keyboard tray is wide enough on paper. The issue is with levers which prevent you from utilizing the entire space.
Overall, the Varidesk Cube Plus series of standing desk converters will suit those looking to get the most out of tighter spaces. The build-quality is there and it’s a reliable brand. We’d caution potential buyers to make sure that they’re willing to use a smaller keyboard before buying.
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