The Slate Mobile AirDesk is a new Kickstarter project that just launched yesterday and has already surpassed the funding goal of $6500. It is made in Tempe, Arizona from a solid block of hand sanded bamboo. A grid of holes has been drilled through the block to help with air flow and heat dissipation. There is a special slot for your phone or tablet and a built in mouse pad. It’s lightweight, sturdy and looks very nice. I think I need one… My primary computer at home is a 3 year old 13″ Macbook Air. I love it because it’s lightweight while still having a nice sized screen and keyboard. I use the MBA on my lap while sitting on the couch way more than I do on my desk in Gadgeteer HQ (my basement office). When I use the MBA on my lap, I don’t have the advantage of being able to use a mouse with it. The trackpad on the MBA works fine for most of what I do on a daily basis, but when I’m editing photos for reviews and news posts, a mouse makes things so much easier. So, when I’m editing photos, I usually do it in the office with my laptop on the desk while Jeanne is sitting alone on the couch with her Macbook Pro. The Slate lapdesk looks like it could be a perfect thing to prevent Jeanne from being lonely. I’m all about loneliness prevention. A minimum pledge of $88 will reserve one Slate, with shipping due in time for Christmas.
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