Vivo Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter Review

July 30, 2020
  • Forensic Review

Overview

Review Summary

We’d caution users to do their research before choosing an electric converter—the biggest thing we can convey is that an electric sit-stand device at this cost makes us raise our eyebrows, and you’d be taking a risk in going with such a deeply discounted model with no warranty information.

MSRP / List Price $229
Colors Available

Black

Minimum Height

6”

Maximum Height

19”

Weight Capacity

33 lbs

Number of Monitors Supported

2

Dimensions

Main Work Surface: 36” W x 23.25” D
Keyboard Tray: 35.5″ W x 11″ D
Base: 32.5″ W x 21.75″ D

NEAT™ Certified by Mayo Clinic

No

Competition All Standing Desk Converters
Where to buy Buy on Amazon

Rating

Expert Rating
2.0
Positives A low-cost electric riser with a keyboard tray and tablet slot. Work surface supports two monitors.
Negatives Users complained about the keyboard tray detaching unexpectedly. It looks like this issue has been fixed, but it raises some concerns about Vivo’s quality assurance. Additionally, keyboard tray does not tilt. Warranty info not available without contacting manufacturer.

Bottom Line

2.0
Vivo’s Electric Standing Desk Converter is one of several popular-on-Amazon products designed to undercut big name brands like Varidesk. We urge buyers to take caution when buying products like this—it’s can be tough to tell just where corners were cut to save on cost. So far, the quality electric standing desk converters we’ve seen have been higher-priced and aimed at the enterprise market. But like all new technologies, they eventually become affordable for the rest of us. We know the time will come when electric is affordable for the masses, we’re just not sure if Vivo will usher it in.

Editor’s Note: The following is a “forensic” review. We have not yet had the opportunity to test the Vivo Electric Converter 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.


Key Facts

  • Low cost electric riser
  • Supports dual monitors, up to 33 lbs total
  • Keyboard tray does not tilt
  • Questionable quality

An Electric Riser for the Cost of a Manual

If you’re looking to pick up an electric standing desk converter on the cheap, then you’ve surely seen Vivo’s Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter on Amazon. It’s feature-rich, low-cost and boasts a 4.5 star rating to boot.

So, as is the case when we review all low-cost products, we are wondering what the catch is. One issue raised by users is the stability of the keyboard tray. There were multiple reports of it actually falling off—though this looks to have been remedied with the current version of the Vivo desk. Another point of concern is that we were unable to find any information on this product’s warranty on either their Amazon listing or their manufacturer website—it simply says to contact them to find out.

We’d caution users to do their research before choosing an electric converter—the biggest thing we can convey is that an electric sit-stand device at this cost makes us raise our eyebrows, and you’d be taking a risk in going with such a deeply discounted model with no warranty information.

 

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