The Ingenious Amazon Find That Instantly Turned My Table Into a Functional WFH Desk — No Tools Required!

published Apr 25, 2022
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When the pandemic hit, I put everything in my New York City apartment into storage and moved back to Arizona to be with my family. While there, I commandeered a massive desk that my parents already had and set up my first-ever home office. When I returned to NYC two years later, unfortunately that beautiful desk stayed out west. I did, however, have a sleek table tucked away in storage that I couldn’t wait to use again. It’s not exactly the most functional or posture-friendly table to sit at all day, but it’s so darn pretty that I couldn’t part with it — so instead of buying an actual desk, I decided to get creative. I found this genius under-desk keyboard tray, and it quickly and simply transformed my beloved table into a legitimate desk that I can work at all day. It’s so brilliant that I’m telling all my friends about it — and now you! The cherry on top? There’s no drilling or tools required to attach it to a table. Now, that’s my love language.

I’m not going to lie — when I unboxed the VIVO Height Adjustable Under-Desk Keyboard Tray, I was a little overwhelmed with the instructions. But once I digested all the steps, I had the chic WFH desk of my dreams set up in mere minutes. While some assembly is required (you’ll need a screwdriver to put the keyboard tray together), you won’t need any tools to attach it to your table. So how in the world does it stay put? The tray is flanked by two super-sturdy adjustable C-clamps that ensure the tray fits snugly on your table.

Credit: Tamara Kraus

The tray holds up to 11 pounds, so it’ll not only house your keyboard but also your mouse and gel wrist pads. It fits a table up to 1.75″ thick and the length from clamp to clamp is 33″, so make sure to measure your table before you add it to your cart. There are also five different height options, so you can customize it to the size of your desk. With three styles to choose from, you can coordinate with your desk color.

Compared to some other keyboard tray options out there, this one racks up the most style points. Yes, the clamps are visible on top of my table, but it could be a lot worse. And at $70, it was certainly much easier on my wallet than buying a brand new desk.

Since it looks like WFH is here to stay, you might want to add this game-changing accessory to your at-home office situation ASAP. Your posture will thank you later!

Buy: VIVO LargeHeight Adjustable Under Desk Keyboard Tray, $69.99