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, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! 😉
Duracell Flash Memory
I like the AA battery style design of Duracell’s new 32 GB Rugged USB Flash Drive. They feature a solid, Black rubberized housing with the famous copper ring. You won’t have to worry about losing the cap because this drive has a twist mechanism like a twist flashlight that will extend or retract the USB connector from the body. It even has a corresponding ratchet sound when it’s twisted opened and closed. A 5-year warranty is also offered for each drive. It’s available in 16 GB and 32 GB capacities. (at The Gadgeteer)
Are you a Mac fanboy/girl that thought you had everything? How did you not know about the CaseCrown Alumi-HUB 4-port USB Hub? Featuring a matte aluminum body and white accents, it bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s Mac keyboard and Magic Trackpad. Includes 4 USB ports and a shielded connection cable. Lightweight and compact so it could be used with MacBook laptops as well as desktop iMacs. Of course, you can still use it with your PC too. (at The Gadgeteer)
USB Power Strip
Just like handbags and shoes are to the ladies, so too, are USB ports to the guys. At least to those of us who love our gadgets to bits. The $9.99 USB Power Strip will offer you four USB ports so that you can juice up to a trio of USB-powered devices simultaneously, without worrying about whether there are enough USB ports left available on your notebook to go around. Bear in mind that the USB Power Strip has but one purpose – that is, to charge only USB devices, and it is tiny enough to be slipped into a notebook bag without taking up too much space. Your mates will definitely want to hang out with your more during conventions, since you are the “saviour” of your mates’ devices as well when they are all low on juice. The USB Power Strip will measure a diminutive 1.1? x 4.4? x 0.75?, and you will receive either black or white shades when it is shipped to your doorstep as there is no way for you to select the color as it is assigned randomly. (at Coolest Gadgets)
For those of you who have not heard of Henge Docks, they manufacture docking stations for Apple MacBooks. They have expanded their product line to include the Clique, a smartly done device that unites Apple’s Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad into a single unit/device. The Clique is a tray with insets that securely holds both devices. The holder enables you to use your keyboard and trackpad without needing a flat surface to place them on. The Clique is available for both right and left handed people. (at The Gadgeteer)
Maingear’s Pulse 11-inch gaming laptop
Gamers who’d been eyeing up an Alienware M11x may have been rightly irked when the 11-inch form factor was yanked off shelves. Fortunately, Maingear is stepping in with a laptop that slots an Ivy Bridge CPU into equally compact hardware. The Pulse 11 has an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 LED-backlit display, supports up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM while packing HDMI-out 1.4a, USB 3.0 and THX TruStudio Pro sound. Graphics-wise, there’s an NVIDIA GeForce GT650M with 2GB RAM for fragging your enemies, and an Intel GMA HD GPU for fragging your spreadsheets. The hardware will begin shipping on June 3rd, with prices starting from $1,099 for a Core i5, 8GB RAM and a 320GB HDD. (at Engadget)
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Hello, everyone! I’m Paulo Gabriel, designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil, born in 1984. I have worked as a webdesigner since 2006, but websites and blogs have been a hobby for me since 1999. Here in Abduzeedo, I try to bring only the hot stuff for you… and hope that all of you enjoy my posts! For more cool stuff, you may also follow me on Twitter.