This headphone stand is the most minimalist and elegant one I could find

This headphone stand is the most minimalist and elegant one I could find

Since touchdown in Paris, I’ve been on a quest to place collectively the good work station. In any case, if I left my pharmacy in Lebanon and was going to decide to this running a blog factor for some time, I wanted my setup to be as comfy and as sensible because it could be. I began with the desk itself (however that is a narrative for one more day), a brand new blue iMac to enrich my Pixelbook, and went all the manner down the value meter to smaller and cheaper equipment. I’ve already talked to you about my new USB-C desk lamp and now it is time we addressed my minimalist Ugreen headphone stand.

I’ve all the time watched YouTube movies of cool tech bros and sisters with their pristine desks and neat headphone stands and thought that this was the most first-world accent ever. I imply, you could all the time simply put the headphones on your desk, in lieu of the stand, proper? Who’s goofy sufficient to need to exhibit their headphones?

Irrespective of how compact your headphones may be, a stand ought to have a smaller footprint.

…Besides that they appear actually neat propped up like that and they do take up much less desk house. So consumerism and tech influencers received that spherical, and I ended up on Amazon throughout Prime Day searching for an inexpensive headphone stand. I wasn’t going to pay greater than $15 for such an pointless novelty merchandise and I figured I could all the time return it if it did not work for me — oh the joys of dwelling in a rustic the place you are able to do that!

My first attempt was an enormous failure. I thought I could get a dual-purpose stand that might home my headphones and Pixel/iPad. However after the same-day supply field was dropped at my door, I realized three issues. One: if I’m going to prop up my cellphone, I want it to cost as properly, which that wasn’t made for. Two: that stand was very flimsy for my iPad and I would not danger leaving it there. Three, and extra importantly for the objective of our article, the headphone stand half was simply horrible for my Marshall Monitor II ANC headset. It was too broad and stretched the headband open whereas it was resting. Plus it pushed into the comfortable bits and I felt that with sufficient time, it could tear by means of the leather-based’ish materials. Again to Amazon it (and I) went.

The Ugreen’s cylinder tube design is the easiest and friendliest “hook” for slender headbands. 

On my second attempt, I gave up on the thought of a dual-purpose stand as a result of nothing appeared strong sufficient for an iPad. I additionally knew I needed to find one thing completely different for my Marshalls. Besides each single headphone stand on the market, from the little under-desk hooks to the large props, makes use of a large holder part. Some say it is a versatile silicone materials, however I wasn’t going to place my cash down to check that concept. Then I found this cool stand by Ugreen. It appeared nothing like the relaxation and appeared good for narrower headsets, with none potential strain level. In the cart it went. And guess what? It is good.

It is constructed solidly whereas retaining a minimal aesthetic. When my headphones aren’t on it, it is nothing however a tall silver column with shiny and matte components. It isn’t imposing or distracting, and it matches very properly with my iMac or Pixelbook’s designs. When I want to make use of it, the headset falls easily on the rounded “hook”, and due to the design, I can all the time change the level of contact to keep away from inflicting any everlasting crease. To date, the Marshall’s foamy headband has recovered instantly every time I took it off.

It is easy to alter the level of contact.

For these of you with wired headsets, the two cylinders at the again can function approach to wrap round the wire. I additionally discovered that the base works properly as a temp holder for my true wi-fi buds. This sounds foolish, as a result of I can put them proper on the desk subsequent to the stand, however , it is so a lot better when you’ll be able to scale back the muddle a teeny bit.

A lot house saving. Very neat. Wow.

General, for $12, I assume the usefulness/novelty ratio is balanced sufficient to make me need to preserve this. The truth that it is each so cute and so stylish is an superior bonus.