The Autonomous SmartDesk is the cheapest desk you can buy, in every sense of the word. Read our expert reviewer's reasons for being skeptical about the company's many hyberbolic marketing claims.
IKEA Bekant Sit-Stand Desk Review
The IKEA Bekant desk underwhelms us. With a weak 150-lb lifting capacity, a surprisingly light frame, and only one desktop size available, this desk comes in at the low end of electrically adjustable sit/stand desks. For only $100 more you can find a desk with much stronger, quieter and faster motors, and a tabletop that'll last much longer, look much nicer, and stand up better to cuts, dings and chemicals.
What exactly can you expect if you buy this desk? Short answer: a typical IKEA product strategy of cutting corners on components in order to achieve an extremely low price point. Most of us here at WorkWhileWalking are more than a little familiar with IKEA – having purchased, [...]
For the price, the StandDesk is a great lower-cost alternative to the UpLift, Jarvis and other Chinese-made desks. StandDesk's simple product and simple website is a philosophy that appeals to the younger generation, and doesn't go over the top with marketing pizzazz and unsupported performance claims like their Jiecang-based competitors tend to employ.
What Are the Best SmartDesk Alternatives?
You love the price of the $448 SmartDesk 2 standing desk, but not the terrible reviews and lack of size and color options, so you may be asking what's a worthy budget standing desk that is going to perform well and last a long time trouble-free? Our expert reviews staff has put together their top recommendations for standing desks that start under $700.