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Well-builtLarge selection of sizes and coloursHeight-adjustable, with memoryUSB socket
The Flexispot E7 Pro is a great desk for the home office. Its variable height adjustment with memory buttons allows you to quickly switch between sitting and standing. However, the price is quite high compared to most rivals, especially with the desktop sold separately.
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Despite good instructions, we made a mistake during assembly. We probably wouldn’t have made this mistake if there had been drill holes for the cable tunnel bracket.
But no problem: the frame and cabling fitted, we just had to unscrew it from the table top, turn it 180 degrees and screw it back on. Then, drill three holes in the thick wooden panel with a cordless screwdriver for the cable tunnel holder.
The height-adjustable Flexispot E7 Pro desk arrived in two parcels. My first impression is that the desk is very solidly built. Even the 120×60 cm desktop is too heavy to be easily moved by one person.
It’s therefore better to open the other box on the ground floor and take the parts required for the next assembly step upstairs one by one – this meant that the frame could be screwed together quite quickly (in about half an hour) with two people.
The problem with the plate being mounted upside down cost us some time, but overall you can finish in an hour – if you don’t clear away the packaging material until later.
But the cabling is relatively straightforward. Cables leading from the lifting feet and the control panel are clearly labelled, so it’s easy to figure out where to plug everything in.
For assembly, you won’t need to supply any extra tools: a multifunctional screwdriver is included, as well as an Allen key for the somewhat trickier hexagon head screws.
The finished desk confirms what we’d already suspected – this is a very well-built piece of furniture. Flexispot says it can support a weight of up to 160kg, but we didn’t get close to that during testing. It’s more than enough for pretty much any use.
The height of the table can be adjusted electrically from 63.5cm to 129cm. The desktop moves at 40mm/s per and is pleasantly quiet.
Flexispot offers a choice between a white and a black frame, and there are 15 colour options for the table top. Sizes range from the 120 x 60cm model we tested, up to 200 x 80cm, and there’s also a curved option.
A total of four height settings can be preset and called up by pressing the buttons labelled ‘1’ and ‘2’, plus the symbols for sitting and standing. Choosing these is simple: just move the table to the desired height, press the ‘M’ (memory) button and then the desired position button.
Pressing and holding M will activate the child safety lock – you’ll need to press it for five seconds to deactivate.
In our case, the desk is on level ground, we didn’t have to adjust the feet using the foot pads supplied. However, they wouldn’t have worked even if we’d needed them, as one of the four threads on the feet is cut incorrectly.
The desk is designed to be a flexible workstation, which is very common in today’s offices. There are no drawers or other fixed shelves, but that’s to be expected from a height-adjustable desk.
Compared to the regular Flexispot E7, the E7 Pro has a higher capacity of 160kg as opposed to 125kg. It can be loaded with heavy computers and plenty of accessories without any issue.
With the E7 Pro, Flexispot offers a versatile and robust desk that is relatively easy to assemble. Aside from its weight, the only real flaw is the high price tag. It starts at £499.99/$599.99, but the desktop costs at least £79.99/$80 extra.
It can soon get expensive, especially when compared to some other standing desks.
This article was originally published in German on Macwelt.