Choosing the Right Standing Desk: A Review of the MotionGrey Motion Series Standing Desk, Progressive Standing Desk, and Flexispot Standing Desk
If you’ve finally decided to make the shift to a healthier lifestyle by standing more, we’re here not only to tell you that the best solution is a standing desk but also to help you find the best standing desk in Canada. Join the many Canadians who have started to stand more and move more at work with the help of an electric standing desk.
In this blog post, we’ll review another set of the leading standing desks in Canada—the MotionGrey M Series standing desk, Progressive Solo Ryzer standing desk, and Flexispot Pro Plus standing desk. We’ll take a look at the key features you need in a standing desk, from the motors to the warranty, and examine them to help you determine which desk is best for you.
A Closer Review: MotionGrey Motion Series Standing Desk, Progressive Solo Ryzer Standing Desk, and Flexispot Pro Plus Standing Desk
In Canada, the standing desk options range in the hundreds. You’ll find single motor and dual motor desks, generic and customized table tops, from those with the simplest to those with more complex, advanced features. But which of them will work best for you? Let’s find out.
MotionGrey Motion Series Standing Desk – dual motor
Progressive Solo Ryzer Standing Desk – dual motor
Flexispot Pro Plus Standing Desk – dual motor
When looking for the right stand up desk in Canada, one of the first things you must consider is the type of motor installed in the desk. The better the type of the motor, the more powerful the desk is and the more stable it is as it moves up and down. Standing desk motors usually come in single and dual varieties, and dual motors are generally better.
All three desk models come with the dual type. The Motion Series desk is especially powerful because it’s one of the few desks in the market which carries the German Bosch motor that is known for its durability, power, and strength.
Lifting Capacity, Sound, and Speed
MotionGrey Motion Series Standing Desk – 250lbs lifting capacity; 40dB operating noise; movement of 1.5” per second
Progressive Solo Ryzer Standing Desk – 270lbs lifting capacity; 50dB operating noise; movement of 1.57” per second
Flexispot Pro Plus Standing Desk – 355lbs lifting capacity; less than 50dB operating noise; movement of 1.4” per second
Most users consider lifting capacity as the primary factor when shopping for the right standing desk. However, in the day-to-day operation of the desk, you will find that its operating speed and noise (or the absence thereof) can be as important, if not even more.
Of the three desks being reviewed, Flexispot appears to have the highest lifting capacity, ideal for people who plan to put a lot of weight on their desk. The brand also has the fastest speed at 1.4” per second. However, if you’re after a quiet, convenient desk operation, then MotionGrey takes the cake here, promising a whisper-quiet operation and producing only 40dB of noise as it moves up and down.
MotionGrey Motion Series Standing Desk – 3 segmented frame, with height range of 23.6” to 49”
Progressive Solo Ryzer Standing Desk – 3 segmented frame, with height range of 23.6” to 49.1”
Flexispot Pro Plus Standing Desk – 3 segmented frame, with height range of 22.8” to 48.4”
Would you like your standing desk to fit tall users? How about small users? Even better, aim for both! The best adjustable desk in Canada will be able to work for various types (and sizes) of users. All three desks appear to have the same height range, more or less, with the Pro Plus standing desk being able to cater to shorter users with its lowest height of 22.8”. However, when it comes to the taller range of users, the Motion Series and Solo Ryzer desks can handle them better.
Another thing you may want to look into is the pre-set height offered by the desk. In this regard, both the MotionGrey and Progressive desks also excel, offering 4 preset heights via the built-in memory keypad compared to the 2 programmable heights offered by the Flexispot desk.
MotionGrey Motion Series Standing Desk – available in 3 sizes and 3 colors
Progressive Solo Ryzer Standing Desk – available in 3 sizes and up to 12 colors
Flexispot Pro Plus Standing Desk – available in 3 sizes and 3 colors
When it comes to table top, there are only 2 questions you need to ask—how big and spacious the top is and how many colors is it offered in? These will determine both the functional capacity and aesthetic capability of the desk.
All three desks are offered in 3 sizes, so you have an option depending on your space and the amount of equipment you will need the desk to hold. When it comes to colors, the Solo Ryzer desk offers far more options, up to 12 colors depending on the size chosen.
Price & Warranty
MotionGrey Motion Series Standing Desk – $499.99 CAD, 8 years warranty
Progressive Solo Ryzer Standing Desk – $750.00 CAD, 15 years warranty
Flexispot Pro Plus Standing Desk – $579.99 CAD, 15 years warranty
With the great number of standing desks in Canada, you’ll never run out of options. And the good news is, you also do not need to spend thousands of bucks just to get one and get started in living a healthier lifestyle. In fact, all three desks are offered at less than a thousand dollars.
The MotionGrey Motion Series Standing Desk is the most affordable of the three at only about five hundred dollars. It has the lowest warranty at 8 years (compared to the 15 years warranty coverage of both the Progressive and Flexispot desks), but it’s relatively sufficient compared to the industry average.
So, which of the three standing desks in Canada is the best?
Well, each desk has its appeal and selling point. The Flexispot Solo Ryzer desk has the highest lifting capacity, while the Progressive Pro Plus desk has the most number of options when it comes to table top color. However, if it’s affordable price you’re looking for at a quality that will not disappoint, plus convenient, quiet operation, the MotionGrey Motion Series desk easily tops the spot here.
Other things you may want to check when shopping for a new desk are the following:
- The eco-friendly quality of the materials used in crafting the desks
- Accessories included in the standing desks (such as a cable tray)
- Extra features such as child lock and collision detection
- Ease of installation and estimated amount of time needed to set up
- Frame color and design
Are you ready to shop? If you are, where better to start than here?! Check our catalog for a wide range of options, and start your way to a healthier, better life!
MotionGrey is a Canadian standing desk company that specializes in ergonomic furniture. We supply and install only the best quality standing desks and ergonomic chairs in the country.
Our products are designed with wellness as the focal point. From our electric standing desks to our office and gaming chairs, we deliver best value by putting your health, safety, and comfort as top priority. Boost your creativity and level up work performance. We want you to create great outcomes so we’re providing you only the best tools to make them possible.
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