Somehow, three weeks of 2023 have vanished and we are nudging February. By now, majority of us are back at work and students and teachers alike are preparing for another year of studies. With COVID restrictions easing (even if COVID is not), many are back in the office and classroom and ‘normality’ has returned. But, for others, working from home or a combination of home and office is the new norm. Whether you are working from home, office or hybrid, back at school or diving into a year of university studies, now is as good a time to refresh your workspace. What are you waiting for? It’s time to set yourself up for success.
These bad boys need no introduction, we are all big fans of them at DRN having reviewed a number of them. Set up your space to best suit your personality, whether it is for work or play. There is Matter compatibility support coming this year.
Nanoleaf Hexagons Starter Kit (9 Pack) | RRP AUD$349 | Available from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Bunnings Warehouse, Nanoleaf AU Store
Add flairs to your space with the Nanoleaf Hexagons.
Nanoleaf Elements Wood Look Starter Kit (7 Pack) | RRP AUD$429 | Available from JB Hi-Fi, Temple & Webster, Nanoleaf AU Store
These look gorgeous as an art piece, see what Kevin did with his.
Nanoleaf Lines Starter Kit (9 Pack) | RRP AUD$349 | Available from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Nanoleaf AU Store
Hot news just in, more deals are available from Nanoleaf AU Store, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Bunnings Warehouse from 26 to 31 January 2023.
Nanoleaf Essentials Smart Bulb E27 or B22 | AUD $19.99 (RRP $39.99)
Nanoleaf Essentials Smart Bulb E27 or B22 (3 Pack) AUD $54.99 (RRP $99.99)
Nanoleaf Essentials Lightstrip Starter Kit – 2 Metres | AUD $49.99 (RRP $99.99)
Stand and Deliver
Get your workstation set up just the way you like with laptop and monitor stands. They can help declutter your precious desk real estate and improve your ergonomics
Bon.elk Elevate Laptop Stand | AUD$79 (RRP AUD$99.99) | Available from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks
Available in Black or White, it raises the height of your laptop from 56mm to 215mm for the perfect visual position. Suits laptop sizes from 11” to 17”.
At time of publishing it looks like both retailers are knocking a decent $20 off the price tag for the black model.
Bon.elk Elevate Junior Laptop Stand | AUD$54 (RRP AUD$69.00) | Available at JB Hi-Fi
Junior raises the height of your laptop from 40mm to 140mm to find your perfect position for improved posture and better ergonomics. Suits laptop and notebook sizes from 10” to 14”.
Twelve South Curve Laptop Stand | AUD$69 (RRP AUD$89.99) | Available from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks
Featuring modern, minimal design complements & enhances your MacBook and workspace, this elevates screen 6.5-inches and keeps 70% of the base exposed for optimal cooling. Lis tried this out and loves it.
Twelve South Curve Flex Laptop Stand | AUD$109 (RRP AUD$139.99) | Available at JB Hi-Fi
Position Curve Flex as a desktop wedge or elevate it for the perfect desktop setup. Flex the stand up to 56 cm for eye-level video calls or to align your Laptop screen with your external display. When it’s time to switch locations, fold Flex and slip it into the included neoprene travel sleeve.
Twelve South ParcSlope Laptop Stand | AUD$64 (RRP AUD$79.99) | Available at JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks
ParcSlope is a dual purpose stand that elevates MacBook screens and angles iPads for more comfort and productivity. With ParcSlope, MacBook users enjoy better ergonomics and increased airflow for a cooler, quieter MacBook.
Twelve South Curve Riser Monitor Stand | RRP AUD$139.99 | Available from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks
Curve Riser is a premium metal stand inspired by Curve for MacBook. This sleek, fixed-height stand showcases and elevates your iMac, iMac Pro or external display to a more comfortable viewing height. The convenient storage shelf holds hard drives, hubs and personal gear.
Twelve South HoverBar Duo | RRP AUD$139 | Available from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks
HoverBar Duo is a flexible arm that includes a weighted desktop base and adjustable shelf clamp. Use it like a multi-tool to get serious creative work done on an iPad. Lee found this one particularly handy.
Satechi Slim Monitor Stand | RRP AUD$79.99 | Available from JB Hi-Fi
Simplify and organise the desk while maintaining a clean, functional style and promoting good posture to make working at your computer easier!
