Stand Desk launched earlier this month on Kickstarter and in 38 minutes they managed to surpass their $50,000 goal. While that insane pace couldn’t be maintained they have continued to amass backers and with 28 days remaining on their campaign they have over $350,000 in funding.
In case the product name and my post title weren’t sufficient hints, Stand Desk is producing electric adjustable standing desks. That in itself wouldn’t have drawn much attention as standing desks have been proliferating greatly over the past few years, but the difference here is Stand Desk is making it far more affordable.
I’m guessing if you bothered to take a look at this post you have at least considered a standing desk already, but were perhaps put off when you discovered that virtually all of them are north of $1,000.
The founder of Stand Desk, Steven Yu, was frustrated by this exact problem after a motorcycle accident left him needing to stand for most of the day to alleviate persistent back pain. He concluded that he could build his own solution for far cheaper and Stand Desk was born.
They’ve already spent over a year working on Stand Desk and have had a group of beta testers using the desks for some time now to work out any issues with the design and components.
Stand Desk is targeting a $499 price for their base model at retail, but during the Kickstarter campaign you can get it for as low as $399. If you spec out their top model with a Bamboo top, cable management and upgraded controls you are still only looking at $649 during the Kickstarter, which is well below any option I’ve seen out there.
As I said at the outset they have long since passed their funding goal so they are proceeding confidently at this point. While Kickstarter projects are always a bit of a risk this one seems like a pretty safe bet to me for any budget conscious standing desk aficionados.