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Atlantic 35435725 Media Tower Elite Large – So far so good. Looks nice! Bought two!

You really can’t beat the amount of storage for the price. We have a massive movie collection. We recently moved and for the first time we did not have a house that had a room of built-in shelving so we had to scramble to find storage for all of our movies. If you are looking for large movie storage solutions you already know how pricey they tend to be. We bought several of these shelves and they were a great solution for our storage needs. As other reviews have noted the movies overhang the edge of the shelf which is why i almost didn’t buy these, but in actuality it actually turned out to be a positive for us. Since we have so many most of the compartments are filled to capacity and having them overhang off the shelf allows you to easily remove the video you go to watch because you can easily slide it out without having to take other movies off just to get the one video you are removing. Since we are only using this for movies and not cd or other media storage the shorter middle shelf is a little annoying, because you can’t fit a dvd upright on those shelves and have to lay those on the side and stack them. For the ocd people this can make your head spin, but this would be a good shelf to store cds or little knick knack items you have laying around as well. We just have to many movies to waste the space for anything else.

Like most people i saw this on amazon and had mixed feelings about ordering based on the reviews. I bought one at first and gave it a shot. Not sure why so many bad reviews because this media tower is great so far. Assembly was simple, took about a hour and a half. I used a hand screwdriver for the entire thing. Like most people have stated, you are dealing with particle board, so don’t try to monster the screws in. I was happy with the purchase that i ordered two more. This time i used a small power screwdriver to start all the screws, then finished them up with a hand screwdriver (was a lot faster). Just my preference but you could absolutely just use a power screwdriver. Once i put them up against the wall, i did notice that the top part of the media tower did lean forward with weight on the shelves.

The look of this rack is excellent. Putting it together wasn’t too much of a struggle but you need to pay attention to the small print and read the stickers on the backing so you don’t place them out of order. The main reason i had to give the rack 3 stars was the sturdiness of it. The rack weighs 50 lbs and you basically assemble it in two smaller pieces then connect them using 4 pin connectors and 4 very loose fitting dowels. When my son and i picked this up to place it against the wall, the unit almost snapped in half because the pin connectors were pulling the plastic pieces they screwed into out of the wood. Looks: 5 starsdesign: 3 stars.

  • Great for the price!
  • Pretty clutch if you’re not a noob.
  • Great price, easy to assemble, fast delivery, HEAVY.

This rack stores a lot of discs. It looks great against my wall. It’s very good that they include the l-clips to secure it to the wall. This thing is not well-balanced and you have to lag it to the wall. It is a real pain in the neck to assemble, though. It’s not that the concepts are difficult. Read all of the instructions before you start. If you have your thinking cap on, you will realize simple things are slightly out of order. They aren’t incorrect but rather impractical.

I looked long and hard for a cd rack to house my growing collection. I have around 1,100 cd’s so i bought 2 of these which will hold almost 1,700 total, over 800 each unit. This is a solid purchase for the cost. I didn’t want to spend several hundred dollars on cd storage, so this worked out fine. This quality is excellent for the price, but isn’t something you would buy to pass down to your children. The unit goes together easily, just make sure you read the instructions and don’t skip ahead. It helps to have a power screw driver and drill (for the wall anchor) to speed things along. Also, you will need another person the help put the top and bottom together. It took only 45 minutes to put together.

Features of Atlantic 35435725 Media Tower Elite Large (Black)

  • Large collection media storage cabinet.
  • Stores 630 Blu-rays, 531 DVDs or 837 CDs
  • 9 fixed shelves
  • Simulated carbon fiber back panel. Material- wood composite. Finish: Paper and PVC Laminate
  • Wall anchor kit included

I won’t return this because, after getting it together, it does hold my discs. However, the shelves are not adjustable and leave too much space (vertical) between for my cd cases, better suited for dvd cases, but my main complaint is that this is assembled as two halves – upper and lower, which have insufficient connecting parts. And, they came apart when i put it in place and started adding cds – then it’s most difficult to rejoin, so now there’s a gap on one side. The backing is in several sections and that gets in the way of rejoining the top after i assembled it. I secured the top to the wall so it won’t fall but the joining pieces (pegs) they include are a joke for anything this size. Add your own connections and support on the back. I would strongly suggest that you reinforce the top and bottom joining, and before you attach the base piece while it’s face down on the floor. If i had done that i wouldn’t have had the problem.

