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The Perfect Office #41

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! Comment telling 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! ;) Esstetic Esstetic is a manufacturer and retailer of designer bean bags - chairs, ottomans, pouffes and floor pillows. All bean bag products are ECO-Friendly as well as handmade in Europe. (at From Europe) Stalb Lamps Kassen Lifestyle has created a new lighting solution, the Stalb Lamp, a curved steel structure sitting on a concrete base. The shade is created from a cube of hollowed-out recycled plywood. (at Design Milk) Soccer Shelf Image speakes for itself. (at 7Gadgets.com) Executive Soccer Mug Who can start their day without the requisite cup of coffee? Why not play a game of soccer as well? If you can’t get out of the office and onto the pitch bring a bit of the pitch to your office! Doubling as a coffee mug the Executive Sports Mug come with a mini pair of shoes a ball and a goal. It's a great way to relax and have a bit of fun without leaving your desk. (at Amazon) Swing Clocks This super-cool Swing Clock mounts on your wall, and sashays back and forth, marking the passage of time. Watch as your friends take hilarious double-takes once they realize the clock is apparently floating and swinging itself. Granted - it's just a timepiece. It's not likely going to help you with a thorough understanding of general relativity, though if you wanted to put one in a spaceship and accelerate it to a fraction below light-speed and return, that might work. (at Think Geek) Crystal Dock The Crystal Dock from Calypso is a handcrafted heavy block of lead crystal glass cut and polished to perfectly fit any iPhone or iTouch. Passing through 15 artisans during its creation, each dock is the upshot of 300 years of European glassworks experience and meticulous standards. (at Cool Hunting) Optimus Maximus Optimus Maximus’s customizable layout allows convenient use of any language—Cyrillic languages, Ancient Greek, Georgian, Arabic, Quenya, hiragana, etc.—as well as of any other character sets: notes, numerals, special symbols, HTML codes, math functions and so on to infinity. Any key (or to be exact, a unit consisting of a clear moving cap, a microchip and a display) can be easily removed by hands to be cleaned or replaced. (at Art. Lebedev Studio) 17-inch GX740, complete with Core i7 and Radeon HD 5870 This 17-inch beast measures a full 1.5-inches thick and weighs just over seven pounds, but all that heft nabs you a great deal of potency. Within, you'll find a 1.6GHz Core i7-720QM processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 GPU (1GB DDR5), gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) running the show. The panel tops out at 1,680 x 1,050, but you will get an ExpressCard slot, a trio of USB sockets as well as VGA and HDMI outputs. (at Engadget)

Beautifully Designed Products by Patricia Naves

I bumped into Patricia's work at Design Milk and as soon as I saw the beautiful bread shaped holders/coasters she designed I jumped to her website to check out further pieces from her. And at oiti.com.br (her website), I found several beautifully designed products! So I got in touch with Patricia to get more info about her and her work to show here to you. Her pieces are elegant, modern and clean, which is everything I love in product design! Patricia is a Brazilian architect/designer that has four passions in life: design, architecture, Scandinavia and Brazil. You will understand that later reading her own words. And as for me, I'm always very happy to show you guys more of our native talents, so now I present you Patricia Naves and her beautiful products. Don't forget to visit oiti to check out further pieces. Enjoy! :) I grew up in a small apartment and I used to sleep in a 4m² bedroom. My mother thinks that my small bedroom started architecture in my life and I agree. In by small bedroom I managed to fit a bed, a double bed, a dresser, a side table and a desk. When I was 18, I lived in Australia for a year and I was impressed by the width of the side walks. I came back and got into University at the School of Architecture at UFMG. In my second year of school, I spent a few months in Finland. I got carried away by Scandinavian architecture and design. I realized that I would never be able to separate these things: design from architecture – Scandinavia from Brazil. Since then, I try to administrate these four passions in life. I graduated in 2002. In 2004, I started Oiti. Iberê Coaster Set The Iberê is a reel shaped coaster set as well as a decorative piece, composed by 36 colored discs. This design is named after the great Brazilian artist Iberê Camargo, the master of the reels. Date: 2005 / Material: Coaster: MDF + paint Base: Plywood What is it that inspire you? The day by day life, people's basic needs and a humorous look over things. Luiza Magazine Holder The Luiza magazine holder was designed to mark the space with originality. It carries a hidden function within a small sculptural shape. Date: 2005 / Material: curved plywood + rovere veneer. Which are the positive and the negative things about your career? I only see positive things! If there is any negative side on it is the difficulty of making money fast as some other careers can do. With design the planning need to be done in a long term way. Tonton Stool The Tonton Stool is a fun furniture, designed to add versatility to the space. A piece to be easily moved around, suiting freely the needs of the moment: a stool, a magazine holder, a table base. Several functions within a simple fun shape. Date: 2007 / Material: curved plywood + lacquer Which advices you would give for those who are starting their careers? Keep the focus. Don't give up right away and face the difficulties. Get to know your own work and believe in the potential of it. Toast It Trivets Set The Toast it is a bread shaped pot holder/coaster, that adds a little fun to the table. Date: 2009 / Material: cork Do you guys like product design posts? Let us know and we will write more about it!

