12 Awesome Office Gadgets You Need in Your Life!

Everybody loves a cool gadget and thanks to new technology there’s now a gadget for just about everything, including some innovative inventions made especially for the office. Some gadgets are designed to genuinely increase productivity and streamline workflow, while others are necessary for charging the multiple electrical devices it seems we are now required to own. Let’s not forget those gadgets that are just for us to have fun with, (those are our favourites!)

We have compiled a list of 12 of the best office gadgets, ranging from affordable “must have” to the extremely expensive, but seriously cool desirables. Be prepared for serious “gadget envy”!

Keyless Keyboard

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A keyboard with no keys? A keyboard that you can watch videos on? Surely not! Yes, the Optimus Tactus Keyboard is certainly not your average keyboard. It contains no physical keys and is fully programmable and customisable to allow for its very cool features to really impress. Show up to work on Monday morning with one of these under your arm and you’ll soon attract a crowd.

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Drink Cooler/Heater

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There’s nothing like reaching for a cool drink on a hot day in the office, only to find that your can is disappointingly at room temperature – or worse still, warm! Problem solved! A USB powered drink cooler is a quick fix for this common problem, and the model pictured above (EXCALIBUR 601 USB Beverage Warmer/Cooler) even features a “temperature control” feature to keep your hot drinks warm too!

Cable Drop

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Do you work with a laptop or other portable devises regularly? Are you tired of the incessant plugging/unplugging of cables and the confusion about which cable belongs in which port? The CableDrop by Bluelounge is a low cost and elegant solution to ‘cable mess’ – simply unplug and leave the office with the peace of mind that when you arrive back to work tomorrow morning, it won’t take hours of cable searching before work can recommence!

PowerMat

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PowerMat is a simple, cable free solution to charging multiple devises all the same time. Who needs a charger? Check out our various PowerMat news and reviews here.

Mobile Desk

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Bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘work on the go’, the Mobile Desk allows for a truly ‘portable’ working experience!

Monster Hub

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Data space is a constant battle in most offices, so the 24-port USB Monster Hub is a useful and portable solution. Now, where did I put my 24 USB sticks…

Eco Button

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A simple idea that will not only save you and your business money, but also helps to reduce your carbon footprint and benefit the environment too. When you move away from your desk to get a cup of coffee, go out to lunch or attend a meeting, hit the Eco Button to set your computer to ‘sleep’ mode. Now if only you had a ‘sleep’ button for your boss, too…

Aeron Ultimate Self Adjusting Chair

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For the ultimate in office comfort and back support, Aeron’s Ultimate Self Adjusting Chair makes all those hours spent at the desk as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

Pet Rock

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A fad that swept across the USA during the mid-1970s was the ‘Pet Rock’. The ‘pet’ was sold as a live pet in its own cardboard carry case and came with an official training manual titled ‘The Care and Training of Your Pet Rock’. Seriously. Today you can be a part of the revival by purchasing the Pet Rock with USB extension, so you never have to leave it home alone.

USB Vacuum Cleaner

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Some days at work can be so busy that you just have no time to take a break and step away from the desk to enjoy your lunch. In such instances, eating food at your desk can cause crumbs and result in a messy workspace. In that case you’re in luck if you’re fortunate enough to own this USB vacuum cleaner to help deal with the mess!

Beanzawave

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If you are tight for time during your lunch break, but still fancy something warm to munch on, why not try Heinz’s ‘Beanzawave’? Estimated to be the world’s smallest microwave, the Beanzawave is the perfect size to heat one of Heinz’s ‘Snap Pots’ of baked beans.

Stress Paul

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No matter how much we’d all like every work day to be plain sailing and problem free, there are invariably days that cause stress and frustration. Relieve that tension safely with the wonderfully titled ‘Stress Paul’ – sometimes a ‘stress ball’ just isn’t quite enough.

Author Bio:

This article was written by David Lewzey of helpucover who are gadget insurance specialists operating in the UK. helpucover is a trading style of Pinnacle Insurance plc. Visit online at http://www.helpucover.co.uk/

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