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Bill Knighton3/10/20222 min read

UPDATE: WobbleMeter: Testing the HiHAT

Our WobbleMeter stability tests feature the new HiHAT height adjustable base.


WobbleMeter Testing

RightAngle's WobbleMeter Setup

Our stability tests using the WobbleMeter measures the wobble of a standing desk.

Using the same methods against the same scale for a variety of desks, we compare results from a variety of standing desks manufacturers.

We share our results on the Scoreboard page. Similar to golf, the lower the score, the better.

Smaller totals mean there isn’t much wobble in the standing desk.

Click this link for an in-depth explanation of how RightAngle performs WobbleMeter tests.


Overview: the HiHAT

Although HON updated their height adjustable Coordinate base, their description hasn’t changed:


HAT bases carry a 5 year warranty on motors and electrical components and a lifetime warranty on the heavy duty steel frame.

HAT bases are rated for 350 lbs of lift capacity, more than enough for virtually any application.

HAT bases can handle worksurfaces up to 96″ long.

All HAT bases come standard with the programmable handset and the anti collision safety feature.

HAT bases feature the versatile expandable frame.

HAT bases are GreenGuard Gold certified.



  • 3 stage legs adjust from 23.75-49″ H
  • Up/Down control with 4 memory presets
  • 350 lb load capacity
  • Table frame can be used with 24″ or 30″D work surfaces
  • Cable Management
  • Steel construction/ Metallic silver
  • Soft stop/start, adjustable leveling legs
  • Anti collision safety feature

NOTE: In the near future, RA Answers will be testing the listed specifications given by each sit to stand desk manufacturer. Our goal is to verify the data provided for accuracy.


Test Results

Here are our results of the HiHAT, starting with the True Wobble Test.



Special Note: RA Answers tests only the relative wobble of a height adjustable desk. We display the results using a gauge with three color-coded ranges. These ranges show our opinion of what is an acceptable wobble. With nearly two decades of desk manufacturing behind us, we feel comfortable with expressing our opinion.

True Wobble Test

The True Wobble Test is a hands-on wobble test where we place 50-pounds on the desk to simulate the weight of a monitor, keyboard, and other accessories. Using a small amount of force, we move the desk slightly to see the amount of wobble illustrated by the WobbleMeter.

Directional Pulls

Here are our results for the WobbleMeter directional pulls.

46-inch Standing Height Tests


Current version of the HON Coordinate Wobble Scores from a standing position

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30-inch Sitting Height Tests


Current version of the HON Coordinate Wobble Scores from a sitting position

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Click here to compare the results of the standing desks we’ve tested.



Based on our testing, the HI HAT adjustable height desk base ranks second behind our Bonita in terms of stability.