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
It’s time to resurrect a healthy, productive open workspace in mid-pandemic America. Unfortunately, the open workspace design poses more challenges than ever, in our mid-pandemic environment.
Long before anyone ever heard the term “COVID-19,” the open-space trend backfired. By the first quarter of 2020, before the pandemic's economic fallout, a full 70 percent of all office spaces were open design. While open office spaces were designed to promote collaboration, they did just the opposite. A 2019 Harvard University study found that face-to-face interactions dropped by 70 percent in an open work environment, and employee use of digital communications between office mates increased by 50 percent.
The open workspace trend also caused the size of individual workspaces to shrink, from 325 sq. ft. per person to 75-150 sq. ft. Nonetheless, many companies, across a myriad of industries, are bringing employees back to work in their same open workspaces, with one more issue—social distancing—to add to the list of challenges. Read on for a look at the “Catch-22” of the open workspace--and what can be done about it.
Productivity demands on workers have never been greater, yet science has proven that a loud colleague can reduce drop productivity by two-thirds. “If you can hear someone talking while you’re reading or writing, your productivity dips by up to 66%,” says Julian Treasure in this now-famous Ted Talk on the impact of noise on our brains and souls.
Visual privacy is an issue as well, and it goes both ways: (1) a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute found that employees are 50 percent less productive when they feel others are watching their screens; and (2) busy colleagues moving about create sight-induced distractions. One study showed that workers are interrupted every three minutes, and it takes up to 23 minutes to get back to what they were doing.
Before COVID, many companies focused on bringing all employees into the office and frowned on letting employees work from home.
Since the coronavirus lockdowns began in March 2020, many companies—where possible--sent their employees to work from home, for health and safety reasons. While the remote work trend will likely increase for the foreseeable future, it's not ideal. There have been unforeseen costs to companies, from innovation and communication to company-culture breakdown.
While it’s now clear that many professionals CAN work from home, innovation can be compromised. During times of strong economic growth, inspiration and problem-solving happen face to face. Industries like computing, engineering, and design thrive when inspired project teams work together, physically.
Another cost can be company culture. An organization's culture is often defined in times of disruption, through shared in-person experiences, challenges, and triumphs over the odds. And that includes COVID-19. Companies of all sizes are experiencing monumental shifts in their businesses, and “big ships turn slow.” It’s hard to pivot quickly on large-scale operations when the team is physically scattered.
For many Americans who DON’T work in high-tech fields, work-from-home was never an option. We’ve all watched nervously as both “essential” and non-essential workers continue to work in shared workspaces throughout this ordeal.
BLS data shows that just 12% of workers with only a high school diploma can work from home, and that includes industries like retail, manufacturing, customer service, and inbound/outbound sales. Unfortunately, these same workers are often the lowest income-earners, and they can’t support their families if they don’t return to—or remain in—a shared workspace.
So what is the answer to working safely and productively in the open, shared workspace? For employee health and safety, many employers are—with success—adding plexiglass barriers between workstations and/or doubling down on their facility cleaning practices. But that does little to solve for privacy or collaboration.
Office products with names like “pods” and “phone booths” have tried, with mixed success, to address the privacy issue in the open workspace. But what about collaboration? And exactly how many phone booths can you fit into a 75-150 sq. ft. per-person office space?
Like many complex solutions, the answer will be found in great design by innovative engineers who understand the need for businesses to survive within their existing, open workspaces. Privacy booths that deliver social distancing, privacy, collaboration and acoustical protection are just around the corner, along with built-in design services. The goal? To get the pre-pandemic open workspace ready for the future.
Are you ready to bring your workers back to the open workspace, safely and productively? Check out the MojoDome by MojoDesk, available for purchase in Fall 2020.