Innovative gift ideas to make your work-life easier

By : Christopher Wray | November 29, 2013 | Blog

Innovative gift ideas to make your work-life easier

November 29, 2013

We spend the larger part of our week at the office, so why not make that valuable time spent  more enjoyable. Technology enables the amalgamation of lifestyle and career.  We’ve searched the internet to find the coolest gadgets that can help you do just that.


Here are some gift ideas that will make you look like a hero at the office:


The pen is mightier once again.



With almost every task in the office going digital, It would make sense that the pen went digital. The innovators at Livescribe have developed a pen that creates an instant editable digital version of your notes on your iOS device(Android version is due next year); what’s more; you can record audio to your notes as well.  The appropriately named SmartPen’s notes can be saved and downloaded later. Watch this video and purchase it at Amazon for $149.99.


The Nomad office worker



As the use of tablets and smartphones increase in the work place, so has the need for a convenient keyboard grown and Cellulon has got it right. The small device displays a virtual keyboard on any flat or opaque surface and connects easily via Bluetooth.  No longer will sticky fingers lead to Stickey Keys. Watch how it works here and purchase it at Amazon for $149.99



Domo Arigato, Mr Roboto





Double Robotics’ Telepresence Robot may have just made the act of calling in sick, to go to the beach, a more creative one. Double is an easy-to-use robot that uses an iPad for its controls and videoconferencing. Now you can pop in an out of meetings or visit a colleague for a quick chat, from anywhere in the world. A great solution for widely dispersed companies.  Purchase it directly from Double Robotics for $2499





An Audible Shiitake



The Mushroom LED lamp lights up with your touch and can stream music via Bluetooth for your listening pleasure. The shroom lamp is perfect for the desk of a Funghi (or gal). The Mushroom LED lamp can be found here for $42.88



Smarty Ring




Eliminating the need to take your phone out of your pocket, Smarty ring allows you to check all updates by merely glancing at your finger. Not only does this nifty little gadget save your phone’s battery life, it allows you to control your phone without touching it. Very handy in meetings or situations where you cannot access your phone. It might not be made of gold but it is waterproof, has a 24 hour run time and a 3 year battery life. For only $175, you can have full control at the tip of your fingers. Buy it here



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