Gadgets are always about style over substance. Sure, the best gadgets need to be functional, but they also need to look good. The attention to good design and details is on the rise and many out there, especially young students, now take pride in having gorgeous desk setups that aren’t just functional, but also clean and well-designed.
If you’re in the process of setting up your desk yourself, then this article is perfect for you. In this article, we are going to take a look at the best desk accessories for students who love good design and a minimalistic look.
A MacBook Stand
If you’re a MacBook Pro user and you want to keep your desk clean, you basically have two options. The first one is to use a docking station; there are some very interesting options to choose from, including the latest USB-C docks from Belkin and the more compact option from Satechi. The latter is actually portable and fits your new MacBook Pro perfectly.
The other option is to use a MacBook stand, and then connect peripherals using a standard USB-C adapter. For a good laptop stand, you only need to turn to Twelve South and its BookArc line of MacBook stands. There is a stand for every model. Design is a strong suit of the BookArc. It is one of the most beautiful MacBook stands on the market.
The stand also comes with its own cable management hook underneath. You can switch from working on your latest assignment for online public relations programs you’re taking to portable mode in just a few seconds.
A Good Screen
If you’re taking an online course from top universities such as George Washington University, then you’re spending a lot of time with digital books and course assignments. You can go through course materials and assignments more comfortably with a good screen on your desk.
Ideally, you want LG’s new UltraFine 5K Display. The screen is big and absolutely beautiful, and it connects with the MacBook Pro directly via a single USB-C cable. It will even charge your MacBook, so you always have battery power every time you need to leave your desk. There is only one downside: it’s expensive; very expensive.
If you’re looking for an equally gorgeous LCD screen, then the LG 24MP88HM is the way to go. Its bezels are extremely thin and the monitor will look good on any desk.
A Superb Keyboard
Last but not least, every student needs a good keyboard; you can’t write a good press release for your online SPR program on a bad keyboard. The keyboard on the new MacBook Pro is much better than the one in the previous generation, but you still have to settle for that Butterfly switch design with minimum travel distance.
To type more comfortably while keeping the desk looking sleek and clean, you have two top options to consider. You can either get the Apple Magic Keyboard with its silver and white finish, or go with Logitech Craft, the latest from the company. You can’t go wrong with any of these options; in fact, you can’t go wrong with the options we covered in this article.
James Daniels is a freelance writer, business enthusiast, a bit of a tech buff, and an overall geek. He is also an avid reader, who can while away hours reading and knowing about the latest gadgets and tech, whilst offering views and opinions on these topics.