If you spend most of your working day sat at your desk, you probably could do with a little light relief every now and again. It doesn’t matter how much you love your job, there comes a time when the view starts to become mundane. Most of us don’t even have the luxury of a window view, because even the car park is more interesting than your co-worker’s face! Well there are some interesting desk gadgets currently doing the rounds, and some of them are even useful! Let’s see what is on offer and maybe you can spice up that bland office desk just a little bit.
Cockpit Weather Station – $ 80
This gadget is supper cool and it will really suit those of us who don’t have the luxury of an outside view. It really looks like a proper aviation tool and is almost as accurate. You have 2 clocks for those of us in touch with a different time zone and it has a fantastic storage facility for those untidy desks. You can check the time in both Celsius and Fahrenheit and it even includes an accurate hygrometer for predicting stormy weather ahead. For that special occasion you can engrave the plate to make this an even more bespoke desk gadget. This would make a lovely present for one of your co-workers or perhaps you would rather keep it all to yourself! We fell in love with this practical desk tidy and we think that you will have a soft spot for the Cockpit Weather Station also!
USB Memo Pad – $15
A truly useful little ally indeed, the USB Memo Pad will allow you to jot down all of those notes that you seem to need to get through that busy day. Instead of using paper, you will be able to use this digital post-it pad as an eco-friendly substitute. The USB interface means that no batteries are needed and the darn thing just looks so cool on your desk! You can use it to doodle away and the screen is cleared with a simple swipe-erase action. It reminds us a little of that retro superstar the ‘Etch-a-Sketch’ but this is far cooler and will soon be one of your favourite desk occupants.
Instant Photo Frame – $15
If you love the retro designed gadgets, this will surely float your 1970’s boat in a big way! The Instant Photo Frame presents your chosen photos as if they are hanging out of that seventies icon, the Polaroid instant camera. It will certainly make the ladies in accounts take a second look and will make your desk the coolest by a long margin. If you get fed up of the picture selection, simply replace them with something a little more to your taste. Just remember to keep a photo of your partner and kids ready, just in case they make a surprise visit!
And Number Four is…
We think that any one of these cool gadgets will make your desk a really cool conversation piece, why not splash out on all three and see your office popularity rise and rise?
Today’s feature writer, Alfred Atkinson, is a part of the team at Print Three, a company that creates online business cards in Toronto. In his spare time, Alfred likes to share business plans and strategies in order to get an edge over competitors.