Im not going to ping pong emails about how great my rig is or yours or your sons. I'll just say just look 4 monitor set ups, water cooled, rgb lighting, corsair, predator monitors, titan chairs, nanoleaf. They mostly use a IKEA top on 2 shelf units. It's modern and can display a fantastic set up. I'm not talking about built in pc tables, wall mounted pc or epoxy tables. Just a very good setup support without looking like an American boar hunters setup
The desk is a good buy for someone who wants a desk for school. My daughter uses this as her school desk in her office and it’s great. I use a custom 6 foot oak waney edge for my setup, I have 2 monitors but mines used for work. My son uses an epoxy custom desk and he has 3 4k monitors for his gaming rig. It depends on what you want out of a desk but I would never get anything from poor quality IKEA store, plus everything in IKEA is ugly.
Look at some of the really good PC setups and look at what they use, Then say that comment again because you just may not know what you are talking about
Because IKEA has really beautiful furniture.
Too much cheese on your taco
24/07/2021Expires on 24/07/2021Posted 5th MayPosted 5th May
I own this chair and its not been very good at all, the padded bit you sit on has essentially gone in about 12 months so I you end up sat on wood. If you don't intend to use it everyday then it could be fine but wouldn't recommend for everyday/8 hours use a day.
Yes, I remember the home schooling situation...glad its over :-)
It was this all Covid madness situation, it was a week before Christmas and we were in the middle of the move to our new house - so yes, madness jackpot! I needed (fast!) two folding desks for kids because of the room dimensions etc. There were NO desks anywhere for order in 2-3 days, all deliveries were for January and they cost so much that I needed to sell I kidney to buy it. So i bought them thinking it will be temporary solution for a few weeks - maximum few months maybe. Anyway, I'm quite good at DIY so I fixed and modified them both - they're still in use tbh.
The first person on here who makes sense, eBay is and will always be a crock platform. I have closed my account month ago and do not miss anything. BTW: Why would you buy this toy desk in the first place?
Bought two, one broke after two uses, got the refund for £15 after long and pointless discussions, seller was a very intelligent person who thought that it would be possible to send back a desk using Royal Post return label for 2kg, wasted time and fuel for proving him wrong. EBAY didn't care as long as the return was 'accepted'. And it wasn't the first such a problem with eBay sellers. Now I'm buying on Amazon and have REAL buyer protection. Just saying my two cents.
I agree. Nowadays the word gaming is used loosely on anything to drive the price up. If you know of any of these desks being sold without the term gaming used for a cheaper price, please do let us know (y)
I like to observe this “gaming merchandise”. Was office chair for 50-60 pounds, now added colour and “gaming” and price is 120, was simple desk- now, gaming table- price up again. Was external hdd- now gaming hdd- price up. Just interesting to watch since I am from times when you watched black and white tv on three legged chair....
Wasent going to bite but a cup holder :o :o i bought 3 🦸🦹🦸🦹🦸🦹🦸
That's a cracking deal, heat!
I bought 2 of these last year on a same thread from here. Great desks to be fair and very sturdy. I got mine for similar pricing albeit i think maybe a tenner more. Only issue i had was the bolts they sent for the drinks and headset stands weren't as flush as what they should be but they sent out new ones within a day and apologised and gave me a 10% refund for the inconvenience. Heat added
I got one of these in 2019 for £27.99 The desk is very narrow and has very little rigidity in the woodwork It fell apart within 3 months And before you buy one, it's worth knowing that they are not reversible. What you see in the picture is what you get and it's not adaptable to the shape of your room
Price has now increased to £76. If I'd paid that I'd be really pissed. This chair, I'd say, is more suitable for a child than an adult.
You are right. Fake review I guess ! Now a days how ppl using marketing Strategy!
You sure that's the right product you are talking? I am returning this, as it is very poor quality and can't even sit on it! I feel like I am sitting on a half chair!
Chech this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07V5184HD/ref=cm_sw_r_u_apa_glt_fabc_89GTM49VT7XJ1AG2RHQ6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Received this morning and assembled earlier. Have to say first impressions are that its okay, but only just. I suppose I can't really complain at an office chair which only costs £46. Think of it as a stopgap chair until you can buy a proper one. Be warned, I'd say the three reviews currently on Amazon are most likely fake. Three reviews, all glowing, left over three days by three "people" who only have a single review to their credit and these are for this chair.
Jdpv2: Clearance Bargains is the Argos Clearance Outlet store... Think there are 3 in the UK, all in the Midlands. My local is Corby. Definitely worth a drive to, only thing worth noting is no delivery! So depending what you go for, worth taking appropriate transport. Didn't know that! Thanks for the heads up
Clearance Bargains is the Argos Clearance Outlet store... Think there are 3 in the UK, all in the Midlands. My local is Corby. Definitely worth a drive to, only thing worth noting is no delivery! So depending what you go for, worth taking appropriate transport.
