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The Perfect Office #147

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Brought to you by: Hedgehog Pencil Holder Hedgehog Pencil Holder from Japan's rakuten, cool! (at Like Cool) Hidden Bookcase This hidden bookcase turned your home into a stealthy secret lair. The hidden bookcase folds in half by sliding on steel tracks embedded in the floor and built into the header panel, both of which are completely hidden when the bookcase is in its normal unfolded position. Fill the thing up with books, and nobody will know this secret book. (at Hidden Bookcase) Boya Lamp A small reclaimed-wood table lamp that resembles a marine buoy. The beams come from the structural building framework of large barn and industrial buildings constructed of old growth American oak trees. (at Moco Loco) AirMouse The AirMouse is basically a glove that you put on which interacts with the computer and enables you to move and work just like you usually would with a mouse, but in mid air. This is way less likely to strain your wrists, so it is a better choice for many people who haven’t been able to use a computer since they were injured. Is this the future of computer interaction? (at Like Cool) Corsair Flash Voyager Slider USB 3.0 32GB USB 2.0 flash drives are fast... until you have to be somewhere and you’re waiting for a 4GB file to copy. Everybody deserves the freedom of USB 3.0. If you have a newer PC or notebook with a high-speed USB 3.0 interface, Flash Voyager Slider is an affordable way to take advantage of it. USB 2.0? It does that too. High-speed USB 3.0 transfers are a time saver, but not every computer you’ll meet will have the latest standard. Full backward compatibility with USB 2.0 has you covered. Not only is Flash Survivor USB 3.0 backward compatible with USB 2.0 — it offers great performance, too. No matter how up-to-date your PC is, you’ll be able to quickly take care of moving your files and be off on your next adventure. (at 7 Gadgets) DIY BTTF Delorean Time Circuit Clock The BTTF clock was made by Adafruit as a proof-of-concept type deal and it's so very beautiful. Adafruit has provided the Internet with detailed instructions on how to build your own, so make sure you follow them when building the clock. (at Gizmodo)

The Perfect Office #146

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. P.S.: Beginning today, we have a sponsor! YAY! It's our beloved 7Gadgets, which many of you already know. They are bringing you this post. Star Wars Family Car Decals Family member decals based on the Star Wars universe; Show off your family’s love of Star Wars on your cars; Includes 50 decals total, 19 distinct characters. (at 7 Gadgets) Loop LED table lamp Loop, a minimalist LED table lamp, is created by designer Timo Niskanen from Finland. It is designed to endure through time through its pure design language intended to counter constantly changing fashions and trends, as well the use of LEDs as a light source. The lamp prototype is manufactured by bending a machined piece of solid surface material around a mold. (at Like Cool) Eco Amp There is an environmentally friendly iPhone speaker amplifier that is constructed out of FSC Certified 100% Post Consumer paper. Called eco-amp,designed and made in Los Angeles,CA. Without great sound, it can be easily assembled and used on the fly to amplify the music in your iPhone, so wherever you are, it can take the place of your bulky battery-powered speakers. (at Like Cool) Alloy Touch Pen Stylus/Ink Pen The LunaTik Touch Pen was born from a desire to integrate our pen of choice, the rollerball, with the digital stylus. Our patent pending dual mode tip and custom engineered materials are designed to meet our demanding specifications for touch screen responsiveness and flow. On paper, the Touch Pen uses precision Japanese rollerball components and is compatible with other popular refills. (at 7 Gadgets) Polaroid Z2300 Instant digital camera The Polaroid's Z2300 instant digital camera was unveiled at the 2012 CEA (consumer electronics association). A compact digital camera with built-in Zink printer. It features an integrated printer with ZINK printer, producing full-colour 2x3-inch prints in under a minute. It equipped with a 10 meagpixel image sensor and has a 3 inch LCD viewing display on the rear, and the camera can be stored photographs digitally via SD card. Available for pre-order at Polaroid, the Polaroid Z2300 will be arriving in stores on August 15th for around $160 with paper costing $15 for 30 sheets or $25 for 50 sheets. Features: 10 MP digital camera, 3.0” bright color LCD for viewing images, Compact size and usability, SD compatible for expanded memory, up to 32GB, Rechargeable lithium-ion battery. (at Like Cool) Asus Taichi - dual screen tablet Is it a dual screens tablet useful? Is it any future for this kind of devices? ASUS always come with a lot of innovative products but few come in mass production. The ASUS TAICHI is a slim and stylish ultraportable with an astonishing key feature — both 11.6” and 13.3” models have a brilliant double-sided LED-backlit IPS/FHD display. With a touch screen on the outside of the lid, the TAICHI opens up a whole host of new mobile possibilities as it plays the role of both ultrabook and tablet. With the lid open, the TAICHI is just like any ultrabook computer, and comes complete with a full-size QWERTY backlit keyboard and track pad. With the lid closed, however, the TAICHI instantly becomes a multi-touch tablet computer with stylus support, bringing a degree of flexibility that has never before been experienced on an ordinary ultrabook. Better still, while they provide access to the same hardware, the two screens are completely independent of each other and can also be used simultaneously, which means the Taichi can be shared with two users for a host of innovative new applications (at 7 Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #145

