REVIEW – I’ve had quite a few desks over the years. Some were homemade, and others store-bought. While I still use a combination of three L-Shaped desks for my main office, I needed a small desk for my guest/crafting room, so I decided to give the Victor Technology High Rise Standing Desk a try.
What is it?
The Victor Technology DC840W High Rise Standing Desk is a height-adjustable electric full-sized standing desk.
What’s in the box?
- Victor Technology High Rise Standing Desk
- Standard 48″ wide, 23.6″ deep worksurface
- Height adjustable from 28.7″ to 48.4″
- 4-Memory settings
- Electric operation
- Maximum weight limit of 110 lbs
Design and features
It’s getting more well known that sitting for too long at your desk is not healthy. Usually, this is not an issue for me as I need to get more coffee so often that I get plenty of exercise going up the stairs to the kitchen.
The Victor Technology DC840W High Rise Standing Desk allows users to alternate between sitting or standing while working, which provides an easy way to balance their activity. The 24″x23.6″ size is perfect for those working from home or in a small office, yet it provides enough space for monitors, PC/laptop, mouse, keyboard, and more. The 3/4″ tabletop is thick enough to support most monitor arms that clamp on. The desktop has a maximum weight limit of 110 lbs.
The tabletop height range of 28.7″ to 48.4″ provides ergonomic settings for any person’s height. The electric operation raises or lowers the desk at 0.6″ per second with minimal noise. I was very impressed that the motor was as quiet as it is. I was expecting it to be much louder.
Programming the memory buttons is easy. Pressing one of the four memory buttons for three seconds stores the height into memory for that button. A buzzer sounds, and the display indicates the memory setting when the setting is saved. It really couldn’t be simpler.
The DC840W also includes anti-collision sensitivity, which protects the desk and the motor when encountering obstacles. This sensitivity is also user-adjustable.
The included instructions mention a reminder function that may appear “When the height of the device is incorrect or an error code appears.” and includes instructions on how to reset it by pressing 3 and 4 at the same time and lowering the desk. I think a dedicated reset button would be an excellent addition to this unit. I never had to use this feature, so I’m not sure how often it would happen.
As for performance, the desk went from the lowest setting to about 41″ for my standing height in about 13 seconds. The speed is just right for adjustability.
Putting together the Victor Technology High Rise Standing Desk was much simpler than I thought it would be. The desk comes in two boxes and the main frame and motor are already attached to the desktop.
Each leg has four hex screws, two of which are pre-installed. Simply place the leg in the mount, turn it to engage the two pre-installed screws, then install the additional two screws and tighten. Once the legs are attached, four screws in each foot portion finish the leg installation.
The control box is installed with three screws into pre-drilled holes. The electrical portion uses unique connectors on each cable to ensure a foolproof setup. A couple of provided cable ties finish the installation.
The feet of the legs are also adjustable just in case your floor is not level.
What I like
- The adjustability range is excellent
- Low noise
- Easy to assemble
- Easy to program
What I’d change
- A dedicated reset button would be nice so I don’t have to remember how to do it
The Victor Technology DC840W High Rise Standing Desk is a really nice desk. Overall I found it to be super sturdy, quiet, and simple to operate. It just feels like one of those items that will last for many years.