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The Perfect Office #77

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Urban Garden Suspended from walls or ceilings, the plant bag with its long belts with hook – ans loop fastener accentuate your interior. (at 7 Gadgets) Office Chair Office chair is a fully flat. You can nap comfortably at your home office! (at 7 Gadgets) Klipsch Image ONE Earphones Professional grade memory foam ear-cups provide premium comfort and noise isolation; Full music and/or voice control on select Apple products and Echo-cancelling 360 degree mic; Custom 40mm drive units deliver wide frequency range with dynamic detail and strikingly realistic sound. (at 7 Gadgets) Iphone 4 VHS skin This VHS skin has been designed to fit iPhone 4. (at 7 Gadgets) Little Big Disk Thunderbolt External HDD LaCie has announced the first external Thunderbolt compatible hard drive, the LaCie Little Big Disk. The LaCie Little Big Disk offers data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps, and it is compatible with the new range of Apple MacBook Pro’s. (at Geeky Gadgets) Macbook Pro (early 2011) Apple's pulling the curtain off its new MacBook Pro family, and compared to the last refresh cycle, there are a serious amount of updates. Just as we had heard, all three will be getting new Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors, AMD Radeon HD 6000M graphics, FaceTime HD cameras, and some super fast Thunderbolt I/O transfer speeds. There are two new 13-inchers, two 15.4-inch versions, and one lone 17-inch model. (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #76

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Bamboo coat-stand This coat-stand, with its plant like appearance has smart engineered plastic moulded hanging elements. The elements can be placed freely in hight and direction on the oak stick. The hanging elements are kept in place by the friction between the element, the oak stick and a loose silicon ring. Bamboo is available with one or three sticks. (at Design Spotter) AMP FLIP USB Flash Drive The FLIP is an easy to carry 4 or 8GB USB flash drive. Right at the top is a hinge for it to pivot open, so when it’s closed it’s well protected. The FLIP is said to be compatible with USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 and work both on Mac and PC — pretty much anything with a female end. (at Crunch Gear) Powertrekk Fuel Cell We’ve been hearing about using fuel cells as batteries since fuel cells existed. So far, nothing too interesting has come out. But if you’re interested in getting in on the tech early, check out the Powertrekk. The Powertrekk is a fuel cell and rechargeable battery in one. Similar to those portable battery chargers, the Powertrekk can charge your devices over USB from energy stored either in the fuel cell or the battery. The battery also acts a buffer between the fuel cell and your device. Check out the video for more information. (at Crunch Gear) Cooler Master Spawn Gaming Mouse The new Cooler Master Spawn gaming mouse is equipped with a high-performance 3500 DPI sensor, highly accurate scroll wheel, and includes professional grade micro switches which can take up to 5 million clicks. The Spawn gaming mouse also features anti-drift control sensor, that provides lossless performance under mouse lift and drop, with a built in angle snapping option together with DPI switching between 800, 1800, and 3500. (at Geeky Gadgets) Acer GN245HQ With HDMI 3D Support From NVIDIA The new Acer display combines Full HD 3D imagery via HDMI 3D or DVI-DL (dual link) connectivity with NVIDIA 3D vision and comes complete with a pair of NVIDIA 3D glasses, featuring advanced active shutter 3D technology. The Acer GN245HQ has a 100 million:1 contrast ratio, Full HD resolution 1920 x 1080 perfect for 1080p Full HD applications and a 16:9 aspect ratio, together with a 120Hz refresh rate, essential for creating the 3D effect and a 2ms response time. (at Geeky Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #75

