The right desk is arguably the most important addition to every workspace. They set the tone and pace for organization, creativity, and productivity for each workday. Over time, desks somehow end up personifying the people sitting behind them, becoming either messy with miscellaneous paper scraps for the scatter-brained creative or tidier than ever with only a laptop and calculator for the organized, Type A worker bee. What if we were able to design our desks before they defined us? That might turn out to be the last desk we’d ever need.
Frame CPH, a design team based in Copenhagen, recently debuted LastDesk, a modular desk that you can design yourself to unlock your ideal workspace. The aim was to create a desk that can easily adapt to today’s ever-changing technological and remote working developments. The desk itself is a classic interpretation of Scandinavian design, but it offers a more accessible approach to minimalism through the desk’s modular features. While the frame of LastDesk is as simple a frame as they come, the desktop comes equipped with changeable wooden trays and flat, slate gray slabs that can either provide extra storage for your workspace, a wireless charging station, or a means to rid your workspace of any unnecessary clutter.
Wooden trays with minimalist-approved, shallow pockets can be added to your desktop in either the top left or right corner in case any additional room for storage is needed. Then, if you prefer a more open, tidy desktop, flip the wooden trays over and expand the deskspace for more working room. Finally, if your smartphone or other wireless electronic device needs some battery juice, pick the wireless charging base and turn your desk into a power-charging station. LastDesk’s legs are also adjustable so, if you’re looking for a stand-up desk or a traditional sit-down desk, then LastDesk can adapt to your changing mind and workload. LastDesk also offers a next-generation wireless charging module, an intelligent sit-to-stand OLED controller, and a built-in, high-speed 60W USB charging slot located on one of the desk’s side panels.
Together with Søren Rose Studio, Frame CPH, and the Danish furniture brand, Stykka have designed a desk, produced with responsibility-sourced material for longevity, that is meant to be disassembled and reconstructed again and again to roll with the ever-changing world around us – they’ve designed the ultimate desk that will always work for you, the ultimate user.
LastDesk interprets Scandinavian design by embracing a pure, clean, and focused overall aesthetic, while also offering additional desktop designs through modularity. By integrating an unassuming, smooth wire slot for your laptop chargers or desktop wires, it’s easy to keep LastDesk organized and tidy.
Other modular trays include additional workspace accessories, such as task lamps, which are available for users to attach to LastDesk. By integrating changeable parts with which users can attach accessories, the creators at Frame CPH further enhance LastDesk’s adaptive qualities.
If necessary, a slot specifically meant for monitor mount insertions can be incorporated onto LastDesk’s top piece, so that users can optimize the desk’s working area and also securely attach their hardware to LastDesk’s modular structure.
In addition to the task lamp, a Sonos speaker comes attached to one of the slate gray, modular trays and can be chosen as one of the ways to personalize your unique LastDesk configuration. The Sonos speakers addition is an ideal companion for phone meetings or conference calls that can take place at a desk.
Finally, LastDesk comes equipped with another modular tray that doubles as a wireless charging station for your smartphone or accompanying, chargeable device. For the long workdays that turn into longer work nights, this charging station will be sure to keep your phone charged up and ready (even when you might not be).
As the pandemic has got most of us pinned at homes to keep safe, what has gained importance is setting the right working ambiance to retain our productivity. Sure one can have a multi-display setup to boost productivity, but one of the caveats at working home from the same desk day in and day out can get boring at times. Such instances make you wonder if there could be a portable display that can be taken anywhere to pair up with your laptop and have a productive work regime from a completely unexpected location. Your living room or the patio area can now be your workspace where you would normally not expected a productive work setup to be at your disposal without carrying all those cables to create a working setup.
Having a UHD 4K screen (3840×2160 resolution and 1200:1 contrast ratio) that’s compatible with all the modern-day gadgets oriented for peak productivity and entertainment on weekends is one thing every professional or budding creative individual craves for. Well, the 15.6-inch Mako Pro 4K touchscreen monitor by 6D Sharks is designed keeping in mind every little need of a productivity-oriented dual-monitor setup that’s compatible with all the devices one can throw at it. The slim, lightweight IPS monitor is compatible even with smartphones, gaming consoles, and cameras for seamless connectivity. This 10-point capacitive screen has minimal bezels to enhance the viewing experience and comes with a stylus touch pen to give your creativity wings. For solo use, the widescreen has a split mode which literally turns it into two screens for a multitude of uses. Unlike other portable monitors, Mako (the Max variant) has a 120 Hz refresh rate, so gamers and multimedia content lovers will already have a smile on their faces.
Talking about the functionality, the backlit LED monitor has a gravity sensor that automatically detects the orientation, whether it’s resting on the kickstand or you’re holding it in portrait mode, and adjusts the display accordingly. You can make it rest in a standard monitor position or lay it slightly slanted in a resting position on the hinged kickstand. Given that screen is just 4 mm thick and weighs 800 grams makes the design ideal for all sort of working or entertainment modes. Mako also has all the ports and connectivity options – mini HDMI, USB-C port; and USB-type A to USB-type C cable, a USB-type C to C cable, and an HDMI-mini to HDMI cable.
Overall this UHD monitor is great for flexible work from home productivity setup and also for the office work environment. If you can’t live without the portability aspect, you can also tag it along for your business trips or the intense gaming session at your pal’s home – after all, Mako is sturdy and ultra-portable for carrying along in your backpack. Plus the iPad-like form factor gives you even more flexibility of use for a laid-back working regime from your couch, perhaps!
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Mako – The 4K Touch-screen Monitor
The Mako is a 4K Ultra HD portable display that helps boost productivity.
Weighs a mere 800g – just a little more than an iPad. In addition, Mako is super thin – 4mm – so it is an on-the-go display you can carry anywhere and round-the-clock.
Compatible With a Wide Range of Devices
You can quickly and easily expand your viewing pleasure with the Mako monitor for a bigger screen or simply to view two things at once.
Active Capacitive Stylus Touch Pen
Mako is also compatible with a highly sensitive pen for precision drawing. Turn your phone or laptop into a drawing board with ease, or even take notes in a jiffy.
Perks of a Touch-sensitive Panel
Forgo the mouse, and level up your workstation so that you can multi-task like a pro – pinch to zoom in, flick to move things, or scroll up and down pages with your finger.
Ace Your Presentations
In a meeting or presentation and need to share something with the rest of the team? No sweat, simply connect your device to the Mako, and away you go.
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