The Perfect Office #40

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! Comment telling 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! ;) P.S.: We REALLY need you to help us find cool stuff. It's been a hard time finding relevant things... it just feels that every single site is talking only about friggin' iPad, iPhone and Android, and forgot about those everyday gadgets we all love. So, did you find something and wanna share? Tell us via twitter. Seriously. Thanks! ;) Icon Letter and Envelope This reminds me of the icon notepad — the icon letter and envelope from Brigada Creativa is a cheeky take on a physical letter using well-recognized computer iconography. (at Design Milk) Black & White Clock Digital clock: only figures, no case, only the necessary – only accurate time. Each figure has self-contained power supply and independent control, it can be fixed to any surface autonomously. A light sensor will switch the clock to an invert mode: the figures are white in the dark time of day and black at daytime. (at Kibardindesign) Earth Lamp Planet Earth shows us the world in a brand new light. Delicate surfaces mark the continents as a bold relief. The smooth structure of mainland in relation to the glossy surface of the sea provide an interesting contrast. The globe is the symbol of our habitat. The questions of environment protection, climate change and human rights are more relevant than ever. With a part of the PLANET EARTH sales we will support organizations that are devoted to these issues. (at Design Spotter) Cordies Power cables, USB cables, charger cables, Vince Cables – the whole world’s gone cable crazy. What’s more the pesky things are forever falling behind your desk the second you unplug your bits. That’s why you need a few Cordies. (at 7Gadgets.com) Joker MacBook Decal The sinister joker image will hold your apple tight as the light shines through. (at Geeky Gadgets) Laptop Lilo Laptop Lilo is made from a heat resistant material non-slip PVC that can withstand temperatures up to 176 degrees Fahrenheit or 80 degrees Celsius. Holds laptops up to 17 inches in size and fully inflates in roughly 2 minutes and allows for an optimum 10 degree viewing angle. Includes a travel pouch. (at Red Ferret) Commodore Invictus Keyboard Compare the Commodus Invictus' 1.6Ghz Intel Atom 330 processor, up to 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, nVIDIA GeoForce 9400, 802.11n, and HDMI out against the Asus Eee Keyboard's Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 16GB or 32GB SSD and the same 802.11n and HDMI out, and it looks like the Invictus squeaks out a victory. The Invictus will also run Windows 7 vs the Eee Keyboard's XP, so there's that. But the Invictus has a resistive touchscreen versus the Eee Keyboard's capacitive. (at Gizmodo) Gigabyte Aivia M8000X Gaming Mouse Gigabyte has added a new gaming mouse to their range, which is designed to be used by ‘professional gamers’, the Gigabyte Aivia M8000X Gaming Mouse. The Gigabyte Aivia M8000X Gaming Mouse features a 6,000 dpi resolution, and the resolution can also be adjusted to a lower settings, it also has built in memory that will store up to forty five different key settings. (at Geeky Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #39

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! Comment telling 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! ;) Pitfall Crocodile And Scorpion Pixelated Doormats While the pixelated pond shape of the Pitfall-inspired crocodile doormat easily makes it the more desirable of the two, if your jungle explorations were constantly brought to an end by the sting of a scorpion, you might have a soft spot for that design instead. Both are made of rubber so it’s easy to hose off any pixelated corpses. (at Oh Gizmo!) Ligne Roset: 150 Years Ligne Roset is celebrating their 150th anniversary with a trio of limited edition products, in a run of 150 only each, numbered with a special anniversary logo. First are these two editions of the Pumpkin chair by Pierre Paulin, one in red shades and one in blue shades. The original was designed in 1971 for the drawing rooms of the Elysee Palace and only made available to the general public in 2008. (at Design Milk) Pac-Man MacBook Decal What better way to celebrate Pac-Mans 30th birthday than with one of these cool decals, featuring Pac-Man and Blink, Inky and Clyde. (at Geeky Gadgets) V-Moda Crossfade LP Headphones You might think those white Apple earbuds are making a statement, but if so, it's a squeal of conformity compared to the roar of rebellion exuded by these V-Moda Crossfade LP Headphones ($250). These bass-tastic cans feature a heavy-duty steel frame, 50mm Dual-Diaphragm High-Definition Drivers, two detachable Kevlar-reinforced fabric cables — including one with an Apple-friendly three-button remote and mic — a flexible memory headband, and a unique, stylish design. Available in white pearl, gunmetal black, or the chrome-covered phantom chrome, otherwise known as "the ear mirrors." (at Uncrate) Portable Battery Charger 8800mAh Portable Battery Charger – The newest emergency power supply for your laptop and USB devices comes in a highly durable and pocket-sized white case that you can take with you anywhere. (at 7 Gadgets) iHome Docking Keyboard for iPhone and iPod iHome offers two wired keyboards that incorporate a built-in dock for charging and synching your iPod or iPhone. The IH-K230MB (in black) is for Windows PCs, and the IH-K231MS (in white and silver, shown) is for Macs. The keyboards have a cover to conceal the dock when it’s not in use. There are illuminated media keys to control multi-media functions, and there are two USB ports. (at The Gadgeteer) Lenovo's Core i3 / i5-based IdeaPad Z560 We'd heard it was coming in June, and it looks like Lenovo's new Core i3 / i5-based IdeaPad Z560 is now already available to order directly from the company, with a promised ship date "within 13 days" (i.e. sometime in June, unless Lenovo really starts to move these out). Starting at just $739, the laptop packs a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 LED-backlit display, along with your choice of integrated Intel HD or discrete NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 320GB or 500GB hard drives, a DVD burner, a six-cell battery and, of course, your choice of Intel's latest and greatest ULV processors. (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #38

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! Comment telling 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! ;) Umberto & Luisa Coatracks Soup Studio has designed these adorable hand-shaped coatracks, called Umberto and Luisa. The designer asks, “Why stick to conventions? Why don’t distort their own essence instead! That’s how a typical Italian rude gesture becomes form and function. Hatstand and hallstand. A sign becomes a purpose.” (at Design Milk) Digit: Pixelated Rug The graphic artist who designed this collection bases his work on the decomposition of colour through pixels, a technique that has been applied to the design of sofas, cushions, shirts… Now he embodies his special vision in these two rugs made from hand-knotted wool, one in vibrant colours, the other in more gentle tones. Both rugs have their source in photographic enlargement, giving the pieces a digital and technological look. Depending on the light or time of day, a glance captures the random union of one part of the 26 colours that make up the rug, always creating surprising groupings that are surprising to the eye; really shocking optical effects. (at Gizmodo) Illy Y1 iperEspresso Machine Get renowned Illy espresso in the comfort of your own home for less than the cost of a month's worth of trips to Starbucks with the Illy Y1 iperEspresso Machine ($125). The machine itself uses Illy's new iperEspresso capsule system, and features an aluminum casing with a tempered glass cup holder, a manual shut off to allow you to control the cup volume, a removable water tank, 19 bars of pump pressure, and the ability to make a piping hot shot of espresso in just seconds. Unless, of course, you enjoy paying $6 a day for your mochas. (at Uncrate) In-Desk 4-Port USB Hub Simple, but what a great idea! This 4-port USB hub from USB Geek replaces the plastic grommet that fits in those cord-corralling holes drilled in the tops of computer desks. It’s USB 2.0 and transfers files at speeds up to 480 Mbps. You can connect up to four high-, full-, or low-speed USB devices and still have room to route your cables. It apparently does not have an external power source. (at The Gadgeteer) UBoard desk shelf Cup holder, eh? I like cups. Who doesn’t? If you constantly find yourself in need of a 22 inch wide glass shelf with a built-in three-port USB hub and cup holder attachment, then today is your lucky day. The $50 UBoard is pitched as a “USB Multiboard For Your Keyboard & Office Life.” I don’t know about you, but I like to keep my keyboard life and my office life separate. It’s hard to do, but it’s important to me. (at Crunch Gear) Motz Tiny Wooden Portable Speaker Handcrafted tiny wooden speaker with built-in FM radio. Features rechargeable lithium battery that you can recharge by connecting to your computer's USB port. Works with any audio device. (at Holy Cool) Dotz Cord Straps and Identifiers Dotz Cable Identifiers are 10 reusable colored 'dotz' that come with ready to use punch-out icons and some DIY icons. (at Holy Cool) Gateway AIO ZX Series All-in-one desktops are among the most popular desktop systems around today. The AIO machine is perfect for the person not wanting a laptop, but not wanting a full desktop that takes up lots of space either. The Gateway One line of AIO machines has gained a couple new models including the AMD powered ZX4300-01e and the Intel powered ZX6900-01e. The ZX4300 is a 20-inch machine with an AMD Athlon II X2 235e dual-core CPU. It has ATI HD 4270 graphics and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. Storage is 640GB and the machine has a slot loading DVD drive. It will ship in June for $749.99. (at Geeky Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #37

