Tag, You're It
R. Nichols sells imaginatively illustrated luggage tags themed to various major cities: London, Paris, New York, Chicago, etc. The tags cost $6 each, or $3 with a minimum order of 35 tags. Customization is possible for orders of at least 250 tags. (407) 896-3232; r-nichols.com
Passion for Location
A GPS scavenger hunt can turn a traditional city tour into a fun team-building activity. Teams are given an orienteering map with GPS coordinates and must locate local landmarks. The tours can be customized to the interest of the group or tied to the conference theme. CBST Adventures (970-668-8900; cbstadventures.com) leads GPS scavenger hunts in Breckenridge, Colo.
Fits Like a Glove
When traveling, yoga aficionados often find themselves doing their asanas in hotel rooms without a mat. YogaPaws are gloves for the hands and feet that act just like a mat, allowing users to pop into downward dog practically anywhere. YogaPaws cost $36.95 individually; discounts and private labeling are available on large orders; call for details. (888) 964-2790; yogapaws.com
Its Own Reward
Some of the most exotic destinations for incentive trips are developing countries that could use a helping hand. A recent trip by Hands Up Incentives brought 37 top performers to Cambodia and Vietnam for a luxurious vacation that included two days of renovating classrooms and building a library at a school. Hands Up also arranges socially responsible incentives in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Fiji, India, Kenya and South Africa. (201) 984-5372; handsupincentives.com
Prize on the Eyes
Tumi's new sunglasses are made with Carl Zeiss polarized lenses and a coating that prevents scratches, limits reflection and makes them easier to clean. A triangular case can be imprinted with a company logo. Cost, between $215 to $265. (800) 669-3181; tumispecialmarkets.com
It can be a pain to transfer files between the two or more computers most of us use. TeamViewer is a program that gives users access to all their computers remotely. For home users, the program is free; a business license starts at $749. (800) 951-4573; teamviewer.com
Touch-screen devices need constant cleaning, but carrying a separate cloth is hardly convenient. The DigiClean Micro Fiber Screen Cleaner is a tiny cloth that sticks to the back of the device when not in use -- and happens to be a great way to get your logo into someone's pocket. The DigiClean costs $1.35 each for a minimum of 500, plus a $100 setup fee. (877) 534-7477; egrips.com/digiclean
Recent research suggests that creating "mind-body dissonance" -- when people think about something different from what they are doing — boosts creativity. To create this dissonance (and a good deal of laughter), arrange a group in a circle and have one person mime an action, such as vacuuming. A second person asks, "What are you doing?" The person miming needs to respond with an answer that is very different from vacuuming, such as "Dyeing my hair." Click here for further explanation. The idea comes courtesy of Jenise Fryatt, founder and chief trainer of Eventprov, which produces interactive experiences for team building, leadership training and self improvement.
Stick and Write
If your meeting room isn't equipped with a whiteboard, or for those times when you need extra board space, try a peel-and-stick alternative. These two versions can be removed and reapplied a few times. The WhiteyBoard costs $13 for a 12" x 18" piece, while Whiteboard in a Box carries larger sizes ($49.99 for a 4'x5' piece).
This power strip would look great on a conference table or a modern desk. At $99 it might be a touch pricey, but the Power Pod is far more attractive than other power strips. As a bonus, when the outlets aren't in use, an accompanying tray fits over the Pod to store paper clips and other small objects. (866) 645-6952; coalesse.com
Zipbuds are headphones encased in a zipper that's stiff enough to keep the cord from getting tangled up when it's in your pocket. They come with different-size earbuds to fit most ears. Cost, $39.99. (888) 345-4834; zipbuds.com
On one side of a Toddy Smart Cloth is a stylish silk print; the other side is an anti-microbial microfiber cloth. Use them to wipe down touch-screen devices, camera lenses, computer keyboards or pretty much anything else. The cloths can be logoed. A 5" x 7" cloth costs $14.99. (866) 238-3255; toddygear.com