Most weeks you spend at least five of the seven days sitting at your desk or workspace. Work can be enjoyable most of the time, but other times it can feel stressful, and you want to be anywhere else but at your desk or your office. According to some statistics, the average person will spend the equivalent of around 11 and a half years of their lifetime working, so we need to face the fact that our offices, even our home offices, are our second home. Therefore, it’s a great idea to make it inspiring, cozy, and fun.
Having cool office gadgets will help you improve your work and relieve stress, keeping you entertained while being more productive. Office life can be tedious, so designers and manufacturers have been making an incredible effort to make your office exciting and stress-free, creating must-have office accessories. These cool items will not only make your desk time more fun, but they will also help you organize the clutter that may have been around for a while.
To turn your desk into one of the most enjoyable places in the world, take a look at our list of must-have cool stuff for your desk.
The Magic Trackpad, designed to work with Mac desktop computers, will let your fingers do the swiping, scrolling, and clicking. You get an entirely new way to interact with your screen, swiping through pages as if you were reading a book, and inertial scrolling makes reading a page really natural.
Albert Einstein Magnetic Paper Clip Holder
Look no further if you’ve wanted to find a fun desk accessory to keep your paperclips in one place. This small magnetic paper clip holder will give your desk a sense of whimsy while helping you to stay organized and clutter-free. And perhaps having a certified genius staring back at you every day will even be a source of inspiration!
Rubber Band Holder
This unique and lively character will take care of all the rubber bands which seem to appear on your desk out of thin air. Start collecting rubber bands by wrapping them around Rafael's head, and leave any ones you need quickly at his hands. He’s sure to bring some personality to your desk!
Urbo Adjustable Laptop Stand with Heat-Vent
When you’re working on a computer, your eyes should be in line with your screen, all while keeping your wrists as flat as possible to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome, eye strain and other potential injuries.
It’s basically impossible to do this with a laptop, which is where Urbo’s adjustable laptop stand comes in. This gadget lets you elevate your laptop, so you can find a height that's more ergonomic and comfortable.
iStick Multifunction Desktop Organizer
One of the easiest ways to get an organized workspace and desk is with a desk tidy. This desktop organizer has eleven functions, so there is enough space for all your office supplies. Working as a pen holder, cup holder, memo pad box, multi storage box, letter opener, paper holder, pen holder, card reader, cell phone holder, and even a USB hub. Phew! The divided compartments will let you organize pretty much everything that currently sits on top of your desk.
Unicorn Tape Dispenser
One of the best accessories for your cute office, this tape dispenser will add some magic and sparkle to your days. The tape dispenser comes with two rolls of rainbow sticky tape and bone shaped paperclips. Perhaps not the best for serious documents but great to keep your personal papers organized.
This cooling pad cools your laptop avoiding it from overheating, while being reasonably quiet so it won’t be distracting or a distraction during conference calls. It works with a USB cable, so no need to find an extra socket to keep it running. Best of all, the Notebook Chillhub comes with a four-port USB on the side of the pad so that you won’t miss the hub it's plugged into.
Rocketbook Erasable, Reusable Wirebound Notebook
If you're the type of person that is constantly taking notes at meetings or scribbling down ever-growing to-do lists, but you hate the thought of wasting paper, then a reusable notebook could be the answer.
This one comes with 32 reusable pages that can be wiped clean, so you don't have to worry about damaging the environment with every note you make. Sync your notes up to Google Drive, Dropbox, email, and more, so you can keep things organized online.
Safco Muv Stand Up Desk
LED Desk Lamp
This iEGrow flexible desk lamp is not only super cute with its flower and pot design, but it also has a pencil holder, touch-sensitive controls for three brightness levels and a flexible neck which can be adjusted to different angles and heights. Another great thing is that the lamp is rechargeable, lasting for around ten hours on the medium light setting. And there’s no need to water it!
Ectaco C-Pen Multilingual Digital Highlighter
This handheld digital scanner will make an excellent substitute for any clunky and space-consuming desktop scanners. It will instantly and efficiently scan data from a variety of surfaces wherever and whenever you need. This digital highlighter is flexible and speedy and can read text in over 239 languages.
Leather Business Card Holder
With the Kingfom desk organizer, you can spend less time wondering where your stuff ended up and more time being productive, as everything is in one place. You will be able to organize your business cards, note pads, cell phone or iPhone, pen and pencil, and pretty much anything else you can think of. This organizer comes in a whole bunch of different colors, so you can customize your office with your favorite color while keeping your desk tidy and free of clutter.
ONME Multipurpose Cable Clips
Sick of wires falling behind your desk? These handy multi-purpose cable clips can be stuck onto your desk and will securely hold your wires in place, so they can't fall or slip down the back of your furniture.
If you end up moving location, you can quite easily peel them off and stick them somewhere else, without losing any adhesive. Simple, yet highly functional - no more messy cables!
It may seem a strange recommendation, but a digital timer can help you increase your productivity by being more aware of your ultradian rhythm. Being in tune with your body’s ultradian rhythm optimizes your performance, and you get more done.
Work with the Pomodoro Technique to focus on 25-minute spurts instead of prodding and plodding along, taking frequent breaks that end up slowing you down. There are loads of different digital timers out there, but why not go with the classic tomato shape?
If you don’t want any more gadgets on your desk, you can also choose the Pomodoro web application, where your computer will give you the reminders that it's time to take a break!