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) JuiceBuddy Keychain iPhone USB Charger iPhone owners looking for a convenient way to charge their smartphone, might be interested in a new charging device called the JuiceBuddy which has been developed. Its creators say that their JuiceBuddy is the most portable iPhone charger available worldwide and has been designed as a keychain for ultimate portability. (at Geeky Gadgets) MondoHub 28 Port USB 2.0/3.0 Hub Is your menagerie of USB powered devices getting a little too big for the britches of your current hub? Never fear, MondoHub is here with 28 ports. Unlike many other USB hubs, the MondoHub features four SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and is great for charging your devices or transferring data. The case is compact and durable, reduces cable clutter, and has automatic overcurrent protection and power switches for each port. (at Think Geek) Flat Boombox by Hannes Harms We've been enamored with Hannes Harms for a while now, but his latest design might just be his best yet: the recent RCA grad was able to "reduce material, volume and components through flat electronics" to create a flat boombox. The personal audio solution consists of a perforated sheet of acid-etched stainless steel... and apparently not much more than that, thanks to the flat speaker component. In other words, it's something like a speaker grille without a discernable driver or speaker cone. (at Core77) SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 SanDisk is not a name that you should forget especially when it comes to portable storage. Solid State Drives, USB flash drives, you name it, SanDisk has got it. This time around, we shall concentrate on what the flash drive department has in store for us – in the form of the Extreme USB 3.0 flash drive. Obviously, the name itself gives the game away, where it will work best with a USB 3.0 port, although you can be sure that it will also be able to work with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. Just how fast is the USB 3.0 SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive? We are talking about data transfer speeds of up to 190MB/s, where it translates to a 3GB file being transferred in just 20 seconds, while a 40GB file takes a mere 4 minutes. You need not worry too much about the durability of the SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive, as it will have a lifetime limited warranty accompanying it with each purchase.(at Coolest Gadgets) Wacom Bamboo Splash Wacom has introduced a new budget pen and tablet combo into its line, the Bamboo Splash. The company says that the Splash includes the same pressure sensitive technology found across its whole range, and that this new combo is aimed at those wanting to create digital art on a budget. The hardware comes with a software bundle that will include ArtRage Studio and SketchBook Express. ArtRage is a painting application that will leverage the pressure sensitivity of the pen combined with the Wacom surface (up to 1024 levels), while SketchBook Express will allow users to draw and sketch doodles or ideas using multiple tools, such as pens or brushes. Wacom say that the Bamboo Splash works with both Macs and PCs, and is also compatible with Windows 8 when it ships in the Fall. (at Slash Gear) Microsoft Surface Tablets Leave it to the boys in Redmond to make purchasing a tablet confusing. The new Microsoft Surface Tablets will come in two varieties: one with an ARM processor running Windows RT, and one with an Intel processor running Windows 8 Pro. The RT model sports a 10.6-inch HD display, microSD slot, USB 2.0, a Micro HD video port, and your choice of 32GB or 64GB of storage, while the Pro model features a 10.6-inch Full HD display, a microSDXC slot, USB 3.0, a Mini DisplayPort video port, and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. No matter which one you choose, you'll be able to attach the magnetic Touch Cover or Type Cover to add a keyboard to the otherwise touchscreen device. But don't go losing your shit just yet — no release date and no prices were given. (at Uncrate)

The Perfect Office #144

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Wireless Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker Utilizes Bluetooth v2.1+EDR with A2DP for high-fidelity audio transmission up to 30 feet! Long-lasting Internal rechargeable battery for up to 16 hours of continuous music. Easy to use on-board controls for pairing, volume, pause and play; Compact, stylish design travels easily for convenient wireless audio wherever you go stream wireless music from the latest tablets, smartphones, laptops, iPad, iPhone and more. (at 7 Gadgets) Interactive Presentation Pen for Laptops, Netbooks and Desktop Monitors Allows writing or drawing directly on documents or desktop and to navigate computer with same functionality as tablet PC; Use on most LCD monitors, laptops and netbooks 15.4? and smaller; Easy to calibrate with fine calibration option for maximum precision; Easy-to-attach PT Pen station with magnetic mounting base. Mounting base attachment options include left, top or right side of the screen; Save paper and the environment by digitally signing documents, grading papers and more;Sleek and stylish design. (at 7 Gadgets) Toshiba 320GB Portable HD Storage for your computer made simple. Future proof with USB 3.0 interface and backwards compatible with USB 2.0, Toshiba’s Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drives are an ideal portable add-on storage expansion solution that makes your storage easy and simple. Extremely portable with a compact design, the sleek looking and post card sized Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drives are an ideal travel companion. (at 7 Gadgets) AOC Aire iPlay Just what is the AOC Aire iPlay all about? Basically, this is the ultimate monitor for iPod and iPhone owners, where this 23-inch Full High Definition display will come alongside a built-in 30-pin docking station which will enable one to experience instant video, audio and photo playback from iDevices via AOC’s patented plug-and-play technology. The integrated dock is not going to be the only thing that wows you, as the basedbase of the monitor will also include integrated speakers with SRS Sound capability to give you that more-than-decent audio experience. (at Coolest Gadgets) Apple Macbook Pro with retina display Great. Now we really have to update all the images on Uncrate. Just like the latest iPhone and iPad, the all-new MacBook Pro sports a bee-you-tee-full-clark Retina display (you know, the kind with pixels so small your eyeballs can't see 'em) that comes in at 15-inches (2880 x 1800), making it the world's highest resolution notebook display. But contrary to what you'd think, the new MacBook Pro actually sheds inches and pounds, and is now 25% thinner than the previous generation, sitting at a mere 0.71-inches. It's being called the lightest Apple pro notebook ever at 4.46 lbs. Besides all the standard stuff, the MacBook Pro packs in a quad-core CPU up to 2.7 GHz, up to 16GB of RAM, a crazy graphics card, and up 768GB of SSD storage. Plus, it's got a 7-hour battery, FaceTime HD camera, SD slot, HDMI, USB 3, Thunderbolt, and a new Magsafe power connector for the clumsy among us and those with kids. (at Uncrate)

