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 comparison chart (currently being updated for 2022) 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. 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 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.
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?
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
There are three key principles that MojoDesk, the leader in electric adjustable height desks, stands behind:
The very nature of the MojoDesk sit-to-stand desks defines the principles of ergonomics.
So, let’s consider the other two--- Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship.
A short definition of sustainability is the capacity to endure. Sustainability can also be defined as the continuing effort or process (behavior) of meeting the needs of current consumers without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. Environmentally this means utilizing resources in a manner that ensures the next generation, and subsequent generations can have the same resources at their disposal to meet their demands.
A simplistic explanation is this: if you use a resource, replace it; if you cut down a tree, plant one to take its place!
In manufacturing, this principle is especially significant. Manufacturing, by default, is the business of expending resources to create something new.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) establishes worldwide standards for responsible forest management and an FSC certification guarantees that the wood purchased by a manufacturer comes from responsibly managed forests that deliver social, economic and environmental returns.
Therefore, all wood used in every MojoDesk product is sourced from companies who comply with and are certified by the FSC.
The FSC is an international non-profit organization committed to the responsible management of forests throughout the world. Today, there are over 380 million acres of forest certified by the FSC, with 150 million acres of forest lands located within the U.S. and Canada.
Another process that MojoDesk utilizes in support of sustainability in their manufacturing is the use of recycled or reclaimed wood.
Only top-quality reclaimed wood is used. It must meet the requirements outlined in the Recycled Content Standard, V7.0 established by SCS Global Services, an international leader in third-party certification and the development of science-based standards for environmental sustainability.
The wood products used by MojoDesk display the SCS authorized Certified Recycled Content label that assures the manufacturer that the product is a minimum 92% pre-consumer recycled wood fiber content.
Manufacturing while minimizing waste = fewer resources required for production.
This practice is manifested in the manufacturing techniques at MojoDesk. The machines in the processing line are programmed to optimize each square inch of each board processed to maximize total yield while minimizing waste. Each piece of lumber is utilized to its fullest capacity…without waste
Environmental stewardship encompasses the principle of sustainability and applies to the actions taken by the manufacturer to act environmentally responsible.
If you’re shopping for new workstations for your home office or gaming space, you can get overwhelmed by the myriad of desktop materials available on the market, from wood and veneer to laminate and 3D laminate.
So, what is the difference between 3D laminate and traditional laminate surfaces? Which is the right choice for your gaming or home-office desktop?
Traditional laminate is a man-made, decorative material that is applied to the surface of an MDF (medium-density fiberboard) panel. Melamine is glued to the bottom, and PVC plastic strips connect all four edges.
Laminate sheets, aka HPL (high-pressure laminate), are rigid and create 90-degree angles at the edge where the user’s wrist is unsupported. Further, the plastic strip "edge-banding" creates a seam that’s a veritable "incubator" for dangerous bacteria.
MojoDesk uses 3D laminate on all its desktop surfaces made of a shaped, 3/4" thick MDF plank sourced from FSC certified forests. The result is a desktop with rounded corners and gently angled edges that support wrist comfort and help decrease repetitive motion injuries that can damage handstand forearms.
Final Stage of 3D Laminate Process (Carbon Fiber style shown)
In addition to ergonomic comfort, 3D laminate is:
The quality of indoor air is directly linked to health. Because of this, it is an important concern in homes, schools, hospitals, and workplaces. Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions that come from furnishings and other indoor materials are a primary source of indoor air pollution.
MojoDesk desktops have UL GREENGUARD Gold certification, which is a widely adopted and trusted standard for identifying and labeling low-emitting VOC products including desks, tables, baby cribs, and more. In fact, more than 400 green building codes, standards, guidelines, procurement policies, and rating systems give credit for GREENGUARD certified products.
Learn more about UL GREENGUARD Gold HERE.
The desktop surfaces are made of a shaped, 3/4" thick MDF plank that we purchase and is sourced from FSC certified forests. See above section "MojoDesk Supports FSC Guidelines" for more information. The MDF we purchase is made with no added formaldehyde.
Another act of stewardship displayed by MojoDesk is the company's use of renewable energy to power its manufacturing facility. 65% of the power used to run the factory is derived from solar energy.
The use of solar energy to power the facility is a clean, emission-free way to utilize renewable energy and to preserve natural resources which in turn benefits the environment by helping to reduce greenhouse gases around the world and to enhance sustainability---future generations profit from their actions today!
Another commitment to being environmentally responsible by MojoDesk is seen in the fact that they provide a docking station at the factory for recharging electric vehicles driven by their employees and by customers visiting the showroom.
Even the owner of MojoDesk drives an electric car…it’s a total commitment to environmental stewardship!
Keeping the environment in mind throughout the manufacturing process is a critical component to the MojoDesk mission. Healthy living transcends many aspects of life, not just the food you eat or workout routine. As MojoDesk raises up the standard of home office, gaming environments, and small office settings, the company continues to drive for excellence in its responsibility to the environment.