Need to scan a document but too immersed in deadlines to dash to the scanner? Invest in CopyCat, the portable handheld scanner. For £79.99 this device has a massive 32GB of memory and 600 DPI resolution! To operate this super handy gadget just pop in two AA batteries and hover over the image to capture it, then upload data on to the computer via a USB port cable. The product comes with a carrying pouch, cleaning cloth, calibration card, two AA batteries, USB cable, software CD, guide book and warranty manual. Now you never have to leave your desk to scan again!
Office gadget of the month: Shirt shuttle
This gadget is perfect for business trips or sessions at the gym before work. Shirt shuttle is a high strength, lightweight, waterproof case to store shirts, keeping them crease free. Simply wrap your shirt around the enclosed folding board and job done! With soft, round edges to prevent creasing, it also has a fold out handle so you can hang it up in the gym locker! Measuring 36.5cm(L) x 25.5cm(W) x 6cm(D) it’s perfect for storing a clean shirt in your desk draw for impromptu meetings or evening engagements. From £29.99, you never need to be sporting a coffee stained shirt again!
Unilever House in Hamburg, Germany, is an office worker’s delight with its tranquil riverside location. More than 1,200 employees work within 30,000 square metres of office space. Oozing a cool, holiday vibe, the interiors are bright and breezy to help inspire you throughout your working day. In the summer months employees can take advantage of the warmer weather and sunbathe on the terrace! The building reportedly has the world’s largest energy-efficient LED lighting system, also featuring a thermo-active cooling system and heat recovery system. If the sun terrace and cutting edge design wouldn’t make you feel smug about working here, then the restaurant, shop, ice café and spa facilities will. Perfect for unwinding after a hectic day in the office!
If there’s any location you should be working in right now, it’s the Olympic Village in East London. Surrounded by shops, restaurants, leisure facilities and more importantly – the Olympic and Paralympic Games, this location is perfect for workers in the sports or media industry. Whether you’re a steward, event organiser, coach or reporter, the entertainment currently on offer leaves you spoilt for choice. Home to more than 17,000 world-class athletes this August, the Village Plaza has a range of beautiful communal squares, courtyards and water features. Notably, it has a range of state-of-the-art sports venues housing the London Olympics 2012: the Aquatics Centre, Olympic Stadium and Velodrome cycling track.
Are you a bit clumsy when it comes to eating and drinking at your desk? If so, maybe it’s time you invested in a bendi light up waterproof keyboard! For £29.99 this waterproof and flexible keyboard can be yours. Wiping off spillages and dislodging crumbs from between keys should no longer be an arduous task. Made of silicone, you can even roll it up and whack it into your briefcase! In addition, this keyboard glows bright blue so you can type in low light. All you need is a USB port to get it going. The keyboard comes with a 150cm USB cable and is 49.5 x 14 x 1.5cm in size. Suitable for 12 years+.
Bendi light up waterproof keyboard
Office gadget of the month: TrekDesk
Eating too many biscuits at work can bring on the guilty pangs. Especially if you can’t make it to the gym on time to burn off the calories. If this sounds like you, then invest in TrekDesk, a treadmill desk that lets you work out at work! From £309.90 this specially designed desk fits most treadmills and will help burn off the calories without going to the gym. The desk is 72 inches long by 34 inches wide and has two adjustable support legs. Made out of steel, it has a top stand for your telephone, a cup holder and a manuscript holder – so you can catch up on that memo you keep meaning to read! Suitable for employees who are 5ft 4 inches to 6ft 4 inches.