FlexiSpot E1 Standing Desk Review

November 3, 2022
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FlexiSpot E1

Overview

Review Summary

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
Street Price

Whiteboard +$40
Fiberboard +$70
Solid wood +$70
Solid-wood texture +$90
Bamboo +$80
Several desktop size combinations varying in price depending on the desktop material chosen.

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Shipping

Free within contiguous 48 states. FedEx rate to HI and AK.

Warranty

5 years on frame, motor
2 years on switch, controller, electronics

Lift Type

Electric, single motor

Transit Speed

1″/sec

Controller

Basic keypad with up and down buttons. The upgraded keypad with three height memory presets is $50 more.

Sizes Available

Chipboard: 42″x24″, 48″x24″
Whiteboard: 48″x24″
Fiberboard (curved): 48″x30″, 55″x28″, 60″x30″
Solid wood: 48″x24″, 55″x28″
Solid-wood texture: 48″x24″, 55″x28″, 60″x30″
Bamboo: 48″x24″, 55″x28; Curved: 48″x24″, 55″x28, 60″x30″

Colors Available

Desktop –
Chipboard: White, black, mahogany, maple, graphite, grey wood grain, marble grey, special walnut, white wood grain, ebony, black walnut, cherry wood
Whiteboard
Fiberboard: White, black, oak, brown wood grain
Solid wood: Cherry, black walnut
Solid-wood texture: Red oak, black walnut
Bamboo

Frame: Grey

Adjustment Range

Height range: 28″-47.6″

Weight Capacity

154 lbs (not including weight of desktop)

Connectivity Features

No Bluetooth

ANSI/BIFMA Certified

No

NEAT™ Certified by Mayo Clinic

No

Competition

Compare to All Top-Rated Standing Desks
Compare Only to Other Standing Desks Under $400
Compare to Other FlexiSpot Products

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.

Bottom Line

You could certainly find many standing desks that are nicer than the FlexiSpot E1. But at this price point, we're pleased to see the number of desktop options.

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.


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