Saturday, February 24, 2018

Autonomous SmartDesk 2 Review

Back in 2012 I was sick of sitting down all day and decided to build myself my own standing desk. While it worked pretty well it was not exactly high enough, and I could not adjust it up or down. This eventually led me to get a tall stool which I ended up sitting on more often than actually standing. So when Autonomous asked me if I wanted to check out their Smart Desk 2 I was quite excited. Autonomous says the Smart Desk 2 is the most affordable high-quality standing desk, period. Prices start at a very modest $299 for the base model and go up from there. Can the Smart Desk 2 become my new favorite desk or will I go back to the one I was using? Read on as we find out!

Special thanks to Autonomous for sending us the SmartDesk 2 to review.

– The most affordable high-quality standing desk, period.
– #1 rated in the world.
– Unparalleled performance with an advanced Electric Motor System.
– Smart Keypad that remembers your perfect sitting and standing heights.
– Silent in motion with advanced Noise Cancellation Engineering – sound level at only 39 dB during movement.
– The most energy efficient sit-to-stand frame – only 0.06 watt standby power consumption.

My Configured Smart Desk 2
Autonomous gave me the option to configure my own Smart Desk 2. I decided to go with the Bamboo Surface material, 53″ x 30″ Ergonomic surface design, black platform color, and the Business Edition, which comes with a dual-motor, 24″ – 51″ sit-to-stand, 300 lbs capacity, and a 5-year warranty. This configuration brings our desk price to $549.

The SmartDesk 2 will come to you in two parts. You’ll get the surface (tabletop) in one box, and then the frame and the rest of the parts in another box.

Opening the box that has the frame in it you have 5 main parts, which makes us think that assembly won’t be all that difficult.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
  • Greg Zeng

    Looking at the manufacturer’s web site, it comes in different desk-shapes, etc. They see it as a one-user work-station. It could be used as a one-purpose, multi-user work-station. With multi-users, it can adjust to many different users.

    Not mentioned directly, but probably needed, are castor-wheels with locking. This allows mobility, plus fitting with rooms, cables, and other furniture.

  • John Parry

    Thanks for the review. Just ordered mine today. I only got the DIY business though. I have a table I can reuse as the top to this.

  • Nice! Let us know how it turns out!

  • John Parry

    Funny story actually. Miscommunication with the wife about what table I was going to use led me to have to call and cancel my order. Now I am deciding, based mostly on this review, on whether I want bamboo or not.

  • I love the bamboo so glad I went with that option!

  • John Parry

    I received my platform yesterday and my bamboo top today. Got it all installed and I love it. I do wish though that I would have gone with a wider top but my three monitors do sit side by side at least. Your review did help me to go with bamboo, much appreciated!

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