MojoDesk Questions and Answers
If you have found this older FAQ Standing Desk page via a Google search, please see our updated 2022 FAQ page which is nicely sorted by category HERE and our view all our desks at all angles using our 3D MojoDesk Builder HERE.
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU STAND AT A SIT/STAND DESK?Standing all day has as many negative aspects as does sitting. Mojo Desk is a true sit to stand desk which is designed to properly accommodate a wide range of different size people – from the 5th percentile seated female to the 95th percentile standing male user.
Our recommendation is to gradually ease into working in a standing position by starting out in a standing position and changing to sitting whenever you become even slightly uncomfortable standing. Depending on many factors such as fitness level, age, medical issues, etc. you could gradually move into working in a standing position more than 50% of the time. The key is MOVEMENT – postural rotation between seated and standing. Additionally, a Mayo Clinic study saw an 18% increase in energy expenditure using an ergonomic chair, like MOVE, vs. a standard office chair. To learn more about the MOVE chair visit our product page HERE.
WHAT ARE THE DIMENSION SPECS FOR EACH SIZE AND STYLE OF STANDING DESK YOU OFFER?
WHAT IS THE LIFTING CAPACITY OF MOJODESK?
MojoDesk is rated for a lifting capacity of over 250 pounds (or 1 lumberjack) and has one motor per leg. You can watch see the details of our stability and safety test HERE.
WHAT IS THE HEIGHT RANGE OF MOJODESK?
It is 24" - 49.8" - This is measured from the floor to the TOP of the desk surface. This range fits heights of 4'11" to 6'6".
WHAT IS THE LIFTING SPEED OF MOJODESK?
Our frames move 1.5 inches per second. To put that in perspective, the average distance of your sitting height and standing height is about 16 inches. So, you can move from your sitting and standing position in about 10 seconds.
HOW MANY MOTORS DOES MOJODESK USE FOR THE ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT FRAME?
All MojoDesk frames use a threaded rod linear actuator powered by dual motors - one motor per leg. Yes, this is for all sizes and styles. If you do your research when comparing our price point for other brands you will find others are single motor - one motor that controls both legs.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED IN MAKING YOUR DESKTOPS?
3D laminate and MDF substrate allow the ability to create unique shapes that nobody else in the industry can. We can make soft corners, rounded edges and have no seams anywhere for bacteria and other viruses to get into. The 3D laminate is also uniquely durable compared to regular laminates while still being able to wrap around the unique shapes of our work surfaces. It gives a consistent finished look all the way around the desktop and still beats other techniques for durability.
Learn more about our manufacturing process and take a video tour of our Denver factory HERE.
WHAT CLEANING PRODUCTS CAN I USE TO CLEAN AND DISINFECT MY DESKTOP?
WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE GROMMET HOLES?
All MojoDesk models have circular grommets that are 3.15 inches (80mm) wide in diameter. These are intended for proper cable management and pair well with our MagicSnap Cable Tray for 72" wide desks or our Cable Tray Riser Kit for 48" and 60" wide desks.
WHAT MAKES MOJODESK BETTER THAN OTHER COMPETITOR ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT STANDING DESKS?
We've done the homework for you. Please see our standing desk comparison summary chart HERE that also has links to detailed articles comparing differences vs. competitors such as Varidesk, Fully, Uplift and Autonomous.
CAN YOU SHIP ME A SWATCH OF THE DESKTOPS?
We don't ship swatches but each product listing has closeup pictures of the desktops as well as below. These are photos, not renderings. All images on the site (except using the Build MyMojo program) are photographs, not renderings.
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Matte Lux Charcoal
IS A FULL ELECTRIC STANDING DESK BETTER THAN A “DESK CONVERTER” LIKE VARIDESK?Yes. A desktop converter is not ergonomically correct. First, measure the distance from the floor to the top of your existing desk. If it is greater than 28” adding a converter will turn it into a stand only desk unless you are 6’3” or taller. Fixed height desks are designed to fit the 95th percentile seated male user, so putting a converter on top of it will render it a poor ergonomic solution for seated work. Consider a true sit to stand desk with an adjustment range of 24” – 50” so you can get the benefits associated with MOVEMENT regardless of your size.
IS MOJODESK BETTER THAN VARIDESK?
Yes. There are several reasons.
