Office productivity problems? Finding it difficult to focus on your daily work? No worries, high-tech gadgets are there to help you maximize your efficiency, eliminate distractions and let your office talk by itself, showing that you have style, class and a unique and friendly approach. Below is a list of some of the best office upgrades that you can use to renovate your working environment.
A USB reading lamp
USB reading lamps are one of the most popular desk aids. It not only adds light to your desk, but it also brings a warm, cozy atmosphere during those long working hours, when you feel alone in the immense office space. They come in a wide variety of designs. Just choose one that makes you feel homely.
A printer for all seasons
It is hard to imagine an office environment without a printer involved, and fortunately, there are many to choose from to suit all your office needs. Wireless is the name of the game and choosing a model that you can send documents through remotely is simply a must these days. Our recommendation is to look into an all-in-one setup, much like the HP OfficeJet Pro Wireless Inkjet 8710, an affordable model that comes with all the bells and whistles and makes printing a doddle, especially when paired with Apple’s AirPrint technology.
Colorful picture frames
Having photos of those important ones can be of great help during the long working hours, bringing them closer to our hearts, and reminding us why our jobs have meaning. They can also work as a friendly conversation starter, easing the initial tensions that any work-related talk may have.
A set of colored pens
Organizing what is important or unimportant, what is urgent or not can be the key to a successful working day. For the best organization of your daily tasks, meeting notes or even just to create pretty doodles, a set of colored pens is ideal. Their pretty view can also help to bring some color to your day, especially during stressful situations.
An unusual pencil holder
And when you think about organizing, an indispensable tool is a good pencil holder that’ll keep all your pens and pencils together and safe. Have an unusual one, which reflects your unique personality, and gives you working energy every time that you reach for your writing aids.
At present technology is providing us with several gadgets that can effectively monitor our mental states, by detecting when your nerves are getting out of control when you are starting to over-relax, and even dozing. These devices come in different formats and sizes, and they are highly portable and almost undetectable. One such device, the Pip, uses your finger to work out the amount of stress you are experiencing at any given moment.
Stress relief gadgets
And when the stress seems to be out of your hands, what better than subtle stress relief, such as a small punching bag with a face on it. You can even imagine that it is your boss or that other irritable co-worker, and slap their faces in an undetectable and relieving manner. Rubber balls, small basketball rings, and even some great wearables can also do a similar job for you.
Extra screens are great when multitasking. They come as additions to your main screen as an attachment on both sides of your main monitor. They can help you have a clear view of your main task, see results directly on another screen, and keep all those auxiliary windows on the other side. Besides, they come in portable formats so you can take them anywhere you want your office to be.
A rare coffee mug
For your daily coffee ritual, what better than a distinct coffee mug that will guarantee that the whole office notices a thief when someone decides to use it without your permission. You could also try a vintage coffee cup (perhaps a gift from grandma) which will add a touch of timeless class to your office desk.
A foot hammock
A sneaky luxury for the desk jockey, a foot hammock lets you comfortably rest your feet during long working hours. It also provides a discreet way to slip and stretch your feet under your desk in a safe way. These items are foldable and thus highly portable, giving you a great option when commuting between different offices. Particularly, they help provide a homely feeling to a stressful working environment.
Spending some extra money on cool office supplies can really spice up your working hours. The selection of available items is huge and requires a bit of introspection to find your quirky inner-self and the ability to reflect said personality outwards. When choosing, consider your work characteristics, and pick gadgets that adapt to your work habits and help you be creative, efficient and, most importantly, love what you are doing. Because, as Mother Teresa well explained:
“Work without love is slavery.”