On the education side, Blipblox was one of the more interesting items on the floor. A synth designed for three to eight-year-old kids, the Blipblox has arrow paths on top connecting all the buttons to show the synth’s signal chain. The idea is to get children interested in synthesis basics early on. But, there’s no iconography on the Blipblox itself to hint at what the buttons do, so it’s hard to say how much kids will really learn as opposed to just mashing buttons. The company told me that if kids want to learn more, they can read the manual that comes with it, but that seems to defeat the product’s purpose.
This mobile desk allows you to easily travel around your workplace without leaving your laptop or documents behind. Simply propel yourself from one area to the next. The seat is height-adjustable. Ideal if trying to shop for a very unique and useful office gift.
Hailed by Time as one of the best inventions of 2017, the Ember is an app-controlled, 10-ounce ceramic mug that’ll keep your morning coffee the perfect, preferred temperature even if, owing to deadlines, you don’t finish it ’til the evening. The list price is $79.95; get it directly from Ember, or look for one, as they say, at a Starbucks near you.
Do you feel like your office is a dull, boring place that’s lacking positivity and creative energy? Bright Side found 20 awesome gadgets that would add extra joy and convenience to your life and make your workday go by a lot faster.
I’m not a huge gadget person but I LOVE the shower speaker I got on Amazon. It’s awesome for so much more than just the shower. I use it to play music in my room and also stick it to the window in my car! Money well spent. —ginababy417
I couldn’t go making this gallery without mentioning privacy filters. I’m often amazed by how few people know about these. They’re absolutely perfect for foiling the plans of nosey coworkers who try to come around and see what you’re doing — that, or if you’re trying to get some work done on some sort of public transportation. Between one of these and a couple of those monitor rear-view mirrors, you’ll be gold-ish. // Source
Acer had me at $9,000 gaming laptop (that’s about £7,300 or AU$12,400). But it also has a ginormous 21-inch curved screen — the first in a laptop — and an eye-tracking camera. Of course, it has nine heat pipes to cool the two GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs and two power supplies, four speakers and two subwoofers, plus it weighs 19.4 pounds (8.8 kg).
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Record hours of video footage with this DVR wrist watch thanks to the 4GB internal flash memory, and view the artistic fruits of your labor, with a simple connection of the DVR spy watch to your laptop computer using the USB cable provided.
Robot 3E-A18 is Honda’s social empathy robot. The company says it’s meant to represent the idea that robots can support people by providing a sense of compassion and understanding. In a demo at CES, the roving robot’s glowing face frequently changed its expression as it greeted the crowd. Honda’s 3E-B18, comparatively, is a robotic chair concept, while 3E-C18 includes cargo space for transporting materials.
Essentially a mobile security camera with some smart-home control capabilities, when Kuri ships about a year from now it will roam your home checking on your kids and pets when you’re not home. It looks like a robot, though, so it’s cool just for that.
One of the amazing gadgets for cars you should buy next is Radmo. If you have it, you have no need to worry about where you put your mobile phone or other electronic devices. Although put what you need on the windshield is not a bad idea, it is not clever choice and even illegal in some places. Radmo – the perfectly fitted mount – can help you solve this matter.
With the Anker Astro Mini external battery, you won’t ever need to worry about running out of phone battery while out on the job. While most external batteries on the market work exclusively with either iPhone or Android, the Anker Astro Mini uses PowerIQ technology to identify your device in order to “speak its unique charging language.” Keep the 3 oz. Anker Astro Mini in a purse or pocket, and plug it into your phone when you need a full recharge. And there’s no need to worry about taking the Anker Astro Mini outside of the office — it’s aluminum outer shell makes it a rugged and durable accessory.
Designed for everyone from students to architects, to artists, to salesmen, the Adobe Ink & Slide is a fine-tip, pressure-sensitive pen that provides its user with a greater sense of creative control and unprecedented precision. Built to be used with the iPad, Adobe Ink & Slide uses Adonit Pixelpoint technology to ensure your straight lines are straight, your circles perfect, and your classic French curves are….well, classically curvy. Plus, the pen integrates with Creative Cloud so you can easily share your work via email, Behance, AirDrop, and more.
