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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)

The Perfect Office #60

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! ;) RGB Lamp A lamp inspired by the additive color model designed by German and Swiss product designers Fabian Nehne and Martin Meier (at Crib Candy) Recycled Bottle Coat Rack Elegant and interesting, these different colored bottle necks affixed to glass will look stunning hanging on your walls. (at 7Gadgets) Hand Pen Holder Heavyweight hand shaped pen holder perfect for holding all your desk items. Created from a durable plastic and cement combo. (at Holy Cool) The Harman Kardon 3rd Generation SoundStick Speakers The new speakers sport a white LED light and black speaker feet to better match the latest iMac design. The 3rd generation also has a 3.5mm input, which allows for connecting audio players and other devices along with a computer. The controls are still built-into the mini-tower speaker and the integrated amp is still rated at 40W with 20W for the sub and 10W per satellite. (at Crunch Gear) Speedlink Cue f you've looked at the Apple Magic Mouse with wonder, wishing you could have a multi-touch capable mouse without having to give up a Windows PC in the process, now you can have the best of both worlds. The Speedlink Cue is a 2.4 GHz wireless model that looks a lot like the Magic Mouse and has a touch-sensitive top that responds to multi-touch gestures that you can configure in the mouse's included software. The underside of the Cue features a 1000dpi optical sensor, and the mouse is designed for use with the right or left hand. If glossy white isn't your style, Speedlink is also making the mouse available in red, black, and silver when it's released in November. (at Gearlog) MSI GE603 laptop Designed primary as a multimedia laptop with the ability to handle a modest amount of demanding games, this here rig will be available with a Core i5-460M, i5-450M or i5-430M processor, NVIDIA's GeForce GT 425M (1GB), HDMI and VGA outputs, a 320/500/640GB hard drive, a DVD burner, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and a foursome of USB 2.0 sockets. You'll also find 802.11b/g/n WiFi, an ExpressCard reader, 5-in-1 card reader, gigabit Ethernet and up to 8GB of DDR3 memory. (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #59

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! ;) Pendulum Clocks Modern pendulum clocks from Keith Moore. (at Design Milk) Wireless Presentation Mouse with Laser Pointer With a unique mini-joystick and plenty of shortcuts and advanced functions, you can finally take full control of your presentation from anywhere in the room! Also includes a built-in laser pointer! (at 7Gadgets) 24 Port USB Monster Hub This is amazing. One hub that powers 24 devices. Want one. (at 7Gadgets) Pioneer DJ and Producer Quality Speakers The DJ05 5-inch speakers and DJ08 8-inch speakers are both active reference speakers and are aimed at DJs and music producers looking for sound worthy of a music studio. Both models allow you to control speaker settings from a single external controller that's included with the package, and have a built-in linear equalizer that you can manage from that controller.The new speakers also allow you to easily switch among the four built-in audio terminals so you can quickly toggle between computers and your DJ equipment, or additional mixers and amps connected to them without the need for a sub-mixer. The speakers even feature a built-in LED display that will show you the active source and the EQ status. (at Gearlog) MSI GT663 laptop MSI's just added to its gaming laptop lineup with the GT663. This 15.6-inch bad boy boasts a quad core Intel Core i7 CPU, up to 12GB of DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics with 1.5GB of GDDR5 RAM, a choice 500GB, 640GB or 1TB RAIDs, optional DVD or Blu-ray drives, Dynaudio speakers, and Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed. The 15.6-inch panel comes in full HD or backlit flavors, plus the standard 802.11 b/g/n WLAN,Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR,1x Gigabit LAN, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, eSATA, Express Card reader and a five in one multicard reader. There's no specific pricing or availability information yet. (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #58

