I just moved and I thought it was an opportunity to start a new, different, fresh look for my office/gaming space and when EZ Shopper contacted about one of their standing desks, I think let’s start there. So here are my thoughts on their newest standing desk, called ‘Monster Table’.
This is a standing desk and for those of you who don’t know, it has a motorized foot or frame that allows you to move the table top up and down for sitting, standing or something in between. There are three size options available for purchase, 140by70, 160by75 or 180by80, with 1400 & 1600 available in white or oak tabletop, with 1800 offering oak only. Prices start at £299 in the UK for the 140 models and go up to £330 for the 180. There is an option just to buy the frame or motorized legs for £250 and then you source the desktop. their own to put on top.
In terms of specifications, it is powered by the engine as mentioned earlier with a height of 72 to 117cm. It has a handy control panel on the right side of the table for manual up and down controls, plus default heights for sitting and standing positions. The payload on their website is stated to be 150 kg, so if the total weight of your PC, monitor and other devices is 150 kg, which is a lot, the frame will still work.
This is a big toolkit and delivery wise, it works, yes, but it comes flat-packed in two packages, the frame and the desktop, and the desktop comes in two. So if you’re thinking of delivering it somewhere other than your home or the location you’re putting it in, these boxes are small enough to fit in a car. I delivered this to work and brought it home and I don’t have a sturdy 160cm long desk that sticks out of the trunk of my car.
The setup was pretty straightforward, took me less than an hour and the only other tool I used was a hand drill to get some screws and easy to install. The frame has many different parts, both left and right parts, plus a longer length is used to join them together. Some screws, some bolts, putting a foot on it is pretty straightforward. The desktop part has two parts as mentioned earlier and you have to join the two together using three metal clips, which are screwed into the pre-drilled holes. Once done, you put it on top, in place, and screw the frame onto the desktop. It’s then a matter of linking the two motors using the supplied control cable, plugging it into the mains, screwing the controls into place, and if you wish, attaching the supplied cup or fixing bracket, which I didn’t do because I didn’t feel I needed it.
As for performance, it works well and does the job it’s supposed to do. The controls are simple, you can press sit or stand and walk away, or manually adjust the height accordingly, which I find myself doing quite a bit. I am 1.5m tall and the default standing position is very comfortable for me and I can do this for several hours easily. Speed up and down seems fine, about average with other tables, and never really that fast, nor would you want that if there’s a chance of anything falling off in transit. The noise is fine, not too annoying and doesn’t really last that long either.
For me, I placed my PC on the table, along with the 34” monitor and other devices that were a reasonable weight and size but still had plenty of free space for other devices. My monitor is attached to its own stand, but you can mount a monitor stand if you want. There is enough space in the back of the table for the clamp to be installed correctly. Cable management can be done but I haven’t perfected that yet. Several 3M cable clips are supplied with the table for support.
The build quality looks good, the frame is solid and doesn’t move an inch, which is great. The desktop is a basic MDF or particle board, covered with a white or oak finish. I chose white, because I can’t stand the artificial looking wood and clean white. The longevity worries me, how long will the motor last before it burns out, whether it’s after x hundred uses but time will tell.
So there we have it, it’s the Beast Desk from EZ Shopper and it’s my new desk, for working, gaming and editing and so far it’s been great. The frame is solid, the motor works well, and I enjoyed standing while working. The desktop has two sections, with a line in the middle, which is a bit unwieldy but I appreciate it helps with transportation. The controls work well, the white looks clean and neat, there’s plenty of space for me and I feel the price is competitive when you look around the market. I don’t plan to change tables any time soon.
For more information and purchases, go to the official website animal table webpage.