Comparison: Flexispot vs. Varidesk
Varidesk is the most well-known standing desk company; Flexispot is the up-and-coming competitor. Who offers the better product?
Comparing the Varidesk's best-seller, the Pro Plus 36, vs. Flexispot's best seller, the M2B, we had a tie score. But because we feel that the design and lifting mechanism are the most important features, we have chosen Flexispot as the better standing desk converter.
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|As lifting mechanism, design, and price are weighed more heavily than other factors, our overall winner is the Flexispot.|
Though slightly different in design, both desks are made of similar quality materials. The Flexispot M2B is usually $100 cheaper.
You raise and lower the Varidesk via two paddles on the sides of the tabletop. The Flexispot is raised by one paddle on the right hand side via a gas-spring, which is easier to adjust than the Varidesk.
Varidesk comes in black, butcherblock, darkwood, or white. Flexispot comes in black, mahogany, river walnut, or white.
All you have to do with Varidesk is take it out of the box and set it on top of your desk. The Flexispot took me about 10 minutes. It wasn't difficult, you just need to attach the keyboard and add the optional plastic covers on the joints and the metal rail on the bottom.
Flexispot has a 35 lb. weight limit, Varidesk has a 45 lb. weight limit. For most people this probably isn't a big concern, unless you have several monitors (the average 23" monitor weighs around 8 lbs).
Three main points regarding the design and function of these two standing desk converters.
- The Flexispot has a slot that holds your phone or tablet in an upright position so you can conveniently glance at it to see activity. Varidesk doesn't have this feature.
- The Varidesk comes toward you as it lifts up, so it requires more space. The first time I opened a Varidesk, I had a chair behind me and almost fell. The Flexispot raises straight up.
- The Flexispot has a removable keyboard in case that you didn't need it or wanted to save on space.
- The Varidesk has an optional side panel that you can purchase to increase the size of your tabletop.
Shipping and Returns
Though both companies offer free shipping and free returns, Varidesk will pay for the cost of return shipping. Flexispot doesn't.