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Someone finally released a motorized sit-to-stand desk that people can afford

Updated 4 years ago
Published Feb 9th, 2016 7:05PM EST
Motorized Standing Desk

Everything is bad for something, but findings over the past few years have uncovered the latest troublesome behavior that’s going to kill us all: sitting. Researchers have found that sitting at a desk all day, every day can lead to serious health problems and even death. To help prevent all of these problems that might arise, companies have begun to sell things like standing desks and treadmill desks. Of course, no one wants to stand all the time while working, so there are motorized desks that accommodate sitting and standing positions… if you can afford one.

As it turns out, there’s a new motorized standing desk that just about anyone can afford and it’s available right now.

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New York-based Autonomous has created a desk that it simply calls the Autonomous Desk. It’s very similar to other motorized sit-to-stand desks, but with one key distinction: the price. While comparable desks can easily cost $1,500, $2,000 or more, the Autonomous Desk starts at just $299.

That’s a remarkable price for a desk of this quality that packs a robust feature set. The desk can be raised and lowered with the touch of a button, and it can remember four different height levels rather than just two.

Here’s a short GIF showing the desk in action:

The Autonomous Desk started life as a Kickstarter project but production is in full swing now and new orders can be placed on the company’s website. It’s available in five different finishes, three different sizes and with three different color options for the legs.

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