A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Crafted to change the way you work, the 37°C Smart Home Magic Desk is the world’s first gesture-controlled, height-adjustable smart desk.
It’s no secret that standing at work is great for upping output. So after researching productivity-boosting practices, we decided to take standing desks to greater heights.
What resulted is an award-winning* smart desk that’s built with selected materials and advanced technology — allowing you to work at your best with ease and convenience.
Meet the desk that works for you.
Raise or lower the desk by simply placing your hand over the sensors — no buttons necessary. Set it to your ideal height between 25 and 51 inches, and work in a way that suits you.
But it’s the Integrated LED Smart Lamp desktop unit that makes this smart desk so, well, smart.
With sensory technology, it flashes a gentle prompt if your posture needs correcting or you’ve been at your desk too long. After all, working smarter means working healthier.
And should you leave your desk for ten minutes, the light turns off automatically and turns on again on your return.
Additional features include both wireless charging and a USB port for your cell phone.
And to top it off, the Smart Lamp is movable after charging, meaning you can further personalize your work environment.
Where other standing desks are bulky, rigid and user-unfriendly, the Magic Desk is ergonomically designed to bring comfort, style and simplicity to the modern workplace.
With three classic colors (black, white and walnut) and two length sizes (58" and 47) to choose from, all of which are made with dense medium-density fiberboard, the Magic Desk makes a fine addition to any home or work space.
Standing while working isn’t just a fad. Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway wrote their best works standing up.
Although we can’t promise you’ll write a classic novel on one of our Magic Desks, you can at least improve your productivity and health.
Start with productivity. Standing at work boosts motivation and output in ways that hunching over a desk does not. A recent experiment from Texas A&M University found that employees who used standing desks were 46% more productive than those at traditional desks.
As for health, even if you regularly exercise, research shows that long periods of inactivity sitting in the office are detrimental to health no matter how much time you spend at the gym after work.
Moreover, most of us are familiar with the back aches and pains caused by bad posture from sitting at our desks. Standing, on the other hand, helps maintain good posture and counts as physical activity.
No wonder Dickens, Woolf and Hemingway all worked this way.
Have you ever wanted to move objects with gestures like a wizard?
37°C Smart Home designer Wu Junfeng certainly did. That’s how he came up with the concept for a contactless-controlled standing desk that could be raised and lowered easily.
“Actually my first thought was only about designing a desk that its height can be controlled by gestures,” Mr Wu explained.
“Then the idea evolved into a comprehensive workplace solution: how could the desk help maximize your work performance? Could it also play a role in caring for your health, to deliver messages for you actively?”
One idea soon spread to others. Mr Wu decided to include a desktop unit that would gently prompt users to correct their posture and take regular breaks.
“I think the healthcare Magic Desk provides is one of the factors that make it unique,” he added.
And by being a standing desk user himself, Mr Wu knew how they raised productivity. Since he started standing while working, he found himself more likely to walk around and talk with colleagues, collaborating and bouncing ideas off them, as he was already standing up.
The result of his ideas? A complete workplace solution that not only promoted healthy working habits, but also could encourage everyone to work smarter.
That’s the magic of Mr Wu’s Magic Desk.
Founded in July 2017, 37°C Smart Home is a team of specialists with a shared goal to create the perfect work space in and out of the office.
We do this by creating products that are as clever as they are stylish, striking a balance between smart technology and aesthetics.
In practice that means fewer buttons and wires for a better design — all without compromising on the intelligence of our products.
Risks and challenges
The main challenge of launching a product on Kickstarter is making and fulfilling the product within the specified timeframe. By having our own factory (as opposed to outsourcing), we are able to increase the production capacity within a very short timespan. This also offers us more flexibility production-wise.
Another advantage of having our own factory is that it enables us to offer competitive pricing, as fewer external parties are involved.
Lastly, this full control over the production process allows us to closely monitor our products' quality, as the production process can constantly be monitored and tweaked where required. Because of this, we are able to try out innovative production techniques which would otherwise be impossible.
Where we have to work with third parties, we have always opted for the best partners and logistics teams available for each region in order to meet deadlines.