STOIC

Active Standing Mat

key advantages

  • Swappable & easily changing surface
  • Naturalistic mat experience
  • Combines 5 active standing elements

campaign
status

Live

estimated
delivery

April 2021

Categories

HouseholdTech I Want ScoreTravel & Outdoors

Most popular Perk

Stoic Ultimate Kit-Best Deal

Included items:

Stoic Modular Base
Real Bamboo Balance Team
Focus Fidgets Dexterity Bearings
Bed of Nails
Massage Ball
Stoic App

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$349

You’re looking at last week’s photos at the river… The hike to get there. The blue skies and the smell of the rushing water… 

All of a sudden. You snap out of it. 

Boom… You’re back at the office. Bummer!

Everything in your body wishes it was out in nature. You’re tired of sitting all day, so you invested in a sit-stand desk. You sit down, you stand up… But it still quite doesn’t do the trick… What if you could work while walking out in nature? What if you could experience the natural ground under your feet?

Well, Monkii is back with another awesome product to release your inner beast!

This is not your standard standing mat. It’s not built for soft people… Who need soft surfaces.

If you’re not a BEAST you don’t want this. If you can’t survive the WILD, you don’t need this. If you would rather sit, STOP reading!

This standing mat has swappable surfaces, so you feel like you’re in the woods, running along a rocky river; strengthening the dozens of muscles and tendons in your feet.

Even when you’re inside… GET OUT THERE! And feel nature at your feet.

Tech I Want Score

I see you’ve had a tough working day. Or maybe you want to spice up your weekend with some self-care and fun. For that all, I have prepared STOIC’s review to offer you a deep glimpse into this multi-functional standing mat. Find your workout, chillout and relax tool right in this review. Let’s go!

The Product

Innovation

Is this a truly new product that you can’t find on the market? Or this a product that defines an entirely new product category. In some cases, the combination of several features into one or the introduction of a new feature to an old product are also considered to be an innovation.

There are various types of standing mats available to you and to everyone, and the comfort level provided by each of them is different, too. STOIC’s innovation lies in its versatility and in multiple ways it can be implemented and used. Introducing 5 elements of active standing, such as motion, balance, fidget, massage and strength, STOIC features over 50 setup options enhancing your connectivity with nature with features varying from flathead river rock to redwood forest. The ease to change the standing surfaces combined with the benefits such as non-sweat workout, effortless calorie burning and releasing stress, makes STOIC standing mat stand out proudly in the diverse world of standing mats. Also, to meet the needs and terms of the consistently digitizing world, this standing pad has got a guiding app for you to install and to organize your workout, standing and massage sessions accordingly.

Product Innovation Score
6 /10

Competitiveness

How much better is it than the competition? Is it faster? Bigger? Cooler? More affordable? There needs to be a solid reason why you should back this project over any other.

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Price$169$62$41$102
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Shoes-friendly
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Material Non-toxic molded foam Phthalate-free PolyurethanePlastic
Naturalistic experience xxx

Let the price of STOIC not surprise you or make you feel it is less affordable in the competition. Even though it does not stand out with its low price, it does come up with benefits and advantages to make it worthy for how much it is offered.

Firstly, it is the only one providing a nature-style experience and enabling you to feel the real rocks, rivers and stones under your feet right in your house or in your office. You can freely change the surface, shift from the high mountains to the smooth and chilling rivers, massage your feet, train our bones and keep strong. Together with this, it is a production of a well-trusted team and brand, Monkii, about which we will talk more in the team section. 

Now, after learning all this, are you still hesitating whether or not to invest your money into your health and pleasure?

Product Competitiveness Score
22 /30

The Team

Expertise

How capable is the team? Will they be able to pull off their design? Experienced engineers, designers, market analysts, operations and other specialists have a huge impact on a project’s success.

If you are a workout fan or someone who has ever wondered about the most portable workout tools, it is very likely that you have encountered Monkii, the wild gym company and the producer team of STOIC. After earning popularity as a result of the successful series of campaigns on Kickstarter and consistent development of creative workout tools and accessories, Monkii is now well-known with its mindset to turn any hotel room, house or apartment into a world-class training facility. As portable as they can get, Monkii has designed its workout products for travel and has taken care of your relaxed and trained body anywhere you go. 

Stay with me to learn more about the past experiences they have had!

Team Expertise Score
9 /10

Experience

Have they developed something like this before? Do they have crowdfunding experience? Manufacturing experience? A lot of campaigns fail to deliver their product because they don’t know what they’re doing. Or they might spend all the raised funds on getting a fully functional product, but fail to mass-produce it.

Monkii has become the inhabitant of Kickstarter since 2016, and Kickstarter included their very first campaign, Monkii Bars, in the list of their favorite projects. The community, too, demonstrated some sensible level of sympathy. And the result was $111.178 USD raised by 971 backers. Little did Dan Vinsen and David Hunt, the representatives of the team, know about the big success that the 2nd generation of Monkii Bars was going to bring with it. 5938 backers joined to make it come true, and $1.073.512 USD was raised as a result. 

The Bars did well, and inspired by this, Monkii moved on to place your gym in your pocket. The mini portable fitness included everything you would need for your workout making body-training accessible anytime and anywhere. The project raised $1.027.985 with the support of 8306 backers. 

The next step was the Monkii 360 fitness device, the one to adjust based on your workout mood and progress. And to take it a step further, Monkii gave birth to STOIC – the active standing pad for your massage, workout, relaxation, calorie-burning and balance. 

All these workout instruments together with the accessories designed and manufactured by the Monkii team are available to check out and to purchase on their official website.  

Seems like some truly experienced team we are dealing with!

Team Experience Score
24 /25

Transparency

How transparent are the campaigners? Do they give their backers valuable updates on their progress? Having credible and reliable campaigners is one of the deciding factors in building the trust that backers look for.

Checking the updates for their very first campaign in 2016. There are 31 of them, and this one particularly grabbed my attention and made me feel some high level of integrity demonstrated by the team:

 

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And some informative updates about how to setup the 2nd generation of Monkii Bars and also how the entire shipping process goes on:

 

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No updates on STOIC yet, it’s on Kickstarter for just a couple of days. We’ll keep tracking how this one goes, but based on the updates on the previous campaigns, the team appears to have demonstrated a significant level of integrity having given access for certain updates to the backers only, but keeping the profile open and transparent for everyone.

 

Team Transparency Score
8 /10

Responsiveness

How responsive are the campaigners? Do they engage with their backers? Crowdfunding is all about community, sharing information and building a meaningful relationship with the people who fund your project.

Sticking to the same campaign we have been discussing, the Monkii Bars’ 2nd generations, I’m colliding with 1424 comments. Some of them are answered with detailed explanation and clarification.

 

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Many of them have stayed unaddressed though…

 

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Coming closer to nowadays, I’m checking the comments on STOIC. I’ve found 290 of them and from what I can observe, the level of responsiveness displayed by the team is still consistent.

Even though it doesn’t appear to be answering every single comment or question, it still shows up as an informative and helpful source for many of the backers. 

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To sum up, we are dealing with some experienced team, which has built its story and set its background in front of the community it is well-known in. Having said that, the growth and success of Monkii has been a subject of observation for the Kickstarter backers and especially for the ones who have been tuned for the most portable workout tools. In this regard (and in many others as well), Monkii has proven to be a game-changer. 

Team Responsiveness Score
9 /15

TIW Total Score

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STOIC
Innovation
6
Competitiveness
22
Expertise
9
Experience
24
Transparency
8
Responsiveness
9
78/100
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