iMovR Lander Desk Review Summary
The iMovR Lander Desk is a high-quality Made-in-USA electric desk. Its steel robust frame and extra-heavy feet enhance its strength and stability. The desk is 98% factory pre-assembled and tested; so, you can easily set it up within minutes. Its powerful and whisper-quiet dual motors can lift up to 360 lbs (163.29 kg). It also enables a smooth and super-fast 1.6” (4.06 cm) per second adjustment time with barely any noise.
For tall people or those who need an extra height for their desk, an easy-to-install iMovR Standing Desk Height Extender can boost your iMovR standing desk height by up to 6″ (15.24 cm). So, the iMovR Lander Desk is one of the tallest standing desks currently on the market.
The Lander standing desk also features anti-collision technology that detects tilt and innovative advancements like a Bluetooth-enabled touch panel as well as a built-in “health coach”. The iMovR Lander Desk is truly designed for comfort and healthier work life.
iMovR Lander Desk
- Made-in-USA certified and warrantied product
- Bluetooth-enabled controller sync with a smartphone
- Height range: 24.5″–50.5″ (62.23 cm – 128.27 cm), optional 6″ (15.24 cm) height extenders
- Weight capacity: 360 lbs. (163.29 kg)
- Frame: Steel frame and C-Leg with extra-heavy feet
- Warranty: Lifetime on Frame, 15 Years on Base and 3D-Laminated Desktops, and 5 Years on Solid Wood Desktops
What We Liked
- Well-built high-quality Made-in-USA certified product
- Sturdy and stable steel frame with very little wobbliness
- Strong and has a heavy-duty load capacity
- Powerful and silent motors for quick and quiet adjustments
- Bluetooth-enabled controller with a built-in “health coach”
- Fast and easy to assemble
- Ability to add a height extender for a taller work surface to accommodate tall people
- Outstanding warranty with a lifetime frame warranty
What We Disliked
- More expensive than Chinese-made brands
- No traditional cross-support system so potentially slightly wobbly at extreme heights
- No control paddle lock thus the possibility of the control paddle being accidentally activated
The iMovR Lander Desk is a full electric standing desk sold by iMovR, located in Bellevue, WA, USA. iMovR is a leading ergonomic company specializing in state-of-the-art ergonomic products. Its iMovR Lander Desk is designed to combine technology and design features that enable people to have better health and higher productivity experience.
In this article, we’ll provide information on the iMovR Lander Desk with 3D laminated desktops, including information covering its key benefits to users, premium features, negatives, and specifications. We’ll also be taking a closer look at its design, quality, and performance, as well as things you should consider to help determine whether this sit-stand desk is worth your money.
iMovR Lander Desk Review on Features and Benefits
Apart from the general functionality that you can expect from a standing desk, here are the iMovR Lander Desk’s distinctive features and benefits that differentiate it from other electric standing desks in the market.
- Engineered and entirely made in the USA (Made-in-USA certified) so the desk has American-made quality and durability
- High-quality construction – “Contract-grade” furniture as fully certified to ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-2014 for safety, durability, and structural performance of desk/table products
- A Bluetooth-enabled controller works with free apps and syncs to your smartphone for easy and convenient use
- Built-in health coach notification helps you achieve your health goals
- Strong and heavy lifting capacities suitable for any users with light or hefty gears
- Silent motors mean you can adjust your desk without disturbing your collages
- A fast adjustment from minimum to maximum height in less than a minute
- Tallest standing desk currently on the market – With its 6″ (15.24 cm) Height Extender, the maximum height of the standing desk is 56.5” (143.51 cm) so it’s suitable for very tall people or for various purposes
- Anti-collision technology that detects tilt
- Durable and safe 3D laminated surfaces, which are more resistant to damage than the traditional HPL (High-Pressure Lamination) surfaces
- Highly customizable with an excellent selection of sizes and desktop colors
- Fast assembly with no tools required as the desk arrives 98% pre-assembled and factory tested
- Outstanding warranty – Include iMovR’s Made-in-USA Warranty:
- Lifetime Warranty on the steel frame,
- 15-year Warranty on all motors and electronics, and
- 15-year Warranty on the 3D-laminate desktop.
