iMovR Reviews

July 18, 2022
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Lander U-shaped standing desk iMovR reviews

If you want to understand iMovR products, you have understand the brand as a whole. This iMovR review will help explain what has make iMovR one of the leading providers of ergonomic office standing desks and accessories. The company has an unparalleled legacy of industry innovations and holds numerous patents on ergonomic products.

Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, iMovR is best known for manufacturing every one of their standing desks “on demand” and fully personalized for each customer. Made in America, iMovR offers vastly more models, shapes and sizes of premium quality standing desks—in some 65+ finishes—most models shipping in just one week from order, with a few models offered in “Quick Ship” configurations that ship out within 1-2 business days. The company leverages its advanced precision robotics manufacturing capabilities alongside veteran furniture craftspeople to create these durable, reliable and stunningly beautiful made-to-order desks.

iMovR’s standing desk manufacturing facilities are located in the “Silicon Valley of office furniture,” Grand Rapids, Michigan. Various components are also produced in Kentucky, Missouri, Texas and Ohio. They are as well known for their exclusive, state-of-the-art 3D laminates as for their hand-crafted high-end solid wood desktops. Where all other standing desk makers are limited in how many shapes, sizes and colors of desktops they can offer by what they can afford to inventory, at our last count iMovR’s customization options for personalizing a workstation well exceeded 100,000.

iMovR’s standing desks and tables tend to be top-rated due to their tech-forward features, industry-leading warranties, incomparable stability and exceptional quality and beauty. They also offer a series of “designer” standing desks, such as their Baltic line, developed by their lead furniture designer, Vincent Leman. Among their many “firsts,” iMovR manufactures the largest standing desk we’ve ever seen—the 4-legged Lander U-Desk—with a capacious 43 sq feet of work surface area.

Because of their roots in treadmill desks, iMovR’s desk lines tend to have more ergonomic range than other brands (imagine an office treadmill adding 6″ to your height) and thus they tend to cater to very tall and very short users, not just the mainstream medium-height market. iMovR desks are known for being much heavier and thus more stable than cheaply-made Asian-import desks. The company has also led the industry in advancing Bluetooth-synced smartphone apps for controlling the desks and adding useful features like health coaching, including their iMovR Ergodynamics App.

Another thing that makes this vendor stand out from the pack of Chinese-produced standing desks is that most iMovR desk models, such as their flagship Lander Desk, are designed to install in as little as three minutes, with no toolbox required. Even their Lander L-desks are designed to install in only 13 minutes with nothing more than a screwdriver required (as opposed to the typical two-man, 90-minute installation required for competing L-shaped standing desks).

In 2022 iMovR released the first standing desk built with brushless motors, the Jaxson. Since the invention of electric standing desks in 1998 this is the first desk to feature the revolutionary new technology, which is ultra-reliable, quiet and allows for thinner lifting columns than conventional brushed motors.

In 2021 iMovR launched a sister brand, ZipDesk, the first “migratory standing desk,” among its many unique features. Unlike iMovR desks, which are all made-to-order, ZipDesks ship immediately from stock the day they are ordered.

A “pure play” office fitness/office ergonomics company, iMovR was founded in 2013 to specialize in active workstations; the company never offered a fixed-height desk. iMovR does extensive research and development, pioneering the field of ergodynamics (ergonomics for standing desk and treadmill desk users) and holds numerous patents. As treadmill desks go, iMovR is still the only manufacturer of ultra-reliable, ultra-quiet and ultra-safe “enterprise class” office treadmills, like the ThermoTread GT.

In the category of standalone electric lifting bases for people looking to build their own DIY standing desks, no manufacturer offers as many options as iMovR does. These include the Lander base, Lander L-desk base, Lander Lite base, Jaxson base, Freedom base and Studio 470 base. The Lander bases are all made in the USA, with the others being made in Europe.

In ergonomic monitor arms, iMovR has the broadest selection of any standing desk manufacturer, with no less than six model lines. Every one of these arms is designed specifically for the greater height adjustment range required by sit-stand users versus the traditional arms that only worked well on fixed-height desks. These include the ZipView, Tempo, TopView, Compass, Trace and a full line of EMMA electric monitor arms that can support up to 150 lbs and six displays. For users that prefer a monitor stand instead of an ergonomic monitor arm, iMovR also offers their Flydeck monitor riser.

In keyboard trays, iMovR is famous for their patented SteadyType technology, which offers countless advantages over conventional under-desk keyboard trays. SteadyType trays can be built into the desktop itself (as in the Lander desk line), or added on to any standing desk or treadmill desk using models like the SteadyType Exo, SteadyType Slide or Elevon. These trays have unlimited tilt angles, whereas conventional trays are limited to 15 or 20 degrees of tilt. iMovR also offers conventional trays, like the Stowaway and Trackless, that are specifically designed to install on standing desks that have crossbars interfering with the installation of a retraction rail, as well as an adapter kit for installing any conventional keyboard tray on any brand of standing desk.