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! ;) HAL 9000 MacBook Decal Until about five minutes ago I was totally against the idea of putting any kind of decals on my laptop, or any gadget for that matter. Then I saw this HAL 9000 decal from Etsy seller ‘ExpendableDecals’ which probably looks pretty slick on a MacBook with the apple logo glowing, and completely changed my mind. Unfortunately though while it was once listed as being available for $15, the decal appears to be currently sold out. (at Oh Gizmo) FlowerLover A flower table. Flowerlover is made of a combination of massive wood and corian and evokes ancient times in a totally new manner and in contemporary materials. It is equipped with an irrigation system and it is a new series product of AMOSDESIGN. (at From Europe) Symmetry A sleek and minimalistic looking clock with symmetry hands. (at Design Spotter) Clip-it USB Bummer! These great new USB drives by Verbatim are only being released in Europe, but I can think of a few good reasons to keep them on hand at my office. With a color for anyone on your contact list, these paperclip jump drives would be perfect for handing over large files to clients in style. The Clip-it was designed by Arman Emami, and awarded a Red Dot 2010 design award. (at Design Milk) Ultrasone Edition 10 Headphones If you've been searching for ridiculously overpriced headphones to match that $19,000 turntable you bought a while back, search no more. The Ultrasone Edition 10 Headphones ($2,750) come with eye-popping looks and sound to match their price, featuring open-back ear cups with galvanic Ruthenium plating and a Zebrano wood inlay, Ethiopian sheepskin leather ear cup pads, Titanium-plated 40mm drivers, silver-plated OFC 99.99% pure copper wires with Kevlar casing, S-Logic Pus technology, and a bunch of other high-end nonsense no one will ever notice because your ears will look like zebra. (at Uncrate) Razer's Naga Still curious if there's a market for mice with a dozen or more buttons on the side? Wonder no more. Just over a year after Razer caused every MMO addict in existence to salivate uncontrollably with the Naga comes this: a new duo of special edition Naga creations. For all intents and purposes, the Naga Maelstrom and Naga Molten are identical to the original in terms of functionality, but there's a decent chance you'll want to lift your palm from the surface of these a lot more frequently. Both units are graced with special edition lids, and somehow still feature 17 "MMO-optimized" buttons while adding a touch of glow underneath. (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #57

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! ;) Spider Lounge Chair Designed by Giancarlo Vegni, the ultra-modern Spider Lounge Chair’s “invisible” acrylic frame effortlessly envelops its cushions, which are available in either white or gray leather or black satin. Well known throughout the design community, designer Giancarlo Vegni combines the subtle austerity of late 20th century furnishing with early 20th century curves and twists. (at Design Milk) Coat Rack - Pipework Series These distinctive designs offer an inventive alternative to conventional choices, created from materials that show a combination of purpose and humour. (at 7Gadgets) Moleskine iCovers With all the knock-offs we've seen over the past few months, it's about damn time Moleskine got into the case game. Moleskine iCovers ($TBA) wrap your precious iPad or iPhone in smooth, black goodness, while offering protection from tumbles, and even including a real notebook for those times when a virtual 'pad just won't cut it. (at Uncrate) Libratone Wireless Speaker System The beauty of Scandinavian design meets great technology in this wireless sound system. The Libratone speaker fills your room with 360° sound using its patent-pending FullRoom technology. It comes with a transmitter that allows you to stream sound from your Mac/PC, iPod, iPhone, TV or practically any device. In addition to all that you get an elegant piece of modern furniture. (at Holy Cool) Origin Super-Powered EON17 Gaming Laptop The Eon17 features a 17-inch 16:9 LED backlist display, an optional six-core Intel Core i7 980X processor, up to 24GB of memory, and up to three hard drives. The Eon17 also has HDMI inputs and outputs so you can show your movies and gaming on a larger screen, and can be configured with two NVidia GeForce 480M graphics cards in SLI mode. (at Gearlog)