- 100-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
- Plenty of accessories to customize your desk and meet future needs
iMovR Lander Desk Review on Specifications
|Product name||iMovR Lander Desk|
|Standing desk type||Full electric standing desk|
|Height adjustment range||24.5″-50.5″ (62.23 cm – 128.27 cm), including 1.125” (2.86 cm) desktop – Optional 6″ (15.24 cm) height extenders|
|Fit most users*||About 5’4″-6’10” (162.56 cm – 208.28 cm)|
|Available desktop sizes||Depth: 30″ (76.2 cm) Width: 41″ (104.14 cm), 47″ (119.38 cm), 53″ (134.62 cm), 59″ (149.86 cm), 65″ (165.1 cm), 71″ (180.34 cm) 77″ (195.58), 83″ (210.82 cm), 89″ (226.06 cm), and 95″ (241.3 cm) Note: 59″–95″ (149.86 cm – 241.3 cm) frames include under desktop crossbar for extra support|
|Desktop material||Ergo-contoured 3D Lamination|
|Frame type||Lander (dual stage) steel frame and “C-Leg” with extra-heavy feet|
|Frame colors||Black, Silver, and White|
|Weight capacity||360 lbs. (163.29 kg)|
|Motor type||Super-quiet dual motors|
|Adjustment speed||1.6″ (4.06 cm) per second|
|Noise level||NA – Users report of fewer than 50 decibels|
|Anti-collision system||Anti-Collision Technology that detects tilt|
|Controller||Bluetooth-enabled LCD Touch Paddle|
|Adjustable foot leveling studs||0.5″ (1.27 cm) adjustment|
|Power consumption||200W in motion and 0.1W standby power|
|Certificates||NEAT™ Certified by Mayo Clinic ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-2014 certified for safety, sustainability, and durability 3D Lamination Environmental Certificates|
|Address||14110 NE 21st Street, Bellevue, WA 98007, USA. (888) 208-6770 or (425) 999-3550|
|Manufacturing origin||Made in the USA, including desktops|
|Warranty||Lifetime on Frame 15 Years on Base and 3D-Laminated Desktops 5 Years on Solid Wood Desktops|
Noted also is that the iMovR Lander Desk and the iMovR Lander Desk-Solid Wood Top have the same frame but are made from different desktop materials.
iMovR Lander Desk Review on Design
The iMovR Lander Desk is highly customizable with hundreds of desktop color and size combinations. Together with a range of ergonomic accessories, users can be assured that the creation of a perfect workstation is possible.
The iMovR Lander Desk is a 2-legged desk with a steel base. Like the Uplift V2 and Jarvis Bamboo standing desks, this desk does not have traditional crossbar support between the two lower legs. It also has inverted C-shape legs, which provide more room underneath the desk without compromising desk strength and stability. The desk is easy to install and comes with a powder-coat finish in black, silver, and white, allowing users to match their leg extension with the desk.
Height Adjustment Range
The iMovR Lander Desk has a height adjustment range of between 24.5″ (62.23 cm) and 50.5″ (128.27 cm). This height includes a 3D laminated desktop, which is 1.125” (2.86 cm) thick. Generally, the appropriate height for a standing desk should be at elbow level. So, the iMovR Lander desk is suitable for most people with a height between 5’4″ (162.56 cm) and 6’10” (208.28 cm). However, users should make sure that they factor in the height of their shoes when choosing the desk.
For taller users requiring a desk higher than the standard size, they can boost their iMovR Lander Desk height by up to 6″ (15.24 cm) by applying the iMovR Standing Desk Height Extenders. With this extender, the desk has a wide range of height to accommodate most tall people. According to iMovR, the extender will provide not only extra height but also the benefit of increased stability.
The iMovR Lander Desk is available in only one depth, which is 30″ (76.2 cm). However, it comes in 10 different desktop widths, which are 41″, 47″, 53″, 59″, 65″, 71″, 77″, 83″, 89″, and 95″ (104.14 cm, 119.38 cm, 134.62 cm, 149.86 cm, 165.1 cm, 180.34 cm, 195.58 cm, 210.82 cm, 226.06 cm, and 241.3 cm). With these options, the Lander Desk indeed has more size options than many other desks sold online.
The desktop is 1.125” (2.86 cm) thick and available in 19 standard colors, which are in solid, wood grain, textured wood grain, specialty, and soft-touch matte luxe finishes as shown in the table below.
|Woodgrains||Light Maple, Almond Cherry, Hayward Cherry, Clove Mahogany, Bella Walnut, Shaker Cherry, and Obsidian Oak|
|Specialty||Carbon Fibers and Corten Metal|
|Solids||Designer White, Fashion Gray, Fashion Gray, Black, and Racing Red|
|Reclaimed Wood||Reclaimed Pine Cabin, Reclaimed Warehouse Oak, and Reclaimed Victorian Gray|
|Soft-Touch Matte Luxe||Luxe Cadet and Luxe Sage|
According to the company, Shark Gray is its most popular color across all categories. If you like all-black furniture, a Black desktop on a black frame looks great and is popular. When it comes to woodgrains, Light Maple and Shaker Cherry remain the most popular wood grain colors.
