Five awesome geek-approved office items for techies
Your office is a place in which you spend a lot of time, so why not make it a home away from home? Adding your own personal touch to your space can end up doing wonders for your state of mind, productivity levels and overall attitude during those work days at your desk. As technology and creativity continues to advance, a variety of fun and interesting gadgets are making their way into the world, much to the delight of techies everywhere.
Your office is a place in which you spend a lot of time, so why not make it a home away from home? Adding your own personal touch to your space can end up doing wonders for your state of mind, productivity levels and overall attitude during those work days at your desk. As technology and creativity continues to advance, a variety of fun and interesting gadgets are making their way into the world, much to the delight of techies everywhere. Say goodbye to drab, boring office spaces and hello to these super cool items for which even the savviest of tech-geeks are sure to be giving the thumbs-up.
The time master: World Clock
If your job involves dealing with multiple time zones, then you’ll definitely want to get a World Clock by South Korean design house, 11+. It’s an interactive desk clock that can tell you the exact time in a time zone simply by rolling it across the surface of your desk. To start, you set your home time zone and then the autonomous hand will adapt as you roll to your desired location, before returning to the original time zone. The hardest part is really just having to remember to check that you’re reading the time in the right time zone.
The USB guru: Mr Robot USB Port
This cool little guy will light up your life, in more ways than one. Not only is he designed to hold USB ports as well as SD cards, but when he’s not sending information to your PC as his eyes light up, he’s marching across your desk, providing you with hours of entertainment – after all, who would say no to a wind-up robot that doubles as a USB guru? We thought so.
The king of hard drives: The Seagate Seven
You’d be hard-pressed to walk into a techie’s office and not find a hard drive of some kind making a home for himself on the desk. The Seagate Seven ͫ ͫ is a 500GB hard drive that measures an impressive 7mm, making it the slimmest of the slim. It can easily be slipped into a bag, but better yet, it rests rather nicely on any desk surface. The added bonus is that it’s also super-light and has a stainless steel finish, making it elegant yet rugged – it really is the Rolls Royce of hard drives.
The ultimate headphones: B&O PLAY H8
Audiophiles will love these trendy and powerful headphones from B&O. These beauties are where style meets crisp sound quality, but the best part has to be that they are wireless and can last for up to 14 hours on full charge. The sound can be controlled on the right ear and with subtle gestures, listening pleasure it literally at your finger-tips. Plus, this feature even works while wearing gloves, which means that they can easily go from office to home. So if you enjoy shutting out the world and putting your head down to work, then these bad boys are perfect for you.
The must-have piece of art: The Swinging Sticks Kinetic Energy Sculpture
Do you remember that completely mesmorising sculpture on Pepper Potts’ desk in Iron Man 2, the one that drives Tony Stark bonkers? Well, this is it: the one and only Swinging Sticks Kinetic Energy Sculpture. So whilst it looks like its motions are free-running in a counter-intuitive manner, it’s in fact just battery-powered (but no one has to know that). This decorative piece is that must-have bit of art that every techie will love having adorn his desk, simply because it’s just downright hypnotic – and the perfect distraction when you need a break from the boring stuff.
Whilst these items are not readily available in South Africa, that doesn’t mean that tech-geeks can’t add them to their wish-list, and why wouldn’t they? We guarantee that at least one (if not more) of these cool contraptions have caught your eye and made you go “I want that”. And the tech-geeks? Well they’re drooling for sure.
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