Anti-fatigue mats are another large category for iMovR. Their made-in-USA Ecolast standing mat line comes in hundreds of size, color and design variations, primarily designed for standing desk users, but also branching out into treadtop mats for treadmill desk users, large format mats, high-traction mats, portable standing mats, hybrid sit-stand mats, custom area puzzle-piece mats and even custom logo mats.

In cable management, iMovR features its state-of-the-art Tucker cable management system for standing desks that is by far the most sophisticated and versatile on the market.

In ergonomic seating category, iMovR has developed two specialties. One is treadtop seating for treadmill desk users, and the other is a line of conventional ergonomic office chairs including the very competitive Neemo and McHale.

All iMovR products feature a 100-day satisfaction guarantee and they’re known for offering free ergonomic consulting and expert product advice from 6am to 9pm Pacific, 7 days a week. Below are abstracts and links to all of our lab-tested iMovR reviews of their ergonomic office products.

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iMovR Standing Desks

1. iMovR Jaxson Standing Desk

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

It’s hard to say what we like the most about the Jaxson desk, it has so many distinguishing features over the dozens of “ordinary” commodity-grade standing desks we’ve lab tested over the years. The ultra-reliable brushless motor technology in the base is obviously a standout, the Jaxson being the first standing desk in 24 years not to be built with brushed motors. The unobtrusive yet sleekly contoured handset is as “space age” as it gets in standing desk controls, with built-in Bluetooth, an infrared presence sensor and NFC. But it’s the overall styling that really grabs us, from the chamfered square columns to the ergo-contoured 3D-laminated tops, there are no hard edges to this desk. Where many standing desks have an industrial equipment aesthetic, the Jaxson with its warm colors and softened edges just looks nicer in any home or commercial office environment. And the industry-leading 15 year “top to bottom” warranty and 100-day satisfaction guarantee is classic iMovR. At only a slight premium in price to the most popular standing desks out there today (all of which are made in China), this American beauty is likely to massively disrupt the competitive landscape and finally give consumers the impetus to ditch the cheaply-made foreign goods.

Price: $760

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2. iMovR Lander Lite Standing Desk

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

iMovR has managed to take the industry’s No. 1-rated, premium-technology standing desk, the original Lander, keep 90 percent of the technology features and significantly lower the entry price with this new Lander Lite offering. It’s a winner because of features like factory pre-assembly, Bluetooth-enabled height control paddle and smartphone app, built-in health coach, and the choice of over 50 colors of Surf(x) 3D-laminated or solid wood desktops resulting in superior value to consumers.

Price: $900

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3. iMovR Lander Standing Desk

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

The Lander is clearly more future-proof than any other standing desk we’ve had the pleasure of testing. There have been some gimmicky predecessors that had an iPod built into the desktop (e.g. the Stir Desk) or a smartphone app (e.g. the Autonomous SmartDesk 3, from a bottom-bracket Chinese manufacturer with extraordinarily bad reliability and customer service record). And there have been multiple attempts at building in standing reminder notifications, but the results have been clunky, at best. The Lander is the first desk we’ve seen to put it all together in a clean way, with true ease-of-use, and on a top-tier mechanical platform.

All this comes at somewhat of a premium price, naturally. While the Lander isn’t the cheapest desk on the market, given its premium components, the value is clearly there. Desks built this well tend to last longer and easily justify their higher price by promising lower cost of ownership (purchase price divided by years of use) than cheaper models from China.

Price: $1,330

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4. iMovR Lander L-Shaped Standing Desk

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Literally the most advanced standing desk on the market. Comes 98-percent factory pre-assembled and tested, the impressively-engineered Lander L-desk can be installed by one person in just eight minutes, instead of the usual two-man, 90-minute affair required to assemble all other sit-stand L-desks. All the high-tech features you can expect to find in a premium standing desk, including Bluetooth sync to smartphone app. Literally thousands of customization options in 3D-laminate and solid-wood desktop colors and sizes. Outstanding quality and industry-leading warranty.

Price: $2,148

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5. iMovR Lander U-Shaped Standing Desk

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Yet another incremental extension of the most advanced standing desk on the market, the iMovR Lander, this 4-legged U-desk comes 90 percent factory pre-assembled and can be installed by one person in just 13 minutes. This is not only much faster than most 2-legged standing desks, it stands in stark contrast to the usual two-hour, two-man installation job a “console” desk like this would ordinarily require. All the tech-forward features you’d expect to find in a premium standing desk, including Bluetooth sync to a smartphone app, are built-in. There are a mind-boggling 15,000 customization options available, yet this is the first “off-the-shelf” product in the category at a fraction of the cost.

