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This project was successfully funded on May 16, 2014.

Think, work, and live better with the most affordable "automatic" sit-to-stand desk.

About this project

OUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS OVER BUT YOU CAN STILL GET A STANDDESK. FOR MORE INFO, HEAD OVER TO: WWW.STANDDESK.CO

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LIVE on Fox News w/ Melissa Francis 

Mashable - "The Affordable Desk That Could Make Standing at the Office Mainstream"

Business Insider - "We Found A Standing Desk That's Both Automatic And Affordable" 

Fast Company - "A Standing/Sitting Desk You Can Afford"

Geek - "The StandDesk adjustable desk hits $50,000 Kickstarter goal in 38 minutes."

From sketches 

To the computer

To reality

Seductive. Black-on-black.

 Classic. White-on-black. 

 Styling shoes. 

Let us introduce you to our version of the "easy button.” Ready? Press and hold the up/down control button for 2 seconds and let go. The desk will automatically elevate/lower, completely hands-free. Once the desk reaches your desired height, just tap the up/down button again to stop the desk in place. It’s that simple.

Other standing desks require you to continually hold down the control button when raising/lowering your desk, or you have to use a manual crank. We wanted to add more simplicity in your life so you can focus on more important things.

2 button control (base model)

 Memory control with 4 preset options (deluxe model) 

The desk can lift up to 225 lbs. Okay, okay…it can actually lift more, but let’s keep things on the safe side.

We designed a customized motor - working with a supplier with over 20 years experience in motor design and manufacturing - that balances reliability, power, and price. Several other standing desk companies use two powerful motors, which have the lifting capacity over 400 lbs but cost you a fortune. There’s no point in paying extra for what you don’t need.

We lied. There’s actually NO maintenance required. As long as you use the desk as instructed, don’t worry about anything else.

A sleek and sexy way to manage all your essential power cords. We designed this optional "cable management tray" so you’d never have to worry about messy power cords dangling everywhere or worrying if your cords are long enough.

When you raise the desk, if your power cords are too short your devices could either unplug or drag your device off your desk. Both of which could cause damage to your precious monitor, ipad, iphone, or any other device you place on your desk.

Our cable management tray

Surge protector parking spot  

 Grommet Hole Hybrid 

Automatic standing desks are the future because it's the easiest way to stay healthy, happy, and more productive. 

Desk Surface 

  • Laminate:      Frosty White or Midnight Black  
  • Bamboo:       Pure natural 

Frame Height 

  • Range: 28” to 45” (without top) - supports someone 6’3” 
  • Frame weight: 61 lbs (with vanity tray + 8lbs) 
  • Dimension: 28.5” (depth: foot), 23.5 (depth: top bracket), 28” (height: floor to top), 50” (width: entire frame)

Capable dimension for tops: 

  • Min size - 24” x 50” 
  • Max size - 40” x 70”

Motor 

  • Lift capacity: 225 lbs (without top) 
  • Speed: .6 -.75” per sec, depending on weight load 
  • Noise: 55 decibels during transition 
  • Usage: 1 transition every 3 mins Overheat protection: motor will temporarily shut down to protect against overheat damage to the motor. Allow at least 1 hour cool down time. 
  • Electricity: 110v/50hz - USA;  220v/60hz - International available

Over the last several decades, scientists and medical researchers, including experts at NASA, have found that breaking up sitting with standing intermittently throughout the day is better for you than once a day exercise. Standing time contributes to improving your mind (productivity, creativity, & focus), mood (increases overall happiness, reduces depression & anxiety), and health (adds years to your life, contributes to weight loss, curbs many diseases, & reduces back pain).

The funds we obtain through the Kickstarter campaign will go towards purchasing tooling for production and increasing manufacturing efficiency.

We are really, truly excited about this project - and not just because we created it. StandDesk is more than just a product: it is a step in the right direction to change the lives of people everywhere, for the better. Supporting this project is an acknowledgment that we do indeed have a health problem in the US - but more than an acknowledgment, it is taking action to change our ways. For ourselves. For our children. For generations to come. And you can get a pretty sweet desk while you're at it ; )

You are our support system. You have the power to make it happen. So if you have any questions, concerns, or want to share any cool insights, message us! We are real people who would love to hear from you.

 

Risks and challenges

We started working our suppliers over a year ago rigorously testing their production capabilities, while meticulously testing the desk through several alpha and beta tests. We’ve been extremely fortunate to have positive results.

However, hardware is hard. Depending upon demand our delivery dates are at the mercy of unforeseen manufacturing issues and sometimes things out of our control, like natural disasters, potential power outages, nuclear war, etc. However, we’ve assembled a world-class team of manufacturing experts to keep everything on track, and we are confident we can reach our quality goals and deadlines.

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FAQ

  • STANDARD FRAME
    - 2 button control (NO preset options)
    - cable management tray (NOT included)

    DELUXE FRAME
    - Memory control w/ 4 preset height options *upgrade*
    - cable management tray (included)

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  • We didn't include shipping into the rewards because we can provide you the best shipping rates after we know where orders are coming from. Remember this is a desk and it's extremely expensive to ship, in fact the price can range anywhere from $60-$125 range (frame + top) for doorstep delivery.

