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Gadgetize Your Cubicle.

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If you are like us here at Gadget Freaks you probably spend a considerable amount of time in the office. However, being in the office shouldn’t mean you have to go gadget cold turkey. So let’s have a look at some cool gadgets for around the office.

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Quite a cool gadget for around the office is this Digital Pen from Nokia. The SU-1B Digital Pen is a multi-functional device which can store up to 100 A5 pages of data and integrates with Outlook, Powerpoint and Word. It is also compatible with Nokia Bluetooth 1.1 phones for sending files and SMS text. One drawback with this model ( and I am sure the fine folk at Nokia will address this in later models) is the fact that to transfer data you must first disconnect from the internet and disable your Anti-Virus software. Quite a kafuffle really. Despite this the SU-1B , weighing in at 35 grams, has a bunch of other cool features that almost make it a must have gadget. Read more……

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Although not quite as function packed as the SU-1B , nor nearly as expensive, is this gadgety scribe. Hosting an MP3 player, recorder microphone and a 512mb USB flash disk this little unit is great for students, office workers and the like. It also screws apart to become a wearable MP3. Screw off the pen end and attach the neck strap and you are ready for play. Interestingly it even writes too!

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One of the coolest things to come along in recent years is Skype. We here at Gadget Freaks just love Skype. In fact we have almost lost the ability to hold a conventional conversation and when we do we express ourselves in emoticon body language! A couple of cool gadgets we recently uncovered are these VOIP Skype Phones. One from Techpin is this neat looking flip top mouse phone combo. Nice gadgety black and silver finish and speaker phone or earplug functions matched with an 800 DPI optical sensor make this a gadget that’ll have your co-workers talking about your gadgetsense at the water cooler!

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On the subject of VOIP Skype phones we saw this one on Youtube whilst doing our exhaustive research. Nice design. Just wish it was wireless!

And yet another must have for your cubicle is this gadgety personal comfort management station. Described at ThinkGeek as a ” Tentacled USB desktop thingy” it connects to your USB and includes a cup warmer, a mini-task lamp, mini vacuum cleaner and of course a USB port.

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And for the last word on office gadgets (for this blog anyway) here is an inspiring list of gadgets specifically chosen due to their ‘Office unfriendliness’. Titled “10 Gadgets That Will Get You Fired Before The New Year” it is a comprehensive guide to gadgets guaranteed to have you looking for new employment. Brought to you by who else but Gizmodo!

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March 10, 2008 at 7:19 am

Office Space Goes To The Next Level

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Work and life in the new decade has changed drastically to what it was, say 20 years ago: people will change jobs at least twice in their career, offices have become wide open spaces, and entertainment has become more sedentary. Hell, even people’s vocabularies have changed dramatically.

Here at Gadget Freaks we decided to have a look at one or two gadgets for around the office.

Roll-Up Keyboard, Good To Go

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A quick hunt around the net turned up this fantastic link from Techpin. Finally, a roll-up keyboard that appears to be cheap as chips and indestructible as hell… But if US$5.24 is still too much for you and you have a spare keyboard lying around you can make your own… just don’t expect to be too sturdy, or win any beauty awards.

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Office Tech Overload

The less technologically-inclined of us have been complaining about this for ages, the results of which are funny, somewhat pious songs like the one above (what”s a bet they made, and uploaded it with an apple). However, scientists are doing a survey into whether theories may in fact be true and if certain gadgets are, in fact addictive.

You could take the survey here but if you’re anything like this sad case Gadget Freaks suggests you throw away the devices and go and live with the girls from dotcomix on a commune for a couple of months.

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February 22, 2008 at 4:41 am