Apr 12, 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! ;)
Quinze & Milan x Eastpak Furniture Collection
In small apartments having a home office can be difficult, even if you’re working out of a closet. When we first saw this sofa, we couldn’t really decide what to put in all those pockets, snacks? Remote Controls? Tea Cup Poodles? But then it dawned on us… what if it held all of our office supplies? The pockets are large enough to hold file folders, books, supplies, even your laptop. They’d be the perfect place to holster small electronics, cords, adapters, battery chargers — you name it. As long as your cat doesn’t use it for a scratching post, we’re not against the idea in a small space. We like the idea of at-hand storage and it would be much easier to stash away all your gaming controls and not have to put them in a box, on the other side of the room, just to make them look pretty. (at Hermann Miller)
Based in New Zealand and Italy, the new label Mueslii purposefully applies an international aesthetic to their line of backpacks, fusing local design with Chinese handmade production that results in a modern bag for day trips and other adventures. (at Cool Hunting)
Each side of branch has a LED light that provides a limited light to decorate the area. Even though it has a limited light, it still can make you see everything around it. (at Design Spotter)
If you took your average kitchen timer with a rotary dial and combined it with a power strip, the Energy Lock is what you would end up with. The device is a power outlet with three plugs that you can plug your TV, computer, or anything else into.
The plug rotates to allow you to set how long the device plugged in will get power. Once the timer runs down the device is automatically turned off. You can also give the thing a full twist and have constant power. (at Slash Gear)
USB Retro Sound System
This is an awesome retro style sound system. Really cool to give your office some style. (at 7Gadgets.com)
Silicon Power A70 Waterproof External Rugged Hard Drive
Silicon Power has launched a new rugged external hard drive, the A70. The Silicon Power A70 is designed to take a beating, it is fully waterproof, impact resistant, dust proof and vibration resistant. The Silicon Power A70 can be hooked up to your computer via USB and it will come in a range of different storage sizes which include a 250GB version an a 640GB version. (at Geeky Gadgets)
Acer Aspire TimelineX Notebooks
The TimelineX notebooks will come with a range of Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors, and there will also be a range of different screen sizes available including a 13.4 inch model, a 14 inch model and a 15.6 inch model.
Other specifications include 3GB of memory as standard and 250GB of hard drive storage as standard. According to Acer this new range of notebooks come with an impressive battery life of up to twelve hours. (at Geeky Gadgets)
iPhone Desk Phone Dock
If you miss the retro days of having a desk phone or just feel you would like to be tethered to your desk again. The Desk Phone Dock allows you to insert your iPhone and use a real corded handset to make calls. Its styling and design is very in line with Apple so it wont look out of place in a Mac friendly workspace.
The dock has two built in speakers (with a hands free option if required) a microphone, volume control, instant mute and both USB and AC power sources. (at Geeky Gadgets)