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Autonomous SmartDesk 2

📅 2022-Jan-15 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ standing desk ⬩ 📚 Archive

In 2020, when I started working from home (due to COVID) one of the nice things I missed from office was my standing desk. I looked at the various desks available at that time and ordered the Autonomous SmartDesk 2. (This particular model seems to have been updated as the SmartDesk Pro now.) I have been using it all day, every day for the past 2 years and I am quite happy with it.

Here is some info about the desk:

All in all, I think this desk really feels like a modern luxury standing desk, worth the money if you work from home. It is one of the few desks that comes down to a low height - a must-have feature for folks who are of modest height (like me).

I usually stand while I conduct or participate in meetings and sit down the rest of the time. Whether this actually aids my health or not, I find the sitting/standing change to be refreshing.

Standing desks are not just about standing, they are height-adjustable so even while sitting, you can set them to just the right height for you (which you cannot do with any normal desk). This is what I believe is their best feature.

I have few complaints about this particular desk. Note that if you need to move occasionally, I recommend getting a lighter and smaller desk, made of particle board top and that is easier to disassemble.

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