    Once we know where the order are coming from, then we can setup strategic distribution centers closets to you. This is the best way to offer you the absolute best shipping rates.

    After the campaign is over we'll have 14 days to calculate the shipping costs and settle the difference.

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  • By pledging $99 to the UK/Australia/Germany/Canada Special, you are locking in our special Kickstarter pricing. Then, once we expand to your market, we'll collect the balance owed (for example, since you already paid $99, we'd collect an additional $300). You'll be responsible for taxes and shipping, and will receive priority shipping as soon as we expand to your market!

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  • Messages from all around the world have been hitting our inboxes and we want to fulfill each order in the most efficient and cost effective way. This takes time and careful planning, which we are gladly willing to do; however, we don't have the capacity during the Kickstarter campaign.

    I'll tell you what, fill in your information here and the first opportunity we get, we'll look into providing you a full cost estimate for a StandDesk.

    Please copy and paste this link below into your web browser:

    http://bit.ly/1mM2r64

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  • For simplicity sake, we standardized all sizes to minimize the sku's, which is a reason why we can offer such great prices. So, we are currently only producing 30" x 60" tops (though the frame can support a min of 24" x 50" and a max of 40" x 70" if you want to use your own.)

    But, once the campaign is over, if there's enough demand for an upgrade (i.e. adding accessories, larger tops, etc.) we'll definitely do our best to provide those options. =)

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  • Kickstarter has special guidelines on this, so the best way is to back 1 desk on the reward, then fill out this form and we'll contact you directly:

    http://bit.ly/bulkorder

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  • We've had 16 beta testers, most of whom use the desk full-time to work, and have had zero complaints. Amount of wobble will differ for each person depending on intended use.

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  • We have that reward, just back the "Hacker Contest" reward and we'll send you a FRAME ONLY.

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  • The frame weighs in at 61lbs (+ 8lbs if you get the cable management tray).

    The laminate tops are 45lbs (30" x 60"), and the bamboo tops are 60lbs (30" x 60").

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  • The frame comes with a 5 year warranty. All moving and electrical components comes with a 1 year warranty. We're pushing hard to increase that warranty period as long as possible. Don't worry we'll always take care of our kickstarter backers. You got our backs, we got yours.

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  • Yes, the price of our desk will likely go up after the campaign, since we are offering our Kickstarter prices to backers only. But, they won't go up tremendously - we will still be the most affordable sit-to-stand desk on the market!

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  • Definitely. But, once the campaign is over, we cannot guarantee the $59 price for the tray.

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  • We don't recommend this, as it has not been tested enough yet. You are, of course, free to do whatever you like with your desk, but the warranty does not cover damage or injury caused by additional components not included in our kit.

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Rewards

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    127 backers

    [HIGH 5]

    Thank for your contribution! Every bit helps us reach our goal, you will receive updates and voting rights on new colors and design options + your name will be engraved on our websites Hall of Fame.

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    25 backers

    [8GB CRYSTAL ENGRAVED FLASH DRIVE]

    You're amazing! Every single dollar brings us closer to our goal. To say thanks, going to send you this beautiful engraved flash drive. No driver required. Works with PC and Mac.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    12 backers

    [PORTABLE PHONE CHARGER]

    Receive our branded portable power bank phone charger. Works with all smart phones and has enough juice to recharge an Iphone 5 three times. ***Capacity: 4400mAh; Dimension: 4.5" x 2.6" x 0.8" ***

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    79 backers

    [CANADA SPECIAL]

    Priority shipping at any Kickstarter-level pricing for a StandDesk, you'll be one of the very first to receive a desk in CANADA, and the pledge amount can be credited to a future order. We plan on creating a distribution center in CANADA by the first quarter of 2015, but if we receive enough pledges, then we'll push that expansion date forward several months.

    *****Plus taxes and shipping******

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    26 backers

    [GERMANY SPECIAL]

    Priority shipping at any Kickstarter-level pricing for a StandDesk, you'll be one of the very first to receive a desk in GERMANY, and the pledge amount can be credited to a future order. We plan on creating a distribution center in GERMANY by mid of 2015, but if we receive enough pledges, then we'll push that expansion date forward several months.

    *****Plus taxes and shipping******

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    69 backers

    [AUSTRALIA SPECIAL]

    Priority shipping at any Kickstarter-level pricing for a StandDesk, you'll be one of the very first to receive a desk in AUSTRALIA, and the pledge amount can be credited to a future order. We plan on creating a distribution center in AUSTRALIA by mid of 2015, but if we receive enough pledges, then we'll push that expansion date forward several months.

    *****Plus taxes and shipping******

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    29 backers

    [U.K. SPECIAL]

    Priority shipping at any Kickstarter-level pricing for a StandDesk, you'll be one of the very first to receive a desk in U.K., and the pledge amount can be credited to a future order. We plan on creating a distribution center in U.K. by mid of 2015, but if we receive enough pledges, then we'll push that expansion date forward several months.

