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Sometimes it’s more important to have charging ports at your fingertips than it is to have a sturdy surface to work on. Ideal for laptops, paperwork, and simpler day-to-day tasks, the Comhar model is more suited for lighter work at home than hammering out business at work.
That being said, this isn’t a flimsy alternative to larger standing desks. It’s an understated, subdued piece of furniture that will support all of the work you need to get done, while still able to stand strong for longer gaming sessions or family board game nights. Plus, the included USB ports, child lock, and hidden drawer make this an incredibly functional feature for your home or office.
The Comhar has some unique features that have been threatening to appear in our furniture spaces for years but seem to finally be becoming a standard. I’m talking, of course, about USB charging ports built into the front. In a world where entire industries have risen around our need to keep our devices juiced up, having a few extra places to recharge our phones and tools is a massive benefit for anybody’s workspace.
But this desk is more than just a few plugs. The maple top is a striking contrast against the all-white legs and crossbar, and the entire tabletop is attached to a metal frame that provides support and a clean place to keep features. The charging ports are embedded next to the control panel, along with a child lock that prevents accidental height adjustments.
The biggest hidden detail would be the embedded drawer, which sits flush against the frame and is hardly noticeable. All of the electrical components are hidden against the bottom of the desktop, with the only glaring piece of machinery being the actual motor itself. It’s not massive and sits against one of the legs, but it’s still a decent-sized black cylinder that contrasts against the rest of the desk design.
I’d like to take a moment to talk about how much I dislike the control panel buttons. The design is good, all of the buttons are clearly labeled and the display screen is effective. But instead of actual tactile buttons, the ones we get are flat and feel more like bubble wrap. It’s not satisfying to use and your fingers can easily slip off of your intended button.
As this is a less expensive alternative to, say, FlexiSpot’s Pro Series (which we’ve previously reviewed), there are also fewer cables to manage. This isn’t a 3-stage adjustment system, but rather a much simpler 2-stage that isn’t designed to support the same weight limit as the Pro Series. That means that there’s just one power plug coming out of a well-designed control box, which itself is built into the desktop framing.
This all culminates in a much more subtle footprint on your home or office, making the Comhar a great choice for small areas that need versatility rather than a set-piece. Don’t misunderstand, at 48″ (122cm) by 24″ (61cm), there’s a gracious amount of workspace. Just don’t expect it to be a conversation starter. It’s a lighter-weight, lower-end desk for a reason; it’s supposed to blend into the background.
I can’t say that I’ve ever put a piece of furniture together faster or easier than this desk. It shipped in two parts, the top and the frame, both in the same box. This was a far cry from the Pro Series, which due to design, comprised of two packages and an hour of build time. The Comhar took six screws and was installed and powered on within ten minutes.
Shout out to the shipping and packaging teams, as everything arrived in one piece with no noticeable damage. I didn’t even have to install the drawer, which in retrospect, might have been a mistake. No cables had to be run or installed, and the control box is built right into the frame. Even the power brick is velcroed in place, allowing only a single cable to dangle below the completed desk.
This time around, I didn’t have any leftover screws, and there weren’t any missing bolts or fasteners. I didn’t end up using the included wire management clips, since the actual desk components were so well designed. The provided screws even used the included hex key, so I didn’t even have to go into my toolbox for this! Assembling the Comhar could not have gone better.
The use of the Comhar itself, however, came with a challenge. The adjustable components work wonders and the height limits are impressive, ranging from 28.3″ (72cm) to 47.6″ (121cm), meaning that a comfortable working height can be found, no matter your preferences.
The issues I ran into were with the noise of the motor and the drawer itself. First, let’s talk about the motor. It’s loud. It’s obnoxious. It’s nothing like the Pro Series. But, it’s a lower-priced model and has a different motor setup going for it. The volume of the motor isn’t so loud that you’ll get glares from officemates, but I wouldn’t recommend changing the height on a conference call.
Of course, we need to talk about the drawer. This, along with the charging ports (again, delightful), was the primary selling point on this model for my family. Having bonus storage space for small things such as wireless keyboards and notebooks is amazing when your kids use every flat surface as a dumping ground of schoolwork, toys, and food crumbs.
Unfortunately, my drawer arrived seemingly sealed shut. I couldn’t get it open, and since it’s designed to be discreet, there isn’t a real handle to hold onto for leverage. After ensuring that there wasn’t any leftover tape or locking mechanisms that I had missed, I finally resorted to ripping the drawer open with a crowbar. The drawer tracks had become stuck and weren’t responding when typical force was applied.
A search through reviews showed that only one other person had experienced this same issue. For me, that’s two customers too many, especially as the drawer still sticks and sometimes comes out crooked. Copious amounts of lubricant will need to be applied to get the drawer to work as designed, but I have hope that it will rectify itself in time.
Beyond these glaring issues, I have nothing but praise for the Comhar standing desk. It’s well-suited for work and play, and the weight limit of 110lbs (50 kg) allows for a decent amount of use. This might not be the best choice for permanent computer placement or as a media center, but for day-to-day tasks and dynamic workspaces, this is a fantastic choice for whatever you’re working on.
A FlexiSpot Comhar All-in-One Standing Desk was provided for review purposes by FlexiSpot.