Jun 25, 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! ;)
JuiceBuddy Keychain iPhone USB Charger
iPhone owners looking for a convenient way to charge their smartphone, might be interested in a new charging device called the JuiceBuddy which has been developed. Its creators say that their JuiceBuddy is the most portable iPhone charger available worldwide and has been designed as a keychain for ultimate portability. (at Geeky Gadgets)
MondoHub 28 Port USB 2.0/3.0 Hub
Is your menagerie of USB powered devices getting a little too big for the britches of your current hub? Never fear, MondoHub is here with 28 ports. Unlike many other USB hubs, the MondoHub features four SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and is great for charging your devices or transferring data. The case is compact and durable, reduces cable clutter, and has automatic overcurrent protection and power switches for each port. (at Think Geek)
Flat Boombox by Hannes Harms
We've been enamored with Hannes Harms for a while now, but his latest design might just be his best yet: the recent RCA grad was able to "reduce material, volume and components through flat electronics" to create a flat boombox. The personal audio solution consists of a perforated sheet of acid-etched stainless steel... and apparently not much more than that, thanks to the flat speaker component. In other words, it's something like a speaker grille without a discernable driver or speaker cone. (at Core77)
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0
SanDisk is not a name that you should forget especially when it comes to portable storage. Solid State Drives, USB flash drives, you name it, SanDisk has got it. This time around, we shall concentrate on what the flash drive department has in store for us – in the form of the Extreme USB 3.0 flash drive. Obviously, the name itself gives the game away, where it will work best with a USB 3.0 port, although you can be sure that it will also be able to work with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports.
Just how fast is the USB 3.0 SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive? We are talking about data transfer speeds of up to 190MB/s, where it translates to a 3GB file being transferred in just 20 seconds, while a 40GB file takes a mere 4 minutes. You need not worry too much about the durability of the SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive, as it will have a lifetime limited warranty accompanying it with each purchase.(at Coolest Gadgets)
Wacom Bamboo Splash
Wacom has introduced a new budget pen and tablet combo into its line, the Bamboo Splash. The company says that the Splash includes the same pressure sensitive technology found across its whole range, and that this new combo is aimed at those wanting to create digital art on a budget. The hardware comes with a software bundle that will include ArtRage Studio and SketchBook Express.
ArtRage is a painting application that will leverage the pressure sensitivity of the pen combined with the Wacom surface (up to 1024 levels), while SketchBook Express will allow users to draw and sketch doodles or ideas using multiple tools, such as pens or brushes. Wacom say that the Bamboo Splash works with both Macs and PCs, and is also compatible with Windows 8 when it ships in the Fall. (at Slash Gear)
Microsoft Surface Tablets
Leave it to the boys in Redmond to make purchasing a tablet confusing. The new Microsoft Surface Tablets will come in two varieties: one with an ARM processor running Windows RT, and one with an Intel processor running Windows 8 Pro. The RT model sports a 10.6-inch HD display, microSD slot, USB 2.0, a Micro HD video port, and your choice of 32GB or 64GB of storage, while the Pro model features a 10.6-inch Full HD display, a microSDXC slot, USB 3.0, a Mini DisplayPort video port, and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. No matter which one you choose, you'll be able to attach the magnetic Touch Cover or Type Cover to add a keyboard to the otherwise touchscreen device. But don't go losing your shit just yet — no release date and no prices were given. (at Uncrate)