FlexiSpot E8 Standing Desk Review
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While the FlexiSpot E8 has warts (stability and low-quality desktops), it’s a good entry point for users who don’t care about those downsides.
|MSRP / List Price||$499.99|
Free to contiguous 48 states
5 years on motor, frame
Electric, dual motor
Two memory presets plus digital display
Laminate: 48″x24″, 48″x30″, 60″x30″, 71″x31″ (spliced), 79″x31″ (spliced)
Laminate: White, black, maple, mahogany, graphite, marble grey, grey wood stain, white wood grain, special walnut, ebony
Height range: 23.6″-49.2″
|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 E8 standing desk. A full review is coming soon!
Starting at $499.99, the FlexiSpot E8 is one of the cheapest dual-motor, dual-stage standing desks you can buy. While it certainly struggles in some aspects, it’s a good entry point for users who are willing to look past them.
The E8 comes in a variety of desktop options, including 16 colors across laminate, bamboo, fiberboard, solid wood texture and solid wood 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 23.6″-49.2″. This should cover the vast majority of users, with only the very shortest and very tallest (plus treadmill desk users) left out.
The controller comes with two height memory presets, a digital height display, child lock and anti-collision.
On the negative side, the transit speed of one inch per second is rather slow and stability at taller heights isn’t great.
The FlexiSpot E8 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.