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! Comment telling 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! ;) Pisa Sofa and Chair by Ramei Keum Stability through balance is one out of elements considered when furniture is designed. However, it can be an element limiting design. I wanted to design a stable and convenient sofa in reality although it looked unstable. This form leaned forward as The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a characteristics in this sofa’s form and helps this sofa play a role as a point furniture giving tension to simple space. (at Design Milk) Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator Headphones Dre has Beats, Lady Gaga has her Heartbeats, and now Jay-Z has entered the personal audio game with Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator Headphones ($TBA). Co-developed by his Rocness and Skullycandy, these over-the-ear 'phones sport 40mm full-rage mylar drivers, an aviator-inspired contoured fit, a tangle-free nylon cable, and tons of style courtesy of a glossy polycarbonate speaker housing with stainless steel and aluminum accents. Padded carrying case included; Grammy-winning diva wife optional. (at Uncrate) Ballon USB Speaker Up, up and away with my beautiful balloon! Kawaii? Definitely. These colorfully spongy "balloons" by Yuen'to Design of Japan get you flying on your favorite tunes. Or use it with your mobile phone. The foam ball fits comfortably in your palm. USB recharging takes about two hours and keeps the little balloon sounding off for about 4.2 hours at max volume. Turn it up! Audio cable included for playback. (at A+R) Solar-Powered Battery Gives You 29 Ways To Charge, Choose One f you're ready to start making this whole solar power thing work for you, this 20,000mAh battery, which comes with 29 adapters for charging phones, MP3 players, cameras and laptops of all stripe, will keep all your gear covered. Charging the battery with the power of the sun will take about eight hours, whereas plugging into AC will get it done in only three, but once it's full it'll work with just about any gadget you throw at it. (at Gizmodo) Optimus Popularis Keyboard Even though things have been very quiet at Art Lebedev recently the company has just released news that they are still working on the Optimus Popularis Keyboard. But unfortunately its not going to be OLED as thought but it will still be full colour. Rather than having a tiny screen for each key its thought that the design will have one large screen with the keys sitting on top of it. (at Geeky Gadgets) Dell Studio XPS 7100 desktop computer Dell has announced a new Studio XPS computer today that can be equipped with the recently introduced AMD Phenom II X6 CPU with Turbo Core technology. The company is called the Studio XPS 7100. Dell is also offering machines with other new AMD quad-core Athlon II processors. The new machines are aimed at 3D gaming and multimedia users. The XPS 7100 is packed with features like a 460W PSU promising enough power for expansion in the future. The rig can be fitted with 16GB of DDR3 RAM and up to 4TB of storage space. (at Slash Gear)

The Perfect Office #36

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! Comment telling 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! ;) Sectional "Cake" The Cake outdoor sectional by Jane Hamley Wells was made for Moban, and the clever design incorporates seating and a tabletop in one innovative essential. The circular seating area is divided into five “slices” upholstered in black or white leather, which conveniently and compactly store under the stainless steel and glass table when not in use. The tinted glass tabletop comes in the choice of clear, satin, smoked brown and smoked grey finishes. This is the perfect patio piece for the person who loves to entertain in the outdoors. Check it out by visiting Jane Hamley Wells. (at Trendir) Wood Looking Rug Bring a touch of trendy cottage-chic charm to your everyday decor with this wood-looking rug by YLdesign. The Woody Wood rug was designed to look like the cross-section of a log complete with rings, grain and bark, giving the edge a rough, interesting border (which is cut, burned and fixed for a neat edge). The circle-shaped rug measures 1, 1.95m or 3m which offers the versatility of being placed in any-sized space. What a cool addition to either a rustic room or your modern, minimalist home in need of an interesting yet functional focal point. And this wood looking rug is made using durable, contractor-grade material that’s designed to remain beautiful for years to come. (at Trendir) Cut out clock The one-two-three punch of this modern clock makes it snappy! Self-adhesive backing for easy mounting. In black wood. Contemporary silver hands. (at 7Gadgets.com) Macbook Card Holders If you want to make sure all your future business partners know that you bleed Apple, this MacBook is the only one to buy. Cause it'd be totally gauche to put "Apple Fanboy" on your business card itself. There are miniature versions of the MacBook, the MacBook Pro, and the MacBook Air (just when you thought it couldn't get any skinnier). The card holders run around $30, though you might need to enlist a Japanese friend to help you navigate the product page and make the purchase. (at Gizmodo) Professional Photo Studio with Case The New Generation of the Photo Studio, Reflection board, Light Sources, etc. Just open the case and start to photo, Fast and Easy! (at 7Gadgets.com) TruePower U Socket FastMac has announced a 110V wall power outlet that can be used to replace any existing wall outlet. The TruePower U Socket contains two USB charging ports in addition to the standard 3-prong power outlet ports. The USB ports aren’t vampires – they don’t pull any power unless something is plugged in for charging. FastMac says they are waiting for final UL Approval before shipping, so they are taking pre-orders now and expecting to ship in the second quarter of 2010. (at ) Power Bullet Charger This black beauty will plug into a car charger or a standard outlet and charge up to 2 USB devices simultaneously. In your car, you can keep the GPS running and charge up one additional cell phone or handheld device, too. In your hotel room, you can charge two phones with one plug, leaving the others open for your netbooks. No more fighting, no more dead devices. Just peace, harmony, and full batteries. (at Think Geek) HP Pavilion dv6 The Pavilion line in general has graduated to etched metal casings not unlike you'll find in HP's Envy line. It's definitely a step up from the gloss of the previous generation without sacrificing much in either price or performance. There are four new Pavilions in all, but the one that offers something truly different—that multitouch display—is the dv6. The touchscreen is optional on the dv6, which makes sense if you're going to use its 15.6-inch HD display primarily for multimedia. And as a multimedia notebook, it holds up: the dv6 also has up to 1TB of storage, VGA, eSATA, HDMI, and several USB ports along with both Intel and AMD processor options. (at Gizmodo)