The Perfect Office #56

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! ;) 8 Bit Wood 8BITWOOD "is a journey into the madness of homemade pixel art. I work in the videogame industry and I thought what better way to pay homage to my favorite games than to cut out thousands of little blocks of wood, stain them, glue them together, seal them and then hang the result on the wall? I work at a videogame developer that is kind enough to let me create murals of pixel art and put them up on the wall for display." (at Likecool) Miroir en Herbe The carefully thought out form of the object, which introduces an optical phenomenon of distortion, an addition to the mirror effect, turns it into a constantly evolving work, full of freshness, which dresses the wall like a living portrait. Every window box (L 110 x H 11 cm x D 9 cm) is independent and the price is for one window box. The user is therefore free to determine the number of boxes he or she wishes, in order to obtain a square of vegetation of the required dimension. (at 7Gadgets) Naked Radio This radio/art piece by Simon Hasan is a beautiful and efficient little doodad. Volume is controlled by turning the speaker, and frequency is selected by rotating the antenna. Not so great if you get the best 90.3 reception at the 106.1 orientation, but hey. It’s art. Quit being such a nag! It’s too bad there is only one of these, and it’s too bad I never listen to the radio. (at Crunch Gear) Seagate 1.5 Terabyte Portable Drive NNeed 1.5 terabytes at USB 3.0 speeds? Need to stick it all into your pocket? Seagate, Ponch to your John, has your back. The 1.5 TB GoFlex Drive is the biggest monster in all of monsterland and features Seagate’s unique GoFlex technology that allows you to swap out the chips and the rear port to add new capabilities. (at Crunch Gear) LaCie 24-inch 324i professional IPS display Need a few new pixels to display your shiny new digital images on? LaCie's got you covered, with its new 324i offering a premium feature set to accompany a premium price. Aimed specifically at creative pros with the pockets to appreciate a 10-bit P-IPS panel, exceedingly wide color gamuts (102 percent NTSC; 98 percent Adobe RGB), a slew of input connectors (DVI-D, HDMI, component and DisplayPort), 178-degree viewing angles and an anti-glare coating. The 24-inch panel boasts a 1920 x 1200 resolution, and the multifunction stand enables users to pivot the display for horizontal or vertical viewing. We gawked at it for a few minutes here at Photokina, and while the design is thoroughly corporate, the picture quality is indeed stunning. Other specs include a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a trio of USB 2.0 ports and an integrated cable manager; she's on sale today for a stiff $1,249.99, but man, we'd almost pay it for that anti-glare action. (at Engadget) Dell Duo: 10-inch netbook/tablet hybrid with a crazy swivel Dell has just unveiled a new netbook, called the Dell Duo, it is a 10-inch netbook with a crazy swivel, its screen rotates around to turn it into a tablet. You simply swivel it around within its frame to make the transformation. Cool design! This hybrid powered by a dual-core Atom processor, and runs Windows 7 Premium. (at Likecool)

The Perfect Office #55

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! ;) Wave Shelving by Vidame Creation These are a bookshelf and bedside table created by Vidame Creation. Made of powder-coated aluminum, the shelf or bedside table is made using a bending machine created by Vidame. Each bookshelf can be stacked vertically or horizontally to create a sense of movement in any room. (at Design Milk) Clock clock The 'clock' is an idea that came as a bit of fun when 'designing with waste'. The idea is to create simple products from materials that would otherwise be disregarded. The aesthetics of 'clock' are based purely on the typeface 'helvetica'. The idea is to utilize the letter 'o' as the clock face with the other letters being decorative. The letters and hands are CNC cut from waste birch faced plywood and white acrylic has been used to conceal the Quartz mechanism in the centre of the 'o'. (at From Europe) Keyboard Tray For all you hardcore Apple lovers looking to organize all your Mac peripherals, Combine Collective may be able to help you out. The company has unveiled three black walnut keyboard trays. The first can house your wireless keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and remote as one unit. The second will hold your keyboard and Trackpad; and the third will house just your keyboard. (at Gearlog) IDAPT Charging Station Thanks to a collection of interchangeable cordless tips, this universal desktop charger lets you juice up to four portable gadgets at once. Just slot in the appropriate tip, cartridge styley, plug the stylish Idapt into the mains and you’re good to go. (at Idapt) Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 What's this? A giant ergonomic mouse? Why no, it's just the latest Logitech trackball. The Wireless Trackball M570 promises "a different level of comfort and control." It features a laser tracking sensor, back and forward buttons, programmable buttons for shortcuts, adjustable speed, and a scroll wheel. Logitech seems especially excited about the small wireless receiver, a little USB nub that's barely visible when plugged into your PC. The receiver can also be stored in the mouse itself when not in use. The receiver connects via 2.4 GHz wireless. (at Gearlog) HP 2310e monitor After the 2310m comes the, erm, 2310e. HP has put its 1080p-resolving 23-inch monitor on a strict training regimen and returned with this new unit that checks in at under an inch in thickness. The 2310e brings as much gloss as a humanoid can handle, even going so far as to replace the usual buttons with touch-sensitive light-up controls. Speaking of light, the jumbo HP logo on the back blossoms in a lustrous white when you turn it on. If that doesn't curb your enthusiasm for this cake slicer, you'll want to know it has DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, 250 nits of brightness, a 5ms response time, and an admittedly meaningless 8,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #54