Apart from the standard colors, the company also offers the desktop in iMovR Custom Color Options. The custom range is more expensive and requires minimum quantity while offering the same durability as the standard range.
Don’t forget that you can match your desktop with your base and you have three color choices, which are, silver, black, and white. As all iMovR Lander desks are made to order, you can customize your desk to your own liking.
All desks regardless of their size, come with two desktop grommet holes at the rear of the desktop. So, you can feed wires and cords down the desk through the grommet holes. For convenience, you should consider upgrading your grommet holes with power grommets. We recommend a Rondo Grommet-Mounted Power Node which allows you to have dual USB-A and a single AC power socket, ready to plug your devices into the desk directly.
Made-in-USA: The iMovR Lander Desk is a premium American-made standing desk and Made-in-USA certified. According to the company, 95% of the desk is made in the U.S. and about 5% of materials are sourced overseas, including Denmark and Asia. By making the desk in the U.S., the company must meet American standards.
Products comply with strict regulations set forth by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and generally have higher manufacturing quality control compared to those manufactured in China (which is often the case for most standing desks in the market).
Domestic production also allows the company to execute tighter controls over the manufacturing process, resulting in a high-quality and durable American-made desk. This makes the iMovR Lander Desk more appealing in terms of quality than other brands that are manufactured in China.
NEAT™ Certification: The iMovR Lander Desk is NEAT™ (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) certified. NEAT™ is developed by the Mayo Clinic. It concerns some health benefits that you can get from using a standing desk. It refers to the energy expended or daily calories one burns while doing non-exercise activities on a typical day, such as for example, walking to work, cleaning the house, cooking, or standing while working. These activities exclude sleeping, eating, or sports-like exercise. So, NEAT™ activities are your key to burning more calories without doing intense exercise. The higher the NEAT™, the more energy one burns.
Research finds that increasing the NEAT™ in daily life helps in sustainable weight loss and improves overall health . So, by using a standing desk and standing while working, one can increase NEAT™ activity and burn more calories. This results in an increase in heart rate, preventing adverse health conditions caused by sedentary habits.
Health coach: Another cool feature that comes with the Lander desk is a built-in health coach which will remind you to change position, from a sitting to a standing position or vice versa, at intervals you can set. This feature enables users to benefit more from their standing desks.
Either sitting or standing for a prolonged period is bad for your health. By changing working positions regularly, one can increase NEAT™ which contributes to better health in a long run. In fact, the built-in “health coach” feature increases the standing time of users by 117% .
iMovR has made the installation of a standing desk very easy and this feature has set these desks apart from other standing desks currently on the market. Generally, the assembly process primarily involves installing the base, which can often take a lot of time and mechanical knowledge/experience.
The iMovR Lander Desk comes factory-tested and 98% pre-assembled, so no tools are required. This ensures that the desk functions flawlessly with the least installation effort. The iMovR Lander Desk’s assembling steps are very simple.
All you need to do is to insert the legs into the leg brackets, plug the leg motor cable into each leg, place a clamp on the legs, flip the desk over, and it’s ready to use. It takes less than 10 minutes on average to set the desk up. Lander also provides a video demonstrating the installation of the Lander standing desk.
The iMovR Lander standing desk comes with many accessory options. By adding accessories that enhance your ergonomics and posture as well as keeping your workspace tidy, you can benefit the most from your iMovR desk. iMovR offers a vast range of additional accessories to help you personalize your standing desk and improve your productivity. Although most items are completely optional, there are a few items that are worth investing in.
An ergonomic keyboard tray is highly recommended as you move toward a more ergonomic working style with a standing desk. iMovR offers a couple of great options which are the Trackless keyboard tray and the SteadyType Exo Ergodynamic Keyboard Tray. They are both made in the U.S. and come with a 15-year warranty period. The Trackless Keyboard Tray allows for up to 15 degrees of tilt for a strain-free typing experience, and it is easy to stow under your desk when not in use.
The SteadyType Exo Ergodynamic Keyboard Tray is iMovR’s ergonomic patented keyboard tray. It can be strongly attached to the edge of the standing desk. It is not only durable but also stable. The SteadyType keyboard tray allows for an ergonomic typing position as it gives you complete and ultimate control over your rotation. You can rotate and set this keyboard tray to any angle. The ability to tilt the tray to create a perfectly neutral typing posture helps improve your typing proficiency both while sitting and standing at the desk. Another good thing about this keyboard tray is that it’s compatible with all keyboards and very easy to install. Without the keyboard on the desk, users end up having more workspace, which is a plus.
