A $20 tablet/laptop organizer
Do you have several laptops? Multiple iPads? Do you find yourself with an annoying stack of laptops sitting on your desk that you need to play Jenga with every time you need to switch machines? If this is the case you might be living in the most egregious world of #FirstWoldProblems -or- you work in technology. I fall into the latter group and wanted a cost-effective and nice way of keeping my laptops & tablets organized, charged, and undamaged. What you see to the right cost me about $20 and an hour of time to make.
First, the key components:
- $12 – Kitchen Organizer — There are a ton of “kitchen organizer” type items available online and at your local supply store. I picked this one because it had plenty of space between the bars and was solid metal (giving it some heft).
- $9* – Can of Plastidip — Technically this is optional, but I wouldn’t want to put nice metal laptops (e.g. a MacBook Air) against the metal of the organizer. An alternative to this is just covering the organizer in duct tape or gaffing tape.
The instructions:Desk Cord Management Using Binder Clips” which works great.
* = You can get PlastiDip for cheaper in bulk or locally. I got mine for ~$6/can bringing my project cost down to $18+tax.