Price: $3,072

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6. iMovR ZipDesk Standing Desk

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

When you need a desk as fast as possible, and are willing to pay a little bit more to not have to worry about product quality, reliability, durability or lack of cutting edge features. What you trade off is size and color personalization, but those desks take longer to built-to-order and ship.

Price: $729

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7. iMovR Ensign Standing Desk

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Perfected ergonomics and designer furniture panache combined? This desk brings it all together like no other we’ve seen because it allows you to pick the configuration that best fits both your sense of style and your ergonomic needs at the same time. The Scandanavian-styled Red River or Baltic birch top, curved edge option and optional Fly Deck monitor stand together to form one of the most beautiful standing desks we’ve seen. Plus, it has the trusty Lander Lite base beneath it. It’s a desk that forces you to make very few compromises.

Price: $1,720

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8. iMovR Captain's Standing Desk

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

If you’re tired of the typical “two legs and a slab of wood” standing desk design, the Captain’s Desk is a breath of fresh air. Packaging that design with the technological features of the Lander Lite base makes for an exceptional desk. You get the warranty, assembly, stability, height range and quality you would expect from a premium, American-made iMovR desk, plus a stunning design and the strong Baltic or Red River birch desktop.

Price: $2,450

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9. iMovR Energize Standing Desk

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

iMovR’s new Freedom Standing Desk Line takes cheaply-made imports to task, combining American-made quality with an impressively low price point. The Energize model (reviewed here) features iMovR’s standard ergo-contoured, 3D-laminated tabletop while the Cascade model includes iMovR’s built-in SteadyType™ keyboard tray.

Price: $718

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10. iMovR Cascade Standing Desk

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

iMovR launches its new Freedom desks, an American-made standing desk line to compete with the barrage of cheaply-made imports on the market. The Cascade model features iMovR’s innovative SteadyType™ technology – a built-in tilting keyboard tray for unparalleled typing ergonomics.

Price: $1,093

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11. iMovR Energize and Cascade Corner Standing Desks

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

As stand up corner standing desks go (and L-shaped standing desks, for that matter), iMovR now offers more size and shape options than any other desk manufacturer. Featuring the same seamless, ergo-contoured 3D lamination as all their other desks, these new sizes are sure to add elegance and productivity to any corner space. Less costly and easier to install than a 3-legged L desk, these 2-legged beasts can also be arranged in an array of different configurations to bring vitality and collaborative energy into any open workspace plan or call center.

Price: $1,017

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iMovR Standing Desk Converters

1. iMovR ZipLift+ Standing Desk Converter

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

The newest competitor attempting to dethrone the Varidesk, the ZipLift+ introduces an ergonomically-adjustable keyboard tray, a silky-smooth and quiet Z-lift mechanism with infinite stops, a grommet hole for mounting an ergonomic monitor arm, and granite-hard stability even at full 20″+ height extension. For the same money as a Varidesk Pro, it overcomes all the deficiencies of its highly popular, yet outdated competitor’s design.

Price: $429

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2. iMovR ZipLift+ HD Standing Desk Converter

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

The newest ZipLift model introduces the same ergonomically-adjustable keyboard tray, a similar silky-smooth Z-lift mechanism, and three grommet holes for infinite monitor arm options. Rock-steady at the full 20″+ height extension.

Price: $449

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3. iMovR ZipLift Patriot Standing Desk Converter

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

iMovR’s newest addition to the ZipLift family is updated with their signature 3D-laminated wood grain tops. It’s also made in America, which opens it up for bulk buyers that have a mandate to buy American-made whenever possible and for individuals who prefer to buy American in general, whether cars or standing desks. Aside from that, it’s the same ZipLift that we reviewed highly in the past for its stability, ease of adjustment, and ergonomics.

Price: $489

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4. iMovR Cadence Plus Standing Desk Converter

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

The latest addition to iMovR’s Cadence line, the Cadence Plus is a middle option between the Cadence Express and the Cadence Pro. It features a dropped keyboard like the Pro, and a sleek, lightweight MDF core like the Express.

Price: $499

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5. iMovR Cadence Express Standing Desk Converter

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

In the realm of “hovering” sit-stand workstations the Cadence Express breaks new ground in sharp looks, durability, range of motion, and above all, stability. At nearly 50% less cost than “high design” models like the QuickStand Lite, the Cadence Express offers a far more rigid arm mechanism for a better customer experience, while looking just as good. A five-year warranty backs up the top quality components used in the Cadence Express.

Price: $599 Single, $669 Dual

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6. iMovR ZipLift Corner 42" Standing Desk Converter

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

The ZipLift Corner model introduces the same ergonomically-adjustable keyboard tray, a similar silky-smooth Z-lift mechanism, and three grommet holes for infinite monitor arm options. Rock-steady at the full 20″+ height extension.