    *****Plus taxes and shipping******

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  • You selected
    Pledge $369 or more

    38 backers Limited (462 left of 500)

    [STANDARD FRAME ONLY]

    STANDARD FRAME comes in either gloss grey or matte black with our standard 2 button control. {EST. FUTURE RETAIL PRICE $439} ###Add cable management tray for $59 ### *******Shipping not included, please view Q&A for more information about shipping rates; est. $30-$60 (within Continental US)*************

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $389 or more

    50 backers All gone!

    **EARLY BIRD SPECIAL** [STANDARD FRAME + LAMINATE TOP]

    ****We promised $399 as an early bird special, but we always plan on exceed your expectations. That's just how we roll. =)**** STANDARD FRAME comes in either gloss grey or matte black with our standard 2 button control, plus (+) a beautiful laminate top in either midnight black or frosty white (size: 30" x 60") {EST. FUTURE RETAIL PRICE $499} ###Add cable management tray for $59 ###
    *******Shipping not included, please view Q&A for more information about shipping rates; est. $60-$99 (within Continental US)*************

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    Only ships to: United States
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    593 backers Limited (407 left of 1000)

    [STANDARD FRAME + LAMINATE TOP]

    STANDARD FRAME comes in either gloss grey or matte black with our standard 2 button control, plus (+) a beautiful laminate top in either midnight black or frosty white (size: 30" x 60") {EST. FUTURE RETAIL PRICE $499} ###Add cable management tray for $59 ###
    *******Shipping not included, please view Q&A for more information about shipping rates; est. $60-$99 (within Continental US)*************

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    Only ships to: United States
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    78 backers Limited (422 left of 500)

    **HACKER CONTEST**

    We'll provide you a FRAME in the either gloss grey or matte black, plus (+) upgraded memory control w/ 4 preset options, plus (+) our cable management tray.
    *******Shipping not included, please view Q&A for more information about shipping rates; est. $40-$60 (within Continental US)*************

    You have two choices with this reward: [A] Take your frame and customize your own top, or [B] Join the hackathon. Once everyone has received their desks, we will publicly announce a 2 week deadline for you to design or create new features for your StandDesk. Send us a video of what you created and our team will hand pick the top 3 winners. [1st Place] $1000 cash, plus (+) a free StandDesk of your choice [2nd Place] $500 cash, plus (+) FREE StandDesk of your choice [3rd Place] A FREE StandDesk of your choice ****Additional details will be announced after our kickstarter campaign has ended****

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    Only ships to: United States
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    129 backers Limited (871 left of 1000)

    [STANDARD FRAME + PREMIUM ECO-FRIENDLY BAMBOO TOP]

    STANDARD FRAME comes in gloss grey or matte black and includes our standard 2 button control, plus (+) a PREMIUM eco-friendly bamboo top (size: 30" x 60") {EST. FUTURE RETAIL PRICE $599} ###Add cable management tray for $59 ###
    *******Shipping not included, please view Q&A for more information about shipping rates; est. $60-$125 (within Continental US)*************

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    Only ships to: United States
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    190 backers Limited (810 left of 1000)

    [DELUXE FRAME + LAMINATE TOP]

    DELUXE FRAME comes in either gloss grey or matte black, plus (+) upgraded memory control w/ 4 preset options, plus (+) our cable management tray, plus (+) a beautiful laminate top in either midnight black or frosty white (size: 30" x 60") {EST. FUTURE RETAIL PRICE $649}
    *******Shipping not included, please view Q&A for more information about shipping rates; est. $60-$99 (within Continental US)*************

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    Only ships to: United States
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    165 backers Limited (835 left of 1000)

    [DELUXE FRAME + PREMIUM ECO-FRIENDLY BAMBOO TOP]

    DELUXE FRAME comes in either gloss grey or matte black, plus (+) upgraded memory control w/ 4 preset options, plus (+) our cable management tray, plus (+) a PREMIUM eco-friendly bamboo top (size: 30" x 60") {EST. FUTURE RETAIL PRICE $749}

    *******Shipping not included, please view Q&A for more information about shipping rates; est. $60-$125 (within Continental US)*************

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    Only ships to: United States
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    5 backers Limited (20 left of 25)

    [VIP CUSTOM BUILD]

    We’ll jump on a call with you personally to customize the desk anyway you want (within reason): powder coat option, cup holder, desk top size, engravings, integrated power/usb switch, etc, and we'll start building your desk first. Free Shipping.

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    [DINNER WITH DAVE ASPREY & THE STANDDESK TEAM]

    Five lucky people will get any desk of your choice, plus (+) an unforgettable dinner with famous bio-hacker and CEO of Bulletproof Executive, Dave Asprey. We'll enjoy drinks and dine at one of the finest restaurants in San Francisco. US travel included.

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    1 backer Limited (29 left of 30)

    [PARTNER WITH US]

    Let's start a dialog on how we can work together. You'll be invited to have dinner with the entire StandDesk team in San Francisco (US travel included). You'll join the exclusive group of beta testers on our secret "smart desk" project and have access to the beta development tools. You'll always be first inline to receive any of our latest products. Of course, we'll throw in whatever desk you want. Free shipping.

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Funding period

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