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 smart office gadgets to unique desk accessories, 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 45 office gadgets and cool office supplies that can transform your home or work office.
Home Office Gadgets
1. Cubii Under Desk Elliptical Machine
It can be difficult to maintain a good workout routine due to busy work and home schedules. While many turn to home gym equipment to fix this, take a step further by getting the Cubii Under Desk Elliptical for your desk at work. This compact mini elliptical fits right under most desks, thus it can help you maintain an active lifestyle during your nine-to-five job. It comes with eight resistance levels that let you workout while staying productive at the office. The LCD display allows you to track your progress, such as calories burned, strides pedaled, and distance traveled. The best part? Its whisper-quiet drive system means you can get your blood pumping as discreetly as possible! What better way to overcome the afternoon slump?
2. Mount-It! Standing Height Adjustable Desk
Sitting for long periods can cause 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 home office, opt for an adjustable desk converter instead. This one from the brand Mount-It! features a gas spring mechanism that smoothly adjusts its height up to 17 inches. It doesn’t come with preset height levels, which means you can adjust its height to the one you are comfortable with standing up. It’s extremely easy to use, as well! With just a pull of a handle, you can adjust its height to your preference. And thanks to the non-slip padding, you don’t have to worry about it moving around or scratching your desk.
3. Lasko Table Top Thermostat
Are you prone to chills? Do you find difficulty working through the colder months due to the temperature? If that’s the case, 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.
4. 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.
5. 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 foot rest 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.
6. SZYAN Computer Arm Rest
A foot hammock is the solution to supporting your feet when working. But don’t forget about supporting your arms. If your desk chair doesn’t come with an armrest, this one from SZYAN will provide the much-needed support to your wrists while typing on a computer. Made from padded memory foam, it is durable yet comfortable, helping minimize pressure on your wrists and shoulders. Simply attach it to a desk using the included buckle and screw. What’s more, since it rotates, you can choose the most comfortable position for yourself.
7. Gabrylly Ergonomic Office Chair
Specifically designed to support your head, back, hips, and arms, this ergonomic office chair from Gabrylly is the ultimate desk chair you need in your home office. You even get proper lumbar support, though it isn’t adjustable. What is adjustable, however, is its flip-up armrests and headrest, so you can easily customize their positions to your preference. Meanwhile, its mesh back and seat cushion ensures breathability and comfort, making it perfect for long work days. Another standout feature you’ll appreciate is its PU wheels that roll quietly and smoothly even on hardwood floors.
Back to Office Gadgets
8. Suscell Solar Phone Charger
More likely than not, you’ve been caught with your phone’s battery dying out on you during your morning commute to the office. A solar power bank is exactly what you need to keep your gadgets charged on the go. The Suscell Solar Phone Charger is a 20,000mAh power bank with dual USB-A outputs, so you can even charge two devices at the same time. Its large battery capacity also means you can charge your smartphone up to four times! Another highlight of this power bank is its built-in smart charging identification system. This feature automatically prevents your device from overcharging or short-circuiting by identifying the device connected and adjusting the voltage output. And since it’s solar-powered, all you need is sunlight to charge your smartphone anywhere, anytime!
9. HoMedics UV Clean Phone Sanitizer
Nowadays, more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of sterilizing your smartphone. Studies show that phones are ten times dirtier than most toilet seats. A good rub with a disinfectant wipe should be enough, but if you want to be extra safe, this UV phone sterilizer from HoMedics is a must-have office gadget to keep on your desk. It can eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses as fast as one minute. Its compact size means you can take it with you anywhere, but it’s large enough to fit most standard smartphones, though large models may not fit very well or at all. Besides phones, it can also disinfect keys, eyeglasses, watches, jewelry, and other essential items.
10. 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.
11. 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, tablet, or smartphone – with ease. When paired with a compatible Logitech mouse, you can use it to click and drag items across your devices.
12. NEBULA Anker Capsule Mini Projector
Work presentations can be a make-or-break moment in clinching a deal or proposing a new plan to the boss. As such, 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 Nebula hits right in the palm of your hands, just about the same size as a soda can. Despite its compact size, it’s still packed with outstanding features. Project presentations from your laptop or tablet using an HDMI cable or directly from USB devices. You can even go wireless by connecting the device to your smart device via Bluetooth or or Wi-Fi.
