Below are links to full reviews as well as our comparison chart that lines up specifications, price, and features of other brands side-by-side.
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 a 3D desk builder to view our desks and accessories at all angles.
If you are considering a standing desk, these video reviews and comparison charts will help you decide what options are right for you. 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 for ultimate stablity and include an LED hand control with 4 height presets at no upcharge.
But before we get into more detail, here's a quick video about the importance of a sit-to-stand desk for 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.
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.
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?
Secretlab sells a line of popular ergonomic gaming chairs and now offers a fixed-height gaming desk with magnetic cable management called Magnus. In this video, we compare the Magnus Metal Gaming Desk to MojoDesk for stability, functionality, and price.
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
Are standing desks worth it? What's the difference between Varidesk Pro Plus 36 or other desk converters you place on your existing desk and a true standing desk like MojoDesk for your office or home?
While it’s easy to understand that you do get what you pay for, when it comes to sit-to-stand desks, the difference between a $400 "converter" and a $600 desk can be substantial, with several things to take into consideration.
NOTE: If you are looking for our full electric desk comparison chart, please visit our Compare MojoDesk Electric Standing Desk vs. Varidesk ProDesk review.
There are many sit-to-stand desks on the market today. The ones that go for $600 or more will generally have superior craftsmanship, use cutting-edge materials, come in a wide variety of colors and desktop surface options, and be very durable while the desks that go for $400 will be deficient in several of the categories above.
The big question: Can $400 really get me a decent sit-to-stand desk? Before we answer that question directly, it’s important to understand that the type of desk you will get in the $400 price range might not really be a ‘desk’ at all. In the sit-to-stand desk world, $400 will get you what is commonly referred to as a sit-to-stand converter.
A converter, like the Varidesk ProPlus 36, is an ergonomically incorrect height-adjustable surface that sits on your desktop. It raises and lowers only your keyboard, mouse, and monitor. They use a hand crank to adjust it to the appropriate height. And they pretty much eliminate your desk's surface area.
Besides being somewhat difficult to adjust, another downside of converters is that anything on your stationary desktop – i.e. your phone, papers, and other desk accessories – ends up being on a different level than your keyboard and monitor. 36 inches is just not enough If you’re standing, you have to reach for those items. And if you expand to 48 inches you are paying $495, almost the cost of an entry-level full standing desk. That’s a little awkward - and very inefficient.
Here are graphics showing the best ergonomic position at a full-size standing desk which cannot be achieved with a desktop converter.
What about stability? One thing you don’t want when you’re typing on your keyboard is for your monitor to shake. Converters, as well as sit-to-stand desks on the lower end, wobble as you type. Generally, height-adjustable desks are more stable and thus tend to have less monitor shake than converters.
You also need to take into account your monitor arm – another point for vibration to occur from movement on the desk surface. The heavier the monitor, the more amplified the vibration. MojoDesk is a true sit-to-stand desk. The entire desk surface is height-adjustable for sitting or standing.
Here are a few things that make MojoDesk a real value for your dollar: When we designed MojoDesk, form, function, and durability were front of mind. Our desks are commercial grade built to national ergonomic standards. Our customers include NASA, the FBI, Fire Departments and thousands of 911 call centers that need their employees healthy and alert 24/7.
The term "commercial grade" means MojoDesk has gone through rigorous tests by an independent lab to verify they conform to BIFMA standards. What the heck is BIFMA? They are a not‐for-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, BIFMA has been the voice of the commercial furniture industry. Learn more and see the entire testing process HERE.
We use top-rated and sustainable materials and top-notch design to ensure that your desk will last. Our UL Greenguard certified 3D laminate surface is created by using a state of the art manufacturing technique that allows for a variety of surface colors and textures. The entire surface is height-adjustable to precision with the push of a button.
Our desks include a programmable hand control that lets you hit your perfect sitting and standing position every time. Converters and cheaper model sit-to-stand desks don’t do this, so you have to guess every time you adjust the surface height. You manually move it up/down and they usually have 10-15 levels that click into place. You never know if you are sitting or standing with correct posture, which is key to helping alleviate back and neck pain.
All things taken into account, there is a lot to consider when you’re looking for a quality sit-to-stand desk. To be honest, it’s highly unlikely you’re going to be able to buy a quality sit-to-stand desk for $400. Spending a bit more is going to work out better in the long run.