I will preface this review by simply stating that this is a great desk! Without a doubt the best one I could find in this price range.
It has now been used daily for a couple of months, and I’m confident it will hold up for a long while.
There’s a couple of annoyances (which I go on about further down) with the desk, but the pros greatly outweigh the cons. And it looks good too!
I needed a new desk for my home studio and decided on this one because of three things:
I needed a minimum of 4 rack spaces.
I have limited space so I needed something with a smaller footprint that still could accommodate my needs.
I wanted a raised platform for computer monitors.
This one ticked all the boxes and then some.
Let’s go over the pros first:
* The desk is pretty sturdy. It’s not wobbly and it feels like it could take some abuse without falling apart. We’ll see how it holds up in a few years, but for now I’m confident it’ll stay in one piece.
* It’s pretty small in size and will fit in even the tiniest rooms. But with the top shelf, the racks, and a good sized keyboard tray you can fit a lot of stuff on it.
* You can easily fit two medium screens on the top shelf if you have your speakers on stands.
* Since the racks are angled and not flush with the shelf you can place equipment that runs hot on top without worrying about restricting airflow. It’s also more comfortable to reach.
* The keyboard tray can be adjusted for three different heights.
* As other reviewers have mentioned, the edges of the desk are uncomfortably sharp. It’s not a dealbreaker, but definitely something I’ll subtract some points for. I ended up putting two layers of gaffers tape over the front edge to make resting my arms on the desk less annoying. * There’s not a whole lot of legroom under the desk. I’m guessing it’s fine for most people, but I’m 190cm and can barely fit my knees under it. I sit just fine as it is, but I’d sit even better if the desk was just an inch or two higher.
* Assembly instructions was a bit unclear. Building the desk wasn’t hugely difficult, but some things could be better explained. As a Scandinavian I’m well versed in hacking together terrible Ikea-furniture, but I predict someone with little to no experience in DIY-furniture assembly will be at least slightly annoyed at times.
* Keyboard tray will not fit an 88-key controller. I don’t play piano, so I don’t care, but YMMV.
So to summarize:
Lots of space for stuff without taking up a whole lot of floorspace.
Some minor annoyances in regard to how it’s made, but the overall build quality is great and it feels very solid.