FlexiSpot E8 Standing Desk Review

February 9, 2022
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FlexiSpot E8

Overview

Review Summary

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
Street Price

Bamboo +$50
Fiberboard +$80
Solid wood texture +$90
Solid wood +100
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Shipping

Free to contiguous 48 states

Warranty

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

Lift Type

Electric, dual motor

Transit Speed

1″/sec

Controller

Two memory presets plus digital display

Sizes Available

Laminate: 48″x24″, 48″x30″, 60″x30″, 71″x31″ (spliced), 79″x31″ (spliced)
Bamboo: 48″x24″, 55″x28″, 72″x30″, 78″x30″, 48″x24″ (curved), 55″x28″ (curved), 60″x30″ (curved), 72″x30″ (curved)
Fiberboard: 48″x30″ (curved), 60″x30″ (curved)
Solid wood texture: 48″x24″, 60″x30″, 72″x30″
Solid wood: 48″x24″, 55″x28″

Colors Available

Laminate: White, black, maple, mahogany, graphite, marble grey, grey wood stain, white wood grain, special walnut, ebony
Bamboo
Fiberboard: Brown wood grain, white
Solid wood texture: Black walnut
Solid wood: Cherry, black walnut

Adjustment Range

Height range: 23.6″-49.2″

Weight Capacity

275 lbs

ANSI/BIFMA Certified

No

NEAT™ Certified by Mayo Clinic

No

Competition

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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.

Bottom Line

The FlexiSpot E8 is one of the cheapest dual-motor, dual-stage standing desks you can buy.

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.


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