Stand and Deliver: Smart Desk 2 from Autonomous
I'm always looking for ways to be proactive about my health, and I knew that the hours I was sitting during the day were taking a toll on my body. For the past few years I'd been eyeing standing desks, and towards the end of last year I made the decision to move forward on a purchase. As with most things that I buy, I did quite a bit of research in the attempt to find the right one.
After talking with several artists that had been using a standing desk and countless hours reading reviews, I ordered the Smart Desk 2 from Autonomous. Now that I've been using the desk for the last few months I wanted to share my experience.
Placing the Order:
I placed the order on the Autonomous site and the whole process took only a few minutes. There were a few options to choose from and I decided to go with the Business Edition that has the dual motor and a 5-year warranty. I passed on the Accessory Kit and AI Box options, and not being in New York or LA, an assembly service wasn’t an option.
Anyone who knows me is aware of just how much I avoid assembling…. well… anything. I don't enjoy the process of assembling things unless we're talking about LEGOS, and then I'm all over it. When the desk arrived, I called my friend and scheduled for him to swing by later in the day to help assemble the desk. I was so excited to try the desk out that I couldn’t wait and started the assembly myself. I was quite surprised with just how easy it was to assemble.
I had zero issues, unlike my attempts in the past with IKEA furniture, and had the desk completed in around 45 minutes.
My favorite feature of the desk is the Smart Keypad. The keypad remembers up to 4 sitting and standing heights, and although I currently only take advantage of 2 of them, it's nice knowing that I have a couple more to spare. Being able to simply press a button and the desk changes to the desired position is fantastic.
I also appreciate how quiet the dual motors are when the desk is in motion. I can continue to have a conversation without the need to raise my voice during the transition.
I've been using the desk now for a few months and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. If you're looking for an affordable way to avoid sitting for hours on end and want a reliable solution, I strongly recommend considering the Smart Desk 2. My only real regret is not getting one sooner.
For more information about the Smart Desk 2 visit the official Autonomous site here: https://www.autonomous.ai