The Perfect Office #35

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! Comment telling 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! ;) Stone Sofa Solid shape inspired in nature. (at Design Spotter) Unplug Key Rings A nice way to keep your keys in one place and not lose them. Place the sockets by your door, and plug in your keys as soon as you get home! (at Holycool.net) Battery Mug Most of us don't start functioning until we've had our caffeine intake to get our internal batteries started. As soon as you pour your hot beverage into this mug, a battery image on the side starts to appear and fill up. And naturally, the battery will decrease as the beverage cools down or run out.. that's when the battery needs to be filled in again! (at Holycool.net) Solid Wood Hard Drive Enclosures Keep your desktop from looking like a metal and LED junkyard with these Solid Wood Hard Drive Enclosures ($100-$145). Handmade in a two-man Seattle shop using 100% reclaimed or discarded materials, these gorgeous one-of-a-kind drives typically house an included 500GB drive, boasting unique shapes, with hand oiled finishes that are polished with a protective finishing wax to keep them looking great long after the drive has started signaling its final days with a symphony of metallic scraping noises only a robot could love. (at Uncrate) Denon Part II: New Headphones Stress Comfort and Convenience New models will include the AH-NC800 (a noise-canceling model that will list for $349 in August), the over-ear AH-D1100 (listing for $199 in September), the AH-D510R (listing for $99 in August), the AH-D310R (available in August for a $69 list price), the in-ear AH-C560R (shown here; listing for $99 in June), and the in-ear AH-C260R (available in June for a low list price of $49). Central features for the line include iPhone/iPod compatibility and the company's already excellent comfort fit. (at Gearlog) Microwave Cooking With The Desktop The BrainWave is a desktop microwave that will come in handy for workaholics and bookworms, who can’t seem to tear themselves away from their computer screens. The appliance works with the C8 port connected to the mains and is controlled through a computer application connected via USB. A RFID-tagged plastic spoon comes along with specially packaged meals and scanning the tag transmits the meal info to the microwave. (at 7gadgets.com) Rechargeable USB Card Speaker Charge by with the included cable by plugging into any USB-powered socket for 2 hours. Will broadcast sound for about 5 hours of using the small jack (fits any iPhone, mp3 player or cellphone with a 3.5mm jack connection). (at 7gadgets.com)

The Perfect Office #34

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! Comment telling 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! ;) Lovely Rita Bookshelf Lovely Rita bookshelf by Kartell can be used as a single shelf or repeated by adding additional units to create the length you need. (at Holycool.net) iTable These COol iPod-shaped tables designed by Italian artist Mirko Ginepro for Milan Design Week. Called iTables. The iTables are all custom made to order, if you are interested, you can contact them via mail. (at Likecool.com) Reflectius Clock A concept clock that "brilliantly uses tiny mirrors to reflect a single red laser beam, rotating to alter it into different numbers". (at Moco Loco) Mypressi Handheld Espresso Machine Portability and mobility. The Mypressi Twist is only 10.5? in length and 3.5? in height, making it perfect for your travel bag. (at 7Gadgets.com) Transparent OLED Headphones Tired of the same old opaque single tone band on your headphones, an OLED panel might just be the thing to spruce up boring monitors. The Transparent OLED Headphones by designers Min-guk Ji & Hong-joo Kim & In-oh Yoo might be onto the coolest headphone invention yet. A headphone band is usually a piece of black or white plastic, but by using a transparent OLED panel for a headphone band, colors and patterns could be changed on a whim. (at Gizmodo) EeeTop PC ET2010 series The EeeTop PC ET2010PNT and ET2010AGT models come with a multi-touch screen allowing you to easily pinch zoom or rotate images with just two fingers. The is also a pre-installed @Vibe repository which gives EeeTop users access to a wide variety of content including music, videos, games, magazines, e-books, e-learning material, and Live TV. (at Geeky Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #33

