top of page

Standing Desk With Endless Customization Options - ErgoTune Hexon

Adjustable height desks are commonly known for their health benefits, particularly the option to stand while working. However, the latest offering from ErgoTune elevates the concept by incorporating a modular design. This design includes strategically placed holes that accommodate a variety of accessories, enhancing the desk’s utility and flexibility. 


Let’s explore in more detail how ErgoTune’s desk Hexon stands out from the standard options. 


In reviewing the ErgoTune desk, it’s evident that the design team has put considerable thought into its functionality. Previously known as EverDesk, the ErgoTune desk has maintained its core principles while expanding its capabilities. The focus isn’t solely on the standing feature but on providing a customizable workspace that aligns with individual needs. 


ErgoTune has simplified its product line, now offering fewer options in sizes and colours. Customers can choose between a Dark Walnut Top with Black Frame or Honey Maple Top with White Frame. The new desk is now available in only one size - 150 x 76 cm - which includes the back section that flips up to provide access to the cable shelf below. It can hold up to 120 kilograms of weight and has height range between 63cm to 127cm.  


The desk is designed with pre-drilled holes to accommodate not only legs but also a variety of accessories, offering more screw positions than necessary for added adjustability and the option to add extras. In our setup, we’ve included several accessories such as caster wheels, a shelf, stationery organizers, a pegboard panel with various attachments, and an undermount drawer. Additional features include a monitor stand, undermount hooks, and a PC case mount to achieve a streamlined appearance. We’ll delve into some of these components in greater detail later. 


Regarding the base features of the desk, the first thing that we noticed and appreciated is the 3-hatch wire cabin, which is the biggest difference that separates Hexon from the rest of sit/stand desks. It’s basically the same old cable management tray but with a brand new and useful spin on it – right on top it has 3 sections that can be individually opened so depending on situation you can open all of them or the large middle part or even just one of the two corners to plug stuff in or re-arrange cables. If you have items like stationery or other accessories on top, make sure to move them aside or else they will go flying when you try to access the cables. 


In the space between the back cover, a metal strip has been cleverly integrated so with the three included magnetic cable stoppers you can easily secure your cables and keep them neatly organized. This design is effective for securing thinner and more flexible cables to prevent them from falling back into the tray once disconnected. However, it is less effective for thicker cables, such as HDMI and power cables, or for stiffer cables that aren’t too bendy and provide side tension. 


Speaking of cables, ErgoTune has included a cable passthrough via the leg for power cables, allowing to connect the desk at the base and route an extension cord into the tray for a cleaner appearance. It’s great and very useful, but there are some caveats here. Generally speaking,  it is not recommended to connect multiple extensions together. While this feature may be useful for setups that primarily rely on Wi-Fi and have minimal cable requirements, those with more complex cable needs (like me who wants to connect network cable as well as place subwoofer under the desk), may need to consider getting cable spine accessory to organize cables effectively. 


Now let’s shift our focus to the accessories. The back portion of the desk is made with grooves that correspond with the feet of the accessories, preventing them from sliding forward or backward, but still allowing lateral movement. While smaller items remain stable, I found that the larger shelf can be somewhat wobbly. 


You can also add a peg panel which screws into the bottom of the desk, with multiple possible locations for attachment. You can customise panel with hooks, shelves, and pen holders, spreading them out as it suits you best. Compared to previous peg boards that we’ve tested, this panel feels more secure due to being screwed in place. 


Same goes for the under-table drawer. They come equipped with magnets to hold them in place during installation, making it easy for one person to set them up. It is bulkier on the outside leaving quite a restricted space on under the desk, but providing you mount it to the side you still have plenty of space for your legs. 


I also appreciate the very solid hooks that can be installed around the desk. They are suitable for holding light items such as headphones or heavier objects like a backpack. All of these devices are secured with hex bolts and come with magnetic cap for easy hand tightening. However, I recommend using the provided tool to ensure proper tightening and prevent heavy items from falling and causing damage or injury. 


Finally, there is the option of a PC tower mount. While I personally do not find it aesthetically pleasing when the PC is strapped in, it does serve the practical purpose of keeping the PC off the ground and safe.  

Similar to previous desks, we again have the Health Coach memory controller wheel with 3 one-touch presets for adjusting the desk height, but this one is improved. It now has a default lock feature when not in use. To unlock it, you simply have to twist it to the right twice before carrying out the desired actions. This is a significant improvement over the previous touch screen swipe method and is particularly convenient for all the ladies with long nails. The controller still includes the Health Coach function which reminds you to stand up if that is something you are into.  


With all of that said, I do have some suggestions on how to make things even better. First, it would be beneficial for the existing accessories to have rubber feet that fit more snugly into the grooves, providing greater stability and preventing damage to the finish when moved.  


Secondly, it would be great to see an expanded range of accessories or, even better, the release of the CAD files for the entire desk, including the underside holes and groove dimensions, so that people could 3D print their own custom accessories. For instance, a small laptop holder that could be installed under the desk, hidden from view while providing ample ventilation, would be a welcome addition. 


Overall, I am actually really impressed with the desk. Despite its high cost, it offers significantly more versatility than my previous desk and most others on the market. The ability to reposition accessories without the need for drilling is a fantastic feature, and the size of the cable tray is remarkable. With my previous setup, I had to meticulously organize my cables with cable ties, but with this new desk, I can simply place everything in the tray and forget about it. 



bottom of page, pub-6094549887784613, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0