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Bill Knighton 3/10/2022 4 min read

Wobble Testing the Bonita ET

Setting up our WobbleMeter, at last, gives us the opportunity to start testing desks.

First up, RightAngle’s Bonita ET.

 

A peek underneath the Bonita ET
Taking a peek underneath the RightAngle Bonita ET

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: Bonita ET

RightAngle’s description of the Bonita ET, from our website.

 

The RightAngle Bonita electrical height adjustable desk is the answer to the problems of small spaces and limited budgets. Using a Ketterer electric motor, the desktop quietly rises from 27 to 47 inches using a simple control panel. The lifting capacity of the Bonita adjustable height desk is 250 pounds.

 

Specifications

  • Includes GyroSense with Soft Collision Technology
  • Height Range: 27 to 47-inches high
  • Total Lifting Capacity Base Only: 250 pounds 2-leg, 350 pounds 3-leg
  • Height Adjustment: 1.5 inches per second
  • Available with worksurface or base only
  • Standard depth: 24” and 30”
  • Mounting clearance (depth) for under desk accessories (note: any length track system can be mounted on an angle): 24” workstation is 14” | 30” workstation is 17”
  • Recommend only the trackless keyboard arm system (TLF)
  • Anti-wobble cross support: providing stability without losing leg room

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.

 

Conclusion

As with most adjustable height desks, the Bonita is a sturdy desk at the lower height. The cross-support makes a definitive difference in the stability of an adjustable height desk, especially the side-to-side tests.

Note: The principle behind any methodology, scientific or otherwise, is to be open to new information that requires a re-examination of previous conclusions. Based on this, we reserve the right to modify our conclusions as more information becomes available.

 

Updated Test Results

Here are our results of the RA Bonita WobbleMeter test, starting with the True Wobble Test.

 


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.

WobbleMeter 2.0

We’re continually improving the WobbleMeter with the goal of a more accurate representation of a desk’s wobble. We improved the WobbleMeter two ways:

  • Updating to a better bearing housing
  • Updating to a more accurate arrow

RA Bonita Testing, Part 2

Using the WobbleMeter 2.0, testing results changed. Here are the results of our updated RightAngle Bonita testing:

46-inch Standing Height Tests

 

RA Bonita WobbleMeter Score at 46 inch standing height


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30-inch Sitting Height Tests

 

RA Bonita WobbleMeter Score at 30 inch sitting height


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Scoreboard

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

Re-Evaluation

Using the WobbleMeter 2.0, our results for the Bonita LT remains the same:

As with most adjustable height desks, the Bonita is a sturdy desk at the lower height. The cross-support makes a definitive difference in the stability of an adjustable height desk, especially the side-to-side tests.

Note: The principle behind any method, scientific or otherwise, is being open to new information that requires a re-examination of previous conclusions. Based on this, we reserve the right to change our conclusions as more information becomes available.

Next Up

The Hi HAT Rectangular is our next WobbleMeter test.

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