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

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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Topic: Microsoft
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Much lighter and only slightly less dangerous than twirling around a pair of scissors, the 360 pen is perfect for all those times you get stuck on a conference call or simply feel the need to spin something! People will stand in awe as they wish they had whatever it is you're delightfully twirling around, but be careful: if left out in the open, your 360 pen could involuntarily find itself a new home, thus leaving your finger sad and lonely. Buy one and take it to your next team meeting!

Where to buy:  Perpetual Kid for $7.49 + S&H

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Did you ever see the movie Iron Man 2? There's a scene where Pepper Potts has this most awesome kinetic gadget on her desk. While it looks like its motions are free-running in a counter-intuitive manner, there's actually a battery powering it. But no one has to know that except you. And Pepper Potts. And the folks involved with Iron Man 2. And the designer. And anyone else who owns one. Luckily, though, it's highly doubtful that anyone in your office happens to be any of the aforementioned, so you get to watch them stare in awe. Plus, the more they stare, the less work they do. Can you say, "bonus?" *Cha-ching!*

Where to buy: X-treme Geek for $289.00 + S&H

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A true classic in the realms of cubical warfare and animal prankdom, the AirZooka blasts an invisible ball of air at an unsuspecting victim and leaves them wondering "wtf was that!?" Completely harmless and tons of fun, the AirZooka may just be the perfect way to expose that toupee your boss wears that everyone knows about but dares not mention or find out for certain. Office prankster-approved!

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

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AirZooka, SchmairSchmooka. This, the MegaZooka, is the AirZooka's big brother which is sure to strike terror into the hearts of those on the business end of one. Though its payload isn't too far removed from what the AirZooka delivers, the MegaZooka just looks meaner; plus, it has a trigger which makes it much easier to use than its smaller sibling. Though the AirZooka provides considerable entertainment value, the MegaZooka spells your intentions out clearly. Even if someone knows not what it is, they most likely will dare not ask. Mwah ha ha...

Where to buy: Amazon for $34.99

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Because your dreams of being a rock star or sports hero were shattered as soon as you left high school, the Zippi fan is the perfect replacement for any of those other types of fans that give cheers, adoration, riches, and all that other stuff. Ninja-quiet and safe to touch while running (thanks to a soft fabric being used as blades), the Zippi fan is the perfect personal cool-me-down. Eat your spicy leftovers for lunch, then go for a brisk walk. When you return to your desk looking for something to cool you off, the Zippi fan has you covered.

Where to buy: Amazon for $15.99 + S&H

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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

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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

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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

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While we're on the topic of office pranksters, no serious prankster's kit is complete without the addition of a Phantom Keystroker. Put simply, this beauty -- when plugged into a USB port -- randomly forces mouse movement, types gibberish, and toggles the caps lock button. You can toggle between any one, two, or all three -- as well as set the frequency for how often these events will occur. If the description alone doesn't make you want one, then you're probably the person someone in your office wants to use one of these on. ;)

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

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Why a giant paper clip that's the size of someone's arm from their wrist to their elbow? Because you can, that's why! Not to mention, you'll probably be the only person in your town with one of these puppies. Wager bets around the office that you can fit an entire phone book in a paper clip; carry it around for self-defense; put your next report in it that you have to turn into your boss for bonus points. Yes, the ginormous paper clip is so much more than just a ginormous paper clip. What that is, though, will have to be determined by you...

Where to buy: GreatBigStuff.com for $14.77 + S&H

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Who knew that being stylish could result in a reduction in eye-strain? Gunnar's computer glasses are an absolute must-have for those of you who spend all day on a computer and want to look damn-good doing it, too! See that hottie in your office just a little more clearly now since your monitor will no longer be able to bogart your vision. Plus, chances are, the very thing that will have you noticing them a little better, will have them noticing you a little more. No, these aren't sunglasses in a night club at midnight; they're TLC for your eyes!

Where to buy: $79.99 - $99.99 (depending on the style you choose) + S&H

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Yeeeeahhhh. If you don't know the significance of this, then I'm going to need you to head on over to the next product, mmmk?

Where to buy: ThinkGeek for $22.99 + S&H

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The best thing about this Rubik's cube is how funky it starts looking the more you mess around with it. Not to mention, it perfectly doubles as a mirror for all those times you need to quickly check your teeth before giving a presentation or something of the likes! Though it's also a total people-magnet, just be aware that if you're OCD about fingerprints on shiny surfaces, then this product may have adverse affects than those originally intended.