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Audiophile Headphones HD 598 audiophile headphones inspired by European sport sedans; Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement technology; Plush Premium metal mesh and sophisticated burl wood accents luxurious velour ear pads for long listening sessions (at 7 Gadgets) Etch a Sketch iPhone Case This iPhone 4 case is as functional as it is whimsical. It's a protective iPhone case made of impact resistant ABS plastic and molded to look exactly like a tiny Etch-a-Sketch. Know why? It's made in the same factory that makes the original Etch-a-Sketch toy. You can even run the Etch-a-Sketch app while using your iPhone 4 in its Etch-a-Sketch case, which is so much awesome that our heads might explode. (at Think Geek) Multi Lines Extension Cord Multi Lines is a new way to use extension cords. Instead of plugging and jamming all your plugs into an extension cord's block, Multi Lines distributes the electricity through the wire itself and the plugs extend to where you need them. You can connect many cords to each other to extend the length. Multi Lines is available in many colors, allowing you to integrate them into your room's decor. (at Holy Cool) Enermax Aeolus Premium Notebook Cooler nermax offers you their latest notebook cooler, the Aeolus Premium. Measuring 350mm x 335mm x 45mm and weighing 1.3kg, the cooler supports for up to 17-inch notebook and comes with a brushed aluminum construction, a large 250mm fan that boasts 15 blue LED lights, rubber feet for a good grip and two USB 2.0 ports. (at Techfresh) NoteSlate Need something to digitally record your hand-drawn notes but have no use — or no money — for the iPad's do-everything awesomeness? Meet the NoteSlate. This simple device sports a one-color eInk display in either white, black, green, blue, or red, a smooth, simple design, a battery good for 180 hours of work, and a simple list of inputs including a special pen with eraser, a mini-USB port, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for listening to MP3s — okay, so they snuck that last unnecessary feature in, but what doesn't play MP3s these days? (at Uncrate)

The Perfect Office #74

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) eBoy New York Pixorama Cushion A cushion featuring eBoy's famous pixel art. Pictured above is New York Pixorama. Also available in a Los Angeles Pixorama and Baltimore Docks. (at Holy Cool) Klock-01 "Mr. Kartono's newest design, this hand-crafted clock is made in his Indonesian farming village, following the best sustainable practices in materials and production. Part retro, part contemporary, a timeless time piece." (at Holy Cool) Inflow Table The special structure of the table enables to put all your objects inside. The shape comes from the material itself, like a loose rubber band. The Inflow table is made of approximately 1000 meters of an elastic string wrapped around a metal structure. (at 7 Gadgets) NES Hard Drives Vintage NES games that have been recreated into hard drive enclosures. What you get is a 1 TB hard drive enclosed in any of your favorite classic NES game, it even comes with the game sleeve to protect your hard drive! (at Holy Cool) R2-D2 Headphones If you're shopping for a Star Wars fan and have already been through The Best Gifts for Star Wars Fans but need more suggestions, these R2-D2 Headphones from Coloud would look nice on anyone's head while they're relaxing by the pool in an R2-D2 Bathing Suit. The headphones are part of Coloud's Star Wars product line, which features other headphones with Imperial Stormtroopers, Darth Vader, or an X-Wing fighter on the earcups. The headphones have a foldable hinge for portability, and have a microphone and volume remote in-line with the audio cable so you can use them with your mobile phone as well as your music player or laptop. (at Gearlog)

The Perfect Office #73

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Face Mug Put a smile on that mug with a hungry mouth cubby that bites off more than you can chew. (at 7 Gadgets) Typography Furniture Furniture that integrates Typography into our Daily lives. Simple yet effective. (at Design Spotter) Eton Mobius f you can still see the sun where you live, you could be charging your iPhone with its power thanks to the Eton Mobius. This battery pack/case/solar charger is custom cut to fit your iPhone 4, and features a battery large enough to double your iPhone's runtime, a rear-mounted monocrystal solar panel, open access to all ports and controls, and a jeans-friendly form factor that won't necessitate bringing a bag along with you. (at Uncrate) Linksys E4200 dual-band router Cisco's new dual-band 802.11n rig enters a high-end market segment currently occupied by the TRENDnet TEW-692GR. Both routers utilize a 3x3 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) configuration for a max throughput of 450Mbps on the 5GHz band, and while the E4200 only reaches speeds of 300Mbps at 2.4 GHz (as compared to the TEW-692GRs 450Mbps) it should still be quite the video streaming powerhouse. As we've seen in previous Cisco offerings, the company's latest has USB connectivity and UPnP media server capabilities to add network storage and share all of your movies and music. Additionally, the E4200 packs technology similar to that seen in other routers, which allows users to prioritize bandwidth for movies, voice, or music. To keep everyone connected, it has 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, six antennas, and several internal and external signal amplifiers to provide coverage for even the most palatial of estates. (at Engadget) BenQ LED Monitors BenQ's monitors may have all come from the same glossy black plastic mold as of late, but the company's stepped things up a bit for its new 24-inch EW2430 and EW2430V "Vertical Alignment" LED monitors, which pack some high-end specs and some more refined looks to match. Chief among those specs is the VA LED panel used in each monitor, which promises a native 3,000:1 contrast ratio, minimal light leaking, an improved viewing angle, and a true 8-bit color range, among other benefits. You'll also get a full range of ports (including two HDMI and four USB on each), a pair of 2W speakers, and some added features like "Smart Focus," "Super Resolution," and "3D Noise Reduction" on the EW2430V model. Still no word on pricing, but you can look for both monitors to hit Europe and the Asia Pacific region this month, with a worldwide release set to follow sometime thereafter. (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #72