Price: $699

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iMovR Treadmill Desks

1. iMovR Lander Treadmill Desk

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

iMovR’s most advanced treadmill desk workstation arrived in our labs, and we have to say it meets our expectations—which were extraordinarily high. Built on the reputed ThermoTread GT under desk treadmill, this new integrated treadmill desk from iMovR will keep you walking longer and more comfortably at work than ever before. Why’s that? The Lander Desk is more stable at taller heights than any desk we’ve tested.

Price: $3,398

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2. iMovR Cascade Treadmill Desk

Experts’ Rating: 4-Stars

Combine iMovR’s state-of-the-art treadmill with one of its new Freedom Desks, and you have one of the best-valued treadmill desks around. The model reviewed here, the Cascade Treadmill Desk, incorporates SteadyType™ technology for the most sturdy, ergonomic typing experience on the market.

Price: $3,367

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iMovR DIY Standing Desk Base Frames

1. iMovR Jaxson Standing Desk Base Frame Kit

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

It’s hard to say what we like the most about the Jaxson desk, it has so many distinguishing features over the dozens of ordinary, commodity-grade standing desks we’ve lab tested over the years. The ultra-reliable brushless motor technology in the base is obviously a standout, the Jaxson being the first standing desk in 24 years not to be built with brushed motors. The unobtrusive yet sleekly contoured handset is as “space-age” as it gets in standing desk controls, with built-in Bluetooth, an infrared presence sensor, and NFC. But it’s the overall styling that really grabs us, from the chamfered square columns to the rounded-end feet there are no hard edges to this desk. Where many standing desks have an industrial equipment aesthetic, the Jaxson offers warm colors and softened edges that just look nicer in any home or commercial office environment. And the industry-leading, 15-year, “top-to-bottom” warranty and 100-day satisfaction guarantee is classic iMovR. At only a slight premium in price compared to the most popular standing desk lifting frames out there today (all of which are made in China), the European-manufactured Jaxson base is massively disrupting the competitive landscape and finally give consumers the impetus to ditch the cheaply-made Asian goods. The bottom line is that the Jaxson is a true clean-sheet, future-proof design that has unique advantages over conventional brushed-motor designs, a very sleek aesthetic, and a great price point.

Price: $580

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2. iMovR Lander DIY Standing Desk Frame

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

While iMovR’s Lander Desk may never have been designed for the DIY market, its overwhelming success has led to increased demand, and the creation of this DIY kit. The Lander base is simply the best DIY standing desk base available, with all of the features that set the Lander Desk apart: smartphone compatibility, an easy-to-use paddle controller, incredible stability, and ease of assembly (yes, even for the DIY version).

Price: $799

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3. iMovR Lander Lite DIY Standing Desk Frame

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

iMovR has managed to take the industry’s top-rated original Lander base frame, keep 90% of the technology features and significantly lower the entry price with this new Lander Lite electric lifting base. Like the original, it’s made entirely in the USA from the highest quality materials and highest precision robotic manufacturing techniques, resulting in a superior value to the consumer. All the other tech-forward features like “gesture” height control paddle with Bluetooth and built-in health coach function, along with the smartphone app, are also present in this lower-cost version.

Price: $649

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4. iMovR Freedom DIY Standing Desk Frame

Experts’ Rating: 4-Stars

iMovR’s new Freedom Standing Desk Line takes cheaply-made imports to task, combining American-made quality with an impressively low price point.

Price: $524

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5. iMovR Studio 470 Standing Desk Frame

Experts’ Rating: 4-Stars

The Studio 470 was designed for one purpose: to make a high-quality yet inexpensive small-sized standing desk. Supremely lightweight design is easy to handle and perfectly suited to the compact footprint. It is not the base to place under a large, heavy desktop, or to be used with a lot of desktop equipment. If you’re looking to make a fast and simple compact standing desk for use with a laptop setup or minimal computer gear this new robotically-manufactured base gives cheap Chinese-made DIY frames a serious run for the money.

Price: $399

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iMovR Standing Mats

1. iMovR EcoLast Premium Standing Mat

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

The iMovR EcoLast Premium Standing Mat yields superior materials and construction, and with a solid warranty, ensures trouble-free ownership without any of the wear and tear that lower quality mats are known for. Plus, given the expected lifetime performance of this product, its true annualized cost of ownership is only that of a cup of coffee.

Price: $89

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2. iMovR EcoLast Economy Standing Mat

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

Targeted towards budget-conscious standing desk users who crave the back support and foot relief of a quality anti-fatigue mat, the Economy features a thinner shape. It continues EcoLast’s tradition of lifelong durability, environmental friendliness, and superior comfort.

