5 Features You Should Look For In A Standing Desk

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5 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.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.

Nickel 10/05/24

Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

Shao Lei 30/11/23

Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

Awesome experience. Great value, super customer experience, ordered, assembled and picked up in 24 hours!

Dom K 06/11/23

Skip the big name brands and buy from Guy instead, 10/10 linak parts with a very well built tabletop.

Chris Wu 06/11/23

I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.