If your workplace is the couch at the local Starbucks, turn back now--this list is not for you. This guide is for those who work diligently at desks. This often small rectangle of space can become a canvas to display your personality to all. We've rounded up and categorized 28 places to buy things to take your barren desk to the next level.
Emporiums/Cornucopias, etc. Places to get several types of items in one place
is one of the better "everything under one roof" sites. Especially great is their user picture section, which lets purchasers post pictures of themselves using the product in real life. Stock photography be damned.
is another solid directory of good office, and general fun items. My personal favorite is the robot calculator
that doubles as a stapler magnet and Post-it Note holder.
. You've certainly gazed lovingly at one of these catalogs while stuck on a flight. The online store is no different; there are a ton of useful and interesting office gadgets to make your desktop a playground (with taste, of course).
has a little bit of everything. What separates it from the pack? Their weird gadgets section
. The name doesn't lie. For example, get one of these
to take notes at your next meeting.
has a good, clear listing of geeky gadgetry to adorn your cube. I have trouble deciding between the USB squid drive
, and pop-up pirate USB hub
that requires stabbing a pirate with plastic swords to get him to appear. Charming.
is another handful of amusing and/or interesting gadgetry to buy. Worth checking out is their entire section
dedicated to cubicle decor. Get an early start on Halloween with this gaudy skeleton
you can attach to the top of your computer monitor. When people ask what it is, be sure to make some lame "spreadsheet from hell got loose" joke.
. Not to be confused with the popular Web browser, Firebox is neither on fire, nor a box. It does, however, have a lot of cool gadgets worth putting on your desk. The best for lunchtime breaks and releasing steam? The Rock Beat Drumsticks
, which let you do an air guitar--except with drums. Your co-workers will love you.… Read more