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I'd like to think that office/home organization is a pretty big deal to most people, because it certainly is to me. Perhaps it's just my nature, but I live by the motto "a place for everything and everything in its place." Then again, I'm a Virgo, so being a freak about things like that is engrained into my very being (or so I've read, anyway). Ergo, I'm always looking for new ways to make things more organized and easier to find.

Enter MODO, on of the coolest modular desk organizers I've ever seen.

This versatile little tool of joy comes to us as a Kickstarter project from B&A Studio, with a little help from our friends at UDS, the makers of CAPTA.

The base of the unit is made of solid bamboo, while the metal rods are aircraft grade aluminum, which makes MODO both light and strong. It offers a virtually endless array of configurations, along with slots for chargers and UBS drives, and a crevice for smaller items. I get tingly with excitement just thinking about all the different options.

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Of course, there's a piece missing in order for MODO to come to fruition: funding. That's why it's on Kickstarter, after all. $26 will score you a MODO once they become available (expected in May of 2013) – head to the link below to help make it happen.

MODO on Kickstarter

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • McLean Riley

    I was sitting here judging how easy that would be to make, and realized that 26 bucks really isn't that much for that thing. I have no use whatsoever for it, but it's really cool.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Precisely. Thank you for seeing that.

  • JT

    Looks like it would scratch the screen if those pegs are aluminum...

    • tjennhw

      Aluminum is much softer than glass. I like this thing but $26 for what looks like cost $1.35 in materials is a bit much.

      Kickstarter means that I can fund it and wait 6 months and then design and make my own before this one ships.

      • dband_member

        The tooling costs that go into this and labor to do it myself especially the aluminum parts so they dont scratch and cutting finishing and sealing the bamboo - that alone will be worth the $26 to me. I'm in. I can see myself messing this up in soo many ways trying to do it myself. I can see many many uses for this.

      • fixxmyhead

        yea i bet u can make this in shop class.

  • Bill Stebbins

    I'm pretty sure you can steal these from Cracker Barrel and just discard the golf tees that come with it.

  • http://www.anivision.org/ Christopher Bailey (Xcom923)

    I love the idea of this. My only issue is that the price doesn't seem to be worth it. I think I'll wait a month to see if they will make their goal If it looks close I'll toss in, if not I'll just wait to see what happens

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      just make it yourself....by a piece of wood and drill wholes in it and stick some metal, plastic, or woof spokes in it. Can't take more than 30 mins to make even by have with an electric drill. It you got a drill press make it 2 mins tops.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        And if you don't have all those things? And it'll likely come out like crap. The price may not seem worth it, but if you're going to replicate it, the time invested is probably not worth the savings, especially since you'd still have to buy the parts.

        • tjennhw

          I'm going to get 2 pieces of wood and put it on Kickstarter. There's so many ways to stack it!

  • Enrico Perera

    Its almost sad to think that whenever I hear 'desktop' I automatically assume computer desktop. i sometimes even forget that i even have a desk.

  • fixxmyhead

    always surprised at the stupidest accessories companies come up with for our gadgets.

  • OldDogeyes

    I backed it...

  • mgamerz

    So you just said that people would throw their money at anything (gamestick) and then you show a piece of wood with holes in it for metal poles and say it's great.

    Huh.

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      exactly what i thought

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      One is an idea that keeps getting regurgitated over and over, and this is something actual creativity and a lot of design thoughts went into. Sure, it looks simple - metal poles and wood, but it's unique, and nobody's ever done this before. This is the kind of thing KickStarter was created to back.

      • mgamerz

        A lot of creativity and design went into this?

        ...
        ...
        Not trying to rag on the creator, BUT REALLY?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Yeah, I really think so. Just because it looks simple and uses simple components doesn't mean it wasn't carefully designed and isn't creative. That's my opinion about this thing.

          • mgamerz

            I'd say it was more creative if the aluminum poles had some sort of felt or something on them so it didn't scratch anything.

          • mgamerz

            Ha just noticed that it was artem that replied... emails should state that ;)

          • Jay

            You know it's funny that just about every time that I see a gadget article of oddity or unconventional appearance I automatically assume "probably kickstarter" and read on, read on... there it is ... "bought to you by kickstarter... and endorsed by AP"

            At least with this one, anyone with a couple of nails, hand saw, a drill and a bit of wood, can instantly have their own ghetto version, without wasting cash on another kickstarter leech.

    • Christopher Saylor

      I don't mind the idea, but this just feels like something you may see on lifehacker. It's not a bad idea at all just nothing really "device worthy." I could easily just make this with a drill and router, hell I might give it a go at my local hackerspace this afternoon.

      If their price point was lower they'd be selling these like hotcakes though. I'd say 10-15$ I'd be willing to shell out not to just make one on my own.

  • http://www.itswordpress.com Geoffrey @ It’s WordPress

    Make those thumbdrives slots into actual, connected USB hub and add some cable management so I can charge devices and you have a $26 product. Otherwise, this is just a few minutes work with scrap in the shop.

  • Matthew Fry

    that's awesome!

  • Mr. Mark

    You can buy one of those Triangle Peg Games for $5 from Cracker Barrel and have something that holds your stuff and keeps your 5 year old entertained while you browse Android Police.

  • nels dzyre

    I'm lazy and this is neat.

  • Julio M

    It's been a pure matter of taste all along.

  • Sam Lee

    Quite innovative. But I probably need to buy a couple of this if I am ever gonna use it as I don't think I will be changing the poles every now and then just to suit my needs. Imagine I first use it as a card holder, then need to put the cards aside before I can use it as a mobile devices holder. That's definitely troublesome.

  • http://twitter.com/elliotthj91 Elliott HillJennings

    I actually like this. Though I am not sure I would pay $26, maybe $15-20.

    • DeadSOL

      I know, right? $26 seems like they're asking a bit too much. Nonetheless, it is a unique and very good looking desk organizer!

  • Amit

    This looks like something that can be easily printed on a 3d printer :)

  • Adam

    If you can make these, with these quality parts, in a shop class, or for way less money, please do and mail me one.

    This looks to be a really nice item, and I'd love one on my desk. Perhaps they could make one with ABS plastic and balsa wood for the complainers. ;)

    • dband_member

      Amen!!!

  • martycbr9

    Lol.....What?? This is a joke!

  • QuanahHarjo

    The junk tray is too small, the cable management slots should be on the bottom, and you'd have to have several of them to utilize the versatility, otherwise you'd have to dump your pens/books/tablets/whatever constantly. And who keeps the naked end of their USB drives just hanging out? I get where they're coming from, but the design itself just seems off.

  • http://about.me/BenRogersWPG Ben Rogers

    Looks awesome! Now, wouldn't the rods scratch device screens though?

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