The Perfect Office #143

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Leetgion Hellion Hellion, inspired by the popular StarCraft II unit is fast, accurate and deadly. This professional gaming mouse packs a world first, true mechanical keyboard keyswitch. Use the in mouse memory to keep your custom settings and profiles on the go, and fully driver independent. Together with unmatched quality design and components, the Hellion is the best weapon for owning your opponents. (at 7 Gadgets) Sony 64GB Micro Vault Q-Series Flash Drive, Silver, 3.0 USB The MicroVault Mach USB flash drives offer up to 120MBs transfer speed. Good for quick back-up of large sized data like high-definition movies or photos. Compatible with USB 3.0. (at 7 Gadgets) Dr. Dre's Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Featuring advanced audio technology and the latest in Bluetooth connectivity, Beats Wireless headphones deliver the extended highs, natural mid-tones, and powerful lows that made us famous. Theres a Monster headphone cable included for airplane listening. Plus a built-in mic and convenient control buttons are on the earcup for hands-free, mobile calling, music control, and volume. Experience your sound. (at 7 Gadgets) Western Digital My Passport Studio 2 TB FireWire 800 My Passport Studio comes standard with two super-fast FireWire 800 ports, massive capacity, password protection, and a MacBook-inspired, metal enclosure that make this drive the ideal companion for Mac professionals. (at 7 Gadgets) Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Camera A huge part of image quality in digital photography is the size of the sensor capturing the moment. Unfortunately, most point-and-shoots sport measly 1/2.3" sensors that don't let in a lot of light, making higher ISO values necessary and thus introducing more noise into your image. The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Camera looks to overcome these limitations with a massive 1-inch, 20.2 megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor that promises to deliver images that belie the pocket-friendly size of the camera. Other features include a fast f/1.8, 3.6x optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens, a BIONZ image processor, ISO settings up to 25,600, 10 fps shooting, a 3-inch LCD display, and a built-in pop-up flash for those times when not even the larger sensor can conquer the darkness. (at Uncrate)

The Perfect Office #142

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Floppy Disk Drink Coasters We have a soft spot for old technology, whether it's computers, phones, or music players. Our parents warned us that this would happen, so it appears once again they were right. We're staying on the bleeding edge of technology as long as we can, but we'll wax nostalgic about cassette tapes and floppy disks so today's teenagers can roll their eyes and call us old fogies. This set of coasters is designed to look just like the floppy disks you know and love. Even the back side is "anatomically correct," as it were. Use a Sharpie to personalize the labels for specific members of your crew if you want! These four coasters come in the three primary colors and classic black. (at Think Geek) 4GB USB Bottle Opener Someone actually invited you to a party, but you’re not sure what to do to go from being an invisible geek to the life of the party? Break the ice with the USB Bottle Opener! Don’t forget to open a few bottles as well.The snazzy design combines two great things in life, technology and fun. (at 7 Fadgets) Cote & Ciel Coated Techno Canvas Flat Backpack Tired of digging around in the bottom of your satchel for essential items? The smart design of the Cote & Ciel Coated Techno Canvas Flat Backpack takes care of that problem. Sporting a zippered, fold-open build that provides easy access to the padded laptop compartment and the multiple interior pockets, it also offers three external zippered pockets, leather and steel trim, and a water-repellent waxed and coated "techno canvas" exterior. (at Uncrate) Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Camera Still trying to decide between a full-on DSLR and a pocket cam? Sony's here to help make up your mind. The Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Camera is the company's latest pocket-friendly camera to blur the lines between the two genres, sporting a 16.1 megapixel, DSLR-sized Exmor CMOS sensor, compatibility with all Sony E-mount lenses, a 180 degree tiltable LCD screen, a built-in flash, and an included 18-55 mm kit lens that you'll probably want to ditch like a bad habit. (at Uncrate) Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 for Apple Solar power is one renewable energy source that should be looked into serious by just about any company, as it is free, and many countries do get a decent amount of sunlight each year. With the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760, you know that your prayers have been answered, as it will target the Mac, iPad and iPhone. Sporting a built-in Bluetooth connection, the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 will continue from where the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 and the Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio for iPad left off. You get an easy-switching capability that enables you to pair different devices simultaneously, where switching among them is as simple as pushing a button. (at Coolest Gadgets) Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks with touchscreens and Windows 8 The wave of touchscreen-loving Windows 8 notebooks has begun at Computex with Acer‘s own Aspire S7 Ultrabook series. Here we’ve got both a 13.3-inch model and an 11.6-inch model with full 180-degree fold-back screens for your touch-loving pleasure! These models both take the Acer Aspire S3 and bump up the specifications as well as the build, bringing 12.5mm-thick unibody aluminum along for the ride. The 13-inch Aspire S7 has a glass lid, both versions of this Ultrabook have fully backlit keyboards, and both have full HD displays. The actual specifications these notebooks will have has not yet been revealed by Acer, but we can expect press releases sooner than later. For now we can expect what’s certainly going to be 3rd Generation Intel Core (Ivy Bridge) processors in both i5 and i7 configurations, ultra-thin profiles on the whole units, and lovely minimalistic design all around. (at Slash Gear)

