The Simplest Standing Desk.
Over the past two years, we've become true believers in the standing desk movement. We love to stand while working because it makes us feel better, more alert, fresher at the end of the day, and more productive. But like many professionals today, we found ourselves using our laptops in varied environments: home office on Tuesday, kitchen on Saturday morning, coffee shop Wednesday afternoon, office on Friday.
So we shopped for a standing desk that would fit our mobile work lifestyles. The criteria was simple; a standing desk with the ability to quickly put our laptops at a comfortable height and stand anywhere we chose to work. And when we were done working, to stow it away or transport it with zero hassle. Oh, and it needed to look cool!
What we found was complexity. Expensive, permanent desks that bound us to one workspace and bulky, intrusive, overly adjustable contraptions that had far more features that we needed. That's how X-Stand™ was born; with a goal of delivering what we demanded in a mobile standing desk, but no more.
After multiple iterations we loved a minimalist approach most: two 12" x 12" pieces, providing the two right heights. The two-paneled bamboo design slots together to create a sturdy work surface and allows the X-Stand™ to set up and break down in seconds to create a standing desk anywhere you want to work. There is no adjustment needed to choose your comfortable height, simply flip it 90 degrees.
The Right Material.
We want you to know you can be as proud of X-Stand™ as we are. Through our entire development process, one thing remained constant; FSC-certified bamboo as the material of choice. Renewable, beautiful, lightweight and sturdy. Given the opportunity to develop a product from scratch, it was exciting to be able to create solutions that bring long-term value to those that use them--using materials that have minimal resource impact. And X-Stand™ is proudly made in the USA. Because creating a solution that folks can be proud of is just as important as developing something they simply love to use. We’ve found great purpose bringing together essentialist design, sustainable materials and localized production—in a solution that folks love to use because it helps improve their focus, energy and efficacy.
Your Standing Desk. Anywhere.
We've found the X-Stand™ to be an indispensable tool for a daily routine and we're ready to share the X-Stand™ with folks who share the same frustrations as we did trying to find a simple, flexible, portable standing desk. To get there, we are seeking funds to cover tooling, inventory and additional start-up costs.
Thanks for letting us share a bit of our journey. We are looking forward to having you join the X-Stand™ Nation!
What People Are Saying
"The X-Stand presented the perfect opportunity for me to try out a “standing desk” solution. It’s surprisingly lightweight, so easy to use and I can alternate easily between standing and sitting whenever, wherever I want. I love how it has two different height levels, which makes it easier to adapt to different work environments. I found an unexpected use for the X-Stand: I do a lot of video calls and the X-Stand is the perfect solution to elevate my laptop camera for a more professional angle. Perfect! I’m proud to have a product that is made in the USA and made with sustainable materials. Keep up the good work!” --Shannon Thomas, Director of Product Management, Hunter Douglas
"I spend most days seated behind a desk running my business. Lots of time on the phone and computer and I’m sedentary the whole time. X-stand™ gets me on my feet and I feel healthier at the end of the day. I’ve even lost a few pounds because I’m up and moving around while I’m doing my job. Thank you guys for creating a great product. It looks great and I’m proud to use it at work and at home. I think we will need a few more as my wife and kids want to get their hands on it too.” --Dave Pirkle, President & CEO, Surgitrac Corporation
“X-Stand™ is the perfect compliment to a business lifestyle on the fly. Simple and effective w/ beautiful clean lines, I am a huge fan.” --Brandon Cullen, Founder & CEO, Madobolic, Inc.
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Risks and challenges
We have been developing products far too long to ever say that there are no risks and challenges! That said, we have identified what we see as the biggest business risks and how we might mitigate those risks.
Simplicity by Design: Complexity means risk. We have been true to our essentialist ambitions. Only elements that bring true value are included in our design and its simplicity has helped mitigate typical design risks.
Materials: True to its essentialist design, X-Stand™ has only two materials--combining purpose and simplicity in our supply chain strategy.
Production: We intentionally chose to produce the X-Stand™ in the USA at a facility near our home base. This has allowed us to oversee each aspect of the development, field testing and production process, and gain complete confidence in our manufacturing partner. Capacity is constrained only by the CNC machine(s) used by our supply partner, and the labor to craft the finishing details. That capacity can handle 10x our projected forecast with current hours, and labor can be added if needed to ensure we can respond quickly to any un-forecasted but very welcome spikes in demand!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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