Admittedly, the quality isn’t necessarily full HD, but it’s still able to produce large, crisp, and bright images. It’s even equipped with a built-in speaker, which you can use on its own. It can last up to four hours when projecting a video or presentation and up to 30 hours in Bluetooth speaker mode. 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. 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 make 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 keeping you healthier.
14. Silfrae Trash Can Basketball Hoop
A trash can doesn’t seem like the most exciting office equipment. However, this mini-basketball hoop from Silfrae can certainly add some fun to your daily office grind. Just use the built-in clip to attach it to any open wastebasket, aim your trash, and shoot! Alternatively, you can hang the hoop on a wall thanks to the two punch-holes on the board and place a trash bin under it. Regardless of your choice, you can now practice your three-point shot as you dispose of your old documents and trash.
15. Opis 60s Micro Handset
Do you ever miss those old-school landline telephones? With the Opis Technology handset, you can transform your smartphone into a regular desktop phone for answering calls. Simply plug it into the headphone jack or USB-C port of your phone and start making calls! It even works on tablets and Windows devices! Just note that it isn’t compatible with newer Apple products.
The quality of the speaker and microphone makes for crystal-clear audio during calls. You can choose from a vivid assortment of retro colors that will surely brighten up your workspace! Indeed, this is one of the office gadgets that will bring a sense of nostalgia for those who grew up using curly cord phones.
16. 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.
Office Gadgets to Improve Productivity
17. Honbay Ladybug Portable Vacuum Cleaner
Maintaining an organized and clean workspace can help increase productivity. This vacuum cleaner from Honbay is a trusty office gadget that will 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.
18. 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. After all, maintaining an organized workspace is one of the good habits you need to become more productive and efficient.
19. EarFun Air Pro
Working in a busy office space? Or are you working from home? Regardless if you’re back to the office or still remotely working, you’ll need a good pair of noise-canceling headphones or earbuds to help drown out distracting noises. If you prefer the freedom of true wireless earbuds, the EarFun Air Pro is the one for you. It boasts superior audio quality with a fine dynamic of bass and treble, equaling a premium sound profile. Equipped with the brand’s innovative QuietSmart technology, it reduces ambient noises up to 38dB, which is enough to block out noises from bustling streets and even a washing machine. On top of this, it captures crystal clear audio when on calls, making it perfect for video conferencing and meetings.
Meanwhile, the ergonomic design provides a comfortable fit inside the ear canal. A downfall of this pair of wireless earbuds is its touch controls. You can tap each bud to pause and play audio or skip forward, but there is no volume control, which can be a deal-breaker for some users. On the plus side, it is waterproof and can last up to seven hours on a single charge in active noise canceling (ANC) mode.
20. DYMO Label Maker
Do you have a hard time finding items on your desk? If that’s the case, this portable label maker from DYMO might be the solution you’re looking for. It’s one of the office desk gadgets that can save you time and energy by helping you find and identify items more quickly. It can especially be helpful to people who may not have the best handwriting.
You can choose from five font sizes, seven font styles, and eight box styles to customize each label. There’s also an array of label colors available too! Meanwhile, the LCD screen allows you to preview precisely what you’re going to print. The ABC keyboard is incredibly easy to use, allowing for speedy and simple label making. Just note that the labels have a hard time sticking to plastic materials. Thus, you may need to have a roll of adhesive tape with you to fully utilize this handy office equipment.
21. 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 workstation a breeze. The docking station requires just one cable to connect everything to your laptop. You can connect up to four monitors, a keyboard, mouse, network access, headphones, and a multitude of other stuff to the docking station.
22. EarlyAdopters Laminated Wall Calendar
Stay organized by having a visual on each and every one of your tasks. Admittedly, a wall calendar doesn’t seem like one of the most modern or fun office accessories. However, having an old-school calendar is certainly a must-have tool to keep you on track of all of your tasks and their deadlines. EarlyAdopters’ laminated wall calendar is made from high-quality materials with a laminated film coat that creates a thick and durable finish. The coating also ensures that writing on it is smooth and with fewer chances of smudging. Each box is large enough so you won’t have trouble fitting in all your tasks. EarlyAdopters even includes five different colored dry-erase markers and an eraser.