The Perfect Office #141

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Number Mugs Each has a unique colorful reproduction of the numbers 1-9 as the handle on the mug. (at Like Cool) DrinKlip DrinKlip by Kim Hyun-been. (at Like Cool) Linksys Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Adapter Selectable Dual-Band with 3 X 3 for 450 Mbps; MIMO technology uses multiple antennas to create a robust signal that travels farther and reduces dead spots Performance Investment Protection: Compatibility with Wireless-A (802.11a) Wireless-B (802.11b) and Wireless-G (802.11g) Standards; Supports up to 128-bit encryption (WEP, WPA and WPA2); WPS (soft) push button and pin support. (at 7 Gadgets) Tivoli Radio Silenz Headphones Used to be that if you wanted wood-based headphones, you weren't getting noise cancelation — and vice versa. The Tivoli Radio Silenz Headphones are set to change all that. Sporting solid wood ear cups that house 40mm high performance drivers, the Radio Silenz feature an in-line box that holds a single AA battery and advanced noise cancelation technology, as well as a unique defeat button that temporarily switches off the cancelation and lowers the volume so you can hear the pilot telling you something unimportant. Other features include a folding design, an included travel pouch, and your choice of black ash, walnut, or cherry finishes. (at Uncrate) Leap Motion Control Device Forget Kinect — if you're looking for a way to control your computer via natural movements, look no farther than the Leap Motion Control Device. Based on proprietary technology, this sleek, compact motion sensor sits on your desk in front of your monitor, creating a 3D interaction space of 8 cubic feet that is 200X more accurate than anything else on the market — the difference between waving your arm and signing PDFs in the air with an actual pencil. (at Uncrate) LaCie Rikiki Ultra-Small USB 3.0 1.5 TB Ultra-Small with Tough Aluminum Casing The LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 combines the fastest interface on the market with perfect portability. The tough aluminum casing combines form and function; it withstands bumps and jolts, but its sophisticated style sets it apart from other mobile hard drives. (at 7 Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #140

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Book Bandolier No, this isn't a Rambo-style sling for paperbacks. The Book Bandolier is instead an adjustable leather strap that offers six loops for holding pens, pencils, and brushes, and is designed to wrap around a stack of drawing/notebooks, allowing you to travel as lightly as possible while keeping the tools you need nearby. (at Uncrate) World Time Clock If the red LEDs of the hotel room clock aren't to your liking, pull the World Time Clock ($72) out of your bag instead for a little extra flair. The 12 sides on this clock, representing two time zones per side, help you determine local time by rolling the clock so the city representing that time zone is on top. (at World Time Clock) Plugbook The plugbook is made in the shape of a book which hides itself between your other books. When you need it, just take it out and pull the cord. Simple as that! Inside the book is 3 meter of cable. When you don’t need it anymore you press the button and the cord automatically rewinds. Just put it back on the bookshelf ready to go for next time. (at Design Spotter) iZen The iZen keyboard is renewable, recyclable, and won’t pile up in landfills. Bamboo can grow up to 2 inches an hour, all with very little water (that makes for a lot of keyboards) It works wirelessly with your iPads, iPhones, Macs, Androids, tablet PCs, smart phones, and a whole host of other Bluetooth-enabled devices you may have laying around including some TV’s. The iZen Keyboard comes with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and is simple to charge with a USB 2.0 cable (included) and utilizes one-touch access to iPad/iOS features. The keyboard weighs in at under a pound with dimensions of 11.5? W x 5? L x .75?H. (at Coolest Gadgets) Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon The 14? ThinkPad X1 Carbon from Lenovo measures 0.71? thin, so you have a better idea on just what kind of thickness it has. There is no word as to when the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon will hit the markets for sale, and neither do we have a whiff on how much the latest Ultrabook is going to cost, apart from the fact that the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon will arrive in June later this year. That would mean around a month and a half’s wait at most, and there is also a reason as to why it has the name “Carbon” inside – simply because it is made out of a Carbon Fiber chassis, resulting in the relative lightweight nature of the Ultrabook. How about its performance? Not too shabby either, as it runs off an Intel Core series processor from the latest Ivy Bridge family, and ought to have an adequate supply of RAM, the aforementioned 14? display with 1600 × 900 native resolution, at least one USB 3.0 port, Wireless-N (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth (possibly 4.0) connectivity. Something tells me this is not going to come cheap though. (at Coolest Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #139

