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Bill Knighton3/10/20222 min read

WobbleMeter: Testing the HON Coordinate - Pt 1

Today, we set our sights on the legacy HON® Coordinate™ for our WobbleMeter test.


Underneath the HON Coordinate adjustable height base
Taking a peek underneath the HON Coordinate adjustable height base

PLEASE NOTE: During the time that RightAngle tested the stability for this version of the HON Coordinate height adjustable base, HON released a newer version. This post reflects testing completed on the legacy base. The next post focuses on the newer version of the HON Coordinate.

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: Hon Coordinate Base

HON ‘s description of their Coordinate height adjustable base from their website:


Achieve the exact work surface height you desire with HON Coordinate Height Adjustable Base. Supporting the increasing popularity of sit-to-stand workstations and tables is becoming a crucial element of today’s organizations. HON Coordinate Height Adjustable Base automatically adjusts to the desired height without putting strain on the user. The base includes a motor-activated lift that attaches to any HON work surface between 48″W and 72″W, putting the user in the control of their environment.



  • Standard controller with table base creates a full sit-to-stand capability
  • Leg design includes a pre-assembled motor
  • 78″ cord provides easy access to floor or wall outlets
  • Adjustable columns are 14-gauge precision steel tube for strength and durability
  • Silver finish matches any neutral HON paint or finish color
  • Accommodates HON work surface sizes ranging from 24″-30″ D and 48″-72″W
  • Overall Depth: 24.0″
  • Overall Height: 49.2″
  • Overall Width: 72.0″

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 legacy HON Coordinate base, starting with the True Wobble Test.



Special Note: RA Answers tests only the relative wobble of a height adjustable desk. Results are shared using a gauge with three color-coded ranges. These ranges reflect our opinion of what is an acceptable wobble.

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

Discontinued HON Coordinate Standing Wobble Score

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30-inch Sitting Height Tests

Discontinued HON Coordinate Sitting Wobble Score

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



Based on our tests, the legacy HON Coordinate adjustable height base is reasonably stable at the lower heights. Like most desks, the higher the base rises, the less stable it becomes.

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 next desk in line for our WobbleMeter tests is the new HON Coordinate standing desk base.