I don’t see how you can assemble this according to the provided instructions without breaking it. It has you attach the top to the bottom before putting on the back panels. This requires you to lay it on it’s face, but because the base sticks out it doesn’t lay flat and puts pressure where the two halves meet. I read other reviews and even put blocks under mine to lay it flat, but when i tried to lift it up it fell apart (it’s super fragile). The middle collapsed and the attaching pieces ripped out of the wood (see image). I was able to fix the wood and then i got the bottom where i wanted it before i put the top on. I still gave it 4 stars because now that it is in place i love it and the price was great. If you buy one i would recommend you don’t put the two halves together until the end. Put the back on each piece separately (the back pieces are marked as top and bottom and you can start at the top and bottom of the respective half so the panels meet in the middle). Then place the bottom where you want it.

I normally don’t write reviews but for this one i have to after all of the mixed reviews. I was skeptical before ordering it because of some of the negative reviews. I was very happy when it arrived at my door step. My boyfriend and i were getting ready to assemble and i warned him of a few things from other mistakes. Reviews can really help others out. Assembling was very very easy and fast my boyfriend struggled when he was assembling my book shelf and said this media stand was so easy. If u ever hear like wood wants to snap during screwing or lifting just stop. Once completed my boyfriend stand it up and i was so worried bcuz it isn’t very stable but we were careful. What really gave the media support is i bought l and t brackets to keep the 2together like someone suggested in the reviews. After putting the brackets you can feel the difference it had support to keep the two together.

This storage rack is 6 feet tall and helped to de-clutter my house quite a bit, however, it is not of the best quality. The real issue i have boils down to a safety issue. I read all of the reviews before purchasing this product and thought that it would be decent enough quality to do the job, however, once i was putting the product together i quickly saw that i was wrong. Two of the ‘screw cap’ things (i don’t know what they are actually called) that hold the top and bottom piece together and have to be twisted to secure the screw from the above piece in place, broke extremely easily while i was tightening them. So now, i am worried that it will come apart and topple on one of my children. Quite honestly, for as tall as this product is and for as much weight as it will holds, the connectors for the two pieces really should be all metal. Also, the directions could have been more clear about which pieces go where since there is only one piece that has anchor holes. I missed those small dots in the illustration and had to take apart and put back together several of the pieces once i realized what had happened in order to properly assemble the product.

I have way too many dvds and blu-rays. And much to my dismay, they keep making more movies and tv shows. I had two full dvd shelves, a tv stand with shelves build into it, and i was completely out of room. All i wanted was something to grow into. The assembly was involved, especially since i wanted to do it by myself, but not impossible. The directions were very helpful, but you have to take a few minutes to study them before jumping in, and make sure that you know where everything goes. You basically build two half shelves and then connect them in the middle. Connecting them was the hardest part.

I bought one of these units as a test to see if it was easy to assemble and if it would suit my needs. Satisfied with the first one, i then immediately purchased and assembled 3 more. I am using these shelves to display my dungeons and dragons miniatures. The unit shipped in an outer plain cardboard box and the inner product box. The parts were well packed and cushioned by styrofoam and thinner linings. No piece was damaged at all in any of the 4 shipments. A testament to how well they are packed. The unit consists mainly of painted pressed wood shelves and frames and a thick, decorated cardboard backing. Assembling the unit was pretty easy. The instructions are not perfect, but they are very easy to read and the pieces are clearly labelled.

I bought it at $70 and its definitely worth the price. I have it completely full, on carpet, leaned against the wall. The top leans toward the wall, not away, so i don’t even need the brackets. The short shelves make it easy to remove games when they’re packed tightly. The bottom shelf sticks out enough on the floor that its a great place to store strategy guides or magazines laying flat. I’m going to buy another one if it gets back down to $70. Its probably not worth more than that because of the cheaper materials. If you’re not careful you can definitely push a nail through the wood coating, or strip a screw hole. I built it by myself though and had no issues standing it up or anything.

