Sitting for hours upon hours in your cubicle at work can lead to a number of serious health risks and even shorten your life. There are some awkward ways to combat the risks of sitting, including sitting on an exercise ball or getting a standing desk. For those who don’t like drawing attention to themselves, the Cubii might be the solution they’ve been sitting for.
The Cubii is a mini-elliptical machine that fits under your desk at work. Users can adjust the resistance of the Cubii to achieve an at-work workout intensity of their choice, and a handle allows for easy transportation of the 25-pound device. The creators purport that you won’t leave work with bruised knees after using it.
Bluetooth connectivity with a user’s smartphone was granted as part of its Kickstarter campaign achieving a $100,000 stretch goal. Thanks to meeting its $150,000 stretch goal, the Cubii will also ship with the ability to charge your phone as you pedal. The crowdfunding campaign also set a $300,000 stretch goal, which would unlock a Noir black edition of the device in addition to the original Classic metallic silver version.
The Cubii will retail at $349, but backers of its Kickstarter campaign can nab one for $279. Deliveries are scheduled for January 2015.
The accompanying app will be free for iOS and Android devices, and the Cubii will sync with fitness trackers and fitness-tracking apps via an open API.
So far, the Cubii’s Kickstarter campaign has raised more than $258,000 from more than 950 backers. It will close on Monday at 11 a.m. EDT.
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