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! ;) Atari Wall Decals These vinyl decals were created to turn any wall into a gigantic representation of the classic Atari videogames Asteroids, Centipede or Pong. Just peel and stick and you can relive those ancient and halcyon days of whooping flying saucers, spinning potentiometers as controllers, and falling fleas that fart fungus. (at Think Geek) Canter Lever Vase Bookend These are the perfect accessory to place on your bookshelf and keep your books vertical whilst adding a little floral colour to your room! (at Holy Cool) USB Heating Blanket Then USB Heating Blanket must suit your need. It has a warming pad inside. Once you plug it in the USB port, it will be warming your body. (at 7Gadgets.com) Pioneer HDJ-500 DJ Headphones Pioneer has launched a new pair of entry level DJ headphones, the Pioneer HDJ-500, which are designed with comfort in mind, they feature leather wrapped urethane pads which are designed to be more comfortable and also hard wearing. The main body of the HDJ-500 headphones is made from magnesium alloy, which is lightweight and also strong, and they feature a rotating arm design that allows the user to twist the right earpiece backwards and forwards up to 60 degrees. (at Geeky Gadgets) Minimus and Rikiki LaCie USB 3.0 HD Carry all your data with you. LaCie has just introduced Minimus and the Rikiki, both small USB 3.0 drives. The Rikiki transfers data at 5GB per second, proving that you don't have to sacrifice performance for mobility. The Minimus is larger, but offers more storage. The Rikiki is available in 500GB and 1TB capacities starting at $99.99. The Minimus is available in 1TB/2TB capacities starting at $129.99. Both are available now. (at Gearlog) MSI CR420 Notebook Thanks to Intel’s Wireless Display technology, or WiDi, this 14-inch notebook can stream your favorite online content to an HDTV near you. We have to admit this particular feature ranks high in our neat-o-meter. Where it usually takes an Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor for support plus a standalone adapter box connected to your TV with an HDMI cable, the CR420 offers all this and more. Other specs worth mentioning include a chiclet keyboard (mmmm, chiclet) beneath a 14-inch 16:9 LED display framed by a posh exterior. When it comes to hardware, you can start with a Core i5 processor that supports up to 4GB of DDR3 memory. Additional specs include HDMI and VGA input, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, a couple of USB 2.0 ports and an extra eSATA/USB port. That’s not all. There’s still a 1.3MP webcam, Bluetooth and your choice of hard drive. Be it humble 250, larger 320 or massive 500GB. The 6-cell Li-ion battery is also impressive. In case you’re all about energy efficiency, the CR420 offers five power management levels to preserve battery life. (at Geeky Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #53

