FlexiSpot E1 Standing Desk Review
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Starting at just over $200, the E1 is an entry into the bottom-tier of the market for standing desks. The specs are generally unimpressive, as you would expect for this price, but there are many different desktop options.
|MSRP / List Price||$310|
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5 years on frame, motor
Electric, single motor
Basic keypad with up and down buttons. The upgraded keypad with three height memory presets is $50 more.
Chipboard: 42″x24″, 48″x24″
Height range: 28″-47.6″
154 lbs (not including weight of desktop)
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|Where to buy||
Buy on FlexiSpot
|Positives||Extremely affordable standing desk option in the base model. FlexiSpot offers products in a multitude of design combinations with six different desktop materials and 10 colors available.|
|Negatives||Offers a weak load capacity of 154 lbs (not counting desktop). The height range of 28-47.6" won't work well for very tall and very short users. The desktop material (whether you opt for chipboard, fiberboard, solid wood texture or solid wood) is commodity-grade. You have to pay $50 extra for a keypad with memory presets.|
This is a “first look” synopsis on the E1 desk manufactured by FlexiSpot. A full review is coming soon.
Starting at just $209.99, the FlexiSpot E1 is an entry into the bottom-tier of the market for standing desks. The specs are generally unimpressive, as you would expect for this price, but there are many different desktop options.
FlexiSpot offers six different desktop materials, including chipboard, fiberboard, whiteboard, solid-wood texture, solid wood and bamboo. These can raise the price all the way up to $699.99 (for the black walnut solid wood). Just a side note on bamboo, the way it is manufactured in China is about as “eco-unfriendly” as it gets. Feel free to read our in-depth breakdown covering the environmental impacts of bamboo production.
We are somewhat intrigued by the whiteboard desktop option and look forward to lab testing it to see how it holds up.
The FlexiSpot E1 comes in many different desktop sizes depending on which desktop material you pick, ranging from 42″x24″ to 60″x30″. The height adjustment range is 28″-47.6″. Like all single-stage desk bases, this will support the middle range of user heights, but not go low enough for really short users or tall enough for really tall users.
A final note about naming. This desk is the E1 on FlexiSpot’s website, but you may also see the names EC1 and EN1. The EC1 is the version with a basic up and down height controller. The EN1 is an extra $50 and comes with an upgraded controller that hsa three height memory presets and an adjustable standing reminder. Both models have the same base, desktop options and warranty.
If you’re interested in buying an adjustable-height desk and haven’t quite made your mind up on which, be sure to read our comprehensive reviews of the top-rated standing desks in our detailed roundup.