Executives, designers, writers, photographers—anyone who does a lot of digital work—knows it’s hard to keep organized in a world full of cords, pens and styluses, notebooks (both the paper kind and the pixel kind), headphones, etc. As the founder of DailyTekk I’m all the jobs mentioned above rolled into one, so keeping my thoughts and tools organized is at the same time complicated and important—every day more so than the last, it seems.
I’ll just say it—I’m flat-out thrilled to have come across This Is Ground’s organizer—the Mod ($250-290—a stylish, hand-made (in LA) leather organizer that is so versatile in terms of adapting to the surrounding business environment you’ll literally never need another solution.
I’m going to go ahead and guess the Mod gets it’s name from it’s modular nature. There’s a basic leather shell that can be outfitted with various inserts best suited to particular job types.
The product can be customized for maximum productivity and usefulness for various professionals including executives (kind of a general mod), designers, travelers (an actual traveler mod and a charger mod), jewelers, illustrators, explorers, musicians, shooters (photographers) and writers.
Most mods have a pocket to hold an iPad Mini, making it an excellent carry/case option for iPad Mini fans.
The model I’ve been testing is the Executive Mod. It’s got a place to hold an iPhone, multiple spots for pens/styli, a business card pocket, snap holders to keep charging cords or earbud-style headphones under control and room to stow a couple paper notebooks.
You don’t even need to hold the Mod in your hands to see this is a high-quality product, but when you do get your hands on it, the notion gets driven home in a whole new way.
What I love about the Mod, aside from it’s ability to transform for the occasion on-hand, is that it is a premium product. So many times in the modern age we deal with stuff that is disposable or forgettable. The Mod is neither and I find this to be a refreshing departure from the unspectacular and banal world of look-a-like, synthetic tech accessories.
While I’ve currently got an iPad Air, this setup is almost enough to get me to switch to an Mini just so I could ditch the messenger bag I lug around with me everywhere I go and replace it full time with my Executive Mod.
If you’re looking for a classy, lightweight option for bringing your essential tech and work supplies with you when you’re away from the desk, the Mod will get the job done with an air of originality and versatility.