Los Angeles, CA – Stir, creators of the Stir Kinetic Desk, unveiled the latest addition to the Stir product line: the Stir Kinetic Desk M1. Joining the flagship executive model F1, the new Stir Kinetic Desk M1 offers a slim, flexible design and lower price point. The new M1 expands the Stir experience beyond the home and corner office, ready for full-office installations from 10 to 10,000 desks.
Like the executive F1, the new M1 is a height-adjustable desk driven by software that senses your presence, learns and adapts to your preferences, enables you to set goals, and actively reminds you to change positions while you work.
Starting today, the new M1 and the F1 feature entirely new, custom designed electronics that provide a faster and richer experience for users. The latest processor is 4x faster and storage capacity has doubled. The new 5” LCD touchscreen has an increased resolution with a 360-degree field of view, significantly increased brightness, and an anti-glare film – all designed to make the screen much easier to read in any office environment. Five-finger, multi-touch support has also been added, enabling enhanced support for gesture-based interactions. Finally, the electronics design includes a Single Board Computer (SBC) and is housed in a removable electronics enclosure making the desk upgradable in the field.
Stir Kinetic Desks move between user-selected heights with a simple double tap on the embedded touchscreen and remind you to move with Stir’s signature Whisperbreath TM function – a gentle 1-inch rise and fall of the desk surface. All Stir Kinetic Desks feature ultra-smooth, quiet, and reliable motorized legs that move the desk through it’s range, and have been tested to 30 years of equivalent life.
“The response to the Stir Kinetic Desk has been amazing; over the past year we have been flooded with requests to release a Stir Kinetic Desk in a form factor that would fit into even the largest office installations. Most important though, is that we really are changing the way people work. On average, Stir Kinetic Desk users stand for half their day, and 95% of our users move every day. This is a massive change, especially when compared with push-button and other manually height-adjustable desks.” said JP Labrosse, CEO and founder of Stir. “We poured everything we could into meeting the demand for this new product, collected tons of customer feedback and spent the last year scrutinizing every detail to perfect the M1.”
For consumers, the new Stir Kinetic Desk M1 has been designed with a curved, organic shape and gently sloped front edge that provides maximum comfort for users’ arms. The slim, flexible desk profile allows for the addition of a broad variety of accessories – this includes most monitor arms, keyboard trays and task lamps. Power cable cutouts offer cord management designed to keep the desk surface clean and clutter-free. The new M1 is 30” X 60” and can be quickly assembled by two people using the eight (8) provided screws and a single hex wrench.
For large-scale installations, M1 is available in a rectangular shape in three sizes and edge types; though it can be manufactured with nearly any work surface, finish or customer originated material.
The new Stir Kinetic Desk line also comes with a cloud-based architecture. This allows for transferrable user data that can “travel” with workers as they move between desks within a company network, or around the world. Leveraging low-energy Bluetooth devices like Fitbit, the desk recognizes and can seamlessly identify one user from another, making it effortless for users to be logged in and out of any Stir Kinetic Desk. This advanced cloud architecture will provide the platform for more integrations and expanded features in the future, with Android and iOS compatibility currently in development.
Customers interested in purchasing an M1 can buy directly from the Stir website: stirworks.com. The new M1 is also available for purchase through select Relax the Back retail stores. In addition, M1 desks are available through commercial contract furniture dealers across the country. Visit the Stir website for more information about contract sales and retail locations. M1 retails for $2,990 including shipping, and the F1 retails for $4,190 including white glove delivery. All desks purchased direct from stirworks.com come with a 30-Day Money Back guarantee.
Stir creates adaptive technology products for the home and office to help people do their best work. The “Stir Experience” integrates adaptive intelligence into unexpected products to increase productivity, improve health, and create inspiration. The company’s flagship Stir Kinetic Desk launched in late 2013 and received top honors and accolades including being named to the Popular Science “100 Greatest Innovations of 2014”, Interior Design’s HiP award, Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Brilliant Companies,” and a gold medal from furniture industry’s most prestigious yearly showcase. Stir is based in Los Angeles, California, and is privately funded. The Stir Kinetic Desk is designed and built in the USA.
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