Price: $54.95

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3. iMovR EcoLast Dual Gripper Standing Mat

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

The Dual Gripper’s anti-travel system of rubber strips and carpet grippers prevents mat travel during use, whether on carpeting or on harder surfaces. It also comes in an extra-small size, which makes it ideal for placing atop a stationary treadmill belt. This versatile non-slip mat will provide long-lasting anti-fatigue support.

Price: $109.95

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4. iMovR EcoLast Portable Standing Mat

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

This handy mat is the most versatile of iMovR’s Ecolast line. It is made with premium 100% polyurethane that provides wear and tear resistant comfort that can be carried with you anywhere and put to use in many diverse environments.

Price: $79.95

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5. iMovR EverMat Portable Standing Mat

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

This Asian-imported mat with nearly the same exacting formulation as iMovR’s premium EcoLast line impresses on both price and quality. Any manufacturer can create an affordable mat, but none have come this close to recreating the quality of the EcoLast series at a reduced price.

Price: $59.95

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6. iMovR EcoLast TreadTop Standing Mat

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

The TreadTop fits on the deck of an office treadmill, providing much-needed relief to deskers who find themselves taking standing breaks without dismounting. It continues EcoLast’s hallmark traits of lifelong durability, state-of-the-art comfort, and environmental friendliness.

Price: $49.95

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7. iMovR EcoLast Hybrid Standing Mat

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

The EcoLast Hybrid Sit/Stand Chair Mat seamlessly bridges the gap between sitting and standing at your desk. It offers plenty of room for your five-caster office chair, while beveled edges let you easily roll your chair onto your mat. It offers the same health benefits and supreme durability of the EcoLast Premium standing mat with the convenience of a versatile workspace.

Price: $319.95

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8. iMovR EverMat Hybrid Chair Mat

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

Unlike iMovR’s made-in-USA mats this one comes from Asia, but it’s made to the same exacting formulation as their premium EcoLast line. Can it stand against the famous EcoLast Hybrid Chair Mat? We contrast and compare in this lab review.

Price: $139.95

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9. iMovR EcoLast Continuum Standing Mat

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Featuring the same high-quality construction as all other iMovR mats, EcoLast Continuum offers a wider spectrum of sizes to accommodate long, narrow floor spaces.

Price: $229.95

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iMovR Monitor Arms

1. iMovR Tempo Heavy-Duty Single Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

iMovR’s Tempo Monitor Arm is available in three configurations—this review focuses on the Heavy-Duty Single Arm version. (There is also a Light Duty Single Arm and a Tempo Dual Monitor Arm that we’ve reviewed separately). Smooth and silent adjustment, sleek looks, quality componentry, and a weight gauge for the adjustable counterbalance put this arm at the top of the crowded field of manually adjustable monitor arms. With a 30-lb capacity means it can handle most modern displays. A 15-year warranty is best-in-class for gas cylinder-based monitor arms.

Price: $219

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2. iMovR Tempo Light Single Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

iMovR’s Tempo Monitor Arm is available in three configurations—this review focuses on the Light single arm version. Smooth and silent adjustment, sleek looks, quality componentry, and a weight gauge for the adjustable counterbalance put this arm at the top of the crowded field of monitor arms. 15-year warranty is best-in-class for gas cylinder-based monitor arms.

Price: $209

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3. iMovR Tempo Dual Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

It can be quite challenging for standing desk users to mount two monitors at an ergonomically appropriate height, but iMovR’s Tempo dual LCD monitor arm makes it easy. Its considerable range of ergonomic adjustments allows for a ton of different configurations (though the most common by far is side-by-side), and its internal gas-lift counterbalance mechanism allows for smooth, yet precise, adjustment. Arriving pre-assembled, installation is a breeze. The 15-year warranty is exceptional.

Price: $369

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4. iMovR ZipView Single-Display Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

Our top value pick for use with standing desk converters (X-lift and Z-lift types, specifically), as long as your monitor weighs 17.6 lbs or less. Uncommonly robust features and high quality construction for a monitor arm in this price range, with a 10-year warranty and commercial office furniture grade ratings to match. Note that the “short pole” design, while making this the ideal arm for use with desktop converters, also means it may be too short for taller individuals to use on a full-fledged standing desk or treadmill desk.

Price: $129

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5. iMovR Trace Single-Display Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

The entire patented mechanism of the iMovR Trace is highly unique, making it sort of the Bang & Olufsen of monitor arms—pricey, but extremely cool mechanically and aesthetically. And it’s still less expensive than most Humanscale arms that interior designers love to specify. The clever patented design gets around the main disadvantage of most monitor arms, the arcing motion of their counterbalance systems. The Trace also has a more stable, steady movement because it doesn’t have the elbow joints that most monitor arms do. Where conventional arms can require you to put your shoulders into an awkward set of movements just to share your screens with a coworker and move them back, collaborating is now finger-touch easy. It also dampens vibrations well, making it a great choice for standing desk and treadmill desk users that often struggle with the shakiness of a massive desktop sitting atop two lifting columns with an inherent amount of deflection (i.e. shakiness).

