By far the most populous category of sit-to-stand products, electric standing desks are powered by precision, linear motor drives and easily change in height with the press of a button. They have a distinct advantage over most manually-operated desks in speed, convenience, and performance, but tend to cost a little more than their crank-operated cousins. Nevertheless, with dozens to choose from spanning a wide range of capabilities, feature sets, and price tags, it remains the active workstation of choice for homes and offices across the country.
The Autonomous AI SmartDesk 3 Review
The worst platypus of a desk we've ever seen, the SmartDesk 3 is neither a good standing desk nor a useful personal assistant. It is build on the poor performing SmartDesk 2 Business Edition platform but limited to one desktop size and three colors, where other desks come in hundreds or thousands of size/shape/color combinations. The "AI" is nothing but a crippled version of Google Home or Amazon Echo, that you have to stand at your desk to use (these apps are already on your phone, which you can use from anywhere). Kickstarter was smart to kill the campaign, and Autonomous would be "smart" to kill the product, in our expert reviewers' opinion.
Autonomous SmartDesk First Class Review
So how well does the First Class moniker apply to the new $498 Autonomous SmartDesk model? It doesn't, not even by domestic standards. It's more like Premium Economy—a little extra legroom, priority boarding and some free snackage. As, quite frankly, its price would imply.
Autonomous SmartDesk Mini Desktop Workstation Review
Autonomous probably figured their millennial audience will be wowed by the cool factor of electric, and won’t likely research how much more assembly effort and success risk the Mini might entail. Our advice? Stick to the more ergonomic, proven models already out there, and recognize the electric gimmick for what it is in the case of the Autonomous SmartDesk Mini.