Title: Nice desk overall, makes pc gaming much more fun! [Review at ~4 days]
Content: I recently bought a trainer (wahoo Kickr Core) and had the idea of trying to play a few PC games while indoor cycling (spinning?), so I can be less lazy. I already had previous success with my Nintendo Switch (detached joycons make this easy), so I decided to give this a shot. This desk fits my small wireless keyboard and mouse pretty comfortably, is easy to use, and feels pretty sturdy. Plus room for all my other stuff (phones, water bottles, etc...) Assembly: Not bad, I have three left over nuts for some reason. Basically, assembly is just tightening a few nuts/bolts and this comes with the required tools. Was up in running in ~10-15 minutes. The worst part is the styrofoam used in the packaging, it's the cheap kind and there were large pieces that I had to break down to fit in the trash, and it created a mess of small particles all over my floor. Have a shop vac ready if you don't have a large trash can or otherwise plan on keeping the box around. Pros: - This really works, I can easily play PC games while cycling indoors. I tried out Halo: TMCC on PC (Reach co-op campaign w/ friend) and Minecraft, both were easily playable while my heart rate was ~150-160bpm. The desk is actually pretty comfortable (no sharp edges/bad materials to lay arms on). Easily some of the funnest gaming sessions I've had. - Cycling provides a lot of additional enjoyment to my games, this desk helps deliver that experience. - I wouldn't try this for any competitive gaming, just cooperative stuff on easier difficulties :S - Easy to raise/lower height. You can use this as a normal desk without a bike as well, it's just a little high at the lowest setting (raise your seat/use a bar stool). - You can also easily use this as a standing desk, I'm reasonably tall and this scales up to my standing level easily. I am currently typing this review while standing. - Cupholders! They fit my cycling bottles (that usually fit into the cages) perfectly - Stands for your devices: it easily fits my iPad Pro 12.9", which is a pretty hefty tablet. There appears to be holes for some cable management as well. - I like the grippy materials on the surface of the desk, they make things sliding around less likely. If you plan to use a mouse, you will need a mousepad. - Seems like good value compared to the Wahoo desk, but tbh I never tried that one. Cons: - Bumping into the desk may knock a few things onto the ground if they aren't secured (computer mice). Just be careful if you're using this in a tight space like me. - The stryofoam. Ugh. - My USB-C cables wouldn't fit through the holes as the plastic surrounding the connector was too large, but my lightning cables do. Should be fixable with a dremel/drill if you are brave? Conclusion: Good value and versatile (usable while standing/sitting/spinning). None of the cons above are enough to detract a star IMO. I have only had the desk for ~4 days, and will update the review in case anything goes wrong (I plan on using it aggressively), but so far so good! I can see myself using this desk every day, and have so far.