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! Comment telling 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! ;) Copenhagen Chair Mid-century modern design meets old-world club attitude in the Copenhagen Chair. Sporting an egg-like design inspired by 1950s Danish design, the chair is wrapped in hand-distressed leather for a look that belongs in a long-standing cigar bar, and sits atop a brushed aluminum base that lets it swivel 360 degrees. Also great choice for the aspiring villainous world dominator's desk. (at Uncrate) Smash Hit - Shelf From "The Who" to "The Clash", from Jimi Hendrix to Kurt Cobain, guitar smashing has become a time-honoured sacrament of rock 'n' roll. Bring this gesture of irreverence and fervour to your home, captured in a truly unique design that's ready to steal the show in any ambiance. Smash Hit's delicate matte lacquer finish is complemented by striking vinyl wall decors, which can be interchanged, allowing you to always update the shelf with a fresh and intriguing new look. (at Design Spotter) Monsters Seating Giant, soft, elastic monster seating "trained to put you in very uncomfortable positions." The project is a collaboration between Pieke Bergmans and Innofa/Stretch Textiles, exhibiting at via Tortona 12 during Milan Design Week. (at Moco Loco) Offside Wenge Table Football A convertible foosball table that can be used as a dining table. The "playing surface and bars can be removed and hung up on the wall like a painting. In its place a wooden board can be used to make it a normal table." A tempered glass table top is also available. (at Moco Loco) Log & Squirrel Self Watering Planter Pour water into the log and wait for the little squirrel to pop up and say hello. As long as you can see the squirrel you’ll know that your plant is a happy little plant but if the squirrel ducks back down into the log, it’s time to water the plant! It’s a perfectly pleasant planter for the home or the office. (at 7Gadgets.com) iCharge Eco DX Solar Power The iCharge Eco DX Solar Power is capable of harnessing the Sun’s power to recharge your cellphone but it is also possible to use a USB port or an AC Adapter to recharge it’s included 1350mAh battery. (at 7Gadgets.com) Sketchbook Pro for iPad Darn awesome sketching app for the iPad. Check out a review here: idsketching. Adobe Creative Suite 5 The only web/design/development software collection that matters gets another upgrade with Adobe Creative Suite 5. Available in five different sets, the new software includes the likes of Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Acrobat 9 Pro, Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Professional CS5, Flash Builder 4, Dreamweaver CS5, Fireworks CS5, Contribute CS5, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, After Effects CS5, Encore CS5, Soundbooth CS5, and a few others. Standout new features include Truer Edge technology for better masking, native 64-bit support (Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects only), and the crazy-insane Content-Aware Fill feature. (at Uncrate) Apple MacBook Pro (now with Intel Core i5 and i7) The MacBook Pro lineup starts with advanced Intel Core 2 Duo processors running at up to 2.66GHz. And things only get faster from there. The 15- and 17-inch models now feature the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors — the fastest dual-core processors on the market — which reach Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.33GHz. With up to 4MB of shared L2 or L3 cache, MacBook Pro runs applications up to 50 percent faster than before. (at Apple Store)

The Perfect Office #32

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! Comment telling 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! ;) Quinze & Milan x Eastpak Furniture Collection In small apartments having a home office can be difficult, even if you’re working out of a closet. When we first saw this sofa, we couldn’t really decide what to put in all those pockets, snacks? Remote Controls? Tea Cup Poodles? But then it dawned on us… what if it held all of our office supplies? The pockets are large enough to hold file folders, books, supplies, even your laptop. They’d be the perfect place to holster small electronics, cords, adapters, battery chargers — you name it. As long as your cat doesn’t use it for a scratching post, we’re not against the idea in a small space. We like the idea of at-hand storage and it would be much easier to stash away all your gaming controls and not have to put them in a box, on the other side of the room, just to make them look pretty. (at Hermann Miller) Mueslii Backpacks Based in New Zealand and Italy, the new label Mueslii purposefully applies an international aesthetic to their line of backpacks, fusing local design with Chinese handmade production that results in a modern bag for day trips and other adventures. (at Cool Hunting) Tube Lamp Each side of branch has a LED light that provides a limited light to decorate the area. Even though it has a limited light, it still can make you see everything around it. (at Design Spotter) Energy Lock If you took your average kitchen timer with a rotary dial and combined it with a power strip, the Energy Lock is what you would end up with. The device is a power outlet with three plugs that you can plug your TV, computer, or anything else into. The plug rotates to allow you to set how long the device plugged in will get power. Once the timer runs down the device is automatically turned off. You can also give the thing a full twist and have constant power. (at Slash Gear) USB Retro Sound System This is an awesome retro style sound system. Really cool to give your office some style. (at 7Gadgets.com) Silicon Power A70 Waterproof External Rugged Hard Drive Silicon Power has launched a new rugged external hard drive, the A70. The Silicon Power A70 is designed to take a beating, it is fully waterproof, impact resistant, dust proof and vibration resistant. The Silicon Power A70 can be hooked up to your computer via USB and it will come in a range of different storage sizes which include a 250GB version an a 640GB version. (at Geeky Gadgets) Acer Aspire TimelineX Notebooks The TimelineX notebooks will come with a range of Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors, and there will also be a range of different screen sizes available including a 13.4 inch model, a 14 inch model and a 15.6 inch model. Other specifications include 3GB of memory as standard and 250GB of hard drive storage as standard. According to Acer this new range of notebooks come with an impressive battery life of up to twelve hours. (at Geeky Gadgets) iPhone Desk Phone Dock If you miss the retro days of having a desk phone or just feel you would like to be tethered to your desk again. The Desk Phone Dock allows you to insert your iPhone and use a real corded handset to make calls. Its styling and design is very in line with Apple so it wont look out of place in a Mac friendly workspace. The dock has two built in speakers (with a hands free option if required) a microphone, volume control, instant mute and both USB and AC power sources. (at Geeky Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #31

