The Jarvis desk by Fully is known as one of the most popular standing desks on the market. However, that doesn’t mean it’s the best choice for everyone. The best standing desk for each prospective buyer is the one that best meets their unique criteria. To help you make the right choice, we’ve compared the Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk to its LoctekMotion counterpart, the ET205 dual-motor height-adjustable desk. Below, we look at a variety of common standing desk criteria to see how the two desks stack up in a side-by-side comparison.

Desk Stability

  • ET205: We execute thorough stability testing on all our standing desk kits. The ET205 displayed a barely perceptible wobble at 47.5 inches — four inches higher than the standard 43.5-inch rocking point for standing desks without cross support.
  • Jarvis: Stability testing for the Jarvis desk found that it exhibited front-to-back rocking at 45 inches, but developed a side-to-side wobble at just 36 inches.

Height Adjustment Range

  • ET205: The LoctekMotion ET205 adjusts from 24.4 to 49.2 inches.
  • Jarvis: The mid-range Jarvis frame adjusts from 26.5 to 45.75 inches, while the extended range frame ($20 extra) adjusts from 23.75 to 49.25 inches.

Transition Speed

  • ET205: The ET205 has a sit-stand transition speed of 1.5 inches per second.
  • Jarvis: The Jarvis mid-range frame adjusts at 1.3 inches per second, while the pricer extended range frame adjusts at 1.5 inches per second.

Weight Capacity

  • ET205: The ET205 can safely lift 275 pounds, measured at every point on the desktop.
  • Jarvis: The Jarvis desk boasts a 350-pound weight capacity. However, this was measured when objects were carefully balanced on the desktop surface and may not reflect typical usage.

Noise Level

  • ET205: The ET205 motor does not exceed 50 decibels, which is on the low end of the average standing desk range of 40 to 70 decibels. For context, whispers in a library are about 30 decibels and a normal conversation is 60 decibels.
  • Jarvis: The Jarvis desk is rated as having above average motor noise.

Assembly

  • ET205: You can assemble the ET205 start to finish in less than one hour.
  • Jarvis: The Jarvis takes a novice between 30 and 90 minutes to assemble. Attaching the upper frame to the bottom can prove challenging for some users.

While the ultimate choice between the Jarvis desk and the ET205 is up to you and your preferences, the ET205 certainly stands up as a solid competitor to the well-known Jarvis desk. Before making a decision, we recommend making a list of your most important criteria and comparing your leading options side by side as we have done here.

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