When I work, I often have a few specific things I like to keep in a certain orientation on my desk. My computer, a cup of coffee, my simple notebook for when I need a little analog activity, three pens, one blue, one black, one red, and a tablet of graph paper for drawing random sketches with a felt pen. While each of these things is somehow important to my routine, they have a tendency to clutter. Instead of distracting myself from my work by constantly pushing my notebook back to its appropriately obsessive position, or re-organizing my pens, it would be better to have an object that kept everything where I need it to always be.
The Uboard Smart, a tempered-glass table that sits above a desktop keyboard, permitting space for typing, is the kind of tool I need. Continue reading