This Desk Will Order Lunch and Adjust Your Thermostat for You
Did you know you spend approximately a third of your life at your desk? Surprising, no, but a little groan-inducing for sure. There are all kinds of products out there to help you with office productivity — portable standing desks, workout desks, even desks you can use while in bed. But until now, there hasn’t been a desk that can help you accomplish more while there and help you be a more optimal worker.
The Autonomous Desk, named “Taylor,” promises to make you healthier and more productive at work. WHAT?! No, really. This is accomplished through things like raising your desk to your preferred standing height first thing in the morning, reminding you to stand if you’ve been sitting too long, plus it has the same functionality that makes Siri so popular — you can talk to it like a human.
Unlike Siri, the functionality of this friendly desk goes way beyond the gadget at hand. With a spoken request, you can use it to program your Nest, order your Seamless and schedule a meeting for you. It can send reminders, order your Uber and pull up your bank account. And to show just how much it can do, there’s an entire “desk app store” in the works with Apple Watch integration. The desk, which surpassed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal and then some, begins shipping this summer. The only thing it can’t do is your work — so get back to it!
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(h/t Fast Company)