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Autonomous standing desk

Autonomous standing desk was designed to make both standing and sitting a natural part of your day. Having a convenient option to stand at any point during your workday encourages movement, key to maintaining healthy circulation and focus.

Work smarter with our adjustable desk

A simple solution to the adverse effects of being sedentary. A height-adjustable standing desk allows you to easily switch between sitting and standing throughout the day -- boosting your mood, concentration, and energy levels. Be more alert and efficient, naturally.

Your essential solution to the sedentary

Seamlessly integrate activity into your work life with a fully motorized, height-adjustable standing desk. For increased productivity and improved health.

Autonomous sit-stand desks
Room for all your monitors and gadgets

With a 300-pound lifting capacity, Standup desk supports multiple monitors plus all your gadgets and accessories. The table top is 30 inches deep, giving you the space you need to think bigger and work smarter.

Keep moving to keep ideas flowing

A height-adjustable sit-to-stand desk allows you to stay active and productive throughout the day. Dynamic bodies support dynamic thinking. Easily switch between sitting and standing to keep yourself moving safely all day, in a way that works best for you.

Dimensions of electric adjustable desks

Standing desks help you naturally make the frequent posture changes necessary for optimal physical and mental functioning. The sit-to-stand function allows you to find a balance that is comfortable for you. Combat a sedentary lifestyle at just a touch of a button.

Frequently Asked Questions about ergonomic chair

Does this desk use a regular 120 volt outlet?

Yes. Our standing desk is compatible with standard 120 volts - 240 volts outlets. Both currents are automatically converted by the desk. US orders are installed with the standard two-prong plug. For international orders, we convert the plug to the type used by the destination country.

I see that there is a “black box” to be installed on the underside (aside from the control panel), with power and data connection. Is this like a power strip and data plug-in?

Yes, this is the control box. It must be attached under the standing desk to use the SmartKeypad. It is connected with the SmartKeypad to control the height of the desk, and with the power source to tell the electric motor(s) when to move up and down.

Do you ship worldwide?

We do! We have shipped to more than 60 countries so far, and we’re still counting! Please select your country for localized checkout and appropriate pricing, duties, and taxation processing.

How much weight can your SmartDesk support? I have two wide monitors, 27" each. Will they be safe?

SmartDesk 2 Home Edition Frame (single motor) can lift up to 220 lbs. SmartDesk 2 Business Edition (dual motors) can lift up to 300lbs. For multiple monitors, we recommend going with the Business Edition Frame.

How long does shipping take?

Once your order is processed (less than 1 business day), shipping takes 3-5 business days for continental US addresses and 7-10 days for international orders.

Can you give me more information about your 30-Day Trial policy?

If you don’t like your desk, we’ll take it back. It’s that simple and easy. You have until 30 days after delivery to build and use your desk. If you change your mind, you can then request to return the desk for a full refund (we even cover shipping!), no questions asked. This policy applies to all desks delivered inside continental U.S. and returned in their original packaging only. International orders do not qualify for this program. Please note that the returned standing desk needs to be in its original packaging. If not, we reserve the right to refuse your request.

Is there a way to reset my SmartDesk 2 Standing Desk?

Yes! To reset your desk, unplug your desk. Wait 20 seconds, plug it back in and follow these steps:

1) press the up and down buttons at the same time until the desk lowers all the way down and beeps

2) release both buttons

3) press and hold the down button until you hear 3 beeps from your desk, or until you have been holding the down button for more than 20 seconds. This should reset the desk. If not, please feel free to contact us at human@autonomous.ai, so we can help you reset your standing desk.

How easy is it to assemble the Autonomous standing desk? Which tools do I need?

Assembly is not difficult. We include all the assembly tools needed in every package! Most customers finish setting up their new desks in just 15 to 30 minutes. For more detailed step by step instructions on assembly, please visit our Standing Desk Assembly page.

Does the outlet for the standing desk needs to be grounded? Is a separate circuit necessary for each desk?

No, it doesn't. The Autonomous SmartDesk is very energy efficient and draws only 0.06 watts while on standby.

How long is the cord /plug wire? In another words, how far can this desk be from an outlet?

Approximately 75 inches or 6.25 feet.

How high does the desk go?

The single motor home edition SmartDesk 2 standing desk frame extends up to 47 inches while the dual motor business edition SmartDesk 2 standing desk extends up to 51 inches.

How is Autonomous SmartDesk 2 shipped?

Autonomous SmartDesks are shipped in two packages: one for the frame and one for desk table top. If you add Accessories or the AI Box to your order, each of them will come in additional separate packages.

What are the dimensions of the shipping packaging?

Package specifications are as follows: Table top box: 56"L x 32"W x 3"H x 44 lbs. Frame box: 45"L x 11"W x 10"H x 67 lbs.

What is the lowest height the standing desk drops down to?

The lowest height for the the SmartDesk 2 is 24 inches.

What is the thickness of the table top of the standing desk?

The thickness of the table top is 3/4 of an inch.

What are the dimensions of the cutout in the ergonomic standing desk table top?

The ergonomic cutout has a length of 17 inches and a maximum depth of 8 inches.

What is the warranty on the standing desk?

Business Edition SmartDesk 2 standing desks have a 5 year warranty. Home Edition SmartDesk 2 standing desks are covered by a 1 year warranty. In the unlikely case of any issues, we will quickly fix the desk, free of charge, or send a brand new standing desk to your shipping location of choice.