Where to buy: Amazon for $14.99 + S&H

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The last of our office prankster items on the list, the micro sonic grenade packs a LOUD punch in a small form factor. At 110-115 decibels, you're talking about assaulting your victim's ear drums with something that's about as loud as a power saw! For the most bang-for-your-buck action, have your cell phone camcorder in-hand and quietly place the grenade near the office's infamous sleeping co-worker. Once the scenario plays out, upload to YouTube and watch additional laughs roll in!

Where to buy: ThinkGeek for $7.99 + S&H

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Great for the audiophile and office loner alike, these earphones are perfect for drowning out every audible trigger that lets you know you're at work -- especially those pesky co-workers who seem to think that everyone in the office wants to listen to everything they're listening to. The complete opposite of hooking your speakers up to a megaphone or guitar amplifier, these headphones will allow you to maintain your sanity and like-ability around the office. Just make sure your Cisco 7941G is within eye-shot so you can see when someone's calling, because you certainly won't hear it!

Where to buy: Amazon for $71.99 + S&H

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Who's the true champion of your office? Find out with a NERF basketball goal! You will be cherished by all for being the one who brings the fun to the office -- all while providing an outlet for the most competitive of the office to take it to the hoop to find out who reigns supreme! A word from the wise: Watch out for any beverages placed near computer/electronic equipment. Many's the keyboard and cell phone have lost their lives due to blocks, bricks and epic air-balls.

Where to buy: Amazon for $18.79 + S&H

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Need to prepare for that typing contest your office is about to have? What about the Guitar Hero competition that's going to take place at the next company holiday party? Whatever your need may be, the award-winning Xtensor hand exercisor is a surefire way to build hand strength and finger dexterity. Exact your revenge on 5'2" Cindy-Lou Who, who beats you every year at the company thumb-wrestling championships. Victory will be yours!

Where to buy: ThinkGeek for $39.99 + S&H

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Tired of having a sore @$$ after slaving away for the man all day? Not enough time or energy to go get a workout in after work? GYMYGYM ERGONOMIC EXERCISE CHAIR, TO THE RESCUE! Sit in comfort all day long! Do a whole slew of workouts with built-in exercises! Do a whole slew of workouts with built-in exercises while sitting in comfort all day long! Put simply, this chair is a one-stop shop for just about everything a person could want out of a chair. Now, if only they could figure out how to get it to make breakfast...

Where to buy: GymyGym for $599 + Free Shipping!

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You know what's boring? Reading a magazine or playing a game on your cell phone while on the john. You know what's not boring? Pretending you're Tiger Woods about to putt a hole-in-one... while on the john!* Think about how proudly you could walk out of the bathroom and loudly proclaim, "I just shot a hole in one!!!" The ladies in your office may look at you adversely and misunderstand you at first, but as soon as you offer to show them your putter and two golf balls to clear things up**, you will undoubtedly draw the reaction you so deserve!

*Your mileage may vary with how you'd like to pretend to be Tiger Woods about to putt a hole-in-one while on the john.

**You may actually just want to go ahead and show them the putter and two golf balls that are included with the Potty Putter, just in case.

Where to buy: Amazon for $24.95 + S&H

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Put a little extra "oomph" in the step of your company mailman the next time you have a package to send out -- even if the recipient of said package is yourself. Or, bosses with a great sense of humor could surprise their underlings the next time an urgent matter needs to be taken care of. Yes, this stamp pretty much says it all. And if this one doesn't appeal to you, there are a couple more to choose from.

Where to buy: Wishing Fish for $7.95 + S&H

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For you traveling types, this handy-dandy little gadget allows you to charge or run a USB-powered device from outlets that are already occupied! How many times have you needed to plug your phone in at the airport but couldn't due to all the people who had their infernal laptops plugged in? Well, now you can just place this doohickey between their plug and the outlet, and you're all set to mooch just enough power to charge your USB device!

Where to buy: ThinkGeek for $13.99 + S&H

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Scenario: Your boss requires you to go to dinner with a prospective client. The future of the company depends on the landing of said client, so you want to make the best impression possible. The only problem is that their favorite restaurant to eat at is one comprised of foods that taste like pure awfulness and garbage to you. Solution: Miracle Fruit Tablets. Put simply, they make everything taste sweet -- even sour foods! Onions? No problem! Liver? You're covered! Have confidence and seal the deal with that client. It's all good with Miracle Fruit Tablets!

Where to buy: ThinkGeek for $14.99 - $29.99 (depending on quantity ordered) + S&H

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