If you are beginning your search for an electric sit-to-stand desk, the number of choices can be overwhelming. For the smart shopper who looks hard at a purchase before committing, we have video comparison reviews of our MojoDesk standing desk and other available options. Below are links to full reviews as well as our 2021 comparison chart that lines up specifications, price, and features of other brands side-by-side.
If you are considering a standing desk, these video reviews and comparison charts will help you decide what options are right for you. Among other features, one of the key differences of MojoDesk is the quality and stability of our adjustable height frame. All MojoDesk models come standard with a commercial-grade frame that lifts over 250lbs. Unlike others, our bases are all dual-motor with 3-stage telescoping T-style legs and include an LED hand control with 4 height presets at no upcharge.
But before we get into more detail, here's a 60 second video about the importance of a sit-to-stand desk as part of overall work wellness.
Both MojoDesk and Vari (previously VariDesk) offer a full sit-to-stand desk that meets BIFMA stability requirements, comes with a 5-year warranty, and offers free shipping to the lower 48--but the similarities end there. If you’re looking for stability and safety up to 300 pounds (vs. 200-250 with the other guys), MojoDesk is the clear choice.
The devil is in the details when it comes to building a comfortable workspace--one where you'll likely spend endless hours. Don’t underestimate the importance of choosing the right features, like a desk shape that suits your work environment and contoured edges for wrist comfort.
Our “apples-to-apples” comparison for this review is between the Evodesk Ergo Edge electric standing desk and MojoDesk—and the findings may surprise you. Let's start with issues of safety and health: two critical factors when researching a high-quality gaming desk.
There are many low-cost standing gaming desks and the Respawn RSP-3000 is one of them. But how does it stack up for value vs. what you get with the more expensive Mojo Gamer Pro?
Ergonomic comfort during long sessions of work or gaming is top priority. In addition to the damage that passionate keyboard users inflict upon the sit-to-stand desk itself, gamers and workers are also punishing their own hands and wrists. Both comfort and stability were key factors in comparing MojoDesk with the IKEA Bekant standing desk side-by-side.
Looking for the most environmentally friendly stand-up desk? Look for a workstation option that is fully Greenguard-certified to reduce VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions into the air. Found in many everyday products and processes, VOCs can put your health at risk and create air pollution.
Whether you’re 4’11” or 6’6”, size matters when it comes to choosing the right standing desk. MojoDesk has the greatest height-adjustability on the market today, to deliver the best in health and comfort for users of all shapes and sizes. From reducing and preventing back problems to improving circulation, alternately sitting and standing improves both health and productivity.
MojoDesk and the iMovR Lander have several similarities, including a large adjustable range, compliance with national ergonomic standards and free shipping.
The areas where iMovR comes up short—namely environmental compliance, tabletop design return policy and price—can be significant concerns for gamers and desk jockeys on a budget.
Besides VertDesk only available in one shape - rectangular - the parent company of VertDesk does not actually manufacture the VertDesk itself, instead working with a U.S.-based OEM manufacturer. In contrast, MojoDesk has a large variety of shape options and made and shipped from our company headquarters in Denver, Colorado.
Note: All specifications sourced from competitor website specification pages as of January, 2020. Since that time, Varidesk (now Vari) has changed their ProDesk in the chart below in both specs, pricing, and name. The price below on the cart and specs are being updated. The list price of $695 is for the 48x30 Vari ProDesk which has now been replaced with the 48x30 Vari Electric Standing Desk at $550. We will have an updated review soon.
Sources: Autonomous, Fully, UpLift, Varidesk
If you yearn for the sound of silence, you may think a privacy pod is for you. (You’re welcome for the earworm. Go ahead and listen to the original “Sound of Silence” or a truly fantastic remake while you learn more about privacy pods!)
Privacy pods—aka, phone booths, escape pods, office pods—are a recent reaction to the open space office revolution. In open space offices and even cubicles, you can hardly concentrate with all the noise and distractions. And you can’t hide. Anything. Working on your resume, finding out if you’re really pregnant, talking to your kid’s teacher, buying that jacket on Amazon. Heck, you can’t even get a quiet moment to focus on a client call or produce a PowerPoint. Next thing you know, you're hiding in the stairwell or out in your car.
But is a pod the best way to block out noise and distractions while achieving a sense of privacy for both business and personal matters?
On the upside, these novel little huts provide a quiet space to take a quick call, check out sensitive files, or really focus.
On the downside, we’re talking about $3,500 - $8,000+ Petri dishes that while not necessarily soundproof do a great job of announcing to coworkers that you’re secretive and/or self-important. Now, with coronavirus lurking as people start to return to work, pods look even less ideal.
We all need a respite from our open offices, but four factors indicate that privacy pods are not the solution.
In the best of circumstances, a 4x4 foot closed space is virtually guaranteed to incubating germs. Pod dwellers are literally sitting in a box of breath. [they claim to be ventilated?] In the age of coronavirus—even with diligent cleaning and disinfecting between visitors—it will be hard to be safe (or at least feel safe) inside a box. Speaking of cleaning, you’ve got your desk or cube that needs careful cleaning every day as we battle coronavirus. (Who are we kidding, we should have been cleaning them all the time.) And now you’re slipping into another space to germ it up as well?
In some offices and co-working spaces, privacy is in such demand that pods are scheduled in 30-minute increments. While this may be helpful for phone calls, a 30-minute slice of time is not great for focusing on real work. Can you really finish that report, come up with a great tagline, the craft that perfect client email or edit your kid’s homework in half an hour—before heading back to the chaos of the open office? And, of course, today’s world requires scheduled cleanings between each use of a privacy pod.
The 3 or 4 square feet provided by a privacy pod usually lacks a seat for you and a parking space for your laptop or tablet. Ergonomic? Um, no. Claustrophobic? Forget it. In addition, some privacy pods lack outlets and USB for charging up your devices, meaning that you better plan ahead for your 30-minute burst of scheduled productivity. Although the pod may be a nice respite from a noisy, distracting workspace, you won’t want to stay long even if they’re available.
Open offices are intended to encourage collaboration, innovation, employee engagement, and healthy company culture. Whether open offices and cubicles—versus private offices with doors—help achieve these aims is debatable. But we know for sure that collaboration and bonding do not happen when people are hiding in pods. If you’re the one in the pod, you have only yourself to brainstorm with. If you’re outside the pod, it’s like one coworker is always on vacation. Plus, simply heading into the pod lets everyone know that you have something so important or so secret to do that you need to be alone. The resulting gossip helps no one.
So, what is the solution for desperate workers craving privacy and companies clamoring for collaboration? That’s where the convertible MojoDome desk comes in—check it out here!