There are a lot of negative reviews on here for this product. However, it’s super cheap furniture. There were two of us putting it together, and we had it done in about half an hour. The pilot holes were a little big for some of the screws, but nothing that was going to cause catastrophic failure. A little glue would help if you’re feeling up to it, but not necessary. Putting the back on was challenging at first until we realized that putting one person on the front to hold it for the person screwing in the back while it was standing helped. It came with the l brackets to hold it to the wall, and i’m actually quite impressed with it. I’ve bought smaller bookshelves for more money that were crappier than this. It’s not going to withstand a million moves, and your children or pets can’t climb on it, but it does what it’s intended to do.

So, after reading the (mostly) somewhat negative reviews on here, i could not find anything that held this much media for a budget price and decided to order 2 of these. I told myself going in that i would be extra careful assembling them, and would just deal with any problems that came up. I’ve had shelving from department stores that didn’t go together as smoothly as these. Every hole was where it needed to be. Couple of tips for those who had problems: read the instruction manual, and refer back to it if you don’t understand where something goes, or how to orient it. Yes, at one point the instructions were a bit vague. However, by looking ahead a few steps you can clearly see how it needs to be put together. Also, when screwing into ‘flimsy’ particle board, if you hear the sound of wood cracking, stop screwing.

I purchased this media cabinet about a month ago, and once put together, it is really nice, and holds a very good amount of media. Putting it together is pretty straight forward, but there is one very glaring issue that you should be aware of when attaching the top and base together. The instructions suggest you attach the two pieces while they are lying flat on the floor, but the wood dowels and metal cam screws that are used to attach the two parts are too short to adequately support the weight, in my opinion. I did it that way, and was not able to stand the unit upright because the top and base would not stay attached.I had to end up standing the base part against the wall, and lowering the top part down onto the base. But in doing this, use extreme caution because due to the dowels and cam screws not being long enough, the top will topple over if you are not careful. This unit was made to use against a wall, and you should definitely use the safety wall mount brackets and screws included in the box. With the cautions noted above, after putting the cabinet together and properly securing it to my back wall, it is a very handsome piece, and holds quite a bit of media. One caveat though: if you have special edition box set items, not all of them will fit due to the fact that all the shelves in this unit are fixed,and not all box sets will fit, but if you have this unit properly secured to your rear wall, you can most definitely use the very top of the cabinet to store those odd sized box sets that will not fit in the shelves.All in all, i do like this media unit, and would recommend it with certain cautions and caveats: take your time putting it together and, especially if assembling it alone, use extreme caution when attaching the top to the base, and if you go by the instructions and attach the two pieces while on the floor, get help when standing the unit upright.

Like a lot of the reviews here the main issue, and i’ll go as far as to call it a design flaw, is how the top and bottom halves join together. Having read those horror stories beforehand i used gorilla glue and it secured the two halves together very nicely. I tested it before gluing it and it’s not at all stable and the top half would fall off easily. How that design passed into production is beyond me. With the glue (gorilla glue is the bomb) i can pick it up by an upper shelf without any problem. I’d still be careful though just to be safe. I also would have preferred if the middle shelf was the same height as the others, but i’m using it to lay a couple of box set boxes that were too tall for the other shelves by a fraction, and some nick knacks would go nicely there if you don’t have cd’s or some type of shorter media to put there. Another weird choice with the design, but i can still use that shelf for other purposes so its not a big deal, just a minor niggle. Despite the flaws for this price nothing i can find holds nearly this many blu-ray’s/dvd’s (at 71′ it’s the tallest media shelf i could find for anywhere near this price). So i quite like these despite the top/lower half issue and the shorter middle shelf.

This dvd rack holds a ton of dvds and cds. I still gave it a 5 star even for its flaws. There just is no substitute for holding this many movies without spending almost double the price. Flaw 1: it is back heavy when empty. It will never lean forward, but it will lean against the wall. Flaw 2: when assembling, this shelf is in 2 pieces and the center where you join the two together it small dow pins and the standard furniture hook and loop piece. The studs holding it together can fall out easily so be careful when joining the top and bottom halves. I wouldn’t really consider these flaws, but more precautionary methods to assembly. Since the hook and loop system failed when i was assembling it (again, all on how you hold it since i physically broke it by not paying attention), i had to grab a couple pieces of flat steel brackets to screw into the back. My brackets hold it together perfectly and with more strength.

