PORTABLE WORK STATION Adapdesk.com
Billed as the world’s first portable work station, AdapDesk was made to help users take full advantage of laptop computers’ portability. The wooden desk, which can be folded for storage and transport, features a laptop surface and retainer that you can angle to suit most positions—from sitting at a desk to lying in bed. The AdapDesk also includes a mousepad holder, side baskets and a cup holder. AdapDesk comes in two editions. The Fully Foldable edition (suggested retail price of $160) folds to 11.75” x 12.75” x 3.75”, so it fits inside most backpack and laptop briefcases. The Standard edition ($135) folds to 12.75” x 23.5” x 2” for easy storage. The estimated shipping timeframe is November.
EASY, ATTRACTIVE LAPTOP WEBCAM PROTECTION spy-fy.com
The Spyslide provides a pretty simple solution to an ugly annoyance: those stickers affixed to laptop webcams to prevent spying. Now you can cover your webcam by sliding it open and closed. Advertised as the world’s thinnest webcam cover (0.6mm), the Spyslide is thin enough to close a Macbook Air and comports with the design of your device. You can install the cover—layered in a matte black or metallic silver coating and made from platinum durable stainless steel—in 5 seconds. The cover is suitable for most smartphones, depending on their shape and size. The Netherlands-based company is offering a retail price of 10€ (or about $10.75 U.S.). Shipping was scheduled to begin in May.
CUSTOMIZABLE MAGNETIC SHELVES Skyshelves.com
Sky Shelves allow you to customize any living space to eliminate clutter and better organize the space around you. They require no screws and no tools. Ideal for kitchens, counters, cupboards and drawers, the shelving pieces can be used separately or stacked atop one another. Increase or decrease the height of the shelves by inserting the number of legs you want. Silicon shoes that are placed in the corner of the boards activate a strong magnetic field to provide support and stability. Sky Shelves are waterproof and durable, with a sleek finish, antiscratch surface and anti-skid shoes. Simply Shelves, a more cost-efficient solution, is ideal for one-level shelves such as in cupboards. Prices vary, depending on quantities. Shipping is set for August.
TRUE WIRELESS CHARGING Indiegogo.com
Unlike some other products that claim to wirelessly charge your cellular device, the MotherBox requires no tethering or point-to-point contact. Charge your iOS or Android devices simultaneously and don’t worry about charging cables anymore. The Motherbox charges your battery through a thin receiver that plugs into the power port on your smartphone. You then download the app and connect the chargers. The MotherBox must be connected to an outlet; the MotherBox Mini has a rechargeable battery and can be used on the go. A USB cable and receiver are included with each product. The MotherBox Mini sends push notifications when its battery is running low and allows you to set preferences for when you want to charge. Like the MotherBox, it has no hindrance from barriers and no contact required. The MotherBox comes in desk and portable sizes for different demands. Early-bird prices were as low as $79; shipping is to start in September.