10 Fun Office Toys and Gadgets

“The workplace can be a grim spot, so gadgets were tasked with the mission to ease the drudgery, and give you a plenty of ease to make going to work something you’ll anticipate. With these gadgets and absolute necessities, you’ll have everybody in the workplace thinking about how much win could originate from one individual. Be the awesome you want your office to be.”

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Your office workspace bites. Sure, the pet photos are very humanizing, and your assorted action figures really let us know you’re a kid at heart. But don’t you think it’s time you took office toys seriously? If you’re ready to inject a little high-tech fun into your work life, this list should get you off to the right start.

Go ahead and trash those stress balls and return your company-issued swag back to the PR department from which it came. Human civilization has risen to dizzying heights of scientific discovery, venturing into the stars and even glimpsing the fundamental building blocks of life itself. We’ve also created the most sophisticated farting novelty toys the world has ever seen.

First up, let’s kick things off with some office warfare.

10. Office Warfare Just Got Real

The average workplace is a hotbed of repressed aggression. If left to fester, these emotions are bound to explode in a highly inappropriate manner. Fortunately, there’s a way to relieve these tensions. It’s called office warfare, and it’s as simple as blasting your co-worker with a Nerf cannon during a conference call.

Sure, today’s Nerf guns are crazy sophisticated, but we’re living in the computer age, so get with the arms race already. If you’re in the market for a USB-powered desktop missile launcher, you can actually choose between a handful of different products priced between $15 and $50. Install the launcher’s software on your work computer and you can actually aim and fire the foam projectiles without lifting a finger from your mouse and keyboard. Some models even boast laser sighting.

Speaking of lasers, you probably need more of them at your desk. Heck, you probably need a keyboard made out of lasers. Skip to the next page for the details.

9. My Keyboard Is Made of Lasers

Why do you still waste your time with a physical computer keyboard? It’s the 21st century! User interface devices like that should be either in a museum or nailed to the walls of a funky New York coffee shop. Get it off your desk now and replace it with lasers already.

What’s that? You don’t think we can build a keyboard out of light particles that amplify a stimulated emission of radiation? Brace yourself, grandpa, because here comes a shocker: The Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard is already on the market. For roughly $170, you can fire up this wireless, palm-sized device and let it project a full-size laser keyboard onto any flat surface. A built-in sensor picks up on your finger movements as you type, and a tiny speaker even belts out some clacking noises to make everything feel authentic.

A laser keyboard may feel a bit too work-related for some of you. Before you reach for that low-tech squeeze ball, consider the awesomeness of Buckyballs.

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