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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Slate Color or Pilot LapDesk for Your MacBook From iSkelter

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with iSkelter to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win either a Pilot LapDesk or a Slate Color LapDesk, both of which are designed to be mobile workspaces that can hold an iPad, MacBook, iPhone, and more. Priced at $100, the Pilot LapDesk is made from either a light bamboo or a darker walnut bamboo, and it's roomy enough to hold up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro while also providing additional workspace. On one side of the Pilot LapDesk, there's a whiteboard and a cutout that can hold an iPhone or an iPad as big as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, while the middle area features a cutout for ventilation along with a grip to keep your MacBook secured on the surface. The other side of the Pilot has a built-in mousepad and a second slot to hold another iOS device. The Pilot LapDesk, which can be configured with the whiteboard and mousepad on whichever side you prefer, is able to rest hands-free on the arm of a chair, on a lap, or on a bed. iSkelter's Slate Color LapDesk, also priced at $100, is more compact than the Pilot LapDesk, but it's still able to hold a MacBook Pro up to 15 inches in size and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro or smaller. Most of the Slate Color, which is made from a light wood with a colored accent area, features a series of ventilation holes to dissipate heat from your laptop. At the right side, there's a flat workspace for writing or using a mouse, which can be customized in walnut, blue, green, orange, or pink. The cutout across the top holds your iOS devices. The Slate Color and Pilot LapDesks can be

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Slate MacBook Lap Desk or Magic Trackpad Holder From iSkelter

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with iSkelter to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of iSkelter's Slate 2.0 Lap Desks or Magic Trackpad 2 Stations. For those unfamiliar with iSkelter, the company makes a range of handmade high-quality wooden lap desks and desk accessories. The Slate 2.0, designed for Apple's line of MacBooks, is a lap desk with a built in MacBook holder and a cutout to hold an iPhone, iPad, or another small accessory. It's been designed as an ideal mobile workspace for use on a couch, in bed, or anywhere else where there's no standard desk available. Made from either light bamboo or a darker walnut bamboo, the Slate 2.0 is priced starting at $70 and can be customized with additional desk space, a white board, or a built-in mousepad. Holes are cut into the bottom of the Slate 2.0 for ventilation and to keep it light and easy to carry. The Slate 2.0 fits all of Apple's notebooks, from the 11-inch MacBook Air to the 15-inch MacBook Pro. One of iSkelter's other new products is the Magic Trackpad 2 Station, which is a lap accessory that holds a Magic Keyboard and a Magic Trackpad so you can use them in your lap with an iMac or a MacBook. The Magic Trackpad 2 Station, priced starting at $60, has precise cutouts specifically designed for Apple's Keyboard and Trackpad. A felt lining keeps your accessories from getting scratched, and since it's made from bamboo, it's lightweight and easy to store. iSkelter has a wide range of other products, from lap desks to Apple Watch charging stations to full-on desks, but we're

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Canvas Smart Desk for iPad Pro From iSkelter

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with iSkelter to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of four Canvas Smart Desks we're giving away for Apple's newest tablet, the iPad Pro. For those of you unfamiliar with iSkelter, it's a company that hand makes wood desks, lap desks, stands, and other accessories for Apple products. We've featured their products in the past, including the SlatePro Tech Desk, which is custom designed with built-in docks and cutouts to accommodate Apple devices. iSkelter's newest product is a set of lap desks for the iPad Pro, the Canvas Creator and the Canvas Pro. Both the Canvas Creator and the Canvas Pro have a felt-lined cutout that's sized to the iPad Pro, but it will accommodate smaller devices. I have one of these on-hand and it's usable with the iPad Pro and earlier iPads, but not the Retina MacBook Pro. Placed flat, the iPad Pro fits neatly into the Canvas Smart Desks, laying flat for sketching with the Apple Pencil, reading, or playing games. Its sizing also accommodates the Apple Smart Keyboard, providing a stable, comfortable surface for typing when sitting on the couch or for watching videos with the iPad Pro propped up using the keyboard's cover. For video watching, there's also a cutout at the back of the Canvas where the iPad Pro can be positioned upright. This cutout also accommodates other devices like an iPhone 6s or an iPad Air 2, so it's a handy way to be able to do work on the iPad Pro while watching videos or browsing the web on a secondary iPad or iPhone, which is my preferred use case. I've been using

New 'LiftPro' Electric Desk Offers Built-In Docks For iOS Devices

iSkelter has released several TechDesks that are designed specifically for Apple devices with Mac air vents and built-in slots for holding the iPhone and the iPad, and as of today, the company's latest desk, the LiftPro, is available for pre-order on Indiegogo. The LiftPro is an electric desk that can be adjusted to several different heights suitable for sitting or standing, and like all of iSkelter's desks, it comes with built-in organizational components. There are display docks for the iPhone and the iPad, along with recessed felt trays for holding accessories, a stainless steel drink holder, and a built-in mousepad that sits flush against the surface of the desk. Available in natural or hazelnut finishes, the bamboo desk can be customized with one of three leg colors: black, white, or gray. All of the available features are optional and can be chosen at the time of purchase. According to iSkelter, the LiftPro can support up to 355 pounds and its legs have been tested more than 10,000 times. It comes with a 7-year all-inclusive warranty that covers the motor, frame, and all electronics. LiftPro includes four preset keys for adjusting the desk to different heights (between 24.5 and 49.5 inches) in just a few seconds with the press of a button. Each position is fully customizable and can be set for each user's preferred sitting and standing heights. The built-in docks are designed to put the iPhone and the iPad in clear view while sitting at the desk and they also hide unsightly cables. The recessed drink holder sits towards the side of the desk to avoid

New 'SlatePro TechDesk SE' Comes Equipped with Built-In iPhone Dock, Mac Air Vents and Whiteboard

Back in March of 2014, iSkelter launched the SlatePro TechDesk on Kickstarter, which was designed with built-in docks and cutouts to accommodate Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. The desk was highly successful, leading the company to create a range of furniture products aimed at MacBook and iPhone users, including the new SlatePro TechDesk Special Edition. The SlatePro TechDesk Special Edition is a new version of the original SlatePro desk, introducing an entirely revamped design and several additional features like felt pockets and a dry erase board. Like the original SlatePro TechDesk, the new edition's main attraction is its built-in air vents for keeping laptops or desktop computers cool and its cutouts that are able to house an iPhone and an iPad. Design wise, the Special Edition SlatePro takes on a more popular U-shape with steel legs and a hazelnut bamboo surface. The filing rack has been replaced with a set of recessed felt trays able to hold accessories, pens, and more, and there's now a stainless steel cupholder instead of the original wood. With the hazelnut bamboo and a new beveled edge, the updated version has a much sleeker look. Finally, there's a large dry erase board built directly into the desk for taking notes. When ordering a SlatePro, it can be customized with a variety of options. Users can choose a left or right setup, and opt to remove any of the available features like the ventilation holes, dry erase board, display docks, mousepad, or drink holder. The SlatePro TechDesk Special Edition is currently on sale and