Work out at your workspace with the Glyder

under desk exercise glyder sitting model
You’re probably well aware that sitting down for eight hours a day is hazardous to your health, but if you’re like most of us, there’s one big roadblock keeping you from changing up your routine — the fact that you don’t work in one of those new-age, free-spirited startup offices where you can easily trade in your cubicle for a standing desk with a treadmill underneath it.

But not to worry — even if you can’t go buck wild and put a stationary bike where your office chair used to be, there’s still a way to burn some extra calories while you work. Say hello to the Glyder.

Freshly launched on Kickstarter earlier today, the Glyder is essentially a slimmer, quieter, and more thoughtfully-designed version of those goofy under-desk pedal machines you’ve probably seen before. Instead of pedaling, which causes your knees to move up and down, the Glyder provides you with a low-impact resistance exercise that happens horizontally — thereby eliminating any knee-bashing that might happen on the underside of your desk. With this gizmo, your feet move back and forth rather than up and down.

It also doesn’t make any noise. Most under-desk exercise machines use an electric motor or some kind of friction-based system to provide resistance, which inevitably means you’ll generate some mildly-annoying noise while you use them. Not so with the Glyder. To remedy this problem, this thing is built with an electromagnetic resistance system that allows for smooth, fluid, and extremely quiet operation. This way, you won’t have to worry about getting on anybody’s nerves while you glide.

RelatedThe Stand Desk: Finally, an affordable standing desk for your office

As an added bonus, it even connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, so you can check your distance, see how many calories you’ve burned, and even adjust the resistance settings without bending over and splitting a hole in your slacks. They really did think of everything!

To help jumpstart production, creator Ayal Ebert and his team are hoping to raise $75K over the next 30 days. They’ve still got a long road ahead of them, but if you back the project now you can lock down a Glyder for just 99 bucks, and in doing so, help make this idea become a reality. If all goes well, Ebert his team hope to ship the first units to backers as early as January.

Deals

The best folding ebike and electric bike deals for June 2019

Looking for a more environmentally friendly way to get around? An electric bike is a great way to do just that. While riding a bike is the option that's best for your fitness, who wants to arrive a sweaty mess? These are the best deals we…
Home Theater

Throw away those EarPods — we dug up the best headphones in every style

Trolling the internet for hours to find headphones is no way to live. Instead, leverage our expertise and experience to find the best headphones for you. Here are our favorites, with all the features you want.
Wearables

Samsung's $99 Galaxy Fit fitness tracker is now available in the U.S.

Looking for a new fitness buddy? Samsung just launched the Galaxy Watch Active and the Galaxy Fit, two new wearables with a raft of fitness-focused features that'll keep you moving and get you down to the gym.
Deals

Here are 20 portable tech gadgets you’ll want to use every day

If you're looking for portable tech to keep you charged up while on the go (or for some great small gift ideas), we've rounded up 20 must-have gadgets. You'll find everything from a mini gaming controller to a folding Bluetooth keyboard.
Deals

The Shark ION Robot Vacuum RV750 gets a hefty 41% discount on Amazon

Household chores can be a drag. Lucky for us, we now have robot vacuums to make our lives easier. If you’re looking to buy one, now is the right time as Amazon is offering the Shark ION RV750 Vacuum for only $223.
Deals

The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Leaked date and what you need to know

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is still a month away, but it's never too early to start preparing. We've been taking a look at the best discounts from previous Prime Days to give you our predictions of what to expect this year.
Giveaways

Robot vacuum giveaway: Enter to win a new iRobot Roomba i7+ robot vacuum

If you need an extra hand around the house, then you might be in luck: We’re giving readers the chance to win a new iRobot Roomba i7+ – our favorite robot vacuum and a $1,100 value – totally free.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Plant-based shoes and a ukulele learning aid

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Smart Home

Walmart Grocery challenges Amazon with a new $98-a-year delivery option

The grocery delivery wars are hotting up. Walmart's latest effort is a $98-a-year subscription fee that offers free delivery on orders over $30. The service, called Delivery Unlimited, can be tried free for 15 days.
Smart Home

A new survey by Adobe shows an evolving market for voice applications

A new consumer survey conducted by Adobe Analytics has uncovered a growing desire for more diversity in voice-controlled applications and devices as well as growing engagement with voice ads.
Deals

Walmart drops Ninja kitchen appliance deals on blender system and coffee maker

Walmart is offering Ninja's Mega Kitchen System and Coffee Bar for only $140 each. Upgrade your kitchen with reliable equipment that will expand your meal-prep capabilities by taking advantage of these amazing deals.
Deals

iRobot discounts $150 off i7+, a Roomba robot vacuum that empties its own bins

iRobot just took $150 off its best robot vacuum model, the Roomba i7+. The flagship model Roomba i7+ has stronger suction and smarter house-mapping than previous models, but automatic dirt disposal is the killer feature.
Deals

iRobot Roomba robot vacuum cleaners get huge price cuts before summer

We've found the best discounts on Roomba robot vacs and put them in one place. Whether you're shopping for a gift or need extra help around the house, these six robot vacuum deals can help you save up to $200.
Deals

The best iRobot Roomba deals to make cleaning your home a breeze

Keep your home clean without lifting a finger using a robot vacuum cleaner. These nine iRobot Roomba deals not only help you keep your home tidy, but many also come with advanced features such as automatic scheduling and Wi-Fi connectivity.