We all have those days when work feels especially unproductive and mundane. This is why there has been a growing market for office gadgets to change up our work environment. From IT gadgets to desktop decorations, there are a variety of useful and fun creations that are to make work fast, convenient, and a bit more entertaining during your break times.
Office gadgets are not just for aesthetic or decorative purposes, but they can amplify your productivity, reduce stress and make your working hours fun. We found 30 office gadgets and cool office supplies that can transform your home or work office.
1. Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station
Get rid of all those extra wires and clean up your office table. This office gadget makes connecting laptops to your office work station a breeze. The docking station requires just one cable to connect everything to your laptop. You can connect up to four monitors, keyboard, mouse, network access, headphones, and a multitude of other stuff to the docking station.
2. Vobaga Mug Warmer
Are you someone who needs a morning cup of joe to get your day started? This is one of those office gadgets that can help boost your mornings. It has three heating levels that range from keeping the current temperature of your beverage to warming it up. The office gadget also has an automatic shut-off function after staying on for four hours so it keeps high electric bills at bay while keeping you perked up the whole day.
3. Sheepi Magnetic Paper Clip Holder
Are you constantly losing paperclips just when you need them? This office gadget is just what you need. This Sheepi magnetic paper clip holder can hold all your paperclips in place. Not only will it keep your paperclips accessible, but it can also hold pins, staples, and anything else magnetic. The Sheepi magnetic paper clip holder comes with 30 white paperclips but you can always add on more to create a multi-colored sheep! Say goodbye to sweeping spilled pins and staples and keep your office space clean.
4. RICSB Office Supplies Holder
Fun to look at and unexpectedly useful, there’s more to this wacky office gadget than just a conversation starter. You can store pens/pencils, a small notepad or sticky notes while dispensing tape with this multipurpose office supplies holder. The toilet bowl acts as a magnetic holder for small paperclips or pins as well so there’s more storage space to this small office gadget than meets the eye.
5. Pro Breeze Mini Air Purifier
Being in a small working space exposes you to air that is full of pollutants and bacteria, which can make you more susceptible to falling ill. This Pro Breeze Mini Air Purifier makes use of a HEPA filter to get rid of 99.97% of airborne particles, dust, pollen, smoke, and odors. Plus, its one-button design and compact design makes it very convenient to use and won’t take up too much space on your desk. Cleaner air means lowering the chances of you breathing in airborne viruses and keeps you healthier.
6. Tidyhome Charging Station
If you have multiple devices to charge but have limited sockets, this Tidyhome charging station makes everything organized with 5 USB outlets. You can now charge up to five of your (and others’) phones and gadgets without a bunch of wires tangled under your office table, which can be a potential fire hazard. There’s even a Qi wireless charging port for charging newer devices as well so this office gadget is great if you want to organize your desk.
7. Volwco Perpetual Calendar
Flip calendars are good for those who like to write down their schedules but they also create a lot of waste since they have to be replaced every new year. This perpetual calendar can be used year after year and it looks much cooler. All you have to do is move the metal balls around to change the date; the ball on the horizontal bar is for the day, the outer ball on the ring is for the day of the week and the ball on a string is for the month. You can either put it on your desk or mount it on your wall as a modern-looking wall decoration.
8. Lasko Tabletop Thermostat
If your office AC is constantly on blast or you’re working through the colder months, this ceramic desk heater might be a lifesaver for you. It has three quiet settings (high heat, low heat or fan-mode) and 11 temperature settings. The best thing about this heater is that it is cool to the touch so you don’t have to worry about accidentally burning yourself.
9. Tech Tools Stress Buster Punching Bag
Take the stress from work out on this punching bag, not on your co-workers. Attach it firmly to any surface that is clear of any breakable items and hit it with your strongest punches to release the tension that’s building inside you. You’ll be surprised at how much better you will feel afterward; just take a deep breath and return back to work.
10. Invoxia NVX 200
The NVX 200 is one of those office gadgets that changes the way you make office calls. This latest technology transforms your smartphone into a regular desktop phone for answering calls and browsing through call and contact lists. It even has speed dial functions and the capability to mute ongoing calls. The best thing about the NVX 200 is that it cancels microphone noise and room reverberation so you get crystal-clear audio for all your conference calls.
11. Highpot Lamp Diffuser
If you are someone who likes to use scents to help your productivity, this office gadget is a must-have for you. This cool desk accessory, shaped like a light bulb, comes in four different colors. Fill it up with water and add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil into the water and you get a nice-smelling, clean office air. Do you want to be productive? Be sure to get this.It has a water capacity of 400ml and rids you of unwanted odors and smells.
12. Optoma LH150 Portable Projector
Work presentations can be a make-or-break moment in clinching a deal or proposing a new plan to the boss so you don’t want to waste time fumbling around with the projector to get it to work. Save yourself the trouble by bringing along your own projector! This mini-projector from Optoma is small and lightweight and comes in its own carry case to bring on the go. It produces 1080p quality visuals and has a 2.5 hour-long battery life so just make sure to charge it up to the max before your presentation. This handy office gadget works great for the home as well; you can use it to stream movies and videos to create your own home theater experience.
13. HumanCentric Vertical Laptop Stand
Whether you need some desk space to sort some papers out or you simply just need to de-clutter, your laptop is usually the biggest thing that gets in the way. The Human Centric vertical laptop stand allows you to store your laptop away at the side while you do other tasks. It securely keeps your laptop upright so it doesn’t risk falling out and getting damaged. It can be used for all laptops, even those with laptop skins and cases.
14. ODiN Virtual Laser Holographic Mouse
This award-winning, motion-sensing “mouse” by Serafim may be one of the best desk gadgets around. With this holographic mouse, you can turn any flat surface into a trackpad instantly. It works just like a regular trackpad and can recognize a variety of touch gestures. The holographic mouse is compatible with any PC, laptop or tablet as long as it has a USB port.
