Introducing the FlexiSpot Adjustable Standing Desk Pro Series
Are adjustable desks really worth it, or just a gimmick? That question has been on my mind since they first hit the market. Is standing any more or less productive? At my full time job, I’m on my feet all day. It’s nice to be able to come home, sit down in a comfortable chair, and relax. FlexiSpot reached out to us recently and asked if we would be interested in checking out one of their adjustable desks. Ever curious, I agreed to have a look. So, let’s answer that question. Is it worth it?
In a nutshell, yes, it’s worth it. Obviously, there’s more to it than just yes or no. As it turns out, sitting all day can have serious negative impacts on your health. FlexiSpot offers a wide variety of desktop choices and styles. Desktop colors come in Maple, Mahogany, Black, White, Grey Wood Grain, White Wood Grain, Special Walnut, Ebony, and Bamboo. Desktop sizes range from 48”x24” (1219.2mm x 609.6mm) up to 80”x30” (2032mm x 762mm).
I chose the Ebony top at 72”x30” (1828mm x 762mm) which is sat on top of the Pro 3-stage frame. The height is adjustable from 22.8” (579.12mm) at its lowest to 48.4” (1229.36mm) at its highest.
Unboxing and Assembling the FlexiSpot Adjustable Standing Desk
Expect your desk and frame to arrive separately. I received the frame first, and a few days later, the desktop. With its size, it’s best to have a helper when you bring the items in from the porch. Neither the frame or the desktop are light, which is a good clue at how sturdy the desk will be once it’s assembled. I managed to assemble the desk by myself, but assembly is done upside down, so make sure someone is with you to help flip the desk over. Thanks to clear and easy to follow instructions, total assembly time was about an hour. Most screws are hexagonal, and FlexiSpot includes the tools you’ll need to tighten them. There are a few Phillips head screws which you can use any standard screw driver for, but if you have an battery powered driver or drill with a Phillips bit, it’ll make life much easier.