Weekend Digest: Best workspace gadgets for your Mac Studio and Studio Display setup
Preorder your Apple Mac Studio and Studio Display? Maybe it's time for a workstation makeover! Today we're looking at some of the best gadgets you can add to your new Mac Studio setup to enhance your experience. Read on to learn more about these cool workspace gadgets.
On Tuesday, March 8th, Apple held the Peek Performance Event, where products such as a new iPad Air and iPhone SE were announced. More significantly, though, was an unveiling of Apple’s new Mac Studio computer and its accompanying Studio Display.
These two devices pack an enormous amount of power and capability, working together to forge the foundation of a powerful creative workstation.
Of course, what’s any workstation without some fun, if not useful, desk gadgets? There are all kinds of nifty items available to enhance your workspace and provide anything from a clean and minimalist aesthetic to a practical and effective place to get things done.
That’s why, ahead of their official release, we’re exploring some of the best workspace gadgets for your Mac Studio and Studio Display setup. Let’s get started!
Capra Desk Pad uses premium full-grain leather and comes in multiple lengths and widths.
A great way to get a classy, minimalist aesthetic for your workspace is by using a desk pad. They can provide extra texture while protecting surfaces beneath them. When large enough, they also double as mouse pads.
The Capra Desk Pad uses premium full-grain leather which leather enthusiasts will especially appreciate. It offers plenty of wrist support if you’re writing or typing and includes a rolling strap in case you want to take it with you.
There’s even an optional slot for things like stationery should that suit your needs. It’s a great way to add a minimalistic and classy feel to your setup.
You can get the Capra Desk Pad here starting at $99.
Vaydeer Monitor Stand is sturdy and secure while bringing a slew of charging ports.
Sometimes you find yourself wishing your monitor had a little more elevation. Fortunately, options like the Vaydeer Monitor Stand exist.
The Vaydeer Monitor Stand lets you put 2 different monitors atop its upper surface while storing other items on its lower shelf. There’s a myriad of charging options as well, like USB-A and USB-C ports, along with a 15 W wireless charging spot. It’s easily one of the best workspace gadgets you can pair with your Mac Studio and Studio Display.
You can get the Vaydeer Monitor Stand here for $129.99.
Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard lets you get creative with its look and feel.
Mechanical keyboards tend to offer their users a superb typing experience. Every keystroke resonates in a way that’s more impactful than many of the keyboards built into laptops or slimmed down for style.
But not all mechanical keyboards sacrifice style to be effective. The Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard is a perfect example, providing a platform in which you can let your creativity run free.
Not only is it made with premium materials like 6063 aluminum and sound-reducing silicone, but it’s also almost entirely customizable. This means the keycaps, switches, built-in knob, top case, and other components are all swappable. It’s a great way to add your own touch to whatever aesthetic you seek to create for your Mac Studio workstation.
You can get the Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard here for $149.
Ocushield Oculamp desk lamp helps reduce eye strain with low-blue light and 3 modes.
Spending all day in front of a computer screen is necessary for many if not most of us these days, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try to reduce the wear on our eyes. Devices like the Ocushield Oculamp can make a difference.
The Ocushield Oculamp is a desk lamp that uses significantly less blue light to help reduce eye strain. It’s also designed to provide the right amount of light throughout the day by giving users 3 color modes to choose from.
For example, there’s a cool light for when environments are naturally brighter, while a warm light helps you relax at night. It even includes a rechargeable battery so you can move it where you need it. It’s the perfect gadget for Mac Studio creatives who plan on spending a lot of time at their desk.
You can get the Ocushield Oculamp desk lamp here for $130.
Grovemade Wool Felt Mouse Pad offers a smooth and comfortable surface.
A mouse pad is practically a necessity for your workstation. What’s better than one that combines a comfortable material with good looks?
The Grovemade Wool Felt Mouse Pad offers a smooth and comfortable felt surface for you to rest your wrists on. It’s only 3 mm thick and has a natural cork lining to help it stay in place. You can get it in 2 different sizes and colors to match darker or lighter design tones.
You can get the Grovemade Wool Felt Mouse Pad here for $30.
Apple AirPods Max are over-ear headphones with immersive spatial audio and 20-hour battery life.
Although the Mac Studio Display has an advanced, built-in speaker system, you’re bound to have times you need headphones instead. For those occasions, what better than the Apple AirPods Max.
The Apple AirPods Max are over-ear headphones that come with 20 hours of battery life. They feature immersive spatial audio with dynamic head-tracking capabilities, along with active noise cancelation, a transparency mode, and an adaptive equalizer. It even includes a smart case to help preserve battery life when you aren’t using the headphones.
You can get the Apple AirPods Max headphones here for $549.
NuPhy Air75 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard has an ultra-slim design with tons of versatility.
Another great option as far as mechanical keyboards go is the NuPhy Air75 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard. Because after all, who doesn’t love options?
