10 must have gadgets for your office
Technology is moving fast and it's taking everyone along for the ride. Every aspect of life is being revamped with new gadgets, and the office is no exception. Long gone are the days of having just a stapler, some pencils, and a notepad on your desk.
Modern offices come equipped with tablets, high-end computers, ergonomic tools, and a ton of other— often cute—devices. Customizing your workspace with these fun and practical items can help the long work day not seem so bad. Even if you absolutely love your job, you can't always escape that feeling of exhaustion at times. Having the right workspace does nothing but improve your productivity and your time at work, so it's important to update your office. Not only because it's fun, but because there are many tools that can increase productivity.
With that said, here are some must-have gadgets for the office.
If you happen to work in an office with not-so-good ventilation or have co-workers who don't really smell the best, this 3-in-1 Humidifier/Aromatherapy Machine/LED Light is perfect for you.
Aromatherapy and essential oils have become quite popular, and for good reason. Aromatherapy not only freshens the air in your office with a great smell, but depending on the essential oil you use, it can also improve mental health. For example, lavender essential oil smells amazing and is also known for reducing stress, making it the perfect oil to diffuse in your office. It'll ease workplace tension and stress and maybe even improve your relationships with your co-workers.
It's also a humidifier, which is very useful. Offices can be quite dry, especially considering many bosses love to blast the AC and heat. Humidifiers are the perfect solution to that, as they add moisture to the air, naturally moisturizing your skin. Not only that, but it reduces dust and bacteria, creating a clean workplace.
The best thing about this product is that it's portable and easy to charge, as it uses a USB and not a wall plug. Most of us have access to USB ports on our work computers.
I don't know about you, but after lunch, I tend to get pretty hot. Office AC is usually not the best—it's either too cold or too hot. When it's too hot, having your own personal desk fan is a life saver. I use mine to cool down after lunch and to keep me awake and alert. Having a fan blowing in your face is sure to keep you from falling asleep.
This fan is USB powered, so you can plug it into your work computer and not have to bother looking for a free wall outlet. Not only that, but it is small enough to fit on your desk and not take up too much real estate.
Many studies have proven that taking short naps in the afternoon (usually when you're at work) improve mood, productivity, and alertness. And let's face it, we've all had those days where we literally could not stay awake.
That's where this portable napping pillow comes in. It'll allow you to take a quick ten to twenty-minute nap in comfort, and it's really cute too (seriously, who doesn't like an octopus?)
With that said, you might have a hard time finding a boss who's willing to let you take a nap in the middle of the day. You might want to wait until lunch to crawl under your desk and pass out.
To go along with the octopus cushion, you'll probably want to buy this foot hammock so you can put your feet up and nap right in your chair.
This portable foot hammock is a necessity if you're looking to maximize your comfort at your desk. Nothing beats being able to put your feet up as you type away on your computer. I spend a lot of time trying to get comfortable in my chair, and I know if I had this foot hammock, my discomfort would be a thing of the past.
What's great about this particular foot hammock is that it's portable and very easy to hang up. It uses two metallic, easy to install clips. It's also adjustable—the rope can go from 200 mm to 450 mm.
I really hate having a messy desk. It totally throws off my work flow and leaves me unproductive and stressed. Thanks to all the devices we have at our desks nowadays— cell phones, tablets, fans—we quickly accumulate tons of wires. Having many tangled, disorganized wires is the easiest way to make your desk—and you—look like a mess.
This desktop cable organizer is so useful. It saves times, as you'll know what cables go with what devices and won't have to scramble to match them. It's cute and comes in multiple colors, allowing it to match with any color scheme. And it's practical, being super affordable and easy to use. You have no reason not to pick one of these up.
I know, you're probably thinking that his mouse pad is embarrassing and corny, but hear me out. Whenever you look down at this mouse pad, you're definitely going to have a good laugh. It's much better than a bland mousepad. Not only that, but it's also a conversation piece. Whenever a co-worker comes over to your desk, they're bound to notice the mouse pad and ask about it. That's one way to break the ice.
Why use a standard notebook when you could use these? These mini notebooks are excellent for projects where you don't have to take too many notes, but you want to have something just in case. They're also extremely portable, easily fitting into your pocket to take to your meetings.
What makes them a "must have" item is their cute design. They're extremely well made and sport cute emoticon covers, making them great conversation pieces. They'll also brighten up your day—they say that seeing a smiling face is enough to make you smile.
I really can't function when my keyboard and mouse are full of gunk and dust, and I'm sure that I'm not alone. This sticky gel is phenomenal at removing dust and debris from your keyboard. What's great about it is that it can go between the keys and pull out whatever's stuck in there —simply wiping your keyboard down isn't sufficient to get rid of everything.
It absorbs the dust and bacteria into the gel, ensuring that it doesn't touch your hands. You can use this particular gel many times before having to buy a new one. But my favorite feature is that it's expandable—you can literally stretch it to be as big as you want.
You can use it to remove dust from just about any surface or device. It's very effective at cleaning fans too!
Note that the color you get is random.
We've all heard of fidget spinners, but the fidget cube is actually its predecessor. It's a cube with different little things to tinker with on every side: one side has a metal ball you can roll, another has a button, and so on. I prefer the fidget cube as an actual product to fidget with while at work as opposed to the spinner. The spinner requires more effort from the user to spin, whereas you can just maneuver the cube in one hand.
The stress relieving fidget cube does just that: relieve stress. It allows you to focus your mind on the task at hand while keeping your hands busy. Research actually backs this—simple repetitive tasks have been proven to increase focus and attention.
This cube comes in a ton of different colors, also at random.
Much like the fidget cube, these squishy emoji toys are good stress relievers. If someone in your office makes you angry, just give one of these cute toys a good squeeze—this'll save you from losing your cool. They return to their original shape quickly. Emojis are also really cute and will improve the mood of not only you, but your co-workers too.
They come in a ton of different emoji expressions, but like the other items, the expression you get is random.
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