Price. The MojoDesk 48x30 cubicle rectangle starts at $499. Varidesk ProDesk 48 price is $695. MojoDesk also offers more sizes and shapes. The Varidesk ProDesk is only available in 48" and 60" rectangular cubicle sizes. MojoDesk comes in 48, 60, and 72 inches wide in rectangular cubicle and rectangular organic. In addition, an option of a 72 inch inch L-shape corner standing desk model is available.
IS MOJODESK LUMBERJACK APPROVED?Ooooooh Yeah.
WHAT IS BIFMA?
BIFMA stands for the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association – an office furniture trade industry association comprised of the large (Billion$+) office furniture manufacturers and many smaller organizations as well.
Manufacturers volunteer engineers for specific committees, and they jointly develop test procedures that measure structural integrity and durability regardless of the joinery or assembly or materials used in construction. Mojo Desks are designed, manufactured and tested to BIFMA standards by independent test labs.
We not only claim compliance – we prove it!!
WHAT IS COLLISION DETECTION?
MojoDesk uses an extra cost accelerometer to precisely monitor any minute change in the orientation or velocity of the top and stops immediately upon encountering any obstruction. Mojo Desk’s collision detection works equally well in either up or down direction.
The standard collision detection that comes with other tables will not react to a collision with something soft – like your leg or a chair – and easily tip the table and its contents onto the floor.
SHOULD I BUY A KEYBOARD PLATFORM FOR MY SIT TO STAND DESK?
Most keyboard platforms are small and wobbly. They need to be adjusted manually by the user and generally are seldom used once the “newness” wears off. The reason for keyboard platforms was to achieve neutral wrist alignment which can be achieved through proper height adjustment of your MojoDesk.
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU STAND AT YOUR STANDING DESK?
The point of a sit-to-stand is to keep moving. We recommend a minimum change of positions at least once per hour with no specific time working in either sitting or standing position. In short, when tired, take a break and sit and vice versa.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING AN ANTI-FATIGUE MAT?
MojoDesk is a sit to stand desk with an adjustment range of 24” – 50”. It is intended to promote postural rotation - the change from seated to standing work. When you feel even the slightest discomfort while standing hit your preset memory button and your Mojo Desk will automatically stop at your personal optimal seated posture. We recommend a minimum change rate of at least once per hour with no specific time working in either position.
With that said, adding a standing desk mat keeps your feet and body comfortable while you stand. This is especially helpful if you are rocking high heels or some slick looking dress shoes that are made more for looks than comfort. But a standing marathon is not advised; always change positions. You can learn more and purchase our Mojo Comfort Mat HERE.
HOW LONG DOES SHIPPING TAKE?
It takes 5-7 business days to arrive. Each desk is made to order.
WHERE IS MOJODESK MADE AND WHERE DOES IT SHIP FROM?
All of our surfaces and most accessories are made and shipped from our Denver factory and company headquarters. MojoDesk bases and some accessories are sourced from leading manufacturers and customized to meet MojoDesk performance and quality standards.
DOES MOJODESK OFFER FREE SHIPPING?
Yes, shipping is FREE anywhere in the US (Lower 48). We do not ship out of the country, Hawaii, or Alaska.
HOW MANY BOXES WILL I EXPECT AT MY DOORSTEP? AND HOW MUCH DOES MOJODESK WEIGH?
MojoDesk ships in multiple boxes: Desktop, Frame, Legs. For the steel frame, we recommend having some help move it as it weighs 80 pounds. Combined weight for ALL the boxes ranges, based on size of desktop, from 115 - 150 pounds total.
DO YOU SHIP TO MY COUNTRY?
Shipping is free and we currently ship ONLY to the US in the lower 48. We do ship to Canada at an addtional cost that is calculated at checkout.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR SETUP?
It takes 30-45 minutes. All tools are included with well thought out instructions. MojoDesk is the simplest assembly for sit-to-desks. The desktop comes with pre-drilled holes and the legs extend into place right out of the box. Watch our Mojo Unboxed video to see the setup in action and our customer video tutorial examples for more info.
CAN I GET A PDF OF THE MOJODESK SETUP INSTRUCTIONS?
Yes. Our desk and accessory instructions are available to view or download HERE.
HOW DO I ATTACH THE MAGICSNAP CABLE MANAGEMENT ACCESSORIES?