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock This kit does not contain anything edible. Seriously, don’t eat any of this stuff, it will probably kill you. Real nixie tubes are the “LEDs” of yesteryear. They proudly displayed their digits on scientific equipment, voltmeters, counters, and control panels. While they’re no longer in production, we’ve managed to scrounge up some limited edition DIY sets that let you build your own Nixie Tube Desk Clock. (at 7 Gadgets) Hold On Tight Shelf Hold On Tight Shelf by Colleen Whiteley, good idea! (at Like Cool) Moleskine Click Roller Pen Why would Moleskine get into the pen-making business? To make a pen that matches its notebooks, of course. The Moleskine Click Roller Pen is designed to be an ideal companion for a Moleskine notebook, with a rectangular shape and rubber clip that are specifically fitted to attach to the cover of a Moleskine journal, and a retractable point that ensures you don't accidentally write all over yourself or the inside of your bag. (at Uncrate) HP Envy Spectre XT Slim is definitely in – just take a look at how computer manufacturers are doing their level best to remain on par with Apple’s MacBook Air. Over the past year, we have seen Ultrabooks arrive in droves to the market, although the entry price point is still significantly higher compared to your regular notebook, the size, weight and overall design has received general thumbs up from the PC populace. Well, HP continues boarding the Ultrabook train, and has just announced the new HP ENVY Spectre XT, which is said to be an ultramobile premium Ultrabook which offers an overall premium experience with extraordinary design and performance. Just what kind of magical qualities does the HP ENVY Spectre XT have compared to the rest of its siblings? Well, for starters, it is built with a mix of premium materials, sporting an all-metal design that boasts of stark lines which contrast with a soft texture. The HP ENVY Spectre XT measures a mere 14.5mm thin, and will tip the scales at just 3.07 pounds. What kind of hardware can be crammed into such little space? Well, we do know that the HP ENVY Spectre XT comes with a 13.3-inch HD diagonal display with a slim bezel line, where it is also accompanied by 128GB of storage space in the form of a solid state drive, a slew of connectivity options such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and HDMI, and up to eight hours of battery life to help you remain productive no matter where you are without ending up with a sore shoulder when carrying around a desktop replacement notebook during trade shows as you traverse through the showfloor. Thanks to the ultrafast mSATA solid state drive and Intel Rapid Start Technology, the HP ENVY Spectre XT is capable of booting up in an instant – resuming your work from sleep mode is also done in the blink of an eye. Not only that, this puppy also features Intel Smart Connect Technology that is capable of automatically updating email even when the notebook is in sleep mode, to make sure you are on top of things at all times. (at Coolest Gadgets) Acer G6 LED monitro Acer has today introduced a new line of desktop monitors, the G6 series. All of the monitors feature TN panels, are LED backlit, and have low response times of between 2 and 5ms to eliminate blurring during gaming and fast moving video. Acer is introducing six LED monitors in different screen sizes, starting at 19-inches and maxing out at 27-inches. Resolutions will differ across the line, with the 19-inch model coming it at 1440×900, the 20-inch model slightly higher at 1600×900, and the 21.5, 23, 24, and 27-inch monitors all featuring a 1920×1080 resolution. The response time on the 19 and 20-inch models will be 5ms, with every other monitor having a slightly lower time of 2ms. Refresh rate is 60Hz for models. Acer is claiming a 100 million to one contrast ratio for all the monitors thanks to the Adaptive Contrast Management, although we’d recommend you take those numbers with a pinch of salt as always. As for connections, you can expect to find VGA, DVI and HDMI ports, with HDCP support too for all that DRM laced video content. (at Slash Gear)

The Perfect Office #138

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Plug Out Plug Organizers Do you agree that at times, wires and cables seem to have a mind of their own? Well, I certainly feel that we humans ought not to lose the fight against such minor stuff like wayward cables, and look towards ways to “combat” it with items like the $7.49 Plug Out Plug Organizers. It will definitely make your whole life more organized, at least from the stay-at-home aspect, as the adhesive, silicone strips will ensure that your plugs remain near the outlet for a greater degree of convenience, while doing away with the amount of wasted electricity due to the phenomenon known as “vampire draw”. Not only that, there is no longer the need for a power strip. (at Coolest Gadgets) Verbatin Store And Go V3 USB Drive "With the new V3 USB 3.0 Drive, users can take advantage of the much faster USB 3.0 ports which are becoming standard on many newer laptop and desktop pc’s offered for sale this year. The USB 3.0 interface offers up to 2 times faster transfer rate than earlier generation USB 2.0 ports. The Verbatim V3 USB Drive allows users to benefit from the latest technology, without being throttle by their USB 2.0 flash drives. At very nearly the same price as an ordinary USB 2.0 drive is just icing on the cake." said Mark Rogers, Verbatim Product Manager, Flash Memory Products. “Offering a convenient cap-less design, the V3 enables students and professionals alike the ability to quickly transfer data in a small, compact device The Verbatim Store and Go V3 will be available in a range of sizes from 8GB up to 64GB, and it is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports, prices will start at $19.99 for the 8GB model. (at Geeky Gadgets) Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones If you are feeling a little bit heavy where your pockets are concerned, and want to explore a different way of lightening them, then the Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones would certainly fit the bill – perfectly. Said to be ideally manufactured to deliver true sound for those who are always on the move, the Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones will feature custom-made drive units for detailed, natural sound. Not only that, to ensure that comfort is maintained at all times, there is a specially designed ear pad fabric which will offer improved acoustics and comfort. (at Coolest Gadgets) Razer Naga Hex Wraith Razer explains that their Naga mouse buttons are designed in a mechanical key infrastructure to provide faster key actuation, providing users with every edge they need to beat enemies whilst in game, using its 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G Laser Sensor. It also comes with support for Razer Synapse 2.0 the cloud based service that allows you to backup your settings and access them from anywhere if required. “With the Razer Naga Hex – Wraith Red Edition, bind your skills to our 6 mechanical thumb keys and make sure that every attack is executed to perfection. Devastate hordes of enemies with lightning fast combos, as our high performance buttons register and accurately execute up to 250clicks a minute”. (at Geeky Gadgets) AOC 22? USB powered display Take a break from your work and check out just what your monitor holds behind. Apart from the standard cable that plugs into your computer’s chassis, there is also a power cable, right? Not so with AOC’s most recent 22? USB powered display. As you can tell by the name itself, this new monitor, also going by the moniker e2251Fwu if you are into model numbers and all, is an extremely slim and attractive looking LED monitor which will send/receive power as well as signal through a USB connection, delivering simple plug-and-play connectivity while introducing the added productivity benefits of dual- and multi-monitor computing. The AOC e2251Fwu is said to be equally suitable for business, gaming and entertainment use, thanks to its large high definition screen and excellent image quality. Using DisplayLink’s USB 2.0 graphics and connectivity technology within, the AOC e2251Fwu is capable of delivering real-time video compression/decompression, and despite that, it measures a mere 10.6mm in terms of thickness, and is also considered as an energy saving “green” monitor which runs solely off power that is delivered over a USB 2.0 cable. (at Coolest Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #137

