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I like almost everything about this thing, except that typing on it while it is at its top height shakes my monitor (even after I went out and invested in a monitor arm to lesson it and even when I actively effort to keep my hand off the desk while typing). It has become, essentially, useless to me because of this.
I have no idea how big with inches. When i purchased it, i never thought it was designed so small. Technically your screen should be at least one arm distance from your eyes. It was not so stable a bit shaky when you type. I had one from the office, very solid and big. But the colour and made with wood are good.
Returned this item shortly after receiving it. While putting together the few pieces of this that need assembly, I ran into a few problems. The first is that several pieces that appear to be rubber pads fell off and they aren't shown in any pictures or diagrams so I had absolutely no idea where they were supposed to go. Regardless, they were clearly not affixed with any sort of adhesive so that seems like a huge oversight. Additionally, one of the screw holes on the keyboard tray was apparently misaligned, meaning that I could not attach the tray even with all of the pushing and pulling in the world to try to get the holes to align properly.
As for the quality of the build, it does seem to have been built sturdy, so there's no problems there. Lifting and lowering felt very easy and smooth.
That said, as this is probably my third attempt at getting a desktop standing desk, I'm growing increasingly frustrated at how these companies seem to be in a competition on who can make the largest stands. The only decent stands seem to be 36"+ or made for multiple monitors or devices, whereas the ones intended for single monitors (or 32" or under monitors) have always been flimsy or just look like step stools. Without the keyboard tray, this stand isn't really that deep, but as soon as you add it it juts out an additional 12 inches or so due to the fact that its not actually positioned UNDER the desk, but rather begins right where the desk ends. I have what I would consider an above-average size desk that is also very deep, but even with my desk this stand was hanging over the edge of my desk by about 3 inches.
I've just set this up and, while assembly was simple enough, I was incredibly disappointed by its sturdiness.
When placing even the slightest weight on the keyboard tray (yes, yes, I let my wrists rest on the table, commence the shaming), the entire surface dips down by about a half centimeter, though it is more pronounced on the left side. It appears to be caused by the track that holds the back, sliding brace being too large to house the end of that brace. Thus, when pressure is applied, it shifts within the track.
I've used at least 2-3 other standing desk converters in the past and have never experienced an issue like this. Those, however, were purchased by my employer who had a far bigger budget. Shame on me, I suppose, for expecting quality at this price point.
I had high hopes for this one when ordering, but ultimately, have to send it back. The actuator mechanism is decent and has a light feel, size and profile are fine, and the unit is level. However, in comparison to more expensive units, this converter uses 4 plastic gliders in lieu of roller bearings - two small ones in a standard sized c channel on the bottom of the slide mechanism, and two larger ones in a formed channel on the top.
There is a totally unacceptable amount of slop in these, so much so that I am getting over 5/8" of measured deflection at the keyboard tray just touching the tray with my pinkies at only 9 inches of extended height. This means that every time you touch the mouse, keyboard, or so much as think of wresting your wrists on an ergo keyboard, the entire unit is rocking forward and backwards in its base, with the monitor jiggling everywhere.
I've always appreciated when folks add a blurb about a product after using it for a while, so here you go: a few months ago, it started to lose it's lifting power. Now, it is shear strength that lifts the riser. Fortunately, there is not too much weight on it, but still am at risk for straining my back because lifting it is awkward. On the positive, it does stay where I put it.
OLD POST: Bought this a while ago and it still lifts easily - even added a monitor since then. It offers a great deal of area to set your coffee or notes next to your PC. The riser stops when you release the lever, so no fussing with presets. There is no struggle to lift or lower - action is smooth, no jerking. Haven't splashed or spilled my coffee. Works better than I expected - you should try this one.