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Review: Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk

Take your home office to the next level with this professional-grade desk.

The laptop sits on the table.
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As you might know from my Twitter bit (that I will not let die) I am 6’5″. I like to say that I’m pretty tall but not so tall that everyone starts calling the Bigfoot hunters when I enter a room.

I’m tall enough that most things aren’t built for me. That’s why I was excited to review the Flexispot E7 Standing Desk — an absolute home office must, regardless of height.

Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk
5.0
$329.99

The Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk is a stylish, minimalist take on the tried and true standing desk concept. Rugged construction meets elegant materials with multiple options for tabletops and leg color.

Quick Verdict: After a few days with this product, I think I am finally a standing desk convert. At maximum height it is more than tall enough for a 6’5″ freelancer to work comfortably. The automatic settings are intuitive and super easy to program. The whole desk feels very well engineered — even though it took barely 30 minutes to set up. A premium item that is well worth the premium price tag.
Pros:
  • Easy to set assemble and set up
  • Bamboo tabletop is gorgeous, multiple options available
  • Rugged build with minimalist style
Cons:
  • The shipping boxes are extremely heavy
  • Bamboo picked up a couple scratches during assembly (use a mat or rug, I didn’t)
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I’ve worked many jobs and, therefore, have worked in many different offices. I don’t remember much about those temp jobs from 2005-2010, but no one had standing desks back then.

The most “in shape” office dwellers at the beginning of this century were the ones who sat on those weird yoga balls. Don’t yell at me; I’m sorry; a ball is not a chair.

The laptop sits on the table.Flexisport E7 Premium standing desk
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Then, between 2010 and 2015, when I entered the white-collar workforce in earnest, the standing desk became a popular concept — among the type of guys who would keep their Bluetooth headset in while conversing with you IRL.

I can’t define it with any modern equivalent, but the 2015 Standing Desk Bro was a very specific sort of dude—the just-asking-questions type of middle management demon. Maybe that was just my own personal bias.

Fast forward to 2019, when I got a job at Big Telephone and was presented with my first standing desk. Although technically, my office was meant to use a “hot desk” system, no one adhered to the rule, and I claimed a desk from a few other senior creatives.

I loved it. I feared the worst — was I becoming a Standing Desk Bro? I looked around the office and saw all sorts using and loving their standing desks — hypebeasts, hipsters, weirdos, normies. The stigma had dissolved; standing desks were here to stay.

Then, less than a year later, COVID hit, and I was cruelly pulled away from my lower-Manhattan standing desk. For the next three years, I worked from home; I worked from the couch; I worked from bed; I worked from the floor; let’s be honest: I even worked from the bathroom.

Then one day, it arrived: the answer to a prayer I had no idea I was still reciting. I was asked to review the Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk for KnowTechie.

Elevate your home office

The first thing you’ll notice about the Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk is that the boxes are very, very heavy.

Your FedEx driver likely hates you now, oops. Worth remembering that on hot days, it’s nice to sometimes leave a cooler of Gatorade and water out for delivery folks.

Flexispot E7 Premium standing desk against a wall
Image: Roger Feeley-Lussier

I had planned to make a time-lapse video of me setting up the Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk, but my MacBook is over three years old — which means a mischievous ghost haunts it.

As a result, you do not get to see me bent over and likely turning beet red while setting this beast up.

Assembly took less than 30 minutes, including unboxing

Everything about this product feels, as the title says, Premium.

The large, challenging components are mostly already assembled or fit together so smoothly that you should have a relatively easy time — even if you don’t have decades of experience assembling Ikea furniture.

For instance, the mechanisms that make the legs extend are already built into the leg assembly as shipped.

So you Allen-wrench a few screws in place, grab your power drill to attach the tabletop to the base assembly, connect a few wires, and that’s that.

I felt a tiny bit of pride the first time I raised the Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk to its full height.

Style and strength

Flexispot sent me the bamboo top, which carries a $130 premium according to their site, and it’s obvious why. This solid bamboo slab is gorgeous and, as I said earlier, feels Premium.

Although their site says that the bamboo top resists scratches, I did pick up a couple during assembly. That’s on me — I forgot to use a mat or rug.

Scratches on the top of a wooden stand up desk.
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The scratches will hardly be noticeable once I have all my belongings on the desk. I built this thing three days ago, and it already has so much stuff on it that I’ve forgotten where the scratches were.

Flexispot’s website really hammers home two essential details about the E7 Premium Standing Desk.

First, the desk has been “Raved by top YouTubers,” including Linus Tech Tips, Hacksmith Industries, and someone named Basically Homeless, who I just looked up and has 1.7m followers. Very cool.

The second big selling point of the Flexispot E7 Premium Desk is that it can hold up to 375 lbs. This is quite impressive — don’t get me wrong! But I must question how they’ve chosen to illustrate this feature.

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Maybe working from home for the past few years has made me too sensitive, but doesn’t this feel like an HR violation? If you sent this image to your work’s Head of Ops, you’d be internally flagged for review.

I personally am not brave enough to get up on this desk and jump around, so I’ll take their word for it.

The Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk certainly can hold 375 lbs. I’ll probably never find out if we’re being entirely honest.

A person stands next to a desk.
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It’s electric

What makes the Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk stand out from the one I had back at Big Telephone is that you can save up to four different height settings that can be recalled with a single button push.

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For my top or “standing” height, I went up to 49.2″, which makes a nice platform for my tall frame to work. I’ve been standing at my Flexispot E7 the entire time I’ve been writing this review, and I haven’t felt the need to sit or stretch even once.

The lower or “sitting” setting I chose fits snugly above the arms of my (due for a replacement) office chair. It’s great to know that if and when I get a new chair, I can reprogram the “sitting” button to be a little higher or lower as needed.

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To reprogram the settings on a Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk, all you have to do is bring the desk to the desired height, hit the “M” button, and then choose the 1, 2, “sitting,” or “standing” button.

This process was so intuitive that I double-checked the instructions because I had to miss something.

So how does it stand up to testing?

The desk holds a computer.
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I’ve been using the Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk for about four days now, and I don’t see myself returning any time soon. I think my next purchase will be an anti-fatigue mat of some sort, even though my knees are responding well to today’s writing session.

The Flexispot E7 Premium Desk is, as its name states, Premium. The version with the bamboo top comes in at about $450 if you buy directly through their site, and I have to say — it’s worth every penny.

If you’re working from home for the foreseeable future or planning to revamp your small business office space, the Flexispot E7 is a great choice.

Still not convinced? Check out this short video I made showing how quickly the Flexispot E7 Standing Desk can extend to full height.

Specs

The Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk I received came in the C-Frame alignment. This chart from their website shows how the different frame types measure up.

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Final Verdict

After testing this standing desk for several days, I’m convinced of its benefits. Its maximum height provides ample room for tall users like myself to work comfortably.

The pre-set height adjustments are intuitive to the program. Despite quick and easy assembly, the desk feels sturdily constructed with quality engineering. While expensive, it’s a worthwhile investment for the premium design.

Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk retails at $329.99 and can be found via the company’s website or other retailers like Amazon or Office Depot.

Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk
5.0
$329.99

The Flexispot E7 Premium Standing Desk is a stylish, minimalist take on the tried and true standing desk concept. Rugged construction meets elegant materials with multiple options for tabletops and leg color.

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Editors’ Recommendations:

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Roger Feeley-Lussier is a recovering Social Media Expert who lives in Central Massachusetts.

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