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) MUCHroom Wall Hook Simple in design, and easily mountable. The MUCHroom wall hook looks great even when it's not holding your things. Inspired by mushrooms growing from a forest floor. Each box comes with 3 hooks that are pre-screwed as well as 3 self-drilling wall anchors. (at Workerman) Blok pendant light Made from a solid piece of olive wood, this light is stunningly simple in form and function. Featuring a vintage style Edison carbon filament bulb that gives off a warm orange-ish glow and allows you to see its beautiful glowing filament. This light will plug into any standard wall outlet, and comes with a 13ft black or white cord attached for easy hanging anywhere in your home. (at Workerman) Motz Tiny Wooden Speaker This speaker supports Micro SD and SD memory cards as well as USB flash drives, so in addition to being a portable speaker that connects to your phone or MP3 player, it can also play music directly from memory cards. The handcrafted speaker features a rechargeable lithium battery that works up to 5 hours, and up to 10 hours if used with earphones. (at Holy Cool) Polaroid iPhone Decal Now you can dress your iPhone in its true identity with the Polaroid iPhone Decal. It transforms your iPhone's plain old back into the Rainbow OneStep Polaroid Land camera (voted the sweetest looking camera for 20 consecutive years). (at Photojojo!) ZAGGmate iPad companion ZAGGmate is made from aircraft aluminum with a bead-blasted, anodized finish matching the design, look and feel of your iPad. The ZAGGmate is the thinnest hard cover protector for the front of the iPad. Its simple yet innovative hinge provides viewing and typing angles in both portrait and landscape mode. The option of a built-in physical Bluetooth keyboard allows for fast, responsive typing. (at ZAGG) Grass USB Optics Sensor Mouse Simple and refined design optical mouse. (at 7 Gadgets) Samsung USB 3.0 External HDD Samsung’s new portable external drives offer up to 1 terabyte (TB) capacity in a compact, easy-to-transport format with curved sides for a comfortable grip and sleek, Scandinavia-inspired styling. Their wave-like matte finish hides scratches and fingerprints. The new portable drive will be available in four colors; Brown black, Noble beige, Clay orange and Mist gray. (at 7 Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #71

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abd CiCi Table Lamp This modern acrylic table lamp is a great statement piece for your desk. The LEDs are bright, energy efficient, and last over 10,000 hours. A soft blue light shines through the clear acrylic soaring base creating a great ambiance when used in darker settings. Chrome circular accent on top of light area. (at 7 Gadgets) Bokeh Iphone 4 Skin Nice bokeh effect popping your face. (at Apple Sticker) Victorinox Flash Swiss Army Knife Victorinox Flash—combines all the functionality of a Swiss Army Knife with a USB flash drive offering up to 128GB of memory. As are all Victorinox Memory devices, product is perfect for transporting pictures, music and other files. (at 7 Gadgets) GOgroove BassPULSE Hi-Fidelity 2.1 The GOgroove BassPULSE is equipped with Neodymium DUAL FULL-RANGE satellite speakers with 4 -watts of power each. The SIDE-FIRING 9-watt subwoofer comes with it’s own equalizer which is mounted on the front face. With 17-watt RMS power and 34-watt Peak power, the GOgroove BassPULSE will give you plenty of BASS for your buck. (at 7 Gadgets) Touch Mouse Wait a sec. You haven’t seen this one before. I know it looks like just a different flavor of the Microsoft Arc Touch, but it’s actually the Microsoft Touch Mouse. Where the Arc Touch is just a a fancy travel mouse with just a touch sensor, the Touch Mouse is actually a mouse where the entire top surface is a touch pad. Yep, that means gestures and all the fun trackpads offer. (at Crunch Gear) Samsung Series 9 Laptop Despite its sophisticated styling, this laptop is more durable than dainty. The Samsung Series 9 Laptop is made of Duralumin, a material usually used in aircrafts, offering construction quality that's twice as durable as aluminum, but still keeping the weight under 3 lbs. The Samsung laptop sports a 13.3-inch (1366x768) HD LED-backlit SuperBright Plus display, a second generation Intel CoreTM i5 processor, a 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD), and lithium polymer batteries for up to 7 hours of battery life. (at Uncrate)

