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

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    [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.

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    [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.

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    [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.

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    [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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    **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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    [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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    **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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    [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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    [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}
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    [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}

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    [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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    [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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