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Kana Bamboo Standing Desk: The Ergonomic Workstation for Better Health and Productivity
Oct 28, 2021
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If you’ve got a desk job and are working from home or at the company’s office, you are most likely aware that prolonged sitting is bad for health, as is excessive standing. Creating a balance between sitting and standing while working is critical to avert the detrimental health effects of excessive sitting or standing. 

Standing desks offer an efficient and hassle-free means of transiting between sitting and standing at intervals, ensuring you maintain a healthy and productive work lifestyle. With an extensive range of height adjustable standing desks, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for an elegant bamboo finish to match your interior décor or are much concerned with the lifting speed, you'll indeed find the standing desk of your liking. 

Introducing the Kana Bamboo Standing Desk from FlexiSpot. "Kana" is the Japanese word for "wonder," and the FlexiSpot Kana best meets this description. Its sleek, invigorating natural bamboo desktop brings a sense of natural elegance and beauty into your workspace, inspiring and energizing you to tackle the tasks head-on. 

Kana Bamboo Standing Desk

Kana Bamboo Standing Desk General Overview 

The Kana Bamboo Standing Desk features a beautiful, natural bamboo desktop that will surely brighten up your office. The desktop is pretty roomy with the capability of accommodating up to 2 monitors, a laptop, and few accessories such as a speaker, keyboard, mouse, and a lamp, spaciously spread over the desk’s surface. 

Coming with solid construction featuring an industrial-grade steel frame coupled with a solid, durable desktop, the desk is pretty stable at all height levels and can support weights of up to 154 lbs. ( Eco-frame) on the low end and 275lbs. (Pro 3-stage) on the high end. As such, it can comfortably support your large tech setup without wobbling at the highest height point. 

The desk combination of dual-motor lifting mechanism coupled with two-stage legs ensures smoother height adjustment, from 28" to 47.6", guaranteeing fluid-like transitions between sitting and standing all day long. The lifting speed is pretty quick, up to 1.5″ per second (depending on the frame) with the whisper-quiet operation- less than 50dB. 

The Kana Bamboo Standing Desk is a refreshingly modern way to customize your workstation. The bamboo desktop comes in both curved and rectangular shapes, so it can be customized for any individual’s needs, whether you want an interactive workspace with minimal distance from the monitor or one that has pre-drilled holes for better cable management. The curved desktop option is available in every size, while the rectangular tops are not available in some sizes. However, both tabletop options are available in standard 55”x28” or 48”x24” sizes.  

The desk also comes in three different motorized frames: Pro 2-stage, Pro 3-stage (inverted), and Pro 3-stage, which provide 220lb, 220lb, and 275lb weight capacity, respectively. The different frames provide approximately 20-26” of height adjustment between the highest and lowest height settings. The frames are available in different colors, based on your preferred model. You can choose between grey, black and white.  

Apart from the frame options, you’re also provided with a choice of control panels: basic and advanced options. The basic keypad facilitates seamless up/down movement, while the advanced control panel features an LED display with memory presets for seamless adjustment in the different operation (sitting and standing) modes.  

Overall, the Kana Bamboo Standing Desk is an awesome sit-stand desk with a myriad of handy features and customization options to meet your specific needs. Of particular is the elegant bamboo surface that not only helps conserve the environment but also offers a beautiful, spacious natural grain working surface. 

Kana Bamboo Standing Desk

Kana Bamboo Standing Desk Specifications 

Dimensions

Contoured tops are available in: 48x30, 48x24, 55x28 and 60x24 inches 
Rectangle tops are available in 55”x28” or 48”x24” inches only  
Bamboo desktop thickness: 0.7 inches 
Bamboo curved desktop integrates two grommets for better cable management 

Material and Color

Bamboo desktop- Natural, environment-friendly bamboo desktop. 
Steel Frame with Rounded Edges- Available in White, Grey, and Black