The Perfect Office #70

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Branch wall hooks Branch is the wall hook from the new Nature series. Branch has five pegs and can be used both individually and in combination, in which case the units form a branch when fitted side by side. A light-hearted, decorative object for any wall. (at Design Milk) iBallz iBallz Originals are a "one size fits all" shock absorbing harness that protects and enhances the appearance of tablet-style computing and "e-reader" devices such as Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader and others. (at iBallz) Macbook Adam & Eve Humor Decal Sticker The Macbook Adam & Eve Humor Sticker is the original sticker designed by Skinstronic Design to be a quirky, decorative and eco-friendly way. Loved by creatives and easy way to decorate your Macbook. (at Skinstronic) Work Unit An AWESOME custom work unit. This is truly amazing. (at David Tsai) Customized Functional DJ Workstation Hoerboard is designed to make all your turntables and mixers fit perfectly into a great looking workstation. Your own equipment is being placed in the customized high quality hoerboard. All electricity lines are invisibly integrated in the corpus. All connections are placed just above the floor and can be comfortably connected to local audio systems. (at Hoer Board) R2-D2 Headphones These headphones have a foldable hinge for portability, and have a microphone and volume remote in-line with the audio cable so you can use them with your mobile phone as well as your music player or laptop. (at Gearlog)

The Perfect Office #69

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Hidden Animal Teacups Hidden Animal Teacup designed by Japan's Ange-line tetrault. (at Like Cool) Ultimate Geek Paint Twist the metal tip one way and you get a ballpoint pen, twist it the other way and you get a stylus tip for use with PDAs and games. Press the top button to turn on the laser pointer, press the bottom button to cycle through the flashlight and UV light. (at 7 Gadgets) Fascinations Time Squared LED Clock Medium-intensity blue or red LEDs provide the perfect level of brightness for day or night-time use. Easy to use – includes multi-function alarm. (at 7 Gadgets) Marshall Major Headphones An attractive and compact pair of headphones, not revolutionary by any means, but powerful and portable, and hey, they say “Marshall” on them. (at Crunch Gear) Solar Vox Detroit-based industrial designer Eric Strebel, along with his partner Jim Nogarian, have launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking funding for the Solar Vox, a solar powered USB charger. Inspired by the Minty Boost DIY charger, Strebel added a solar panel to recharge a pair of AA batteries or connect directly to your portable device. The housing allows you to angle the solar panel easily to optimize charging, and features a built-in storage compartment to hold your phone while charging. (at Core77) All Natural Full Bamboo Keyboard and Mouse Combo This handcrafted All Natural Full Bamboo Keyboard and Mouse Combo not only looks unique and trendy, it also helps you improve productivity. (at 7 Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #68

