The Best Standing Desk for Good Health and Productivity

A sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading causes of health conditions such as heart disease, chronic fatigue, diabetes, lower back pain, osteoporosis, etc. In 2020, it is not uncommon for an average white-collar worker to sit all day long, staring at a computer screen.

The use of ergonomic office furniture indeed improves the body posture. Still, it is not a be-all and end-all solution. Upgrading your office or home workspace with ergonomically-designed furniture is a good start.

In addition to that, you might also consider adding a standing desk to the mix. It will allow you to switch between sitting and standing during work hours. An adjustable standing desk can be paired up with an office chair too.

A report published by WashingtonPost concluded that employees who use a standing desk are more productive than those who don’t. To know more, go through this study by Gregory Garnett.

Smart furniture makers like Autonomous are going to the distance to improve the health and productivity of home/office workers. In this post, I have reviewed Smartdesk 2 Premium standing desk.

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Product Ratings:

  • Assembly – 7/10
  • Aesthetics – 8/10
  • Stability – 9/10
  • Load Bearing Capacity – 7/10
  • Adjustment Range – 7/10
  • Adjustment Speed – 7/10
  • Ease Of Use – 9/10


  • Easy to move
  • Increase your productivity
  • Lessen or completely diminish back pain
  • Quiet and smooth motors
  • Promotes a healthy lifestyle
  • Affordable price but high-quality


  • Assembling can take more than an hour
  • No cable management

Product Review: Smartdesk 2 Premium

In this section, I am going to discuss Smartdesk 2 Premium, the best adjustable standing desk by Autonomous. Standing desks by Autonomous have improved the health and productivity of over 300,000 white-collar workers worldwide.

Whether you work from an office or home, you must have an adjustable standing desk in your workspace. Smartdesk 2 Premium is a technologically advanced standing desk with a powerful motorized foundation. With a flick of a switch, you can adjust its height till you reach the optimal level.

This product has all the advanced features necessary for better performance at work and is affordable. There is no point in spending more than $600 merely on a standing desk. Students, freelancers, home-based-business or small businesses can easily afford to have 1-2 Smartdesk 2 Premium adjustable standing desks in their workspace.

Until now, you would have had to pay up to $600+ for a good quality standing desk. The Smartdesk 2 Premium offers everything you’d expect from a high-priced standing desk for a lot less. The cost-effectiveness of this product lets students, freelancers, and home-based small business upgrade their existing workstation without breaking the bank.

This standing desk comes in a lot of different exciting colors. I have listed them below:

  • Black Top + Black Frame
  • White Top + White Frame
  • White Top + Grey Frame
  • Bamboo Top + Grey Frame
  • Black XL Top + Black Frame
  • White Oak Top + White Frame
  • White XL Top + White Frame

Since this is a DIY standing desk, you must choose the size of the components/parts and put it together yourself. The tabletop is available in a smaller hybrid version and larger business version. The hybrid version is 53″L x 29″W x 1″H and the business (also denoted as XL top) is 70.5″L x 30″W x 1″H.

Needless to say, the package also includes a solid steel frame. The adjustable frame fits both the hybrid or business version of the tabletop. The frame is equipped with a dual-motor system capable of lifting 300 lbs. The frame and tabletop combo are durable enough to withstand loads heavier than 300 lbs.

The Smartdesk 2 Premium is Suitable for


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The Smartdesk 2 Premium offers a variety of benefits for a home/office desk worker. Although this standing desk goes well with almost all desk workers, it makes a massive difference for those struggling with lower back pain or other muscle-related issues.

By switching between sitting and standing during work, you will be able to continue work without letting body pain get in the way. In a way, it also enhances productivity.

Features of Smartdesk 2 Premium

1. Versatile Product


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Smartdesk 2 Premium equips you with the ability to multi-function. With the touch of a button, the frame can go from 26″ all the way up to 52″. It comes with four preset height settings. The powerful motorized foundation practically runs itself.

Apart from paring it up with a chair or using it as a standing desk, you can also use it for various other purposes. The business version is 74″ long and 33″ wide. You can use this desk for parties, product photography, creating artwork, etc.

2. Minimal Design


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Just like every other piece of office furniture from Autonomous, Smartdesk 2 Premium has a minimal design. It has a 1″ thick table surface and four feet with frame foot width of 27.5″. To keep it clean and sleek looking, Autonomous hasn’t equipped this desk with cable trays. The user can use zip ties to keep the cables in place. Also, there are no shelves or unwanted protruding objects.

3. Huge Customer Base

As I mentioned earlier, about 300,000 people have purchased the affordable standing desks by Autonomous. With the increasing popularity of conscious-living and work from home culture, the list of happy customers is on the rise.

The price is already quite low for individuals who wish to buy in small quantities, but Autonomous also offers massive discounts to major corporations who order in bulk. You get maximum value at minimum cost.

4. Strong Foundation and Quiet Operation

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The dual-motor steel frame is capable of lifting 300lbs. Also, to shift from 26″ to 52″ height takes just 20 seconds. In addition to this, the desk makes very little noise (less than 45 decibels) when in motion. Your co-workers won’t hate you for frequently changing its height. The motors are library-quiet.

5. Tried and Tested Product

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Autonomous does not outsource the manufacturing of its product to a third-party vendor. All steel frames and electric components used in the making of Smartdesk 2 Premium are tested rigorously in its own facility located in British Columbia, Canada.

Furthermore, this product is tested and certified by the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC).


Stability, load-bearing capacity, and the easy-of-use are some areas where this adjustable standing desk from Autonomous beats its competitors. Due to its vanilla looks, it has spawned a host of imitators. You will find several pale replicas of Smartdesk 2 Premium in the market.

To see precisely how this desk functions, make sure you check out this video. Don’t just take my word for it. Find out for yourself.

By ordering this product right now, you save 10 percent. Here is the discount code ATGEAR10 which will expire on 30th Aug 2020. Autonomous provides a warranty on this product for a minimum of five years against defects in materials and workmanship.

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