July 14, 2009
If you have to be stuck at your desk all day, you might as well make it fun. From the totally useful to the completely random, there’s no end to the gadgets that can perk up your work day. Here’s our collection of the greatest office gadgets of all time!
Laser Trip Wire
When you’re serious about your cube
If you’re lucky enough to have a cube of your own, you’re probably very protective of it. Make sure nobody’s
messing with your workspace with this handy laser trip wire. Attach it to an alarm or a video camera and tell your coworkers to beware!
Source: Klear Gear
Fruit Powered Clock
Put your lunch to work for you
Before you snack on that midmorning apple or finish your lunch off with a banana, get some real use out of your fruit by having it power this fun little clock! Your diet will be nutritious and informative.
Source: Fat Brain Toys
USB Coffee Warmer
Never drink cold coffee again
If it takes you a little while to get through your morning (or afternoon!) tea or coffee, you’re probably tired of running to the kitchen microwave. Well, have we got the solution for you. A handy cup warmer that’s powered by your computer!
Multitasks just like you do!
If you find your desk to be just a little too cluttered or you find yourself having to do your job on the go, simplify matters with this handy 5-in-1 office tool. Never find yourself without a stapler or calculator again!
Portable Napping Cube
Never have an excuse not to nap
Tempted to take a nap but not lucky enough to have a bed at your desk? This sleek and innovative inflatable screen keeps you comfortable while giving you the privacy you need to drift away. Think your boss would let you get away with it?
Source: Gadget Grid
USB Fish Hand Warmer
AdminSecret tested and approved!
Tired of having a frozen mouse hand? Thinking about mittens? This cute little guy keeps your mouse hand warm while you work. Trust us — we’ve got one in the office! But, wait … are fish actually furry
Source: USB Geek
Bring a little life to your desk
Want some flowers on your desk every day, but can’t afford the florist? Don’t have a green thumb? Don’t sweat it! This USB
-powered greenhouse does all the work for you with a built-in watering reminder and a calendar.
Source: Dream Cheeky
iSaw USB Chainsaw
Making the office less stressful
Hate your job, your boss, or your coworkers? Go on a chainsaw spree and hack their desks to pieces! Or not, since we’re pretty sure the USB
Chainsaw isn’t actually in production. Oh well, we can dream!
Doggie and Kitty Staple-Free Stapler
Cute and environmentally friendly
These little guys aren’t just adorable — they’re good for the planet! By making a tiny slit in one sheet and folding a tab through another, these staplers attach pieces of paper without metal staples. Something this clever will definitely make you look smart, cost efficient, and
eco-friendly at the office.
The Smart Rabbit
Who knew a bunny could do so much?
Need your own assistant? This adorable rabbit uses WiFi technology to fetch information and bring it to you. It can wake you up, tell you stock quotes, read news headlines aloud, and give you the weather forecast. Nabaztag can even communicate with fellow bunnies and get married!
Source: Klear Gear
The Scan Toaster
Burn the headlines right into your breakfast
The Scan Toaster connects to your PC over a USB
wire and downloads everything from weather to the latest gossip and burns it onto your bread slice. “The appliance is a finalist in design competition run by manufacturer Electrolux and designer Sung Bae Chang said he got the idea whilst — you guessed it — making some toast.”
Source: Register Hardware
USB Fragrance Diffuser
Aromatherapy on the go
Choose from lavender, lemongrass or orange and turn your desk into a therapeutic sanctuary. The Fragrance Diffuser also comes in any shape you can imagine (your company’s logo or your kids’ faces, maybe?) and a variety of different colors.
A pen that does more than you do
Be a meeting master with a Smart Pen! The Livescribe Pen records everything being said, and has an audio jack for your 3D recording headset, and a built-in infrared camera that tracks everything you write on Livescribe Dot Paper (which you can print for free), and
has a USB
connection for charging and transferring your notes and audio to your PC. What can’t
Say goodbye to writing “Do not erase!”
So this isn’t exactly something you can keep on your desk — it’s still a great invention. Save your best office brainstorms, lists, and diagrams (or doodles!) with this whiteboard that actually prints out what you write on it.
Source: Electronic Whiteboards Warehouse
USB Stealth Switch
Never get caught slacking off again
Want to do a little online shopping? Play a video game for a while? Spend some extra time in the AdminSecret forums
? Well, now you can slack off without fear with this handy little foot pedal that switches screens, mutes programs, and more. Don’t tell your boss!
Did you miss any?