Versadesk Power Pro Corner Standing Desk Converter Review

September 11, 2020
  • Lab tested
Versadesk Power Pro Corner Standing Desk Converter

Overview

Review Summary

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.

MSRP / List Price $495
Warranty

Versadesk comes with a 3-year warranty on all parts

Lift Type

Electric, X-Lift frame

Colors Available

Black, Cherry, Gray, Maple, White

Construction

Wood and steel

Monitor Arm Mounting Options

Yes

Minimum Height

5″ when in the sitting position

Maximum Height

20″ in the highest position setting

Weight Capacity

80 lbs

Number of Monitors Supported

2

Dimensions

Work Surface: 36″ W x 23.25″ D
Keyboard Tray: 36″ W x 7.75″ D
Base: 15.5″ D

Product Weight

44 lbs

NEAT™ Certified by Mayo Clinic

No

Competition

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Rating

Stability
3.0
Safety
3.0
Reliability
3.0
Customer Experience
3.0
Quality and Aesthetics
3.0
Ergonomics
3.0
Innovation
2.5
Value
2.5
Positives 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
Negatives Cheap “lunch table” surfaces, noisy motor, slow transit speed, build quality concerns

Bottom Line

3.0
Like its relative, the Versadesk Power Pro, the Power Pro Corner looks good from a glance at the specs but has issues that detract from the overall impression. Particleboard construction and high-pressure laminate surfaces aren’t associated with lifetime quality guarantee, and the pinch points leave us concerned. The transit speed is quite slow. On the plus side, there are five colors available. The corner model also features a 7” deeper work surface than the Power Pro.

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?

Versadesk Power Pro Corner - Electric Standing Desk Converter
As electric standing desk converters continue grow in popularity, Versadesk has decided to only offer electric models; they have no ‘manual-lift’ options available in their store.

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.

Versadesk Power Pro Corner - Electric Standing Desk Converter - Spacious Work Surface
The Power Pro Corner’s work surface is deeper than the Power Pro’s, creating more space between the user and the monitor(s). This can make viewing larger screens 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.

Versadesk Power Pro Corner - Electric Standing Desk Converter - X Lift Design
Like the Versadesk Power Pro, the Corner model features an X-Lift design that moves straight up-and-down.

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:

Positives:

  1. Impressive 80 lbs. lifting capacity that stood up to our weight testing
  2. Exposed pinch points present some safety risk
  3. 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
  4. Stable work surface at all height settings
  5. Available in a variety of colors: Black, Cherry, Gray, Maple, White

Negatives:

  1. Extremely slow transit speed (21 seconds to lower from highest point)
  2. Worksurface made of particleboard and high-pressure laminate has questionable durability
  3. Build quality concerns: work surface tilts forward slightly at lowest height setting

Available in a Variety of Colors

The Takeaway

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.

Also check out our reviews of these other VersaDesk products:

Specs

Versadesk Power Pro Corner Specs

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Warranty

The Versadesk Power Pro Corner Standing Desk Converter is backed by a 3-year warranty.

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