I bough this because we have a ton of movies and the shelves they were on were 3 deep so we had to pull out a ton of movies just to find one. I read a lot of reviews and was concerned becasue people said it was hard to put together but it was extremely easy. It was time consuming due to all the screws but it was very simple. My husband and i did it together and it took about an hour and a half. You jave to be careful, at one point we were turning it and it caught on something an cracked a bit but it is partical board so it is to be expected. The only reason i did not give it five stars is because the middle shelf is only big enough to fit cds and i wish it was another shelf for dvds and blu rays. It is worth the $65 but the material reflects the price so dont expect solid wood.

Nice size, fairly easy to assemble (with another person), sturdy once attached to wall. A drill is a must if you want them to go quickly. Instructions aren’t horrible and after putting together 2 i didn’t need them for the 3rd and 4th. Wish the shelves were like 1′ taller for my special edition boxes but not a deal breaker. Very low profile makes a sleek look. I was a carpenter for 10 years so i also know how to handle and work with particle board. They are particle board so don’t go full bore on a drill. Maybe just start screws with drill and finish with hand tool if you are worried. I didn’t use glue (not required) but if i ever move and reassemble i will use glue.

The need: this media shelf system works really well for what we needed in my household. I have a healthy movie collection, and my partner has a lot of video games. I bought two of them, and they weren’t all that bad to put together, and so far, i still have a little space on both units built, for more to be added to them. Building: i’d recommend using a hand drill on the lowest power setting, because you are only putting the screws into press wood, and too much torque, will destroy them. Also, using wood glue in conjunction with the screws would be really helpful, if a little more time consuming. And using the wall mount/securing clips are a must. The bad: it’s very top heavy and unless you secure it to the wall, it will waiver, and shortly fall apart. Is not a free standing unit, but that being said, it’s a very useful media storage. Good for dvds, cds, blueray, and video games, not for much else. I wouldn’t trust books on it, honestly, as it’s a very light structure, with very shallow shelves.

After several weeks of owning this product, i figured now is the best time to review it. The set up for this wasn’t so bad. The only real gripe we had when building the media tower was when your supposed to put the backing on, there were no predrilled holes on the backing. So you really had to work the screwdriver into it to get the screws in. Other then that, its all good. I like the build and it holds a lot of my bluray movies and video games. In fact, i think it holds all of my movies, and i have a lot. There are some smaller shelves in it for small items to be placed on, like small trinkets. Most may not like that, but i didnt mind it. I like that the bottom footing extends outwards to balance out the weight of the movies being placed in the tower.

As others have stated, it’s a pain to join the two sections. Also, only a couple of the many holes for the backing were pre-drilled into the shelves. I actually bought my first power drill and awl just to put this thing together. The backing was made easier by laying the who unit face down on a coffee table, but i absolutely needed a second person to pick it up without cracking it and to join the top half. We did use the wall mounts, but put them on the top of the shelf (less visible and felt sturdier). All that being said, it looks great and is a huge space saver.

I read the reviews first before buying and decided it was worth it. I was right and did take some advice from others. You need to be careful when assembling. It is best to have two people. Yes, it needs to be tethered to your wall. And yes, i took the advice of buying small brackets to stabilize the two halves further. I only put one on each side in the middle.

Atlantic Gaming Desk – Gaming Computer Desk, Good for a short-term workstation

Atlantic gaming desk – not machine specific i bought this desk for myself for christmas primarily for pc gaming. It has plenty of space for my keyboard and mouse and perfectly fits my xbox one underneath the monitor shelf as seen in the picture. Speaking of the monitor shelf, i was surprised it fit my 32 inch vizio without any problems considering it says it supports up to 27 inches maximum. The finish on the top is a very nice smooth but stylish carbon black that nicely accents my peripherals. The charging station works very nicely with a tablet, and is extremely handy for viewing computer stats and temperatures with the logitech arx app. The media rack is also very sturdy and has no problems fitting 2 (or 3 with the optional third rack) xbox one controllers. Another good mention would be the cable management slits along the back which are very useful for running wired mice and keyboards through to keep the whole desk clean and clutter free. The surge protector rack is very useful, however it is very loose and mounted kind of awkwardly. Similarly the front drawer is a nice touch for storing tv remotes or batteries in the included plastic holder, but it also falls victim to being loose and can be completely pulled off the rails if you bring it out too far. My two biggest issues so far are probably the assembly of the desk, and some small air pockets along the front that showed up after about a week.

