Comparing the Vari Desk Riser and the Flexispot M2B

April 14, 2020

desk riser for home office
Mariam Alison

FlexiSpot and VariDesk are two of the biggest desk converters producers in the world, and their flagship products in ClassicRiser Standing Desk Converters M2B - 35 and VariDesk Pro Plus 36 are some of the best buys in the market. As the starting point for these products, they are some of the least expensive desk risers with massive features for buyers. Depending on whether you want large desktop size, vertical adjustments, or lower keyboard, these factors might influence your preference between the two items. If you are curious about the pros and cons of the two, this post is intended to discuss how both compare.

 

Height Adjustment Range

By creating this desk converter, Varidesk goes up to a height range of 17.5," and this could be a deal-breaker for many ergonomic reasons. In fact, many buyers reported that although the height ranges spring up with fast action, it's difficult to lower or raise than the FlexiSpot pneumatic support provided by FlexiSpot M2B. This means buyers with average height or those shorter will have problems with VariDesk. With a height adjustment ranges from 5.9" to 19.7", the FlexiSpot's classicriser standing desk converters provide different adjustment options for people, and it's perfect for individuals 6′ 7″ of height from 3'4-5'3 and who desire rising or lowering with ease. This desk converter, with height ranges suitable for all, is ergonomically designed to suit many height functionalities.

Advantage: FlexiSpot

 

Weight capacity

One factor that is responsible for the success of both converters is their weight capacity. Weight capacity of 35lbs for both items means you can keep all your accessories on the desks without disturbing or altering their stability. If you are the type that loves working with two monitors, phones, and printers, you can't go wrong with any of these desks. You only need about 13 lbs of force to lift your accessories when placed on the desk

Advantage: Even

 

Height Settings

The Varidesk Pro lifts and rises in a back-friendly manner, offering up to 11 different height settings for users. This makes it easy for users to adjust to their desire height without cords or plugs. The ClassicRiser Standing Desk Converters M2B - 35" is designed to accommodate users of different heights. The 12 different height settings means that people who are tall or short can sit-stand using the item without any feel of back pain. It's worth mentioning the fact that placing FlexiSpot ClassicRiser on a 28" high desk will accommodate users up to 6'1" tall. Besides, users up to 6'5" tall will be supported when the riser is placed on a 31" high desk.

Advantage: We will call it even, but FlexiSpot comes with extra benefits

 

Colour choice

As usual, with all FlexiSpot's products, we aren't only dealing with a minimalistic item but a desk converter graced by elegant design. The ClassicRiser Standing Desk Converters M2B is available in Black, River Walnut, and White colours. On the other hand, VariDesk® Pro Plus™ 36 only comes in Black and White. According to the reviews by most users, this is a turn off for them since they want something that suits their workspace.

Advantage: FlexiSpot

 

Desktop work surface

If you want more desktop work surface, then FlexiSpot's ClassicRiser Standing Desk Converters M2B - 35 may be your choice. The desk converters boss a full surface area of 35"*23.2", thereby providing better stability when lowering or lifting. The product saves valuable surfaces in your workstation without additional cutout to place your accessories. Besides, the FlexiSpot features a space for a phone or tablet. If you are the type that works on tablet, you will definitely find this product worth buying as it pops up your device for better visibility. VariDesk® Pro Plus™ 36 comes with a cut opening deep into the surface area. This is what most individuals dislike, as it often cuts open into their workspace. The 36"*24", however, enables it to have a larger surface area for the keyboard.

 

Installation

The VariDesk Pro Plus comes to your desk fully-assembled and ready to use straight from the box. However, removing this item from the box is a two-man job. This means you can't unbox this product alone, as you will always need a buddy to help you. This requires no-delay, no-tool assembly, and explains why it's the best buy from VariDesk.

The FlexiSpot ClassicRiser Standing Desk Converters, on the other hand, has a quick-release keyboard tray that's easy to assemble. The box has all the tools needed for assemblage, and no extra effort is needed to do this. Once it arrives, just set your keyboard tray, mouse, monitors, and other accessories on your work surface, and you are ready to go.

Advantage: VariDesk, but it's easy to install the keyboard.

Price

With differences in design, ergonomic functionalities, and extra-ordinary features, one would think both items will cost a fortune. Unsurprisingly, the two companies understand affordability without compromising convenience. The FlexiSpot is priced at $223.99 while VariDesk commands a whopping sum of $395.

 Winner: FlexiSpot

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