Frame Specs

Pro 2-Stage-EN1  Pro 3-Stage(inverted) EC3  Pro 3-Stage- EC4
Leg Sections  2 3 3
Weight Capacity  220lbs 220lbs 275lbs
Lifting Speed  1.26”/sec 1.38”/sec 1.5”/sec
Height Range  27.2”-46.5” 24.4-50” 22.8”-48.4”
Lifting Mechanism  Enhanced column  Inverted column  Enhanced column
Noise Level  Under 50 dBs Under 50 dBs Under 50 dBs 
Horizontal Adjustments 43.4" - 66.9" 43.4" - 66.9" 43.4" - 66.9"
Applied Desktop Size  47.2"-78.7"(W) 47.2"-78.7"(W) 47.2"-78.7"(W)
3 Memory Presets  Yes  Yes  Yes
Sit-Stand Reminder- 0-99 mins customized reminder setting  Yes  Yes Yes 
Certification  FCC,UL FCC,UL,BIFMA FCC,UL,BIFMA


Keypad Specs 

Basic Keypad  Standard Keypad  Advanced Keypad 
Up-Down Button  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Digital Height Display  No Yes Yes 
Memory Presets  No Yes Yes
Sit-Stand Reminder  No Yes Yes

Warranty 

Structural and mechanical parts: 5 years
Electronics( controller and switch): 2 years

Shipping & Return Policy 

Free shipping in the lower 48 states in the U.S. via FedEx. Shipping to Hawaii or Alaska attracts some charges based on the FedEx rates. If shipping to any country outside of the US, contact FlexiSpot on (855) 421-2808 for advice on the shipping fee. 
FlexiSpot offers a 30-day return policy with no restocking or shipping fee applied. However, the 30-day risk-free return policy only applies to products shipped within the United States. 

Kana Bamboo Standing Desk

Assembly 

The Kana Bamboo Standing Desk ships in two boxes: one box for the desktop and the other for the frame. While the desktop doesn’t need much assembly (it comes in one piece), the frame requires significant assembly. Some steps in assembling the frame may require a cordless drill, which is not included in the package. 

For the most part, assembling the desk is pretty easy and straightforward, especially if you have got someone to assist you in holding up the parts before tightening the screws with a drill. Even better, there are pre-drilled holes on the frame and desktop for easier setup. You can choose either the left or right side to install the hand switch. The switch itself is sleek and compatible to be used on either side of the desktop. Therefore, your choice of installation all boils down to personal preference.

The desk also ships with several zipper clips to help in cable management. You can use these clips to fasten the power cable and other cables or elements to the underside of the desktop. For better cable management, you can consider purchasing FlexiSpot’s cable management kit, which costs around $25, or the cable spine for around $22. 

All in all, assembling the desk is easy peasy lemon squeezy. FlexiSpot offers a step-by-step assembly guide in the instruction manual, which ships with the desk. Ensure to follow the steps to the letter to assemble the desk correctly for optimal functioning. 

Kana Bamboo Standing Desk Key Features 

The Kana Bamboo Standing Desk offers easily noticeable premium features that make it easily the best bamboo standing desk in the market currently. Some of its stand-out features include: 

Elegant Honey Blonde Bamboo Desktop

Elegant Honey Blonde Bamboo Desktop 

One of the biggest draw-ins of the Kana Bamboo Standing Desk is the blonde-colored bamboo desktop with a stunning modern look that can surely brighten up any workspace. Unlike most standing desks in the market that are made with either poor quality chipboard, rubberwood, or some undisclosed less durable wood, the FlexiSpot Kana sit-stand desk is constructed with mature, premium-quality bamboo, which offers twice the durability and elasticity of standard wood. 

To help the bamboo retain its beauty, FlexiSpot leverages lateral compression technology enabling the bamboo strip to maintain its natural grain even when under daily use and abuse. What's more, the bamboo desktop is resistant to scratches, water, and insects thanks to the carbonized 2H lacquer coating, ensuring unmatched durability. The 2H lacquer coating makes the bamboo desktop resistant to molds and deformation.  

