Stability, Durability, and Safety
The stand-out feature of this desk is stability. We've used many standing desks, and having your monitors shake when you type and spilling your drink when you raise and lower your desk gets old, fast.
It also has another unique safety feature-collision detection. If it runs into any obstruction on the way up or down it will stop moving.
Something that MojoDesk has done that most others haven't, is to have their desk tested by independent labs to certify that they've met compliance standards for durability, stability, and safety standards from BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) and ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials). It involves such tests as putting hundreds of pounds on several parts of the desk and then raising and lowering the desk 20,000 times. They can then claim their desk is commercial grade with these certifications.
The MojoDesk accommodates users from 4'11" - 6'5". Users taller than 6'5" could install a monitor arm in order to get even more height out of their desk.
The Mojo has a 5-year warranty, which is solid for a standing desk. The parent company of MojoDesk, Xybix, has been in the industry since 1991 and has supplied sit to stand desks for NASA, CIA, FBI, San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, Spaceport America, Detroit PD, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, and more than 3,000 communications centers across North America.
Optional Wire & Power Management Upgrades
The ClampOn PowerBar is a combination of a 3 outlet surge protector that also has 2 USB charging docks, as well as a clamp designed to hold the surge protector to the table top. It's a pretty cool upgrade that will reduce the amount of wires dropping down from your desk, especially if you have a lot of items plugged in.
Below, it attaches to the desk so the outlets are above the table top.
You may prefer to hide the outlets and USB chargers below the desk, as shown below.
When you attach the clamp as in the picture below, the post will show on the top side of the desk.
The MAGicSnap power outlet bar is a surge protector with 6 outlets that will fit in the ClampOn PowerBar. You can find black surge protectors for cheaper.
You also have the option of adding a CPU hanger, which will keep your computer off the floor (and free from dust).
I'm not a huge fan of the MAGicSnap Cable Chain Deluxe, pictured below. I think it's a little bulky, but that's a personal preference.
It attaches to any part of the metal frame via a magnet, and runs through one of the plastic guides, which is a nice design as it's easy to move or take off, yet it stays in place.
For wire management, I like the Economy Flex Cable Kit offered through MojoDesk. It's a collection of plastic guides that you fasten to the desk with double-sided tape.
I recommend to figure out where you'll put your desk, and where your wires will go (from the left, right, or back side of the desk), before you put the double-sided tape on. It's very difficult to get off! Below is the underside of the desk where you can see I attached a few of the plastic guides to the bottom of the table top (first picture) and to the legs (second picture) to keep wires from being seen.
UL Greenguard Certification
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been known to cause cancer in humans and animals, and can greatly affect indoor air quality. VOCs can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, shortness of breath, headaches, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, and skin problems. Higher concentrations may cause irritation of the lungs, as well as damage to the liver, kidney, or central nervous system. If anyone in your house or office deals with respiratory issues (such as asthma), you should be aware of VOCs.
MojoDesk has been tested and has met stringent chemical emission standards, and their parent company, Xybix, has been certified on a quarterly testing basis since 2009.
This is for the 48" x 30", though there are other sizes available:
- Item weight: 115 lbs
- Product dimensions: 48" x 30" x 50.2"
- Weight capacity: 250 lbs
Shipping & Assembly
The MojoDesk is made in Littleton, Colorado, ships for free, and arrives in 5 days.
Assembly was pretty simple and took me about 40 minutes. You can tell that they have spent time making assembly as hassle-free as possible by pre-drilling the desktop holes and pre-assembling the legs.
Here's a link to the assembly directions in PDF.
If this fits in your budget, we rate the MojoDesk as a strong buy, especially if you're looking for a stable desk that won't shake when you're typing.
We like the free shipping, quick delivery, easy assembly, 30-day no-risk guarantee, low VOC emissions, beveled table top, its ability to accommodate short and tall users, its smooth operation, and color options.
Right now MojoDesk doesn't have many of its options on Amazon. They offer 5/6 table top colors, only black frames, and none of the wire management or power upgrades, and no CPU holders. You can get everything on their website.