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! ;) Decorative Lighting Fixtures If you’re looking for some original illumination, these freeform decorative lighting fixtures from Ango are a work of art! Each freeform light is a one-of-a-kind, hand-made of soldered wire to form a complex labyrinth of lines, nickel coated and interwoven with metalized thread. Intricately organic by design, these lamps blur the boundary between nature and technology. (at Trendir) Uncapped A pen cap blown up out of proportion, 8" tall to be exact. Instead of holding one pen, this pen cap will hold all your writing tools while adding a sense of humor to your desk. (at Holy Cool) Monsieur Dressup Coat Hanger Very clever and minimal wall coat hangers shaped like collars. (at Holy Cool) TMA-1 Headphones The TMA-1 are a DJ-style headphones much different from AIAIAI’s previous headphones — they are more utilitarian; the focus on this style was function. The TMA-1 was tested by some of the world’s most respected DJs: 27 leading names such as Tiga, James Murphy (one of my personal faves), A-Trak, Flying Lotus, Seth Troxler, Matthew Dear and Hot Chip, whose feedback helped shape the performance. Designed by Danish design firm KiBiSi and further developed in cooperation with Tartelet Records, Mannhandle and Thank You For Clapping, this new audio experience is one worth having. (at Design Milk) MosKeyto USB Drive Looking for a very, very small USB drive? Well, LaCie has got you covered. The new MosKeyto is about as small as I can picture these things getting. It comes with a little cap and a way to attach it to a keyring, but other than that it’s just your standard tiny USB 2.0 drive. It comes in 4GB ($18), 8GB ($28), and (soon) 16GB ($38 maybe?) flavors and also includes online storage at Wuala, in case you couldn’t find a way to store things online at the five billion free storage sites out there. (at Crunch Gear) Arc Touch Mouse he new Arc Touch Mouse keeps the same basic arc shape, but adds two cool new features. One is a capacitive touch scroll strip that allows you to swiftly navigate with the flick of a finger. The other feature is the ability to flatten the mouse for ease of packing. Nifty huh? This is a 2.4GHz wireless mouse with a snap in USB nano transceiver and up to a 6 month battery life. The Arc Touch won’t be available until January 2011, but it is currently available for pre-order through Microsoft for $69.95. (at The Gadgeteer)

The Perfect Office #52

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! ;) Stay Puft Caffeinated Marshmallows What can we say? These officially-licensed Stay Puft Caffeinated Marshmallows feature over 100mg of caffeine a piece, and come in a collectible, rubbery box. Who you gonna call? (at Uncrate) IdeaPaint Screw putting up a dry erase board in your home office — turn a whole wall into one with IdeaPaint. This ingenious paint turns anything you can paint into a reusable dry-erase surface, making it great for the office, kitchen, kid's room, or garage, the latter so you can keep track of how many beers you've had while attempting to "fix" that old junker you've been tinkering with. (at Uncrate) Cloud Shelf Don't let your digital media have all the fun playing on clouds, let's store our physical books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and magazines on a cloud too. I did hear this cloudshelf has nearly a 100% uptime. (at Gizmodo) Instant Switch Installing a light-switch often requires pulling wires, cutting drywall, tripping breakers, and soothing electrical burns. Finally, it involves overpaying your cousin who is an electrical contractor. Why should it be so hard to turn off a light without having to walk across the room - particularly now that, with your shiny new lightswitch, you now have to walk to the other side of the room to hit the switch. It's madness! Their solution is quite simple: create a lightswitch with a remote-control and a device that sits between your lamp and your outlet. It's one of those head-slappingly-simple devices that we love. (at Think Geek) Mini USB Negative Ions Moist Air Humidifier For the dry weather. Generates moist, creates negative ions via ultrasonic wave and refreshes the air. (at 7Gadgets.com) Genius Navigator 905BT Wireless Bluetooth Mouse The wireless mouse is capable of connecting (without wires!) to any PC or Mac, and Genius says it’s instantly, so that’s pretty impressive. If you do decide to connect to your computer courtesy of the Bluetooth EDR 2.0 technology, then you’ll be happy to know you can go up to 10m from your PC or Mac and still have a functioning device. And, if you don’t happen to have any Bluetooth connectivity on your PC or Mac, then you can plug in the Stick-N-Go mount to your USB port, and still utilize that wireless goodness. (at Slash Gear) Logitech Wireless Backlit Keyboard Model K800 This sounds like one of those things that we’ll use and say, “Why haven’t I used one of these before?” Logitech has just released a new wireless keyboard with back-lit buttons. For anyone who uses a computer (or would like to) in a room that is not fully lit this seems like a no-brainer. As a health care provider I am constantly looking at x-rays, which now are more and more in the form of digital images on a computer. In many cases it helps to have the ambient room light diminished when viewing diagnostic images. Others may just want to work in low light and a backlit keyboard could be just the thing to help you out. I certainly look forward to trying one of these out. (at The Gadgeteer)