A little smaller than i visualized, but decent enough. I’d like a larger monitor stand for my 30′ monitor, because the monitor’s stand doesn’t entirely fit on the desk’s stand. The carbon fiber look to the top is pretty nice, with just a little bit of traction to keep things feeling anchored without actually interfering with moving anything around. It also looks pretty snazzy. Headphone hangar is a nice thing to have, and the cupholder is something i don’t know how i lived without. The ‘media’ holders are a little less great. They sag slightly even when empty, no matter how tight you screw them in, and who needs quick access to cds these days anyway?. I’d rather have a little boxlike holder for random small objects instead. Another thing i’d like is speaker mounts, so you can solidly mount your speakers instead of having them just sitting on the desk, taking up room. But these quibbles are only mentionable because the desk as a whole is great.

Overall excellent quality, especially for the price of the desk. There are tons of pros and a handful of cons, but the pros really do outweigh the cons. Pros-sturdyvery clean, sleek, black finishvariety of helpful add-ons such as the media holder, cup holder, speaker stands, etc. Tons of leg roomwire managementthe only real con to this desk is the assembly. It is very, very difficult and tedious. The instructions say to not use any power tools, which is difficult when the holes given are 5 times as small as the screws. Got it done without the power tools, but assembly took 90+ minutes, and some parts were very difficult to understand. I finished assembling and putting everything together about two hours ago, and have been using it since. The looks are amazing, and i love everything about it. For now, i’m giving it five stars because the quality is fantastic for the price.

Key specs for Atlantic Gaming Desk – Gaming Computer Desk:

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  • MADE FOR GAMERS – Atlantic’s Gaming Desk is specifically designed for all your gaming gear, so you can focus on that epic battle. Made with sleek charcoal colored carbon fiber laminated top, provides ample room for your monitor, PC, laptop, games, speakers and more and monitor shelf dimensions- length is 15.5 inch left to right ,width is 7 inch front to back, height is 6.25 inch from desktop
  • FEATURE RICH – this gaming computer desk includes a charging stand for your tablet or smart phone, speaker stands, game storage, under-desk basket, controller stand, built-in wire-management, rear power strip holder, cup holder and headphone/VR headset hook
  • MONITOR & SMART PHONE STAND – this PC gaming desk sports an elevated monitor stand that supports monitors up to 32”. You can also charge your smart phone or tablet and have it comfortably at hand. These features free up valuable desktop space and with its smooth contours offer a contemporary style that adds a touch of sleek sophistication to any home office, dorm room or bedroom
  • GAME ROOM ORGANIZATION – whether you have a dedicated game room or a just place where you need a desk, the Gaming Desk helps you work and play. Keep all of your video game equipment in one place where it is easy to use
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Comments from buyers

“It’s like the iPhone of desks: simple, elegant, and beautiful. The only difference is I hate iPhones, Great quality desk, Perfect to keep all their electronics”

Bought 2 for each of my sons. Perfect to keep all their electronics.

I’ll preface this by saying that i am not using any of the racks or shelf that came with it, except the bottom drawer. I use this as an electronics workbench in my apartment, and it is stable enough to hold my soldering station and not move while i solder. I don’t know how i’d like it as a computer or ‘gaming’ desk, as it will be tight with 2 24′ monitors, especially with the racks and shelf in place, but i would purchase another if i needed a sturdy, flat surface to work on (i live in an apartment, and will need to disassemble most of it one day). Metal legs, wooden top covered in some kind of ‘carbon fiber’ laminate. I have an esd mat on mine, therefore i can’t comment on how well the surface reacts to anything.

Sturdy, roomy, simple design. I love having the monitor on its own rack. Cup holder, headphones holder, phone charging station and power strip holder — absolutely genius. I didn’t bother with the controller or game-holding racks. The finish on top just looks nice. Setting it up isn’t the easiest thing in the world but it can be done alone by one person. Just requires putting in screws while lying on your back and the screws might fall in your eyes if you drop them. Also requires some muscle getting the last screws in on the legs. Instructions tended to include a lot of stuff in one ‘step’ which got confusing and i had to backtrack a little bit.