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Duracell Flash Memory I like the AA battery style design of Duracell’s new 32 GB Rugged USB Flash Drive. They feature a solid, Black rubberized housing with the famous copper ring. You won’t have to worry about losing the cap because this drive has a twist mechanism like a twist flashlight that will extend or retract the USB connector from the body. It even has a corresponding ratchet sound when it’s twisted opened and closed. A 5-year warranty is also offered for each drive. It’s available in 16 GB and 32 GB capacities. (at The Gadgeteer) CaseCrown Alumi-HUB Are you a Mac fanboy/girl that thought you had everything? How did you not know about the CaseCrown Alumi-HUB 4-port USB Hub? Featuring a matte aluminum body and white accents, it bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s Mac keyboard and Magic Trackpad. Includes 4 USB ports and a shielded connection cable. Lightweight and compact so it could be used with MacBook laptops as well as desktop iMacs. Of course, you can still use it with your PC too. (at The Gadgeteer) USB Power Strip Just like handbags and shoes are to the ladies, so too, are USB ports to the guys. At least to those of us who love our gadgets to bits. The $9.99 USB Power Strip will offer you four USB ports so that you can juice up to a trio of USB-powered devices simultaneously, without worrying about whether there are enough USB ports left available on your notebook to go around. Bear in mind that the USB Power Strip has but one purpose – that is, to charge only USB devices, and it is tiny enough to be slipped into a notebook bag without taking up too much space. Your mates will definitely want to hang out with your more during conventions, since you are the “saviour” of your mates’ devices as well when they are all low on juice. The USB Power Strip will measure a diminutive 1.1? x 4.4? x 0.75?, and you will receive either black or white shades when it is shipped to your doorstep as there is no way for you to select the color as it is assigned randomly. (at Coolest Gadgets) Clique For those of you who have not heard of Henge Docks, they manufacture docking stations for Apple MacBooks. They have expanded their product line to include the Clique, a smartly done device that unites Apple’s Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad into a single unit/device. The Clique is a tray with insets that securely holds both devices. The holder enables you to use your keyboard and trackpad without needing a flat surface to place them on. The Clique is available for both right and left handed people. (at The Gadgeteer) Maingear's Pulse 11-inch gaming laptop Gamers who'd been eyeing up an Alienware M11x may have been rightly irked when the 11-inch form factor was yanked off shelves. Fortunately, Maingear is stepping in with a laptop that slots an Ivy Bridge CPU into equally compact hardware. The Pulse 11 has an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 LED-backlit display, supports up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM while packing HDMI-out 1.4a, USB 3.0 and THX TruStudio Pro sound. Graphics-wise, there's an NVIDIA GeForce GT650M with 2GB RAM for fragging your enemies, and an Intel GMA HD GPU for fragging your spreadsheets. The hardware will begin shipping on June 3rd, with prices starting from $1,099 for a Core i5, 8GB RAM and a 320GB HDD. (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #136

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Mosser Add a touch of organic life to your kitchen, entryway, or workspace with Mosser. This simple package consists of a round moss ball that lives inside a small glass terrarium, as well as a glass mister bottle used to feed it. Just spray once every two weeks with filtered water and enjoy. (at Uncrate) P3 Amplifiers Overly ornamental vintage amps these aren't. P3 Amplifiers creates great-sounding guitar amplifiers and speaker enclosures by incorporating everything learned over 60 years of tube circuit evolution, using the finest components available, hand wiring every unit, and placing them in military grade aluminum enclosures that make nearly every component fixable and/or easily replaceable, thus ensuring that the amp is around as long as you are. (at Uncrate) Aviiq Ready Clips Tired of carrying a tangled mess of charging cables in your bag? Let Aviiq Ready Clips straighten things out for you. These pen-sized cables feature a built-in clip that holds them securely in place, a flat, tangle-free cord, a standard USB plug on one end, and your choice of mini USB, micro USB, or Apple 30-pin connectors on the other, ensuring that there's one to work with your device of choice. (at Uncrate) Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker There’s something magical about a tiny wireless Bluetooth speaker – and with Big Blue’s Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker you’ve got not just the magic, but the simple function as well. There’s nothing you need to purchase other than the one device, no apps, no wires, and you’ll have it working in under 5 minutes right out of the box. The sound quality on this speaker is surprisingly good. It’s not often that a speaker connected via Bluetooth sends out the sound quality that this device does. The bass is heavy, the high end is sharp as it needs to be, and the whole sound can get really REALLY loud. This little monster could easily be your primary speaker at a college house party. (at Slash Gear) “The One” – A Keyboard for iPhone and PC or Mac Top of the line keyboard with more features than you can imagine. KVM like switching a boon to iOS and Android Developers. Works with any device that supports Bluetooth keyboards. Possibly the greatest keyboard ever. USB with layouts for Mac or PC. Also switches at the touch of a button to work with your smartphone (iPhone or Android) or tablet (Android 3.0 or iPad). 2 port USB 2.0 hub. 5? USB cable. Mimics classic Apple Extended and Extended II keyboard. (at 7 Gadgets)

