flexispot E7Q Review

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Over the past three years, I have reviewed several Flexispot electric standing desks, Flexispot office chairs, cycle desks and a fitness chair.

The Flexispot E7Q Odin is the most expensive table Flexispot make, and it is also the only four-legged table they have. The four-leg design is likely the reason why this is so expensive, as you have four legs with four motors. The benefit of this is that you have an incredibly stable table and a massive 200kg load capacity. This makes this table a great choice for anyone with large multi-monitor setups.

Black Friday Discount

Flexispot has confirmed to me that this table will have a 33% discount during Black Friday this year which will be the 24th November 2023. I assume the discount will before more than a single day.

Previous Flexispot Reviews

Specification

  • Model: E7Q
  • Column; 4
  • Motor: 4
  • Max.Load Capacity: 200kg
  • Travel Speed: 40mm/s
  • Electrical Input: 100V-240V
  • Height Range: 605-1255mm
  • Width Range: 1100-1900mm
  • Recommended Tabletop Dimensions:
  • 1400-2400mm(width/length)
  • 800-900mm(dept)
  • Keypad: Premium with a USB-A port
  • Anti-collision Function: Yes
  • Child Lock: Yes
  • Shipping Dimensions & Weight   Package 1: 117cmx28.7cm x 22.5cm 30.85kg
  • Package 2: 117cmx28.7cm x 22.5cm 30.56kg

Desktop

With most of the Flexispot tables you have a choice of desktop. You can also have no desktop and source your own.

You typically have three materials to choose form:

  1. Chipboard: Crafted from wood chips and adhesive resin.
  2. Solid wood: Enjoy the natural warmth and strength of natural solid wood that’s made to last.
  3. Bamboo: Six times stronger than solid wood. Chemical-free as well as scratch, water, and insect resistant.

Flexispot don’t list any solid wood options on the product page of this desk.

For this table, the standard size is 160x80cm, and the prices start at £170 for one of the chipboard desktops.

There is also 180x80cm for £190.

You then have the bamboo options, which are £230 and £250 for the respective sizes.

Finally, there is a 200x90cm bamboo desktop, which has an RRP of £425. I asked for this size, and Flexispot were kind enough to send it out. It is worth looking at any discounts on the desktops because when I asked Flexispot to send this, it was discounted to around £200, so it wasn’t much more than the standard desktop. Now the price has jumped back up, I feel guilty for asking for such an expensive desk!

I had previously been using a dining table for my desk and therefore wanted something equally large and deep. I impulsively asked for the 200x90cm desktop without checking the size of my current table. When it arrived, I realised the 200cm length was huge. It was 33% longer than my current table.

This presented some logistical issues, but I love a big table, and I love the space that this desktop provides.

Unboxing and Assembly

This table arrives in three packages: two for the table frame and then the desktop. Each box for the table weighs over 30kg, so you may need help carrying them.

As usual with Flexispot, once you unpack everything, it looks a bit intimidating to assemble if you are incompetent at DIY like me.

However, just like my previous reviews, it was much easier than it looked. I would guess that I assembled it in well under an hour. There are a few more bits to do than the smaller tables, but I think I found it easier than the Flexispot E7 Pro Plus, as there was no cable tray or draw to install.

The main frame can be extended giving it better support for larger table lenghs.

One thing worth highlighting is that Flexispot states that the desktops do not have pre-drilled for E7Q and require electric drill holes. This was not the case for me, it has small guide holes, and I was able to use the supplied hex key/screwdriver for the entire job.

I assembled this all myself and the one issue I had was trying to flip the table back over onto its legs when you completed the build. I did manage it myself, but a second person would be advisable.

In Use

Flexispot E7Q Odin 4 Leg Standing Desk Review by mightygadget In use sitting position

Normally, when I review a sit-stand desk, I set up an office environment in my front room and work there for a week or so. With this, I committed to the desk as my full-time office desk.

The main takeaway is that I have loved using it. I finally have a sit-stand desk that is large enough for my needs. Just like all the Flexispot reviews I have done prior to this, the motor mechanism is smooth and quiet. When lifting the table, there is no movement; even my monitors don’t bounce around.

The anti-collision function works reasonably well, I tried lowering the table only myself when I sat down and it adjusted the table back up.

For the memory functions, you can program a sit and stand position plus two additional options. Most of the time in the past I manually adjusted the table when I wanted to sit or stand, but with this as my full time table, I have realised how useful the memory function is.

Flexispot E7Q Odin 4 Leg Standing Desk Review by mightygadget In use max height 1

Mounting Large Monitors With Monitor Arms On a Sit Stand Desk

One of the main reasons I never committed to a sit-stand desk before was that I use three monitors. One is the 27” Innocn 27C1U, I then have a 30” Samsung monitor and finally, the massive Samsung C49RG90 49” super ultrawide monitor.

I had some issues with this arrangement:

  1. My previous reviews used small desktops, and they felt too small for three monitors that are so large.
  2. I had mounted the Samsung C49RG90 directly to my wall and was unsure if a monitor arm could support the weight properly.
  3. I was using a solid wood dining table for my table with a thick desktop. The Flexispot desktops are quite thin, and I was concerned they wouldn’t be able to handle so much weight applied to the edge of the table.  

Slightly unrelated, but because I had used a dining table, I had grown to like the depth of the table. Most desktops are 60cm to 80cm deep, whereas my dining table was 80cm. With my monitor mounted to the wall, I had plenty of space underneath it for all my mess.

