Friday, May 15, 2009

At Last: OXO's First Line of Office Products

A whole new line of ergonomic office products will help prevent injury ...

"This week, OXO Good Grips unveiled its new line of office products, and all of them have the polished ergonomics and clever functionality that are the company's calling card. For now, they're available exclusively through Staples.

OXO, armed with clever work by Smart Design, has become a powerhouse in small kitchen tools--the company has gone from a start-up in 1990 to well over $275 million in annual sales today, thanks to so-called "Universal Design," which basically boils down to an extreme focus on ergonomics. The new line has 20 office products in all. Here's our pick, for the eight best:

A folding ruler that expands to 16 inches, but can still be used when it's half-sized: (below)

Scissors with a switch that allows a safe "box cutter setting"--thus eliminating those times when you open your scissors wide and cut your hand, trying to cut open boxes: (below)"    (Continued via Fast Company)    [Ergonomics Resources]

Folding Ruler - Ergonomics

Folding Ruler

Sissors plus Box Cutter - Ergonomics

Sissors plus Box Cutter

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