Features You Should Look For In A Standing Desk

Features You Should Look For In A Standing Desk

Are you considering a standing desk? Perhaps you’re in the middle of some research, trying to get your head around the difference between ‘standing’ and ‘height adjustable’, whether you should consider a motorised or manual desk, and how you think you’ll fare incorporating standing into your workday. It can be a little overwhelming. And that’s why we’re here.


This month, we want to take a look at some of the most important features you should consider when learning about standing desks. Maybe this post will influence your purchase decision? Maybe you will be encouraged to take a step in a positive health direction by investing in a height adjustable desk. Let’s begin…

1: Structure

Sure, when you think of a regular office desk, you have that image in your head of a rectangular workspace with a computer and perhaps a laptop perched upon it, and it’s not unlikely it will be facing a wall. Of course, not every office set up is the same.


Ergomotion desks can be manufactured as a regular straight desk or as a corner workstation, and can be custom-made to fit your exact home, office, reception, or room requirements.


In particular, Ergomotion’s Motiondesk DL11 frames are custom made, so they’re designed to suit the size and shape of the desktop. That means no risk of knocking knees on desk legs.

2: Height memory

This is a great little feature that makes periodic switching between sitting and standing a simple task. You won’t get height memory on many manual height adjustable desks, so a motorised desk (more on the motor below) is a much more encouraging sign that a sit-stand desk will, in fact, be used both ways!


Multiple memory positions means you can – literally at the push of a button – transform your workspace from sitting to standing, within seconds! The ease at which you can adjust the desk eclipses manual desks (where you have to physically adjust the desk height) and electric desks without memory features (where you’re fiddling to find that sweet spot you lost when you moved the desk back down to a sitting height.) 


Being able to program your preferred sitting and standing heights will encourage you to switch up your positions throughout your work day.


3: High quality material, technology, and motor

Linak’s Zero™ technology is used throughout Ergomotion’s height adjustable desks. This advanced technology means power consumption is greatly reduced but at the same time your desk is always pulsed to spring back into action and adjust, at just the push of a button. You can read more details about Linak’s Zero™ technology is this blog post.


Ergomotion’s DL14 and DL17 desks also have the PIEZO anti-collision solution. This incredible feature means unobtrusive sensors detect collision with solid objects and halts and reverses movement to avoid collision. Prevent material damage with PIEZO hardware-based anti-collision technology.


4: A wide range of adjustability

A high-quality standing desk will have a wide range of mobility and adjustability to conform to specific and personalised height requirements.


Hot desking is not an uncommon work setup or design. It is a system that involves multiple workers using the same desks and other office setups during different time periods. One of the most popular examples of a hot desking work environments is a call centre.


If you’re a business owner or manager considering standing desks for a hot desking office environment, a wide adjustability range will accommodate all user preferences.

5: Accompanying ergonomic desk accessories

So you’ve decided on a desk, but why stop there? Transform your complete workstation into an ergonomist’s dream with accompanying ergonomic desk accessories.


Ergonomic chair: when you’re sitting, ensure you’re using a chair that has correct lumbar support, is adjustable, and is made from quality materials!


Footrest: solid aluminium legs, a non-slip plate and hand-welded joints can help to relieve pressure on the back of the thighs, and can even ease lower back pain.


Monitor arm: which can give you precise adjustment and positioning of your screen (or multiple screens, which is becoming abundantly popular at work), to reduce eye and neck strain, and remove obstructions like light reflections or glare. Monitor arms can be mounted in several different ways.


And that’s it! Five important factors and features you should consider when researching a standing desk. Ready to make a positive health change, or just want to ask some more questions?  Contact an ergonomics expert today.

Google Reviews


Google Reviews

Nancy Tseng 22/04/22

I would highly recommend this electric desk to all ages, the the best decision I’ve made for my sons study table. The service was excellent, prompt in responses and on time schedule with the delivery time. The removalists were very careful bringing into our study room on the second level.
Very happy with the purchase!!

Farhin C 12/04/22

Amazing e-desk - sturdy, spacious and great quality wood. It fits well into the home office. Assembling it was mostly straightforward with the video! Thanks Guy

Nick G 11/04/22

I'm only just reading all the Google Reviews now, just before writing this, after having purchased and built a desk; and this is basically going to be saying the same thing as all the others, the owner, Guy, is absolutely great and so are the desks. There's a reason why all the reviews are genuine 5 stars. I had been doing research on numerous sit/stand desks and the manufactures of the frames/motors that go into them. I wanted a good quality and reliable setup so I decided to something that utilised Linak (manufacturer) hardware and so I set out trying to find a sit/stand desk that used them. As I was after something specific, I contacted a number businesses before placing an order so that I understood exactly what it was I was purchasing. Unfortunately most of those other businesses seemed more interested in B2B, and a couple didn't even bother responding. I had even gone so far as to contact a business in Canada, who eagerly could supply everything, but unfortunately not for running on 240v. I almost gave up and was just about to head to Ikea. Then I came across Ergomotion. I shot through an email with some questions about their Edesk, and I got a clear informative response within hours. The owner, Guy, kindly followed up, answered further questions, and was also able to order extra parts from Linak on request. To ensure I had all the information I needed before placing an order, he even went so far as to warn me of a slight upcoming price increase. Guy knows his products, knows it in great detail and has a wealth of helpful knowledge.

Ronnie Bernhart 04/04/22


Alice Burgess 19/03/22

Great customer service and desk is exactly as described. Setting it all up was straight forward too. The electric movement up and down is really smooth and quiet - couldn't be happier!

Kevin Ha 17/03/22

After a very unpleasant and disappointing customer service experience with another desk from one of the more "well-known" commercial standing desk companies, I came across Ergomotion and Guy after extensive research to find a replacement and I am glad turned out this way. Dealing with Guy was an absolute pleasure, he was able to answer all my questions and provide me with a range of customisation options including a solid rubberwood desk top which I decided on after seeing the desk in person. In the end, I ended up with a higher quality desk and look forward to continue using it for years to come. Thanks Guy!

Anthony Lunken 17/03/22

We’ve had an Ergomotion High /Low Desk since 2015, well before standing at a work station was a “Thing” in Australia. It’s been fabulous! It’s reliable, speedy and quiet in its height adjustments. Guy, the business owner, is approachable for after sales service queries. To achieve more posture positions & comfort, we use a 10cm foot stool while standing! Many thanks Guy for the great service… Cheers Avril & Tony (Heidelberg West, formerly Moorabbin)

Andre Fernandez 15/03/22

Before purchasing from Ergomotion, I wondered how a business can actually have a 5.0 star perfect rating on Google. After purchasing an electric standing desk and dealing with Guy, I know how. 1) HIGH QUALITY: The desks from here all use high quality LINAK motors and frames. The desk top that I received was commercial grade laminate from Laminex. 2) GENUINE SERVICE: When I initially wanted a more expensive variant, Guy explained to me the differences and suggested the more affordable variant. 3) CUSTOMISATION: Guy helped me customise the size of the size of my desktop - something no other business offered. 4) CONVENIENCE: For a nominal fee, Guy delivered the desk, FULLY ASSEMBLED. All I did was plug it in. Can't get this level of convenience with any other of the many businesses that offer standing desks. If I buy another standing desk, it will be from Ergomotion.

Tas Maniatis 15/03/22

Amazing customer service and quality product and exceeded expectations. I would definitely recommend Ergomotion for their exception product offering and service.

Jake Port 12/03/22

Quality at a reasonable price which is made even better by Guy. You’re made to feel special and nothing is too hard which in this day and age, is honestly hard to come by. Do yourself a favour and support a local family business.