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Our Review of the Autonomous A.I. ErgoChair

ErgochairI realize that normally when I review a product from the same company, I have this thing about spacing out the reviews or at least calling it “Part 1” and “Part 2” and so forth. Today, I just said “the heck with it” and here’s a review of another great Autonomous AI product that I had a chance to try out with the ErgoChair.

As you might have guessed, the ErgoChair makes an excellent companion for the SmartDesk 2, only it can’t stand you up. While I am talking about the SmartDesk 2, I will say that it took me hours to assemble that desk, but I was able to assemble the ErgoChair in less that time. I would like to say “in minutes”, but it took less than an hour, I’m sure.

The moment that I sat down on the ErgoChair after it was assembled, I was instantly comforted. It is a chair that I would feel great taking a nap in, and feel that I could do a lot of work with. Seriously, I said “oh yeah”, and I really like the mesh stuff the seat is made of.

The ErgoChair has so many points of adjustment. The armrests alone can go up, down, left, right, front, and back. There is this one lever in back that locks it in place, or allows the user to lean back pretty far. The headrest can lean back as well as extend upwards as well.

The main website says that “customizable tilt tension to perfectly balance your weight, seat position can be locked or unlocked for flexibility or maximum support”, and it looks like there is some technology in place that makes the comfort possible.

Therefore, I’m going to recommend the ErgoChair for anyone in office. That is, for those that work an office and want something with a swivel and wheels, not those that are in political office. You should be able to purchase the ErgoChair on the Autonomous AI website for a price range of about $249-$299.

Posted by on January 31st, 2017 No Comments

Our Review of the SmartDesk 2 from Autonomous AI

Smartdesk 1I’m very pleased that I had a chance to try out the SmartDesk 2 from Autonomous AI, and this is going to be one of those reviews where I am going to talk about the delivery, assembly, and usage.

I’ll start by just saying what it does: the SmartDesk 2 is one of those desks that is a standing desk and a sitting desk. At the touch of a button, the user can have a standing experience or sitting experience, and should probably be the new standard of desks.

I was pleased that it was sent to me, and it came in two forms on two separate days. The first was the big flat top of it, and the other part contained the legs and the motor that could raise or lower that top.

Smartdesk 2I will have to say that assembly was pretty simple, even though it took about two-and-a-half hours. I had no problem assembling the legs as it was simple inserting thick bolts with the included square bolt alum wrench.

The biggest issue is when you have to insert the legs into the top section. Now, there are holes marked where you can insert the legs and screw them into the wood, but the issue is that assembly allows to adjust the width of the legs.

I am not certain why in the world these legs need to be adjustable at the width for construction. In the end, I just chose a width that lined up with the holes. The issue is that adjusting the width of the legs was step 2, but that didn’t really come into play until step 12, where I had to adjust the width of the legs again to make it fit.

The same applied to the driveshaft. This particular part joined the motor on one leg with another mechanism on the other leg so the desk can be raised or lowered. Honestly, the driveshaft should probably be put on last, because I had to take it out in order to screw on the top in the center of it.

Smartdesk 3Yes, I realize that this is rather difficult to follow, but trust me, I would actually recommend following some of the steps out of order to assemble this desk in the most simple manner as possible. However, if you are not technically capable, like me, I was able to get it working as soon as I plugged it in.

The controls of the desk screw on in the front, and I was able to raise it up to carry a lot of weight on the top. It can hold 220 lbs for the Home Edition and up to 300 for the Business Edition.

So the real question is whether or not you want a standing desk. There was a recent Family Guy sketch that I felt addressed the issue of how standing desk people relate to “chair-people”. I put it here so you can read it for yourself after the jump.

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Posted by on January 30th, 2017 No Comments