May 17, 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! ;)
Pisa Sofa and Chair by Ramei Keum
Stability through balance is one out of elements considered when furniture is designed. However, it can be an element limiting design. I wanted to design a stable and convenient sofa in reality although it looked unstable. This form leaned forward as The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a characteristics in this sofa’s form and helps this sofa play a role as a point furniture giving tension to simple space. (at Design Milk)
Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator Headphones
Dre has Beats, Lady Gaga has her Heartbeats, and now Jay-Z has entered the personal audio game with Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator Headphones ($TBA). Co-developed by his Rocness and Skullycandy, these over-the-ear 'phones sport 40mm full-rage mylar drivers, an aviator-inspired contoured fit, a tangle-free nylon cable, and tons of style courtesy of a glossy polycarbonate speaker housing with stainless steel and aluminum accents. Padded carrying case included; Grammy-winning diva wife optional. (at Uncrate)
Ballon USB Speaker
Up, up and away with my beautiful balloon! Kawaii? Definitely. These colorfully spongy "balloons" by Yuen'to Design of Japan get you flying on your favorite tunes. Or use it with your mobile phone. The foam ball fits comfortably in your palm. USB recharging takes about two hours and keeps the little balloon sounding off for about 4.2 hours at max volume. Turn it up! Audio cable included for playback. (at A+R)
Solar-Powered Battery Gives You 29 Ways To Charge, Choose One
f you're ready to start making this whole solar power thing work for you, this 20,000mAh battery, which comes with 29 adapters for charging phones, MP3 players, cameras and laptops of all stripe, will keep all your gear covered. Charging the battery with the power of the sun will take about eight hours, whereas plugging into AC will get it done in only three, but once it's full it'll work with just about any gadget you throw at it. (at Gizmodo)
Optimus Popularis Keyboard
Even though things have been very quiet at Art Lebedev recently the company has just released news that they are still working on the Optimus Popularis Keyboard. But unfortunately its not going to be OLED as thought but it will still be full colour. Rather than having a tiny screen for each key its thought that the design will have one large screen with the keys sitting on top of it. (at Geeky Gadgets)
Dell Studio XPS 7100 desktop computer
Dell has announced a new Studio XPS computer today that can be equipped with the recently introduced AMD Phenom II X6 CPU with Turbo Core technology. The company is called the Studio XPS 7100. Dell is also offering machines with other new AMD quad-core Athlon II processors.
The new machines are aimed at 3D gaming and multimedia users. The XPS 7100 is packed with features like a 460W PSU promising enough power for expansion in the future. The rig can be fitted with 16GB of DDR3 RAM and up to 4TB of storage space. (at Slash Gear)