So we’ve set the VertDesk V3 up to be the desk for our test systems. We’ve installed a dual-arm monitor desk mount, our KVM, and keyboard and mouse on the desk. The desk had no problem handling the weight of the two monitors or the mount itself, it is said to be able to handle up to 275 lbs of weight. There is also more than enough room on the desk for our keyboard and mouse.
The configuration of desk that I went with was the Macchiato top with a black base. There are actually quite a lot of different top and base options to choose from. Our top is made of Laminate, but there are also bamboo and solid wood options available. The top does not seem like it is going to scratch easily and we haven’t encountered any real issues with the finish in the month we’ve had the desk put together.
I ended up mounting the motorized controls right next to the normal controls. This control has a display which shows you your current height and allows you to save four presets. This makes it easy to set the desk at a height for sitting and then just press a single button to lift it up to the standing height that you want.
The desk goes up and down with ease and the speed is pretty good too. One thing that the VertDesk is known for is being really sturdy. A lot of that has to do with the steel cross support. The VertDesk v3 is definitely more stable than my Autonomous Smart Desk 2.0. It wobbles far less and I actually feel comfortable standing on it. I actually stand up on the VertDesk v3 regularly to put up our black-out sheet when we are shooting photos during the day. Not once did I ever feel like the desk was really wobbling or that I was unsafe standing on it.
The VertDesk v3 has an adjustment range of 27″ – 47.5″, which is said to be ideal for users up to 6’5″. I am 5’9″ and I had no problems getting the perfect height for sitting as well as standing with the VertDesk.