Maidesite SC2 Pro Standing Desk Review

I’ve had my Maidesite SC2 Pro standing desk for a week now, and I’m enjoying all the new uses I’m getting from it. I must stress the caveat that I am no expert in this area and this is the first standing desk I have ever owned. However, I’ve looked around at other desks for their strengths and weaknesses, so this isn’t just a long and boring personal essay on my first adventure with a standing desk. As it stands (heh), I think the Maidesite SC2 Pro is the perfect standing desk, although it’s not without its issues.

Let’s start with a little story. I came home one day to find the standing desk waiting outside my door. I live in a nice cul-de-sac and packages left outside the door aren’t uncommon, and I wouldn’t usually include delivery in the review itself, but here it matters. I soon realized that no one could have stolen it even if they wanted to. With the package outside my house, my wife and I tried to move it inside the door. We couldn’t lift it from the skinny ledge of the porch to the doorstep, and could only move the bundle with maximum force for minimal results. We had to open the package on the doorstep and pick up each component individually in order to get it into the house. Long story short, the package is extremely heavy and I don’t even know how the delivery company got it so close to my door in the first place.


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After the delivery came the assembly, which was relatively simple, but not without problems. Another caveat, the office suggested two people put it together, and I did it alone – mostly out of academic curiosity for this review. One-person assembly is a straightforward process, with flipping the desk over at the end being the only part I struggled with. However, I took double the suggested build time of 20 minutes, but other than splitting the workload (you do one leg, your partner does the other), I’m not sure a second person would have assistance. With only one allen wrench supplied, you’ll need your own of the same size to double up anyway.

Building the office is extremely clunky. Legs are huge, heavy things, and they have to be put down first, so you’re working with a heavy frame and a very tall, flat desk. I recently moved and during this period I built two cabinets, a chest of drawers, a shelf, a dining table, six dining chairs, four garden chairs, a garden sofa, a hanging chair, a hanging chair, a television unit, and two beds. The desk was one of the most difficult of the lot, simply because of the heaviness of its parts and the specificity of the screw threads. You often have to turn things around where the metal barriers block a full turn, making tightening difficult. Easier than a bed though, I admit.

As for the desktop itself, the performance can be broken down into a few parts. The side panels make this an incredibly spacious desk, which offers plenty of organization possibilities. I have taken to laying a wall calendar flat on the left panel, which allows me to easily see and write on it while still having room on the right for books, pens, trinkets and a coaster. The middle panel fits my fairly bulky gaming laptop, plus a ring light, phone, mouse, etc. Space is a massive selling point of the Maidesite SC2 Pro over others, and as long as you can fit it, I highly recommend it.

Obviously, your mileage may vary depending on the size of your desktop, but it doesn’t seem like it’s consuming space either. Perhaps because it’s quite thin and doesn’t protrude more than a regular desk, the extra width seems like a bonus with no downside. Considering my previous history of not even being able to lift the package inside my door, the desk is light enough once assembled. I couldn’t lift it – indeed, having built it on the ground, turning it over was a bit difficult – but I can move it. Because I like it pushed against the wall, an overhanging window sill makes it difficult to move from sitting to standing. Sliding it about a foot is a simple task, even after being overcome by the mighty weight of the desk.

This act of raising and lowering the desk is the only place I complain about the performance of Maidesite SC2 Pro. The pad to change the height of the desk is a fingerprint magnet, and even after a week it looks like it’s been used a lot more than it actually has. It’s also far too sensitive, not so much to button presses as to its surroundings. I have shelves way above the desk and a printer below, and even when they’re not likely to be touched, the desk stops and moves back a few inches. Pushing it again will undo the reverse, but that’s a bit odd. Then there’s the fact that sometimes it doesn’t work at all; I learned that I had to move my desk away from the windowsill when it crashed unceremoniously into it.

The Maidesite SC2 Pro meets all my needs as a standing desk, offering lots of extra space and easy adjustments, even with a few frustrations, it’s a great choice. In general, I’ve already found that a standing desk has changed the way I work and concentrate a bit, so if you’re worried about how it works, the fit and space of the Maidesite SC2 Pro make it a great first choice.

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