When you spend a whole lot of money on the latest and best tech, you want to ensure it’s not only well-protected but also complemented by good-looking accessories. With that in mind, we’ve round up 12 sleek tech accessories to elevate your gear’s looks, increase functionality, and provide a safe home…
Grovemade – Desk Shelf
Grovemade’s latest product in their beautifully crafted desk accessories range is the Desk Shelf. Expertly made from premium maple plywood, aluminium, and natural cork, the shelf is durable and made to last a lifetime. It’s an ideal addition to your desk, not only for how clean it’ll make it look but also because of the ergonomic benefits it offers. Elevating your monitor to eye-level will save you a whole lot of neck and back pain and be better for your overall posture.
Toffee’s collection of everyday carry for tech is wide, with bags and cases to hold all your essentials. Their Berlin Backpack is an especially great piece. From the outside, it looks quite simple and minimal, but inside it can carry a whole lot. The backpack features separate padded pockets for a laptop and tablet, plus a spacious main compartment to hold all your other daily essentials. It’s crafted from water-resistant wax canvas and leather.
In the name of technological progress, Apple has done away with almost all ports in their latest MacBooks. A good step forward, yes, but most of us still use HDMI cables, SD cards, and USB A sticks. Satechi’s adapter is a great bridge between the USB-C only MacBook and everything else. The aluminium hub is available in colours to match your laptop, and is compact and lightweight enough to easily carry every day. It’s the ultimate MacBook accessory.
The Master & Dynamic MP1000 headphone stand is the ideal tech accessory for keeping your desk clean. By elevating your headphones, it ensures they’re always at hand when you need them, and keeps them from cluttering desk space. They’re especially ideal if you have wired headphones, as it makes it easier to keep them tangle-free. A rubber foot pad offers surface protection and its electroplated steel construction delivers refined looks and durability.
Though it’s crafted from genuine leather, Native Union’s ACTIVE Strap is a sweat-proof, water-resistant band for the Apple Watch. It delivers an elegant look to the smartwatch, without sacrificing functionality; perfect for daily wear to the office, as well as to the gym. The hypoallergenic fluoroelastomer lining allows the band to be breathable and protects to the premium leather too.
Another great addition to your desk, the Killspencer Desk Mat is an elegant leather piece that’ll enhance the look of your set-up. There are two material options to choose from; bull hide leather or full grain leather. Both offer a very sophisticated aesthetic while offering a soft and protective space for your laptop or monitor. The Desk Mat is available in either black, cognac, or charcoal colourways.
The RAINS Carry Bag is a sleek and functional carry solution for a 13-inch laptop. Like the rest of the brand’s gear, the Carry Bag is water-resistant, made from polyurethane and polyester. It features an internal divider, allowing you to keep your laptop separate to other documents and gear too. Moreover, the gusseted sides expand to allow for extra storage, but keeps the silhouette slim when there’s not as much in there.
The Vinta S-Series is ideal for roving photographers carrying a lot of gear. It’s an attractive backpack with a vintage aesthetic and internally, has padded, compartmentalised storage that can fit a full-frame DSLR camera and 3-5 lenses. The bag is made from a water-resistant material so your equipment is kept safe inside. Soft straps keep it comfortable over prolonged wear too.
For those who find themselves constantly setting up makeshift desks anywhere that has free WiFi and a loose policy on the number of coffees you have to buy in order to stay for a few hours, MOBICASE is ideal. The latest product from Australian company Rovingwork, MOBICASE is a minimalist, sleek, and ergonomic laptop bag. It features an internal stand for your laptop, which can be elevated to your eye level, as well as ample storage for your other work essentials. Pre-order on Kickstarter now.
The Nodus Collection Access Case attached to your iPhone with Micro Suction, which means it’s not bulky and over-sized. Its full grained vegetable tanned Italian leather is premium, giving the case an elegant and refined look and feel. An inner pocket can hold up to three cards, making it an ideal all in one piece for everyday carry.
Keep your camera safe and easily accessible with Lucky Camera Straps. The Australian brand was started by a pro photographer who was seeking a camera strap that was comfortable to use with his pro cameras, plus that looked good too. The result was the elegant Standard 53, and since then, the brand has gone on to create a whole range of beautiful leather pieces. The Slim 30 is ideal for lightweight cameras, like those with a mirrorless system.
If you’re a stickler for organisation, the Tech Dopp Kit 2 by This Is Ground is right up your alley. Inspired by compartment laden Japanese bento boxes, the kit features dedicated, secure spaces for cables, cords, and other small pieces of tech gear. A small zipper pocket is ideal for storage of easily lost items like USB sticks or SD cards too. Crafted from a durable leather, the kit is available in three elegant and timeless colourways.