FlexiSpot EC1 height adjustable electric standing desk frame review

FlexiSpot EC1 height adjustable electric standing desk frame review

Is it good for sitting vs standing? The design allows for optimal space underneath for my legs with no weird protrusions hitting my knees. The frame is well made and easy to put together with the provided instructions. The motor lift mechanism offers smooth and quiet(noise under 50dbs) height adjustments from 27.6″ to 47.6″. Each desk leg goes through 20,000 lift tests. Get details more in FlexiSpot EC1 height adjustable electric standing desk frame review.

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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Motorized standing desk
  • Variable size
  • Smooth, relatively silent electric adjusting

Cons

  • No memory feature to preset ideal heights
  • No built-in cable management solution

Specs – FlexiSpot EC1 height adjustable electric standing desk frame

EC1 (Eco 2-stage)EN1 (Eco 2-stage)
Lifting MechanismSingle MotorSingle Motor
No. of Leg StageInverted 2-stageInverted 2-stage
Height Range(Without Top)28″ – 47.6″28″ – 47.6″
Please note the thickness (1”)  of desktop will be added into height range in keypad. For example, the height range in EC1 keypad will be 29”-48.6”.
Horizontal Adjustments33.5″ – 50.8″33.5″ – 50.8″
Lift Speed1″/sec1″/sec
Memory PresetsNoYes, 3 memory presets
Sit-Stand ReminderNo0-99 mins customized reminder setting
Weight Capacity154 lbs154 lbs
Applied Desktop Size39.3″ – 63″ (W)39.3″ – 63″ (W)
Noise LevelUnder 50 dBs
CertificationFCC,ULFCC,UL

FlexiSpot EC1 height adjustable electric standing desk frame review

Build

The desktop is made from bamboo sourced from sustainable forests. Construction is fairly simple, albeit quite the workout as the legs and particleboard desktop are both incredibly heavy. Easy enough to put together though which is a great plus point.

Design

My EC1 model is the 48″ x 24″ desktop size – for only two dollars more you can get eight extra inches of depth, but you may not need it, as the desk space is pretty expansive. It features an industrial-grade steel frame and an extremely solid desktop that can hold up to 154-pounds of weight. It’s designed for working from home and allowing independent and remote workers to stay active, healthy, and productive while they work remotely.

Height adjustable

I was really impressed with the range of motion this standing desk has. It can lift and lower from 28-inches off of the ground to 48-inches off of the ground. The tallest setting is really tall and could comfortably accommodate people that are six feet and over.

You plug it into the wall to turn on the electric motor. It’s outfitted with a tiny little remote box that has up and down arrows on it. Obviously, pressing the upward arrow makes it rise, and the downward arrow lowers the desktop.

Assemble

At first glance, the setup process for my new workstation was mildly intimidating. The rock-solid frames are darn heavy all by themselves: 47 pounds for the EN1 frame (81.8 pounds with the desktop installed) and 47.2 pounds for the EC1 frame. I was able to set them up on my own, but depending on your upper-body strength, you might need a hand mounting the frame to the desktop and flipping the desk into an upright position.

Aside from a power drill (for attaching the desktop) and a Phillips-head screwdriver, all the necessary hardware comes in the box. Having never built a standing desk before, it took me just under an hour to assemble the EN1B; the included installation guide is easy enough to follow, and the detailed illustrations eliminate guesswork. One thing’s for sure: Ikea can’t hold a candle to this kind of simplicity.

Use

There are two buttons for raising and lowering the desk with the motor that’s on the left front of the desktop – they’re easy to reach and respond to quickly. The desk comes with clips that will let you hide the cord that connects the motor to the desktop, and any other dangling cords that may irk you (and they will dangle, especially at max height).

Alternate of FlexiSpot EC1 height adjustable electric standing desk frame

Flexispot EG1

Best budget standing desk

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: MotorizedHeight range: 28-inches – 47.6-inchesDesktop size: 48-inches x 24-inches up to 55-inches x 28-inches

REASONS TO BUY

+Easy and fast assembly+Sturdy, T-shaped legs+Multiple size and color options available

REASONS TO AVOID

-No height presets

The Flexispot EG1 is our pick for the best budget standing desk as this motorized desk provides the benefit of being able to work from a seated or standing position at a very affordable price. 

There are also a variety of width and depth options for the desktop starting at 48-inches x 24-inches and going all the way up to 55-inches x 28-inches. The Flexispot EG1 has a minimum height of 28-inches and can be raised up to 47.6-inches. Meanwhile, the desktop has a thickness of 1-inch and the two T-style legs help hold this desk firmly in place.

In addition to a wide variety of desktop sizes, the Flexispot EG1 comes in maple, black and white, walnut, white and black and black so you can find a color combination to match your office or home workspace. According to Flexispot, the EG1 can be assembled in under one hour so you’ll be up and running in no time.

Unlike the FlexiSpot EF and other more expensive electric standing desks, the Flexispot EG1 features a two button controller. This more simple controller will allow you to raise or lower the desk’s height but there are no programmable preset buttons. As a result, you’ll have to remember or write down your preferred standing and sitting heights instead.

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