The Perfect Office #51

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! ;) Conical Pendant Light Labware focuses on the process of glass blowing and is inspired by archetypal glass detailing in combination with a playful look at scale. The lamp is comprised of mouth blown opal white glass in a high gloss finish, blue flex, complimented by hand turned bark topped cork stoppers from Portuguese cork factories. (at 7Gadgets.com) USB Solar Charging 4-Port Hub with Torch The USB Solar Charging 4-Port Hub with Torch is not only a USB 4-Port Hub, but also an emergency power backup solution for your device. It has a built-in rechargeable battery (130mAh) and comes with seven mobile phone connectors that can recharge most known mobile phone. (at 7Gadgets.com) Belkin Conserve Insight Ever wonder how much power your TV, microwave, or cell charger uses, and how much that costs you? The Belkin Conserve Insight ($30) is a new, easy-to-use monitor that will tell you exactly that. The white and green adapter plugs in the wall between the gadget or appliance you want to track and the outlet itself, using a small screen on a tethered box to tell you how much energy the attached device is using, as well as the carbon and monetary costs. You might just find out that leaving your guitar amp or favorite lamp plugged in 24/7 isn't as great an idea as you thought. (at Uncrate) Sony DR-GA500 headphones Sony says their new DR-GA500 headphones have "7.1 channel digital surround sound for first person shooters." I really don't care much about first person shooters, but I can't resist their fantastic design, straight from the set of Tron Legacy. The headphones have an external audio processor that supports Dolby Pro Logic IIx and simulates sound immersion in game environments with only two 40mm drivers. It also comes with a boom mic to chat. For now, it's Europe only, sadly. (at Gizmodo) Apple computer (the perfect mod) The intrepid modder behind the MacBook Air Project received a busted up MBA as a gift and decided that instead of fixing it up, he'd tear it apart and shove it inside an Apple keyboard and Magic Trackpad. Now he's got himself some input devices that house a fully-functioning 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo Mac with an 80GB hard drive. (at Gizmodo)

