The Ultimate Office Shopping Guide
My brother and I have been discussing what we would do to our office to make it EPIC. My brother is the type of guy that reads gadget magazines and watches related shows. This is our shopping list for creating the ultimate office!
Laptop – Apple MacBook Pro
This is the new 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with state-of-the-art quad-core Intel i7 processor which delivers up to 2x faster performance (over the previous generation of MacBook Pro). New Thunderbolt technology lets you connect high-performance peripherals and high-resolution displays to a single port, and transfer files at lightning speeds. And with the new built-in FaceTime HD camera, you can make astonishingly crisp HD video calls.
As with previous models, the MacBook Pro features a precision unibody enclosure crafted from a single block of aluminum, creating a thin and light mobile computing workhorse (less than 1 inch thin and just 5.6 pounds) that’s also highly durable. It includes a 15.4-inch, LED-backlit glass display as well as a glass trackpad that features Apple’s Multi-Touch technology. And it comes standard with automatic graphics switching that provides performance when you need it and energy efficiency when you don’t. You’ll also get up to 7 hours of battery life while on the go.
This version of the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro features a 2.2 GHz Core i7 quad-core processor, 750 GB hard drive, and 4 GB of installed RAM. Other features include ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth connectivity, an SDXC card slot, two USB 2.0 ports, and a FireWire 800 port. It also comes with the Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system as well as the iLife software suite, which includes the latest versions of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.
External Screen – Apple LED Cinema Display 27-Inch
The 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display, featuring a stunning 2560-by-1440 resolution, LED backlighting, and amazing 178-degree viewing angle. It connects to any Mac with a Mini DisplayPort connection. The universal MagSafe connector charges your Mac notebook, and three USB 2.0 ports give you room to expand. There’s also a built-in iSight camera, microphone, and 49-watt speaker system.
Keyboard – Apple Wireless Keyboard
The completely cable-free Apple Wireless Keyboard uses Bluetooth technology to connect with your Mac or iPad. So you’re free to move the keyboard just about anywhere within range and wirelessly type away. And it is slim, compact design takes less space. I use this over a wired one because I’ve already increased my number of USB ports by adding the external display, and If I go wirelessly, I can use the keyboard when I connect my computer to my TV.
Mouse – Apple Magic Mouse
It began with iPhone. Then came iPod touch. Then MacBook Pro. Intuitive, smart, dynamic. Multi-Touch technology introduced a remarkably better way to interact with your portable devices – all using gestures. Now Apple have reached another milestone by bringing gestures to the desktop with a mouse that’s unlike anything ever before. This is the world’s first Multi-Touch mouse. This is the best way to browse your Mac without the restriction of wires.
The PIXMA MG8120 possesses superior quality, functionality and versatility combined with beautiful design. The amazing feature set begins with an all-new interface that turns the top of your printer into a sleek, ultra-responsive touch panel. The Intelligent Touch System provides light-guided direction with gorgeous touch sensitive controls so only the buttons you need light up. The all new Full HD Movie Print software turns your favorite HD movie clips captured with your compatible Canon EOS Digital SLR or PowerShot cameras into beautiful prints. The scanner automatically recognizes the type of original being scanned, then scans and saves with the suitable settings. It does everything you’d expect plus more from a top quality printer.
Digital Storage – Apple Time Capsule 2TB
Back up a lifetime s worth of memories with the Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard. Its also a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station with simultaneous dual-band support. Time Capsule works with both Mac and Windows so if you’re looking to back up multiple computers from the same office, then this is the one for you. I’ve lost a hard drive before with thousands of photos on it, so I now back up religiously and so should you.
Cable Management – Quirky Cordies
This desktop cable management system that organizes your various computer cables while also keeping them weighted down so they don’t slide off your desk when disconnected. This playful form, small size, makes it a product you’ll love to keep on your desk. I can’t believe it took me so long to find a reasonable solution for this problem, I’m forever coming up with ingenious ways of pushing the cable up behind my computer.
Nothing quite says successful business man like an expensive and fancy desk, and this is one of the best that we can find. Large enough to hold your laptop, screen, printer and other hardware, while the draws contain your all important files. The mahogany top and charcoal draws are made from the highest quality materials, and the actual desk linked is a little bit bigger than shown. Be careful though, this one isn’t cheap.
Chair – High Back Ergonomic Chair
Eurotech’s Ergohuman collection high back mesh ergonomic chair with headrest is designed to be the ultimate in comfort. Specifically intended for users who are in their chair for five or more hours per day, Ergohuman features exclusive flex zones that ensure constant back and lumbar support. With a wide range of ergonomic adjustments, the Ergohuman high back chair can be easily customized to fit virtually any user. Instant lift seat adjustment is controlled by a lever located beneath the right front of the seatpan, and positions seat height from 17” 21”. The mesh backrest is adjustable in both height and angle. Adjustable armrests help you keep your elbows at the proper 90 degree position while providing additional comfort and support. Chair is made of 97 recyclable parts. All Eurotech products have been certified by Greenguard as meeting the Indoor Air Quality pollutant guidelines and standards making this eco-friendly and a great chair.
Speakers – Bowers & Wilkins Multimedia Speaker
Calling upon years of superior audio advancement, Bowers & Wilkins designed the MM-1 in such a way as to rethink the concept of “computer speakers” Rather than starting small and trying to improve the sound, they took top-notch hi-fi technology and shrunk it down to something that will fit on your desk. You’ll never believe how good your computer can sound with these incredible speakers. They’re small and expensive, but remarkably popular and that’s for a very good reason – they sound incredible.