The desk's bamboo desktop is pretty solid and highly flexible with a tensile strength of 28 000 pounds per inch compared to the tensile strength of steel which is 23 000 pounds per square inch. As such, the desk offers unmatched strength to support your entire desktop setup up to 275 pounds.

Overall, the bamboo desktop is silky smooth with a natural texture and honey blonde finish that can light up any office. Most importantly, it’s solid, flexible, and durable to stand the test of time. 

Seamless, Whisper Quiet Height Adjustment

Seamless, Whisper Quiet Height Adjustment 

The Kana Bamboo Standing desk incorporates a powerful, dual-motor lifting system that offers seamless height adjustment with maximum stability even at the highest setting. Depending on the frame option, the desk can effortlessly adjust anywhere from 24.4-50” with lifting speeds of up to 1.5”/sec using the EC4 frame. The dual motors are amazingly quiet, registering less than 50dB noise level. To put this in context, the noise is barely noticeable, and you won’t interrupt your colleague’s workday- it wouldn’t even disturb a sleeping baby.  

For more efficient height adjustment, you can utilize the three programmable preset buttons to effortlessly adjust the desk to your preferred sitting or standing height with a single touch of a button. The Kana Bamboo Standing desk has a great range and decent lifting speed with the option of three different frames, all with varied specs. 

Intuitive Controls

Intuitive Controls 

If you’ve never used a standing desk before, you may easily be intimated with the smart control panel found in most premium standing desks with tons of complicated options and settings. However, for the case of the Kana Bamboo Standing desk, operating the smart control panel should be the least of your worries. The desk features an easy-to-use control panel available in three different options: basic, standard, and advanced. 

The advanced keypad option features three programmable preset buttons, two manual height adjustment buttons, a button to save a particular height as well as a sit-stand reminder that beeps to alert you when it’s time to sit down or stand up ensuring you don't overdo either. You also get an energy-saving LED panel displaying the current height plus gives you access to customize the reminder timer. 

The basic and standard keypad options don't have advanced functions and you should consider the advanced keypad option for enhanced desk functionality and performance. There isn't any learning curve and you’ll get accustomed pretty fast if not immediately. 

Customization Options with Wide Accessories Compatibility

Customization Options with Wide Accessories Compatibility

From choosing the desktop shape (curved or rectangular), size and the frame type, and color as well as keypad options, the Kana Bamboo Standing desk offers you lots of customization options that you choose to truly make your own.

Aside from the customization options, the desk is compatible with a wide range of accessories for even added functionality. Some of the accessories compatible with the desk include an under-desk bike, vibration plate, monitor stands and arms, standing desk mats, modesty panels, file cabinets, cable organizers, and under-desk drawers and organizers, and many more. Customize the desk and get your preferred standing desk accessories for added capabilities. 

Kana Bamboo Standing Desk

Verdict  

The Kana Bamboo Standing Desk offers you a slice of nature right in the comfort of your office with its elegant, natural, truly eco-friendly bamboo desktop. Its neutral, elegant design compounded by the beautiful honey blonde desktop, premium, and stable construction, easy usage, seamless and super quiet height adjustment, numerous customization options with wide-spread accessories compatibility, and great value proposition makes the Kana Bamboo Standing Desk a truly desirable standing desk for all your needs. The desk allows you to add healthy movements in your workday enabling you to be active, healthy, and productive while working from home or at the office. Better still, by purchasing this desk, you’ll be surely making a significant contribution towards environmental conservation owing to its eco-friendly construction.

Positives: Great value for money, incredibly stable even at the highest height setting, elegant, beautiful design, powerful dual-motor lifting system, plenty of customization options, durable, flexible, and elegant natural bamboo surface, advanced control panel with memory presets and sit-stand reminder, easy and straightforward setup and compatible to a wide range of accessories.

Negatives:  Cable management features should be improved, and lack anti-collision technology.