Archive for October, 2010

Skitterbot Battling Cockroach Robots

Friday, October 15th, 2010

If you spend time at a desk then you know how much you sometimes need diversion.  How about some electronic cockroaches that do battle with each other?  Skitterbots are just that — tiny battery power remote controlled robots ready to do your bidding.

Skitterbots from DeskPets come in four different colors to help you tell them apart as they do battle.  The colors also represent different frequencies that allow you to control more than one Skitterbot at a time.  If you don’t want to do battle with them, you can race them or just have fun sending them all over the top of your desk.  A USB-powered remote controller and charger sends them in any direction.  A 30 minute charge supplies 15 minutes of Skitterbot action.

See Skitterbots in action in this YouTube video:

You can also read about another Desk Pets toy,Trekbot.

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The Treadmill Desk: A Workout for Workaholics

Friday, October 08th, 2010

The Treadmill Desk is a multi-tasker’s dream.  Now you can work out while you work with Hammacher Schlemmer’s new treadmill desk.  Instead of sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day, you can get your heart pumping.  This desk adjusts from 46 to 56 inches and has room for a computer and phone.  It also comes with a paper stand, built-in folder storage and twin cup holders.

The Treadmill desk costs $400 but does not include the treadmill.  The Hammacher Schlemmer website recommends it for light workout only which is fine because its really not very easy to read a computer screen while running at a fast clip.

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