These miniature versions of the traditional floor fan say "Retro Mini Fan" on them, and the retro part is that the blades and cages are all metal. The handy part is that they're just 5-3/8" dia and the plug is a USB, ready to cool you off right from your (actual) desktop. Tilts 180° up and down and comes with a 4-foot cord. Super quiet, too. We'll pick one in red, blue or black.
Meanwhile, we’re making do with this hand-held, 5” long hot dog stapler. Makes putting paper together a bright spot in the day. Uses those standard 3/8” mini staples and comes with a couple dozen, but they’re available wherever office supplies are sold.
This little silver plastic basic-function calculator measures 3-1/4" x 5-1/2" with a clear plastic ruler that folds down on both sides. Open it and it looks oddly like a communications satellite.The ruler is millimeters/centimeters only, up to 320mm or 32cm. But it's still a lovely straight-edge, or a gift for a Canadian friend. Runs on a single replaceable button-cell battery, included.
This plastic clip is 4-1/2" wide in a gibbous moon shape (that's just over half a sphere, bunky) with a disc magnet on the back to hold it to a file cabinet or fridge and a 3-3/4" long dry-erase strip on the front to identify what's in the clip or who it's for or whatever the dickens you want it to say. The clip holds a small marker with an eraser head for your convenience. In assorted pastel colors that we'll pick because we have impeccable taste.
They’re going to steal this in a heartbeat, so lock it in your desk. The PaperPro is the first engineering breakthrough in staplers since, well, the stapler. Push it with one finger’s worth of effort and a spring-loaded mechanism (like a center punch) drives the staple with 30 lbs of force through up to (20) sheets of paper. Doesn’t even feel like it stapled, but it’s foolproof. Use as a hand-held or desk stapler. Stands on end to save space. Opens for use as a staple gun, and with as much power. Takes standard 26/6 staples and comes with (1) rack of them. Measures 7” long x 3-7/8” x 1-1/2” wide, in sleek assorted colors.
Easy to see, easy to store, no batteries to replace. We think this is the apotheosis of calculator design. Solar-powered, it's 7-1/2" x 5-1/4" x a super-slim 3/16" thick, in black with big white numbers. The answers appear in an 8-digit, 2-1/8" x 11/16" LCD window. Has all the standard calculator features plus percent and square root functions.
Our most Scandinavian tape dispenser ever is in gray and fashionable lime green. Looks like a designer hockey-puck, but pop up the cutter and it's a tape dispenser with "Søren®" discretely printed on the non-green side. Measures about 3" dia x 1-1/2" thick, and dispenses 3/4" tape.
Nothing we like better than multitasking multitools. This office tool is a hand-held stapler with a 1/2" tape dispenser on the top and a page-tab dispenser (the editor's friend) on the other side of the top. Measures 6" long. The tabs are standard 3M tape-flags and it takes standard 1/2" staples however the tape is on the small side and extra rolls are difficult to find.
We won't say the word fussbudget, but some people really like their paper to be cut precisely perfect. This low-profile paper trimmer measures 10-1/4" x 2-7/8" with a clear lift-up guide with graduated markings in inches and cm, a sliding blade and a spare, plus a grid for extra precision. Fits in all binders with any number of holes so you can be perfect on the road.
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