Coolest Gadgets » Office Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:00:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 InventHelp’s Cord Charmer could usher in era of clutter-free charging stations Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:00:21 +0000

Everyone likes to work in a clean, neat and clutter-free environment, unless you were Smaug the dragon who has a really long lifespan and can’t be too bothered about which jewel and treasure is stored where. For the rest of us mere mortals, an organized desk is a reflection of an organized mind. InventHelp would like to help those of us who find it difficult to keep things neat and tidy at work, school or at home with the Cord Charmer.

The Cord Charmer has been touted to be a brand new clutter-free charging station that will cater for a slew of consumer electronic devices. The Cord Charmer is actually an outlet cover plate that will be able to stash away power cords as it charges electronic devices. These range from portable media players to smartphones and other kind of digital devices. The Cord Charmer will be able to put to bed the long standing problem of cords cluttering floors and countertops.

Not only will the Cord Charmer be able to replace traditional electronic cover plates, it will also boast of a chamber for the cord itself, while there is a built-in shelf for whatever electronic or digital device that is of the right size to rest on. As the cord remains kept away in a safe location while your device charges, you do not have to worry too much about wandering and curious hands of the resident 3-year old exploring his or her surroundings. Not only that, the shelf will also reduce the chances of your charging device being in harm’s way, as opposed to having it placed on a desk, countertop or floor where it could be damaged.

There are traditional and contemporary designs to choose from. The traditional design will feature a couple of outlet spaces, whereas the latter contemporary design boasts of one large rectangular opening for the outlet. Regardless of your $9.99 choice, both designs can blend in with any décor. Of course, getting a multi-purpose USB charging station might also do the trick, but that will cost more.

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Jabra reveals VXi Series V175 and V300 headsets Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:00:45 +0000 jabra-v300Jabra is well known for its collection of accessories that enhances the way we work, be it at home or at the office. This time around, Jabra has a couple of headsets that will definitely pique your interest — the VXi Series V175 and the V300. These two headsets will make up part of the Office Wireless V-Series, targeting mobile professionals who would like to increase their arsenal of productivity devices with a range of connectivity options which will surely make the workday a whole lot more efficient.

With the expansion of its popular VXi V-Series line of wireless office headsets, we will take a closer look at the V175 and V300. The V175 will feature single connectivity that allows office workers to enjoy wireless freedom even when they are talking to someone on the phone, while the V300 will come with tri-connectivity that professionals would love to use, since it delivers wireless freedom for calls even when using a desk phone, a PC or a smartphone.

Since calls have ended up being a whole lot more complex than ever before, it is imperative that the average office drone is able to move around the office to retrieve files, while attending to a phone call. Regardless of which particular model that you choose, these headsets can deliver 350-feet of wireless range accompanied by digitally-encrypted DECT technology. This will enable employees to enjoy the freedom to move, maximize productivity even while they are attending to a call, increasing productivity as they go.

Other practical features include the claim to having an industry-best noise-canceling microphone for clear conversations, up to 10+ hours of talk time on a single charge, one-touch controls, as well as headband, earhook and neckband wearing styles. The Jabra V175 and V300 will retail for $129.99 and $179.99, respectively.

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The orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard and Mouse – surpass limitations Wed, 24 May 2017 18:30:54 +0000 Orbitouch

No two people are the exact same. Even identical twins don’t have every hair follicle in the exact same spot. That being said, if you are born without much in the way of ability to move your fingers, working on a computer would not be the easiest of tasks. Instead of signing off on it completely, you can learn to modify your interactions through a different way of inputting information.

For those that view a keyboard as an impossible challenge, the orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard and Mouse might be able to help. It has 128 characters that you access by sliding the left and right domes to the correct colored area which represent a character. This will drastically reduce finger movement, and somewhat reduce wrist strain. It will obviously take a little time to get used to, but will either make typing possible for those that it wasn’t possible for before, or reduce a lot of strain on the joints in your hands.

