Tuesday Nov 29, 2022

Maidesite Pro Series 55 Standing Desk review – The Gadgeteer


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REVIEW – Last year I switched from a standard IKEA IDASEN desk to a standing desk from Flexispot; I like this desk and continue to use it.  This spring, our daughter got married, and her new husband decided that he would like to replace his computer desk with a standing desk.  In this review, I am testing a new standing desk from Maidesite to see if he should consider it.

What is it?

The Pro Series 55 desk is a powered, adjustable standing desk that ranges from 27 to 46 inches in height.  The desktop is made of MDF and is 55 inches wide by 27 deep.  It has a handset that controls the desk height and includes three programmable heights.  Maidesite is a Chinese marketing company that “aims to create a comfortable and healthy work style.”  Their website says that they don’t use any distributors, wholesalers, or retailers in order to offer their desks directly to US customers at a great price, but they also sell desks on Amazon and WalMart.

What’s in the box?

  • Maidesite Pro Series 55 Standing Desk (unassembled)
  • Hardware and a hex wrench
  • Assembly guide

Hardware specs

  • Desktop dimensions:  55.25 x 27.5 inches
  • Desktop thickness:  0.7 inches
  • Desktop material:  MDF
  • Frame material:  Steel
  • Vertical desk height:  27.5 to 46.9 inches
  • Weight:  62 lbs
  • Max supported weight:  260 lbs
  • Color choices:  Black on black, oak on white, and walnut on black

Design and features

The design of the Maidesite Pro Series 55 Standing Desk follows a very typical pattern for standing desks.  It has an MDF top that is mounted on a steel frame.  There are two legs attached to the frame, each with a motor inside.  The edge of the top is slightly rounded, but not enough that I would call it ergonomic.  The desk is very heavy, requiring two people to lift and move it, and is quite sturdy.  The desk has clean and simple lines that will look good in any home office.

Installation and setup

The Maidesite Pro Series 55 Standing Desk arrived in a single, heavy box.  The various parts were well-protected with custom inserts; I didn’t find scratches or dings anywhere.  I cleared out a section of the floor in my office, as assembly does take a fair amount of space.  The instructions are pretty good; everything is well laid out, and the pictures have good detail.

I very much appreciate how Maidesite took the time to individually package and label the hardware, which made it very easy to find the pieces I needed.  No spare pieces were included.

One of the first steps in the process is to attach the legs to the frame.  This requires screwing in eight screws while they were inside these small holes.  This was the most frustrating part of the assembly process, as there’s just no good way to get my fingers inside here to line up the screws.

With a bit of patience and perseverance, I managed to get them all attached.

The next step is the attach the two halves of the top together using both wooden dowel pins …….

Source: https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/07/13/maidesite-pro-series-55-standing-desk-review/

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