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! Comment telling 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! ;) aTable Let’s face it, wires are not the best thing in the world. Even if you think you’ve got them all nice and manageable, they somehow always find a way to get untangled, and make a mess of themselves. Eventually, the area behind your desk or TV becomes a war zone, and the thought of you ever having to go in there frightens you more than you even know. Sure, there are wireless solutions out there, and we can’t wait for them to get wildly popular so we can stop worrying about this stuff, but for now, maybe a table is all you need. That’s right. A table. (at SlashGear) Fight Club Soap Get yourself clean Tyler Durden-style with Fight Club Soap ($25/2-pack). Inspired by Chuck Palahniuk's novel and sporting the logo of the film adaptation, this color matched pink soap is completely usable, although that kind of defeats the point. (at Uncrate) AromaUSB: USB Fragrance Dispenser AromaUSB is a USB fragrance dispenser that provides a pleasant fragrance when plugged into a computer. It uses regular oil fragrance found in markets, the fragrance cartridge can be changed and refilled easily, and a single refill lasts up to a week. (at Holycool) Sharkoon Black Edition FireGlider Gaming Mouse Sharkoon has added another gaming mouse to its range with the launch of the Sharkoon Black Edition FireGlider Gaming Mouse. The Sharkoon Black Edition FireGlider is designed with gamers in mind. It features seven mouse buttons, six of those can be programmed, and it also has an adjustable scroll wheel which can be fine tuned for the perfect settings. The Sharkoon Black Edition FireGlider Gaming Mouse has a DPI range of 600 to 3600, and a frame rate of 7080 fps and it capable of accelerations of up to 20g. (at Geeky Gadgets) 8-Bit hanger Mount to your wall, and then use to hang your non 8 bit stuff. (at Meninos) PQI USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive PQI new portable hard drive the PQI H566 has a theoretical bandwidth of 5Gbps/sec ( approx 10x faster than USB 2.0 ) and is offically the world’s first USB 3.0 2.5” portable hard drive according to PQI’s press release. The new PQI drive comes in a variety for storage capacities from 320GB and 500GB up to 640GB.(at Geeky Gadgets) iBUYPOWER Battalion Touch CZ-11 Recently it’s been all desktops from iBUYPOWER, but the company has outed a new notebook and it looks pretty decent. The iBUYPOWER Battalion Touch CZ-11 range packs Intel Core i7 processors, ATI Radeon HD 5650 graphics and a 15.6-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 display, the latter of which is multitouch-capable. Whether a multitouch display will actually help you with your gaming is open to debate, but we won’t argue with the Touch CZ-11’s specs in general. As well as a 500GB hard-drive and optional Blu ray, there’s 4GB of RAM and WiFi b/g/n, together with a DVD burner as standard. OS is Windows 7 Home Premium. The iBUYPOWER Battalion Touch CZ-11 range kicks off at $1,100, but expect to pay upward of $1,299 if you want a decent gaming configuration with the Intel Core i7-720QM CPU. (at Slash Gear) Kantik Big A tabletop bookcase made to lean up against a wall. It's a single plane with cut-outs for various sized books that uses the wall as a backstop to support the books. (at Moco Loco) RCA AirPower absorbs energy from Wi-Fi Imagine perpetual power to your cellphone, MP3 player, digital camera, pocket camcorder or other low-power portable. No more battery recharging, never again having to plug your iPhone, iPod, Flip or whatever into an AC jack. A new technology being developed by RCA, initially as an emergency power supply, may promise just that — by sucking power from Wi-Fi signals and constantly recharging the device's battery. You read that right. RCA has discovered a way to absorb power from increasingly ubiquitous Wi-Fi signals. This may prove to be the answer to all portable power issues, forever.(at Dvice)

The Perfect Office #30

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! Comment telling 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! ;) Smile Chair "Smile" is the new armchair by Sand & Birch, the renowned Luxury Design studio careful as usual about shapes, solutions and materials, so to make real contemporary sculptures of their interior design objects. More than a simple piece of furniture, "Smile" is characterized by the clash between the fullness and compactness of its design and the smooth curvature of the seat, remembering a smiling mouth. "Smile" is the perfect armchair to add an ironic and elegant touch in a young, fresh home. Casual and witty, "Smile" is going to be available in two versions: plain colour blue or white, produced in hard and varnished polyurethane, and the one covered with velvet, cotton and silk, in grey and white. (at Sand & Birch) Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G & 5943G HD notebooks Acer have outed a new line of notebooks, the Acer Aspire Ethos series, which promise slick design along with multimedia performance. Two models have been announced initially, the Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G and Aspire Ethos 5943G, with a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, 18-inch 1920 x 1080 and 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 displays respectively, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD5000 graphics. There’s also Dolby Home Theater surround support, with 5.1 output, and in fact the Ethos 5943G manages to fit in a full five speakers on its own. Storage is up to 1.28TB (combining two 640GB HDDs) and there’s a choice of DVD or Blu-ray optical drives. (at Slash Gear) Creative Sound Blaster WoW headsets Creative had unveiled a couple new sets of headphones that were aimed at WoW gamers. The headphones could be adorned with artwork from the Alliance or Horde factions of WoW and were offered in wired or wireless designs. Creative has announced that the headsets are now shipping. The Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset is available at online stores like Newegg and TigerDirect for $159.99. The headset has THX TruSource PC audio tech built-in for a full sound experience. The headphones are Mac and PC compatible and have cushioned ear pads for comfort on those raids that last for hours. The battery in the headset is rechargeable and can be charged while the headset is in use. The wired version of the headset is also now shipping for $119.99. (at Slash Gear) Bobble Self-Filtering Water Bottle Check out a video at Moco Loco. iLuv iMM190 App Station An alarm clock, digital photo frame, portable movie display, and Skype station all in one, the iLuv IMM190 dock makes iPhone and iTouch capabilities all the more useful while keeping your beloved gadget secure and charged. Featuring dynamic acoustic speakers, the iMM190 easily rotates horizontally or vertically to match its temporary purpose. (at Cool Hunting) 256GB Datatraveler 310 Flash Drive Kingston have just released a monster of a USB drive. If you thought 32GB was a large amount of storage the Kingston DT-310 DataTraveler can store up to 54 full-length movies, or enough music for you to play a different CD full of tunes each day for a year. The DataTraveler 310 features Password Traveler software, which allows you to create and access a password-protected privacy zone. The secure area of the drive can account for up to 90 percent of the drive’s capacity and does not require administrator rights. The new DT-310 drive is capable of reads speeds at up to 25MB/second and writes at 12MB/second. (at Geeky Gadgets) Eclipse LiteTouch LCD Touchscreen Keyboard If you’ve been waiting for the release of the Eclipse Litetouch Keyboard you’ll be pleased to know that it has now cleared FCC and it’s nearly available to purchase. Eclipse Litetouch is unique in that the number pad on the right side of the keyboard has been replaced with LCD touchscreen. Which can be programmed with multiple sets of controls to be displayed. Check out the video after the jump to see it in action. (at Geeky Gadgets)

