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
Along with many other health benefits, yes.
A Harvard standing desk study found that you burn at least 10% more calories per hour standing vs.sitting. The study also finds that long hours of sitting has also been linked to:
Whether you’re working in an office at home or away, it’s important to take breaks and move – and not just for a change of scenery, but also for your health.
Research shows that sitting for long periods of time without breaks increases risks for obesity and heart disease. Chronic sitting can contribute to back pain, leg cramps, and even poor posture. Even the recommended 30 minutes of exercise per day can’t completely counteract problems caused by sitting for extended periods of time. Who wants all those problems when they can be avoided?
You may be thinking, “You’re telling me I need to exercise more than 30 minutes a day? I can’t even find ten minutes to exercise.” No worries. Forget spending precious time going to a gym – or even to another room in your home. We’re here to help you get some of the exercises you need to protect your health with five easy and fun exercises you can do right by your MojoDesk standing desk.
Calf Raises: Let’s admit it – everyone likes well-defined calves. To get them, simply raise your heels a few inches off the ground and hold for a few seconds. Then slowly lower your heels back down flat on the ground. You may need to hold onto your desk for balance but this is a simple exercise you can do while standing at your MojoDesk.
Shoulder Stretch: Release tension and reduce back pain by stretching one arm across your chest, grabbing your opposite shoulder while bringing your other arm under and in front of it. Pull your arms close to your chest and hold for a few seconds. Reverse the stretch and repeat.
Hamstring Curls: While standing at your Mojo Desk standing desk, bring one foot up to your backside, and then lower it. Repeat 10-15 reps, and switch legs. This stretch strengthens hamstrings, which are prone to cramping when sitting for too long.
Chair Dips: This exercise will build your triceps. Begin by sitting on the edge of your chair with your legs out in front of you. Place your hands on your hips and grab the edge of the seat. Lower yourself down and back up again. Start with 5 to 10 reps. Challenge yourself with more reps as your arms become stronger.
Abdominal Curls: This simple exercise allows you to target your abs while simultaneously on a conference call! Sit up tall with arms crossed over your chest. Squeeze your abs tight and curl your chest down toward your hips. Hold for a few seconds. Return to an upright position and repeat.
A MojoDesk standing desk gives you ample space to make exercise part of your daily routine.