The WorkFit-TLE Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation from Ergotron features a "drop-down" keyboard tray to better accommodate the seated height requirements of users for whom the more common "above desk" retrofit solutions may not be suitable. It combines this with a large 23" D x 37.4" W work surface which includes a convenient integrated tablet/cell phone station with a removable tray cover. For additional convenience it also includes a detachable rear cable tray. The WorkFit-TLE moves directly up and down so a user is not forced to change position and step back from the desk. The dual releases ensure that accidental movement does not occur.
While at first glance the WorkFit-TLE may appear to offer great advantages over other desktop sit-stand retrofit products—because the tray is positioned below the mounting surface—users need to be aware that the distance below the desk surface is only 3.5". While this may work for a limited range of people, assuming a desk surface of 29" this will only position the keyboard tray down to 25.5". This means that it will actually be too high for users under 5'8". As well, because the tray is positioned below the desk surface the upper range is reduced, with the tray only able to rise 11.5" above the desk mounting surface, offering a suitable standing height for users only up to about 5'7".
The shallow depth of the keyboard tray, just 7.9", means that most ergonomic keyboards will not fit or will be limited in the range of adjustment that will be available to users. It also offers limited hand support for mousing, encouraging users to adopt usage modes that may greatly increase the risk of developing RSI.
Because the keyboard is positioned a full 8.5" below the monitor mounting surface users may find that their monitors are positioned too high for optimum viewing from a sitting position, especially if they happen to require multifocal eyewear. For standing purposes, even with the greater differential between the keyboard and the monitor mounting surfaces, most users will still require some kind of height adjustable monitor mount to further elevate the monitors.
Note: Users (above 5'10") may want to consider other options as the lower keyboard position will not provide the necessary range of keyboard height.
- Mechanism: Spring-Activated "Constant Force™" Technology Vertical Lift
- Desktop Thickness: 0.625"
- Product Weight: 59 lbs (26.8 kg)
- Overall Dimensions: 37.4" (95 cm) W x 35.8" (90.9 cm) D x 20" (50.8 cm) H
- Desktop Dimensions: 37.4" (95 cm) W x 23" (58.4 cm) D
- Keyboard Tray Dimensions: 34.9" (88.6 cm) W x 7.9" (20.1 cm) D
- Keyboard Tray Extension: Keyboard tray extends 9.5" (24 cm) from front of desk surface.
- Desk Height Range: 15" (38.1 cm)
- Height Adjustment Range:
Desktop: 5" (12.7 cm) to 20" (50.8 cm) Above mounting surface
Keyboard Tray: 3.5" (8.9 cm) Below mounting surface to 11.5" (29.2 cm) Above
Note: Keyboard tray is fixed at 8.5" (21.6 cm) below the WorkFit-TLE upper surface
- Weight Capacity:
Keyboard Tray: Up to 5 lbs (2.27 kg)
Upper Worksurface: 10 to 40 lbs (4.5 to 18.2 kg)
Combined Total Capacity: 10 - 40 lbs (4.5 to 18.2 kg)
- Colour: Black
- Warranty: 5 years, Manufacturer Direct
- Package Contents: WorkFit-TLE, Cable Management Clips with Adhesive, Cable Ties, Cable Wrap, Monitor Pads, Instructions
- Assembly Time: None. Pre-assembled.