Autonomous Sit-to-Stand Desk

$299 Electric height adjustable standing desk w/ memory pad

#2 Product of the WeekFebruary 04, 2016
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Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
Hi everyone! So happy to be back on ProductHunt :) Meet the new Autonomous Sit-to-Stand Desk. We've been working really hard in the last 9 months to make a lot of hardware/software/mechanical improvements, streamline our supply chain, and most importantly reduce our production expenses. For only $299, you'll get a Premium Standing Desk with Grade-A Wood Tops, Heavyweight Industrial Steel Frame, Smart Memory Keypad, Dual Electric Motors that are super silent, smooth and powerful (350-pound load capacity). We back all our products with 5-Year Warranty and 30-Day Trial. Happy to answer any questions here!
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@duyhtq Cool to see this and the price has made it more affordable! One weird question from me. When I was sitting at a standing desk recently, I kept accidentally pressing the button for it to move upwards... pretty annoying haha. Do you have anything in place to stop this? What was the feedback from the previous desk? What did you implement? Would you consider making a really cheap alternative like Oristand? Wireless charging pad is pretty cool 🙈
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@bentossell Hey Ben, yep, super excited to make it more affordable for everyone! There are a few different ways to "stop" the motion. For our entry model and Pro model, you simply hold the button to go up/down and release it to stop. If you use our memory pad, and press 1/2/3/4 to go up to one of your preset heights, and simply press either up or down to stop. Very intuitive UI :) Now, for our AI model, you can stop in the iPhone app (and soon Apple Watch). You can also use voice commands to stop it.
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@bentossell We're actually very happy with the first release of the desk last year. We have a lot of repeated customers. The defective & return rate is super low. See some of our customer reviews here: https://www.autonomous.ai/customers We've made a lot of improvements in the mechanical & electrical components. The control box is now smaller. The motor movement is a lot more silent and smooth (but still as fast and as powerful). We also extended our warranty from 2 years to 5 years! As far as the wood top, we're now using better finishes, especially on the White and Black top. For the Walnut and Oak top, we're switching to Grade-A veneers only. For the AI model, we'll be releasing our iOS / Android app this month, with a lot of new voice apps for the desks like calling Uber right from your desk with just one command "Call a taxi" or ordering lunch with one command like "Order my favorite pizza".
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@bentossell Oristand is super cool. I wish I thought of it :) I guess it all comes down to your personal choice. If you want a full standing desk as a valuable piece of furniture, then we're the obvious choice because of our product quality, customer service, warranty, shipping time, and everything else. If you want something more temporary, I think Oristand is an excellent choice!
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@duyhtq With the stopping movement I literally meant if there is a way to lock it so that accidentally pressing to go up/down won't work. Kind of like a child lock? Yeah it is awesome but given your position and reputation in this market I was wondering if a more portable version like Oristand was in your roadmap at all,
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@bentossell Yep, we're working on an Autonomous Desk Mini :) The team has been testing it in the past few months. We need to fix a few things, but we hope to release it soon :) It still has most of the awesome features, just a smaller and more portable one :)
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@bentossell You know.. that's a really good idea (lock the memory pad). I don't know why it didn't come up before. None of our customers have asked this. We'll definitely add this to our feature roadmap! Much appreciated Ben!
JB@jay_bee12345 · Founder
@duyhtq I love your product! and.. I have an idea.. I would love to see this technology in coffee shops! Consider marketing it to such companies (Starbuck, Tim Horton's, etc..) I hope you enjoyed reading! :) Thanks! Jaswinder Brar
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@jay_bee12345 i think that's a really great idea! do you know anyone at starbucks or tim horton's :)
Seth@sethlitwack
@duyhtq @bentossell sounds awesome! do you know the approx. price yet? do you have any preview pics?
