Whether it’s working from home long term or making space for a brand new build, gamers are looking for more than compact frames and flimsy plywood desktops. Now, Flexispot is aiming to upgrade our options with the Ergonomic Gaming Desk With Mouse pad.
While I’ve been working from home for some time now, my bargain bin kitchen table comes with plenty of its own problems. Its white top has taken plenty of staining, there’s no adjustment available, and the 1-meter tabletop won’t accommodate my third screen, so the arrival of the Flexispot Ergonomic Gaming Desk looked set to fix all my ergonomic gripes. The Flexispot Ergonomic Gaming Desk is something of a different proposition to the rest of this manufacturer’s current range of office equipment. While I’d normally expect motorized, fully adjustable standing desks and sleek glass tabletops, this desktop is targeted squarely at the same end of the market that the ROG x IKEA launch is also eyeing up. Currently coming in at £229 / $229 or local equivalent, this desk is a sit-down affair that makes some significant tweaks to accommodate the needs of gamers.
Desktop Size 1600mm×730mm
Max. Weight Capacity 80 kg
Min height 700 mm
Med Height 750 mm
Max Height 800 mm
Item weight 28 kg
Warranty 1-year warranty
Cable Management – Desk cut out and grommet * 2 and underside netting
Accessories – Cup holder, headphone hook, and full desk mouse pad
Out The Box
Let’s be clear when the Flexispot Ergonomic Gaming Desk lands on your doorstep it introduces itself with a dramatic thud. This package is heavy coming in at 28KG and help will be required if it is going up stairs or more than a few feet from the curbside. This advice to get a spare pair of hands is a motif that will repeat throughout my time with the Flexispot Ergonomic Gaming Desk, as this gaming focused desktop is a sizeable addition to any room. Thankfully it’s unlikely that the Flexispot Ergonomic Gaming Desk will come off worse for wear during delivery. The fully metal frame and what appears to be an MDF worktop in a carbon fibre style coat comes solidly packaged and is simple enough to tear open and lay out in preparation. While the desktop comes in two halves, the frame breaks down into 11 major components, with screws, clamps, and feet all bagged up separately. While many of Flexispot’s standing and height-adjustable desks like the E3 and E2 follow a similar flow, this gaming desk swaps out the flat feet and familiar construction for something slightly more aggressive. Raised crossbars and angular edges to the support struts all give the impression that it has been tailored for a specific market. Thankfully, that doesn’t change Flexispot’s approach to construction too much and the included instruction manual is perfectly clear, navigating new owners through the leg construction, central beam, and desktop steps.
For the most part, slotting together the components of this gaming desk is uncomplicated. Feet screw in, legs connect to the crossbar, and the pre-drilled holes in the desktop make securing it a cinch. Instructions are straightforward and well-illustrated, but this doesn’t mean that construction was entirely simple. A second pair of hands is recommended for parts of this operation. All in, the girthy 1600mm width of the desktop required a frame that took a little work when balancing the central core and support plates atop the fully constructed legs. Once this is finished, clamping the two-part desktop together and installing the desk frame is something of a breeze and should take a pair of hands less than 30 minutes to go from box to fully standing.
Getting this far, unfortunately, took me significantly longer thanks to screw sets that appeared to be, simply put, a mess. While everything I needed to finish construction was included in the box, screw packets were not identified using the same designation as the printed instructions and appeared in quantities that were, again, inconsistent with the instructions. Compared to some of the Gaming chairs I’ve put together, where screws come taped to a cardboard backed set of instructions, this felt decidedly fling and forget. While I’d be remiss in not mentioning this error, this is the first time I’ve heard of this happening with a Flexispot desk and is likely reflective of the fact this is an unusual design for Flexispot.
Sit Down In Style
With the cup holder, cable netting, and headphone hook quickly secured in place, there isn’t a whole lot else to do. These components are the last step before flipping the desk over, an activity that is actually easier than it sounds for a 28KG piece of furniture. Fully constructed, the Felxispot Ergonomic Gaming Desk is a balance of gamer aesthetics and functionality. Unlike their Electric gaming Desk, which seems to be a variation on the traditional desk, the Ergonomic Gaming Desk provides a ton of room and enough additional space for extra monitors or an up top desktop RGB display. The angular cut of the desktop matches the aggressive lines of the legs, with the divot in the middle allowing chairs to pull up close. What seems to be a carbon fibre texture top provides a finish that is something between the Electric Gaming Desk and the louder design decisions of Flexispot’s X Frame Gaming Desk.
If you’re looking to make use of the full surface mouse pad then this simply rolls out and covers the entire device. It’s a nice idea, that along with the included Gaming Station stickers allows owners to choose how loud they want to go without the addition of RGB. The full surface mouse mat does a more than adequate job., and this microfabric design will work well with any peripheral. With no need to worry about the edge of the mat, gamer’s gain full freedom to move around the desk, although don’t expect the type of speed or responsiveness that something like the Logitech G440 brings to the table. The dual cable ports and underside netting are the best added extras that come with this desk. With tons of room for even more powered aids in your battle, these allow quick and easy tidying of any cables, especially without the option of moving their desk up to put them within arms reach.
As you might have noticed, the Flexispot Ergonomic Gaming Desk is height adjustable. Again, sitting between the static elevation of the X Frame and the quick changes of the Electic Gaming Desk, the Ergonomic gaming desk legs incorporate a three-stage adjustment that provides a total of 100mm of modification. It doesn’t sound like much but it’s a nice add. Admittedly, this is a manual operation that includes removing and reseating eight screws. I have questions about how easy this would be to change once fully deployed, so I’d suggest trying this out before jumping into a game.
The Final Configuration
When I got this up and running I dispatched with the full surface mouse mat and haven’t found the need to apply the leg stickers. They didn’t fit my own aesthetic, but the fact they are entirely optional is a massive plus point for Flexispot’s design. The 15mm thick desktop has plenty of clearance for extra microphones and monitors arms of any design and the generous cable management features make this an appealing proposition for busy desktops. This proposition presents a more mature option than the X Frame desk and, the motor assistance aside, a more fully-featured appliance than the Electric Gaming Desk. This mixture of value, space and very solid construction makes for a gaming environment that I’ll likely be using for some time to come.
The Flexispot Ergonomic Gaming Desk is a fantastic value for anybody who needs a generous space to play. Check out the FlexiSpot Ergonomic Gaming Desk and the rest of the Flexispot range over at the official website now. For those in the UK, three’s also upcoming Self-care campaign on the Flexispot UK site between 6 to 13 of September with 35% OFF Flash Deals, so plenty of time to save if you’re looking for more space.
Link – https://flexispot.co.uk/