Shouldn't the link take you to where you buy it from not Argos :/ . Just a thought op. Heat
I quite like this and it's a decent price too so if/when the kids/animals break it I won't be too upset...when I say animals I do mean like dogs I'm not raising elephants here, but if I was I'm pretty sure they would definitely break it too (it's been a long day...I'm very tired)
Thanks for the update. I wanted to purchase the chair for my mother, but I'll avoid this chair.
This chair is complete rubbish. As stated above, the rear is large enough maybe for a child, but as an adult it has the bones of my back rocking over two metal bars which have this ridiculous saggy mesh between them. It kind of feels like garden furniture or something from a cheap fairground ride. :|
Update: Made this up today just for you. Assembly was frustrating and could be dangerous to anybody without a gram of inclination due to the absence of any textual instruction and very minimal visual indication. On getting it together, I mean, yeah. It's underwhelming really. Attached photograph below of what it is replacing, the back has no adjustability up down or tilt forward and back, I didn't expect that, but yeah it's just underwhelming. Maybe it's more comfortable than what it replaced, maybe not.. Hard to say. I can update after doing a shift wfh in it. It's making a bid difference right now straight away actually to have some support at the upper back as opposed to none.
Too large and heavy to cycle home with, will update tmr hopefully.
Just for info... is anyone wants Microshred...Sometime back the Fellowes 8MC Microshred was dropped to £55 on Amazon, and 10M is around £111 if anyone is looking for Microshred. There are some other retailers that might be worth checking, The Office supplies supermarket, office stationery... may be email them they sometimes offer lesser price and have decent cashback offers from TCB. Fellowes is also running cashback on some bigger models if anyone buying for official use.
Very good shredder, ideal for home use.
£42.04 delivered for Amazon Prime members if interested.
It's 47cm! Tiny, only useful for a laptop, or at a push a monitor under 19"
Agree works best if you can fit monitor on wall or use desk arms
Why not? People still need desks lol
i have an old argos one that has similar issues. That said if i get soemthing like this, and use two
This desk would be perfect for me but the only thing missing is I love having a slide out keyboard tray. very difficult to find, so if anyone has any recommendations of something that looks similar to this but has the slide out tray then please share. thanls
Only looked like a close range one. I'd need convincing that this can toast a roomful of bacteria.
Don't forget to wear a mask while using (y)
its for people who think it will protect them from the rona .. somehow. Here's another one .. they also produce ozone, which is harmful too. I mean unless you live in an airtight house and never leave it .. what's the point of this thing.
Please see below a couple of photos. The first one is of the EB2 desk in the maximum height position, which is 120cm (plus thickness of desktop). The second one is of the desk at 100cm height (plus thickness of desktop), which is the height I have set for my standing height. The memory function is very useful. I have Memory position 1 set for the lowest height for when I'm sitting down, and Memory position 2 set for 100cm for when I'm standing up. I'm about 167cm tall (5'6"), and putting the desk height at 100cm works fine for me. I know that the 3-stage leg versions go higher than the EB2's maximum height of 120cm, but I think you would really have to be extremely tall, or maybe using it with a treadmill or exercise bike underneath it, to need anything higher than 120cm. There is a bit of a wobble when the desk is raised, but it's really not enough to bother me. I notice it more with my left-hand monitor, which is fixed to an Invision gas-powered monitor arm (see https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0765Y4CT5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1). These gas-powered monitor arms can move relatively freely, and so will be more prone to accentuating any desk wobbling. My right-hand monitor is still on its original Dell stand, and it wobbles much less. One other thing which I forgot to mention is that if you buy the desktop from House Of Worktops, they will send you the offcut which is left after they have cut your worktop down to the desired size. So I received an offcut of solid oak worktop measuring 72cm deep x 39cm wide (non-oiled), which you could use for whatever you want, or even potentially sell, if it's a big enough piece. If you accept the pop-up offer on their website, you also receive a free 29cm x 29 solid oak chopping board (promo code FREEBOARD). If you want to buy more Osmo oil to re-oil the desktop in the future, you can buy it at the same time for £20 for 0.5 litres (I bought the matt version, which is apparently what they apply at their factory, but there is also a Satin version)
Incredible writeup, thank you!
Thanks that looks great. Do you mind posting a photo of it raised? Also how sturdy is it when raised?