I was on vacation in France in 2002 (I was 7 or 8 back then) and I visited a local toy store multiple times because they had really cool stuff. But then, one day I saw a cylinder-shaped oil and water emulsion toy with spiral stairs inside that you can put upside down all the time and then you see little drops of blue oil rolling down in a spiral. It was so satisfying to watch, even better than a lava lamp! They had them in blue or pink. I wanted the blue one, but my mom didn’t want to buy it for me. For years I was searching for it as a child but I never found it in another store, not even on my next visit to France. I was so in love with that thing…but one year ago at the end of 2016, I visited a store in my country that I’ve known for years, and there I found them! I was so happy to finally see them after years of searching that I almost cried, they even had one in purple! —s4ef321550
This is the standard memory card you use with your camera or phone. The the case of the much smaller Micro SD (also known as TF). If the product says SD card slot it will take any SD card you already own. Pay attention to max GB size compatibility if you are using very big storage SD cards.
The two outer channels have a looser grip for cables that you take in and out frequently. The two inner channels have a tighter grip for cables you rarely remove to stay put. CableDrop Multi uses a semi-permanent (3M) adhesive tape to stay put on flat surfaces.
The all-electric FF91 Future, shown here in the Stealth Combat finish, looks seriously cool, is autonomous-ready and, according to Faraday, goes from 0 to 60 in 2.39 seconds — which would make it the fastest-accelerating SUV in the world.
Thousands of people find it helpful to listen to music while working. In fact, recent studies suggest that listening to music increases levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, a brain chemical that can help one focus while working. For these people comes the Aether Cone, a thinking music player that listens to your requests, picks up on your habits, and learns your tastes to create the perfect soundtrack for any mood or moment in which you may find yourself. So that you never run out of listening material, Cone offers access to Rdio’s library of over 30 million songs, plus thousands of podcasts and internet radio stations.
CNET called this Bluetooth-enabled, hands-free calling a wearable, supercool speakerphone. And, it noted, you won’t look nearly as weird as those people with Bluetooth earsets. Plus, it chirps just like a proper Enterprise combadge should. Available from ThinkGeek for $79.99.
Philips’ headband isn’t designed to help you get more sleep. Rather, it’s meant to help you get the most out of your sleep. The headband emits a tone that the company says improves slow wave sleep, the stage in the sleep cycle at which brain waves and breathing slow to their lowest levels.
Have you ever come home from work and felt like you have the worst job ever? Well, now you can track your happiness in an easy fun way. At the end of every day, simply draw the face that most closely resembles how you feel about that day! Once you fill up the sheet, you can look back and see if you really are enjoying your work or if you need to start looking for something else. It is one of those games that will help you review current satisfaction level with a job.
Our collectible is a detailed replica of an intriguing medieval machine. The authentic foundry iron construction with moving parts includes a fully functioning ratchet with firing action on the catapult. Fascinating gift for a history buff or an unusual executive toy for your desk.
Do you ever wish you had a mug that could keep your coffee hot for hours, or a comfortable place to rest your feet while you sit at a desk? Well, then you’ll definitely want to own all of these fantastic items below.
Powered by computer USB port, it reaches 46’C within 5 minutes, and maintain a comfortable temperature without burring or harming your hands? No more icy hand in cold weather. Plug and play. Pull out the attached USB connector, and plug them straight into your USB port. Simply and easy to operate.
One to use on home soil rather than abroad (where you’d be at the mercy of roaming charges), this will keep the whole family entertained on long car journeys without using up your internet data. EE’s Buzzard 2 provides in-car 4G wi-fi – which up to 10 devices can connect to. The Buzzard 2 comes with either 6GB or 24GB of data (the latter currently costs £99 on Amazon). Before you set off on your journey, you’ll need to register the sim, but then you’re good to go. Useful if you want to keep the kids busy watching an online film or use your smartphone as a satnav.
Cryptex is a special container which has mechanical combination lock (rotating rings with letters or digits), which people used hundreds years ago to keep secrets. Inside the cylinder there’s a container, where you can keep piece of paper with secret data. Today it’s better to use a USB flash drive for data storage.