Top 10 gadget designs for your work desk

At Yanko Design, we believe in constantly innovating, creating and evolving. It’s a philosophy that serves as a lifeline for us, and one of the results of this lifeline is the YD x KeyShot Inspiration Hub! The Inspiration Hub is our ‘ever-expanding encyclopedia’ of design work for you to participate in, to inspire designers, and to be inspired by. Created in collaboration with KeyShot, the Inspiration Hub is your one-stop space for inspiration where designers like you can submit your impressive designs and be awarded to stand out in the crowd and to inspire other like-minded designers.

To kickstart your journey and send some motivation your way, we’ve curated some of our favorite tech designs for your work desk from the Inspiration Hub. These unique and uber-cool tech designs will motivate you to create something spectacular and submit the design, as a gateway to share it with the best of the design world. Additionally, we will also be picking our favorite Design of the Week, Design of the Month, and Design of the Year – every week, month, and year from the submissions on the Inspiration Hub. Keep an eye on our Instagram page and the Inspiration Hub to see if your design gets picked. Fingers crossed!

Click here to Download KeyShot Pro (Use Code ‘KSYANKOHUB’ during installation for a full Pro + KeyShotWeb trial) to take your sketch from concept to render!

1. The Flexbook

Say hello to the Flexbook! Designed by Jonas Daehnert, the Flexbook is basically a laptop meets a sandwich. It features a two-part design that is connected via a hinge. It has 3 parts – a main body that includes a motherboard, electronics, ports, and keyboard, and a two-part flexible screen that sandwiches the keyboard in the middle. You can use the Flexbook as a traditional laptop or as a massive Wacom Cintiq-style tablet PC with a 4:3 17.8-inch touchscreen.

2. Ryoko Air Purifier

Designed by Jacobus Oosthuizen, the Ryoko air purifier was designed for optimal purification and amped up with a unique and innovative aesthetic appeal. The unique pattern imprinted on the purifier is inspired by a blossoming wave facade and was created using Grasshopper 3D Generative Software. The purifier was built using plasma-cut sheet metal and is equipped with replaceable HEPA and active carbon filters to provide the user with a clean environment.

3. Smart Laptop Stands

Designed by Park Hyeon Joon, this sleek metallic smart laptop stand is the perfect sidekick to your laptop. The adjustable design is an excellent fit for your desk, or workspace, allowing you to place, position, and adjust your laptop in the ergonomic manner you want, enabling you to work comfortably and efficiently, without compromising your productivity.

4. Dag’s Mouse

Created by Betul Dag, this sleek + good-looking mouse looks like a conch shell! The unique house features an inner shell that is quite hard to design, and an external surface embellished with grooves and ridges that provide the mouse with an innovative and attractive appearance. It’s the kind of mouse that would add an extra oomph factor to any desk it is placed upon. I would love to see this mouse as an actual tangible product.

5. The Stingray Headphones

Designed by Junhyeok “Hugo” Oh, the Stingray Headphones have been created to adapt to the back of human heads, hence making them quite an ergonomic pair of headphones. They cover the back of our heads, preventing migraines and helping users to focus completely on the music. The headphones are designed to be portable, and they can be swiftly clipped onto or put into bags and pockets, making the headphones extremely easy to carry around with you.

6. MOMO Monitor Arm

Designed by RAAK Design, the MOMO monitor arm is a sleek and futuristic-looking computer accessory that comes in a clean matt white color. The arm has a minimal and simple form, accentuated by white and metallic highlights. The design seems to be a concept at the moment, but we would love to see such a neat design on your work desk someday.

7.MLNW

Called the MLNW, this mini keyboard was designed by Haechan Ryu and is a cute little keyboard with a heart icon that was inspired by the anti-war slogan of the 1960s hippies – “make love, not war”. Quite interesting, the mini keyboard can only input a heart icon and is intended to be a symbol of spreading love on the internet, instead of spreading hate and negativity online via our keyboards.

8. DOME Speakers

Designed by One Object Design, the DOME speaker is an adorable dome-shaped speaker with a soft and friendly shape that has a rather cozy, warm, and comforting appeal to it. The speaker’s homely and inviting form also mimics the way sound waves are spreading.

9. Gima Mouse Concept

Designed by Hizin, the Gima mouse concept is quite an interesting and whimsical one. The typical mouse buttons on the mouse are placed by keyboard keys! Actual mechanical keyboard switches have been placed beneath the keycaps, which you can mix and match with any spares that you may have lying around at home. The mouse attempts to offer the same level of customization and flexibility that mechanical keyboards offer.

10. The Logitech Signature Series

The Logitech Signature Series is a family of sleek and innovative mice created by Benjamin Ehrenberg to simplify the mid-range with one substantial and significant experience. The collection includes six different mice with a contoured shape, soft thumb, area, and rubber side drops designed to provide you with the perfect grip, allowing your hand to always be snugly fitted in place. You can pick the perfectly sized mouse for your hands, with the right number of buttons and features you need for your daily work.

Click here to Download KeyShot Pro (Use Code ‘KSYANKOHUB’ during installation for a full Pro + KeyShotWeb trial) to take your sketch from concept to render!