Price: $590

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6. iMovR Compass Single-Display Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

We love it when a monitor arm sports significant differentiation that sets it apart from the sea of competition, and the iMovR Compass Single Monitor Arm definitely fits that description with its exceptional maximum height reach of 28”. And it isn’t just for tall applications, it’s also great for wide applications. Meaning the ability to take dual monitors each up to a whopping 48” in width and 20 lbs in weight. In fact, it has the broadest vertical and horizontal reach capability of any mechanical monitor arm we’ve ever lab tested (only some very pricey, specialized electric monitor lifts surpass it). But the Compass’ other secret weapon is its modern styling, which is sure to give premium-priced design leader Humanscale a serious run for the money.

Price: $349

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7. iMovR TopView Max Single Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

iMovR’s TopView Max Monitor Arm stands out from the crowd of mechanically-counterbalanced monitor mounts thanks to an incredible 42-lb weight capacity. Smooth and silent adjustment, sleek looks, quality componentry, and a 15-year warranty only add to the appeal. If you have a chunky ultra-wide monitor, all-in-one PC or iMac, this is the monitor arm for you.

Price: $379

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8. iMovR Trace Dual Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

The entire patented mechanism of the iMovR Trace is highly unique, making it sort of the Bang & Olufsen of monitor arms—pricey, but extremely cool mechanically and aesthetically. And it’s still less expensive than most Humanscale arms that interior designers love to specify. The clever patented design gets around the main disadvantage of most monitor arms, the arcing motion of their counterbalance systems. The Trace also has a more stable, steady movement because it doesn’t have the elbow joints that most monitor arms do. Where conventional arms can require you to put your shoulders into an awkward set of movements just to share your screens with a coworker and move them back, collaborating is now finger-touch easy. It also dampens vibrations well, making it a great choice for standing desk and treadmill desk users that often struggle with the shakiness of a massive desktop sitting atop two lifting columns with an inherent amount of deflection (i.e. shakiness).

Price: $880

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9. iMovR Compass Dual Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

We love it when a monitor arm sports significant differentiation that sets it apart from the sea of competition, and the iMovR Compass Dual Monitor Arm definitely fits that description with its exceptional maximum height reach of 27.75”. And it isn’t just for tall applications, it’s also great for wide applications. Meaning the ability to take dual monitors each up to a whopping 48” in width and 20 lbs in weight. In fact, it has the broadest vertical and horizontal reach capability of any mechanical monitor arm we’ve ever lab tested (only some very pricey, specialized electric monitor lifts surpass it). But the Compass’ other secret weapon is its modern styling, which is sure to give premium-priced design leader Humanscale a serious run for the money.

Price: $559

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10. iMovR ZipView Dual-Display Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

Our top value pick for mounting dual displays on a standing desk converter (X-lift and Z-lift types, specifically). Uncommonly robust features and high quality construction for a dual monitor arm in this price range, with a 10-year warranty and commercial office furniture grade ratings to match. Note that the “short pole” design, while making this the ideal arm for use with desktop converters, also means it may be too short for taller individuals to use on a full-fledged standing desk or treadmill desk (with the caveat that this issue diminishes with larger monitors or monitors that have their VESA mounts well below their centerline). With the ability to handle dual displays up to a whopping 39″ wide each, this arm is in a class of its own when it comes to handling some of the new parabolic, wide-format displays.

Price: $245

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11. iMovR ZipView Unison Dual Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

The strength of the ZipView Unison Dual Monitor Arm is obvious at first glance: You can adjust both of your monitors in unison with a single movement, rather than adjusting two monitors independently and expending energy getting them to line up with each other every time. But it’s not a one-trick pony. It also has a solid weight capacity, an impressive maximum height, max monitor width of 32” each, and superb build quality.

Price: $229

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12. iMovR TopView Dual Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

The iMovR TopView Dual Monitor Arm has a fairly narrow niche of great independent adjustability for very large monitors, but if that’s what you need, you won’t be able to find it elsewhere in a package this nice. Smooth and silent adjustment, sleek looks, quality componentry, and a 15-year warranty only add to the appeal.

