Lenovo is branching out into more laptop accessories, but the company is adding an extra twist to the story. The Lenovo ThinkPad Stack range of devices will be a series of blocks that can be stacked on top of each other to save space and cut down on the number of required cables.
Each accessory in the ThinkPad Stack line will look almost identical to the others, save for the thickness and number of ports. This is to allow them to form up into a single rectangular block that does the work of all the pieces put together. So far, Lenovo has only announced a 10,000 mAh power bank, a 1TB portable hard drive, a wireless access point, and a Bluetooth speaker.
The Stacks connect via magnetic pegs that should hold them securely in place. They are also capable of communicating with each other via the Pogo pin technology, which appears to mean that users will only have to connect to the stack from one of the ports to get the whole benefit. That being said, Lenovo has not provided details about how these curiosities will function in real life.
Lenovo expects to have the ThinkPad Stack accessories out by mid-April, with prices starting at US$49.99 for the power bank and ending at US$199.99 for the 1TB hard drive.