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Refrigerator Upgrade Magnet This magnet looks just like one of those fancy ice and water dispensers found on the door of most high-end refrigerators. (at 7 Gadgets) Domino Clock The Domino Clock by Carbon Design Group takes a simple, iconic object and transforms it into a new way to tell time. The concept is simple. Three larger-than-life dominoes are equipped with articulating “dots” that flip back-and-forth between black and white to keep time. They hang on the wall or stand free, communicating wirelessly as they quietly mark the passing hours and minutes. By subtly abstracting the idea of time, Carbon’s Domino Clock creates a more relaxing experience. (at Design Spotter) Starlight Lamp A table lamp inspired by the stars in the night sky with a flexible, polygonal LED-studded light source and shade. The lamp has a simple metal base topped with an adjustable structure that incorporates 126 LEDs. (at Moco Loco) Tron Legacy Disc Skin Doesn't need a description. Simply amazing. (at Skinit) Monster TRON iPod Identity Disc iPod Dock If you don't want to keep Daft Punk confined to your headphones, check out the Monster TRON iPod Identity Disc iPod dock. Inspired by the TRON data disk, the iPod/iPhone audio dock provides stunning lighting effects and high quality audio. It has a total of five drivers and one 3.5-inch long-throw woofer. It has high intensity dual pipe lightning rings with microprocessor controlled lighting effects. (at Gearlog) Super Talent's 600GB USB 3.0 Storage Looking for a little zip in your next portable hard drive? Look no further than Super Talent's latest, the svelte USB 3.0 Storage Pod. As you've likely pieced together by now, that ultraslim black box above contains a 500GB hard drive and the appropriate circuity to transfer files using SuperSpeed USB, or right around ten times faster than USB 2.0. It's completely bus-powered, too, so don't bother packing an AC adapter. The company claims that it'll pass along files at up to 90MB/sec (vid at Engadget), and if you're already sold, you can fetch one yourself next month. (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #67

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) The Kone The Kone is a beautiful object, simple and stark. More to the point of the design, the coffee it makes is rich and full. The filter is cleaner than a mesh basket, and the photochemically machined holes let oils that would be absorbed by a standard paper filter flow through. (at Like Cool) Hanging AirPlant Pod Because they are high fired, you can hang them outdoors as well but make sure to bring your air plants inside during cooler temperatures. To secure the air plants I tuck a couple leaves inside if the bulb isn’t big enough to hang within the pod itself. (at 7 Gadgets) It Holds Keys and Hangs Coats I’m usually pretty good about keeping my keys and travel chotchkies in one place. I’m ambivalent about tossing them in a bowl or hanging them by the door. Ugh, that’s the worse because it’s just a constant reminder of Los Angeles traffic every time I walk by. I digress. (at Crib Candy) Magic Carp-pet John Leung has once again collaborated with ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects on the Magic Carp-pet, a carpet design that animates when viewed through a specially designed glass coffee table. (at Design Milk) Midland SubZero Headphones Available in black, white, camo and luxe black leather, these winter essentials are set to become your default cans for ski holidays, trips to Iceland (the shop and the country) and, if weather reports are to be believed, most of the year in miserable Blighty. Quite frankly, unless you live in the tropics we can see no good reason why you wouldn’t want a pair. (at 7 Gadgets) Shogun Bros. Chameleon X-1 mouse No, your eyes aren't deceiving you -- not one little bit. You're looking at a PC gamepad built into the bottom of a mouse, and not a drab one at that. It's called the Shogun Bros. Chameleon X-1, and if you just fell in love, we're afraid there's no suggested price, shipping date or a way to buy it yet. What we do know are the promised specs, which include a 5-stage adjustable 1600dpi optical sensor with 125Hz polling rate -- which admittedly sounds last gen -- that connects to your Windows PC over a USB dongle sporting 2.4GHz wireless. There's 14 buttons on the bottom, 7 on the top, and the company's support page suggests the device has force feedback as well. We're not terribly bullish on the "sophisticed Norway Nordic Chip System" the controller apparently has, but considering there are three very legitimate looking pictures of the device in our gallery below, we're not going to write it off quite yet. (at Engadget) Lenovo's IdeaPad Y460p and Y560p laptop The Idea Pad Y460p and Y560p are 14- and 15.6-inches with 16:9 widescreen displays, and come with a range of processors up to the Intel Core i7, an up to 750 GB hard drive, and up to 8GB of DDR3 memory. The laptops also feature JBL speakers and Dolby Home Theater. (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #66

