By: Jill Mendoza I usually refrain from giving product endorsements but I could not pass up the opportunity to introduce you to the Stir Kinetic Desk. Standing desks have long been recommended for their health and productivity benefits but what about a desk that can enable you to sit or stand and one that reminds you to change positions by “breathing”? Yes, it sounds weird, but the Stir Kinetic Desk is for real. The Stir Desk is driven by software, and adapts to your work style. It has a brain, knows when you arrive, and tracks standing time and extra calories burned. It learns from your patterns and preferences. The Wisperbreath feature gently moves the desk up and down one inch, inviting you to change positions. It’s a gentle, tactile reminder to breathe deeply and change things up. The desk learns when it’s best to remind you , so that being more active is effortless. The desk is also equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to sync with fitness apps. There’s no doubt the desk is smart, and looks sleek, too. But with a Stir Kinetic Desk, your work surface is likely more expensive than the machine that’s resting on it. At $3,890, the desk isn’t just about the height of technology; it’s the height of luxury. Stir chief executive JP Labrosse compared the Kinetic Desk to an investment like a Tempurpedic mattress. The Stir Kinetic desks will begin shipping early next year. Other motorized desks like the Airtouch by Details for $1,200 won’t set you back quite as far, but it won’t learn what’s best for keeping you healthy and energetic either. In a society where “sitting” is becoming the new “smoking”, this new desk may just be the prescription for gaining that sense of well-being your looking for right at your desk! Special thank you to the company Stir, who provided the photos, information and permission to share this product with our IDO readers.