Mar 24, 2014
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?
This week we've picked the astounding DC Collectibles Fables Bookends... a real treat to the eyes of Fantasy lovers. There's also the neat Wood piece pocket memo. It looks really neat! For those riding bikes, there's the Shelfie Bike Mount, a super addition to your wall. We've also picked the Android Wear... a preview of what's to come in the next couple years. Check it out!
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DC Collectibles Fables Bookends
Sculpted by Mike Locascio! Display your FABLES graphic novel collection with these breathtaking gun metal silver resin bookends inspired by the best-selling, Eisner Award-winning comic book and graphic novel series FABLES by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham. Measures approximately 8.25″ tall. (at 7 Gadgets)
Wood Piece Pocket Memo
This Wood Piece Pocket Memo, sold under the Appree brand, was created by South Korean designer Nam SangWoo for BuyMeDesign. The aim is to provide an indirect link to nature. In this case, these are simple sticky notes that are made to look like a thin and square piece of wood. The texture seems so real that anyone could easily mistake it for real red pine tree wood. Handwritten notes on what seems like a piece of wood are sure to be a lot more personal than an email, IM or SMS. Not to mention that it’s hard to miss a piece of wood stuck to the mirror or fridge or a bag. Each pack contains 120 notes aka wood pieces. (at The Gadget Flow)
Shelfie Bike Mount
For those of you who live or work in a small space, finding enough room to store all your stuff is really a way of life — and if you ride a bike, it makes your storage woes that much worse. But with the Shelfie Bike Mount, you can free up just a bit of room by hanging your your bike out of the way on the wall. Unlike most bike mounts that go through the frame of your bike, potentially getting tangled in cables, with the Shelfie you can hang your bike from its seat. A built-in cubby gives you space for a helmet or other small biking gear. (at Uncrate)
LifePrint Wireless Photo Printer
The printer works with iOS and Android devices and makes 3″ x 4″ photographs. The LifePrint is a wifi and Bluetooth photo printer for your phone, which allows anyone with either a WiFi or 3G and up connection to snap a photo, and then beam it through the LifePrint App to the device itself, which pops out a hard copy at home. Even if home is 10,000 miles away. In about 60 seconds, the printer can receive and output any photo taken from anywhere in the world. (at Like Cool)
Kanex Multi-Sync Keyboard
Can you think of how many different texts, emails, and comments you write in a day? It seems like an endless amount, but it is spread across your phone, tablet, and computer. Of course, when you’re sitting at your desk, you use all three almost simultaneously. Instead of bringing up a keyboard and making it harder to see what you’re writing due to screen size limitations, why not use your computer keyboard for everything? The Kanex Multi-Sync Keyboard will allow you to type on any three devices you choose with the same keyboard. All it takes is a press of a button, and you will switch from one Bluetooth device to another. In style and function, this was meant to be paired with Apple devices. It will still work with Windows or Android, but some of the hotkeys or shortcuts might not be of use. (at Coolest Gadgets)
Built as an extension of the Android platform to the wearable space, Android Wear is an operating system built specifically with this form factor in mind — beginning with watches, but conceivably extending to other wearables in the near future. Now, Google isn't making a watch, instead they've teamed up with a bunch of leading hardware makers, giving them the software they need to build a great device. They've rethought the way you interact with a device, making important information available when it's contextually relevant — think weather when you wake up, meetings throughout the day, traffic information during your commute, and number of calories burned during a run. It also has voice at its code, letting you respond to text messages, start a playlist, even search for important places nearby. While we have yet to see Android Wear on any actual devices, it's only a matter of time. (at Uncrate)
Here are some office ideas for you! How do you like these? Don't forget that you may suggest gadgets or ideas via twitter: @paulogabriel - I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)