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
For the smart shopper who looks hard at a purchase before committing, here’s a comparison between the MojoDesk electric sit-to-stand desk and the Autonomous SmartDesk 2-Business Edition. (Note: The Smart Desk 2 - Business Edition version is no longer available on Autonomous site as of viewing Auguest, 2021. We will be updating our review to a newer model soon.)
All MojoDesk gaming desks and office desks are built with the end-user in mind. The health, comfort and productivity of the gamer or worker are priority in our approach to providing a quality, ergonomically friendly experience, whether at home or on the job.
As always, the real value is found in the details; the effort that goes into designing and manufacturing the best standing desk is just as important as the aesthetic appeal of the finished product.
So, let’s look at these two products. (Note: This information is directly from the Autonomous website as of 10/1/2019.)
All MojoDesk sit-to-stand desks have beveled front edges to deliver a smooth, safe work experience—wrist support for typing, with no chafing of the wrists and forearms. All desks are engineered and made by our team at our Denver factory.
Autonomous SmartDesk 2 edges are not beveled.
Cutting MojoDesk's front beveled edge
The MojoDesk adjustable height desk ranges from 24” to 49.8” to deliver comfort to users between 4’11” and 6’6” tall.
The range of the SmartDesk-Business Edition goes higher but also starts higher at the lowest setting - 26” to 52”—for users from about 5’3” to 6’6” tall.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are compounds that emit from many consumer products and materials—and easily become vapors or gases. MojoDesk is UL Greenguard Certified from top-to-bottom for a VOC-free work environment, while Autonomous, the manufacturer of SmartDesk, makes no mention of Greenguard Certification nor any effort to reduce toxins in the workplace environment.
All MojoDesk sit-to-stand desks are built to ANSI Ergonomic Standards. In fact, a founder of Xybix, MojoDesk’s parent company, helped develop the ANSI-HFES standards used in today’s manufacturing. There is no mention of ergonomic standards compliance for any of the SmartDesk 2 adjustable desks.
The MojoDesk Tip Prevention Sensor comes standard with all standing desks. The sensor will instantly stop motion if any hazard is detected while the desk is moving. There is no such device on the SmartDesk 2.
MojoDesk offers a 60-day no-risk trial for every adjustable desk, and we pay for return shipping. SmartDesk offers a 30-day trial.
MojoDesk ships for free, while Autonomous charges $50 or more for shipping.
And finally, all MojoDesks come with a 5-year warranty, from bumper-to-bumper, so to speak.
The SmartDesk 2-Home Edition provides a one-year warranty, while the SmartDesk 2-Business Edition has a 7-year warranty on the frame only; the desktop warranty for the Business Edition standing desk is for one year.
So, do the homework: research the facts and examine the details. You’ll find the superior value and quality of the MojoDesk makes it the best standing desk on the market. And it's built in the U.S., in beautiful Denver, Colorado.
To line up MojoDesk against other standing desks, please see the following articles.
Full Sit to Stand Desk NOT a Desktop Converter
Adjustable Height Range
4-Preset Hand Control, digital readout
ENTIRE DESK is Greenguard Certified
Built to National Ergonomic Standards
Tip Prevention Sensor