In the test: Maidesite S2 Pro Plus electrically adjustable standing desk

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I am slowly becoming an expert in electrically height-adjustable standing desks. I've been able to try out a number of them over the last few years and this is the latest model that landed in my office Maidesite S2 Pro Plus complete set made of table frame with a white table top.

The table frame is sent as a kit

If you order such a table frame from Maidesite - or other manufacturers - it will be delivered as a kit. If you have ordered a table top, this will also come, but of course as a separate package. The boxes are heavy enough as it is.

This is what the finished desk from Maidesite looks like. But the chair is not included (photos: Sir Apfelot).
This is what the finished desk from Maidesite looks like. But the chair is not included (photos: Sir Apfelot).

Can be mounted on your own table top

Once you have all the boxes together, it's time to unpack and screw together the table frame. When it comes to the table top, you don't have to rely on a manufacturer's variant.

The kit includes self-tapping screws with which you can use any wooden board as a surface. I chose the Maidesite table top because I wanted a white table top and the existing drill holes make assembly easier.

And if you order the table frame without a top, you actually want the product “T2 Pro Plus”, because that is just the frame, while “S2 Pro Plus” is the entire package consisting of the table frame and table top. However, you can also add different colored and different sized table tops on the T2 Pro Plus table frame product page.

If you don't want to order the complete set of the S2 Pro Plus, but only the T2 Pro Plus table frame, you can still add a table top and other things on the page.
If you don't want to order the complete set of the S2 Pro Plus, but only the T2 Pro Plus table frame, you can still add a table top and other things on the page.

Options for the included table top

So if you have decided on the Maidesite S2 Pro Plus package, you still have to choose which table top you want on the website. The following options are available here:

  • Size: 120 x 60 cm, 140 x 70 cm or 160 x 80 cm
  • Color: oak, white, vintage brown or black

These are of course veneered panels and not, for example, a real oak table top.

Depending on which color of the table top you have chosen, the color option for the table frame changes. There are white, gray and black versions here.

Cable entry always in the plate

Important: A cable duct is always installed at the rear right. Here I would have preferred if I had had the choice to determine the position or to choose that I would like a table top without cable entry.

I think not everyone needs a cable opening and there are certainly people for whom the opening on the left or in the middle would be the preferred choice.

The cable entry is always located at the rear right.
The cable entry is always located at the rear right.

My choice of options

I chose the large table top measuring 160 x 80 cm in white and also selected a white table frame. You can see the composition quite well in the photos.

Technical specifications of the Maidesite S2 Pro Plus

The Maidesite S2 Pro Plus desk is currently the combination of table top and the best table frame with the most features that Maidesite has in the shop.

But here are the technical data in detail:

  • Manufacturer: maid site
  • Model: S2 Pro Plus
  • Lifting columns: 2 pieces each consisting of 3 elements
  • Engines: 2
  • Load capacity: max. 125 kg including table top
  • Stroke speed: 40 mm/s
  • Height adjustment: 62 cm to 127 cm
  • Weight: 29,5 kg (table frame) + approx. 20 kg (table top)
  • Frame width: adjustable from 115 to 180 cm
  • Table size (depending on the top): 1400 × 700 × 25 mm or 1600 x 800 x 25 mm
  • Table frame color: black, white, gray
  • Table top color: oak, white, vintage brown or black
  • Packed dimensions: 106 × 27 × 23,5 cm (table frame)
  • Safety features: child lock, anti-collision system
  • Power consumption in standby: 0,4 W (self-measured)

Control panel

  • Can be mounted on the left or right
  • 4 storage spaces for preferred table heights
  • childlock
  • Reminder timer: 0,5h, 1h and 2h
  • USB-A charging port
Here I unpacked everything that was included. The construction can begin!
Here I unpacked everything that was included. The construction can begin!

Structure of the table frame with table top

Actually, all of the table frames that I have tested so far are similar in terms of construction: you place the table top with the underside facing up on a soft surface.

Then you screw the columns on the right and left together, attach the long cross pieces that will later stand on the floor and then screw the connecting piece in the middle.

This means you have the frame together and now connect it to the table top. Then the control panel is attached and the cabling between the two columns, the control panel and the power supply is done. Whoosh, 45 minutes are up and you have a finished desk.

This is what the finished wiring under the tabletop looks like. Of course still untidy.
This is what the finished wiring under the tabletop looks like. Of course still untidy.
And this is what the bottom looks like when you use the included cable ties and cover plates to clean up.
And this is what the bottom looks like when you use the included cable ties and cover plates to clean up.

Three points of criticism regarding the structure

This works quite well with the Maidesite table frame, but there were three points that were a bit annoying when setting it up:

One is screwing the legs to the cross tubes. Here are cut out circles in the tubes through which you screw the back of the tube to the leg. This works well so far, but once the screw fell off my screwdriver and disappeared into the pipe.

The screw in this opening disappeared and the only way to get it out again was with the help of tools.
The screw in this opening disappeared and the only way to get it out again was with the help of tools.

Then you have to tilt the frame so that the screw slides back down to where you can see it. Then you have to fumble it out of the hole with a tool, as your fingers are not helpful there.

The second point is that the rubber rings that are built into the frame to prevent the table top from rattling are so small that the screws cannot go in. Here I had to lubricate the front of the screws with coconut oil (any other oil will certainly work) so that they went through the rubber spacer.

The included screwdriver (the little black one) is definitely too small to screw in the screws for attaching the control panel and the transformer box.
The included screwdriver (the little black one) is definitely too small to screw in the screws for attaching the control panel and the transformer box.

The final point is the included Phillips screwdriver. This is so small and difficult to grip that even the screws with pre-drilled holes in the table top cannot go in far enough to fix the control panel, for example.

