If you're like me, you end up sitting a lot for work, all day, every day. I have friends and colleagues that swear by standing desks, so I started looking for a minimal, well designed desk to pair with my Herman Miller Sayl Chair to see if I would like it.
After searching for the past few weeks, I kept coming back to Flexispot—one of the biggest players in the space.
One of the reasons a lot of people are reluctant to go for standing desks is that they want the flexibility of being able to sit down when they want, and that’s where Flexispot shines.
As the name suggests, Flexispot is all about flexibility and comfort whenever you need it, and in today’s article, we’ll walk you through a brief Flexispot standing desk review, so you can learn more about the brand and what it has to offer.
Why Standing Desks Are Great for Your Health
Before diving into the details of Flexispot desks, you might be wondering about the benefits of having a standing desk, so here’s a quick look at some of the advantages with science-backed evidence.
1. Reduces Desk-Related Back and Joint Pain
Sitting all day in an office is one of the leading causes of long-term back and neck pain because it puts a lot of pressure on your vertebral column.
Luckily, by breaking up your sitting time with brief standing bouts, you should notice a significant improvement in your lower back pain, which was confirmed by several studies, including these from 2014 and 2016.
Other studies also show that using standing desks can also improve chronic pain in the upper back and neck by up to 54%.
2. Helps in Weight Loss and Fighting Obesity
Sitting at desks all day promotes a sedentary life, which lowers your metabolism and puts you at risk of obesity, weight gain, and increased mortality rate, according to studies.
However, scientists found that working in a standing-based office helped in burning up to 174 extra calories per day.
Additionally, working from a standing office makes it easier for you to move around, which translates to more calories burnt throughout the day.
3. Speeds Up the Regulation of Blood Sugar Levels After Meals
Multiple studies noticed that standing after meals prevents blood glucose levels from spiking by up to 43%.
Keeping your blood sugar stabilized is essential for protection against type 2 diabetes whose potential risk is increased by up to 112% for those who spend all their day sitting.
4. Lowers the Risk of Heart-Related Diseases
In addition to diabetes, the previously mentioned study also found that excessive sedentary time increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases by up to 147% with a 90% increase in mortality rate due to cardiovascular events.
5. Lifts Your Mood and Improves Productivity Levels
Lastly, just by standing up, you’ll immediately feel more energetic and less stressed, according to various studies including this 2017 randomized cross-over study that showed noticeable improvement in the subject’s mood status markers.
The enhanced mood and reduced stress, along with the improved levels of concentration, allowed standing desk office workers to increase their average productivity levels.
Brief Overview of Flexispot Standing Desks
Flexispot is an American company that specializes in designing and building office furniture with a particular focus on standing desks.
In addition to standing desks, the company also makes desk converters, desk bikes, desk chairs, adjustable beds, and various fitness and recreational accessories.
When it comes to standing desks, the company has a wide range of options that suit all kinds of needs and budgets.
These desks are sleek, easily adjustable, and remarkably durable. The desks vary in terms of weight support, size, and features.
Other popular series include:
- Kana: Bamboo standing desks that are remarkably lightweight and come at surprisingly affordable prices
- Comhar: All-in-one desks that come with a sleek drawer for extra storage space
- Esben: Uniquely designed models that feature special organizational sections and drawers for storage.
- Theodore: This one features a classic desk design but with all the modern features of Flexispot standing desks.
What Makes Flexispot Desks Special
Now that you have a brief overview of the company, here are some of the reasons they shine as a standing desk producer:
Reliable Motorized Systems
One of the things that makes Flexispot special is its motorized system, which allows you to adjust your desk with ultimate precision.
We really like the dual-motor lifting system, which is surprisingly sturdy and reliable when it comes to adjusting the height of the desk (as well as the width in some models!)
The motor is also decently quiet for its speed and isn’t affected by the weight of whatever you have on the desk.
For the most part, the majority of Flexispot standing desks have a modern design that strikes a perfect balance between minimalism and practicality.
The desktop material is available in a wide variety of wood types, including solid wood, bamboo, fiberboard, chipboard, and more.
Another aspect that makes Flexispot standing desks special is that they all have that impressive attention to the tiniest of details that give them a premium feel.
Wide Range of Heights and Widths
While many brands have a small range of height adjustability, Flexispot goes above and beyond to make its standing desks suitable for users of all heights.
Flexispot desks go as low as 22.8 in and as high as 48.3 in. This means they will comfortably fits users from 4 ft 2 in ft to 6 ft 4 in!
Similarly, the desks are also available in a width range that extends from 43.4 inches to 74.8 inches, making it easy to fit the desk anywhere, even smaller spaces.
Simple Adjustability and Programming
Another incredible feature that makes Flexispot desks stand out is the control panel system.
The control panel makes the desk very easy to adjust, even allowing the user to store multiple height presets. This makes it simple to go from standing to sitting with a single push of a button, and giving different users their own presets.
The system is remarkably accurate and the display screen allows you to check the current height of the desk with impressive accuracy. It also comes with a USB charging port and a child lock button.
Easy to Assemble and Wire Up
Flexispot desks arrive unassembled. However, it’s very easy to put the whole thing together in as little as 30 to 40 minutes. The instructions are very easy to follow, making the whole process a breeze.
The desk also comes with an under-table tray to make cable management a lot simpler and clutter-free, keeping the workspace aesthetically appealing and comfortable.
Remarkable Sturdiness for a Standing Desk
The desk’s feet are incredibly sturdy and allow the desk to support a lot of weight, with some models capable of carrying as much as a grown adult on top of them.
Flexispot also trusts in the quality of its models and backs them up with a 15-year warranty for a worry-free purchase.
How long does Flexispot take to ship?
In most cases, Flexispot desks are ready for shipping on the same day after placing an order. However, it usually takes anywhere between 3 to 6 days for the products to arrive.
How to lower Flexispot desk
Flexispot desks come with a motorized system and a control panel that allows you to control the desk’s height.
To lower it, you only need to press and hold the “down” button until the desk reaches a suitable level for you, then release the button.
How to set Flexispot desk memory
The control panel of the Flexispot desk comes with various memory slots labeled from 1 to 5 or more. To set the desk memory, adjust the height of the desk to your liking by pressing and holding the “up” and “down” buttons.
Once you reach the preferred height, press and hold any of the memory slot buttons until it beeps (on older models, you should press the “M” button, then press the slot memory slot button).
Where is Flexispot located?
Flexispot’s headquarters is located in Livermore, California with offices in 8 different states across the country.
Additionally, the company operates in multiple countries in Europe, Asia, and North America, including Canada, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
There you have it! A brief Flexispot standing desk review that walks you through the brand and all the features that make it an excellent choice for your office desk upgrade!
If you’re new to standing desks and looking for a decent recommendation, you might want to try out the Pro Standing Desk E5, which is the most popular and balanced desk that the company offers in terms of features.
However, if you’re on a tight budget, you might want to go for the Standard Standing Desk E1, which will get you the best bang for your buck.