What? High-tech, high-design, smart standing desk
If sitting is the new smoking, meet the best way to break the habit. A touchpad controls the desk—sending it to a height of 50 inches, appropriate for users up to 6 feet 6 inches tall, and a low of about coffee-table height—but, like a living, breathing officemate, the desk also anticipates and reacts. After programming your comfort heights for standing and sitting, you will only need to tap the screen to have it adjust to your settings. A sensor attached to the underside of the desktop detects heat, and thus your presence.
After a predetermined interval, the desk nudges you with a one-inch movement up and down to let you know it’s time to sit or stand again. It also adapts to your behaviors over time if you repeatedly ignore that alert. The desk’s software tracks your activity, displaying it in graphs on the touchpad. Key in other details such as age, gender, and weight, and the desk will calculate the calorie burn for your time standing and communicate that information to your Fitbit activity tracker (and believe it or not, it adds up).
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The desk is as attractive as it is fun to operate. Weighing in at 150 pounds, it has gravitas appropriate for any executive, paired with a modern aesthetic that tells the world just how connected you really are (you are even connected to your desk).
Each desktop is handcrafted of solid wood with a seamless acrylic overlay and a colorful underside. The articulating steel legs and base are solid. Two compartments house USB ports and AC outlets so electronics can be plugged into the desk and unsightly cords may be tucked away.