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Uranium Soap Radio activate your day in the most environmentally friendly, organic way! When you use the Uranium Glow In The Dark Periodic Table Soap you will be in your element every day. (at 7 Gadgets) Sticky Tape Dispenser The Sticky Tape Dispenser hides your sticky tape in what appears to be a tape measure case. It looks metal but is made of durable ABS plastic and has an authentic sliding access clip/belt hook. It's the toughest, most usable tape dispenser around and even comes with a roll of tape inside, ready for your wrapping needs. Most importantly, it tricks the Fae into not noticing it. In cases of extremely observant Fae, you may want to clip the Sticky Tape Dispenser to your belt permanently. Besides, you never know when you'll need tape. Best be prepared. (at ThinkGeek) The Union Street DSLR Camera Bag A stylish alternative to the dull regular camera bag, The Union Street bag for men by Ona Bags is a hand-made canvas bag infused with wax to enhance it's durability. The bag is designed to hold all your items; in addition to the camera it holds a 15" laptop, up to 3 lenses or small accessories and personal items. The interior is lined with protective padding and 5 customizable dividers. (at Holy Cool) Tron USB Drives Awesome Tron USB Drives in old and new styles. Choose yours. (at Papel Pop) Multi-Card SD And MicroSD Readers From Elecom These little gadgets are… very practical. I’m surprised this kind of thing isn’t more common. Basically you’ve just got one doodad with room for multiple cards of the same type. So if you need to duplicate or transfer files from one to the other, no middle step, you just plug ‘em both in to the USB thing and boom, you’re copying. This would be handy for photographers and people who do a lot of hacking with their phones. I constantly have to trade data between MicroSD cards, and while I don’t often have to copy from one SD to another, I’d definitely welcome the ability to do so. Both these little adapters are from Elecom; you can get the multi-SD reader here and the MicroSD thing… well, I don’t know. I can’t find it for some reason. Oh well, if you’re pumped about it, you’ll find it somehow. (at Crunch Gear) The iPhone Video Projector This is the device that projects videos from an iPhone. The LED-illuminated projection system provides 557 x 234 resolution with its 4:3 native aspect ratio, projecting videos on a screen or wall up to 110? diagonally from as close as 20? up to 18? away. Playing audio through an integrated sound system, its two 3-watt titanium drivers integrate with the on-board dual 7-watt amplifiers to produce crisp, robust sound. It can also display videos at 16:9 aspect ratio–the same used by high definition televisions. (at 7 Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #65

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Duddha Rugh Looking for something that will really tie the room together? Throw down a Duddha Rug. This 3 x 5, Lebowski-inspired home furnishing features an image of The Dude as Buddha in the center, surrounded by circular pattern of symbols from the movie — including bowling pins, pot leaves, viking helmets, toilets, scissors, and guns — all framed by the letters "DUDE" in the four corners. (at Uncrate) Cobra Courier iPad Bag Cobra courier features a unique blend of fresh, luxurious design and ruggedly durable materials that combine to create an exciting new iPad messenger bag that offers both refined style and essential protection. (at Holy Cool) Plug Hub Keep your cords clean and concealed with Plug Hub, an under-desk cord management station that hides your power strip and cords in one discreet unit. (at 7 Gadgets) LaCie Hub4 USB 3.0 Even in their prime, USB hubs were never the sexiest part of a tech geek's shopping trip - people would typically grab the most functional (or crazy) looking option and move on to picking out their next set of "future-proof" RAM sticks. We're not convinced LaCie's really going to change all that with its Hub4, but it sure is trying hard by giving it a curvaceous exterior and those oh-so-desirable blue USB jacks. Yes, the USB 3.0 color coding is large and in charge here, highlighting a full quartet of ports for all that SuperSpeed gear you've been stashing. Of course, you'll still need at least one 3.0 connector on your computer to make the most of this USB peripheral, but if that's already accounted for, you'll just need $59.99 and the source link to get yourself connected to the future. (at Engadget) ESL Bulbs LED bulbs may be coming down in price, but they're still relatively expensive. So many people are looking for alternatives. Enter the ESL, or, Electron Stimulated Luminescence. The new bulbs, created by Vu1 Corporation, are 70 percent more efficient than traditional incandescents and last up to five times as long. They're also completely dimmable and mercury free. The ESL technology uses "accelerated electrons to stimulate phosphor to create light, making the surface of the bulb 'glow.'" The price range will also be comparable to that of CFL bulbs, at around $20 per bulb. Unfortunately we don't currently know when the ESLs will be hitting the market. (at Gearlog) Delorean Time Machine Hard Drive If you're looking for a drive to use as a Time Machine backup for your Mac, what better enclosure could you find than an actual time machine? The Delorean Time Machine Hard Drive is a 1:18 scale replica of the iconic Delorean from Back to the Future, with details like working doors and hood, a Mr. Fusion reactor, and 1950's wheels + rims, plus a 500 GB Seagate hard drive buried inside. Let's just hope this time machine doesn't fall into the wrong hands, lest your private photo collection become the property of the Internets. (at Uncrate) HP Pavilion dv7 Select Edition Core i5 And i7 Laptop The HP Pavilion dv7 Select Edition Laptop features up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 17.3 inch HD display, an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1GB graphics card, and a 640GB hard drive as standard with the option to upgrade to a 1TB hard Drive. (at Geeky Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #64

