What To Buy The Engineer Who Has Everything
From a SpaceMouse to the fastest workstation laptop - we’ve cherry picked FIVE of our favourite products to add to your Christmas Wish List.
She started a rucksack revolution when we saw her at this year’s DEVELOP3D LIVE – now designer Sarah Giblin’s RiutBag has made it into the wish list for any streetwise traveller after a successful Kickstarter campaign took her rucksack into production.
Fully waterproof and built from Kevlar and foam-lined Cordura, the RiutBag’s secret is that all its zips are against your back for total peace of mind when travelling. It also has discreet pockets for travel tickets sewn into the shoulder straps, pouches for personal belongings and room to carry 15” laptops.
Available in two sizes, 10litre and 15litre capacity, from riut.co.uk
Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Mobile Workstation
Ok so you’ve got the coolest rucksack - now you need something to put in it. The new ThinkPad P70 from Lenovo is the ultimate workstation that high-end 3D professionals can take on the road without missing their desktops. Firing on all cylinders, it is the first notebook to be powered by Intel’s new Xeon processors with ample storage (2 TB HDD), plenty of RAM (64GB), a wide selection of ports for connectivity and of course its robust, spill-proof, award-winning ergonomic keyboard.
Also available in the slimmer ThinkPad P50, for anyone using SOLIDWORKS this will deliver blistering performance without sacrificing functionality or reliability. Find out how to buy Lenovo CAD Workstations
The Life Tech Jacket
Planning any extreme sports anytime soon? The Life Tech Jacket is the ultimate in wearable tech for those outdoor adventures. Complete with its own wind turbine generator that can charge up your mobile phone or switch on a conductive polymer heating system – this is the jacket you want to be wearing if you ever get into a bit of a spot of high adrenaline bother.
Designed for Korean clothing brand Kolon Sports by British design company Seymourpowell, The Life Tech Jacket uses the latest technology to meet the most essential of human needs such as shelter, warmth and communication.
Tracking one down though might be more of a challenge. Kolonsport.com
CadMouse and SpaceMouse Pro
It’s like Butch without Sundance, Turkey without Cranberry - you just couldn’t have one without the other. And it’s the same for your workstation when you pair a 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro with their new CadMouse. Our product partner 3Dconnexion call it Two Handed Power and we think together, the results are extraordinary.
Your 3D SpaceMouse Pro smoothly positions your object or view, while your CadMouse selects and creates with ease. It’s a natural and comfortable work style that can’t be matched. They don’t just play well together - they were made for each other.
Want one? Find out how at 3D Mice from 3Dconnexion
LEGO The Millennium Falcon
Don’t muscle in on your child’s LEGO set this Christmas– get one of your own.
If locking yourself away with 2000 tiny bricks sounds like fun - you are in good company – there is a massive community of AFoLs (that’s Adult Fans of LEGO) including David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Will.i.am who would give anything to get their hands on one of these new sets:
The new Millennium Falcon, launched just in time for Star Wars The Force Awakens, includes more detailed design (including the holo-chess board and a secret compartment) and new features including detachable cockpits, spring loaded shooters and of course a BB-8 Astromech Droid.
Or if you want something more challenging – the latest monster vehicle from LEGO Technic is one of their most complex build challenges ever. The Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 is a collaboration between LEGO Group and Daimler AG and comes with new four axle suspension, motorised crane and the new Pneumatics 2.0 system. It also comes with building instructions for an alternative model to build a Mercedes Benz articulated construction truck - over 77cm long.
Millennium Falcon (#75105) and Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 (#42043) available from Lego.com
And don’t forget you can always go for some new software too. Check out our range of software solutions as that perfect stocking filler. You can find out more by checking out the website product page
or by ringing us on 0800 018 6957.