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@sethlitwack @bentossell hey seth.. are you talking about the mini? if so, no pricing yet. we're still working on it :)
JB@jay_bee12345 · Founder
@duyhtq No unfortunately.. I do not.. Consider researching their existing store floor plans/layouts and have a designer fit your product into their existing floor plan/layout in an optimal manner.. and present this to corresponding coffee shops (Starbucks & Tim Horton's) in pursuit of reaching a deal.. Even if you had 1 installed per location that would be a big deal.. Anyways, best regards to the success of your venture. Thank you.
yonatan doron@jodoron · BizDev @ https://yes.no
@duyhtq Hey Duy, I love your product, I really can't wait to have a standing desk affordable, seems like a reasonable price as well! I assume you have no plans to ship it to Israel anytime soon? If so, I could sure know people who would love to get a hold of this thing.
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@jodoron we ship all over the world :) we've been shipping to over 30 countries in the past year!
yonatan doron@jodoron · BizDev @ https://yes.no
@duyhtq Amazing, would love to hear about shipping costs to Israel, weather here or to my email jonathan@yes.no
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@jodoron @yes you can order online and select israel as the country at check out!
Stefan Bielau@stefanbielau · Managing Partner, Dynamo Partners
@duyhtq Great product, are you shipping to Poland?
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@stefanbielau YES :) We ship all over the world! Just select Poland at check out.
Jonathan Cutrell@jcutrell · Director of Technology, Whiteboard
@duyhtq I wish I would have known this was coming... I have had my Autonomous desk for less than a month, and bought it at the previous ProductHunt price ($476). Great desk, but now I wish I would have waited...
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@jcutrell hi jonathan, thanks for supporting us. either justin or angelica will reach out to you today to discuss. hope you're enjoying your desk!
Tom Kinniburgh@kinnth · Mobile Guru, Founder, Gamer
I can't wait for you guys to be able to ship to UK cheaper than $300!
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@kinnth hey tom, we ship a lot to the UK actually. if you consider the total cost at $599, it is still an awesome price point and likely better than anything you can buy locally in the UK!
Borja Rojano@tapefinder · Founder at TapeWrite
@duyhtq can you make that Brussels? I have my credit card ready.
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@tapefinder we ship worldwide :) have been shipping to over 30 countries!
Tom Kinniburgh@kinnth · Mobile Guru, Founder, Gamer
@duyhtq sure it's not a bad price, but if you consider it 100% the cost of the desk for shipping i'd rather wait until you distribute within Europe more efficiently.
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@kinnth hi tom.. entering a new market is always tricky. any advice / suggestion / recommendation on which cities we should be in first? we want to find a location that will be close to tech hubs (like san francisco or new york in the US), and from where we can ship the desks to different countries in europe. thanks!
Chi Tran@chitran241 · Autonomous https://www.autonomous.ai/
@kinnth @tapefinder, hey guys, we have finally had our warehouse in the Netherlands and can now offer more affordable shipping option, at just €49.
Alex Freedman@tvcalling · tv
Since I initially saw the product here, I'll also share my negative experience with Autonomous (in case anyone is interested in newer updates). In April, I ordered one of their standing desks. Shipping date was announced for May. In May, my order was delayed to June. In June, my order was delayed to July. In July, today, my order gets delayed yet again, this time for an "end of August" shipping estimate. Meanwhile, their website currently lists shipping on new orders for late July. If anyone is interested in ordering something from Autonomous, here's a tip: don't.
Dave Mulder@muldster · Head of Product for @conferencesio
@tvcalling — Looks like this company got busted while trying to resell an office chair on Kickstarter, raising over $500k before some folks noticed and got KS to cancel the project. https://www.reddit.com/r/shittyk...
Paul Horne@paulhorne · Writer
I cancelled my order as did many other disgruntled customers after our promised ship dates kept getting pushed back month after month. Delaying orders for MONTHS at a time is just amateur hour -- if you don't have the products, don't tell customers you do. (And not understanding how shipping from China works is not a valid excuse).
What method is there to upgrade the software in the desk? Presumably, you will find/fix bugs in the software or add later support for new services, etc. How are those updates sent to the desk?
Duy Huynh
Maker
@duyhtq · Autonomous
@kev9203 Over the air. This is the only way for us to keep pushing new features and bug fixes to your desk seamlessly.