Forget the kids—spoil your business instead. It’s about time you picked up some goodies for the office, and we’ve picked out some seriously cool and obscenely useful tech to get you off to a fresh start in 2014.
Digitize: If you don’t think scanners are worthy of awe and admiration, then you never witnessed a Fujitsu Scan Snap iX500 in action. No joke, this thing’s awesome—it scans up to 30 pages per minute and can wirelessly deliver scanned docs to any mobile device or cloud service without ever having to go through a Mac or PC. It’s good for getting those paper documents into your digital system and great for getting them onto any device—the first step in heading towards a paperless office.
Project: So the AAXA P300 doesn’t fit in your pocket, but it is a portable projector and an amazingly versatile one at that. Rated at 300 lumens, this Pico Projector is small, light enough to carry, and by no means wanting of ports. Equipped with a USB A port for a USB key and card slot for a memory card, it also has a full-size HDMI port, a proprietary VGA port (for the supplied VGA cable), and an AV port (for the combined audio and composite video adaptor). Did we mention it can run on batteries?
Big phone? Monitor? BOTH. There’s this thing, videoconferencing, and it’s kind of a big deal, The Lenovo Think Vision LT2323z is a touchscreen monitor that thinks it’s a phone. Equipped with not one but two digital microphones and partnered with Microsoft to deliver the best Lync experience, it’s the ultimate tool for video and voice calls over the web. You too will be doing that video conference thing but unlike everyone else, you’ll be doing it in style.
Comfort. Carpal tunnel syndrome is real. Granted, it’s not so common since we’ve stopped using typewriters—STILL, when you spend hours on the computer, everyday comfort is something worth considering. The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop minimizes the strain on your body, improving wrist comfort and posture. Plus, the whole thing is wireless, helping keep your desk clutter-free!
SURFACE. The Surface Pro 2 is both seriously cool and obscenely useful. Equipped with a full-size USB 3.0 port, mini DisplayPort, and micro SD card reader, the Surface Pro 2 has all the ports you need to make your tablet a take-no-prisoners productivity machine. Equipped with all the Office tools you know and love plus the new Surface Pro Pen for taking notes, marking up documents, and e-signing forms. Every Surface Pro 2 needs a home this holiday.
That’s our list and we checked it twice. Did we miss anything? What’s on your list? Sound off in the comments.