The Remi standing desk is one of the newest desks from Fully. It’s one of the brand’s cheaper alternatives. But will it still be functional? Because sometimes cheap translates to flimsy. Let’s see how it fares in our reviews.
About The brand
Fully is a Chinese brand operated by Jiecang Linear Motors. You’ll find the Jiecang motors in a lot of medium-range standing desks, not just in Fully’s.
The Remi is surprisingly pretty stable. You’ll feel a slight wobble at the highest setting. If you stand 6”1”, you’ll be able to use the desk comfortably. Both be ready to feel a slight wobble as the height of the desk increases. Though it’s not annoying enough to interfere with your work. The shakiness is not that pronounced. It even feels more stable than the brand’s more popular standing desk, the Fully Jarvis.
The height adjustment range of this desk is 27.3-46.5 inches. So it can cater to more users. And if a slight shake is not your pet peeve, you will be able to tolerate it.
The Remi is a straightforward and sensible desk. It doesn’t look fancy but it does look sleek and smooth with its narrower desktop. It looks similar to the Autonomous desk. Except that the Fully standing desk is a tad bit narrower.
Shipping and assembly
The desk came in three separate boxes. The first box has the top part while the two other boxes contain the components and the parts. The boxes did not arrive altogether. The first two boxes that contained the top and some of the comments came in 3 days after I ordered the desk. So shipping is pretty fast. This is helpful especially if you’re in dire need of a desk for working at home. Though you have to wait for the third box which has the rest of the components before you can set it up. And it did arrive 5 days from the time I ordered the Remi online. So that’s less than a week. My time frame for delivery is in a week’s time. Anything more than that is a tick off my list.
But while I am lucky to receive all the parts of the desk in a week, some users weren’t. I’ve seen some complaints that they were able to receive the second box after four weeks. So that can be a lot of waiting time.
It’s fairly easy to set up the desk. It already comes with pre-drilled holes. And thankfully, the holes are aligned so I don’t have to drill additional ones. That’s one of my pet peeves. Whenever the predrilled holes do not align, it’s either you force the two parts to fuse or drill new holes. Either way, it can be a hassle.
The instruction manual is also easy to follow. So you won’t have any issues setting up this baby.
Customer service and warranty
I must say that Fully has one of the best customer services when it comes to standing desks. We all know that Fully is a China-made brand. And compared to the US-made desks, you would not be able to compare the durability and craftsmanship. And the Jiecang motor is not the strongest nor the most durable. And it does wobble at some point no matter what desk you outfit it into.
But why do a lot of users still buy desks from the brand? Well, aside from the competitive price tag, the customer service is quite responsive.
They were quick to offer solutions should your purchase be delayed or damaged. And that’s what I appreciate from the brand. It might not be the fanciest and most durable desk in the market, but the customer service can make your purchase with your hard-earned money.
And as we all know, this is one of the gold standards when buying a standing desk, or anything for that matter. That’s why the “Made in China” tag did not bother most users.
In addition, it has a generous 10-year warranty. Most standing desks in its tiering would offer either a 2,3 or 5-year warranty, so this one is plus points for the Remi.
Build, construction, and other features
The overall build of the Remi desk isn’t too shabby. It feels a bit solid and sturdy. I was anticipating a flimsy desk because of the price range that it sits at. But surprisingly, the desk does not look cheap or flimsy. It’s a decent and simple desk, more of an entry-level one that’s suitable for those who are starting to transition to standing desks.
The control panel of the desk is basic and plain. It has a memory preset with 5 programmable options and an up and down button. So this desk is a pretty basic one. It doesn’t have any fancy control or features, but it works like how it’s supposed to be and how it was advertised, which is very important. In terms of transitioning, it sits in the middle, it’s not fast nor is it too slow. And don’t expect a seamless transition since it is equipped with a Jiecang motor.
Is the Remi a good budget alternative for the Fully Jarvis?
The Fully Jarvis has gained some popularity over the years, but not everyone is willing to shell out that much moolah for this desk. It’s not that expensive, but it’s not cheap either. And whenever you hear a product is made in China, you automatically anticipate that it should have a competitive price tag, after all, the construction isn’t the best when compared to the US-made or Scandinavian standing desk. Jarvis is not that.
So , in line with that, the Remi is a good affordable option should you want a desk that’s similar to the Fully Jarvis. And if you also want to buy a desk from Fully because of its impressive customer service and warranty but find the Jarvis expensive, the Remi is a great affordable option.
What differentiates the Remi from the Fully Jarvis aside from the price
One, you have more customizable options for Jarvis. You can choose from a wide range of colors, tabletop options and they have the popular bamboo tabletop. The Remi does not have that one. Instead, you can only choose from two table top options.
Both Fully desks do have 4 options for the sizes. The Remi has a narrower size while the Jarvis offers a slightly wider desk. So we can say that the Remi is a slimmer version of the Jarvis. As I’ve mentioned earlier, the Remi is a basic desk. So you only have one option for the control panel. The Jarvis, on the other hand, offers the standard control panel or a toggle switch. The Jarvis can also go higher than the Remi and it also has a higher weight capacity.
But the overall construction, the motor, and the build are pretty much the same. So we can say that Remi is a little sister of Jarvis. It’s more like a petite version.
Who is it for
If you’re looking for a more alternative to the Jarvis, the Remi is a great selection. If you need a basic desk that has a medium-duty capacity, this can tick the box on your checklist. So long as you’re not taller than 6 feet, you’ll find the desk all right. But be certain that you don’t mind the slight wobble. Though some might not be bothered by it, we all have our different quirks and pet peeves. So it’s something to consider if you’re keen on buying a Remi for your home office.
I must say that if you need an entry-level desk, the Remi will be a value for your money. The customer service and warranty make the desk all the more tempting to buy.