The 200x90cm bamboo desktop resolved most of the issues, as it was considerably larger than the dining table I was using.

I was still concerned about adding so much weight around the edges, though. However, I risked it and mounted my smaller monitors without any issues.

I also found the PUTORSEN Single Monitor Arm, which was more expensive than I would have liked to pay at £85, but it stated it was rated for 18kg and can support 17-43 inch flat and curved screens. The Samsung is 11.6 kg without its stand, so it easily fell within spec.

So far, it has worked perfectly. The clamp for the desktop is considerably wider than a normal monitor arm, so hopefully, the load is spread a bit better. It also has a wide metal plate that goes under the table, whereas some arms I have used only have small clamping points, which I have found can damage the underside of the table a bit.

I have asked Flexispot if they have information on what the different desktops can handle for monitor arms. They sell their own monitor arms, including one for dual 27” monitors, so I would assume all their desktops are cable-supporting heavy monitors on arms.

Looking on Reddit, the only desks that cause people problems are the cheap Ikea desks that use a honeycomb cardboard structure.

It is also worth noting that you can help spread the load and protect the desk with a monitor mount reinforcement plate, available on Amazon.

Tidying Cables

I wanted to try and make the desk as tidy as possible while also being able to raise the desk without cables unplugged or snagging.

I also get easily irritated and having any cables droop down and touch my legs or catch on anything just winds me up.

The cable management cloth does a good job of keeping the Flexispot cables tidy.

Flexispot also supplies a small roll of velcro to tie up cables, which works well but wasn’t enough for all my cables, so I had to buy some additional velcro straps.

The frame of the table has just enough clearance from the desktop that you can slide either velcro straps or cable ties between the metal frame, allowing you to mount extension leads and power supplies easily under the table.

Stability & Weight Support

As previously stated, the E7Q has the highest load capacity of any Flexispot table at 200kg, the next best is the Flexispot E7 Pro at 160kg. I have been unable to find any options from competing brands that go higher than 160kg. Even ultra-expensive options don’t come close; the £3300 Flytta Family can only do 160kg.

Admittedly, a 200kg load capacity is likely excessive; I doubt my monitors and other bits on the desk exceed 40kg. Even if I had my massive desktop on the desk, I wouldn’t get close to 100kg.

You obviously need to factor in the tabletop weight as well. Considering the massive load capacity, I think this table would benefit from a higher quality custom tabletop, which would likely weigh much more than Flexispot sells. You can get custom-cut tables, and a 200cm x 90cm x 2.5cm Iroko table would cost about £500 and weigh 28kg or a 200cm x 90cm x 3.5cm Walnut table would be around £820 and 38kg.

As you are unlikely to exceed the massive capacity, this four-leg frame table is incredibly stable. If I push the desk firmly, the only thing that moves is the monitors wobble a bit on their arms.

Price and Alternative Options

The Flexispot E7Q Odin 4-Leg standing desk is a flagship product with a price to match. Without any discounts, the frame by itself is £900, then the desktops start at £170 and go up to £425 for the 200x90cm dark bamboo table I was sent.

This review sample would be £1,324.98 at full RRP, or if you select the cheapest desktop, then it would be £1,069.98.

Flexispot has confirmed to me that this table will have a 33% discount during Black Friday this year

The Flexispot E7 Pro is likely the best alternative option as it has a massive 160kg capacity while only costing £500 for the frame. It is only a two-leg table, but it is still amazingly stable. Flexispot only sells desktops up to 180cm x 80cm with this table.

Friska does some heavy-duty standing desks, but these all max out at 160kg.

The Friska Ninja Professional Gaming desk starts at £1400 with a 140cm x 80cm table. Or the Ultimate Endurance is £1600.

The Lavoro Crown 4-Leg Adjustable Desk has a weight capacity of just 100kg and costs over £1600 with the smallest tabletop.

The Hado HD2 is perhaps the cheapest alternative option, with 160kg load capacity and a base price of £816.

Overall

The Flexispot E7Q Odin is undeniably very expensive, but I have loved it so far. I personally like the four-leg design as this makes the table more stable than the two-leg options.

There is not much else to say about this table. It has the same quality motors and computer as the other Flexispot tables I have reviewed. It was easy to assemble, and I think the design is well thought out.

If you need a huge electric desk which can hold an incredible amount of weight, then this is the desk for you.

Some competing brands have better customisation options or features that Flexispot lack. The Secretlab Magnus Pro has better cable management and a fully integrated power supply column rather than the power lead dangling down. Many companies allow you to customise your tabletop with cable port holes or add caster to the table, but these all tend to be on tables that cost more than Flexispot.

Not really a criticism of this desk, but due to the high price of the frame and its load capacity, I feel that choosing one of the affordable chipboard desktops for this table would be an injustice. I am fond of the bamboo option they have, but in the future, I may invest in a high quality custom cut solid wood desktop.

Flexispot E7Q Odin 4-Leg Standing Desk Review

Summary

The Flexispot E7Q Odin is undeniably very expensive, but I have loved it so far. I personally like the four-leg design as this makes the table more stable than the two-leg options.

There is not much else to say about this table. It has the same quality motors and computer as the other Flexispot tables I have reviewed. It was easy to assemble, and I think the design is well thought out.

If you need a huge electric desk which can hold an incredible amount of weight, then this is the desk for you.

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Pros

  • 200kg load capacity and incredibly stable 4 leg design
  • Can accommodate huge desktops 

Cons

  • Very expensive 

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