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
Company Wellness Programs have become more common over the last few years, and for good reason. The benefits are, in short, happier and healthier employees. These programs are proven to increase productivity and retention, reduce sick days, and lower health care costs.
Wellness programs range from adding gyms, on-site yoga classes, walking meetings or simply offering a yearly credit towards health-related purchases. Many companies have expanded their list of items or services that qualify for reimbursement: health club membership dues, entry fees for marathons, stress management class costs, group exercise class expenses, and fitness trackers. Additionally, there is a growing trend of companies focusing on the benefits of ergonomic workstations such as adjustable height standing desks, like MojoDesk.
Sit-to-Stand desks are often referred to as “standing desks.” Which is better? Sitting or standing? The right answer is both. The health benefits of an ergonomically correct workstation are detailed in the book called Get Up! Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It, written by James Levine, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic. Frequently changing positions promotes blood flow to large muscle groups and increased metabolism.
Corporate Kinesiologist Stevyn Guinnip also reinforces the importance of moving throughout the workday. “It’s no secret that we sit too much as a culture. As a result, people are looking for standing desk solutions to combat the negative effects that sitting has on the body,” said Guinnip.
The key to workplace wellness is to alternate between sitting and standing. This is known as postural rotation. Traditional task chairs with lumbar support and armrests hinder your ability to be strong and injury free because the core muscles that stack and protect the spine begin to get smaller and weaker. That’s why, as a Kinesiologist, I recommend a two-part solution by adding an adjustable desk like MojoDesk and an active, ergonomic chair, such as the Varier MOVE, to your workstation.”
This is backed up by James A Levine, MD, who has a book breaking down the importance of shifting positions called Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It.
Three main factors in active seating:
The video below by Stevyn Guinnip discusses ergonomics and the importance of both standing and sitting at work.
Wellness programs are often managed by health insurance companies. An example is BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee that "assists employers in implementing or structuring customized programs to encourage and reward healthy choices and behavior" (Press release).They customize programs, such as wellness credits, with the incentive of premium reductions.
Other ways of improving health are changing from boxes of donuts in the breakroom and bottomless candy dishes to fruit platters and a smoothie bar. Stressful days can lead to grabbing a bag of fast food or turning to other unhealthy choices. Combine that with sitting for 8-10 hours at a traditional desk and this can lead to weight gain and sluggishness.
An ergonomically correct sit-to-stand desk keeps employees comfortable throughout their workday. Exercising is not enough if they go right back to sitting.
In summary, there are many factors companies must take to improve employee wellness and for their programs to be successful. A successful wellness program will result in benefits for both the employee and the company. And these programs don’t need to be a massive investment for a company.
The first step is a biometric screening so employees can know their health numbers. This includes monitoring improvement in body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, and cholesterol.
The second step is accountability and monitoring progress. Examples of increasing engagement and motivation in the program are monthly newsletters and building a community of collaboration with a Facebook group.
Any effort a company takes towards workplace health will result in companies lowering their healthcare costs, higher productivity, and happier employees.