This is not going to work for everyone, but for those that it will help, it could be life-changing. Keep in mind that this is not built to make you the fastest typist in the world, so you’re likely not going to surpass 30 WPM unless you’re really gunning for it. This will cost you around $280, so it’s something you’ll want to research and weigh your options heavily on before jumping into it.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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The Zeus All-In-One Printer – who needs to buy toys when you can make them? Tue, 23 May 2017 18:30:49 +0000 Zeus 3D Printer

We seem to have an unending want of stuff. We’ll try to be choosy and make it things that will actually be useful and applicable to our lives, but when was the last time you went an entire month without buying anything that wasn’t groceries? If you have the capital and know-how, you can avoid needing to buy any tangible bobble again, since you can make it yourself.

Not too long ago 3D printers were something only found in science fiction, and now they can give your imagination and logic a run for their money. Zeus is a plug-and-play 3D printer that will let you start making your first print within 10 minutes of its unboxing. It can be used to make toys, school projects, prototypes, or recreate old objects with ease. It is also fully automated in regards to calibration, so you never have to do any bed-leveling or touching the insides.

Since the parts are modular, you can quickly get to the turbtable and extruder to deal with any potential issues and get back to creating. There’s also the added bonus of having the templates for a number of parts in the machine, meaning you can create backups to have handy or create a new part in a couple of hours. Its max build is 6 x 8 x 5.7” with a max resolution of 80 microns. The 7” color display will let you do on-board editing without needing an external computer, making this a self-contained thing-making machine. This will cost you around $2,337, and you’ll need printer filament spools at around $22 a pop, so it’s an expensive way to pass the time.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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Open Gadgets Pixel LED Art Frame – Thinking in pixels Tue, 16 May 2017 18:30:34 +0000 Pixel Art LED Frame

We love to hang art on our walls, but every now and again we feel the need to move things around. We don’t want to redo the entire house, but a change of scenery is never a bad idea. It would be much easier if what was on your walls could change itself, or be changed whenever you’re tired of the same ole images cropping up.

That might have sounded foreign 15 years ago, but we’ve all seen digital photo frames. If you’re not much of a picture person, then maybe this Pixel LED Art Frame would be more your speed. It hearkens back to pixelated games from the 80s, and will let you use other artists renditions (over 180 options), or create your own. It has 1,024 LEDs with each light being the equivalent of one pixel, giving you a 32 x 32 resolution. It is a tedium to create images or animations by yourself, but if that’s a hobby of yours, you only need to save your masterpiece in animated GIF format to admire your handiwork.

There are lots of customization options, with free apps for Android and Linux/raspberry pi. You can either mount this on your wall or use the included desktop stand to keep it nearby. This is going to cost you around $218, but it would be a fun way to pass the time and show off your creations to anyone who happens by your desk or home.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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BetterBack forces you to keep better posture Tue, 02 May 2017 18:30:57 +0000 Better Back

Your parents can scream at you until they’re blue in the face, but it’s not going to make you have better posture. Unless you actively want to change something, you’re not going to, which is why we carry a lot of bad habits into adulthood. Eventually we realize that the things our parents told us to do were for our benefit, and have to begrudgingly change our ways after the fact.

If you still slump and slouch, especially when sitting at your desk, then the BetterBack will help you change your crooked ways (before it’s too late). For those that have terrible posture, this is the first step to not only sitting better, but correcting your posture indefinitely. This folds around your back and knees, essentially forcing you into decent posture, but in a comfortable, hammock-like way.

Only using this for 15 minutes a day can help your body’s muscle memory know what good posture is and keep it that way. This will work on any chair, meaning it’s perfect for the office, during the big game, on a plane, or just sitting in quiet meditation. When you’re not using it, this will fold down and zip up to a little package size so it can go in your bag when it’s not needed. This is a $59 purchase that could drastically alter your posture, if you remember to make yourself use it.

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The RocketWave Smart Notebook makes note sharing a breeze Mon, 01 May 2017 18:30:42 +0000 RocketWave notebook

Everyone likes taking notes differently. Typing them on a computer and saving in Evernote or Google Docs is the most convenient since you can access it even if you forget your laptop at home. However, there’s something about writing down your words in your handwriting, and having the freedom to add doodles and side notes without having to change the font.