15. Deskool Foot Hammock
Sometimes, you just want to kick back and rest your legs, even while at work. This foot hammock from Deskool can be fixed under your desk to elevate and support your feet, as compared to a regular footrest placed on the floor. It is adjustable to your most comfortable position so you don’t need to worry about your foot falling or sliding. The side of the desk attachment has a hook for you to hang your headphones or bag as well for easy access.
16. Mount It! Standing Height Adjustable Desk
Sitting for long periods in the office causes back pains that can jeopardize health and well-being. It’s good to stand up and stretch it out for a few more minutes before we go back to work. If it’s not possible to get a standing desk in your office, the Mount It! standing height adjustable desk is your next best solution. When you feel like you’ve been sitting long enough, you can adjust its height with just one pull of a handle. This adjusts the table to the height comfortable for you standing up. It improves your posture and circulation throughout your body, thus boosting productivity and helping you feel more awake at work.
17. Magnetic Metal Toy Pen
Feeling stressed at work is very commonplace when at work. What’s the best way to deal with it then? This amazing magnetic pen from Ehunt can be unraveled from the pen barrel to become a fidget toy. The pen comes with stylus heads and metal balls that can be used to connect the metal tubes to form various designs. It’s a great addition to your stationery kit for when you want to unwind and fiddle with something during your break times.
18. Honbay Ladybug Portable Vacuum Cleaner
This vacuum cleaner from Honbay is a trusty office gadget to clear your table of any crumbs, dust or eraser shavings. It is battery-operated and relatively quiet. It’s lightweight at 158g and works on its own with minimal supervision. Plus, it’s easy to empty out and you don’t have to get your hands dirty.
19. Post-it Extreme Notes
Constantly spilling your drink on your notes and ruining them? Keep these durable sticky notes handy in case of any unfortunate spills. These sticky notes are waterproof and weatherproof so they are just as good for outdoor use as they are for the office. It is recommended to use permanent markers so the ink doesn’t bleed easily.
20. BarvA Desk Organizer
If your desk is constantly cluttered with personal accessories, this may just be what you need. Made from European ash-tree wood, it is a classy addition to your desk. The stand might be small in size but it’s full of nooks and crannies to hold your phone and other belongings. Put all your important knick-knacks all in one place and avoid wasting time looking for things.
21. Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard
There are times when you have to work on multiple devices at one time and this keyboard helps converge those devices more seamlessly. Logitech’s wireless keyboard lets you switch between three devices – any computer, tablets, or smartphones – with ease. When paired with a compatible Logitech mouse, you can use it to click and drag items across your devices.
22. Document Dunk Mini Basketball Trash Can
This basketball hoop stand from Document Dunk adds some fun to your daily office grind. Place a wastebasket under the hoop, aim your trash and shoot! Practice your three-point shot as you dispose of your old documents and trash.
23. Shiatsu Back Shoulder and Neck Massager
Too much work can sometimes take its toll on you, both mentally and physically. This massager feels like having a personal masseuse. It has eight kneading massage nodes that deeply massage your tissues and muscles. Plus, its infrared heating soothes aching muscles and feels very comfortable.
24. Time Pyramid Clock
This pyramid-shaped clock is a unique way to tell time. It consists of two moving dials to designate the hour and minute. Follow the black lines that act as the hands of a regular analog clock to read the time. Every three hours, the dials align to form a perfect pyramid. It’s a timepiece that looks like a cool desk accessory as well.
25. Fujitsu ScanSnap Mobile Scanner
With Fujitsu’s ScanSnap mobile scanner, you can wirelessly scan documents to your laptop, tablet devices, or even to your smartphones. It scans a full-colored page in just about five seconds and scans a maximum of 260 documents. It is small enough to bring on the go or even in the office as a desktop scanner.
26. Icewater Stainless Steel Water Bottle
No matter how hectic work gets, it’s important to remember to stay hydrated. This stainless steel water bottle doubles up as a cool office gadget as well. It keeps hot water for 12 hours and cold water for 24 hours. An added feature to this water bottle is that it works as a Bluetooth speaker for playing music too! If you like playing music as you work, this is a cool two-in-one office gadget for you.
27. Lepow Portable Monitor
With a weight of 1.76lbs, this 15.6” portable monitor delivers excellent resolution visuals wherever you may go. Connect it to your laptops, PCs, phones, or even game consoles via its HDMI port. Once connected, you now can display business presentations during meetings or use it as an extended screen for easier viewing.
28. Natico Decision-Making Paperweight
When you face a tough dilemma, this paperweight can help you come to a conclusion faster. Spin the round dial in the center of this paperweight and let the fates decide what is your next course of action. It’s a fun little tool that can make your decision-making process a bit easier.
29. Atech Multifunction Pen
This is not your ordinary pen. Think of it as a Swiss army knife in the form of a pen. The pen has sections that can be taken apart to reveal different functions. It’s an all-in-one pen that can really prove useful in unexpected situations.
30. CYXSTar Executive Knight Pen Holder
This pen holder brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “the pen is mightier than the sword”. It is shaped into a kneeling knight, hands raised and ready to hold your pen. With this noble office gadget on your desk, you can be sure you have your favorite pen ready at all times for signing documents or taking notes.
These desk gadgets and cool office supplies are meant to make life at work more worthwhile. Some make you more productive, some are just there to make things more fun as they are now. Others can be potential conversation starters as well. For some people, their office desk is almost like their second home so why not personalize it with these office gadgets?
If you’re looking for some new swag to deck out your home as well, check out our article on cool home gadgets to make your home more high-tech and modern.