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) SMNS Clip A dual-purpose door handle that not only opens doors but transmits messages as well. Messages can be attached to the handle by using it as a clip. (at Moco Loco) Marmeled Jelly Lamp Marmeled is a design lamp that diffuses a soft, colored light thanks to a high-luminosity LED immersed in a clear and shiny gel. Perfect for moments of subtle illumination! It is a great solution for lighting up your indoor and outdoor parties and it fits with many different furnishing styles thanks to its young and original design. (at Jelly Lamp) Star Wars Rebel Pilot Headphones Styled in orange with easy to see Rebel insignias, these headphones don't just make an aural statement, they make a visual one as well. They say, "I'm not putting up with Sith oppression anymore!" But seriously, the Star Wars Rebel Pilot Headphones look awesome and sound fantastic. Plus they fold up for easy storage. That's all you really need to know. Buy some now, or Boba Fett will toss a kitty into the Great Pit of Carkoon. (at Think Geek) USB Battleship The USB Battleship is a new 5-port USB hub by design duo giffin'termeer. Not just a pretty hub, the device was designed to visually anchor the cable chaos surrounding most of our workspaces, with a toy-like, miniature ship. (at Core77) XGA M2 Projector AAXA is known in some circles for making bright little pico projectors, and its newest, the M2, is no exception. This latest model packs 110 lumens of brightness, XGA (1024 x 768) resolution -- seemingly a first for the world of tiny projectors. It also has 1GB of built-in storage plus an SD card slot if you need to get serious. The micro projector also boasts VGA, HDMI, and USB ports. Other than that, the M2 has a built-in media player with support for MP4, MP3, AVI, JPG, and other file formats, and optional cables for iPod, PSP and smartphone hookups. (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #63

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Photosynthesis Lamp Meirav Barzilay is a designer from Tel Aviv who has a new product called Photosynthesis Lamp. It’s a lamp made of a metal grid with a vine at its base. Bringing both light and nature into your home, you choose the type of vine and let the plant become the lampshade, creating a unique light pattern and brightness for you. (at Design Milk) SFQ-01 Bluetooth Audio System A Bluetooth audio system for your cellphone, tablet or other mobile device. The Soundfreaq SFQ-01 includes an FM tuner and auxiliary input and features Kevlar-reinforced balanced drivers (2.75-inch), an acoustically tuned dual-port chamber and a spatial enhancement processor. (at MocoLoco) LaCie Stark Mobile 500GB USB 3.0 HD External hard drives do not have to be stale and fake. They can look just as good as they perform and the latest from LaCie fits the profile nicely. The LaCie Starck Mobile USB 3.0 seems at first like every other external on the market, but then slowly you start to appricate the less is more design. Inside the 2mm aluminum casing is a 500GB hard drive and USB 3.0 connectivity. (at CrunchGear) Sennheisser's Adidas Headphones First audio company Sennheiser partnered with Adidas for a line of sweat-proof sports headphones; now its expanding the partnership with a great-looking pair of DJ headphones. Built on the Sennheiser HD 25-1-II, the Adidas version features its own unique styling. This headphone was launched in Europe earlier this year, but is only now coming to the United States. Look for it in Adidas Originals stores and exclusive consumer electronics stores under the name Adidas Originals HD-25-1-II headphones by Sennheiser. (at Gearlog) Axsotic 3D mouse The quixotic quest for the perfect 3D mouse has a long and storied history, but the German-built "Axsotic" 3D-Spheric-Mouse looks like a pretty good attempt. Axsotic tracks a 40mm ball, which can be twisted, pushed, pulled, lifted, and so forth inside its patent pending, sensor-laden cage. Optical tracking watches for rotation in three axis, while magnets track zoom and pan in three axis of their own. The design gives complete camera control in a 3D app to one hand, while your other hand is free to operate a mouse or other pointing device to actually interact with the 3D object in question. Axsotic actually works driver-free on Mac and Windows, and a plugin is available for popular 3D softwares. No word yet on price or availability. (at Engadget) Lenovo's IdeaPad The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 is said to be thinner and lighter than the average 15-inch entertainment laptop. It features chiclet keyboard, Dolby Advanced audio, new 2010 Intel Core CPU, optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics and more. Standard is Windows 7, Bluetooth, WiFi and webcam. (at OhGizmo!)

