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Grovemade adds small and medium sizes to its desk-shelf lineup

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Now available in small and medium sizes. This one is made from walnut-based plywood.
Now available in small and medium sizes. This one is made from walnut-based plywood.
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Accessories-maker Grovemade recently added small and medium sizes to its lineup of desk shelves, which are wooden stands or risers for monitors and laptops that help you organize and store other items.

We see the Portland, Oregon-based company’s desk shelves from time to time in people’s workstations in Setups feature articles.

Is it OK to use a Mac mini as a stand for your display? [Setups]

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Is it OK to rest your display on top of your Mac mini?
Is it OK to rest your display on top of your Mac mini?
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We’ve written about storing a Mac mini in an upright rather than a flat position to save space. It’s OK to do if the machine’s intake and exhaust vents are not blocked. But what about using your Mac mini as a stand for a display, as in today’s featured computer setup?

It’s not necessarily quite as cut-and-dried as the upright mini question. Whether it’s totally fine or a little risky depends a little more on the specific Mac mini and the kind of monitor you use.

You need these awesome MacBook accessories [Deals]

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We've rounded up great gear for streamlining and expanding your MacBook's productivity potential.
We've rounded up great gear for streamlining and expanding your MacBook's productivity potential.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

If you’ve got a MacBook, you’ve got a productivity powerhouse. But you can up the ante with the right accessories, so we’ve rounded up a few of the best. We’ve got a USB-C laptop stand, a breakaway USB-C charging cable, and a multiport hub that vastly expands your MacBook’s connective possibilities.

Plus, each of them is available at a fat discount!

Fallen trees make gorgeous wooden iMac stands

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This old tree turns a new leaf to organize your iMac workstation.
Photo: Understands

Mike Fisher makes a living getting old, fallen trees ready for a new life in the technology sector.

The woodworker, with a shop in the “Forest City” of Rockford, Illinois, makes wooden iMac stands and shelves out fallen ash and walnut trees.