Satechi Universal Vertical Laptop Stand | RRP AUD$74.99 | Available from MacFixit, Amazon AU, Mwave
Keep your important devices off the ground and standing upright in its cradle, with protective rubberised grips. Crafted with a modern touch, the Satechi stand is a sleek desk accessory and elegant addition to your workspace.
Satechi Dual Vertical Laptop Stand | RRP AUD$69.99 | Available from Amazon AU
The Dual Vertical Aluminium Stand is designed to help you organise your devices and free up space on your desktop. Equipped with rubberised grip pads helps to prevent unwanted scratches on your device.
Hubs and Adapters
Bon.elk 14-in-1 Multiport Desktop Hub | RRP AUD$199.99 | Available from Officeworks, JB Hi-Fi
Instantly transform your single USB-C port into 14 additional ports in a fully functional desktop workspace solution. Features USB-C connection port, 2 x 4K HDMI, 1 x USB-C PD 100W, 1 x USB-C, 2 x USB-A 3.0, 1 x VGA port, SD card and Micro SD card ports, encased in a premium grade aluminium housing.
Satechi USB-A to USB-C Adapter | AUD$15 (RRP AUD$18.99) | Available from JB Hi-Fi, Mwave
This ultra-compact adapter helps to ease the transition to USB Type-C, so there is no need to throw out your older USB devices and cables.
Satechi USB-C Multiport Adapter V2 | AUD$87 (RRP AUD$109) | Available from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman
Small but powerful, the adapter adds a micro/SD card reader, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 4K HDMI and USB 3.0 ports, all from a single USB-C port.
Satechi Combo Hub for Desktop | RRP AUD$59.99 | Available from JB Hi-Fi
The USB-C Combo Hub for Desktop allows you to connect all your standard USB devices to your USB-C smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Satechi Pro Hub Mini Adapter | RRP AUD$129.99 | Available from JB Hi-Fi
Expand your M1 MacBook Pro’s capabilities with the Satechi Pro Hub Mini, featuring a full function USB4 port, Gigabit Ethernet, USB-C data, two USB-A data, and an audio jack port. Available in Silver or Space Grey.
Satechi USB-C to USB 3.0 Adapter | RRP AUD$19.99 | Available from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Harvey Norman
Easily connect USB hard drives, mice, keyboards and more to your Type-C device with the Satechi USB-C to USB 3.0 Adapter Cable. It even works with Apple USB SuperDrive.
Twelve South StayGo USB-C Multiport Hub | RRP AUD$199 | Available from Officeworks, Twelve South AU
Enjoy the convenience of all the ports that previous generations of MacBooks have offered combined with a neat, cord-free space. This multiport hub has a setup long enough to neatly tuck away and has one USB-C plug to connect to your Mac so you can attach to eight devices and power.
Satechi 165W USB-C 4-Port PD GaN Charger | AUD$169 (RRP AUD$199) | Available from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman
Take your desktop charging to the next level with the Satechi 165W USB-C 4-Port PD GaN Charger, featuring Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology to provide faster charging and better power efficiency.
Satechi Magnetic 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand | RRP AUD$199.99 | Available from Temple & Webster
Keep all your devices charged and organised in one place with the Satechi 3-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand.
Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station with Wireless Charging | RRP AUD$99.99 | Available from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks
Create your own modern charging space while keeping all your electronics organised with the Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station with Wireless Charging.
Twelve South HiRise 3 Triple Wireless Charger | RRP AUD$179.99 | Available from Twelve South AU
HiRise wirelessly charges your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods using less desk space than an iPhone.
Twelve South PowerPic mod Wireless Charger | RRP AUD$99.95 | Available from Twelve South AU
With a mix of modern elegance and versatile charging options, PowerPic mod charges all phones, including phones in cases, with an aesthetic that looks like nothing else.
Satechi Eco Leather Deskmate | RRP AUD$59.99 | Available from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks
Protect your desk space in style with the Satechi Eco-Leather Deskmate. Crafted from quality Polyurethane (PU) leather, the Desk Mat can be used as a mouse pad, writing surface, food mat and more. Available in Black, Blue or Brown.
Twelve South CableSnap | RRP AUD$34.95 | Available from Twelve South AU
Without cable wings on the new MacBook power adapters, your 2-meter USB-C charging cable can get unruly fast. Use the large CableSnap to keep it neat and tidy when you’re on the go. The small snaps are great for things like your Lightning Cable and EarPods/earbuds. Available in Cognac or Black.