The Pro Plus E7 was awarded the 2022 Esquire Gadget awards winner, and "Best Standing Desk for WFH in 2021, 2022, 2023" by Techradar. Since we started reviewing FlexiSpot standing desks a few years ago, we have considered them a solid competitor to the top standing desk companies, such as Vari, but with significantly cheaper price tags.
The E7 is a slightly more expensive version of the E5, which we reviewed here, and ranked as one of our top standing desk choices. But the E7 has thicker leg columns, carbon steel legs, and a 355 lb weight capacity (as opposed to 287 for the E5), and is only around $100 more. The E7 also offers a 15-year warranty, which is above average for a standing desk, and embeds a USB charging port in their premium LCD control pad, and includes a child-lock button.
Summary Review Ratings
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What Real Customers Say
While this desk is new there are a fair amount of reviews on Flexispot's site as well as a growing amount of reviews on Amazon. Reviews report a longer than claimed (5 mins) assembly time, but overall still easy and quick. Many customers take advantage of the cable management trays and report on the quality of the thick table top.
Customer Review Ratings
|Manufacturer's Website||4.8 from 4036 reviews|
|Amazon.com||4.6 from 10,222 reviews|
|Current as of||5.13.23|
Delivery & Warranty
Shipping was free and delivery took 2 days, which is above average for a standing desk. There were 2 boxes, one for the desktop (we ordered the 55" x 28" dark bamboo), which weighed around 20 lbs, and one box for the frame, which weighed 69 lbs. The items were packed with a lot of plastic foam sheets and corrugated cardboard, and were packed very well, ensuring that we had no scratches or damaged parts.
Their warranty is far above average-15 years. The general rule is that the higher the quality, the longer the company is willing to stand behind their product. Flexispot claims that the E7 passed 20K motion tests in their lab.
Assembly & Embedded Cable Tray
Assembly is pretty easy. It should have taken me 30 minutes, but in my overconfidence from putting together so many standing desks, I only skimmed the directions, missing 2 important details, one on how to attach the embedded cable tray (pictured below). You'll see a long black metal box that spans most of the distance between the legs. That hides most of the wires and is a great design as the embedded cable tray is:
- easy to slide left and right to adjust cables
- easy to take off and reattach, as all you need to do is partially screw in 4 screws, then squeeze the tray to fit in between the screws
As someone who has spent hours attaching wire guides and various buckets and trays to the undersides of standing desks, I can say with confidence that this is one of the best systems I've seen for managing and hiding wires. If you don't tighten the screws around the tray really tight, you can easily side the tray several inches to one side to see and move wires inside. But if you have a little bit of hand strength, you can just squeeze the metal tray and you can take it off in about 2 seconds. If you don't have much hand strength, you just need to detach two screws on one side and the tray will come off.
And now that I'm writing this review, I see that Flexispot made an assembly video that I should have watched before putting the E7 together. This would have saved a little bit of confusion I had with the metal piece between the two legs that attaches to the desk. I didn't use the allen wrench to loosen the screws making it easier to open this center piece up so that the metal would line up with the pre-drilled wood screw holes.
Other than user error, the pre-drilled holes lined up perfectly, and everything went smooth, which is more than I can say for my L-shaped Jarvis desk, which I had to drill new holes in the metal in order to secure the legs to the desk.
The E7 does have a child lock labeled "M", an up and down button, and LCD display of the height in inches, 2 memory presets for 2 different users, and a USB charging port. I haven't seen a charging port on a keypad before; I found it convenient.
The E5 has a unique feature that's not offered on the E7-a button for reminding you to stand, labeled as "A." I thought that it was a cool feature, although I don't think I would have used it. I think it would be a nice addition to the E7, especially for users who are new to standing desks and looking to break the habit of sitting for extended periods of time.
Customizations / Options
One thing that I like is the amount of options you have with your Flexispot desk. You may notice that the price of the desk we have listed on the orange button is different than what you see when you click the button and start choosing options for your desk. This is because almost every option changes the price. The customizations include:
- Desktop material: you can choose no desktop if you already have your own, chipboard (small dried pieces of wood adhered together), bamboo (including an upgrade option for dark bamboo), fiberboard (similar to a plastic finish with a beveled edge), solid wood, or bamboo that includes a wireless charger in the desktop.
- Sizes: 48" x 24", 55" x 28", 60" x 30", 72" x 30", 78" x 30". All of these are available in rectangle or curved, which means that the front edge is curved slightly so you can reach everything on your desk a little easier, making it better ergonomically. Only the 55" x 28" isn't available in curved.
- You can choose a T-frame for the legs, or a C-frame. The T-frame has the support columns in the center of the legs, and will be slightly more stable, but the C-frame will give you more space for storing your computer under the desk as the legs are closer to the back of the desk.
- The frame colors are black, grey, and white.
- There are additional cable management options, under-desk drawers, clamp-power strips, monitor arms, chairs, a keyboard tray, monitor stands, under-desk storage, mouse pads, desk organizers, etc.
Operation and Stability
The E7 standing desk has a dual motor design and moves very quickly yet quietly-about 1.5"/second and under 45 db. The desk will hold 355 lbs, which is a lot for a standing desk, and is very stable at even the highest height (it has a range of 22.8" - 48.4"). The 1" thick desktop is also something to keep in mind with the E7. A thick desktop has many benefits, including improved stability and a more rigid surface to mount monitor arms.
The FlexiSpot E7 is an exceptional desk. If you're looking to spend a little less money, the E5 is a great choice. But when you consider the cost of the E7 and all of it's strengths (weight capacity, controls, customizations, stability, fast speed, low noise level, exceptional warranty, and good customer service from Flexispot), we would put this desk against the more expensive Vari.