When you work from home half or full time, chairs and work surfaces can assist your consolation and productiveness or contribute to again ache and too-tight hamstrings. Engineer-driven ergonomic workplace furnishings firm Autonomous lately launched the SmartDesk 2 – House Workplace, a less expensive model of the corporate’s sit-stand desk for business workplaces.
Standing desks that get desk employees out of their chairs appear to be a good suggestion till the trials of standing for lengthy intervals take their toll. Sit-stand desks with adjustable desk heights are a flexible answer to the issues that come up from any single occupational posture. Nonetheless, the convenience of elevating or reducing the desk normally determines how usually you’ll use the function.
The Autonomous SmartDesk 2 – House makes use of twin motors with a pushbutton management panel to vary the desk top from 28-inches to 48-inches excessive by extending the metal body. The desk is obtainable in two sizes, Traditional and XL. Traditional SmartDesk s are 53-inches broad x 29-inches deep, and XL fashions are 70.5-inches broad x 30-inches deep. Each sizes are is rated to carry as much as 300-pounds of electronics, work-related materials, and important drinks and snacks.
The management panel mounts below the correct aspect of the desk’s high. You’ll be able to elevate or decrease the desk floor by holding the up or down buttons or use 4 reminiscence presets. The present desk top shows on an LCD whenever you make a change, in any other case, the LCD turns off. Autonomous charges the motor lifting pace at 2.Three-inches per second and the noise stage at 45 decibels, the approximate stage of quiet residence dialog.
Autonomous despatched me a SmartDesk 2 Traditional with a bamboo high and a lightweight grey body to check out. The desk ships in two cartons, one for the highest and the opposite for the disassembled body. Assembling typical residence workplace furnishings could be a time-consuming and irritating chore, however that’s not the case with the SmartDesk 2.
It took about 30 minutes to place the body collectively, connect the highest, and set up the motors and management panel. There have been no surprises throughout meeting. The directions have been clear, and it solely took so long as it did as a result of I used to be going slowly to make certain I didn’t make the standard errors. I may most likely assemble a second desk in about half the time.
Establishing the management panel for my most well-liked sitting and standing heights was as simple as setting a automotive’s reminiscence buttons. All you must do is to lift or decrease the desk to a desired top, press and maintain the M button, and, when the LCD begins blinking, press one of many 4 numbered reminiscence buttons. I used a smartphone sound meter app and located the mechanism averaged about 45 dB rising and 42 dB when reducing.
The SmartDesk – 2 House is obtainable in three body colours: white, black, and grey. Traditional measurement stops can be found in white, black, walnut, white oak, and bamboo. The bigger XL tops can be found in white, black, and walnut. The bamboo high is fabricated from pure bamboo, however the different colours are constructed of commercial-grade MDF (medium density fiberboard) wooden.
The one variations between the SmartDesk 2 – House Workplace and Enterprise Workplace fashions are top adjustment ranges and body guarantee. The Enterprise Workplace mannequin adjusts from 26-inches to 52-inches excessive and has a 7-year guarantee. The House Workplace adjusts from 28-inches to 48-inches excessive and has a 5-year guarantee. The Enterprise Workplace fashions value $100 extra, so until you want a desk with extra-low or extra-high top adjustment, there’s no compelling cause to purchase the Enterprise Workplace mannequin for typical residence workplace use. The SmartDesk Three, an earlier mannequin that included an built-in pill with digital assistant software program, is not obtainable.
Traditional measurement Autonomous SmartDesk2 – House Workplace sit-stand desks promote for $379 with coloration tops and $429 with a bamboo high within the Traditional measurement and $469 for the XL fashions. Autonomous has a Black Friday sale working now with $30 to $50 worth reductions on sit-stand desks relying on mannequin and coloration.