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, [...]
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.