Over the past several years, remote work has completely transformed how we work and live. Even though things continue to move slowly back to some “normal,” many professionals have chosen to continue to work from home on a regular basis. Even corporate-level leaders began to recognize the benefits of a work-from-home lifestyle.
Less driving time benefits the environment, and it gives workers more time at home to invest in a healthier, more active lifestyle. Professionals focused on productivity, and efficiency are constantly looking for better ways to upgrade their work life and setup. A smart desk may be the pivotal tool you need to create the most productive work environment possible.
What is a Smart Desk?
A smart desk is a technologically advanced luxury desk that revolutionizes your workplace. It comes equipped with a variety of tools which may include a large touch screen, USB and power outlets, and a companion app. Most come with numerous available add-ons that help increase productivity and make the most out of the desk’s connectivity abilities.
The smart desk can track how long you spend sitting at your desk and can even alert you that it’s time to take a break or get up and move around for a little bit. It can also remind you when you have an upcoming appointment.
How a Smart Desk Will Change the Way You Work and Live
A smart custom desk is internet-connected, height-adjustable, and smart. Just these features can help you be more productive without extra effort. By blending aesthetic furniture with functional technology, a height-adjustable smart desk allows new ways to organize your digital space to achieve maximum productivity.
Often integrating with both Windows and Mac operating systems, as well as any other equipment you might have, there’s no end to what you can accomplish. Here are some unique benefits the smart desk design has to offer, that help encourage better health and productivity
1. Smart Desks Improve Health
Smart desks, like the Tenon from Beflo can adjust from a sitting workplace to a standing desk with the simple push of a button. Sitting for long periods of time throughout the day can literally erase your extreme workout at the gym. By reducing the time you sit each day, you can add years to your life. Standing burns more calories than sitting, so you may actually burn more calories by standing to work.
2. Reduce Neck and Back Pain
One of the biggest problems with working at a sedentary job is developing back pain. Many people try to blame it on their chairs, but it is possible that a chair may not be the problem at all. Instead, the problem may be that you are sitting down as well as practicing poor posture.
Sitting at a computer causes you to lean forward, which can put a huge strain on the neck. Standing, even intermittently at a smart desk, helps reduce the inclination of leaning forward. This alone often improves a person’s posture, reducing pain in the neck and back.
3. Improve Mood and Energy Levels
Switching to a standing desk can greatly influence your overall well-being. Generally speaking, those who use standing desks have less fatigue and stress than those who sit at a desk all day to work. This can help improve your mood and keep your energy levels up throughout the course of the day. A sedentary lifestyle typically has a negative influence on one’s mental health and is linked with increased anxiety and depression.
4. Boost Productivity
One question many have had about transitioning to working from a standing position is how it influences work tasks such as typing. While it can take a little time to get used to working from a new position, the energy and mood-boosting aspects of standing up help rather than hinder productivity. Plus, touchscreen control panels and built-in USB ports go a long way toward optimizing your daily tasks.
5. Adjust Your Height
A standard desk comes with a standard height. It doesn’t accommodate you if you are taller than average, and it doesn’t adjust to you if you are shorter than most. Having a desk that you can adjust to optimal height with just the touch of a button means you get the perfect fit for you.
An ergonomic desk like the Tenon is completely adaptable to your home environment, style, posture and needs. Smart desks can accommodate all types of work, quickly and seamlessly adjusts to the needs of your project.
6. Power Up and Go
There is nothing quite as frustrating as wrestling with power cords to your computers, monitors, and other equipment you need to complete your work. The Tenon smart desk is equipped with four built-in power plugs. There’s no need to purchase a power strip or an extension cord since your computer will plug directly into the desk. Plus, with 15+ modular add-on accessories (and counting), you can maximize productivity while minimizing clutter.
7. Access to Ports, Accessories and Add-ons
Today’s modern office has all types of equipment that need to be connected via USB. Cameras for online meetings, phone chargers for communication, a mouse and a keyboard, and many other items need to be connected via USB. The smart desk is equipped with built-in USB-A and USB-C ports, as well as a headphone jack. Connectivity is always within an arm’s reach.
In addition, the desk integrates with a full suite of accessories, offering any feature you might need. From a portable laptop docking station, to an accessory management board and wireless charger, you can create a welcoming, and fully integrated work-from-home environment optimized for supreme focus.
8. Customize Your Environment
Need to be reminded that it’s time to move around? The customizable ambient light strip that comes on the Tenon smart desk will remind you when you’ve been sitting too long. It’s fully customizable, so you can adjust it to your work schedule. It will automatically remind you to stand.
Also, don’t underestimate the importance of creating an aesthetic and warm work environment. The Horizon light diffuser clips onto your desk and is a fully customizable way to create an opulent atmosphere. Coupled with the Obsidian aroma diffuser, there’s no better way to enhance both your productivity and holistic well-being at the same time.
How to Choose the Right Smart Desk
The good thing about a smart desk is that it is not one-size-fits-all. When you buy an ergonomic standing smart desk, you can choose the features you need to maximize the benefits. It can be a bit overwhelming if you haven’t shopped for a smart desk yet. You'll need to consider a few primary elements when choosing the right smart desk.
Firstly, think of the design of the smart desk. It should be compatible with the workspace where you will be using the desk. If you are working in a small space, obviously, you’ll need a smaller smart desk design. The good news is that you are not giving up any benefits by choosing a desk that comfortably fits your workspace.
Secondly, look at the height range. Normally, the optimal height range is 22/6 to 48.7 inches. But make sure to check the height range before you make your purchase, and feel free to choose a range that is compatible with your height, so you’ll be comfortable whether you are working or standing.
Also, think about how much noise the smart desk makes when it is changing height. The Beflo smart desk is designed with a whisper-quiet motor, so it won’t disturb others while adjusting the height.
Programmability is a great feature for a smart desk to have as well. This helps make transitions easier and more convenient. Some models include a digital controller and pre-set height adjustments.
This will allow you to set the height where it is most comfortable for you, whether sitting or standing. With a simple click of a button and the desk gently moves to the position you need it to be in.
Additionally, consider the numerous add-on accessories that allow you to personalize your smart desk and your work area. Add-ons can help make you more productive and help keep you organized. Some add-ons help keep you focused or improve your workstation to increase productivity.
Lastly, think about your budget for a smart desk. The price can vary quite a bit depending on the type of desk and features you choose. Selecting one that balances functionality with features is the key to finding the best smart desk for your budget.
Find Your Flow with Beflo
You’ll find the smart desk you need for your workspace at Beflo. Think of it like getting a cake and getting to eat it too. You’ll get all the wonderful benefits a standing desk has to offer, and the connectivity of a smart desk all rolled into one. It will help you work better and feel better all at the same time.
Don’t forget to check out the add-ons and related items you can get for your new workspace online. Enhance your workspace with cable holders, an under-desk accessory mount, power cord covers, a portable laptop docking station, or a laptop holder designed for the Tenon desk.
You will also find a convenient hanging hook or a hanging pouch to hold or house those extras you need at your workplace. Choose from the different types of aroma diffusers to make your space more personal. Use your blend of essential oils to keep you alert, on-task, and productive all day long.
Isn’t it time for you to improve and enhance your workspace with a custom smart and luxury desk? Find exactly what you need at Beflo.