May 23, 2016
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?
We've got some edgy novelty items for you this week! The future is definitely here with the release of items like the Pilot Translating Earphones, something that seems inspired by the Fifth Element's universal translator. Heavy Sci-Fi stuff! There's also Google Home, a voice-activated gadget by our future Overlords. And of course, Project Ara, also by Google, a dream come true, where everyone will be able to update only individual modules, and not the whole phone. Just amazing! But there's more!
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R2-D2 Desktop Vaccum
If it’s neatness you seek, this R2-D2 desktop vacuum is definitely the droid you’ve been looking for. It’s built with a convenient USB port for easy charging and is activated by a simple push-button located at the top of R2’s head.(at This is why I'm broke)
Pilot Translating Earphones
It sounds like science fiction: the ability to converse with someone speaking a different language without needing to know it. Yet that's exactly the future Pilot Translating Earphones promise. The world's first smart earpiece to translate between people speaking different languages in real time, it comes with a second earpiece for listening to music, uses a companion app to toggle between languages, and most importantly can function offline, so you're not at the mercy of your Internet connection. (at Uncrate)
Google Home is a voice-activated home product that allows you and your family to get answers from Google, stream music, and manage everyday tasks. This amazing device is a new-age home assistant which can answer questions as well as handle follow-up questions and keep track of context. You can also use it to control your Chromecast. Music can play on multiple Google Home and Google Cast speakers in your house at once which just makes it even more awesome for audiophiles. (at The Gadget Flow)
Project Ara - Google's modular phone
The new Ara prototype has come a long way. For starters, it seems to have fixed that annoying little issue where the modules popped out if you happened to drop the phone. Google also made a rather amazing tweak to the module-swapping process: you can now say “Okay Google, eject the camera” and Ara will disable the device and then pop one side loose so that you can remove it completely. Just think, the next time you upgrade your phone could be the last time you ever upgrade your entire phone in one shot. Once you have a Project Ara device, you’ll be able to upgrade individual modules whenever one component dies or no longer meets your needs. (at Geek)
Dell 43" Multi-Client Monitor
Dell understands that having multiple screens hooked up is beneficial and desirable for a lot of geeks, especially in certain industries such as software development and the financial trading sector. But extra displays take up space and can lead to a cabling nightmare, so Dell has come up with an alternative: one giant 43-inch monitor that’s out-the-box ready to be used as if it’s four 1080p displays. (at Geek)
Here are some office ideas for you! How do you like these? Don't forget that you may suggest gadgets or ideas via twitter: @paulogabriel - I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)