Beautifully Designed Products from the MoMa Store

The MoMA Store. is a great place to find inspiration, there are a lot of beautiful designed products from famous designers such as Alesi, Ron Arad, Karim Rashid, Philippe Stark, Tibor Kalman, and many others. I have never had a chance to visit the store myself, I would love to go there and spend hours checking out the products. You can find MoMA Stores in New York and Tokio or do what I have been doing, visit the online MoMA Store. and get inspired. While technology has provided new materials and methods of production, the concept remains the same—thoughtfully designed products improve our everyday lives. Chat Plates Sky Umbrella Half-Pint Creamer With a charming design that evokes the half-pint milk carton, this molded clear-glass creamer puts a new spin on an everyday item. Paper Bag Tote The clever design of this reusable nylon tote bag is modeled after the Flat Bottomed Brown Paper Grocery Bag, part of MoMA's collection. Hug Salt And Pepper Shakers Rolling Salt and Pepper Shakers "Pass the salt" takes on a whole new meaning. Equipped with wheels, these salt and pepper shakers roll across the table with a gentle push. Sheet Music Paperweight Three-dimensional wit for the desktop and a delightful way to hold down papers. Legal Paper Paperweigh Desk Dots Desk Dots are a versatile and fun desk accessory that can be used as an organizer, picture holder, desk sculpture, business card holder, and even a stress reliever. These super powerful ceramic magnets easily hold papers in place. Outline Vase Yuko Tokuda A novel interpretation of the classic vase, this porcelain "outline" of the familiar shape creates an interesting floral display and gives the admirer a framed, new perspective. Pig Lamp Umbrella Lamp Banana Stopper This doorstop's bold design is ripe with functionality and humor. Arrow Wall Hook This cleverly designed arrow hook holds items on each side, and the top bends down to create a third hook. Paperclip Magnets The magnets in this set of six were modeled after the GEM Paperclip from MoMA's collection. They offer a charming way to attach pictures, notes, and more to any magnetic surface. James The Bookend Dozi Paperclip Holder Bookworm Shelf Crinkle Tissue Box Cover Zucch Sugar Pourer Made of double-walled glass, this stylish sugar dispenser has a wide hole in the top for pouring and a hole with a rubber stopper in the bottom for refilling. Tea Stick Infuser Easily fill this wand-shaped infuser with loose tea and swirl in a cup of hot water for a single serving of tea. Espresso Set Winner of a student design contest, this espresso set includes a bamboo tray with six inset bamboo saucers, six porcelain cups, and six stainless-steel spoons that rest across the cups. Loop Candelabra Crinkle Trivet Protect surfaces with this double-sided trivet made of 18/10 mirror-polished stainless steel. Marli Wire Basket PizzaKobra Lamp This exquisite object is a fascinating lamp with a fluid high-tech design that evokes a pizza when coiled and a cobra when extended upward.reely adjust the placement of light and the shape by bending the flexible coiled metal with hidden joints. ON/OFF Mug A seemingly simple black stoneware mug with "OFF" printed in white transforms when filled with coffee or tea, or any hot beverage. Within seconds the mug turns white with "ON" printed in black. I Am Not A Paper Cup An eco-friendly alternative to disposable cups, this double-walled porcelain version with a pliable silicone lid keeps beverages hot and doesn't burn your hand. Crumpled Cups Inspired by a crumpled plastic cup, this white porcelain version can be used for coffee, dessert, or condiments. Spherical Ice Tray Set This unique ice tray molds two 2"-diameter ice spheres, eye-catching alternatives to traditional ice cubes. Made of plastic. Wobble Cognac Glasses A beautiful combination of function and whimsy, the cognac glass was designed with bouquet, temperature, and volume in mind. Inside Out Champagne Glasses Happy Hour Glasses This elegant double-walled set of glasses keep hot and cold beverages at the ideal temperature. They are hand-blown and designed to serve martinis or appetizers and desserts on one side, and shots or cordials on the other. Olive Oil Pourer Point It You may be fluent in multiple languages but still sometimes find yourself "off the beaten path " and unable to communicate effectively. "Point It " is the solution, with images of 1200 items to which you can indicate for universal understanding. Apple Slicer Clocky is the alarm clock that can jump down from up to 3 feet and run away and hide if one does not get out of bed on time. After one snooze cycle, Clocky will roll and move around the room with randomly patterned alarm beeps. Large Perpetual Calendar This boldly original calendar is designed to be used year after year. Simply move the two magnetic balls to mark the date and month. World Time Clock This barrel-shaped desk clock has 12 sides, each with the name of two major cities. Altogether, the 24 cities represent the 24 Global Time Zones. Clocky Alarm Clock Clocky is the alarm clock that can jump down from up to 3 feet and run away and hide if one does not get out of bed on time. After one snooze cycle, Clocky will roll and move around the room with randomly patterned alarm beeps.

The Perfect Office #29

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! Comment telling 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! ;) Tendril Vision Clock The clock connects to the electric grid, giving you real time consumption information. The device shows usage information, and also displays the cost of energy during the day, allowing you to run appliances whenever the cost of electricity is lower. (at Gizmodo) PogoPlug Hard Drive Pogoplug, the gadget that puts a hard drive's content's online just got a new feature: sharing of media with Xbox 360 and PS3 across the local network or cloud. Cloud access requires another Pogoplug to be local acting as an intermediary between remote drives and the console. The latest update also adds offsite backup functionality to remote pogos. (at Gizmodo) PADandCLICK Gel Pads It's not a new idea to stick little gel pads onto mice and keyboards to cope with the strain of browsing the Internet all day long, but the PADandCLICK system for mice caught our eye because it actually looks comfortable. Sure, it also looks a bit ugly and it won't work with some mice, but when you're spending upwards of eight hours clicking, then it's time to set those issues aside for the sake of comfort. (at Gizmodo) Contigo Autoseal Bottles It doesn’t matter if you are seven or seventy, drinking on the move can be a risky business: spills, leaks, dodgy screwtops, ill-fitting lids – we could go on. But we won’t because we need to tell you about Contigo’s groundbreaking range of 100% leak-proof travel mugs, water bottles and kids’ cups. (at 7Gadgets) Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Headphones Wishing you could get Zeppelin-like performance on-the-go? Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Headphones ($300) are likely to be as close as you can get. While the metal and sealed-leather construction isn't nearly as attention-grabbing as the company's stationary speakers, the P5 is a solid sonic performer, featuring ultra-linear neodymium magnets, mylar drive units, a noise-isolating design, and comfortable, cushy ear pads. As an added bonus, it includes an Apple Remote + Mic cable, letting you take calls on your iPhone, or control that silly buttonless shuffle you got as a stocking stuffer. (at Uncrate) Dell Vostro 3000 Series The Vostro 3300, 3400, 3500, and 3700 range from 13-inches to 17-inches, and all offer Core i3 and Core i5 processor options. For true juiceheads, the 17-inch Vostro 3700 even includes a Core i7 Quad Core option. Even better: a discrete graphics option. You can add an Nvidia Geforce 310M 512MB graphics card to the 3300-3500, while the 3700 has an optional Nvidia Geforce GT 330M 1GB card. (at Gizmodo) Fun pick of the day The floating speaker kit is called "Aqua Soundz" and it’s made up of two independent modules: a transmitter you connect to your music or DVD player or to your TV, radio... and a speaker/receptor that plays back the music sent by the transmitter. (at Wishlist)

