May 04, 2015
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 selected a nice row of gadgets for you, like the Crosley Revolution Turntable, for ripping your vynil collection to your computer. There's also the Axel Modular Headphones, which looks pretty dope and you may order at Kickstarter. We have also picked the Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet, which seems to be a very nice option to the iPad. But there's more!
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Crosley Revolution Turntable
The centerpiece of a great hi-fi system, this is not. But the Crosley Revolution Turntable can do something your high-end player can't: go everywhere with you. Smaller than a record case, able to run off 4 AA batteries, and weighing in at under two pounds, it's one of the most portable options around, and also has a USB port than can be used for power or for ripping your vinyl to a computer. Available in four colors. (at Uncrate)
Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard
Ultra-thin and lightweight: Only 5mm thin, the innovative, foldable design easily fits into a purse, bag, or pocket. Bluetooth Smart: Clutter-free and reliable experience utilizing the latest in Bluetooth 4.0 technology, consuming less power. Easy on/Easy off: Open the keyboard to connect to your tablet or smartphone. Simply close the keyboard to shut it down. Full-size keyset: The full-size keyset provides fast, accurate typing. Spill-resistant design: Water repellent keyset and fabric helps protect against accidents. Rechargeable battery: The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to three months of usage on a single charge. (at 7 Gadgets)
Axel Modular Headphones
Musical tastes are different. Most headphones are the same. This is a problem: one Axel Modular Headphones aims to fix. When ordering, you can choose from three different driver configurations, set up for dance/hip-hop, jazz, classical, and folk, or pop and rock, respectively, and there's even an online app that mines your Spotify preferences to recommend one for you. From there, you choose from one of three band inserts, whether you want on-ear or over-the-ear cans, and your color preference — then prepare to listen to your favorites on a set of personal speakers tailored to your liking. (at Uncrate)
Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet
Surface 3 is built around a durable magnesium body that’s incredibly light and thin, so you’ll feel confident taking it anywhere. With up to 10 hours of video playback*, a beautiful 10.8” display, and integrated Kickstand, Surface 3 is perfect for hands-free entertainment wherever you go. Powered by a fast Intel processor, touch apps and Windows desktop software like iTunes and Photoshop Essentials work seamlessly. Click in a backlit keyboard† to type faster than on-screen and connect easily to your accessories with the full-size USB 3.0 port. (at 7 Gadgets)
ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501
It's clear that the UX501 is what one might call a desktop replacement laptop. The most notable point may be its display, which is a 15.6" 3840x2160 IPS panel. At 282ppi it's an extremely high resolution display, although I don't think anyone was unhappy with 3200x1800 panels and the lower power consumption that comes with them. ASUS is also reporting full sRGB gamut coverage, and hopefully high color accuracy is bundled with that gamut. The rest of the specs are equally impressive, with a 2.6GHz quad core Intel Core i7 CPU, and NVIDIA's GTX 960M GPU. (at AnandTech)
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery
Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening. It also fortifies your home against power outages by providing a backup electricity supply. Automated, compact and simple to install, Powerwall offers independence from the utility grid and the security of an emergency backup. It automatically switches to battery power in the event of an electric company outage, bringing peace of mind to those who live in areas prone to storms or unreliable utility grids. It comes in 10 kWh weekly cycle and 7 kWh daily cycle models. Both are guaranteed for ten years and are sufficient to power most homes during peak evening hours. Multiple batteries may be installed together for homes with greater energy need, up to 90 kWh total for the 10 kWh battery and 63 kWh total for the 7 kWh battery. (at The Gadget Flow)
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. ;)