Issue 94
  1. Battery, universal hub, and storage in one
  2. (Re)discover your Pocket reading list
  3. A keyboard case and device stand
  4. An app for guided meditation
  5. A standing desk by IKEA
  6. Web design inspiration

Heya there!

I completely missed that we crossed the 12,000 subscribers line here on The Modern Desk. To all the new subscribers: thanks for joining us!

I'll leave you with a good read by Offscreen alumnus Om Malik. His thought piece has been making the rounds on Twitter. It's worth adding to your reading list if you haven't.



This Weekʼs Line-Up

Battery, universal hub, and storage in one

What you see above is not a copy cat of one of Apple's latest laptops. This notebook-sized gadget combines a few things into one: a giant battery, a dock/universal hub for all the plugs that Apple removed, SSD external storage, and a wireless charger. Interesting idea, though you will essentially be carrying around another laptop. (Currently on IndieGoGo.)

(Re)discover your Pocket reading list

I'm not sure if this will actually help me with getting through my endless Pocket reading list or whether it'll just add more anxiety to my inbox. Either way, Unhoard connects to your Pocket account and sends you a small collection of your saved reading material once a week.

A keyboard case and device stand

From the good people at Studio Neat comes a new product called Canopy: "A case for your Apple Magic Keyboard that folds open to create a stand for your iPad or iPhone. Now you can use a full size, honest-to-god keyboard with your device."

An app for guided meditation

Here's another meditation app I'm eager to take for a spin: Inscape. It offers a range of sessions designed for different parts of the day with a variety of techniques, intentions, and duration. And it looks lovely too.

A standing desk by IKEA

I just had a conversation with a friend about the little known fact that IKEA sells an electric hight-adjustable standing desk – although, for whatever reasons, not in Australia. Check on your local IKEA site. It seems like a great deal compared to some of the other options out there.

Web design inspiration

Httpster is one of my favourite sources for web design inspiration. The site just got a visual refresh and I love everything about it.

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
— John Maynard Keynes