The Perfect Office #50

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! ;) Cool Wall Lamps with Shelf Italian housewares company Zeroombra created this cool, contemporary table lamp-inspired wall lamp. That’s right – a wall lamp inspired by its own table-top counterpart! Available in a rainbow of hot hues, these lamps are expressed in silhouette form, featuring the shape of a shaded lamp atop a real shelf – perfect for placing your glasses or other reading accoutrements – all as a one-piece that’s mountable to your wall. (at Trendir) Mini Bent Stand A simple and beautiful stand to display your CDs on your desk. Holds up to 25 CDs. (at Holy Cool) The Office “The Office” product family fills the noticeable gap, the shortage in attractive, modern office accessories. The Office consists of Pat, Bob, Edward, James, Valery and, of course, Big Bob, who are your office companions and share your work load. They take on the small office duties, like holding your business cards or making sure your table stays organized. (at Design Milk) Sharpie Liquid Pencil It basically writes and erases like a pencil, although the marks don't erase completely clear -- because you're writing with a metal pen tip, there's no way to avoid impressing the paper a little, and the indentations are pretty visible. Still, it's better than any erasable pen we've ever used, and it definitely writes like a decent clicky-pen, so we can't fault it too much. Oddly, Sharpie's blog says it takes three days for the ink to dry to permanence, but the back of the package says 24 hours. (at Engadget) Doc Marten USB drive We've all been there: hands punched violently into pockets, conspicuously affected by the visceral industrial hum of big city decay. If only we had this $25 limited edition 50th anniversary 2GB "stomper" USB drive to complete our ensemble. (at Engadget) Razer Orca headphones At first glance, you may think you're eying Razer's Carcharias above. And in many ways, the new Orca is exactly like its perceived predecessor, thought two prominent differences set 'em apart. For one, there's no microphone arm on the Orca, so those who like to chat it up while deathmatching should look elsewhere. Secondly, the Orca is green. Really green. It's also designed for on-the-go use, with a shorter, standard braided cable accompanied by a two-meter extension cord. Internally, you'll find 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets, a 15 - 21,000Hz claimed frequency response and a conventional 3.5mm headphone plug. We'd encourage you to look for these later this month, but with a paint job like this, just glancing around aimlessly should do the trick. (at Engadget) Camera Phone Mini Lenses Enter these adorable mini camera phone lenses over at PhotoJojo that really look like MINI PRO LENSES! Too cute, right? But the genius part? Stick a magnetic ring on your phone… and the lenses can snap right on and off stably! Now if only they came with extra rings, for various phones, cases, etc… if they work as well as they could, these could definitely make for some fun stocking stuffers… ordering now to poke at in person. (at Notcot) Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 Some say more is better, but does that really apply to buttons on the mouse? Logitech's new G700 wireless mouse specifically targets MMO gamers, with 13 precisely placed programmable buttons. It has four triggers on the left side various buttons on the top. Each button can be programmed to a macro, keyboard key, or a Windows function key. There are three modes, so technically, each button can be programmed in three different ways, resulting in 39 different functions only a mouse click away. (at Gearlog)

The Perfect Office #49

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! ;) Insitu Wall Planters Insitu Wall Planters is an Australian company who has designed a vertical container wall planter that comes in five different sizes and black or white powder-coated steel. Pots not included. (at Design Milk) Virus Attacker An ion diffuser that disinfects, deodorizes and eliminates viruses designed by Nendo. "The virus attacker uses a fan to release concentrated streams of ions at areas like doors, windows and hallways where viruses and bacteria enter." (at Moco Loco) Mini Riser Laptop Riser A great little accessory that makes mobile computing more comfortable, Mini Riser is the most compact laptop riser you'll come across. Made from bendable wire that makes it adjustable to fit any laptop, and features rubber bumpers that hold your laptop and the stand securely in place. You can easily slip it in your laptop's bag without worrying it'd take a lot of space. (at Holy Cool) New IKEA 2011 The 2011 IKEA catalog is out now. Above, the VIKA VEINE top (white or black-brown) and VIKA MOLIDEN legs combo is pretty sweet. I love that you can fold the top down and hide your mess away. The inside is lined with felt and has little pockets and such for your pens and papers. There’s also a power strip in the back to help organize your cables. (at Design Milk) Cooler Master Inferno MMO Gaming Mouse The Inferno has 128kb of onboard memory to store profiles and macros so drivers aren’t needed. The mouse has 11 buttons that can all be programmed. Using software, the total buttons available for programming expands to 32. Other features of the mouse include a 1ms response time, 1000Hz polling, and a maximum speed of 115 inches per second. The mouse uses a right hand design. Pricing and availability are unknown. (at Slash Gear) Samsung FX2490HD monitor Samsung's updating its SyncMaster monitors today with the new premium LED backlit 90 series. Most notable is the 24-inch FX2490HD model with integrated TV tuner and inputs in the form of 2x HDMI, D-Sub, and even SCART for Europe -- sorry, no mention of DVI or DisplayPort that we can find. The panel itself sports a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 5ms response, 1,000:1 contrast, and 250 nits of brightness. Akihabara News adds a few details such as PiP support, a jack for viewing media direct from USB sticks, and support for 7.1 channel Dolby Digital and DTS audio. (at Engadget) Eurocom B5100M FOX, B7110 FOX Laptops Last we heard from Eurocom, it was touting its massive, workstation-class X8100 Leopard "laptop," and its now back with a pair of models that are considerably more consumer-friendly -- and gamer-friendly, specifically. Those include the 15.6-inch B5100M FOX and 17.3-inch B7110 FOX, which each pack NVIDIA's Optimus graphics-switching technology (complete with a GeForce GT330M GPU), and a range of other fully customizable options that cover the mid to high-end -- your choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and support for two hard drives for up to 1.6TB of storage, to name just a few options. (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #48

