Flexispot E7 Plus standing desk review — Four legs, no wobbling

I swear by Flexispot’s standing desks, and I use them in various functions around the house. I have an extra-long E7 Pro as my primary desk, allowing me to set up two full setups without cluttering the desk. I use a Comhar Q8 Pro for my lab PC, allowing me to raise and lower it depending on what I’m testing. I use a standard E7 for filming, allowing me to move review items in focus by clamping my lighting rig and cameras to the desk itself. All of them have been rock solid, seeing heavy use all day for years at this point without a hitch. They all also have one other thing in common – the legs. Today that changes, so let’s take a look at the E7 Plus.

All of Flexispot’s standing desks use what I’d describe as a “chicken foot” design, with a long piece in the front, and a smaller piece in the back to stabilize. This works remarkably well, as tested by high speed flying with HOTAS or hitting treacherous corners with a racing wheel. The last thing you need is the desk toppling forward, but there’s simply no way that happens, even with just the single leg on both sides.

Most of the Flexispot desks, and frankly, most other manufacturers, have a max weight of around 300 pounds. Some models are slightly more, some slightly less. The first major change between the E7 Plus and any of the other two legged desks is that it can hold a whopping 540 pounds. That’s well beyond the amount I’d be putting on this desk, but that’s not the whole story.

Much like an electrical circuit, you don’t want to run at the max rated amount all the time. As such, having extra “headroom” can be important for longevity. As I mentioned, the four posts and larger motors move the weight capacity up to 540 pounds. It does this via three stages nested inside the legs, allowing the desk to adjust to heights as low as 26” and as high as 51.6”. I don’t know that I’ve ever needed to raise my desk to nearly four and a half feet in the air, but to know that it’s possible provides the option, should the occasion arise. But I’m ahead of myself – let’s unbox and assemble.

While it looks like this could be a complicated assembly, it couldn’t be easier. Everything is well labeled, the tools are included, and the only parts that could have been complicated (the mechanical bits) are pre-assembled. Every Flexispot desk I’ve worked on has made slight improvements to the assembly process, and the E7 Plus is no exception. The cabling is slightly simplified, the connection points are all either pre-drilled or obvious, and it’s all intuitive enough to do with or without instructions. You can select different sizes for the tabletop, ranging from 48”x24” all the way up to 60”x30”, as well as a handful of wood textures and materials. You can even add the inductive charger to this model, which can be a nice way to keep your desktop clutter-free. That ranges the price from $579.99 up to $669.99.

With the desk assembled, the last component to add is the keypad. This is the same keypad as the one we reviewed on the Flexispot E7 Pro, with four height presets, as well as a simple “sitting” and “standing” button. You can set those presets to be whatever heights you wish, and holding in the lock button will prevent any accidental presses. There’s also a USB-A port for charging on the side. This is the one component that doesn’t have a pre-drilled hole for it, allowing you to place it on the left, right, center, side, or anywhere in between.

My use case for this desk is one that requires a little bit of weight, but mostly unshakeable stability – 3D printing. I need a desk that won’t move in the slightest as that can disrupt or even ruin a 3D print as just about anything you print will take a dozen hours or longer. Larger prints can be measured in days. The printer on this desk is the largest non-commercial printer currently available – the Jupiter SE. Printing is done in slices, with the plate pulling loose of the vat with every slice (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a great video on the subject). When that happens, there’s an audible pop. If the desk were to wobble in any way, that’d be problematic. I’m happy to report that I had zero failures with the printer on the Flexispot E7 Plus. I also did the “Jurassic Park” test, placing a glass of water on the desk and running it up and down repeatedly. At the bottom and top, the desk slows down before softly hitting the mark. Once again, zero movement.

The other function I appreciate with the E7 Plus is just how low it’ll go – 26” at the bottom. This allows me to place the 7000ml cleaning buckets full of the 99% Isopropyl alcohol required to clean a resin print on the cleaning machine without having to lift it as high. It’s not that it’s overly heavy, it’s that I’m a bit of a klutz, and the thought of dropping that much expensive IPA all over my floor makes me cringe.

The last upgrade for the Flexispot E7 Plus is an improvement to the warranty. The first desks we looked at from Flexispot carried a 10 year warranty, which was already the best I’d seen in the industry. The Flexispot E7 Plus shows just how much the team believes in their product as they’ve expanded their warranty all the way up to 15 years.

There’s only one drawback to the E7 Plus that I could find – the USB-A port. The charging on this is fairly low amperage, and most folks have phones capable of rapid charge at this point. It feels like an area where Flexispot could swap out a single connector and make a big difference. An argument could be made that this should be a USB-C connection at this point. It’s a minor nitpick, but when a product gets this much right, that’s all you’ve got.

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Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming.

Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter.

Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 28 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes), and an Axolotl named Dagon!



Flexispot E7 Plus standing desk

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Beyond stable, the Flexispot E7 Plus moves to four legs instead of two, allowing the desk to lift over 500 pounds! With a 15 year warranty, and still priced below any competitor on the market, the E7 Plus has a better price to performance ratio that makes it impossible not to recommend. If you need a standing desk, look no further.

Ron Burke

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