After 18 months of working from home, I splurged on the Flexispot Standing Desk: Here's what I thought

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Upgrade your home office space with $80 off the Flexispot EN1 Electric Standing Desk. Image via Flexipot.
Upgrade your home office space with $80 off the Flexispot EN1 Electric Standing Desk. Image via Flexipot.

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Having accepted the fact that after 18 months of working from home with no immediate end in sight, I knew that my workstation was in need of some definite improvements. In order to create a more versatile desk area, I decided to try out one of Flexispot's convertible desk solutions.

After all, Flexispot's already earned a solid reputation online: their TikTok-famous Bike Desk received hundreds of five-star ratings from Amazon shoppers impressed by its unique design. Since the viral bike desk was unfortunately still sold out, I tried their next best option — the Standing Desk

Normally retailing for $450, the desk is currently $80 off when you use an Amazon coupon, bringing its price down to $370 for a limited time. To take advantage of this deal, you'll want to click to apply the coupon, which will show up as savings once you add the desk to your cart. 

Flexispot EN1 Electric Standing Desk

Flexispot Electric Height Ajustable Standing Desk. Image via Amazon
Flexispot Electric Height Ajustable Standing Desk. Image via Amazon

SHOP IT: Amazon, $370 (originally $450)

What is the Flexispot Standing Desk?

Made from renewable bamboo, this sustainable desk provides twice the durability and elasticity of ordinary wood. Its durability is further reinforced with carbonized technology that coats the tabletop with a water-resistant 2H lacquer, making it moisture-proof, insect-resistant, and scratch-proof.

The standing desk is height adjustable, offering ergonomic solutions that help you upgrade your home office. Its motor lift mechanism offers a smooth height adjustment, ranging from 28" to 47.6".

The desk comes with a 7-button keypad that lets you move between different heights, and allows you to save your desired desk height for convenient switching from sitting to standing throughout the day.

First impressions

Since I'm usually at my desk for at least 10 hours a day, having one that also doubles as a standing desk gave me the flexibility to move around a bit while standing and working. 

This desk changed my whole work from home routine, since while standing, I was able to do simple stretching exercises and work towards my daily 10,000 steps — a goal that sadly hasn't been achieved since before the pandemic began. 

Having my desired desk heights saved was the most convenient feature of this desk, since all I had to do was switch a button.

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What are reviewers saying?

Though this exact model hasn't yet received any customer reviews on Amazon, according to the Flexispot site this desk has earned a near-perfect rating from over 200 reviews. 

"I've had this for months now and am really impressed. I use it M-F as I work from home," reads on review. "It's a little more expensive than a nice desktop unit but is 10 times greater bang for your buck. For starters, it's a big flat desktop and it is 100% usable as it's rectangular and not some strange curvy thing."

Another reviewer said: "I was looking for the 'perfect' desk. This comes pretty close. I love that I can sit or stand whenever I want. I have the 4 foot wide desk and it's plenty large enough for two monitors if you wanted."

Despite all of the positive feedback on this versatile sit-stand desk, many reviewers were quick to note that the instructions can be complicated to follow, so you'll want to allow for plenty of time in order to assemble it correctly. 

Verdict

So far, I love this standing desk. Instead of sitting for hours at a time, I can now move around and complete my work. Before the pandemic, I wouldn't have thought about the need for a convertible desk, but now it's definitely the most useful product in my home office. 

Like other reviewers, my only issue was assembling it. It required some considerable time and effort, and took three hours with the help of my dad. There was some drilling involved, and the user manual wasn't the most efficient and easy to use. 

However, once I got the assembly out of the way, this desk has been a life saver for my home office. Not only is it a convenient piece of furniture for those who are working from home, it would be a great recommendation for students heading back to school too. 

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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