Herman Miller Jarvis Bamboo vs Autonomous Smartdesk Pro standing desk – The showdown of Marketing

Jarvis vs autonomous

In this article, we have reviewed 2 standing desks from 2 different companies – Herman Miller and Autonomous which are well-established and renowned for manufacturing state-of-the-art office furniture. As a result, all these standing desks provided in this article are unique and provide a number of distinct advantages.

Feature Jarvis Bamboo SmartDesk Pro
Height Range
  • 3-stage: 25.5″ to 50.7″
  • 3-stage low: 22.9″ to 42.9″
26.2″ to 52″
Programmable Settings 4 presets 4 presets
Power Grommet Option Available Available
Shipping Options Ships via FedEx UPS or FedEx.
Return Options Contact within 3 days for issues 30 days
Warranty 5-year on tops, 15 years on frame 1 year on tops, 7 years frame
Lift Speed 1.5″/s 1.3”/s
Weight Capacity 350 lbs 310 lbs
Noise Level Less than 50 dB 40 dB

Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk 

The Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk by Herman Miller (before it’s Fully) is undoubtedly a work-of-art, at least ergonomically. The design of this furniture item will leave you shell-shocked. It is a beautifully assembled standing desk with a bamboo top. The finishing and the quality of contours are breathtakingly elegant, and it looks to be crafted to perfection.

The bamboo used in this standing desk is specifically harvested without using any sort of pesticides, insecticides or any artificial fertilizer. Thus, providing you the ability to work in a healthy and environmentally friendly space. The bamboo wood for the desk has been carefully scrutinized and prepared without using any chemical dyes or stains.

Ergonomics: The standing desk is deliberately made to get your attention. With the use of peculiar Bamboo, which is environmentally and aesthetically safe, the desk offers you a mixture of natural and modern features. The design of the desk is smooth, stylish and svelte from top to the bottom. The company has laid a lot of emphasis on minor details such as the smoothening of edges and the contours. The design and looks of the standing desk resemble that of a furniture priced at four or five times its price.

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Setup: The Jarvis standing desk requires you to have a power drill and an L-shaped Alan wrench. However, if you don’t have a power drill, you can also use a Phillips-head screwdriver. The company has provided specific directions on the instruction booklet which provides well-detailed information about each and every aspect of setting up your standing desk. However, the tricky part is to set up the legs of the desk. After which, screwing the top of the desk is rather easy and fast.

The company has provided wooden screws and pre-drilled holes for your convenience. Once you are able to line everything up, plug in the electronics and use the provided cable clips to organize the wires in a neat bundle. The overall time spent in the construction of the desk is about 20 minutes. Although, it can be a little more or less depending on your ability to understand and implement the provided instructions.

Features: The standing desk is peculiarly made from 40 to 100% pure bamboo wood. Moreover, the desk is Greenguard certified that ensures that it will never emanate any harmful VOCs. Intrinsically, the desk is completely electric and automated from top to bottom. Unlike most of its competition, the desk provides you the ability to control it using its dedicated control panel in a hassle-free manner. So, whenever you need to change its height – sitting or standing, you just have to press a single button.

The dedicated control panel is equipped with seven different buttons, out of which two are for up and down controls, while the rest of the four are for different presets. While the use of the presets depends on the current height of the standing desk.

The desk also provides you the feature of Powered-Grommets that allows you to connect all your devices to the desk. It saves you a lot of hassle, as running all the wires from a different direction can create a clumsy environment around your desk. While it can become hectic by adjusting the size of the desk. The company claims its weight carrying capacity of 350 lbs which is more than enough for you to stack your desk with multiple monitors, your stationery, your food, your electronic gadgets and what not!

The product is available in two different shapes and seven different size options. Along with that, you also get a ton of accessories to choose from. Importantly, the contour is available in three different – 48’’, 60’’, and 72’’ tops.

Autonomous SmartDesk Pro – Business Edition

Electrically motorized desks are always ahead of their mechanical counterparts. No matter how durable or sturdy your standing desk is, it is still primitive if it doesn’t allow you to adjust its height with the touch of a button. The SmartDesk Pro (before it was called Smartdesk 2 Business Edition) by Autonomous is one such design that provides you with features of the premium standing desk at a price of budget one.

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Ergonomics: This desk provides you the comfort of working both ways – by sitting or standing, and this desk makes your life really smooth by providing you with an effortless transition between the two positions. Ergonomically, it is designed like a perfect piece of engineered furniture. It provides you 5 different coloring options to choose from, with the ability to select a different color for the top and the base, respectively.

Design-wise, it is smooth-edged and spacious. Its aesthetic appeal can be visualized from the fact that it is a special business edition, with its design tailor-made to grace your office space.  

Setup: The setup of the standing desk takes approximately 20 minutes. Kudos to its construction, it has a straightforward and direct design that attributes to its easy assembly. The product comes packaged into two different packages, each for the tabletop, and the sit/stand frame.

It takes about 5 minutes to extract the components of the package and read the instruction booklet. The detailed instructions printed on the instruction booklet allow you to understand it completely. To add to your understanding, the company has also provided detailed pictures of the assembly process.

Features: The product provides you with a number of features and functions at its price. The biggest feature is its electronically adjustable height, which is undoubtedly the best in its class. Further, there is also a dedicated control panel on the right side of the standing desk. The control panel has different direction adjustment buttons which allow you to adjust the height without a hassle. Besides, it also provides you with four different presets that can be used to adjust the height of the desk. It also allows you to customize the presets as per your preference.

On the opposite side of the control panel, you get a display that provides you to show the current height of the standing desk. It provides a considerable weight-carrying capacity along with a whopping 5-year warranty period. It has to be admitted that such a warranty period cover is hard to find even in the premium standing desks costing you a ransom.

Our expert Recommendations

Choosing an appropriate standing desk can be an issue when depends on so many requirements, budget, and available space to select the best piece of furniture for us. What makes a standing desk reliable is its ability to be adjusted in terms of size without a hassle. If the process of adjustment gets hectic, then the users would have to spend a considerable time only resizing the standing desk. Such a scenario can be consequential for the individual if he/she wants to increase the output.

2 options in this post are feature-packed, not exactly budget-friendly but provide a number of distinct functions and features. However, for the winner, clearly, it’s Jarvis Bamboo!

The new Herman Miller standing desk provides you with electrically adjustable positions along with an ergonomically beautiful design. It is both – convenient and high-end materials. It also provides a classic finish. And 350 lbs with more height range options, that’s enough to put an end to the showdown

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