These two standing desk brands are both affordable and stable at the same time. But which of these two affordable standing desks will work for you better? Let’s find out. We’re going to lay them out in several categories so you can better decide.
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Overall appearance – Flexispot wins
From the two standing desks, the Flexispot is the more aesthetically pleasing unit. One of FEZIBO’s weaknesses is aesthetics. The desks may have extra accessories at no added cost. But the entire desk is not eye candy. There’s just something about that demarcation line where the 2 tables connect, it ruins that seamless look.
The Flexispot, on the other hand, gives you an option to choose a wooden tabletop. It’s also a single solid desk. And you can also choose the curved one. This renders a softer and more posh-looking standing desk.
We were actually anticipating a cheap-looking tabletop because the price is also fair and just a tad higher than FEZIBO. But we were surprised that it did have more amps and oohs to it.
Ease of assembly- FEZIBO wins
As we have mentioned in our previous FEZIBO standing desk reviews, this desk is one of the easiest to assemble. Despite two tabletop parts, one can still seamlessly and easily set it up. Even a one-man team can do it.
It’s the exact opposite with the Flexispot standing desk. This is one hefty desk. It came in two big and hefty boxes too. So it will be really heavy for just one person to complete. And it will be an arm workout getting the package from your doorsteps to your living room or wherever your home office is.
So you need help in carrying the boxes and setting the entire desk altogether. Though those who are more muscularly endowed will be able to install it solo. But it will still be a challenge. You’ll still have a hard time aligning the holes. You will need someone to hold the desk for you so that it will be easier to match the holes with the screws.
Also, FEZIBO’s instructions are very easy to understand. And that also the opposite with Flexispost. The instruction manual is very badly written, so difficult to understand. We almost had a headache trying to figure out what each sentence means. So, as always you can head on to YouTube to see how the desk is installed if ever you can
decipher the manual. Which is what we did by the way. It made our life so much easier haha.
Actually, if you follow what is written in the manual, it will make things harder for you. The step-by-step procedure does not seem to make any sense. You will realize halfway through that you need to go back to step number 1. So heed our advice, hover through youtube, and search tutorial videos instead. Whatever you do, do not follow what is said in the instruction manual, unless you want a do-over.
Flexispot assembly will not be that bad if you have help, okay. So keep that in mind if you plan on setting up a Flexispot desk yourself.
Accessories at no added cost – More for FEZIBO
FEZIBO offers an array of accessories at no added cost. And this is one of its advantages over the Flexispot desk. When you buy a basic Flexispot desk, you’re getting a really basic desk. There are no cable tray, no drawer, no wheels, and no side hooks.
Thus, Flexispot is more of a basic desk compared to FEZIBO. But also, the cable tray of FEZIBO is not the most heavy-duty, so if you have a lot of chunky wires and cables, you might still need an auxiliary tray to keep things neat and orderly.
But at least you have that tiny tray to shuck in some thin wire. With Flexispot, it will be hard to manage your cables and wires without a cable tray. Or you have to purchase it at an additional cost. Or you may settle with cable ties and adhesive clips to tame the wires. If you have a simple setup, this would do. Otherwise, buy a cable tray.
Build and stability – you’ll be happy with both
These two standing desks are head to head when it comes to the build and quality. We never had any wobbling issues with the FEZIBO standing desks. Our monitors didn’t shake when we transitioned the desk at all heights. The legs are sturdy and thick. The frames feel and look substantially durable too.
We can also say the same thing with Flexispot. Like FEZIBO, it also has sturdy and thick steel frame legs. So there isn’t any shaking either. You can use the Flexispot in any height range and you will not feel any wobbling.
These two affordable desks are pretty stable and steady, and they also belong to almost the same price range. So it’s no wonder that these two are tight competitors. So in this category, you will not be disappointed in whichever of the two brands you end up getting. These are steady as a rock.
In addition, both brands transition seamlessly and quietly.
Which is the better stand up desk?
To each is his own. That’s the perfect quote to say to answer the question above. While these two desks are alike in some ways, they are also very different in other ways. And depending on your requirements and needs, one of these two will stand out for you.
- The Flexispot has a weight capacity of around 154 lbs while FEZIBO offers a 176 lbs max carrying limit. It’s a tad higher, but not that much. And though it’s not that much, if you have a slightly heavier monitor, the FEZIBO will be a better choice for you.
- Ask yourself this, do you want and need a standing desk with the works? Or you’re pretty happy with just a basic desk? If your setup is minimal, then you can go for a basic Flexispot desk. To make up for the lack of accessories, you will be able to enjoy a more seamless-looking tabletop.
- But if you need, say, a cable tray to manage your wires, a drawer to store some light gadgets, and wheels for better mobility but you do not want to buy extra, you’ll find more value in a FEZIBO standing desk.
- The Flexispot only has an up and down button. This can be a disadvantage if you tend to change positions within the day. You will not be able to remember the height you previously set it to. Thus, you have to guess and eyeball it. The FEZIBO, on the other hand, already comes with a memory preset. Though we are not digging how it looks because it kind of looks like a cheap plastic toy. But it does work as expected.
- Both standing desks have the same height range. They can both cater to a wide range of users, even the taller folks. Some even find the FEZIBO to be an overkill. And you can enjoy a substantially wide working area.
- Those who want a more posh tabletop will choose the Flexispot.
- If you’re not into DIY, you should ask for help before setting up your Flexispot standing desk. It will definitely stir the pot and test your patience. The FEZIBO, on the other hand, is very easy to set up even for DIY beginners.
- Both desks are sturdy and steady. But we felt that the Flexispot can last longer than the FEZIBO. Since it has more heft to it, you can tell that the frames are more robust and will be able to stand more cycles of use and abuse. Though FEZIBO also has sturdy and thick steel legs, the frames of Flexispot seem to have more muscle in them, so to speak.
- In terms of customer service, it’s a nay for both. Both brands do not have a good track record in dealing with their customers. It will take weeks or even months to get a good response from your Flexispot company and queries. Flexispot. FEZIBO, on the other hand, may or may not answer within a reasonable amount of time. And once they do, you will not have much use of that information. So these two brands are indeed head to head, even with the bad customer service.
Who will win in the battle of affordable standing desks? The two brands are each other’s biggest competitors. If you need a basic desk and don’t mind the lack of accessories, the Flexispot will be a better buy. But if you’re an accessory kind of guy, FEZIBO standing desks are the best route.