Simple. No tools needed. Using the power of magnets they simply snap onto the steel frame. This includes our Cable Tray, Cable Chain, and Powerbar. See our full accessory selection HERE.
WHAT DOES A GREENGUARD CERTIFICATION MEAN FOR STANDING DESKS?
It meets Greenguard requirements for VOCs (Volatile Organic Chemicals). Check out our certifications and PDFs of the full tests at these links.
DOES MOJODESK OFFER BULK ORDER STANDING DESK DISCOUNTS?
Yes. We can give you a quote for a MojoDesk bulk order or our design team can make workstations to fit your specific office setup. Our company has been making custom ergonomic solutions for businesses since 1991. Learn more and request a quote HERE.
DOES MOJODESK HAVE A STANDING DESK SHOWROOM IN DENVER?
Yes. If you live in the Denver area, you’re in luck. We have a showroom in our Littleton, CO factory. Just give us a call to arrange a time HERE. We are located across the street from 4 brand new hotels if you would like to use us an excuse to take a business trip and then go skiing.
WHAT IS MOJDESK'S STANDING DESK WARRANTY?
5 years. Plus MojoDesk is commercial grade and are used 24/7 by our business customers such as NASA, Fire Departments, and thousands of 911 call centers. In short, they are built to handle higher usage (up, down, stress, and stability tests) and made for the long run.
WHAT IS MOJODESK'S RETURN POLICY?
While this is highly unlikely as MojoDesk is awesome - Yes. We take returns on desks and accessories within 60 days of purchase. And shipping is covered both ways.
WHAT IS THE MOJODESK CUSTOMER SERVICE PHONE NUMBER?
You can call our human customer service team located in Denver, CO at 800.297.6656 or email us using our contact form HERE. Our hours are 9-5 MT Monday-Friday.
DOES MOJODESK HAVE AN AFFILIATE PROGRAM?
Yes! The MOJODESK AFFILIATE PROGRAM allows approved websites to link to our website and begin earning commissions on clickthrough sales. You can apply, read FAQ or log in to your existing account HERE.
DO STANDING DESKS INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY?
Yes. Standing desks have the ability to reduce tiredness among workers and boost productivity, a new study suggests. ... The study found those who went from relatively sedentary work lives to standing more often reported better engagement with their work and fewer musculoskeletal problems. - SOURCE
WILL A SIT-TO-STAND DESK HELP WITH MY BACK PAIN?
Yes. A study by the CDC found that standing desks reduce back pain by 54 percent along with the bonus of feeling happier throughout the workday. MojoDesk has been designed to national ergonomic standards along with function and beauty in mind.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT DESK TO BUY ON A BUDGET?
HOW MUCH DOES A STANDING DESK COST?
This varies based on the size, shape and functionality you are looking for. MojoDesk starts at $499 for our 48x30 model and is rated as the best option in that price range. If you are looking for a fully loaded model with cable management accessories and 72x30 we recommend our standing desk bundles or our Mojo Gamer Pro model > Shop Standing Desks
IS A STANDING DESK GOOD FOR GAMING?
Yes, a standing desk is good for gaming and essential for your health. It fights fatigue whether you're a casual or professional eSports gamer. Our stand-up desk keeps you moving and energetic.
WHAT GAMING DESK DO PRO GAMERS ON TWITCH AND YOUTUBE USE WHEN STREAMING?
Mojo Gamer Pro is used by and recommended by top Twitch and YouTube gaming streamers such as GLADD and Aztecross Gaming. Mojo Gamer Pro allows you to set your perfect height and ergonomic position with a push of a button.
Mojo Gamer Pro: Visit Product Page
WHAT IS A GOOD SIZE FOR A GAMING DESK?
It really comes down to how much gear you have, how many screens, and the constraints of your gaming space. MojoDesk offers a size range that fits into a 48, 60 or 72-inch wide space with clearance on both sides.
VIisit our WILL IT FIT? blog for more details and creative space planning ideas such as a gamer that removed his closet doors to perfectly fit a 72 inch Mojo Gamer Pro in his bedroom.
WHERE CAN I BUY MOJODESK?
MojoDesk.com - We do not go through dealers. Let's do this. SHOP DESKS
CAN YOU BUY MOJODESK ON AMAZON?
Yes. MojoDesk is available on Amazon HERE