Flexispot Standing Desk Converter Review

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Flexispot Standing Desk Converter Review

Overview
Street Price

M1: $279.99
M2: $319.99
M3: $379.99
M4: $379.99

Warranty

Flexispot comes with a five year warranty on all parts

Lift Type

Z-Lift, straight up and down movement, with 12 stops that are 1.15" apart

Colors Available

Black or White (note there is a slight upcharge for black)

Construction

Wood and steel

Monitor Arm Mounting Options

Loctek sells monitor arms that can be used with the Flexispot.

Minimum Height

5.9" when in the sitting position

Maximum Height

19.7" in the highest of 12 position settings

Weight Capacity

35 lbs.

Number of Monitors Supported

Depends on configuration

Dimensions

M1: Work Surface 26.4"(W) x 31.1"(D), Keyboard Tray 26.4"(W) x 12.2"(D)
M2: Work Surface 35"(W) x 31.5"(D), Keyboard Tray 35"(W) x 12.2"(D)
M3: Work Surface 47"(W) x 23"(D) , Keyboard Tray 23.3"(W) x 10"(D)
M4: Work Surface 41"(W) x 23"(D), Keyboard Tray 34"(W) x 11.8"(D)

Product Weight

M1: 46 lbs.
M2: 50.6 lbs.
M3: 54 lbs.
M4: 53 lbs.

Shipping Weight

M1: 54 lbs.
M2: 58.4 lbs.
M3: 66 lbs.
M4: 59 lbs.

Where to Buy

The Flexispot Standing Desk Converter

The Flexispot Desktop Workstation is a actually a series of four standing desk converters made by Chinese office fitness manufacturer Loctek—the M1 (27″), M2 (35″), M3 (47″) and M4 (41″Corner Cut). All the Loctek products—including their monitor arms, standing desks and desk bikes—are now available under this new Flexispot brand, which appears to be designed to better target the American audience, and to look like a US-based company. Behind the scenes it’s the same company.

We had the opportunity to spend a little time with these new units at the ErgoExpo trade show, and came away impressed with their price point and stability. These desktop risers are squarely in the Z-lift category (one of five categories of lift mechanisms we explore in our round-up review of the best standing desk converters). Within the Z-lift category these Flexispot units are marketed first and foremost as Varidesk alternatives, but their closest comparable is actually the Ergotron Workfit-T given that its key differentiating feature is a straight up-and-down lift mechanism versus the forward arcing mechanism of the Varidesks.

Lab Test Coming Soon

Loctek is sending us an evaluation unit of the M2 for lab testing so watch this space for the upcoming review. The M2 (35″ wide) is their top-selling unit, and least expensive. You can also subscribe to our FREE newsletter to find out as soon as we publish our official review. In the meantime, check out our round-up of published standing desk converter reviews, and learn more about how we review products.

In recent news, Locktek has been named in a lawsuit for alleged patent infringement regarding their standing desk converter design. And they’re not the only ones – the current lawsuit includes a slew of other standing desk converters manufacturers. So who’s suing? None other than the current market leader, Varidesk. We’ll keep you updated on any developments.

 

Flexispot standing desk converter

Like the Workfit-T, and unlike the Varidesk, the Flexispot standing desk converters move straight up and down.

Flexispot M1 desktop workstation

Like the iMovR ZipLift, the Flexispot uses gas cylinder “springs” instead of mechanical springs, resulting in a smoother, quieter height transition

Flexispot standing desk workstation

Quick and easy height changes are accomplished by reaching forward to the paddles on each side of the unit, squeezing down to release the brakes, changing height, and releasing the paddles.

Flexispot M2 desktop workstation

Despite the lift mechanism using gas cylinders, not springs, the Flexidesk design is similar to the older Varidesk and Workfit-T designs with its limited number of stops – only 12 – instead of having infinite stops like the ZipLift has.

Flexispot M3 desktop workstation

Flexispot is available in white or black (slight upcharge for black)

Flexispot M4 desktop workstation

Different Flexispot models can accommodate single or dual monitors

Flexispot M4 standing desk converter

Loctek claims they’ve tested the Flexispot 6,000 times.

Flexispot M3 standing desk converter

The slot in the front of the top work surface is for holding a tablet computer.

Flexispot M2 standing desk converter

Like the ZipLift, the Flexispot would have no problem fitting comfortably on a 24″-deep desk.

 

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