Jan 21, 2013
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?
Some pretty sweet stuff here today! There's the super useful earthquake flashlight that turns on when it detects a quake. Safety first! Also, there's the Fino Collection, a nice solid wood table/furniture for your office. There's the huge Kingston 32GB USB 3.0 flash-drive. And you'll see the beautiful CST-01 Watch, one of the thinnest watches out there... really beautiful. But there's more!! Check it out. Don't forget that you may suggest via twitter: @paulogabriel - I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
When a natural disaster strikes in the middle of the night, the last thing you want to do is waste time stumbling around in the dark looking for a flashlight. So a company in Japan, where recent disasters have left the country on high alert, has developed an LED flashlight that automatically lights up when an earthquake hits.
The Gura-pika flashlight can be charged via a USB port, a conventional outlet, or a built-in hand crank, providing 14 hours of continuous illumination on a full battery. And it's also got a built-in radio tuned to emergency broadcasts and alerts which is how the flashlight knows when to automatically turn on. (at Gizmodo)
The Viennese designer Thomas Feichtner has designed an entire furniture collection made of solid wood. The 18-piece collection consists of dining tables, benches, chairs, cabinets, shelving units and a secretary desk, as well as smaller items such as a stool and side tables. Feichtner’s design strategy was to eliminate the heavy and massive quality typical of solid wood furniture while retaining its constructive materiality. (at Designer Spotter)
Satechi Aluminum USB Hub
Satechi ST-UHA USB 2.0 Hub adds four additional USB ports to your Mac (or PC), allowing you to connect USB devices such as digital cameras, phones, external hard drives, flash drives, and printers. It’s sleek aluminum design with shielded white cable is the perfect complement to your Apple computer and products. It does not require any software or complicated installation process. With a slim, strip-shape design, it saves you precious desktop space. It’s extremely portable and easy to move between systems or take on the road. (at The Gadget Flow)
Kingston 32GB USB 3.0
Time saving with powerful USB 3.0 transfer speeds; USB 3.0 provides up to 150MB/s Read and 70MB/s Write; PC and Mac ready; complements stylish portable devices with USB 3.0 ports; Dramatic time savings when transferring large media files; 8x faster than a standard USB 2.0. (at 7 Gadgets)
Seagate 4TB External Hard Drive
Access your music, movies and docs from computers, game consoles, Smart TVs and other connected devices throughout the home. If you own a Samsung Smart TV or Blu-ray Disc player with Smart Hub (2012 model or later), you can take advantage of the Seagate Media app to enjoy easy content browsing with your remote control. Enjoy your content where you want, when you want. After downloading the free Seagate Media app, you can view your content by type, size, even compatibility, regardless if it is a PDF, Word doc, music, photo or movie file. The Seagate Media app offers a full screen view that allows for quick and easy selection as well as a visually rich experience that is available for Android and Apple platforms as well as Amazon Kindle. You can even offload or back up your photos and personal videos from the Seagate Media app. Upload and download any of your files from most Web browsers-from anywhere-with the Central Remote Access Service. (at 7 Gadgets)
RBT Task Chair by Teknion
If you spend any amount of time stuck behind a desk, chances are you’ve put a lot of thought into what kind of chair you’re sitting in, whether it’s because you love the one you have or it’s horribly uncomfortable and you need a new one (that would be me). Luckily there are companies like Teknion that have your back, quite literally, with office chairs like their latest, the Responsive Back Technology (RBT) Task Chair. (at Design Milk)
"The World's Thinnest Watch" is a bold claim to make — but at just 0.8mm thick, we're inclined to believe it. The CST-01 Watch ($130) achieves this by packing its guts — a battery, E Ink display, and controller chip — into a 0.5mm pocket etched into the single-piece stainless steel band. That doesn't leave much room for controls, of course, which is why they're mounted on the recharging base — although with a 10 minute charge time and month-long battery life, you're not going to be visiting the base very often. Available in white or black. (at Uncrate)