Very sturdy desk that’s not too heavy or clunky. The surface area is actually more spacious than i expected. It can easily be used for gaming or just an office desk in your small office or apartment. I’ve got it set up in the corner of my bedroom since i don’t have an extra room to really create a gaming/office setting in. The material it’s made out of is very easy to wipe clean. I also purchased the professional installation and i’m glad i did. The technician arrived as expected and used a power drill to put it together in under an hour. Please note that the diagram the desk comes with instructs to install the shelves as what first appears to upside down. But upon further inspection, the shelves can be installed upside down or with the open part up. If installed as the picture on amazon is displayed, you can put things inside the shelves like speakers.

This is everything i’ve ever wanted and needed in a desk. Pros:-very sturdy-simple, easy, pretty-allows you personal customization of parts-small footprintcons:-honestly, none so far. Will update at a later time if something arisesi haven’t owned this desk for too long so far, only a week i believe, but this is definitely one of the best desks i’ve ever owned. You may question: ‘oh, but erik, you are only 24, how many desks could you have possibly owned in your life???’.To which i would respond: ‘stop reading in to what i’m saying so much’. I have personally owned 4 separate desks, and my biggest complaint about all of them is that there’s *so much* to them, overly complicated, too many drawers, heavy, etc. I just wanted something that was light, simple, and appealing to the eye. Yes, i’m a gamer but the fact that this is a ‘gaming desk’ was the least of the reason i went for it. Assembly was pretty easy, i saw a video on youtube about someone complaining about how difficult it was to understand the instructions. No, ignore this idiot, it’s incredibly easy and straightforward.

After reading the reviews and despite all the comments regarding the difficulty putting it together, i decided to buy it anyway. I hope to answer a lot of people’s questions. Table dimensions w/out attachments: 40. 5’table dimensions w/attachments: 49. 25′ x 24′ obviously this is measuring the table with the speaker trays. 5′ front to back is due to the monitor panel being attached. Floor to table height: 29 3/8’adriennes: i think they listened to your suggestions, almost all of the holes were pre-drilled in my desk. All except for the media holder, no pre-drilled holes for it.

At first i was a little skeptical about buying this product. After watching several video reviews, i decided to go ahead and buy it. I didn’t bother to attach the cellphone\tablet rack or the controller rack because i installed a dual monitor mount. It’s sturdy enough to support dual 27′ monitors with a mount and you can’t beat the price. Any gamer that is looking for an inexpensive desk, look no further.

Notes:-add on parts, such as the headset hook, do not have to be installed in the predetermined locations. The accessories can be attached to the desk in custom places with the included self tapping screws. Although, to do so, pre drilling a hole helps tremendously. -the desk is quite sturdy-slides easily on carpet-great width, plenty of room for keyboard and mouse-cup holder simply hooks onto the leg supports (whichever leg you choose, by the way), so it’s not as stable as i’d like. I fixed this with 6 zip ties. -‘media stand’, ie game case and controller rack, does wobble slightly, only because its tall. -drawer wiggles slightly from side to side. I’m sure this could be fixed by drilling holes slightly closer, but i didn’t feel like taking the effort to do so, as it’s not that important to me. -drawer will also pull straight out, there is no stop mechanism-i attach my headset’s on cable mute and volume control (logitech g430’s) to the drawers handle for easy access and so the cable is out of the way when i get up-when screwed in, the monitor stand’s bars hover above the surface of the table, but i am thinking of fixing this by putting washers underneath the screws so that the bar is level with the desk’s surface-the cable management basket underneath the rear of the table is loose so that you can pull it out, and it will sit at an angle, allowing you to more easily put something big like a surge protector in it. I didn’t like this though, so again, fixed with a few zip ties.

I like this desk but i don’t love it. It was easy to assemble and the dimensions are perfect for a gaming setup with one monitor, but a few of the pieces have come off the final assembly in the few months that i have had it. Also some of the pieces are of borderline usefulness anyways. However i would very likely still by one for my kids gaming machines as the price is good and the quality of the actual desktop and monitor stand is great. A couple of things i didn’t use/like. The speaker stand on either side went back in the back and did not get used. They seem a little limited on the size speaker they can handle. I use headphones so this is not an issue for me. The headphone holder is limited to install on the right hand of the deski(without drilling a hole). I wound up not using this either.