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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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) TNK A500 by Alegre Industrial TNK A500 is an executive chair designed to give the user more but with minimum environmental impact. Alegreindustrial Studio has created this top-quality chair using pure, hi-tech materials and with an eye for the tiniest details. The result an elegant, comfortable and environmentally friendly chair. (at From Europe) Memoring A simple design of a flash memory ring. (at Wishlist) Drone controller If the last few years have been marked by the release of ever more advanced games for iOS and Android, then perhaps 2012 will be the year that the controls catch up to the games. The Drone Controller is a good start. This sleek, open-source controller will link up with your iOS, Android, or PC device via Bluetooth, and will offer dual analog joysticks, a digital G-pad, six face buttons, two shoulder buttons, a rechargeable battery, and an open source SDK for developers to take advantage of the advanced controls. (at Uncrate) Dropcam After years of searching, we've finally found the monitoring camera we've been waiting for. Dropcam is an amazingly simple Wi-Fi video cam that lets you keep tabs on your home, business, or family from literally anywhere. Its dead-simple setup took us no more than two minutes for each camera — we were watching live footage in the time it would take us to even open another camera's packaging. You can watch your camera(s) live in your web browser or in the Dropcam app for iPhone or Android. Dropcam, which uses your Wi-Fi network to stream the video, has just the right amount of features without weighing you down with learning a bunch of useless settings — 720p HD video recording, automatic night vision, and support for multiple cameras. (at Dropcam) Sony E Series 14P laptops They may not be the thinnest or most powerful machines Sony's ever introduced, but the new trio hopes to catch a few hearts here and there. A follow-up to those flashy VAIOs we saw a while back, these E Series models are each packing a 14-inch, 1366 x 768 display, an Intel Core i3 2550M CPU with 4GB of RAM and your choice of AMD Radeon HD 7670M or Intel HD Graphics 3000 -- all while promising up to seven hours of battery life. Run-of-the-mill specs aside, Sony's Gesture Control feature will allow you to swipe between pages and adjust bits like music playback -- though, at the moment it only works with Windows Media Player, IE9, PowerPoint and PowerDVD. The company's yet to reveal the 14P's price tag, but in the meantime you can decide which color best suits you by checking out the gallery below. (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #134

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Floppy Disk Coasters A nice addition to any geek's tabletop, these Floppy Disk coasters are made of laser engraved birch ply finished with matt coating. The coasters can be customized with your own message, name or any special dates. (at Holy Cool) Woopsy Purple Desk Lamp The Woopsy desk lamp is an awesome design that looks like you’ve accidentally spilled some paint! The purple “paint” is actually the plastic base of the lamp, so there is no need to worry about having to clean it up. The tilted “bucket” is an angular matching linen fabric shade. A perfect accent light for a desk or night stand. (at 7 Gadgets) Blank Wall Clock This Blank Wall Clock is essentially a dry erase board which allows you to take control of your schedule. Instead of posting numbers, you can simply write a single word, or a whole sentence to remind you to do what needs to be done. When there are numbers, you often feel that you can procrastinate doing something, but with this clock, it will tell you when it’s time to do something, no questions asked. (at Red Ferret) NetVue Hassle-free Mobile Internet Remote Access WiFi/3G/4G Hassle-free Installation, Ease of Use, 3-step Setup. Supports Wi-Fi, multiple operating systems and web browsers. Fully managed by iPhone and Android, what you love and care about most are at the palm of your hand — literally. NetVue Hassle-Free Internet Camera features the latest video compression technology. High definition video quality, low memory requirements, seamless video streaming. Share real-time video with friends in no time. Built-in Micro SD card slot, Never forget a single moment. Remotely download and playback recorded video easily from the web at no extra cost. (at 7 Gadgets) Logitech Cube Mouse Smoother screen movement is compared to traditional wheel movement and may vary depending on your system and website configuration; The Cube is always ready when you are-and the receiver is less likely to be lost; You get the reliability of a cord with wireless convenience and freedom. (at 7 Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #133

