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The standing desk industry has certainly changed a lot over the last decade or so.
I should know - I’ve owned a couple of standing desks, and in terms of quality, functionality, and price, things are definitely headed in the right direction.
Such is the case with iMovR’s latest desk, the Lander Lite.
I reviewed the original Lander desk a few months back, and spoiler alert - it’s hands-down the best standing desk I’ve ever owned.
The question is, does this new “Lite” version of the Lander desk live up to the high bar set by its predecessors?
iMovR Lander Lite Review: Build Quality
Like the original Lander desk, the Lander Lite is proudly engineered and made in the USA. That means the utmost quality of construction.
The Ergo-contoured 3D laminate top is ¾ inches thick and comes in a variety of finishes from cherry to oak to mahogany. There are even hand-crafted solid wood tops available that are made from American-grown, sustainable species!
But what’s truly special about these tabletops isn’t the array of finishes, but their sheer durability.
Using precision Computer Numerical Control equipment, iMovR crafts the Lander Lite tabletops to perfection. After they’re formed, the tabletops are either hermetically sealed with Surf(x) 3D lamination, or in the case of solid wood, KCMA-rated waterborne sealant. This process not only results in a gorgeous appearance but it also protects the tabletop from warping and moisture damage.
In fact, these tabletops are so durable that they can be cleaned with the strongest of disinfectants with no ill effects on the table’s finish.
Below the tabletop is the Lander Lite’s super-strong base, which can be fitted with either single-stage, two-segment legs or dual-stage, three-segment legs.
In either case, the Lander Lite can lift up to 225 pounds and do so at a barely audible noise level.
Where some standing desks utilize motors that operate very quickly, but are also very noisy, iMovR uses hushed motors that minimize sound without sacrificing speed. In fact, the Lander Lite can lift at a rate of 1.6-inches per second!
Throw in a 10-year warranty on the base components and a five-year warranty on the tabletop, and you have the makings of a desk that has unparalleled build quality and dependability.
Lander Lite Desk Review: Assembly
When you buy a standing desk, you might do so with a bit of trepidation, thinking that you’ll need to block out an entire weekend to put the darn thing together.
After all, you’re dealing with multiple components in the tabletop, base, and legs, as well as motors, plugs, and in the case of the Lander Lite, a built-in health coach.
But where other standing desks are complex beasts that take hours and hours to put together, iMovR has ensured that the Lander Lite is just as easy to put together as the other Lander desks.
In fact, this desk comes factory-tested and 90 percent pre-assembled. The only assembly required with tools is to attach the feet to the legs with four screws each. It takes a simple Allen wrench to do so, and iMovR even supplies the wrench! Otherwise, you just need to attach the legs to the frame - which is a tool-free process - and you're good to go!
Not everyone is handy and not everyone can afford to hire someone to come in and assemble a piece of furniture. That’s why the Lander Lite is an ideal desk for so many people - it’s the perfect combination of quality construction and ease of installation.
iMovR Lander Lite Desk Review: Technology
As I alluded to above, the Lander Lite Desk is packed with technology, just like its bigger siblings.
You’ll find the same height control paddle on this desk that enables quick height changes with a simple double-tap of the up or down arrow.
You can save favorite heights, too, so if your significant other uses the desk, it’s easy to transition to your selected height using the control paddle.
Even better, the control paddle has a built-in health coach that will remind you to stand at intervals you can set. The reminder is gently provided via a flashing LED in the paddle, via a push notifications sent to your phone, or both.
As if that’s not impressive enough, iMovR has developed a Bluetooth-connected smartphone app that allows you to set your favorite height positions, raise or lower your desk, and create custom reminders to stand.
This future-proof app is constantly being updated with additional features that enable you to reap the most health benefits from using the Lander Lite Desk.
Speaking of health benefits, the Lander Lite desk is a NEAT (Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) certified product that helps reduce negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
By alternating your positioning as you work, your body will expend more energy, your heart rate will increase, and the ill-effects of sitting - obesity, fatigue, and muscle aches among them - will be diminished.
iMovR Lander Lite Desk Review: Final Verdict
After examining the Lander Lite desk, it’s clear to me that iMovR has hit another home run.
As I mentioned earlier, the original Lander desk is far and away the best standing desk I’ve ever owned. The fact that all the same high-quality materials, functionality, technology, and durability are present in the Lander Lite is a huge win for people that need a top-tier desk on a budget.
Heck, the Lander Lite is even compatible with all the same iMovR accessories as the original desk, including monitor arms, sit-stand stools, standing mats, and iMovR’s office treadmill.
With the best warranty in the business and a 100-day satisfaction guaranteed, there’s really nothing to lose. Get out of your chair and get standing with a Lander Lite desk today.