This desk is an excellent upgrade from an equivalently sized glass top metal frame desk i’d had for over 10 years. This desk has a place for the monitor raised off the main desktop area, while there is no slide out keyboard try like my old desk, this won’t exactly be missed as that ended up being somewhat cramped and after the years the sliding mechanism didn’t work so well even with yearly lubrication. Now i can also put my cup ‘on’ my desk, via the cup holder and not leave stains or water marks on my actual desk surface or need a cup place mat. I also like the carbon fiber looking wrap finish as this looks like it’ll be way easier to clean dirt, stains or dust off of vs my old desk made of glass that made any little tiny bit of dirt easily visible. The little things to place cds (does anyone really use that anymore?. :p), speakers, cup, and gamepad controllers and even headphones off of the main desktop surface is a nice tough. Size is reasonable, not large so don’t expect massive free space to have a keyboard and places for paper or to write on, but large enough you can easily fit a comfortable full-sized keyboard, and mousepad. The little area under the front of the desk (where a slide out keyboard try would typically exist) is just a fixed tray to hold miscellaneous things, but out of the way and out of view, potentially useful touch that i might use. The cord cutouts on both sides is also a nice thoughtful touch. The only real complaint that i have is that the tray in the rear of the lower side of the desk meant to hold a surge protector didn’t seem to be deep enough.

Purchased for my son’s gaming setup. The desk is exactly as advertised. However, after waiting two additional days to receive our desk, due to shipping delays, my son and his father went to put the desk together and discovered that the desk top was damaged on one edge. From what i read on reviews this is a common issue. Serious packaging design flaw in my opinion. The desk is still functional but if i had just wanted a functional table top i would have just used any average table. Disappointing but as this is a packaging design flaw and not a product flaw i did not remove a star. We understand the shipping delays due to the time of year but wish that this flaw would be fixed as soon as possible. We hope that others may enjoy without concerns about condition of product when received or that the product won’t hold up to regular wear and tear.

Great desk, seems very durable and strong. Assembly was annoying due to the screw placement, hard to get your hand with a screwdriver in the tight places required. The screws seems cheap as well and were easy to strip out the heads with the required force. The monitor stand part seems flimsy, put a 29 inch ultra wide monitor on there and when applying pressure on the from on the desk causes the screen to wobble around, which is a bit annoying. However that could be an issue with my floor not being 100% level. It’s larger than i expected which is a good thing, the pictures don’t do it justice in that category. Avoid hot drinks or food on here though the carbon fiber material is a grease and fingerprint magnet.

Been using this computer desk for two years and it is still sturdy. I don’t use all of the stands due to installing a dual monitor stand on it. Other than that, the quality is amazing and worth the price.

The desk arrived on time and in perfect condition. Every pre drilled hole on the desk board lined up perfectly with the supporting bars. I put it together by myself which was very very easy. I am big fan of the additional shelf in the center as well. I do have a few complaints that give this review a 4 star. My first complaint is that i am a console gamer and this is designed with pc gamers in mind. The reason is the keyboard holder under the desk and the game holders on the side. The keyboard holder will hit your forearms and arms when playing with a controller. The other thing is that the game holders on each side of the desk are designed for pc game or something slimmer. The ps4 games are a super tight fit and you have to literally shove them in to place. My last complaint is that of the material used which is a thing pvc coating. Do no place anything hot on this desk such as a hot dinner plate or a laptop that gets super hot, the pvc will melt off.

Love the desk, very solid and much sturdier than i expected. My only complaint would be that i’d like an option for a keyboard tray instead of the storage tray that came with the desk. I’m very happy with the fact all of the optional shelves/attachments are exactly that, optional. All of the holes for fixing each of the attachments on the desk are underneath so you’re not screwing anything into the top of the desk which leaves you with a clean flat surface if you choose not to attach everything. I did attach most of the extras and i’m happy with how they fit. I find most of them don’t make any extra sounds or anything if i bump the desk, which means i’m not having any extra noise from the desk picked up by my mic when gaming. So far i’m very happy with this product and i’ll update my review once i find out if i’m able to attach the keyboard/mouse shelf i purchased at the same time. I installed the alera aleva312812bk valencia series underdesk keyboard/mouse shelf, 28w x 12d, (black) and it just fits perfectly. I know i installed it a little off center but i’m not going to fuss with moving it at this point. It was a little tricky to attach near the desk legs and the bar down the center under the desk limited my options a little unless i wanted to unscrew that and reaffix it depending on how that was attached.