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! ;) Oblique Storage There aren’t many different types of furniture but normally square or round- shapes. To break this boring rule, Oblique Storage Design begins to start. Oblique Storage has an asymmetric rectangle form and it has been designed to be specific rather than other figures. It can be displayed either vertical or horizontal way according to the user’s mind. And also, A single hook Which is on the side and at the bottom, is able to be put some stuff like a hanger. (at Design Spotter) 120-Disc Acrylic Storage Box The innovative design of this media organizer holds a whopping 120 CDs or DVDs (without jewel cases) in a small amount of space. The stackable box features channels that suspend colorful hanging sleeves that protect discs from scratches. (at Holy Cool) USB Lineup A stark reminder of the Infinite USB Connector, the Tandem USB is different because of two reasons. One, it’s got a form that is more accommodating for the follow-up wire than Jiang’s version and two; it compares the lineup to male-female “coupling”! We get the naughty point, but in all honesty, going by the discussion in the earlier post, issues like unplugging a device in the middle of the ports and power current are still not resolved. However, bending wires over for a snug fit, is taken care of. (at Yanko Design) Apple Magic Trackpad For any of you out there who, like us, have sat down at a desktop Mac after using our MacBooks only to become irritated with the clumsiness of the desktop mouse, Apple has heard your cries. The Apple Magic Trackpad ($70) is a desktop-bound version of the Multi-Touch trackpads found on the company's MacBook Pro, but 80 percent larger, giving you even more room to pinch, rotate, and four-finger scroll your way to computing bliss. (at Uncrate) Apple Battery Charger "Apple tells us the charger has the lowest vampire power draw of any charger on the market -- the idea is for users to keep two batteries in each of their peripherals and two in the charger, so they can quickly swap out as the cells run out. Interestingly, the batteries are some of the only Apple products in recent memory that don't have an Apple logo on them -- they're just plain silver with "Rechargeable" printed on them. The charger itself has slightly nicer charging contacts than the usual spring-and-flap arrangement, and it features the same removable flippy-prong AC plug as Apple's laptop and iPad power adapters, so you can theoretically swap it for a longer power cord if you like." (at Engadget) Samsung BX2350 and BX2335 1080p monitors "We've always been fairly fond of Samsung's Touch of Color design scheme, so we're glad to see it's still firmly in place on the company's new "eco-friendly" LED displays. The outfit's debuting its 50 and 30 series panels today, with the BX2350 and BX2335 both offering a 2ms response time, 1080p resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and a rather unique new feature called Magic Return. Put simply, this allows users working with two monitors to have their desktop automatically moved to a powered-on screen if one screen happens to shut down" (at Engadget) HP crams Fermi-based Quadro 5000M GPU inside 17-inch EliteBook NVIDIA's new pro graphics solution for mobile creatives, the Quadro 5000M, was unsheathed only yesterday but HP appears to have been first in line to get some of that new 40nm goodness. Electronista reports that the world leader in PC shipments is readying a 5000M solution for its 8740w EliteBook, which will bring 320 CUDA cores and a jumbo 2GB of dedicated memory to the party. That comes replete with the latest DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1 compatibility, naturally, as well as a bunch of pro-friendly computational enhancements. (at Engadget)