mopio Sterling Solid Wood Standing Desk Review

November 27, 2022
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mopio sterling solid wood standing desk

Overview

Review Summary

This standing desk from mopio uses a rubberwood desktop. This doesn’t really meet the expectation of a solid wood standing desk buyer, as rubberwood is about as cheap a wood as you can find in China to make furniture from, basically being scrap wood from trees that no longer produce latex (be sure to read our detailed article on rubberwood desktops). Overall this is a very cheap standing desk posing as a high-end solid wood desk. The one year warranty should be another red flag for consumers. If you do buy this desk be sure not to overload it, as it is extremely underpowered and likely not to last much longer than its warranty.

MSRP / List Price $339
Street Price

47″: $339
53″: $359

Shipping

Free shipping within 48 contiguous United States

Warranty

1 year

Lift Type

Electric single-stage lifting columns

Transit Speed

1 inch per second

Controller

Smart LED Display with storage for 3 memory heights and built in stand alarm

Sizes Available

43″ and 53″ widths. 27.6″ deep.

Colors Available

Natural (unstained) or “Walnut” (dark stained) rubberwood

Adjustment Range

Height adjusts from 28.7″ to 48.3″

Weight Capacity

154 lbs

Connectivity Features

No Bluetooth

Shipping Weight

47″: 76 lbs
53″: 79 lbs

ANSI/BIFMA Certified

No

NEAT™ Certified by Mayo Clinic

No

Competition

Compare to All Top-Rated Standing Desks
Compare to Other Solid Wood Standing Desks
Compare Only to Other Standing Desks Under $400

Where to buy Buy on Amazon

Rating

Ease of Assembly
2.0
Reliability
1.5
Customer Experience
1.5
Quality and Aesthetics
1.5
Ergonomics
2.0
Innovation
1.0
Value
1.5
Suitability for Treadmill Desking
1.0
Positives Extremely inexpensive for a "solid wood" standing desk.
Negatives Rubberwood isn't what most people think of as a genuine solid wood. One of the cheapest woods used in China for making furniture, it has some downsides, like a tendency to warp, crack and stain easily. Not the most environmentally friendly, and should be avoided if you're sensitive to formaldehyde or latex. The lifting base is also of very poor quality. Only lifting 154 lbs with a transit speed of only 1 inch per second, this single-motor, single-stage lifting base is one of the weakest and slowest we've ever seen.

Bottom Line

1.5
When something that should be very expensive -- in this case a "solid wood standing desk" -- is sold for such a low price, chances are it's not what it appears to be. And that is clearly the case here. Rubberwood isn't generally considered a solid wood in the same vein as maple, oak or cherry. It's one of the cheapest woods used in China to make furniture, because it's made from spent rubberwood trees that can no longer produce rubber. But it is soft, dents easily, and has a tendency to warp and stain. Put a rubberwood top on a really low-end lifting base with its own issues and you can sell it on Amazon for this ridiculously low price.

Review Coming Soon

We have not been able to have this product in our labs yet, but for now you can see some of its basic features that we have gathered above. Once we get a better look at this product, you’ll get our expert’s views ASAP.

Being that this is a rubberwood desktop, be sure to check out our primer on the Common Issues With Rubberwood Desktops. You might want to also check out our Ultimate Guide To The Best Standing Desk Tabletop Materials.

Be sure to check out some of our other solid wood standing desk reviews to help you find the best one for your ergonomic workplace. Or if you’re not looking specifically for solid wood, check out all of our top-rated standing desk reviews.

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