Just put the desk together today. Needed a computer desk for a small area. Wanted dual monitors and boy did i get it. Only installed the headphone holder, cup holder, and power surge tray as far as the add-ons. I preferred a clean looking work surface. I installed two 27inch viewsonic (va2759-smh) monitors on avivo dual monitor mount (stand-v002). Added an ‘alera aleva312812bk valencia series underdesk keyboard/mouse shelf. ‘ i saw another reviewer added the keyboard tray and i thought i would like to do the same. Frees up a lot of key real estate.

Worth the money definitely a good buy for me since i already had a 27 inch monitor. The stand for the monitor is a little smaller than the base of my screen which doesn’t bother me as much as the fact that i have to look slightly up at the monitor. I’m big on posture and for a more ergonomic feel, i feel like i should just take the part off and i’d be better off and probably will. I like the slots they leave in desk for cables, makes for a very tidy desk appearance. While i dont have the disk holder, controller holder or speaker mounts, i do not need any of these things so i just kept them in case i wanted to attach them later. In case anyone was wondering i did buy the dx racer chair they reccomend to buy with it and i have a review for that as well, but this is only pertains to the desk because i wanted to mention that the chair sits me comfortably at the desk. Keep in mind i’m 5’10, but overall i would say that if you are alot shorter than that, say 5’5 you will definitely need to not use the monitor stand or your neck is going to be at a wierd angle. Note: this is all with reference to the dx racer chair.

Worth every cent and probably a few more. I cannot emphasize just how perfect this desk is, no complaints whatsoever. I would probably not recommend this desk for anyone 6 feet tall or taller though. If you are between 5 to 6 feet tall, that is the sweet spot for this desk. Materials are solid as others have mentioned and keeps my monitor and peripherals firmly in place. I will buy another one some day when i build another gaming rig for the office.

Don’t have much to say that hasn’t been said/. Be warned that some of the parts are quite fragile. During initial assembly one of the ‘game/book’ shelves that double as speaker stands broke with only slight bending pressure applied to it. It snapped the top row off and i had to glue it back on and put a videogame case under it to support it so it can hold my speaker up. Also when i had to move house, i took the legs off and reattached them when i got to the new place. When i was putting them back together, one of the outer casings popped open and had to be squeezed back together around the cap with pliers so the desk could properly support its own weight. Though this issue was likely a result of me moving it around, let that be a warning that this desk is best set up in one spot and left there, too many small parts and attachments hanging off that could break if you decide to move it somewhere.

All in all a pretty good desk for the money. Very sturdy, and has plenty of surface are for large keyboards and mouse pads. The monitor riser can accommodate a pretty large monitor, i’ve got a 27 inch on there with a few inches to spare. Also has some additional features such as: a ‘charging station’ you can set your other electronics on, a small pullout drawer in front, a media/controller holder, a headphone holder, and hilariously, a cup holder. My one huge problem and what kept it from 5 stars is the lack of cable management options. It has a small tray underneath for a surge protector, but thats it. For something labeled a ‘gaming desk’ i would have expected more in that department.

I bought this desk when i was moving into a new apartment and downsizing my home-office space. Pros: one of the things that influenced my decision was all of the ‘bells and whistles’ on this desk — but i didn’t want *all* of the accessories. I chose to attach the the speaker holders, headphone hook, charging station, front drawer, surge protector drawer, and cup holder but left off the the monitor platform and media/controller storage accessories because (a) i don’t use controllers and most of my games are downloads, and (b) i run a setup with 2 24′ monitors and wanted extra surface area for that. I really liked the option to pick and choose which accessories work for me. It was easy to put together. The instructions were clear and had decent (if small) illustrations, and the only tool i needed was a screwdriver. I am *not* a naturally handy person, and the whole process took about 2 hours. Cons: the plastic surface for the charging station is pretty flimsy and ripped while i was attaching it. I also think the drawer would be more useful with a flat surface instead of just wire. You can’t really put any small objects in it because of that.