FlexiSpot E5 Standing Desk Review
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The FlexiSpot E5 is cheap for a dual-motor, dual-stage desk, but it’s held back by poor stability and desktop quality.
|MSRP / List Price||$389.99|
5 years on frame
Electric, dual motor
Touch keypad with three memory presets, a digital display and a reminder setting
Chipboard: 48″x30″, 60″x30″, 71″x31″ (spliced), 79″x31″ (spliced)
Chipbboard: White, black, maple, mahogany, graphite, marble grey, grey wood stain, white wood grain, special walnut, ebony
|NEAT™ Certified by Mayo Clinic||
|Where to buy||
Buy on FlexiSpot
|Positives||It's cheap for a dual-motor, dual-stage standing desk from a real manufacturer with a decent reputation. The height range and weight capacity will be enough for most mainstream users. There are many different desktop colors.|
|Negatives||Commodity-grade desktops made in China may not last long-term and the larger sizes have a seam. Stability is an issue.|
This is a “first look” synopsis on the FlexiSpot E5 Standing Desk. A full review is coming soon!
Starting at $389.99, the FlexiSpot E5 is the cheapest dual-motor, dual-stage standing desk we’ve seen from a reputable manufacturer. While it certainly struggles in some aspects, it’s a good entry point for users who are willing to look past them.
The E5 comes in a variety of desktop options, including 19 colors across desktop surfaces. It also comes in a lot of sizes, including many curved desktop options. One detail we’re not a fan of is the spliced desktops. These come in the larger sizes of the laminate and it means the desktop is actually two pieces, so there is a seam down the middle.
Because this is a dual-stage (three segments) base, the height range is solid, at 24.4″-50″. This should cover the vast majority of users, with only the very shortest and very tallest (plus treadmill desk users) left out. Because the legs are inverted, the desk actually goes nearly an inch higher than FlexiSpot’s similar E8. When comparing the two, the E8 has a higher weight capacity at 275 lbs (vs 220 lbs for the E5) and starts at a little over $100 more.
The controller comes with three height memory presets, a digital height display and a standing reminder.
On the negative side, stability at taller heights isn’t great.
The FlexiSpot E5 comes with the company’s standard warranty. Frame and motor are covered for five years and the electrical components as well as the controller and switch for just two years. FlexiSpot offers a 30-day money-back guarantee with this desk so you may want to retain the box.
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.
Many standing desks and converters come with grommets for some added convenience. Check out our article on grommet holes for everything you need to know about the different ways to use them to enhance your workstation, what to look for in your grommet holes, and where to find the desks with the best ones.