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pledged of $140,000pledged of $140,000 goal
3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, September 9 2014 3:50 AM UTC +00:00

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A Sit and Stand Desk that doesn't make you replace your desk

Take it out of the box, set it on your desk, and plug it in--there's your installation! Now you can have an automatic sit and stand solution without all the hassle of a completely new desk. At 20 pounds and 2'x 2' it's even portable enough to move from one location to another.

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Change positions automatically or at the touch of a button

There is exactly one button for full operation. Why would you need more? A single press changes the position, and calibration is initiated by holding the button for more than 2 seconds.

 

The app helps you achieve your goals

An included app helps you maintain a desired standing schedule, tells you how long you've been standing and sitting, and lets you know how many extra calories you've burned just by standing! In addition to setting up a schedule, the app allows you to configure the behavior and operation of the desktop.  The app is not required for operation, but can motivate you and help you achieve your goals!

Change your life, for your life!

It is said that sitting is the new smoking. If that is true, then really committing to standing while you work may be as difficult as quitting smoking! The Stealth Rising Desktop removes all the external impediments to standing. The included app goes even further by scheduling automatic position changes and motivating you with fitness stats. 

With only a 24" x 24" footprint, the Stealth Rising Desktop packs a punch, lifting up to 100 pounds up to 24 inches heigh.

Copyright © 2014 Scott Erholm. All Rights Reserved. Utility and Design Patents Pending.

Backer Rewards

We decided to focus exclusively on the actual product, and not attempt to raise a few extra dollars with trinkets or high fives. We are thankful for any and all support, but when you back us at the product reward level you get a Stealth Rising Desktop. However, there are several available options: 

  • A standard model with no additional accessories.
  • A large flat top model with no keyboard tray.  This is intended to be used as an assembly station, a laboratory work surface, or other workstation needing a larger surface without a keyboard.
  • A standard model with a removable keyboard tray. A cover plate which replaces the keyboard tray is additionally supplied.
  • A special edition anodized aluminum model. The base and shell are constructed entirely of aluminum, and you choose the anodizing color, or clear.
  • A model which includes a height-adjustable VESA monitor mount. This accessory will also be available after the initial backer production run, but you can get yours right away.
  • A model which includes a height-adjustable dual-monitor VESA mount. Again, this accessory will also be available after the initial backer production run, but why wait?

Unless you opt for the aluminum special edition, your Stealth Rising Desktop will be powder coated with your choice of over 30 colors.

Production

As soon as the project is funded, we'll get the production ball rolling. While we have fabricated a fully functional prototype, there is still a lot of work left before production units can start shipping.

Component manufacturing, software development, integration and testing, and quality assurance are some of the broad tasks which need to be completed before units begin shipping. The diagram below outlines the estimated schedule.

 Shipping is not included in the rewards.

We're sorry, since this is a relatively bulky and heavy item, the shipping costs will vary greatly, so it is more fair to ask everyone to pay their own. Domestic shipping will likely run between $30-$60. International shipping will be more--how much more depends on may factors, including distance, carrier accessibility, and whether or not your shipment can be combined with others from your region. We do not wish to exclude anyone from any country, but you need to be aware that shipping could be quite expensive. The shipping box will measure about 50cm square and 15cm tall. The weight will be approximately 10kg. That's 30" x 30" x 6" at 22 pounds US measure. 

You are responsible for all taxes, tariffs, import fees, duties, or additional fees levied by your country or locale.

We will do everything possible to minimize the shipping cost while still insuring reliable and efficient delivery. Thank you for your understanding.

Risks and challenges

Having a complete working prototype has conquered many of the unknowns. We created dozens of drawings, wireframe mechanical models, and 11 working prototypes before perfecting the current design. Therefore, most of the hurdles have already been cleared. However, there still are several technical and manufacturing challenges to be met as part of bringing a new product to market.

We have already lined out manufacturers for all the major components. However, the actual production schedule may change once the funding campaign is complete and we have firm numbers. Components supplied by other manufactures could face supply shortages, although we do not anticipate that at this time.

The app prototype is currently running on a beta release of Apple OS X. We will insure that the production app runs on all supported versions of Windows and OS X. By the estimated shipping date, Windows 9 may be released, and OS X Yosemite most certainly will be. It is unlikely but possible that new O/S versions may expose incompatibilities which would require additional work.

Overall, if any issues do arise which would impact the project or the anticipated schedule, we will be extremely transparent and receptive to backers' ideas and opinions via updates and feedback. As a backer, you've placed your trust in us, and we will do everything in out power to maintain that trust.

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    THANK YOU! By backing even a dollar or more, you prove your support to help us all stand up at work and improve our health.

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    Stealth Rising Desktop with LARGE FLAT TOP SURFACE. No keyboard tray, but an extra large flat surface for other workstation, laboratory, or bench application. Shipping not included.

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    SOLAR POWERED Stealth Rising Desktop. Complete with solar panel you mount in a window, charging circuitry, and 12V battery. Shipping not included.

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