If your standard Omnidesk table feels too big for you, then the newest Omnidesk Classic could be just the thing. I popped by the Omnidesk office earlier last week to check it out, and here are my impressions. The Classic offers the choice of a shorter width table at 60cm, or the usual 76cm. The shorter width means it fits better in places such as offices or smaller rooms, but comes with some compromises such as monitor arm placement.
- Table dimensions: 122cm, 153cm, 183cm (length), 60cm, or 76cm (width)
- Frame and motor weight: 30kg
- Available in black or white frame
- 40mm/s speed, touchscreen controller with programmable preset height
That's because the shorter width means the table stands don't have much space if you want to put a monitor arm at the side. It's still fine to mount them at the back, but bear in mind you won't be able to swing them too far back. That's important if your monitor is big — 30-inchs or more, and you won't have much width to position it further away from you. Of course, if you're fine with a monitor right in your face, then ignore me. However, the compact Classic version is probably best for monitor sizes of 24-inch or less (though 27-inch monitors may still work).
Now, the smaller size is immediately obvious, but otherwise it looks very similar to normal Omnidesk tables such as the Ascent. It comes in the same lengths: 122cm, 153cm, and 183cm, but as mentioned, with the shorter 60cm width. At launch, the 60cm will only come in black or white table top versions, while wood options will come later. Style-wise, the Classic has a few tweaks to make it stand out. The table legs feature only two columns, instead of the usual three. The base column is bigger for better stability. It will still support weights of up to 130kg, and moves up or down at 40mm/s.
The Classic controller comes with a minimalist look, and is a full touchscreen controller with four programmable heights. The screen turns off when not in use for a clean feel, and also works with the Omnidesk Life App, which tracks when you are standing or sitting. Other features include the same cable management tray under the desk. I did notice that if you want to mount a power strip, there's only space to do it nearer the front. Older Omnidesk models have the strip towards the back and closer to the cable management tray. Some accessories will not work with the compact version, such as the Keep desk drawer, or its Titus+ desk mat. You can attach the PC mount, but it will pop out a little.
The Omnidesk Classic will be available for pre-order come August 28, with a S$50 discount. Prices start from S$599 for the compact version, while the regular tables are S$629. You can also check out the Classic in person during Comex 2023 at Suntec Convention Centre. Check back soon for our full review.