Price: $389

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13. iMovR EMMA Electric Multi-Monitor Arm

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Truly a groundbreaking development in the arena of ergonomic monitor arms, the new EMMA Electric Multi-Monitor Arm is the most exciting thing we’ve gotten to lab test in a while. And we got to really put it through its paces with a crazy number of potential configurations of displays (up to six, flat or curved, landscape or portrait, and up to 75 lbs each or 150 lbs in total) and laptop mounts. The ability to keep each monitor at the same focal depth is also going to be a game changer for people who really need to be able to focus on all their entire screen area without lag time or eye strain (e.g. day traders, gamers). The bluetooth-enabled controller has promising future app features that we look forward to seeing. While definitely a pricey option compared to mechanical counterbalance arms, there are things those conventional arms simply cannot do nearly as elegantly and swiftly as the EMMA. Exceptionally well prepared installation videos and documentation make assembly a relative breeze compared to other, far more expensive solutions that we’ve seen in the “console” industry (not items you can buy through e-commerce). 100-day satisfaction guarantee and 5-year warranty reflect the quality and reliability of the componentry.

Price: $880

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14. iMovR Fly Deck Monitor Riser

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

The iMovR Fly Deck is better than competing monitor risers in every way, outside of a few niche situations. It’s also more expensive than competing risers. It comes down to deciding whether you want to buy the best out there or spend less on a product that will fall short in some way.

Price: $250

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iMovR Ergonomic Keyboard Trays

1. iMovR SteadyType Exo Keyboard Tray

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

The SteadyType Exo is an overachiever. Its raft of awarded patent claims is just the start. Among ergonomic keyboard trays, it is not only the most stable and durable design we’ve ever tested, the easiest to install, and the best at achieving steep “negative” ergonomic tilt angles; it is all of those things by a large margin. While the SteadyType Exo does not offer the ability to retract your keyboard underneath the desktop, its ability to install in just 30 seconds to literally any standing desk with a straight front edge, and to accommodate virtually any combination of keyboard and pointing device imaginable, forges a new and exciting category of adjustable keyboard trays. We can state categorically that it is the most ergonomically versatile add-on keyboard tray for standing desk and treadmill desk users on the market today.

Price: $330

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2. iMovR Elevon Keyboard Tray

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

The original add-on SteadyType keyboard tray from iMovR, the Elevon remains “the most adjustable keyboard tray in the world,” and one of only a handful that were designed for the ergodynamics of standing desks and treadmill desks. While iMovR’s new SteadyType Exo, the second generation of the Elevon design, is targeted at more mainstream users (cheaper, lighter, less expensive) the Elevon remains the only option for users who’ve already suffered ergonomic repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) and need the maximum adaptation to their own anthropometry and range-of-motion limitations.

Price: $399

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3. iMovR Trackless Keyboard Tray

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

Most standing desks cannot accommodate most conventional, retractable keyboard tray designs. In contrast, the iMovR Trackless Keyboard Tray can be installed on virtually any standing desk in existence because it eliminates the need for a long glide track, and still offers retractability. Being “trackless” also means easier installation and greater stability, while still offering the standard suite of ergonomic features (15° of negative tilt, up to 6.98″ of distance from the bottom of your desk, display gauges, and an independently height- and tilt-adjustable mouse platform).

Price: $275

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4. iMovR Stowaway Keyboard Tray

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

The Stowaway does everything a keyboard tray needs to, does it well, and comes in at a surprisingly low street price. A wide range of height adjustment is complemented by removable gel/foam wrist pads (perfect for accommodating ergonomic keyboards). 15º of negative tilt is an industry-standard for adjustable trays, and the Stowaway adds 5º to that. Anyone looking for more extreme tilt angles, like treadmill desk users, will be better served by something like the SteadyType Exo.

Price: $275

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5. iMovR Keyboard Tray Adapter Kit for Standing Desks

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

What to do when you want to take a conventional keyboard tray off your old fixed-height desk and transfer it to your new standing desk instead? iMovR’s Keyboard Tray Standing Desk Adapter Kit does exactly what it sets out to do by offering an affordable, easy workaround to the common issue of incompatibility between ergonomic keyboard trays and crossbar-equipped adjustable-height desks. And it does this without sacrificing any adjustability or stability.

Price: $39

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iMovR Ergonomic Chairs

1. iMovR Tempo Treadtop Chair

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Typical sit-stand-walk desks can often be too wide for many prospecting users who have more restricted floor space. iMovR’s new Tempo TreadTop ergonomic office chair transforms treadmill desks of any size into a fully-fledged sit-stand-walk workstation. More than any chair on the market, the Tempo Chair is perfectly suited for use atop any office treadmill. And its unique seat materials and adjustment range create a sitting experience unlike any other.

