In a world where we have tons and tons of cables lining our desks, sometimes removing all of that clutter is really simple. Here are some products that do just that.
mStand - Rain Design Inc - $49
Designed for the Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro, suitable for all laptops, mStandhelps you work comfortably and safely every day by raising your laptop to the same ergonomic height as the external display. mStand is made of a single solid piece of aluminum with matching MacBook Pro's sand-blasted and silver anodized finish. mStand transforms your laptop into a stable and stylish workstation.
BookArc - Twelvesouth - $49
Underneath BookArc for MacBook Pro are two hidden cable managers that prevent your monitor, USB, and power cables from slipping to the floor when you unplug your MacBook Pro. The new BookArc for MacBook Pro also ships with an insert custom made for MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Apple Keyboard - Apple - $69
The completely cable-free Apple Wireless Keyboard uses Bluetooth technology to connect with your Mac or iPad. So you’re free to move the keyboard just about anywhere within range and wirelessly type away. And its slim, compact design takes up much less space on your desk.
Apple Magic Mouse - Apple - $69
The same Multi-Touch technology first introduced on the revolutionary iPhone comes to the mouse. It’s called Magic Mouse, and it’s the world’s first Multi-Touch mouse. Click anywhere, scroll in any direction, and swipe through images on its smooth, seamless top shell. It works wirelessly using Bluetooth, so you don’t have to worry about cables or adapters cluttering your workspace. And built-in software lets you configure Magic Mouse any way you want.
Sumo - Blue Lounge - $12
Sumo is an elegant and useful cable management tool designed to be placed on a desk, tabletop or workstation to prevent cables from dropping off the edge. Sumo acts like a paperweight for your cables and features high-tech Japanese micro-suction pads underneath for even further grip. Cables are now easily weighed down and remain in place yet they can still be repositioned.
Express Dock - Belkin - $200 (Estimated)
With Thunderbolt™ Express Dock, all your drives, networking, input and output devices connect to the 8 ports on the back. It in turn connects to your laptop through 1 Thunderbolt port. In short, eight cables become one cable. So taking your laptop when you go, and bringing it home when you return means dealing with a single cable. Which connects you to a very brave new world indeed.
AirPlay - Apple - $99 (AppleTV)
You have friends over and you want to share great photos or the perfect party mix that’s on your iPhone. Or you’re in the middle of an epic action movie on your iPad that could use a little more screen. That’s where AirPlay comes in. Just connect your device and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network, and the AirPlay icon automatically appears. Then tap the AirPlay icon in a specific app — Photos, Videos, Music, Safari, or any AirPlay-enabled app — and everything streams to your HDTV via your Apple TV. It’s a simple way to play your stuff on the biggest screen and the best sound system in the house.
Photosmart 6520 - HP - $149
HP's Photosmart 6520 e-All-in-One printer lets you print from virtually anywhere thanks to AirPrint technology and produce premium photos with a gesture-enabled touchscreen. Print photos and documents, make quick copies and scans, send faxes without a phone line, and access apps.