The Perfect Office #103
Mon, 09/05/2011 - 08:28
We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have?
Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;)P.S.: Office Interior Design Ideas - Help us build this new area! Do you have an awesome home office and would like to inspire other people around the world? Contact me via twitter.
Vintage Style Bookcase
Enjoy a vintage style without getting caught in the past, with the aptly named Vintage bookcase by Munkii. Designed by Jaren Goh, this bookcase is inspired by classical furniture forms, a sentiment expressed in a most-unexpected way. In an innovative twist, a traditional, Baroque design, with its elaborate curls and sensual curves, is carved into a contemporary style shelf. (at Trendir)
Controller Pen Caddy and USB Extender
Nintendo 64 Controller that doubles as a desk caddy. This little guy is for all you guys who miss playing your Nintendos, and need some style in your desk. Must-have. (at 7 Gadgets)
Magic Numpad adds functionality to your Magic Trackpad
If you are a Mac user, then you know the pains of not having access to a numeric keypad. There are other suitable options out there, but Mobee’s Magic Numpad seems to be the more reasonable choice, so long as you already have the Apple Magic Trackpad.
The Magic Numpad looks like flimsy piece of plastic, but with some accompanying software, it can become several different useful “key” configurations. Whether you just want numbers, numbers with a track pad, or want to make your very own buttons, this kit has a little bit of everything for whatever your needs may be. $30 might seem like a lot to pay for a simple piece of plastic, but the price is more for the accompanying software. You can only pre-order for now, but you can expect them to start shipping sometime in October. (at Red Ferret)
Inkling: a Wacom tablet without the tablet.
If it works as it's intended to, designers will love it: Wacom's upcoming Inkling device bridges the gap from analog to digital, allowing users to draw on anything and have those penstrokes saved as digital files. Maybe a dream just came true? (at Core77 and Wacom)
Toshiba slim Portégé Z830 Ultrabook Series
Toshiba has just announced its first Ultrabook, the the Portégé Z830 laptops. Featuring 2nd Generation Intel Core processors - core i3, i5, and i7, this new Ultrabook weighs only 2.5 pounds and measures only 0.63-inch in thickness. This form factor and design make the Portégé Z830 lighter and thinner than Toshiba’s previous R830 series laptops. This laptop also features a 13.3-inch display, DDR3 memory, 128GB SSD and Toshiba’s Hi-Speed Start technology which allows the laptop to power up in just few seconds. The Portégé Z830 laptops also has full-size LED backlit and spill-resistant keyabord, Toshiba’s USB Sleep & Charge technology, stereo speakers with enhanced audio technology from Waves Audio. Design-wise, this ultrabook is also a sight to behold with its light and yet durable magnesium alloy casing with Honeycomb Rib design. For reliability, security, and durability, Toshiba used its EasyGuard Technology on this machine. (at Gadgetell)