The Perfect Office #62

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Lost in Sofa The the Lost In Sofa chair by design studio Daisuke Motogi Architecture. Items (remote controls, books, iPad, or whatever) can be safely into these little spots between the upholstered cubes that form the seat. (at Like Cool) Circle Hook Light Striking the fine balance between sculpture and practical lighting, ITP alum and studio CW&T designer Taylor Levy continues to play with form and function with her new Circle Hook Light. Like her successful 8 Light ASCII Display Terminal, Circle Light Hook reinvents a simple concept through methodical construction. (at Cool Hunting) KRK Headphones KRK, makers of high-quality studio monitors, have just announced for the first time, they will offer headphones of similar quality. Made for those who make music or just listen to music, the KNS series is for people that are serious about sound. There will be two models offered; the KNS-6400 and the KNS-8400. The headphones have a frequency range of 10Hz-22kHz on the KNS-6400 and a range of 5Hz-23kHz on the KNS-8400, which is pretty good for headphones of this price, $99 and $149 respectively. Press release and a video of producers praising the new headphones below. (at Crunch Gear) Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard Tired of replacing or recharging the batteries in your wireless keyboard? Ditch the AAs and harness the power of the sun with the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard ($80). In addition to integrated solar panels and the ability to run for up to three months in total darkness, the Solar Keyboard features a 7.5mm-thick body, low-profile Incurve keys, an included Unifying receiver that works over 2.4 GHz with 128-bit AES encryption to connect with your computer, and a companion application to let you check battery levels without ever looking away from the screen. (at Uncrate) Dell Studio 15 Core i5 Laptop Dell Studio 15 Core i5 laptop comes with a 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 processor and is available for $699.99 which is $155 off the manufacturers retail price. Other specifications on the Dell Studio 15 include, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, HD audio, and Intel HD graphics, and it comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. (at Geeky Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #61

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 (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) City Coat Rack The new city coat rack by radius design is a daily homage to your favourite metropolis, whether it is right on your doorstep or far away. accurately laser-etched arrangements of landmarks and architecture - for sophisticated flair in your hallway! the following skylines are available: cologne, berlin, frankfurt, hamburg, dortmund, munich, stuttgart, new york, london and paris. the wall mounted coat rack has 19 fixed hooks. (at DesignSpotter) Design Glut Jar Tiles Awesome jar tiles to store stuff in. (at NOTCOT) Modern Cuckoo Clock A modern cuckoo clock designed by Ingolf Haas. (at Design Milk) Quirky Confort USB hub The Quirky Contort is basically a four port USB hub with a trick: it also acts as a cable organizer so after you plug in all your goodies you can keep them all wrapped up and neat. (at Crunch Gear) HP Envy 17 3D The base model for the Envy 17 3D includes an Intel Core i7 running at 2.8 GHz, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 5850, and 6GB of RAM. The screen is 17.3-inch, HP 3D Ultra BrightView Infinity LED, with a resolution of 1920x1080. Of course, the laptop also ships with 3D active shutter glasses. There is also a Blu-ray drive included in the price, so you can watch 3D Blu-ray movies, should you find any out there. For the price, the HP Envy 17 3D is actually not bad. It’s about $1000 cheaper than the comparable MacBook Pro, and includes 3D and Blu-ray, which is lacking from any Apple product. (at Gadgetell)