USB ports as well as 3.5 mm in and out jacks are fairly standard for speakers – but even better when the speaker is only the size of your phone and as loud as your stereo.
Cables strewn haphazardly across desks suggest an utter mess. Wrap them around this removable fork and they’ll suggest you have nothing but the finest taste.
Whether you’re typing in a beach house or a one-window office, this reliable solar keyboard will keep turning the power of the sun into the power of your words.
Remember that one time when you showed up to make a presentation but couldn’t because the only projector available was broken? Us neither.
Printing a piece of paper solely for a signature is as big of a waste as the desk space taken up by your fax machine. Try these legally binding digital signatures instead.
Cell phones are convenient – just not very comfortable. This dock connects to your phone via Bluetooth for the best of both worlds.
Need motivation to hit the gym after work? You’ll get to play with this digital pad lock, which has a master combination stored online, three guest combinations, and a five-year battery life.
Make your food look like it’s gone bad to ensure no coworkers “accidentally” eat it. That smell in the office refrigerator, though? Well, it only looks like it’s yours.
Not matter which you’ve lost, you’ll be able to find it: Use your phone to find your keys and your keys to find your phone.
But of course, if you still need that extra jolt in the morning, this unit plugs into your cigarette lighter to brew perfect espressos with the push of a button. Commutes just got fun.
Imagine having a jet engine for your tabletop. This is kind of like that but no one burns up or loses a fortune on jet fuel – just cools way, way down.
Few things say speed and efficiency like luxury cars. Bring that same feeling to your desk with a clip-on cup holder. Motoring noises optional.
It’s important to look studious on the job. It’s also important that your shiny new PowerBook not get scratched. Here, a solution for both.
Serious presentations require instructions. Preferably from a laser. Plug this into the audio jack of your iPhone and point away.
“Sorry, boss. I overslept.” Never a good way to start the day. This comfortable bracelet wakes you with a non-jarring vibration, which leaves your bed partner fast asleep.
Sometimes proving your worth requires the right evidence, but getting that work done in privacy and in secret. Use this cabinet to hit the books behind a whole bunch of books.
Or if a moving bookcase is out of your price range, try some collapsible headphones with memory foam earcups and closed drivers designed to isolate sound.
Guide • August 13, 2012
17 office accessories to make work fun again