This website replicates the sounds of being in the office again
If the pandemic has left you surprisingly nostalgic for your office, imisstheoffice.eu, made by Kids Creative Agency, might be the closest thing to actually being back there. When you load up the site, hit the play button in the bottom-left corner and it will play a lot of sounds that are common at most offices: indecipherable snippets of conversation, a fan blowing somewhere, phones ringing, and more. There’s even someone who annoyingly smacks their lips.
The site isn’t just a white noise generator, though — it also has an office layout that you can click around to activate certain sounds. Click the water cooler, for example, and you’ll hear the sound of water filling up a cup. Clicking the printer activates the familiar sounds of a printer. The chairs make farty noises as if someone was sinking down into them. And you can even activate the sounds of a ping-pong match.
The site is a fun reminder of the office environment that you might have taken for granted. And the best part is you won’t have to suffer through a commute to feel like you’re working side-by-side with your colleagues again.