Mar 29, 2010
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! Comment telling 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! ;)
"Smile" is the new armchair by Sand & Birch, the renowned Luxury Design studio careful as usual about shapes, solutions and materials, so to make real contemporary sculptures of their interior design objects.
More than a simple piece of furniture, "Smile" is characterized by the clash between the fullness and compactness of its design and the smooth curvature of the seat, remembering a smiling mouth. "Smile" is the perfect armchair to add an ironic and elegant touch in a young, fresh home.
Casual and witty, "Smile" is going to be available in two versions: plain colour blue or white, produced in hard and varnished polyurethane, and the one covered with velvet, cotton and silk, in grey and white. (at Sand & Birch)
Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G & 5943G HD notebooks
Acer have outed a new line of notebooks, the Acer Aspire Ethos series, which promise slick design along with multimedia performance. Two models have been announced initially, the Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G and Aspire Ethos 5943G, with a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, 18-inch 1920 x 1080 and 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 displays respectively, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD5000 graphics.
There’s also Dolby Home Theater surround support, with 5.1 output, and in fact the Ethos 5943G manages to fit in a full five speakers on its own. Storage is up to 1.28TB (combining two 640GB HDDs) and there’s a choice of DVD or Blu-ray optical drives. (at Slash Gear)
Creative Sound Blaster WoW headsets
Creative had unveiled a couple new sets of headphones that were aimed at WoW gamers. The headphones could be adorned with artwork from the Alliance or Horde factions of WoW and were offered in wired or wireless designs.
Creative has announced that the headsets are now shipping. The Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset is available at online stores like Newegg and TigerDirect for $159.99. The headset has THX TruSource PC audio tech built-in for a full sound experience.
The headphones are Mac and PC compatible and have cushioned ear pads for comfort on those raids that last for hours. The battery in the headset is rechargeable and can be charged while the headset is in use. The wired version of the headset is also now shipping for $119.99. (at Slash Gear)
Bobble Self-Filtering Water Bottle
Check out a video at Moco Loco.
iLuv iMM190 App Station
An alarm clock, digital photo frame, portable movie display, and Skype station all in one, the iLuv IMM190 dock makes iPhone and iTouch capabilities all the more useful while keeping your beloved gadget secure and charged. Featuring dynamic acoustic speakers, the iMM190 easily rotates horizontally or vertically to match its temporary purpose. (at Cool Hunting)
256GB Datatraveler 310 Flash Drive
Kingston have just released a monster of a USB drive. If you thought 32GB was a large amount of storage the Kingston DT-310 DataTraveler can store up to 54 full-length movies, or enough music for you to play a different CD full of tunes each day for a year.
The DataTraveler 310 features Password Traveler software, which allows you to create and access a password-protected privacy zone. The secure area of the drive can account for up to 90 percent of the drive’s capacity and does not require administrator rights. The new DT-310 drive is capable of reads speeds at up to 25MB/second and writes at 12MB/second. (at Geeky Gadgets)
Eclipse LiteTouch LCD Touchscreen Keyboard
If you’ve been waiting for the release of the Eclipse Litetouch Keyboard you’ll be pleased to know that it has now cleared FCC and it’s nearly available to purchase. Eclipse Litetouch is unique in that the number pad on the right side of the keyboard has been replaced with LCD touchscreen. Which can be programmed with multiple sets of controls to be displayed. Check out the video after the jump to see it in action. (at Geeky Gadgets)