Autonomous Review: The Best Affordable Standing Desk

I’ve been using a standing desk for over 5 years now and really enjoy being able to sit and stand throughout the day. There are many health benefits of a standing desk that I will not cover in this post, but I will say being able to stand and work has helped me stay healthy while working at a desk for extended periods of time.

Since working from home, I’ve needed more desk space for additional monitors. My previous standing desk was only 4 ft long and my 34″ monitor spanned almost the entire desk. Autonomous was kind enough to send me a desk to review.

Autonomous is a well-known company that has been around since 2015 focusing on the “smart office” primarily office chairs and standing desk.¬†From my research, they make the most affordable standing desk on the market starting at $379. That is about half of what I paid for a similar desk 5 years ago. I decided to go with the SmartDesk 2 Premium XL with black legs and a walnut top which cost around $569. The XL is 70″ long which is perfect if you need more space for additional monitors. They also sell an L shaped desk for $739 which is another great option if you have space for it. Other companies sell L shaped desk for double that price. It pretty amazing how they are able to sell the best affordable standing desk at these prices.

The XL top comes with 2 grommets that are great for cable management. I recommend using a cable tray or zip ties to keep your cables neat under the desk.


  • Affordable adjustable standing desk
  • Customizable options
  • Quality materials
  • Easy to assemble
  • Programmable height


  • Included Allen wrench did not work well
  • Wish the Cable Tray was included

Overall I am extremely happy with SmartDesk 2 Premium from Autonomous. I give it a 5 out of 5 compared to the other standing desk I have used. They make great products at affordable prices. If you have been considering a standing desk or office chair you cannot go wrong with Autonomous. Leave a comment below if you use a standing desk. If you decide to purchase a standing desk, use the discount code TIMLELAND (exp: 31 Aug).

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