You can also complete your Lander standing desk with an iMovR premium drawer. You can either choose a Premium Drawer in 3D-laminate or Premium Drawer in Solid Wood. This drawer not only keeps your desk clean and organized but also adds aesthetic appeal to the standing desk. The drawer has been designed to match the iMovR Lander Desk’s desktop seamlessly. The compartment is quite spacious and has a weight capacity of 50 lbs (22.68 kg), which is quite a lot for an add-on drawer. So, it can easily fit all office supplies, writing pads, etc.
On top of that, this drawer features an in-drawer charging facility. It comes with holes at the back of the drawer so that you can feed cables through and charge your phones or other devices in the drawer. It’s also made in the U.S. and has a 15-year warranty period; so, its quality is not a concern. However, the iMovR Premium Drawer only works with desktops 47” (119.38 cm) wide and above.
Also noted is that if you plan to accessorize your standing desk with both the SteadyType keyboard tray and the iMovR Premium Drawer, make sure that your desktop width can accommodate both items. It’s quite common for people owning a big standing desk to have a computer and keyboard tray set up on one side and a drawer on the other.
Apart from the storage drawers and keyboards, iMovR offers a wide range of other ergonomics products. To complete your ergonomic workstation, you should also consider adding a monitor arm, cable management, power management grommet, desk mat or anti-fatigue mat, and ergonomic chair, to your workstation. If you need to move your desk regularly, you can also install caster wheels so that you can easily roll your desk.
Another popular add-on is an under-desk treadmill. It is best suited for people who spend many hours at their desks and want to get some physical activity in during the day. This under-desk treadmill will help you burn off some extra calories so that you can overcome some negative health effects of prolonged sitting.
iMovR Lander Desk Review on Quality
When it comes to an electronic standing desk, it’s important to have a strong and durable frame construction with reliable electronic systems. The iMovR Lander desk is made in the U.S. It meets very high standards and has earned ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-2014 certification for safety, sustainability, performance, and durability. iMovR is very confident in the quality of its products and their long-lasting reliability. The company offers a lifetime warranty for its desk frame and a 15-year warranty on base components and 3D-laminated desktops.
According to the industry-standard NEMA testing, the 3D-laminate is more resistant to moisture damage, scratches, stains, harsh cleaning chemicals, and wear-and-tear than traditional HPL (High-Pressure Lamination) surfaces. With 3D lamination, all parts of the wood including contoured edges and grommet holes are seamlessly encased and sealed before the laminate is applied.
The lamination not only protects all dimensions of the desktop but also gives the surface an elegant appearance. As the 3D-lamination offers a higher degree of protection, it increases the durability and thus extends the life of the iMovR Lander Desk. iMovR also backs its 3D-laminate desktops with a 15-Year Warranty period.
Strength and Stability
The iMovR Lander has a heavy lifting load of 360 lbs (163.29 kg), which is one of the heaviest capacities among 2-legged height adjustable standing desks currently available in the market. For most users, this weight capacity is more than enough. Its rivals like Uplift V2 Standing Desk and Jarvis Standing Desk can support the weight of 355 lbs (161.02 kg) and 355 lbs (161.02 kg), respectively, which makes the Lander Desk the strongest among them.
The desk has a sturdy C-shaped base. Although the C-shape frame has inverted legs, it doesn’t compromise the strength and stability of the desk but rather, enhances the desk’s stability. The legs in fact, further add more critical stability as they are welded together. Also, the Lander desk has a steel frame with extra-heavy feet which is the key factor in reducing the wobbliness of the desk, unlike other similar desks subject to wobbling when the desk is at standing heights.
The desk also comes with adjustable leveling feet of 0.5″ (1.27 cm). So, users can increase the stability of the desk when it’s sitting on an unleveled floor.
iMovR Lander Desk Review on Performance
The iMovR Lander standing desk is 98% pre-assembled and factory-tested before shipping to ensure that the desk is properly assembled and perfectly functional. It is powered by dual electric motors that allow the frame to adjust quickly and smoothly at the speed of 1.6 inches per second. So, the desk can be adjusted from its lowest to highest height in less than a minute.
With the whisper-quiet motors, the Lander standing desk makes a minimum noise of less than 50 dBs during the transition. So, it’s a good choice if you share office spaces. The desk also comes with anti-Collision Technology that detects tilt which is quite handy, especially for a home office with pets and children roaming around.