Lamp – Adesso Radar Desk Lamp
Each chrome finished Radar lamp has an adjustable cone-shaped shade which contains one 3 Watt LED, covered by a plastic shield. Push-button switches on/off at top end of shade, and the bulb end of the shade flares out. In addition, the shade adjusts vertically and horizontally. These architect lamps have locking joints near the base, or base pole, and at the centre, which make them customisable for whatever positioning you need them in.
Phone – VTech Cordless Phone
A contemporary workhorse, the VTech DS6151 cordless phone comes with one handset, a digital answering system, caller ID and 2-line operation. DECT 6.0 Digital technology delivers superior sound quality, security and range, while ensuring wireless networks and other electronic devices don’t interfere with conversations. With 2-line operation, busy home office professionals can dial and receive calls on two different phone lines with one phone. Each line comes with its own mailbox, too. The phone base and handset come with speakerphones that make hands-free conversations very convenient.
Dyson Fan – Dyson Tower Fan
A tower fan that quietly and effectively cools an entire room without any blades? Introducing the Dyson Tower Fan, which works differently from conventional fans. The Air Multiplier uses an airfoil-shaped ramp to amplify the airflow 16 times to create a cool blast of smooth air without the unpleasant buffeting caused by spinning blades. The energy-efficient motor draws in more than 5 gallons of air per second using the same technologies used in jet engines. Air behind and around the machine is also drawn into the airflow, amplifying it 16 times for a quiet, cool breeze that will let you relax. With no awkward blades or grill to get in the way, the Tower Fan is safe around kids and pets, and it’s easy to clean too. The push-button remote lets you quickly toggle through multiple speeds. The Tower Fan oscillates with a touch up to 360 degrees to cover a whole room.
Adorn any room with this Luminous Wall Clock! The white Arabic numerals contrast with the baby blue background for clear view and because it has all three hands, this clock will give you an accurate read on time down to the second so you don’t need to second-guess yourself. The clock’s simplicity in design offers quick and easy installation. All you have to do is insert a single AA battery (included), and the back slot makes it easy to hang. Another great thing about this clock is that it’s even easier to maintain! It’s super easy to clean because the clock is cased with a flat lens that covers and protects the face from dust and debris. The clock is silent so you don’t need to worry about the constant ticking of regular clocks when you need some peace and quiet to concentrate on your work or enjoy a full night of undisturbed sleep. Add some color in your room with a clock that’s both practical and stylish.
Whiteboard – Magnetic Dry Erase Board
Improve productivity and organization with the Board Dudes Magnetic Dry Erase Board Value Pack. The board’s 24-x-36-inch magnetic dry erase surface lets you write notes or post messages and pictures with the use of magnets. The board’s aluminum boarder provides a modern look while increasing rigidity. Ideal for home or office use, this value pack includes four dry erase markers, four photo document clips, four regular magnets, mounting hardware, an attachable tray, and one eraser.
Recliner – Modern Style Leather Recliner
This is a brand new modern recliner with tilt back functionality. This was designed to perfection and crafted to be practical and stylish in decor for your home furniture. Item may require simple assembly. It goes from a comfortable sitting position to tilt back with the pull of a lever, meaning that you can relax away from your computer chair to catch up on any reading you have to do, in style.
This stunning picture is the reason you wanted HDTV in the first place. With almost double the pixel resolution, Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard HDTV. You’ll see details and colors like never before. To build a digital network, you need digital devices. That’s obvious. But unless those devices are compatible, it won’t be much of a network. DLNA Certified devices work together. Another great thing about this TV is that it uses about 30% less energy than standard units. The Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color conditions in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience while Smart Energy Saving Features, you can conserve money and energy. Getting your LG broadband–enabled TV connected to online contest is easy when you are WiFi Ready. If you have existing wireless broadband, setting it up is simple and you don’t need to worry about messy wires.
Slingbox – Slingbox PRO-HD
Take your entire HD home theater with you wherever you go with the Slingbox PRO-HD. Connect to multiple A/V devices and tune into your favorite TV shows, sporting events, and special programming in stunning, true-to-life 1080i high definition. The PRO-HD gives you the same features and ease of use as the Slingbox SOLO, plus a high-quality HD viewing experience—anywhere in the world. Easily connect up to three of your home-theater devices to the PRO-HD and take your entire entertainment center with you—on your desktop, Mac, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.
Wii – Nintendo Wii
If you’ve been spending hours in front a screen, but still love playing computer games, then get a Wii for the office and it’ll get you up and out of the chair and having fun. The Wii console brings a revolution of interactive gaming to people of all ages. Experience intuitive motion controls that deliver a unique social activity for the whole family. Wii gaming gets everyone off of the couch for hours of fun! Now with the addition of Wii Sport Resort and the Wii MotionPlus accessory, the Wii console bundle comes packed with software and accessories to enhance your Wii experience.
Storage – 5-Shelf Bookcase
Display volumes of books, magazines, framed photographs, and more on this five-shelf bookcase from South Shore Furniture’s contemporary Axess collection. This bookcase is crafted out of engineered wood and recycled fiber, with a deep chocolate finish. Equipped with three adjustable shelves and two fixed shelves, the bookcase adapts to accommodate a range of storage needs. The adjustable shelves each support up to 35 pounds, while the fixed shelves each hold up to 50 pounds. With its clean lines and simple design, the bookcase fits into modern and more traditional décor alike.