23. Ticktime Pomodoro Timer
Looking for office gadgets to improve productivity? A Pomodoro timer is exactly what you need! For those unfamiliar, the Pomodoro method is a time management technique that breaks tasks into typically 25 minutes, separated by short breaks. This creates a sense of urgency and allows people to focus on their tasks more efficiently. And while you can find plenty of time management apps, a physical timer helps eliminate distractions, since you won’t have the urge to check your social media apps, unlike when you’re using a phone.
Ticktime Timer’s hexagon design makes space for six preset modules, plus a custom countdown function, so you can set up alarms based on your preference. It’s easy to use, as well, just flip to the number of minutes you wish to set the timer and you’re good to go! Working in a quiet environment? You can adjust the volume of the alarm or even set it to silent mode. The digital screen will still alert you when time is up. In addition, the unique hexagon design and metallic casing make it a cool office decor!
24. Livho Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Long hours spent in front of a computer can cause eye strain, which in turn can lead to fatigue and headaches. This can make focusing on the task at hand rather difficult, thus hindering productivity. That’s why you need a pair of glasses that will filter out harmful blue light that causes visual fatigue and discomfort. The Livho anti-blue light glasses are exactly what you need! Its polycarbonate lenses not only block out blue light but UVA and UVB lights, as well. All the while also reducing glare! Made from lightweight yet durable materials, it is certainly a must-have for many white-collar workers.
25. Highpot Lamp Diffuser
If you are someone who likes to use scents and essential oil blends 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 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.
26. 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.
Smart Office Gadgets
27. Fujitsu ScanSnap Mobile Scanner
With Fujitsu’s ScanSnap mobile scanner, you can wirelessly scan documents to your laptop, tablet devices, or even 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.
28. Scanmarker Air Pen Scanner
The Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner is great for scanning full documents onto your devices. However, if you just need to type in key sentences from physical documents, opt for the Scanmarker Air Pen Scanner. This is among the futuristic office gadgets that can improve productivity and work efficiency by eliminating the need to retype the important text from physical documents. Remember, work smarter, not harder.
All you just need to do is use it as you would a highlighter going over a line of text and watch the text transfer onto your device’s screen. It can recognize numbers and symbols, as well as over 40 languages. It can scan a full line of text in under a second and up to 3000 characters in a minute. In addition, it is also one of the smart office gadgets that are helpful for people with dyslexia or other reading difficulties. This is thanks to its text-to-speech function that reads the text out loud while scanning them.
29. AGS Wireless Laser Keyboard
The AGS Wireless Laser Keyboard is a great alternative to regular bulky keyboards. As the name suggests, it’s a device that projects an image of a virtual keyboard onto a table or surface, which you can then use to type as you normally would. Just note that it needs to be on a flat and stable surface to work properly.
It’s one of the cool, futuristic office gadgets ideal for those utilizing tablets or smartphones, in lieu of traditional desktop computers. Simply pair your device via Bluetooth and type away! It has an English QWERTY keyboard layout and is able to quickly and accurately detect data input. There’s even a virtual mouse, as well, so you don’t need to worry about getting a wireless mouse.
30. Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse
If you are looking for a wireless mouse, check out the MX Master 3 from Logitech. Its ergonomic design fits the shape of your palm with gesture buttons and a new thumb wheel on its side for quick access. It boasts smooth and accurate cursor movement. You can pair it up to three devices simultaneously via Bluetooth and thanks to the Easy-Switch button, you can seamlessly switch between them. It works well virtually on any surface – including glass and has a battery life of up to 70 days.
31. JCREN Wireless Charger Mouse Pad
This mouse pad from JCREN doesn’t just make sliding your mouse around easier, it’s also a wireless charging pad that offers fast-charging up to 10 watts. It boasts a non-slip base with a PU leather surface that’s both dust-proof and waterproof. It’s rather easy to clean, as well, with just a quick wipe down. The material is thick enough to withstand daily wear and tear, ensuring that it will last for a considerate amount of time. However, it’s thin enough that you won’t have trouble utilizing its wireless charging function. Just make sure that you remove your phone’s case before dropping it next to your mouse. Moreover, it has a safe charging protection system that reduces the chances of over-charging and short-circuiting.
