Review: The ErgotronHome Hub27 Wall Mounted Desk & Organizer
As an “honoree” recipient of the 2016 CES Innovation Awards, the Hub27 from ErgotronHome is like a murphy bed for your desk. Ideal for dorm rooms, small city apartments or any cramped spaces; the Hub27 is a wall-mounted desk that folds up to maximize space and optimize organization. With a thoughtfully engineered design and customizable features, the Hub27 is the perfect way to take control of a tight or disorderly space. Organize your clutter with this innovative product. Let’s take a closer look in this ErgotronHome Hub27 desk review.
• High-Quality Materials
• Customizable Inserts
• Minimalist Modern Design
• Heavy Construction
I was pleasantly surprised with the intelligent design and sturdy construction of the Hub27. The dimensions of the Hub27 are 27.3” W x 20.3” H x 3” D.
When I initially viewed the product online, it appeared to be lightweight, perhaps made of plastic. But when a large package arrived at my address, I tried to pick it up and knew right away that this was a heavy-duty product. The white cabinet is made out of metal, and the drop down desktop is frosted glass.
The inside of the desk reveals horizontal sliding bars, which allow you to snap on a series of white plastic organizers that help you contain your cables, store your pens, dock you iPad, iPhone or any other electronic devices. The Hub27 need not be limited to storing electronic devices. It can be used as a kids craft station, an artist dock, kitchen storage, dorm essentials, or in a small home as an office setting. Additionally, at the base of the unit, there is a trough for collecting extra cable and keeping your desk neat and tidy. Two latches on the sides of the frosted glass allow you to adjust the height of the desktop.
In total, this unit weighs almost 40 pounds, so you have to be mindful when choosing its location on your wall. During my installation, I was initially concerned about the weight pulling it out of the drywall; I attempted to align the top screws with studs in the wall, but because of the tight placement in my particular space, I could not find one that lined up correctly.
After using a level to ensure the unit was mounted evenly at both ends, I secured all four points in the sheet rock with the included drywall screw set. After fixing the Hub27 to the wall, I gave it a slight push in every direction to ensure that it was tight. I was impressed with how well it held to the drywall without a stud to support it. The manufacturer sets a weight limit at 25 pounds, so I would not treat this as a high chair, but the 25-pound limit proved to be more than adequate for a laptop, cell phone and many of the miscellaneous items that you would store in a desk.
What I find coolest about the Hub27 is the versatility of its application. This product is sold and advertised as a home desk, but that does not mean you can only put your laptop and pencils in it. The Hub27 would work great in a kitchen, garage, home studio, or really anywhere that you need to save space in an efficient way – the applications are endless.
The thoughtful design and quality construction materials used to create the Hub27 far exceeded my expectations. My reservations about the weight pulling it out of the drywall were quickly dispelled after the install.
All in all, this is a very cool and highly useful product that would significantly improve any space you placed it in.
The list price of the Hub27 is $349.99. It’s currently available on Amazon (see link at bottom) and Staples. In the USA, the HUB27 comes with a 5-year limited warranty from date of original purchase.
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FTC Disclosure: ErgotronHome provided Beantown LLC with one (1) Hub27 desk sample for review purposes. These writers opinion are 100% their own and not a paid product ambassadors.
Editor’s Note: This review was co-written with Elliott Hall who tested the product.
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