Palette

Palette is a system of modules that connects to your computer that could change the way you interact with your apps. It starts with a 'core' unit, to which you add buttons, dials and sliders. Each can be assigned functions, for example a frequently used filter on Photoshop could be assigned to one of the buttons, and simply pressed to use instead of clicking through drop-down menus. The dial could be assigned for zooming in and out, and the slider for increasing or decreasing brightness.

It currently works with most Adobe applications (Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign) as well as Final Cut Pro. More apps will be added in the future. The starter kit comes with two buttons, a dial and a slider, and costs $199. A professional kit with four buttons, 6 dials and four sliders costs $499. Additional modules can be purchased for between $29 and $49 each, to make a truly custom set up.

For the last few years I have been using a SpaceNavigator with 3D software which greatly improves efficiency and is really nice to use, I can't imagine working without it! This system looks like a great addition for certain software, I'd love to try it out. Not only do I like the function but they look like well designed products, too.