Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of the most interesting toys we’ve seen this week. It’s a Guardians of the Galaxy blowout as we’ve got life-sized Groots, creepy plush Groots, and a fancy cassette player. But wait—there’s more, including a very swanky David Bowie figure and a very large Iron Man. Check it out!
If you can’t stay organized or remember your to-do list without a myriad of sticky notes plastered around your computer’s screen, this new compact printer makes it easy to turn messages, photos, screenshots, and basically anything on your phone into a tiny square of paper you can stick or share.
The next time you find yourself at the end of a long, exhausting day at the office, what would you rather find in your jacket pocket? A fancy Montblanc writing instrument, or an herb-grinding, weed-dispensing pen that guarantees a super-relaxed evening? The answer is obviously the latter.
Personal computers were supposed to all but eliminate the need for paper, but one look at your sticky note-covered screen tells a different story. Researcher Tobias Große-Puppendahl may have created the perfect compromise, however: an electronic sticky note that can replace all of your little yellow reminders.
Does your desk perpetually look like the aftermath of a battle between the Empire and the Rebellion? Take control of all that chaos with the same weapon the Empire used to topple the Rebel base on Hoth, an AT-AT. and bring order to your galaxy. Or at least your office supplies.
When artist Georges-Pierre Seurat painted his famous A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, he painstakingly added every dot of paint, one by one, until his masterpiece was complete. It was a technique that’s come to be known as pointillism, and thanks to this vibrating electronic pen, the process is now…
Doctors have this nasty habit of asking a lot of questions, many of which make us uncomfortable or self-conscious. So we bluff. A lot. Here are 10 typical lies we tell our doctors, and why these seemingly innocuous fibs are hazardous to our health.
Fashion mogul and designer Karl Lagerfeld has realized that the adult coloring book fad isn’t going away any time soon. But instead of cashing in with his own line of coloring books, he’s collaborated with Faber-Castell on a set of colored pencils that will set you back $2,850. Come again?
If you still believe that a hand-written letter carries more emotional weight than an auto-generated response to a text message, these star-filled envelopes will even let you send an entire galaxy to your friends and loved ones—if they peer inside.
Even basic high school science tells you that building a perpetual motion machine is completely impossible. But that won’t stop you from rooting for this contraption made of office supplies and other stuff found around someone’s desk. It might not run forever, but at least it helped someone kill a few hours at work. […
If you’re wondering who still uses pencils, it’s anyone who wants to correct their mistakes using this wonderful eraser that’s shaped like a dog scooting its butt across the floor. There is nothing not to love about this creation from Slam Design.
Unless you work at a startup that’s trying desperately to be hip, adorning your desk with mountains of Star Wars toys probably isn’t encouraged. But when you pay over $2,000 for a fancy pen from S.T. Dupont Paris that just happens to look like a spaceship, you can display it wherever you want.
The same way you really only buy sugary breakfast cereals for the smattering of marshmallows they include, this $20 tin of Justice League paperclips is still worth every last penny even if you toss all but the ten Batman clips it comes with.
If you weren’t lucky enough to land your dream job at a hip startup with free lunches and ping pong tables on every floor, Suck UK has your consolation prize with a set of three notebooks that double as a pair of paddles and a net for spontaneous table tennis matches.
The sword is mighty, but they say the pen is even mightier. So by our calculations, whoever wields these adorable PenSwords will be utterly invincible, right? At least no mistake will ever stand in their way.
Mistakes aren’t always set in stone, and neither are these miniature versions of iconic architectural landmarks from around the world. They’re actually made from rubber, so you can use them as erasers, or just leave them around your desk to make you feel like a giant.
Adam Savage recently built his own flawless replica of Kirk’s captain’s chair, but the talented designers behind Super-Fan Builds have taken that idea to the next level by turning the entire USS Enterprise into a glowing computer desk and office chair that looks ready to hit warp nine.
When you think of paper clips, you immediately think of a specific form—the familiar round-ended, double-loop design. The wire trombone shape. But that’s only one variety of clip; the “Gem,” which gets its name from a British company called Gem Manufacturing Limited, which, even if it wasn’t directly involved with the…
If you stop and think about it, it’s almost impossible to use an entire pencil because after repeated sharpenings you eventually end up with a tiny unusable stub. What a ripoff. There’s a solution to that problem, though. A clever new sharpener with multiple blades that lets you stack a stub onto a brand new pencil…