The NuPhy Air75 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard has an ultra-slim design and brings a whole lot of versatility. It features the ability to connect up to 4 devices with low-latency 2.4G and Bluetooth 5.0 technologies.
There are also PBT keycaps, Hot-Swap PCB, AirFeet, and an aluminum frame. It even has NuFolio V2 support, which makes it easy to use on the fly with your phone or iPad. It’s worth taking a gander over at the official website to see all that it can do.
You can get the NuPhy Air75 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard here for $109.95.
EFFYDESK Business Office Standing Desk brings a solid motorized design that lets you adjust its height.
Thinking about replacing your desk soon? Maybe now is the time to upgrade to an adjustable standing desk instead. This way, you can maximize comfort and productivity even further.
The EFFYDESK Business Office Standing Desk offers a solid motorized design that lets you adjust its height from a sitting position to a standing one. It’s extremely quiet and can even store presets so you can shift from one position to the next more easily. It also has 2 different frame colors and several surface types—even a sustainable option.
You can get the EFFYDESK Business Office Standing Desk here for $717.
Anker 637 Magnetic Charging Station (MagGo) is a beastly 8-in-1 charging powerhouse.
Want to ensure you have not just a few extra charging ports but a plethora of them? Grab yourself an Anker 637. It will supply your workstation with all the charging power it needs so you stay at the top of your game while working on your Mac Studio.
The Anker 637 Magnetic Charging Station (MagGo) brings you a magnetic charging pad, 2 USB-C ports, 2 USB-A ports, and 3 AC outlets. It also supports high-speed charging up to as much as 65W in some cases.
It even helps you redirect cables to manage clutter a little more effectively. Who wants a messy desk, after all?
You can get the Anker 637 Magnetic Charging Station (MagGo) here for $99.99.
Oakywood Oakyblocks is a classy modular organizer for your assorted desk tools and accessories.
Speaking of messy desks, here’s another great way to organize all those miscellaneous items strewn about otherwise tidy workspaces. It has a kooky name I can barely get out of my mouth without stuttering, yet it’s a handy enough gadget that I’d love to get for myself!
Oakywood Oakyblocks is a modular organizing system that provides a place for your assorted desk tools and accessories. Things like pens, glasses, AirPods, and other small items fit right inside the different size trays. The wood design is also perfectly solid and sturdy.
You can get the Oakywood Oakyblocks trays here, starting at $29.
Logitech Desk Mat Studio Series is a slip-resistant desk mat that helps protect against spills.
Here’s another alternative if you’re looking for a good desk mat to help protect your desk or add a little extra flair to your workspace. It’s also a little nicer to lean on than directly on a hard surface.
The Logitech Desk Mat Studio Series has an antislip base to keep it from sliding out of place. It’s also spill-resistant so that tipped-over coffee won’t wreck it. The mat is also made from sustainable materials like recycled polyester. Just one more added bonus. Lastly, it comes in 3 different colors depending on your preference.
You can get the Logitech Desk Mat Studio Series here for $19.99.
Satechi M1 wireless Mac mouse has a wide Bluetooth range along with soft-touch navigation buttons.
Not everyone loves the standard mouse that Macs use. If you’re looking for an alternative, look no further than the Satechi M1 wireless mouse for Mac. It offers a traditional experience while bringing its own look and feel.
The Satechi M1 wireless Mac mouse features fast-tracking and precise optical sensors and an aluminum scroll wheel. It also has soft-touch navigation buttons. Bluetooth 4.0 support with a 32-foot range is included as well. You can even recharge it quickly using the built-in USB-C port.
You can get the Satechi M1 wireless mouse for Mac for $29.99.
Apple HomePod mini smart speaker can make calls, provide updates, and answer questions.
Out of all the gadgets, what better way to complete your Mac Studio workspace than with an Apple HomePod mini smart speaker? Make calls, get answers to questions, and receive updates all while you work on your projects.
The Apple HomePod mini features computational audio and a 360-degree acoustic waveguide, along with the ability to pair with other HomePods to create an even richer stereo sound. Using its built-in Siri capabilities, it can also detect when your iPhone is near and use it to place calls, access apps, receive notifications, and more.
This of course only scratches the surface of what it can do. If you want a little variety in choice, it comes in a myriad of colors as well.
You can get the Apple HomePod mini here for $99.
We can’t get enough gadgets for our workspaces
If there’s one thing we love, it’s cool or helpful workspace gadgets. Especially since so many of us work from home these days, it only makes sense, right?
We have way more flexibility and freedom in crafting our ideal workstations. Well, whether you’re looking for Mac-specific items or desk devices in general, you’re always in the right place at Gadget Flow. You can browse our workspace category any time to discover new things.
Do you have a gadget you think would pair nicely with the new Mac Studio or Studio Display? Let us know in the comments below!
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