The built-in USB hub has 4 USB 2.0 ports, while the LED lights are powered by four batteries or USB bus power. Folks in Japan, who don’t mind a bit of ugly in their gadgets can buy the new Thanko notebook desk for about $50.
You know how it is. You find yourself standing in the middle of a field, with your laptop. You have your laptop and a willingness to do some work, but what you lack is a desk. Maybe you like to work among nature, I don’t know.
Well, now you can erect a desk anywhere thanks to this Thanko Notebook Tripod Stand. It’s just an aluminium plate with a 1/4″ tripod thread and air vents, but it allows you to work almost anywhere. Think of the possibilities.
So you want to display pictures of your newborn baby, or maybe some pics of you holding up that 8 pound trout that you hooked. Whatever the image, the My Life Pocket Digital Photo Frame will do the job with a 3.5-inch display sporting a 320 x 240 resolution.
The device even has a rechargeable battery that provides 3 hour’s worth of juice. Sadly it has an internal memory of just 128MB and there’s no mention of expansion.
Hockey fans will like this one and what the hell, it’s been snowing lately everywhere, so this product seems very timely. This Zamboni ice resurfacer truck vacuum is the perfect way to clean those crumbs from your desk.
That’s where you eat right? Of course it is. And those orange cheetos crumbs are starting to pile up and create a martian beach. There’s no price listed yet, but whatever it costs, I’m sure it’s worth it.
This USB hub doubles as an alarm clock, which could be a good thing if you have a desk job that has you falling asleep at the computer. Just set it to go off when you want to wake up and pretend you’re busy. It has 4 USB 2.0 ports that can be rotated 90 degrees.
Some other features include a transfer rate of up to 480Mbps and the alarm clock has a calendar, built in clock and an alarm function that plays 5 tunes. It’s an odd combination for sure and comes in orange, green and blue.
Here’s the final frontier in geek accessories for your computer. Let your geek flag fly high with this USS Enterprise-themed USB webcam. Perfect for making video Captain’s logs to send to other nerds. It won’t fight other webcams shaped like Klingon or Romulan ships, but it does feature an adjustable focus, and the red engine lights light up. So that ought to mesmerize you for all of a minute.
The cable even features the Star Fleet Insignia. Nothing on a release date or price, but it will be available in lieu of time spent with girls very soon.
At first glance the Echo Bot Voice Messenger looks like a webcam. It isn’t and it is designed to fool people in just that way. It’s really a motion detector that will guard your desk or cubicle from others who might intrude.
The idea is that you record messages that are triggered by the motion detector. Just record your message,(We would advise something nasty and filled with some particularly colorful metaphors about respecting your stuff) then let the motion detector do it’s thing. If your co-worker invades your space they are going to get a nasty surprise.
Yeah we know that there are tons of iPod docks available, but this one stands out as it serves several functions. It will keep your accessories all in one place, helping to clean up some desk clutter. The Tunelight MP3 Speaker System is part music system, part organizing helper.
It has a task light and some compartments to hold your belongings like paperclips,pens etc. And when you combine those features with an iPod dock and speakers, it’s actually useful. It will work with any MP3 player, which means you’ll always have music at your now cleaned up desk.
Here at the ‘Brick we love retro game consoles almost as much as we love shiny gadgets. Combine vintage game consoles with papercraft and it’s geek overload. If we could, we would make sweet love to these awesome looking paper consoles, but alas, even with protection, it’s sure to lead to sensitive paper cuts that we dare not speak of. So we’ll settle for just admiring these babies from afar. Until we have time to make some that is.
Load these things in your color printer and fold up a vintage Atari 2600 to sit on your desk. Goes well with your HAL 9000. These patterns by Marshall Alexander feature 3D pop-outs and nice details that will get you feeling all geeky and nostalgic for crap graphics.
Now you can enjoy 3D imaging right on your desk with this interesting holographic display ‘Holocube 3D Projection Box’. It sports an integrated HDD that stores video and uses it to create 3D Holograms at a resolution of 1080i. It won’t produce a Princess in trouble, telling you that you are her only hope. Nor will it let you talk to your Sith lord or Sith apprentice in real time.
But it is pretty awesome. It’s available in 10-inch, 15-inch, or 17-inch models, with a 40GB hard drive. The Holocube can store up to 18-hours of compressed video at 4Mb/s on its 40GB hard drive, which can then be converted into a 3D hologram. You also get an optional floor stand for easy transportation.
The I-MU Vibro Speaker claims to turn just about any hard, flat surface into external speakers for your iPod or compatible mp3 player. It does this with ‘patented super-energy crystals’. Wow. That’s a new one. The device will presumably give you a very loud desk. No comment on the shape and how this device could potentially be misused in other situations. If you’re a big believer in ‘patented super-energy crystals’, why not give it a go for £29.99.
If you love retro and think that the cassette died way before it’s time you might want to check out this four port cassette USB hub. It goes good with the cassette mp3 player and if you never entered the 21st century and have cassettes lying around, who’s going to notice the difference?
You can even write the name of a retro artist or album on it. I don’t know, say Night Ranger, Journey or Styx. Those who prefer to have an 8-Track hub will have to wait I guess. It will cost you about $23. I love the warning they give on the website, for those who ate too much lead as a kid: “This is not a real cassette tape and attempts to play it in a cassette player could cause serious damage to your stereo and the hub.” You’ve been warned.
I guess watches are scheduled for extinction at some point. We can get the time from any of our gadgets after all. So, with that in mind, why not honor the watch by letting it take other forms. Like a large table for instance.
Oh, it will still give you the time and date, never fear. But now you can also put stuff on it and feel important. It measures 80cm x 230cm and runs on 240 volts. Just like a real watch it comes in more then one color, either silver, chrome or gold.
The Lexon Around Clock isn’t about giving you the precise time. It’s about giving you a rough idea. You’ll know it’s somewhere around 10:45 thanks to the red wire, you just won’t be sure of the exact time. Shunning the traditional clock shape, they’ve basically taken the Price is Right prize wheel, thrown the prizes away and put it on it’s side to give you the time. It’s available for $45.
I know, you’re always looking for a way to jazz up your cubicle. If only there was a way to have a trippy LED waterfall nearby to calm you and distract you from your work with it’s hypnotic lights. Maybe remind you of that time you had the bad colored M & M’s. Today is your lucky day.
If the sound of running water doesn’t have you running for the bathroom every half hour, there are other ways to waste time. You could put small action figures in it and pretend they’re beaming back to the Enterprise. It’s powered by USB or 3 AA batteries. You’ll also get colorful glass pebbles included. Only $24.