The frame’s intuitive height control paddle effortlessly enables a smooth transition between sitting and standing positions. The iMovR Lander Desk comes with a Bluetooth-enabled controller that syncs with a smartphone-free app, which is constantly being updated with additional features. It is a high-end technology feature that makes height adjustment easy and fun to use.
With Lander’s Bluetooth-connected smartphone app, you can set your preferred heights, remotely raise or lower your desk, establish custom reminders to change positions, and much more. Basically, this technology allows users to control the desk from the convenience of their phones. Touchless controls also provide germ-free operations which have been critical since the start of the pandemic.
The Lander standing desk also has a high-resolution LCD display that shows the height of the desk and setting details. It also has four preset height options and up and down arrows. If you don’t have a phone with your or if you are not a fan of Bluetooth, you only need to just double-tap the control panel up or down to adjust your desk to the next height.
iMovR Lander Desk Review on Things To Consider
Just like other 2-legged height adjustable standing desks without a lower support bar, users will experience a slight wobbliness at higher elevations. However, very few users (about 1.7% of reviewers at the time of our research) experience this problem and believe that the desk is very strong and stable.
“There is some wobble at the higher elevations, but not a lot and it still feels very strong and stable. I compared this to some cheaper versions at local retail stores and this does feel stronger.” Review by Gary Howard Posted on the iMovR website on 2/26/21
This issue is rooted in its design, even with the iMovR Lander Desk which is well-built to the highest American standards. However, given that the desk comes with almost a completely pre-assembled product, along with a steel leg and an extra-heavy foot welded together, iMovR has taken a crucial step in reducing desk wobble. Furthermore, for larger desks, between 59″ and 95″ wide (i.e., 149.86 cm and 241.3 cm), their frames include an under-desktop crossbar for extra support which reduces wobbliness.
Another concern relates to the control paddle which despite being quite easy to operate merely by tapping the paddle up or down, there is no lock on the control paddle, thus the paddle can be accidentally activated. While we do not regard this as a major issue, given that a standing desk is often a large investment for many people, it is important to raise these issues so users can make an informed decision.
Finally, it is the price of the Lander standing desk, which is higher than most other standing desks and can be a deal-breaker for many people. On top of the desk, if you add some of their optional ergonomic accessories, such as the SteadyType keyboard, the Premium drawer, and the monitor arms, it becomes a costly purchase. However, it is important to bear in mind that we are dealing with a high-end quality product.
Lander Desk differentiates itself from other standing desks by having features that are hard to beat. For example, the entire iMovR Lander Desk is made in the U.S. and the desk is NEAT™ certified. Also, the desk comes with a Bluetooth-connected app and a built-in health coach notification, that enables you to reap the most health benefits from using the Lander Desk. According to iMovR, over time, this app will be updated with additional features to help you maximize the health benefits of standing desks.
It also has leg extension and higher lifting capacity compared to other standing desks. These features are not offered in cheaper brands from abroad. So, although the Lander Desk is not cheap, considering what it offers, it is not premium priced but rather more priced within the mid-range.
However, with its extensive features, the price of the Lander Desk can still be hefty for many people. In these situations, you may prefer a more affordable option, which is the iMovR’s lighter version called the iMovR Lander Lite Desk or the iMovR Lander Lite Compact Desk. The Lite desk options have the same technology and ease of use as the Lander Desk but with lighter features and thus are sold at a more affordable price.
The iMovR Lander Desk is one of the rare reliable adjustable height desks that is designed and entirely made in the USA. It combines build quality, technology, and functionality features that are hard to match. The iMovR desk has a sturdy frame and can be assembled in minutes without any tools.
If you are exceptionally tall or require a taller work surface higher than the Lander desk’s standard height, you can boost your iMovR standing desk height by up to 6″ with a set of height extenders. With the extender, the iMovR desk is arguably one of the tallest standing desks.
Among other distinctive technological advancements, it comes with an easy-to-use Bluetooth-enabled controller that syncs to your smartphone. This technology allows you to adjust your standing desk remotely and save your favorite heights.
The intuitive control paddle enables smooth, double-tap height changes, as well as subtle visual reminders to change positions, from a sitting to a standing position or vice versa. You can also personalize your desk with countless options of 3D laminate desktop designs and ergonomic accessories to enhance your productivity. Further, the desk is backed by a lifetime warranty on the frame as well as a 100-day satisfaction guarantee. This is an excellent warranty which most products do not offer.
Naturally, all these features come with a price higher than the no-frills standing desks manufactured abroad. Given the Lander standing desk’s durable construction, premium mechanisms, and features, one can expect long-lasting reliability and durability. So, if you are willing to invest in a solidly built desk with advanced tech features, the iMovR Lander desk clearly gives you value for money.