For anybody who is looking back at this post in the future, I thought I would post some photos showing what my final setup looked like, with a custom-made solid oak desktop. As mentioned previously, I was interested in this desk because I wanted one with dual motors, but I only had room for a desktop with a width of about 110cm. All of the 3-stage legs versions (supposedly) have a minimum desktop width of 120cm. So I had to go for this 2-stage leg version, which can indeed accept a desktop width of 110cm. The downside of the 2-stage leg versions is that the minimum height to the top of the frame is about 71.5cm. By the time you add a desktop with a thickness of 2.5cm on top, that means that the top surface of your desktop is at a MINIMUM height of 74cm, which is slightly higher than what a lot of people (including me) would probably prefer. So in the end I decided to go for this EB2 desk frame, and I was happy with the price of £219.99. Delivery was quick, and the desk frame is really solidly built. It was also very easy to put together. I then started my search for a standard, off-the-shelf desktop with a width of 110cm. I spent many hours looking through the product details of all the main desk retailers, eBay & Gumtree listings etc., but I couldn't find anything. Everything was in multiples of 20cm, going from 80cm, 100cm, 120cm, 140cm. I also looked for listings of solid oak kitchen worktops, but everything was either too thick (eg. 40mm), not long enough (offcuts from kitchen projects), or not deep enough (many kitchen worktops are only 60 or 62cm deep). I also checked the Ikea website, but I couldn't find anything at that time, although I do now see a new desk called "Kullaberg" measuring 110cm x 70 with a pine desktop, which some people might like (see https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/kullaberg-desk-pine-80499444/). But it looks like that one has pre-drilled holes, and if any of those pre-drilled Ikea holes prevent you from screwing it to the FlexiSpot desk frame, you could have some problems. I therefore decided to buy a custom-made solid oak worktop from House Of Worktops (www.houseofworktops.co.uk), and their service was really good. I ordered it on the Tuesday morning, and it was delivered to my house on the Thursday morning. I was a bit limited by the fact that some of their solid wood worktops are only available in 40mm thickness, which was too thick for me, as the desk frame was already a bit too high for my liking. In the end, I went for a 1.5m length, 72cm deep, 27mm thickness oak worktop, which had a basic price of £110. There was an additional cost of £15 to have it cut to a custom size, £8 to have a 3mm radius rounded edge along all the 4 top edges, £27.50 to have it pre-oiled with 3 coats of premium Osmo oil, and £15 for shipping. So all in, it came to £175. I spent ages trying to understand the different oil options, and Osmo oil apparently requires MUCH less regular maintenance than the cheaper Danish oil, which apparently has to be re-oiled every few months. I went for a custom length of 111cm rather than 110cm, just to give me a bit of safety margin. I'm glad I did, because you don't really want to be screwing into it right next to the edge. The service from both FlexiSpot and House of Worktops was really good. As far as the FlexiSpot desks are concerned, the only two things which I find a shame are as follows: 1. The only desks which can accept a 100cm desktop are their single-motor models, which just look less solid, and a lot more fiddly to assemble compared to the dual-motor versions. 2. The minimum desktop height for all the 2-stage leg versions seems to be 71cm (it's actually 71.5cm, when you add the thickness of the rubber washer which sits between the frame and the desktop. So by the time you have added a 2.5cm desktop, you're up to 74cm, which is higher than many people would prefer. I think they would do better to reduce both the maximum and minimum height by a couple of cm. I think the upper height of 120cm (plus desktop thickness) is probably taller than what most people really need. I thought I'd post a few photos of my EB2 desktop with my custom-made oak worktop from House Of Worktops (111cm wide x 72cm deep x 27mm thick). It's just wide enough to accommodate my two 24" monitors. I bought a set of cable management baskets from Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07GLZZ2RZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) to go underneath the desk and hold all my power supplies, cables and extension sockets in place.
The problem is, they give out product information which is simply wrong! For example, the EB2 desk which I bought is showing a frame width of 100-170cm in that table, which is incorrect. I have set mine to the minimum width, and from the two outermost points on the top, the width is 110cm, not 100cm. I cannot see anything on this desk which measures 100cm wide! If they cannot even get basic product information like this correct, I’m not sure I would trust all of the rest of the information!
Saw this in the warehouse yesterday, and is a touch too small for me anyhoo. Going to return the tresanti one too and grab a flex spot one with a wider desk. The rail by the feet is annoying me, as is I can't out a monitor arm on the desk due to glass top. But has been a great first use of a sit stand desk experience.
Don't be. I tested this exact model in store and the motor made a grinding noise when the table was elevated. Also this doesn't have a crossbar running leg to leg. I have seen some reviews on Amazon US that this particular model can tip over.
Gutted, only just bought the tresanti one online least week. Can see the control panel is different and the desk depth of this is 5cm less bit looks very similar.
The more expensive Trasanti one that they sell does!
Oh wow, I thought all the Costco ones had a beam going across the centre! I might keep a lookout for this next time I pop in (y)
For that price I'd consider a good pre owned one (aka second hand) off gumtree
Sorry but its built similar to a desk i got off ebay and basically you can squeeze the tube yes its that thin and the wood is to thin its bowed.if its for not touching and looking at then buy but tbh its ugly
Looks cheap and nasty
This looks hilariously tiny. That mouse and keyboard are way smaller than average, and there’s not even a PC in this photo