Do you have non-wood table tops for the standing desk?

Our only non-wood option is the bamboo table top standing desk, made of 100% real bamboo and just as durable as our wood standing desk table tops.
Is the 70 inch x 30 inch SmartDesk 2 XL standing desk less stable than the classic size?
No. The only difference between the XL and the 53 inch standing desk top is that the XL offers more space and is heavier.

Do you offer local pickup?

Local pickup is available in Southern California only (our warehouse is in Mentone, CA). Please contact us in advance at humans@autonomous.ai to schedule a local pickup.

Is the walnut table top a solid hardwood table top?

No, our white, black, walnut, and light oak wood table tops are MDF with hardwood veneer. Our bamboo table top is 100% real bamboo.

What is the width of the space between the desk's legs on both the normal and wide models?

The width between the legs on the 53 inch standing desk is 46 inches. The width between the legs on the SmartDesk XL is 54 inches.

Do you offer express or next-day shipping on the SmartDesk?

At this time, we do not offer express or upgraded shipping.

Does the SmartDesk 2 come standard with pre-drilled cable holes in the top of the desk?

Yes. All SmartDesk 2 tops have two pre-drilled holes at the far end for cable management.

How far apart do the legs have to be? Is there only one distance that works or can I put them closer together?

For the 53 inch standing desk, the leg placement can be safely extended within the range of 42 to 47 inches. As long as you extend the legs in that range, there's no strict rule.

How do I configure the presets on my SmartDesk2?

First set the desk to your desired height, then press the M button until the LED screen on the keypad flashes. Next, select the number you want to associate with that height. Now you are ready to work smarter!

How loud is the motor on the SmartDesk Standing Desk as it raises and lowers?

Our motors are the most silent on the market. Featuring advanced noise cancellation engineering, our SmartDesks are whisper-quiet at only 39 dB during movement.

What are the differences between the home and business edition Smartdesks?

The main differences between the Home Edition Frame and the Business Edition Frame is the height ranges, the weight they can hold, and their warranty. The Home Edition Frame has a height range of 29”-47” and holds 220 pounds of weight and has a one year warranty. The Business Edition Frame has a height range of 24” - 51” and holds 300 pounds of weight and has a five year warranty.

Custom reviews of Autonomous standing desk

Mike D

I bought this desk in April 2016 and have really enjoyed using it from day one. The build quality is excellent, and the legs are sturdy with only a slight side-to-side wobble when the desk is up past 42 inches high. But the wobble goes virtually unnoticed. Electronically I've never had a problem with it other than one time when I accidentally kicked the plug as it was raising. After plugging it back in I saw an error code which, after some googling, I cured by reseting the system on it by lowering it all the way down and reprogramming the memory buttons. No biggie. I found that the adhesive wire clips designed to stick to the underside of the desk were useless in that the adhesive itself stuck permanently to the desk, but actually did NOT stick to the clip itself! A.AI needs to replace those with something better (they were 3M brand, I believe). I solved the problem by building a wooden channel at the back end of the underside of the desk to hide the nest of cables. The desk is very comfortable to use two computers on. As you can see I added a stand for my monitor, which gets up up to the right height for typing on the laptop in front of it. Having this desk inspired me to build the cabinets around it, a project that took me a good six months to complete but, as you can see, was well worth it!

Nahida Sultana

My husband likes the desk. It gives him the flexibility he needs and makes doing his job easier and more comfortable. The desk is quite steady even in the standing position. He also installed cable management, and power strip underneath the desk. The only thing is the monitor slightly shakes while typing in standing position because of the screen size and the attached arm. So far we are happy with the purchase.


This is Taylor from Geniuslink who was chatting with you on Twitter. Our founders recently bought desks for our entire team. We're based out of Seattle and have a couple remote employees as well. One of our guys is an amateur photographer and tried getting creative with the pics from our Seattle HQ. Our remote guys sent in some pics too. I'll include those as well but probably just for your entertainment value :). I bet you can guess which pic belongs to one of our developers.

Shelby Noelle Bozeman

We recently purchased 4 Autonomous Desks for our New office Skybox Communications. We are in IT Company in Orlando FL and we absolutely love them! Sitting for 8 hours a day can be extremely straining on your back, we love being able to come back from lunch and instead of sitting back down we can stand for awhile to avoid the "After lunch nap / fatigue" we so desperately want. Obviously besides the physical benefits, the desk is a perfect size to accommodate a double monitor, laptop and hard desk phone. On top of still having enough room for note taking. (I can say that it would be nice to have a small drawer for storage.) The look is modern and sleek and the ability to configure 4 preset "heights" is awesome! It makes little to no noise when transitioning. Overall an awesome investment! We are very pleased with them.

Just got a new standing desk. Autonomous.ai (not sponsored!). Love it.


We’ve seen a bunch of standing desk options out there. There are some very cool ones, some high tech ones, some lame ones but they all have one thing in common. They cost more than I want to spend on a small desk with no drawers. The SmartDesk from Autonomous is different. It's the most affordable height adjustable standing desk in the market. There are others in this price range but they don’t come with an integrated wireless charging pad, bluetooth speaker, multi-port USB charger and headphone/bag hooks. They also don’t have the instant and strong but quiet motor that this one does to get you standing up quickly and quietly. This is definitely one of the best we’ve seen. And heck, if it’s good enough for the folks at Wework, it’s good enough for us.