I just upgraded my desk to a 1.65-meter monster, a €40 workbench from the hardware store that I cut down to a 64cm height, and which can support up to 200 kilos. If you’re still not with the metric system (and why would you be? After all, it was only introduced like 215 years ago), that means it’s big enough for two people to work at it or stand on it.
But it still gets messy. What I need is a pal to tidy it for me. A DeskPal maybe?
How could you argue with a pitch that says that it “promises to clean up that workspace while looking sharp and dapper at the same time”? You can’t.
The little desk tidy is a wooden tray with slots and channels routed into it that turn it not only into a place for pens, pencils and the other modern desktop detritus like SD cards and bent paperclips (for SIM removal yo), it also lets you prop up an iPad and an iPhone at the same time.
And unlike some desks which build these features in, the DeskPal can be moved to wherever you need it, including your nightstand or the bathroom (I do some of my best work on the toilet).
The DeskPal comes in a choice of woods, and can currently be reserved for as little as $30 (US$27) in Kickstarter. That’s AU430, or thirty Australian dollars, or thirty “ozbux” as they’ve never been called by anyone. Folks outside Australia (which is almost everyone, really, given that the country iOS so sparsely populated) will have to pay an additional 15 ozbux for shipping.
Forecast delivery date is June, which is Christmas in Australia, or something.