EverDesk vs Omnidesk: Which is better?
By Linus Tan
Published Jan 2023
EverDesk and Omnidesk are two of Singapore's most popular standing desk brands. We've seen their ads plastered all over social media and their tables praised by popular influencers. But how do their tables compare to one another?
In this review, we take a look at the EverDesk+ Max and Omnidesk Ascent and compare them on price, design, setup, and features to determine which standing desk is the better option for you.
EverDesk vs Omnidesk
The EverDesk+ Max starts from $749 and depending on the customisations and add-ons you like, it can go all to way up to $2,000+. And if you fancy adding on an ErgoTune chair, you could set yourself back over $3,000. That said, for most people, you can consider budgeting about 4 digits for this table.
The Omnidesk Ascent starts from $870 and similarly can go up to the 2-3 thousand dollar mark depending on how you personalise the table. You should also roughly budget about $1,000+ to get yourself a reasonable setup with cable management and such.
For the sake of the review, we will be comparing the base models from each brand.
The EverDesk+ Max comes in a size of 120 cm x 60 cm. Its table top is made out of a high-compression fibre core and then wrapped using heavy-duty vinyl, which sits atop its motorised cold rolled steel base frame. For the tabletop and frame, you have the option of going with either black or white.
The EverDesk+ Max has an adjustable height range from 60 cm to 124 cm and can take up to 120 kg in weight. It comes with a circular control mount that can be positioned on the left or right of the table.
If you’re looking for customisations, the Everdesk+ Max comes in two other sizes (140 cm x 65 cm & 160 cm x 70 cm) and you also have the option for two other surfaces (Raw Ashen Oak & Aged Dark Walnut), which come with additional costs.
The Omnidesk Ascent measures 122 cm x 76 cm. Their signature table tops are made from the highest grade MDF wood and coated with a specially formulated powder coating that is ideal for mouse tracking. Between the tabletop and base frame, you also have the option of black or white colour choices.
The Omnidesk Ascent has an adjustable height range from 60 cm to 125 cm and can take up to 130 kg in weight. It comes with a rectangular control panel that can also be positioned on the left or right of the table.
To touch on customisations, the Ominidesk Ascent is also available in two other sizes (152 cm x 76 cm & 183 cm x 76 cm) and two other finishings (Bamboo Light & ChopValue Classic). You also have the option to go with their “Ergo Curve” design instead, which features an angled curve for better spatial dynamics. These all come with additional costs, of course.
Between the two models, they are rather comparable in their design & look and also with their adjustable height and weight limit bearing small differences. You will notice the biggest difference here is that the Omnidesk Ascent has bigger tabletops in general, which might be a good justification for the higher price tag.
EverDesk vs Omnidesk
Some reviewers have described the assembly process of the Omnidesk Ascent as faster than most Lego builds, with good measure. Putting the Omnidesk Ascent about 30 minutes tops as it has a streamlined assembly process with few parts to assemble! You will need a Philips Head Screwdriver for the process.
With clear guided instructions, you'll assemble the EverDesk+ Max in no time. The tabletop comes pre-drilled so no drilling is required and you are given all the tools you need for assembly. As soon as you align the frame onto the desk's surface and install the control hub (a.k.a Health Coach) to the pre-drilled location on either side of the table, you're good to go. The total assembly time should take about 30 minutes.
There’s not much to compare here between the models as their assembly processes are rather similar hence the time taken as well. If you like to sit out of this complex task, both brands also offer assembly services at an additional charge.
The EverDesk+ Max comes with a rather unique circular control hub called the Health Coach™ Controller. We find the user experience to be rather neat and tactile, turning the control knob clockwise will raise the desk and turning it anticlockwise will lower the desk. The Health Coach™ Controller also lets you personalise three height presets. Since it's touch-enabled, a single tap gets the table to your desired height.
What we love is the Health Coach™ timer & alarm feature to kick you into the habit of sitting and standing up at timed intervals of 15, 30 and 60 minutes. You can choose from three subtle vibrations to remind you to stand up and stay active while working.
The EverDesk Max+ comes with a dual-motor system where you can adjust the height at a speed of 45 mm/s. It is extremely quiet and features an anti-wobble structure & anti-collision system to give you peace of mind.
Messy wires are also a thing of the past with the Everdesk+ Max. Their tabletop comes built-in with their multipurpose organiser called 'UniGroove' for more aesthetically pleasing cable management with 22 holes to thread through your wires. It also doubles up as a phone or tablet stand.
One of the new features in the Omnidesk Ascent is the Omnidesk Life™ companion app where users can control the settings of their desk from a smartphone. One interesting feature of the app is that it helps track the time you spend sitting or standing. You can also easily adjust the desk's height and save your favourite presets.
The Omnidesk Ascent also comes with a brand-new controller with an OLED screen, bigger buttons and a refined design. The controller stands out with its own RGB lighting along the edges of the button to elevate the table aesthetics.
Other improvements include a faster elevation speed. Think lifting 130kg at 60mm/s. Lowering or raising your desk becomes a quick and fluid process. The Omnidesk Ascent lets you deal with loose cables by bundling them up into the three magnetic cable trays it comes with. There's even a cable management bar under the grommet table to hold your adapters.
EverDesk vs Omnidesk
The two models mostly provide similar features to each other, because after all, it’s mainly just a table with motorised legs. The Omnidesk Ascent definitely has some stand-out features versus the Everdesk+ Max, such as Bluetooth Connectivity and a Companion App. That said, a mobile app to control your standing desk may be smart and does make controlling certain features easier but it doesn’t feel entirely purposeful as these are mostly one-time settings.
When it comes to features, you may just be deciding between the type of control hub you prefer. If you’re a sucker for a more tactile experience with turning knobs, the Everdesk+ Max definitely calls out to you. While, if you prefer a simpler button interface, it shall be the Omnidesk Ascent.
Compare EverDesk and Omnidesk
Overall, the improved technology and fast speed make the Omnidesk Ascent the standing desk to beat at the moment. The EverDesk+ Max is definitely a great alternative to the Omnidesk Ascent which is also slightly more affordable.
If you like to learn more about standing desks, read our guide on The Best Standing Desks.
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