Live longer, feel better, & be more productive! OMEGA: The next evolution in standing desk and treadmill desk ergonomic design.
Most people are aware that adjustable keyboard trays (AKTs) are supposed to improve ergonomics when using a computer. They do this by tilting the keyboard's front edge up to eliminate "wrist extension," among other good things. When seated at a desk, these measures work well. However, standing desk and treadmill desk users soon find that conventional keyboard trays cannot adjust sufficiently to achieve the ideal geometries required when notsitting—they were never designed to. iMovR's pioneering research in this arena has led to to development of the Omega Desk line (patents pending), incorporating an infinitely-adjustable keyboard tray right into the desktop.
The Omega is the first and only adjustable-height desk on the market with optimal ergonomics for all three modalities: sitting, standing and even walking on a treadmill.
Most AKTs cannot achieve more than -15 degrees of keyboard tilt. When standing, without the benefit or chair armrests to support the user's forearms, -15 degrees is not enough to achieve the most "neutral" and therefore ergonomic position. This can lead to a variety of muscle and joint strains, and can result in reduced typing speed, accuracy, and endurance. In over two years of extensive user testing, iMovR's engineers figured out that steeper keyboard inclines can correct these issues by allowing the user to type at a more neutral angle with their wrists straight. This reduces the neck and shoulder pain associated with "computer hunch," and protects the wrist, arms, and hands by eliminating wrist flexion and extension entirely.
SteadyType™: exclusively from iMovR
Our proprietary SteadyType design allows the keyboard to be set at literally any angle up to -85 degrees (and without losing your keyboard). A tilt angle of -20 degrees or greater is what most users will find the most comfortable for typing while standing. For treadmill desk usage, angles of -25 to -40 degrees achieve the greatest improvements in ergonomics and comfort, as well as maximizing typing speed, accuracy and endurance. A crucial additional benefit for treadmill deskers is eliminating "anchoring stresses." These occur on typical treadmill desks when users "anchor" themselves to the desk: Users press down on their palms to maintain their hands' position above the keyboard as they sway with their walking motions and the treadmill belt pulls them backwards. Pressing in this way is ergonomically detrimental, and will cause wrist strain over time. Working at steeper angles allows the hands to relax and merely "hang on" loosely, without needing to apply pressure on the palms to keep your hands in place above the keyboard.
The net result is improved typing comfort, higher typing speeds, and greater typing accuracy at faster walking speeds than can be achieved with any other treadmill desk setup.
And we didn't forget about the mouse
High-end keyboard trays often have a separate mouse pad (sometimes called a "lily pad") that allows you to raise the height of the mouse relative to the keyboard. This helps keep your upper arm as vertical as possible—reaching out for a mouse or trackball can aggravate joints and muscles in the arm and shoulder. The Omega's keyboard tray has two height settings below the desk surface, to achieve the same ergonomic goal and keep that upper arm from moving out.
We always recommend using a keyboard tray on any workstation, but the truth is that using a keyboard tray on any2-leg, adjustable-height desk can lead to significant monitor shaking - especially if that monitor is mounted to a monitor arm like it should be. We incorporated the Omega's keyboard tray directly into the desktop, so the user's typing pressure is applied only inches from the desk' center of balance. The difference in desk and monitor stability is amazing. The Omega is by far the most rigid height-adjustable table ever devised, and dramatically more stable than any two-leg desk using a keyboard tray. Watch this demonstration video to see what we mean.
Three models to choose from: EVEREST, OLYMPUS, and DENALI
The EVEREST, featured here, is based on iMovR's top-of-the-line electric height-adjustable desk, the ThermoDesk ELITE. If you're looking for a manual (crank) desk, please check out the Omega DENALI, which is based on theThermoDesk ELLURE. Or, for our most customizable Omega desk yet, check out the electric Omega OLYMPUS, based on the popular ThermoDesk UPTOWN!
The Omega EVEREST: Auto-electric with four programmable memory presets
The EVEREST features a digital controller with a height readout and four programmable memory presets. The desk is one of the tallest-reaching in the industry, with a top-end height of 128cm including the table top, and can descend down to 67,3cm for sitting. Most height-adjustable tables top out at 120cm (the ANSI/BIFMA standard most manufacturers shoot for) but the EVEREST's extra four inches of reach will be beneficial to anyone over 6'2", or 5'9" if using a treadmill. Even average height users will appreciate the EVEREST'S greater leg stability, because its telescoping leg segments have substantially more overlap at maximum extension than desks that top out at lower heights.
