For the smart shopper who looks hard at a purchase before committing, we have comparison reviews of the MojoDesk electric sit-to-stand desk and other available options. Below are videos and links to full reviews as well as our updated 2021 comparison chart at the end that lines up specifications, price, and features of other brands side-by-side.
If you're reading this, you’re probably one of the millions making the transition to work-from-home. If you are considering a standing desk, these reviews and comparison charts will help you decide what options are right for you.
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
Does working at a desk cause you discomfort?
Perhaps you’ve blamed your aching back (and bad mood) on long hours at the office. The only thing is… you’re working in the comfort of your own home now, and you’re anything but comfortable.
Studies show a sit-to-stand desk can help reduce pain, improve mood, and possibly even increase your life span.
But not all standing desks are created equal when it comes to what ails you. Read here for the latest research on ergonomic health for work-from-homers, and a product comparison of the desk features you need to feel good.
Spending long hours sitting at a desk can tighten your muscles and strain your lower back, especially if you have bad posture. And you’re not alone: low-back pain costs Americans more than $50 billion in health care costs each year, not including lost earnings and productivity.
Intermittent sitting and standing at an adjustable desk is proven to help: A study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that standing desks reduce back pain by 54 percent.
People who sit or stand with poor posture put themselves at risk for a rash of health problems, ranging from knee stress and exacerbation of arthritis to back pain, poor circulation, and more.
Forward head posture is a common culprit when it comes to poor desk posture. In a healthy head and neck posture, a person's ear would is aligned with his spine. As the head slowly shifts forward over time, it can cause a range of musculoskeletal dysfunctions that can also impact you internally and emotionally with:
Don’t just stand there, do something! A sedentary lifestyle can lead to a myriad of chronic issues, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and even early death. Studies show that people who sit for more than eight hours daily and exercise for less than 5 minutes per day have a 50 percent increased risk of early death. Sedentary workers who spend eight hours per day sitting, but also exercise for one hour per day, are not at an increased risk of premature death.
It’s easy to step up your work routine to incorporate real exercise that will energize you, save your muscles and joints, and save that end-of-day dread you face about grabbing a quick workout. Here are seven routines, blessed by experts, to get you started.
Read here for simple ways to incorporate exercise into your workday.
Experts have found that alternating sitting with standing at work burns an additional 100 calories per day, and that could be enough to prevent weight gain.
This is important because obesity is difficult to treat, and has a high relapse rate. The majority of people who lose weight will regain it within five years. A Harvard standing desk study found that you burn at least 10% more calories per hour standing vs. sitting, significantly decreasing your risk of heart and metabolic disease.
The “bottom” line about maintaining good health while working a desk job can be found in the right sit-to-stand desk.
But buyer beware: before you waste good money on the wrong desk, know the most crucial design features for improving your comfort and your health:
Our bodies move in curves, not hard angles. You need a workstation that gives you the most desk space with the least amount of unnecessary reaching—similar to the way a cockpit fits a pilot.
A desk that’s too high will cause your shoulder blades to rise, causing pain in your neck, shoulders, and upper back. Work at a desk that’s too low, and you’ll find yourself extending your arms to reach the keyboard, causing pain and posture issues
The most comfortable sit-stand desks have a broad range of adjustability to accommodate a wide variety of body shapes and sizes. (MojoDesk spans from 24" to 51” to fit workers ranging from 4’11” to 6’6” in height.)
There's a whole lot to know about avoiding musculoskeletal stress, especially in your neck and shoulders: your monitors should be at or slightly below eye level, your arms should be at 90 degrees, and so on. Having a poor fit on these items can cause significant pain and fatigue.
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