32. HidrateSpark Pro Smart 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. Not only will it keep your water cold for up to 24 hours, but it will also remind you when it’s time for another drink thanks to the LED smart sensor at the bottom. You can even customize the light patterns and colors! It can also track your water intake when synced via Bluetooth to the app. Depending on your LED light settings, a single charge can last you up to two weeks! Moreover, the included strap makes carrying it on the go a breeze.
33. 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.
34. Tidyhome Charging Station
If you have multiple devices to charge but have limited sockets, this Tidyhome charging station makes everything organized with five 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. Thus, making it one of the best office gadgets if you want to organize your desk.
35. AFROG Multifunctional LED Desk Lamp
An LED desk lamp is one of the cool office gadgets you need to brighten up your workspace. Featuring five lighting modes and seven brightness levels, this option from AFROG lets you customize the hue and intensity of the light to your preference and surroundings. There’s even a useful timer feature that automatically turns off the light either after 30 or 60 minutes. So you don’t have to worry about accidentally leaving the light on after use. It boasts a lightweight yet durable build, making it a breeze to move around or reposition on your desk. This desk lamp also features a wireless charging pad that can charge your smartphone. Although it doesn’t offer super-fast charging, it does the job.
36. Super Mario Bros Nintendo Game & Watch
A game console on your work desk doesn’t seem like the most professional thing to have. However, the Super Mario Bros Nintendo Game & Watch offers a brilliant solution. It is among the fun desk toys you can place on your table thanks to its digital clock feature. When you’re on a break, you can save the Mushroom Kingdom by jumping over bottomless pits and stomping enemies, just like you remember doing as a child. You can also take on the role of Luigi in The Lost Levels and juggle Super Mario Bros style with Ball.
The small screen and controls are drawbacks, though it doesn’t seem to be a deal-breaker for many. The lack of a kickstand is another downside since it won’t be able to stand on its own. Once you do find a way to keep it standing, you will get glimpses of Mario and friends battling enemies while it is in clock mode. Certainly, it’s one of the cool desk accessories for men who loved the iconic video game back in the day.
37. Rokr 3D Wooden Perpetual Calendar
This 3D perpetual calendar from Rokr is certainly an attention grabber. Admittedly, it may take some effort figuring out how to assemble it out of the box since it’s very much a puzzle just as much as it is a calendar. Once you do, though, simply just rotate the gears to set the date. Afterwards, you’ll have a cool looking unique desk accessory in your workspace!
38. 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 paper clips or pins as well so there’s more storage space for this small office gadget than meets the eye.
39. Tech Tools Stress Buster Punching Bag
Sometimes you just need an outlet to let out frustrations from stress. And if you’re looking for office toys that help alleviate stress, then this punching bag is for you. 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.
40. Ehunt Magnetic Metal Toy Pen
Another fun office toy that will help you deal with stress when at work is this amazing magnetic pen from Ehunt. 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.
41. CYXSTar Executive Knight Pen Holder
This pen holder is a men’s office decor that 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.
42. Natico Decision-Making Paperweight
A paperweight doesn’t sound like one of the cool desk accessories, but when you face a tough dilemma, this one from Natico 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.
43. 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.
44. 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 serves as a stylus, bottle opener, screwdriver, ruler, and even as a phone stand! It’s an all-in-one office must-have for men and women that can really prove useful in unexpected situations. It’s also among the best travel accessories you can get!
45. Mr. Pen Magnetic Paper Clip Holder
Are you constantly losing paperclips just when you need them? This magnetic paper clip holder from Mr. Pen is just what you need. It can hold up to 100 paper clips in place and ready for you when needed. Not only can it hold paper clips, but it can also hold pins, staples, and anything else magnetic. It comes with 100 paper clips, half of which are silver and the other half in different colors. Say goodbye to sweeping spilled pins and staples and keep your office space clean!
The Best Office Gadgets You Must Have
Regardless if you’re working from home or back to the office these desk gadgets and cool office supplies are meant to make even the most mundane workdays more worthwhile. Some make you more productive, some are just there to spruce things up. Others can be potential conversation starters as well.
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.