You don't have to drill any pre-drilled holes for the power supply and you just have to use a decent screwdriver or a cordless screwdriver.

At this point, kudos to me for years ago this screwdriver set from Wera invested. These things are worth every cent and I recently discovered them from our electrician, who also seems to value quality tools. This meant that the screws were quickly sunk without pre-drilling.

The three points of criticism aren't particularly bad as there are easy workarounds, but I wanted to mention them anyway.

What was really helpful during assembly was pre-sorting all the screws and washers into compartments in a bag. This meant that at each step you could see directly from the number which screws you needed. And at the bottom of the bag was a collection of spare screws in case you ever misplaced one.

At the bottom of the screw bag there is a compartment for replacement screws - practical just in case.
At the bottom of the screw bag there is a compartment for replacement screws - practical just in case.

Processing quality and appearance

Once the complete set is assembled, there is little to complain about. The workmanship is of high quality, which is also noticeable in the weight.

The columns that serve as table legs are elegantly built, have no places where you could get your fingers caught and are white and even match my table top.

The lifting columns have a minimalist design and the motors installed in them work pleasantly quietly.
The lifting columns have a minimalist design and the motors installed in them work pleasantly quietly.

The underside looks nice and tidy once you have installed the covers and the cables are well stored underneath.

What is a little nicer on other tables is the wiring to the control element. On the Maidesite table there are three cables going to the control element, while on other tables I only have one cable. This means the control element is smaller and there are fewer cables running there.

Overall, the entire desk is well thought out, stable and makes a great work table in any office.

With a good 45 minutes of crafting time you can create the Maidesite desk. Craftsmen can do it perhaps in 15 minutes. 😂
With a good 45 minutes of crafting time you can create the Maidesite desk. Craftsmen can do it perhaps in 15 minutes. 😂

Supplied wheels – a plus!

I find it very pleasant that the Maidesite S2 Pro Plus comes with castors and normal feet. Other manufacturers are happy to shell out an extra 50 euros if you want 4 rolls as an extra.

I am now a big supporter of wheels under tables, because this means you can move the table on your own and it is high enough that robot vacuum cleaners cannot get stuck on the overhanging feet.

The included casters also have a mechanism to lock them in place so the table doesn't roll away unintentionally.
The included casters also have a mechanism to lock them in place so the table doesn't accidentally roll away.

volume during operation

Moving the table top with the two motors in the lifting columns is quiet. Of course the table makes noise when it moves, but it's more of a subtle whirring noise and shouldn't bother any neighbors in the office.

The hum of the timer alarm is louder than the motors in the table frame. Just so you have a rough idea of ​​the noise development.

The control element with get-up timer

The user interface of the Maidesite S2 Pro Plus is basically the same as you are used to with these electrically height-adjustable desks: you have two arrows to adjust the height and four memory buttons that you can use to save your favorite heights.

But there is another special feature, because in the top bar of the control element there are three timer levels from 0,5 to 1 to 2 hours and a button to set the timer and one to switch the timer on or off .

The buttons used to control the timer are shown here in red (photos: Sir Apfelot).
The buttons used to control the timer are shown here in red (photos: Sir Apfelot).

You can use the timer to remind yourself that you should work standing up again. After the desired time, there is a longer buzzing sound that reminds you to change your working position.

I haven't noticed this type of timer from other manufacturers, but of course it also depends on personal preference whether you use it or not.

It's a good solution in that it's not a shrill beep, but rather more reminiscent of the vibration alarm on a smartphone. You can therefore also hear the humming through the table top if you have your hands on it. This is useful if you are currently using noise-canceling headphones.

By the way, there is a button hidden in the bottom of the control element that is used to deactivate the timer alarm or activate the display. This switches off after just a few seconds to save electricity.

A charging port with USB-A? Nice to have, but USB-C would be nicer.
A charging port with USB-A? Nice to have, but USB-C would be nicer.

There is a USB-A charging port on the right side of the control. This is helpful if you need a quick charging option. I actually think this option is great and I also know it from other desks of this type, but I still don't fully understand why manufacturers of smartphones, headphones, laptops and other devices have been relying on USB-C for years and yet you can still use a USB port here. A connection is found.

A USB-C port would be a dream here USB Power Delivery and an output of 60 or more watts, so that you could also charge your MacBook Pro. But you'll probably have to wait a while for that. The first manufacturer to put such a port on their electric standing desk will receive an award from me.

The Maidesite S2 Pro Plus is an affordable standing desk that doesn't compromise on features.
The Maidesite S2 Pro Plus is an affordable standing desk that doesn't compromise on features.

My conclusion about the Maidesite S2 Pro Plus

In my opinion, the table frames and desks from Maidesite are a good choice if you have to be careful about money. When it comes to assembly, I have less criticism of other manufacturers, but they usually cost more and in the end the finished table is no better.

A small point of criticism is the three cables that run to the control element. They may visually disturb some people when they lie under the table and look up. For most people, however, this will not be a problem that is actually seen as such.

Here you can see the control panel with the three cables that run there.
Here you can see the control panel with the three cables that run there.

I can do that Maidesite S2 Pro Plus Therefore, we can recommend it with a clear conscience as an electrically height-adjustable desk. It has all the functions you need plus memory and a timer.

And if you don't have one yet, you should really consider getting one. If you work sitting down every day, even short breaks in which you work standing up can provide relief for your musculoskeletal system.

I use it every now and then, but often I'm so engrossed in work that I forget to stand. But I realize that it would be better to work standing up more often.

There are currently Black Friday deals at Maidesite. Just do it here on the bottom look at them. There are table frames and complete desks well below the normal price.

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