Versadesk Power Pro Corner Standing Desk Converter Review
The Versadesk Power Pro Corner is a standing desk converter that operates on an X-Lift system. Featuring a deeper, corner-shaped work surface, it uses the same basic frame and motor system as the Versadesk Power Pro. Although competitively priced with a strong lift capacity, this converter is slow to rise and has a low-quality work surface that resembles a lunch-table.
Versadesk comes with a 3-year warranty on all parts
Electric, X-Lift frame
Black, Cherry, Gray, Maple, White
Wood and steel
5" when in the sitting position
20" in the highest position setting
Work Surface: 36" W x 23.25" D
Keyboard Tray: 36" W x 7.75" D
Base: 15.5" D
Deep work surface (7” deeper than Versadesk Power Pro Plus), stable, easy to adjust due to electric motor, competitive price, huge 80 lb. weight capacity
Cheap “lunch table” surfaces, noisy motor, slow transit speed, build quality concerns
Versadesk Power Pro Corner Standing Desk Converter
Editor’s Note: The following is a “forensic” review. We have not yet had the opportunity to test the Versadesk Power Pro Corner in our labs. 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 in Anatomy of a Review.
The Growing Power of Electric Standing Desk Converters
Is Versadesk ahead of the curve? All its desk converters feature electric lifts. So far, it is the only major brand to take this step. Our take is that standing desk converters will go the way of full-sized standing desks before them. Beginning with manual crank lifts, eventually the entire market will be full of electric motor units. Why bother with a manual lift when you can have your height adjustment at the press of a button?
While in the past electric models inhabited the upper echelons of the price hierarchy, more units are becoming competitively priced with manual lifts. The Versadesk products are a case in point. Their Corner unit is also their most expensive, coming in at $443. This price point puts it on par with some of the best manual corner desk converters in the market, such as the iMovR ZipLift+ Corner.
Corner Shape, Improved Visibility for Large Monitors
Being a corner desk converter, the Versadesk Corner is shaped to fit optimally in the corner of your desk surface. Its curved edges mean you can place the unit farther back in the corner of your desk while making the most of your desktop space. With a 7” deeper worksurface than the Versadesk Power Pro, the Corner is also better for large screens; by creating more distance between you and your monitors, it makes viewing large monitors more comfortable.
X-Lift Lifting Mechanism, Straight Up-and-Down Lift
The Versadesk Corner has an X-Lift design for its lift mechanism, which describes the shape of the frame as the product raises to the standing position. X-Lifts have an advantage relative to Z-Lifts in that they lift straight up-and-down instead of up-and-out. By lifting straight up-and-down, they do not creep into your cubicle area when they are in the standing position. For those with tight cubicle areas, this feature can make the standing experience feel less cramped.
The Versadesk Corner’s lift mechanism is essentially the same as the Versadesk Power Pro, which we reviewed in-depth. We won’t repeat all the points in detail, but here are the highlights:
- Impressive 80 lbs. lifting capacity that stood up to our weight testing
- Exposed pinch points present some safety risk
- No ‘anti-collision’ detection (which you’ll find on full standing desks, but no standing desk converters we’ve seen to date), which presents additional safety risk
- Stable work surface at all height settings
- Available in a variety of colors: Black, Cherry, Gray, Maple, White
- Extremely slow transit speed (21 seconds to lower from highest point)
- Worksurface made of particleboard and high-pressure laminate has questionable durability
- Build quality concerns: work surface tilts forward slightly at lowest height setting
Available in a Variety of Colors
Overall, we rank the Versadesk Corner slightly higher than the Power Pro model because the work surface is deeper and better suited for large monitors, which an increasingly large portion of the workforce is using. Its price point is competitive with similar-sized electric models, such as the Varidesk Pro Plus Electric. That being said, if you’re open to exploring non-corner-shaped units, there are even better prices available in the market, including a model by Eureka, which sells for $299 and offers even more impressive build quality. We recommend checking out other electric standing desk converters in our round-up Best Electric Standing Desk Converters. If you’re intent on a corner-shaped unit, see our Best Corner Standing Desk Converters. If you need an electric unit that is corner-shaped, the Versadesk Corner is a stable product that will get the job done.
Want to broaden your scope and look at all standing desk converters? See our article Top Standing Desk Converters.
The Versadesk Power Pro Corner Standing Desk Converter is backed by a 3-year warranty.