20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

Summary: With these 20 awesome gadgets and products, you'll be geared up for whatever the office environment throws at you; be it issues of comfort, office warfare, or otherwise!

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  • Bucky Balls are essential for anyone who wants to be taken seriously at the workplace! They are magnetic balls that allow you to make all kinds of fun shapes and intriguing items. Use them to lure others over to you, or spell out subtle messages for your boss to read, such as "it's about time you gave me a raise, carn sarn it!" To note, it may take a few order's worth of Bucky Balls to spell out that whole message, but, hey! You can do it. Anyway, they are the perfect pick-me-up item for when you're sitting at your desk with nothing to do.

    Where to buy: ThinkGeek for $29.99 - $34.99 (depending on choice of color) + S&H

    [Related Gallery: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office: Part 2]

  • How many times have you rushed into a team meeting or company conference, only to look around and realize that everyone BUT you has a notepad and a pen? I mean, of course no one is ever serious about actually taking any notes, but it still looks good and as though you're prepared, right? Well, say goodbye to the embarrassment and evil-eye from your boss! Roll up in there with your handy-dandy USB voice recorder and simply record the whole thing! Lay it on the desk and push it far enough away from you that everyone knows you're doing it like a champ. "Pens and paper? Psh. Way to be eco-HATEFUL, co-workers!" Then, when the meeting is over, simply plug it in and email the meeting to your boss. They will most likely enjoy hearing themselves talk, and because you gave them this wondrous joy, good tidings of ambrosia may be bestowed upon you come bonus time. Awesome.

    Where to buy: ThinkGeek for $49.99 + S&H

    [Related Gallery: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office: Part 2]

  • The Annoy-a-tron is a revolutionary step in all that is awesome for the office prankster. Equipped with a magnet for top-secret placement on anything metal, the Annoy-a-tron plays a small set of extremely annoying sounds that are sure to confuse (your victims) and amuse (yourself, naturally). You can select just one of any of the five sounds, or set the switch to randomly play any sound. The genius of this device is that it plays sounds at totally random time intervals, so it's damn-near impossible to find if hidden in the right place! The advantage of the 2.0 over the original is the addition of a couple of sounds and a volume control. If you're serious about pranking someone, set this thing up and see how long they can take it. It may take a while for them to inquire about it outside the comfort of in their own head, but everyone eventually cracks. Everyone. >=)

    Where to buy: ThinkGeek for $12.99 + S&H

    [Related Gallery: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office: Part 2]

Topics: Microsoft, Hardware

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  • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

    LOL @ fruit tablets
    nicholas22
    • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

      @nicholas22 Those things are seriously awesome. lol.
      StephenChapman
      • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

        @StephenChapman I had read an article about these berries, IRRC "miraculin" and how a company tried to sell them decades ago when the FDA suddenly re-classified the berries such that they needed many expensive tests. The whole project collapsed.

        I didn't know these things had made it to market, but I'm looking forward to trying some. This one item might have just made the the article worth the time! Thanks!
        bmgoodman
      • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

        @bmgoodman Hey, thanks for checking out the gallery! That's neat that you read about those berries in that context. I've known about them via ThinkGeek for a year or two now, but I *never* see or hear of them mentioned anywhere. Let me know how they work for you! :D

        -Stephen
        StephenChapman
      • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

        @StephenChapman Cool stuff !
        termopane
      • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

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      • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

        @StephenChapman Lol this is ridiculously funny Fruit tablets.
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        maurisource
      • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

        @StephenChapman Cool
        condens
    • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

      @nicholas22 Wasn't there an episode of Monk or CSI where someone was murdered using this stuff... the killer gave them a little of this and then put Drano in their cocktail (which they couldn't taste)?
      sleepyfool
      • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

        @sleepyfool yes know that movie. It was so cool.
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    • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

      @nicholas22 They are futuristic innoative office tools. Hope to buy some of them.
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  • Beware flying ink

    I used to twirl my pens a lot. One slung ink all over me, which broke me of the habit (though it was momentarily refreshing).
    JimboNobody
    • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

      @JimboNobody Oh man, hahaha. Thanks for the heads-up!

      That reminds me of something that happened to my grandfather a long time ago. He used to shake bottles of stuff. No matter what was in a bottle, he would shake it up. Well, one morning, he was heading to work and took a bottle of shoe polish with him. Walking from the door to the car, he started shaking the bottle for no good reason and it ended up bursting open all over him. He was a firefighter and it just went all over his uniform. lol. I imagine it may have been momentarily refreshing for him as well. =)

      -Stephen
      StephenChapman
    • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

      @JimboNobody haha it happened to me too at the<br><h3><a href="http://www.maurisource.com">agence web</a></h3>
      maurisource
  • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

    @Phantom Keystroker....

    It really needs to come with rounded edges so it won't cause you too much pain when the person you're pranking takes the damn thing and jams it up your @$$.
    boothby
    • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

      @boothby If you *really* wanted to see someone get mad at you for something like that, look up the BSODomizer (Google it). That thing's even more devious.
      StephenChapman
  • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

    @Sonic Grenade...note the properly rounded edges!
    boothby
  • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

    Very cool. Some of the gadgets are really excellent. I wish there was some way to email the list for future reference.
    abc123a
    • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

      @abc123a Yeah, that gallery template here is a work-in-progress. For the time being, you could either copy the link and just email it to yourself, or add the link to your favorites. Hope to get some sharing avenues tied in with the galleries soon. Thanks for viewing! =)
      StephenChapman
  • RE: 20 of the coolest gadgets and must-haves for your office!

    Love the abusive stamps...handy both in and out of the office!
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