Moves like a ninja: extremely quiet, yet fast
One of the quietest electric desks ever made, the Omega Everest puts out only 46" decibels when lifting (42 dB when descending), barely noticeable against typical office air conditioning background noise. Its weight capacity is rated at 220 lbs (minus the tabletop weight). The travel speed on this dual-motor base is a swift 1.5 inches per second. It also boasts one of the lowest power consumption profiles of any electric desk.
Unmatched USA-made quality
Most adjustable-height desk bases offered today are manufactured in China, though marketers will often leave this detail out. The EVEREST is 100% Made-in-America (Michigan, to be precise) and offers the longest warranty you'll find on any electric desk: Lifetime on the frame, 10 years on motors and moving parts, 5 years on the tabletop, and 2 years on electronics.
Thousands of design combinations
The EVEREST can be customized with different base and tabletop colors, tabletop widths, "cockpit" positions, and numerous add-on options. With all these options you can match your available space and surrounding decor to a T.
Table tops are all 30" deep, and come in four different table widths, as shown below.
Not Just Black, White and Gray...
Omega desks feature our exclusive 3D lamination for the ultimate in aesthetics, ergonomic comfort and durability. Choose from eleven standard finishes to fit your decor.
Standard finish options: clove mahogany, hayward cherry, almond cherry, shaker cherry, light maple and urban walnut in woodgrains, and black, white, beige, putty and a stunning shark gray in solids.
Custom finish options: We have over 50 custom color choices to choose from, including most popular colors used by the major office desk manufacturers, as well as some bold and exciting finishes for companies that like a little flair in their furniture. (For larger quantity orders).
Custom logo engraving option: Another iMovR exclusive, enabled by our 3D-lamination production process. Call us to inquire about having your company's 3D logo engraved right into the tabletop!
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Why 3D lamination is superior to standard lamination
Your run-of-the-mill desktop is manufactured using a process called high-pressure lamination (HPL). 3D lamination is an entirely new process that requires a very large machine ($1million+). It enables us to have our tops custom-made to order and shipped out within one week of ordering. Very few furniture manufacturers have such equipment, and iMovR is the only maker of height-adjustable tables that offers 3D lamination. Because the process is so highly automated we save enough in labor to price our 3D-laminated products where our competitors price their inferior HPL tabletops.
We start with the wood slab, and shape it on CNC routing machines to a precision of 1/5000ths of an inch. This includes putting an "ergo contour" on all four edges. Once formed, we thermofuse Omnova Surf(x) 3D Laminate to the tabletop under high temperature and pressure, making a perfect, hermetically-sealed bond all around. The contoured edges and even the grommet holes show the woodgrain pattern perfectly. The resulting product has the appearance of an extravagantly carved hardwood desk, yet costs the same as far less durable and less elegant HPL product most everyone else uses in our industry. We don't cover our grommet holes with cheap plastic caps because you'll want to show off the real wood appearance of your desk.
The Omnova Surf(x) 3D laminate we use in our products is more durable and resistant to chemicals, scratches and dings than typical HPL. In fact, you'd historically find these laminates working 24/7 in hospitals, where they constantly use harsh chemicals to clean and disinfect their desktop surfaces. That's right, you can spill bleach on your Omega desktop and never see any discoloration.
Most wood tabletops are attached to their bases with wood screws, which can degrade the integrity of the wood after only a few disassemblies and re-assemblies. We install recessed nuts in our Omega tabletops, so they can be attached to their bases using machine screws. No more sawdust, and you'll never have to re-drill new holes no matter how many times you take the desk apart.
Where most other table tops come with short warranties reflecting their minimal qualities, all our tops come with a FIVE YEAR warranty, but they're designed to last a lifetime.
The keyboard "cockpit" cutout is centered on the 48" and 60" desktop. The 72" can be ordered with the cockpit on the left, right, or in the center. The 83" top comes in one additional variation of having the cockpit installed on BOTH the left and right sides, for ideal ergonomics whenever sitting, standing or walking.
If you need a treadmill to complement your new adjustable-height Omega desk, we can take you through the options at the time you place your order, or call us anytime at (+32) 011/76 12 70 to speak with one of our treadmill desk solutions specialists.
Please contact our Corporate Solutions Department by calling (+32) 011/76 12 70 or sending an email to email@example.com to discuss custom color and logo engraving options, as well as installation details and large quantity discounts.