Following up on its previous high-tech standing desk, the Stir Kinetic Desk, the Apple-inspired design company Stir has recently released the Stir Kinetic Desk M1 ($2,990), a new option that drops the price while adapting a more contemporary, curvy design, with rounded waterfall edges. Available in a black or white finish, the desk is CNC-machined, providing a seamless finish, with a powder coat applied over the engineered wood. Like its sibling, the M1 packs in quite a high-tech suite of features, however, that go beyond mere aesthetic appeal, providing smart, cloud-connected features for adjusting the desk and integrating with your Mac, iPhone, and other accessories.
A touchscreen in the corner allows you to control features of the desk, such as automatically raising and lowering it to move between sitting and standing positions, and the M1 includes a Whisperbreath feature that will remind you to change positions. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity on the M1 allows you to take advantage of cloud features such as syncing your Fitbit directly from the desk, and even provides auto-login features to make things easy when sharing your desk between multiple people. The built-in firmware allows the desk to learn and adapt to individual users, tracking usage and remembering data and preferences. Four AC outlets are also tucked away at the back to make it easier to plug in your equipment.