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Ostrich Nap Pillow It is neither a pillow nor a cushion, nor a bed, nor a garment, but a bit of each at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head and hands (mind, senses and body) for a few minutes, without needing to leave our desk. (at Swag so Fresh) Mini Guitar USB Frash Drive This fun USB drive has been custom made from pine, and it features guitar strings which are made from copper wire, and tuning knobs which can even adjust the tension. There are two version of this cool guitar USB drive, one with 8GB of storage which will set you back $75 and one with 16GB of storage which is available for $90, you can find out more details over at Cerriousdesign. (at Geeky Gadgets) Tomko Transceiver for iPhone Use this awesome transceiver as a speaker! You can play music, pause, skip forward, go back and adjust the volume all with the touch of a button! Well, and a volume dial on the side. You will be surprised at the amazing sound that comes out of this little device! Other than using it as an alternative for playing music, you can also use the Tomko Transceiver as an alternative for talking on your phone. Just hold the top button down when you receive a phone call and you can use the Tomko Transceiver to talk just like an old-school radio transceiver! (at 7 Gadgets) 2.4 Ghz Multi Touch Wireless Mouse Multi-Touch Technology. Intelligent Multi-Touch technology brings a creative driving gesture for mouse. Mult-Touch functions: Left click, Right click, Vertical scroll, Horizontal scroll Up to 3 months battery life. With Rapoo’s latest energy saving technology and power switch, you can use your mouse without power interruption for up to 3 months. Reliable 2.4Ghz wireless connection. Reliable 2.4GHz wireless connection with up to 10M working range. Plug and forget NANO receiver. So small and unobtrusive, you can plug it into a USB port and forget about it, and you can say goodbye to worry about lost receivers. (at 7 Gadgets) Alesis iO Mix Four Track iPad Mixer Unit Alesis has this week unveiled a new addition to its range of iPad mixers with the launch of the Alesis iO Mix. The new iPad mixer accessory has been developed to provide you with a neat package to mix and record four channels of audio into GarageBand or any compatible iOS music application. Once inserted into the Alesis iO Mix device your iPad becomes a ready made studio enabling you to mix and even has output for live show feeds is required. Other features include a guitar-direct (DI) switch for recording direct from a guitar without the need for an amp. Together with stereo outputs and a Alesis Module Mount which is sold separately, that provides you with a secure way of attaching the Alesis iO Mix to a mic stand. (at Geeky Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #132

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Marshall Amp Fridge Mix your love of rock with your love of beer in an all new way with the Marshall Amp Fridge. Carrying Jim Marshall's signature logos and facing, and control knobs that go to eleven, you'd be hard pressed to notice it's a fridge, but if you do, inside you'll find 4.4 cubic feet of space, can-specific storage, and a high efficiency freezer. Speaker to play "Cold as Ice" every time you open the door not included. (at Uncrate) Paypal Here: Mobile Credit Card Reader Being the online leader in electronic payments, PayPal has just launched a new mobile payment system called PayPal Here. The triangle-shaped device plugs into your smartphone’s earphone jack and lets anyone accept credit cards. Designed by Yves Behar of fuseproject, the triangle front slides down to prevent the device from spinning around while swiping the card. The tiny credit card reader is simple to use and features encryption to prevent theft. Charging 2.7% per transaction, PayPal Here is perfect for small business owners looking to increase business by accepting credit cards and having a smaller fee to pay. The card reader and the app that runs it are free. (at Design Milk) Plug Lamp By integrating the socket in the lamp it also takes away that annoying process of searching for a socket or having to unplug something in order to access an electrical point. Plug Lamp has a bulbous shape with a base in molded powder coated aluminium and the plug socket displayed centrally, making it a decorative detail. The light itself is concealed by an opal glass shade and is dimmable. (at Moco Loco) "Hard drive" 8GB Flash drive Now this is definitely a hoot – a USB flash drive that was specially manufactured to have it resemble – visually at least, a hard drive. Yes sir, who does not want something this cute in the first place? It will be a definite conversation starter, never mind the fact that it will never come close to offering the kind of storage capacities that hard drives deliver. Taiwanese firm InfoThink is behind the design of this rather ingenious computer peripheral, but we are not too pleased to see it come with just USB 2.0 connectivity. One would have thought that by now, we would have been able to see USB 3.0 connectivity being the norm, whether as ports on most home computers as well as peripherals in the industry. I guess I am wrong in this aspect – USB 2.0 still holds quite the sway across the general populace, and USB 2.0 it is with this 8GB USB flash drive. (at Coolest Gadgets) LG Mouse Scanner Portable, easy to use, OCR editing, scanning of multiple sizes, and real-time sharing. LG Mouse Scanner is the world's first mouse with an embedded scanner function that offers convience, mobility and simplicity to users. Now users can perform OCR editing of scanned files as well as sending them as e-mails, Social Networking Sites and mobile phones. From the offices of global companies to daily life, the LG Mouse Scanner will transform scanning into a much easier and more convenient task. (at )

The Perfect Office #131

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! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) P.S.: Office Interior Design Ideas - Help us build this new area! Do you have an awesome home office and would like to inspire other people around the world? Contact me via twitter. Edge Clock The Edge Clocks, like everything in the Liqui Edge range are made from a light but strong cardboard which has been cut to leave the intricate, interior structure exposed on the thick edges. The faces have been veneered in finest quality oak and walnut using offcuts that would otherwise have been thrown away. For the icing on the cake the hands come in six vibrant colours three for each veneer type. (at Design Spotter) Tecnolumen Tecnolumen by Raum & Projekt. The lamp has an adjustable metal tube in black and nickel. (at Like Cool) Funky Colored USB Cables Replace the dull white USB Apple cables with these funky colored cable. Available in a mixture of colors that will add some fun to your solid colored devices. (at Holy Cool) Incase Terra Campus Pack Padded adjustable shoulder straps; Padded mesh back panel for enhanced breathability and comfort; Padded notebook compartment fits up to 15? MacBook Pro. Internal iPad slip pocket, Multiple internal organizer pockets. (at 7 Gadgets) Rounded Sound Speakers The speakers cases are created from fully recyclable composite material of Carbonised Bamboo and is finished in plush 100% New Zealand Wool who’s properties provide excellent dampening for the enclosure. The Rounded Sound speakers have been design to provide exceptional sound quality and are equipped with full range drivers with nuanced detail and 3D sound stage. (at Geeky Gadgets)