Price: $1450

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2. iMovR Tempo Sit-Stand Stool

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

iMovR’s two Tempo TreadTop™ seating solutions address a huge problem that many treadmill desk users contend with—how to take a break from walking or standing when your treadmill desk isn’t wide enough to accommodate a good chair alongside the treadmill. Compared to the Tempo TreadTop Office Chair, the Tempo Sit-Stand Stool is the less costly, and more versatile—in fact, we’d unconditionally recommend it as a “perching stool” for standing desk users who don’t have a treadmill. With similar ergonomic adjustability as the TreadTop Chair (only lacking a full-sized back rest), the Stool offers surprisingly good comfort—whether used as a seat, or as a standing “perch”—and is ideal for office workers looking for a portable seat they can move from the cubicle to the conference room. Boasting a lifetime warranty, the construction quality and durability of this American-made chair is exceptional.

Price: $970

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3. iMovR McHale Ergonomic Chair

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Usually when we say “you get what you pay for,” it’s meant as a negative point against a cheap product. But with the iMovR McHale, you get what you pay for—in a good way. This chair is superb. Comfort, assembly, all the ergonomic adjustments you need and great quality set it apart from the competition. It comes with an excellent 12-year warranty matching the much more expensive Herman Miller equivalent. Unlike most ergonomic chairs you can buy these days it is built in North America, not China.

Price: $1,099

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4. iMovR Neemo Ergonomic Chair

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

The Neemo feels great to sit in and comes with an excellent 12-year warranty matching the much more expensive Herman Miller equivalent. Unlike most ergonomic chairs you can buy these days it is built in North America, not China. While it may not fit the very largest or very smallest users because it only has one seat pan size, it has excellent ergonomic adjustability for 95% of the population.

Price: $599

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5. iMovR Birdi Perching Stool

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

At $159, the Birdi is a well-priced, lab-tested perching stool great for active workstations. The thick, high-resilient foam also makes the Birdi noticeably more comfortable than many of its leaning stool competitors. While a no-back perching stool-style may not be for everyone, the benefits are particularly noteworthy for those seeking to reduce back pain, increase circulation, and promote core muscle activation throughout the day.

Price: $159

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iMovR Cable Management Kits

1. iMovR Tucker Cable Management Kits for Standing Desks

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Cable management on a standing desk workstation is key for both sanity and safety. And it can be challenging to hide the “cord spaghetti” due to the amount of slack required in cables as the desk moves up and down. The three iMovR Tucker Cable Management kits we review here (Basic, Advanced and Pro) have progressively more advanced components. They get it right by providing high-quality, well-thought-out components that are not only much stronger than the weakly adhering components of most cable management kits, most of them are also reusable—so you can easily add or change out equipment without starting over. The innovative, patented cable management spine in the Pro Kit is easier to use and leaves a tidier desk appearance than any other vertebrae chain we’ve tested.

Price: $49

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2. iMovR Tucker Pro Cable Management Kit for Standing Desk Converters

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

This kit features a patented cable chain and addresses the need for cable management for standing desk converters, which is the first attempt we’ve seen and a great idea. Cable management on a standing desk converter is key for both sanity and safety. And it can be challenging to hide the “cord spaghetti” due to the amount of slack required in cables as the work surface moves up and down. iMovR gets it right by providing high-quality, well-thought-out components that are not only much stronger than the weakly adhering components of most cable management kits, most of them are also reusable—so you can easily add or change out equipment without starting over.

Price: $99

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iMovR Standing Desk Drawers

1. iMovR Premium Drawer

Experts’ Rating: 4.5-Stars

The iMovR Premium Drawer is much better than competing drawers in nearly every way. It’s also more expensive than competing drawers. It comes down to deciding whether you want to buy the best accessory available or spend less for an inferior product. More than 62 faceplate options are available to make it easy to match almost any conceivable standing desk model out there.

Price: $249

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2. iMovR Hide-Away Drawer

Experts’ Rating: 3-Stars

The iMovR Hide-Away drawer is a cheaper alternative to the company’s premium Lander drawer. The Hide-Away is a simple product and it delivers on what’s promised with a small storage addition to your standing desk.

Price: $73

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iMovR File Cabinets

1. iMovR Mobile File Cabinet

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

At first glance, a filing cabinet unit that has been custom built as a standing desk storage solution may not look radically different from a classic one. But as we continue with this review, you’ll soon know why they’re indispensable to complete an ergonomic workstation built around a standing desk. And why we have awarded 5 stars to the iMovR cabinet for unique attributes that set it in an entirely different class from other units on the market.

Price: $499

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iMovR Balance Boards

1. iMovR Gymba Ergonomic Balance Board Review

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

The Gymba is the category winner for balance boards for standing desk users, hands down. It is the veritable Swiss Army Knife of motion boards, combining features that would cost many times more and take up a lot more floor space to replicate with individual purchases, and thus making its $229 price a relative bargain.

We come to this assessment after many man-months of testing, adding up the many different ways that you can use the Gymba to improve your flexibility and general fitness and health while continuing to maintain maximum typing proficiency and overall productivity at your active workstation.

Price: $229

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