The Perfect Office #28

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! Comment telling 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! ;) Gravity Sofa Simple and light upholstered sofa. The structure makes an empty space between seating space and floor, enpowering the lightness and shape of frame. (at Designer Spotter) USB Super 16 Port Hub If you are one of those people that has a large collection of gadgets that you like to have connected to your PC all at once, then you may want to check out the USB Super 16 Port Hub. If four USB ports aren’t enough for you then maybe this may be the solution, as this USB 2.0 hub features a total of sixteen USB 2.0 ports. The USB Super 16 Port Hub can be connected to two PCs at once to share the same USB gadgets (although not at the same time), it comes with a built in 22.5W power supply and you don’t need an extra AC adapter to power it. (at Geeky Gadgets) Water Clock A clock made of a glass of water, a plate and magnets. The ball floats on the water to display the time. The clock is part of the State of Things - Design and the 21st Century exhibition at the Design Museum Holon. (at Moco Loco) Green Lantern MacBook Decal Here he is right to your laptop, full color decal letting your MacBooks light show through his ring and illuminating. The Green Lantern MacBook Decal is available for the MacBook and MacBook Pro available to fit 13 inch, 15 inch and 17 models. (at Geeky Gadgets) Marvel Coloud Headphones Here are some cool headphones for all the Marvel Comics fans out there, the Marvel Coloud Headphones. These fun Marvel themed headphones feature a range of Marvel superheroes, from Iron Man, The Hulk, The Punisher and Wolverine, plus an X-Men version. (at Geeky Gadgets) 16 Million Color Lamp The Philips 818566 LivingColors LED lamp produces 16,777,216 different colors of accent light. The lamp’s four LEDs (two red, one blue, and one green) can generate 256 different hues, 256 levels of saturation, 256 brightness settings and up to 120 lumens. By using the small remote’s touch-sensitive color wheel, you can wash a wall, corner, or room with the color to match your mood. The lamp comes in two sizes. Large is $199 and a smaller mini sized lamp for $109. Both are available at Amazon and other online retailers. (at The Gadgeteerr) Dell Precision M4500 Workstation The M4500 supports both Core i5 and Core i7-920XM Quad Core processors along with optional Nvidia Quadro FX 1800M or Quadro FX 880M graphics. And its starting weight of six pounds makes it a mobile workstation that's actually, well, portable. It's also the first mobile 15.6-inch mobile workstation to come with an optional 64GB SSD MiniCard (starting at $220) for more storage and better battery life. Speaking of which: the M4500 is listed as getting 7 hours and 40 minutes, which is a pretty impressive claim for such a hardcore machine. Its target audience is distinctly professional: oil and gas, federal, medical, that sort of thing. On the plus side, that means Dell's packed the M4500 with government-level fingerprint security. On the down side? This thing's going to cost when it's finally available in the next few weeks. (at Gizmodo) Fun pick of the day A solar charger or solar powered device is all fine and good if you live in an area where there is ample sunlight. If you live in an area with heavy tree or cloud cover most of the year, a solar charger might not be ideal. A better option in some cases is a wind generator. Eolic is a foldable wind power generator that harnesses the breeze to make power for your gadgets. The cool part about the Eolic is its foldable and very portable design. The entire wind generator folds into a carry case that you can take camping or to the beach for power.(at Slash Gear)

The Perfect Office #27

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! Comment telling 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! ;) Sanyo' SPL Eneloop There comes a time in every bicyclist's life when you come to realize "I really don't want to pedal up that hill." For those riding a Sanyo Eneloop, they don't have to. The series of bikes has been getting more advanced over the years, and the new SPL models are the smartest yet. Whereas previous editions could only regeneratively charge themselves on downhills or when the brakes were applied, this new series can juice up while the rider is pedaling along on the flats. This presumably increases the rolling resistance somewhat but the new "Eco Charge Mode" is said to boost range by 53 percent. More importantly, a new chrome basket shows that this ride means business. It won't come cheap, though, shipping to Japanese pedalers on April 21 for ¥157,290, or about $1,800. For that kind of money we'll stick with our fleet of Huffy 10-speeds. (at Engadget) Abarth Chair A cantilever chair design inspired by car brand Abarth (the auto-sport division of Fiat). The work is suggestive of automobile design in both its aerodynamic form and choice of materials, polycarbonate and die-cast aluminum. (at Moco Loco) Moduleros The sustainable furniture system moduleros will adapt effortlessly to changing circumstances, both in your life and in your living space. From four different modules, bold combinations can be formed, resulting in different heights and widths. A “flexible, three-dimensional living space form” emerges. (at Designer Spotter) Street Headphones A grad thesis on rapid manufactured designs by Brian Garret Schuur, featuring his custom Street Headphones above, has netted Schuur a product design job with rapid manufacturer Freedom Of Creation and some handsome prototypes. (at Moco Loco) Carved Clock A clock with the hours 'carved' out of the clock face. (at Moco Loco) Ceiling Painted By Light It's not hard to imagine a ceiling covered in RGB LEDs, like Seo Dong-Hun's Draw the Lights concept. Equipped with a few sensors, a laser (or IR) pen could "paint" an array of light, allowing you to customize your entire living space. (at Gizmodo) HP EliteBook 2740p Get a tablet and a high-performance laptop all at once with the HP EliteBook 2740p ($1,600 and up). This touch-enabled convertible tablet features a 12.1-inch LED-backlit display on a convertible hinge that lets you use in with the full QWERTY keyboard for laptop-style work, or flip it over for touch-enabled tablet computing, and also offers plenty of horsepower, thanks to an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 8GB or RAM, optional SSD storage, optional built-in 3G wireless, and long-lasting 6-cell battery. (at Uncrate)