Used to own one of these red Swingline staplers, it looked cool on the desk but I never used it so I donated it to a thrift store when I moved a few years ago. Now if it had the everyday functionality of a lamp, I probably would’ve kept it.
Really simple design, it unfolds from a stapler to become a lamp. There’s no way it can retain stapler functionality due to the internal electrical wiring, but perhaps a solution could be found by people smarter than me (Edit: a “staperless” staple could be added, a suggestion from a reader).
The ‘staple bender’ thingy in the base is a touch sensor to operate the lamp. There’s no power cable here because I make my designs look like actual product listings, and those usually omit cables for presentation.
It’s pretty much a decorative paper weight when in stapler mode, but this allows for a compact lamp that can be transported easily, if for some reason you need a portable lamp. If I owned this it would probably be left in lamp mode permanently.