Gadgets for the Office
I hate it when I can only use half the outlets in a surge protected power-bar because the power bricks (or AC-adaptors if you want to call them by their real name) are so wide they block they outlets next to them. Here's a nice solution: A surge-protector with each outlet on a flexible connector. It not only protects against electronics-killing power surges, but also filters the electricity for a cleaner signal with less electromagnetic interference. There's a reason it won an award at the Consumer Electronics Show - it's a great product!
So, you've got an iPod for when you're on the go, but what to do when you want to listen in the living room? The Bose SoundDock lets you listen to your iPod music out loud, with high-quality Bose sound. With no wires to connect, you just plug your iPod or iPod mini onto the dock. The system not only also includes a remote, but also charges your iPod while you're listening. And because the speakers are shielded, you can place the SoundDock right next to a TV or a computer with no interference.
You’ll forget you’re wearing this cordless, hands-free headset phone until it rings, and then you can answer at the push of a button.
Made by the world-renown authority in optics, this hand-held magnifying glass is simply the finest available, making tiny print or images immediately easier to see. Its precisely curved aspheric lens magnifies your field of view even at the edge of the lens with virtually no distortion, unlike inferior magnifiers that get hazy around their edges. At a using distance of 70 mm, its field of view is 30mm in diameter (a little over an inch) with a magnification of 3.5X. A special hard coating on the lens resists scratches. Includes protective sleeve for lens. (5/5 Rating from the product review team at Counterfitters.com.)
Too many difficult levers render most ergonomic chairs useless; many users are never able to properly adjust the chairs to maximize support and comfort. This chair is designed to give maximum ergonomic benefit with a minimum number of manually adjusted controls. In fact, it has only three settings, yet provides customized upper and lower back support, height range, neck support, and arm position. More than just a piece of office furniture, the chair is a sophisticated ergonomic device designed by master artisan Niels Diffrient (The Smithsonian’s 2002 National Design Award winner) to emphasize proper sitting for a variety of body sizes, shapes, and postures. Called "...the world’s simplest and smartest office chair" by AXIS, the chair’s counterweight core "senses" where the sitter’s weight is aligned and adjusts accordingly, augmenting or reducing support resistance as necessary. (So phone HR and demand one for your boss. Yours will follow shortly.)