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Stir Kinetic Desk ships, converts from sitting to standing on command

updated 09:36 pm EDT, Thu September 26, 2013

Stir design team led by iPod, Disney engineers

Stir, a Los Angeles-based startup including former Apple and Disney engineers, announced today the launch of their first product, the Stir Kinetic Desk. Designed with the express purpose of promoting movement during work, the Stir Kinetic Desk combines the best features of connected hardware with learning, health-tracking software to create a new work experience based on motion, health and inspiration.

The Stir Kinetic Desk features a built-in touch screen that lets the user transition between sitting and standing positions with a double tap. Using a thermal presence sensor and built-in computer outfitted with health tracking software, the Stir Kinetic Desk learns the user's habits and adapts to a daily routine to optimize user health and productivity. Users receive data on calories burned, time spent standing versus sitting and more, all on the built-in touch screen.

The Stir Kinetic Desk is hand-crafted with clean power cable management. A single power cable connecting to eight hidden AC and four USB ports keeps desktops clean, devices charged, and prevents the desk from being anchored in the seated position by a cable. The desk also features integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to allow for integration with third-party fitness and wellness devices and apps in the future.

The desktop is made of hardwood with premium finishes, handcrafted and hand-finished in Brooklyn, New York. From there, the desktops and other components are shipped to Nashville, TN where the Stir Kinetic Desk is built and shipped directly to users. Customers can select from two different color configurations for the desk surface -- white or espresso -- and four underside colors: kelly green, crimson, ultramarine or charcoal. The key launch configuration is expected to sell for $3,890.

by MacNN Staff




  1. aardman

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 11-18-09

    Wonder what the typical repair bill would be if some electronic, electrical, or mechanical thing on that desk breaks. Assuming the manufacturer would offer a repair service in the first place.

  1. WalterC

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 07-11-08

    Save yourself $3000 and buy the "UpDesk". Excellent quality, and s great device.

  1. Rapscallion

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 03-12-04

    UpDesk is great. However I still don't understand why they don't have more accessories. No hutch, no bottom shelf... at least they have a cup holder.

  1. daqman

    Junior Member

    Joined: 09-15-00

    The picture looks nice but there is an obvious flaw. If my desk operated like this the iMac, laptop, telephone, iPhone on it's charger etc would all be dragged onto the floor by the tangle of cables around the back. Yes they have a neat little cubby with the text "cords tuck inside" with AC and USB power but that only handles laptops and wireless devices.

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