As a writer and programmer, I spend hours and
hours in front of
my computer. Several recent studies have shown that this is
not so great
for my health. That, combined with the fact that I get my best
walking, prompted me to design something that would let me walk and work at
the same time.
You’ve probably seen full-sized treadmill
or on television. Those don’t work for me. They're huge and ugly. I live in a small
house and work
from home or in coffee shops. I wanted something portable,
could take to the gym so that I could be around other people sometimes.
After a month and a thousand dollars in plywood
I came up with a patent-pending prototype (the ugly one above, not the
you'd get): the CardioDesk, adjustably angled and tensioned
fit most treadmill rails, with an anti-skid laptop surface and
How Do I Use It?
With the CardioDesk you don’t
need to own a treadmill. That’s the whole point! Take it to the
gym, set it up
on a treadmill, put your laptop on it, and go. It’s that easy.
able to walk while you catch up on email, shop online, write,
code, or do
whatever you tend to do on the computer.
What will my
CardioDesk look like?
Kickstarter backers will get the thinnest,
structure capable of supporting a laptop on a treadmill for
keeping the wrists relaxed at an ergonomic height and the
for accurate cursor movement. Check out our CAD-rendered drawing below.
CardioDesk will be handcrafted from attractive wood veneer in California by an expert
woodworker (not me!)
and guaranteed to be the best-looking object in the gym.
Remember, the “CardioDesk” is just the right size: small enough to tote
with your laptop, yet large enough for keyboard and mouse. If you want to see someone using it, check out the video at the top.
Lots of people at my gym wanted prototypes like the ugly
one in the
video, but I wanted to prove and improve it as a product. This
campaign will allow me to pay an expert to build the new version of the Cardiodesk as well as pay for upgraded materials and shipping. If enough people are interested in the Kickstarter edition of the CardioDesk, then
I will invest in injection molds to make a more utilitarian
version made of plastic.
Someday there may be a cheaper plastic version,
but only if
enough people try and enjoy the wooden luxury model now. Will
that be you and
Non-us shipping is more expensive (e.g. $35US extra for Britain/Europe/Japan). For any questions at all, please be in touch. Thanks!
Tech Specs:Dimensions: 11” x 11” x 1.25”
Weight: approximately 3 lbs
Materials: Hardwood-veneer plywood.