I hate running out of staples in the middle of stapling huge stacks of stuff at work. Call me lazy, but I hate having to stand up and raid the supply cabinet for staples when I just got on my stapling groove.
Do your pens go missing every once in a while, even though you’re sure you left them at your desk? Pen thieves are everywhere, especially at the office, so if you don’t take care and keep your stuff when they’re not in use, then chances are they’ll go missing once you leave your desk or cubicle.
How many mugs have you broken this year? If you answer two or more, then you’re a certified klutz and you shouldn’t be using glassware anymore. You’re probably better off with something like the Mighty Mug.
Do you frequently need to transfer or back up data from USB drives? Are you a spy? Well if you’re not one, what kind of job requires you to do that? Whatever it is you do, StarTech has a gadget that could serve you well.
While there are literally a million pen and toothbrush caddies out there, most of them are pretty boring if you ask me. If you’re looking for a fun way to keep your stick-like objects organized, then you might want to pick up the Grabit Robot.
From time to time, I’ve had a comfortable office chair. Though when you move, change jobs, etc., chairs seem to get a lower priority than more essential things. That being said, there’s something good about having a well-designed chair, which will let you sit for hours without feeling uncomfortable.
It’s been nearly 30 years since the original Macintosh hit the scene, so that definitely makes me feel old. But despite being ancient technology, I still love the little computer that smiled at you when you powered it on, and frowned when it crashed.
Even with cheap hard drives and scanners and all this talk of moving data to the cloud, the truth is most of the world’s offices still have tons of paper documents. A company called iMicroData aims to bring the convenience of digital filesystems to physical archives with the Smart Paper Filing System.
Hey, when you have a new baby you have to make some major sacrifices. Less video games, maybe free up some room in the home. Stuff like that. IKEA Hacker Ian from Los Angeles had to give up his home office when a new baby was on the way.
I’ve seen all kinds of office chairs and desks, but I’m pretty sure the Locus series by Focal is the first one that I’ve encountered that encourages people to be in a position halfway between standing up and sitting down.
Weekday mornings are the worst ever, especially if you’re coming back from an awesome weekend. I find that it’s my mid-morning coffee break that helps me keep my sanity sometimes, and I just found the most fitting mug for it: the Battery Thermokruzhkus Mug.
True story: I was hard at work studying for my exams when I decided to take a quick breather to stretch my arms and my legs. What happened next was far from what a breather is supposed to be: I made my chair lose its balance (there’s no other way to put it), my chair toppled over, and I ended up embarrassed (and slightly hurt) on the floor.
I’ve been using a keyboard for so long that I rarely look down at the keys anymore. The only time I’ve really had to adjust was going from my old PC keyboard to the flat and slightly different layout of my Mac’s keyboard – oh and when I used a netbook with its awful 95% actual size keys.