Kickstarter of the Week: Cubii

Product: Cubii
Location: Chicago, IL
Link: Kickstarter
Kickstarter End Date: July 28, 2014
Current Pledge: $37,890 of $80,000

I work in a cubicle. No matter how much I have tried to spruce it up with pictures, race medals, bibs, and funny anecdotes, it just never really feels like anything other than a cubicle. It gets a little boring on the days that I am literally behind my computer or on phone calls 8 hours/day. I try to run at least 3-4 lunch hours per week, but stuff comes up and I always feel like a lazy bones when I can’t get out there. But, I think the Cubii may take care of this!

Sometimes when I sit at my desk for long periods of time, I can just feel how sore my legs are from being inactive for hours on end. While there are (mostly ridiculous looking) treadmill desks and an increasing number of under-desk pedalers, Cubii is described as the World’s first under-desk eliptical trainer.

Studies have shown that performance tends to decrease over time when sitting, and I know that my energy wanes and concentration diminishes the longer I am in front of my computer. Not only that, but continuously sitting has been linked to worse health and even death. Yikes.

From their website:

Cubii is the world’s first under-desk elliptical trainer designed specifically for your workspace. This allows you to stay active while working without any distraction. Bluetooth integration allows you to keep track of your activity via a mobile app. If you’re already using a fitness tracker, it syncs with that too. Don’t have space or can’t afford a standing or treadmill desk? Try Cubii! Now you don’t have an excuse for workplace inactivity.

The Specs are 24 inches (length), 15 inches (width), 10 inches (height) with the ability to adjust for more or less resistance. Not only does Cubii  allow you to stay in motion and keep your body healthy and creative juices flowing, it goes a step further and actually beams your workout wirelessly with mobile devices and fitness trackers. Wowza!

The majority of the work has already been done on the Cubii, but by backing this project, you will be helping fund improvements in order to scale up for mass manufacturing. For $29, you can be a backer and sport a Cubii shirt. However, for $279, the Cubii can be yours for use in December 2014/January 2015. This is one product that I need to get my hands (er…feet) on!

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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