There’s been a big shift in the workplace environment, with many desk workers breaking free from their chairs and turning to standing desks. Loctek is looking to serve the not-so-lazy office worker with their new FlexiSpot sit-stand desktop workstations. With effortless transitions from sitting to standing and back to sitting, this convenient solution impresses.
Loctek provided me with a review sample of their FlexiSpot M2W workstation; it features a 35” wide desktop and keyboard stand, and 13.8 inches of height adjustability with 12 height settings. Incredibly, the FlexiSpot Sit-Stand Desktop can hold up to 35 pounds! The most convenient feature of the FlexiSpot is that it can simply be placed on top of any existing desk and will convert it into a sit/stand desk. Also, FlexiSpot offers a smaller version, the M1W/M1B that is 27″ wide. I chose the white version, but they also offer a black version, the M2B.
My biggest piece of advice would be to assemble the desk where you’re most likely to be using it. The assembly process was as simple as can be, you just needed to screw the keyboard tray brackets to the keyboard tray with 8 screws, attach the keyboard tray to the desktop, and you’re ready to go! I set up my FlexiSpot Sit-Stand Desktop at home and then brought it to work with me, which proved difficult without the help of my wife since it’s fairly heavy and unwieldy to carry on your own.
These sleek workstations employ a gas spring system to allow the desk to be easily converted from a sitting position to a standing position. With a quick press of the handles on each side of the workstation, I can raise or lower the desk with a light push or pull on the handles. The workstation rises or lowers completely vertically, so you don’t need to make any room on your desk other than the 31” x 22.3” space the workstation takes up.
The desktop is large enough to fit my laptop and a huge Samsung curved monitor and still has room to hold papers as well. Plus, there’s a cutout at the front of the desktop designed to be used as a tablet stand. The adjustable keyboard tray provides enough room to fit a keyboard and mouse. The FlexiSpot Sit-Stand Desktop is also compatible with ergonomic monitor mounts, sold separately.
While standing desks have been touted as solving the world’s problems in the past, some claim the benefits of standing while you work aren’t as numerous as once believed. While standing desks may not be proven to be better for you than sitting desks, I have found that I prefer standing while I work for a portion of the day. I find that it helps me concentrate while also breaking up the day a little bit, letting me switch positions when I’m feeling antsy.
Overall, I’ve been incredibly impressed with the FlexiSpot Sit-Stand Desktop. It was simple to assemble, easy to use and makes a big difference during my workday. It holds everything I need it to hold and has only positively impacted my work experience. My only complaint is that it’s really heavy and that once it’s assembled, it’s fairly difficult to move around without another person to help.
If you are in the market for a sit-stand solution and you’ve already got desk furniture in your office, the FlexiSpot Sit-Stand Desktop is a great option for you to consider.
Update 09/09/21: The FlexiSpot Sit-Stand Desktop M2W and M3B have been discontinued and replaced with the M3W and M3B, which retail for $269.99; they are available directly from the manufacturer.
Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample
What I Like: Simple assembly; Easy transition from sitting to standing; Fits up to two monitors; Allows me to stand when needed
What Needs Improvement: Nothing