The DeskRail is a desk-tidy for the digital age. Whereas I spent hours in my school shop class cutting, glueing and painting acrylic tubes to hold pens, paperclips and other desktop detritus, the DeskRail is made to organize the junk we use today.
And by junk, I mean Moleskines, USB cables, iPhones and… hipster plastic-framed glasses?
The DeskRail Is a Kickstarter project, with a minimum buy-in of $80. It’s a u-shaped channel which matches the full-sized Apple keyboard in length and weighs 2.5 pounds – enough to stop it slipping around your desk.
- 16 ⅞” inches of pure organization
- About 3 inches deep and 2 tall
- 2.5 lbs of all-aluminum construction
- Anodized finish
- Resilient foam cushions
- Cabling channel and removable side doors
- Non-marring silicon feet
The sizing is ideal for grabbing pens, styluses, SD card readers and so on, and there’s also a channel so you can run a cable into it. That $80 asking price seems a little steep though. Not for the gadget itself – it looks well enough made to be worth it – but for a desk tidy in general. One look at this tells me I could probably make my own, and mine would have a Lightning dock inside.
Still, this stylish deskcessory is currently going gangbusters on Kickstarter , almost reaching its $13,000 target with only a few days down. And it will also undoubtedly look better than my cardboard-and-gaffer-tape version.
16 ⅞” inches of pure organization
About 3 inches deep and 2 tall
2.5 lbs of all-aluminum construction
Resilient foam cushions
Cabling channel and removable side doors
Non-marring silicon feet