In this new world of millions of people outfitting home offices, it’s more important than ever that we stay organized and productive. Easy access to social media, cat videos, and TikTok has made it harder than ever to focus on work. Sometimes a little help from office gadgets is all you need to keep things moving throughout the day.
Monitor stand with drawer
When you’re working with limited space, organization can be critical. The last thing you want is to constantly be distracted by searching for a pen or piece of paper. Products like the Simple Trending Monitor Riser Stand can be nothing short of a home office lifesaver.
In addition to raising your monitor to a more comfortable eye level, the riser adds a built-in slide-out drawer and four separate side storage pockets. Do you need to have a notepad or a bunch of papers on your desk? They’ll instantly be out of your way thanks to the sliding drawer that rests just below a monitor, laptop, or all-in-one desktop. Each of the four side pockets is ideal for pens, pencils, calculators, sticky notes, cables, and more. Measuring just north of 19 inches long, 10 inches wide, and 5 inches tall, it gets organized without taking up too much extra space.
Heated cup of coffee
Gone are the days of beverage warmers taking up space on your desk. Ember’s Temperature Controlled Smart Mug (available in black or white) is a great way to ensure your coffee stays hot so you can keep going throughout the day.
Capable of reaching temperatures of around 145 degrees Fahrenheit (around 63 degrees Celsius), there’s no reason for your coffee to get cold. Add an hour of battery life and a smartphone app to help manage the heat or get notified when your mug reaches a preset temperature. This smart mug is a must have for any coffee powered home office.
Wireless phone charger
While it may seem obvious that working from home means your phone can easily stay charged all day, it’s rarely the case. Products like the Anker 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station make it easy to never worry about charging again.
Adding the Anker also means less desktop clutter, since its single power cord can be easily stored behind your desk. Powers both iPhone, Samsung and other smartphones with wireless charging capability, even works with most phone cases. Do you want to watch a video on your phone while you work? Just flip it sideways into the Anker stand and it’ll still charge while you watch. It’s the perfect way to multitask and stay active throughout the day.
Portable standing desk
Much research has shown that standing desks can provide health benefits from sitting all day. The problem is that a good standing desk is often expensive, bulky, and can take weeks to arrive. That’s what makes a product like the Levit8 Portable Standing Desk so appealing. Allowing you to quickly go from sitting to standing and back again, this affordable standing laptop desk is a must-have for any home office. Just turn, turn and stand.
Available in small, large, and x-large, each size provides 9, 11.9, and 16.2 inches of standing height, respectively. The fact that the small and large sizes are portable enough to fit in a messenger bag or backpack speaks to just how portable this standing desk is. It allows you to grab your laptop, head into any other room in the house, set it down, and continue working while your view changes. Add in a waterproof design, with no additional assembly or parts, and it’s easy to see why this is a popular choice for home offices.
Anker PowerConf Bluetooth Speaker
The last thing you want is to have your headset on all day during conference calls. No matter how expensive it goes, no headset or headset is comfortable day after day, week after week. The Anker PowerConf bluetooth speaker will change the way you take or make calls.
With six microphones arranged 360 degrees, you can place the speakerphone where you need it in your office and it will pick up your voice. By connecting directly to a smartphone or computer via Bluetooth, you can truly be hands-free throughout the day. Powered by a 6,700mAh battery, it can easily go 24 hours without recharging, good for at least two to three eight-hour days of use. Add in compatibility with all the major conferencing platforms, and this is another must-have.
Desktop Dry Erase Pad
Say goodbye to the days of Post-it notes and notepads. The Quartet Glass Desktop Pad is an 18-inch long dry-erase surface for quick note-taking. Angled for comfortable reading and writing, the Quartet is perfect for staying organized day after day.
The glass surface is comfortable to write on and ensures that erasing old notes is quick and easy. There’s even some hidden storage below for markers or other small items in a hidden drawer under the glass top. Cover it with a 15-year warranty and you know this is a product you can have for a long, long time.
Finding the right office gadgets to help you stay organized and productive is no easy task. There is a gadget for everything.