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The manufacturer maid site contacted me a few weeks ago and offered to test their electrically height-adjustable table frame. Since I'm a big fan of height-adjustable desks myself and have had one for years, I was of course open to this test. But as always with such tests, my promise also applies here: The report is unbiased and honest, despite the free product.
You can also find the table frames from Maidesite here on amazon.
At this point I would like to make a recommendation for further reading: A small treadmill and this table frame make a great one Treadmill desk. ;-)
As always with the test reports, I list the "Specs" for you first. So here are the data for the Maidesite table frame:
This report is mainly about that height-adjustable table frame T2 Pro Plus, but Maidesite also has a set that you can buy a matching table top with. This set is called under Maidesite S2 Pro Plus listed.
If you want to buy such a set, you can choose between the colors white, gray and black for the table frame. For the tabletop you can choose between white or oak (no solid wood!) as the color and choose either a surface of 120 x 60 cm or 140 x 70 cm.
And if you get a bit confused with the many different models that are on the site, then I can help you this shopping guide recommend from Maidesite. There, the differences between the various table frames are clearly explained in a comparison table.
The table frame comes as a quite compact package with a weight of approx. 30 kilograms by mail. It contains all the individual parts and screws that are needed to set up the frame and attach the table top.
It is nice that not only the screws for the Maidesite table top are included, but also wood screws to connect a solid wood table top to the frame.
I did the assembly with my wife in about 20 minutes. The instructions are available in German, which is certainly not 100% grammatically correct, but the information on which screws you have to use where and the photos are so good that you can set it up without any problems.
In terms of processing, there is nothing to complain about. The frame is made of metal and is very robust. The screw connections also work well enough for me to withstand a high load. According to the technical data, a maximum load of 125 kilograms is specified and I think, including the table top, you can easily add 100 kg to the frame without breaking anything here.
The paint is also holding up quite well. During assembly, I used the Allen key to get at the painted metal several times and there were still no scratches in the paint.
One benefit I see with the Maidesite table base when comparing it to my own base is the placement of the cross brace between the legs. On my model, there is a strut under the table at about shin height, and I get caught on it several times a day when I stretch my legs.
In the Maidesite construction, the connection between the two columns is the bar, which is directly under the table top. This gives you maximum free space under the table and you can't bump into anything.
Furthermore, my current table frame still has a thin drive shaft, which goes from one leg to the other under the table top. I assume this is there because I only have a motor in one table leg. The mechanism in the second leg is driven by the same motor via the drive shaft.
Maidesite has solved this better as there is a motor in each leg here. This eliminates the metal rod for transmitting the drive. The result: the desk looks much tidier and more elegant from below.
Speaking of tidy: there is also a panel under the desk that can be used to route and hide cables. This is a very practical thing.
The control element of the Maidesite table frame is a little eye-catcher because it is a black and white LED touchscreen. When you tap on it, the display activates and you can use it to adjust the height of the desk, program fixed heights using the memory function and even set a timer to remind you to get up or work standing when you worked sitting down.
The display has hidden two other functions so that they are not directly visible:
Speaking of child safety, the table frame has a separate safety function that detects whether something is jammed when it is raised or lowered. As soon as the effort required changes even slightly, the frame moves back and thus prevents you from getting trapped.
I'll be honest: If I had the chance to use the table frame instead of my current one, I would exchange it immediately. Unfortunately, that doesn't work anymore because my wife has already gotten her hands on it. She has always had a normal table and then a chunky wooden frame as a structure to put her MacBook Pro and the monitor on. So a self inelegant solution to having a standing desk.
She is so enthusiastic about Maidesite's electric height-adjustable desk that she immediately moved all her computer equipment and has not been found at her normal desk since.
But I can only warmly recommend the table frame from Maidesite. It looks great, is sturdy yet elegant, and the security features and usability are also very good. Unfortunately, I don't have such practical storage spaces for predetermined heights when standing and sitting on my frame and therefore I always look over at my wife a little jealously.
If you are interested in the frame or a set with a desk top, I can recommend the following links:
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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