May 14, 2012
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, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;)
DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock
This kit does not contain anything edible. Seriously, don’t eat any of this stuff, it will probably kill you. Real nixie tubes are the “LEDs” of yesteryear. They proudly displayed their digits on scientific equipment, voltmeters, counters, and control panels. While they’re no longer in production, we’ve managed to scrounge up some limited edition DIY sets that let you build your own Nixie Tube Desk Clock. (at 7 Gadgets)
Hold On Tight Shelf
Hold On Tight Shelf by Colleen Whiteley, good idea! (at Like Cool)
Moleskine Click Roller Pen
Why would Moleskine get into the pen-making business? To make a pen that matches its notebooks, of course. The Moleskine Click Roller Pen is designed to be an ideal companion for a Moleskine notebook, with a rectangular shape and rubber clip that are specifically fitted to attach to the cover of a Moleskine journal, and a retractable point that ensures you don't accidentally write all over yourself or the inside of your bag. (at Uncrate)
HP Envy Spectre XT
Slim is definitely in – just take a look at how computer manufacturers are doing their level best to remain on par with Apple’s MacBook Air. Over the past year, we have seen Ultrabooks arrive in droves to the market, although the entry price point is still significantly higher compared to your regular notebook, the size, weight and overall design has received general thumbs up from the PC populace. Well, HP continues boarding the Ultrabook train, and has just announced the new HP ENVY Spectre XT, which is said to be an ultramobile premium Ultrabook which offers an overall premium experience with extraordinary design and performance.
Just what kind of magical qualities does the HP ENVY Spectre XT have compared to the rest of its siblings? Well, for starters, it is built with a mix of premium materials, sporting an all-metal design that boasts of stark lines which contrast with a soft texture. The HP ENVY Spectre XT measures a mere 14.5mm thin, and will tip the scales at just 3.07 pounds. What kind of hardware can be crammed into such little space?
Well, we do know that the HP ENVY Spectre XT comes with a 13.3-inch HD diagonal display with a slim bezel line, where it is also accompanied by 128GB of storage space in the form of a solid state drive, a slew of connectivity options such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and HDMI, and up to eight hours of battery life to help you remain productive no matter where you are without ending up with a sore shoulder when carrying around a desktop replacement notebook during trade shows as you traverse through the showfloor.
Thanks to the ultrafast mSATA solid state drive and Intel Rapid Start Technology, the HP ENVY Spectre XT is capable of booting up in an instant – resuming your work from sleep mode is also done in the blink of an eye. Not only that, this puppy also features Intel Smart Connect Technology that is capable of automatically updating email even when the notebook is in sleep mode, to make sure you are on top of things at all times. (at Coolest Gadgets)
Acer G6 LED monitro
Acer has today introduced a new line of desktop monitors, the G6 series. All of the monitors feature TN panels, are LED backlit, and have low response times of between 2 and 5ms to eliminate blurring during gaming and fast moving video. Acer is introducing six LED monitors in different screen sizes, starting at 19-inches and maxing out at 27-inches.
Resolutions will differ across the line, with the 19-inch model coming it at 1440×900, the 20-inch model slightly higher at 1600×900, and the 21.5, 23, 24, and 27-inch monitors all featuring a 1920×1080 resolution. The response time on the 19 and 20-inch models will be 5ms, with every other monitor having a slightly lower time of 2ms. Refresh rate is 60Hz for models.
Acer is claiming a 100 million to one contrast ratio for all the monitors thanks to the Adaptive Contrast Management, although we’d recommend you take those numbers with a pinch of salt as always. As for connections, you can expect to find VGA, DVI and HDMI ports, with HDCP support too for all that DRM laced video content. (at Slash Gear)