Last updated on March 19th, 2023 at 04:39 pm
A standing desk is something that was completely new to me up until about a year ago. I never even knew they existed until a work colleague of mine was involved in a car accident and had damaged his back. Also being a tall gentleman, when he came back to work, he was really struggling with sitting down at a normal desk without being uncomfortable all the time.
Our Health and Safety department got involved and a few days later a new standing desk appeared. Looked just like any other normal office desk, but it had buttons and a control panel! For us IT guys, this was a great new toy so we went a checked it out. This new desk could be raised and lowered electronically and it allowed our colleague to stand up straight and work at standing height. This helped him endlessly and even though he has now recovered, he still uses the desk and prefers to work standing up.
So this opened up the world of standing desks to us and we now have quite a few in our business and it is quite surprising just how many people prefer to work standing up in an office environment.
A top supplier of these standing desks is Flexispot who supply these great desks all over the world and this is our review of one of their top line desks, the E8 Bamboo Standing Desk.
The materials used to make this particular standing desk are eco-friendly bamboo for the table desktop, sourced from sustainable Forests. No pesticides or fertilizers are used. The legs are very sturdy metal.
The desk has a loading capacity of 125kg which means you would be able to place a huge amount of items on your desk without ever having to worry about whether it can take the load or not.
Flexispot are considerate to the environment as well. The desktop is made from environmentally-friendly bamboo sourced from sustainable Forests. No pesticides or fertilizers are used. A tree is also planted for each product sold.
There are a whole range of sizes you can buy for your standing desk. The options are:
- 48″ x 24″
- 55″ x 28″
- 60″ x 30″
- 72″ x 30″
The height of each desk is irrelevant as it is completely adjustable using the control panel. However, there is a range of 23.6″ to 49.2″. You can see the desk movement in action in the video below:
There are also options for either a rectangular or curved shaped desktop depending on your requirements.
Although the desktop only comes in one colour, you do have three different options for the colour of the frame. They are as follows:
There is a huge range of accessories that you can also purchase for the E8 standing desk to make your life even easier. These include, but are not limited to, things like;
- Casters should you wish to move the desk around
- Under desk bikes – yes, you can have an exercise bike underneath the desk
- Wide range of clamp power strips with USB ports
- Wide range of cable management options
- Monitor arms or stands
- Keyboard tray
There are many more accessories that you can purchase for the desk, for a full range, take a look at their website.
If you are looking at a standing desk that may be used by multiple people, then the E8 Standing Desk is perfect for such scenarios. With its clever preset system, you can get the desk to your own perfect setting and then save that into the desks memory as a preset.
So if someone comes along and changes all your height settings, just one press of a button and it automatically goes back to your preferred configuration.
If you are worried about children using these desks and maybe trapping little fingers, then we can put your mind at rest as there is a built-in child lock to stop little people messing with the controls.
There is also an anti-collision system built into the desk to stop it from whacking into anything or anyone else.
But what about messy cables? Well, with this desk there is no need to worry about that either as there is built-in cable management, keeping all cables neatly out of the way. There is also an optional socket outlet for power and USB sockets:
The installation is pretty straightforward to carry out, however, I would strongly recommend that you have two people to carry it out. Some of the parts of heavy and due to the desktop, you really need two of you to be able to put it together correctly. There is a full installation video available here:
Packaging & Delivery
The desk came in two large boxes which are very heavy and one person may struggle to manoeuvre them without assistance. The desk came very well protected within the boxes and had no marks, dents or scratches on them at all. Delivery also only took a few days via courier and we were given full tracking information all the way to our doorstep.
The desk that we have reviewed here is the E8 Standing Desk which at the time of writing is £419.00 with free shipping (US) and a 30-day risk-free return.
However, in the UK, there are some excellent Black Friday deals available with prices ranging from £99. You can see some of these incredible deals listed below.
Black Friday Deals
There are currently some excellent Black Friday deals available for the various ranges of desks from Flexispot as detailed in the below tables.
Flexispot Black Friday Deals
|Products||Original Price||Discount||Sale Price||Link|
|E8 Standing desk||£419.99||26%||£309.99||https://flexispot.co.uk/desk/height-adjustable-desks/standing-desks-e8.html|
|Sit2go fitness chair||£399.99||13%||£349.99||https://flexispot.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/1096/s/sit2go-fitness-chair/category/66/|
|V9 Pro Deskbike||£399.99||13%||£349.99||https://flexispot.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/626/s/flexispot-all-in-one-desk-bikes-deskcise-pro-v9/category/66/|
Amazon FlexiSpot UK Black Friday sales
|Product||Original Price||Sale Price||Discount||Link|
|EF1 Standing desk||£249.99||£169.99||32%||https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08D3JDJGK?ref=myi_title_dp|
|EZ1 Standing desk||£279.99||£199.99||29%||https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B084ZD6Y5J?ref=myi_title_dp|
|EG1 Standing desk||£219.99||£152.99||30%||https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B084NVSK5N?ref=myi_title_dp|
Having used the desk for a few weeks, it has definitely had a positive impact on my working life. Although it is labelled as a “standing desk”, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t use it as a “sitting desk” and adjust the height to meet your sitting down requirements. It really is a great desk and more than worth the money if you are working in an office or home office environment. Overall, very impressed and would recommend anyone to purchase one.