We spend so much time working-whether it’s in our ‘official’ office space or on-the-go; why not make it as much fun as possible.
That’s right work=fun!
From ultra-cool techy stuff to old school with a humorous update, these fabulous (and safety oriented) products from the wide and wonderful world of office supplies will make the work day easier and put a smile on your face…
#1 Safe Stapling
If you have a home office and small children you know sharp objects and curious kids don’t mix. The Staple Free Stapler cuts a tiny flap in the corner of the document and then tucks the pages into this little pocket. Ta-Da! The neatness of stapling without the “ouch” of staples.
#2 Incoming Call
It happens to all of us; we’re expecting an important call, but when it comes we don’t hear it because our phone is buried in a bag. Vow to never miss a call again. These trendy bracelets vibrate and display the caller ID so you know exactly when someone is trying to get in touch with you. This beauty can
be found on newyorkcellphone.com!
#3 Laser Letters
Like most entrepreneurs your office might be an airport terminal, Starbucks, or your car, so you need gadgets to maintain your mobility. The LaserkKey Projection keyboard is exactly what it sounds like: a full laser keyboard projected onto any flat surface. This device is compatible with laptops or smart phones and is built for typing speeds up to 400 words-per-minute. Now that’s fast. $195 Amazon.com
#4 Time Goes Round and Round
Remember how duct tape can fix anything? Well this bright yellow Calendar Tape is in the same vain but instead of keeping your couch from busting open, it’ll fix your schedule. Stick it to your wall, desk, or refrigerator, and use the big black marker (included) to boldly schedule the upcoming month or
work week. $12 likecool.com
#5 Fearless Filing
Sadly, the paper-free office hasn’t come to fruition. We are still bombarded with papers that need to be filed. But that doesn’t mean filing can’t be fun. These crazy folders reflect your true feelings about business documentation. With phrases like, “Useless documents to provide appearance of importance in meetings,” or “Stuff to hide from boss, spouse, or otherwise nosy individual,” you’ll put the fun back in filing. $8 thinkgeek.com
#6 Pass The Blame
Doing business can be frustrating. But the last thing you want is take this frustration out on your clients. It’s Scapegoat to the rescue! Stick it to this angry goat with pins and say hello to stress relief. $7 kleargear.com
#7 Slice n’ Dice Shredder
Identity theft is becoming more of an issues these days, so protect yourself by shredding personal documents before tossing them out. This portable, hand-held paper shredder has 28 blades running on 4 AA batteries. This handy little tool can handle about five sheets of paper at a time, perfect for the small business owner. $30 ziszor.com
#8 Look Ma, No Hands!
Is a headset absolutely crucial to your success? No. But believe me, there will come a time when you’ll wish you had both hands free. The good news is you can find a decent headset for $30. Now there’s really no reason to handcuff yourself to your desktop. skype.com
#9 On The Road Again
Turn your passenger seat into a sweet little office space. Auto Desk provides a flat and secure place for your laptop, and additional storage for your files, cellphone, pens and anything else you might need when meeting clients. The whole thing packs up and can be stored in the trunk when you’re not on duty. $100-$170 mobilegear.com
#10 Presentations that Pop
Powerpoint is great, but when it comes to brainstorming it just doesn’t keep up with the dynamics of discussion. This PC Pen and Presentation Kit is a three-in-one productivity tool that lets you input text by writing it on a sleek digital pad. This kit plugs into your Mac or PC USB outlet and allows you to manipulate documents in Microsoft Office. $45 chinavasion.com