Business accessories junkies, your ship – or perhaps, more accurately, your e-vessel – has come in. There is a gadget for every business scenario and organizational need.
In the beginning
There were cords and cables accumulating in abundance but never to be found when needed. Enter the MOS: Magnetic Organization System ($23.99). This handy accessory from BiteMyApple.co corrals errant cables in a sleek and tidy triangular-shaped system that looks good on a desk and magnetically holds cables in place.
Just slap your cables onto its surface – presto! – they remain in place and visible for when you’re ready to use them. When you need a little extra sticking power, one of the three magnetic cable ties can be pressed into service. Micro-suction padding affixes itself to your desk without tape or glue and, if need be, you can mount the MOS on a wall with its mounting circle.
And then there were organizing gadgets
Cables are not the only business essential that needs to be tamed in an office or on the road. Papers, pens and more also need a home base for easy retrieval. The PocketPro Padfolio Case by Digital Treasures ($49.95) makes short work of this by organizing credit and business cards, pens and letter-size writing pad in a sleekly sophisticated case that also protects your Ultrabook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.
The case, in textured yet supple black leatherette accented by red stitching, holds everything needed for a business meeting, right down to dual stylus/pen holders. There are two zippered organizing pockets inside and a pocket trimmed in red on the exterior to slip papers into. A strap closure keeps everything tidy, safe and secure.
Back at the office, tuck smartphone, keys, pens and receipts to be filed in The STATION by BiteMyApple.co ($39.99), a contemporary caddy that stores key day-to-day items within arm’s reach. Crafted of bamboo, The STATION shows off clean lines and lends an elegant look to a desktop. One of several storage spaces provides a handy resting spot for your smartphone (compatible with iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and most Android devices), which can be propped up into portrait orientation.
And a really fun gizmo
A better mousetrap, er mouse? The Penclic B2 ($89.95) looks like a pen but works like a mouse – without taking up a coveted USB port. Not only does Penclic’s lightweight Mouse Bluetooth look like a pen, it feels and functions like one, too, for quick, precise movements. Penclic’s sleek, Scandinavian design counteracts static tension in the arms, shoulders and neck; you can actually relax your forearm and hand on your work surface. Good-bye Repetitive Strain Injury. Hello superior navigation and laser-focused precision – to say nothing of a wireless range up to 16 feet.
Compatible with both Mac and PC products, the Penclic B2 has a scroll wheel and laser sensor, and five buttons for clicking left, right, middle, backward and forward. And this mouse operates on almost any surface without an assist from a pad or tablet and comes with a rechargeable battery.