If you really love writing your notes with a pen or pencil, but want to be able to access them from anywhere, the RocketWave Smart Notebook will help. This is an 80-page notebook that uses a combination of special pages and special ink to transfer your handwritten notes to all the programs you use wherever you go or to collaborate with others. There’s an associated app that will be able to scan and let you access the information you’ve written on a digital platform in a matter of seconds.

The best part of all this is that when the notebook is full, you only need to stick it in the microwave, get the ink up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit and it will be like you’re starting over with a fresh notebook. The secret is in the Pilot FriXion pen, but when with the easy-to-scan pages, it’s a winning combination. You can microwave it 5 times over, and it will cost you $27, making it more expensive than using a standard notebook and a scanner app, but still a convenient option for those that need that handwritten feel with the benefits of digital notes.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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Cloop Magnetic Keepers prevent cables from becoming clutter Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:30:50 +0000 Cloop Magnetic Cable Keeper

We love our gadgets and gizmos, but we can’t use them without charging up the battery every now and again. Since a full charge only lasts for a few hours, we’re normally stuck carrying a bunch of cables around. This on its own is no issue, but when they unravel and have a party in your bag, it’s hard to get what you need when you actually need it.

Instead of hoping you’ve tucked the cables in your bag far enough away from each other, Cloop will help you to keep things tidy by keeping wrapped cords together. This is an elastic silicone cable keeper that uses strong neodymium magnets at both ends to prevent any unwanted movement. It won’t slide off your cables since you’ll be looping Cloop onto your cable, making sure it’s always nearby. This will also prevent it from getting lost in the abyss of your bag!

Cloop comes in two sizes for cables large and small, and is also available in white, black, and red. Since this is just using magnets, you can also use it to secure your headphones to your clothes when you’re exercising. This is going to cost you around $11, and will get you a set of three with one in each color. If you’re got some spare cash, you’ll be able to buy enough to organize your entire home.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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The Fidget Hand Spinner keeps busy minds occupied Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:30:12 +0000 Fidget Spinner

When you’re sitting during a lecture where the professor is going off on a tangent or are stuck in a meeting where your boss loves to hear themselves talk, your mind wanders. It’s hard not to be restless and start tapping your feet, fingers, and playing with whatever is nearby. You don’t want to be rude, but you also don’t want to be bored, and have to find a common space in between the two so you don’t go insane.

We’ve seen tools like the Fidget Cube in the past, but if that novelty has worn off or it has seen so much use that you need a new one, this Fidget Spinner might be a good replacement. This is a toy that has ceramic bearings that you can spin as much as you want without needing repairs, oil, or maintenance. If your spin is powerful enough, it could keep going for over 2 minutes.

These come in a variety of color options, and there’s even a glow in the dark version for those that need something to distract themselves before going to sleep. It’s only 3 inches in diameter, so it can easily go wherever you do. They’ll cost you around $9 a piece, and should survive constant use from both adults and children alike. If you are getting one for a child, check in with their teacher, as what might seem like a good idea could quickly become a nightmare in the classroom.

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The Avegant Glyph are headphones that separate you from the real world Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:03:10 +0000 Avegant Glyph

Dealing with people is usually the last thing anyone wants to do. While some humans are awesome, going out in public with a whole mess of them on a train, plane, or bus is sometimes overwhelming in a bad way. We use music and social media to tune them out, but that doesn’t completely remove the potential for eye contact, or worse…conversation.

If you want to completely tune out of reality and have a long commute home, where you don’t have drive or pay attention to your surroundings in any manner, then these Avegant Glyph Headphones will be a dream come true. These are a video headset that will let you watch movies, play games, and more through this audio and video portable theater. They can connect to just about any smartphone, tablet, drone, or gaming console up to 40,000 feet away, or about 7.5 miles away.

You’ll be able to wear these like normal headphones and use them as such, but obviously the big draw is the display aspect. The cool thing about this device is that it reflects light with over two million micro-mirrors, which replicates natural human eyesight, so you won’t burn out your eyes at such a close range to the screen! Keeping that in mind, these are not cheap at $499, but it will give you some measure of privacy when it feels like you have none.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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