The scanner has a resolution of 300 DPI and also comes with an SD card slot allowing you to scan documents without connecting it up to a computer. On the top is a small 2.4 inch colour screen that lets you know what has been scanned and lets you manage the documents stored on the SD card. [Read more...]
Working from a home office, I'm out of touch with things in terms of photocopy machine abuse. Apparently it goes on quite a bit in Japan (and in all offices I suspect) where staff copy their own material for personal use such as a local garage sale, or missing dog. In larger offices the expense adds up which is why Canon have now introduced multi-function printers that require fingerprint authentication. Previous security attempts included key cards or pin numbers which could be easily passed around. By using a fingerprint method an actual user has to be present at the machine to activate it and can then be more easily held to account.
The new system is developed by Hitachi and has been attached to new multi-function printers that can run MEAP (a J2ME development platform) allowing it to integrate more easily in to an office setup. [Read more...]
The office is where most active workers spend 1/3 of their time within a day. Whether working for a company or from home, most people do have a desk where they perform most, if not all of their daily work. Not many though, seem to give their office the value it deserves and treat themselves by recognising that space and giving it the importance it deserved. Normally people buy gadgets for home but how many do really by things for their working environment.
It is a bit of a paradox spending money of things we can use just a few times in a week and not be spending money to ease our life in the place where most people will spend a big part of their life. That part, though, varies from country to country and there is a reason why most office gadgets are designed in Asia and that is where they are introduced into the market first. Asian people also have the reputation of being gadget fanatics and there are some very rational reasons that can explain that. One should just look at how many hours people in different countries spend at work.
The biggest workaholics in the world are the South Koreans with 2,357 hours each spent working according to a 2004 OECD survey, while in the UK people work 1,669 hours on average. Greece is the European country where people work the most, with an average of 2,150 hours annually. The ones who work the less are the Dutch with just 1,391 hours. That is to say that South Koreans spend a whole more month at work compared to the British and a month and a half more compared to the Dutch. If you find it hard to work out the maths, it will be helpful mentioning that in many Asian countries people work 7 days a week! [Read more...]
The iXP3 Internet Messaging Clock is a gadget you can put on your office desk. It features a swinging arm that has red LED's on it. When waved back and forth fast, it gives the illusion of floating text in the air which is used to display messages.
A port in the back allows you to connect it to a router. The port is a standard RJ45 socket that allows Ethernet to be run direct from the router to the clock and make it internet connected.
Once connected to your router you simply register the device online and messages sent to the service are displayed floating in mid air on the clock. [Read more...]
The thumb-sized Lamborghini is the perfect gift idea for a guy who works in an office. The RC Lamborghini measures just 2.75" in length allowing it to be driven around an office desk.
Costing just $9.99, you'll save yourself around $299990 vs buying the real thing. The remote control is capable of moving the car forwards, backwards, left and right. [Read more...]
What you see here is a "sci-fi themed desk" which is basically a more legal way of saying it's a Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite desk. The problem is that none of Tom Spina Designs furniture is officially licensed, and hence a slightly different name.
As can be seen, the desk represents a scene from the Star Wars movie where Han Solo gets frozen in carbonite for various reasons. [Read more...]
This phone is an android powered desktop phone. It's build by Cloud Telecomputers and is named Glass. It features an 8 inch touchscreen that allows you to manage incoming calls.
With the Glass being android based it can pack in a bunch of apps such as visual voicemail, a calendar, SMS as well as email. You are not just restricted to those apps though as there are custom apps appearing especially for this phone. [Read more...]
Levitation is one of those mysterious things that is somehow quite cool to see. It's always fascinating to see floating globes and other various objects that you can buy from your local gadget shop that are designed to levitate. However, you are restricted to just a handful of items and need to buy a new product each time you want to float something new. Levitron aims to get rid of that need by allowing you to levitate any small object from your home. [Read more...]
The CableDrop is a cable holder that sticks to your desk and allows you to trap your USB and other cables securely on the desk preventing them falling off the desk. [Read more...]
This cool Tank is build to move around your office desk. It is named the RC Mini Tank and is a small 1:70 scale tank that measures just 8.5 x 5.0 x 4.0 CM in size. [Read more...]
If you have a regular cubicle style office and have always had that desire to get yourself a door to make you look important then there is now an easier way, thanks to ThinkGeek. The Cubical Door Lock Stickers are designed to give your cubicle that authoritative look by making it just appear that you have a door.
Just stick some Cubicle Door Lock Stickers to your boring cubicle wall, and suddenly it will appear you have a door. Each set includes a few different locks, some peepholes, and even a doorbell button. The first time someone pauses before entering your cubicle to wonder if they should ring your doorbell, you'll know you have gained a few more power bars. Eventually, your power in the office will grow and grow and you'll have a real office with a real door - all because of your investment in some Cubicle Door Lock Stickers. You're welcome.