Whether working remotely or stuck in an office, people are always searching for new and improved gadgets, furniture, and accessories that can make their lives just a little bit easier, healthier, and even a little more fun. Year after year new technologies and items come to light, transforming the meaning of office working. Some help employees maintain a healthy lifestyle, while others make the job faster, and more effective. But whatever the gadget and whatever the motivation of purchasing it, one thing’s for sure: it will help you keep your sanity during mundane work hours. So without further ado, here are the top office gadget picks of 2021.
Under Desk Elliptical Machine
Physical fitness while having a 9 to 5 job is limited. Not every person is an early bird to implement entire workouts before going to an office, and most people don’t have much time after work either. This is why a lot of office accessories and gadgets are made to help people maintain a healthy lifestyle by moving while working. There are a lot of different types of small elliptical machines that can fit under the desk, but even the most basic forms of the gadget can go a long way, and people can feel its effects very quickly.
Smart Monitor Stand
Some monitors – including most Mac monitors – are limited when it comes to ergonomic versatility. This is why a lot of companies have designed monitor stands that help greatly with the ergonomic challenges while adding to your workspace. ‘Smart monitor stands’ include several ports and spaces to put your phone, or organize your cables. The most sought-after monitor stand today is the MONITORMATE ProBase X USB 3.0 Monitor Stand. This model is suitable with all sorts of monitors and is equipped with a lot of features. Its features include:
- An 18W USB C Fast Charging Port,
- 2 USB Ports,
- SD and MicroSD Card Readers,
- Ethernet Port,
- And a storage drawer
Aside from these features, people love its sleek design, stability, durability, and strength. So if you’re thinking of buying a monitor stand in the near future, this is the one to beat so far.
There are millions of different experiments with the upgrading of the simple mousepad. Some were hits, but most attempts flopped. Sometimes it’s best to leave well enough alone. But one gadget really hit the market in its sweet spot by combining a simple – yet elegantly designed – mousepad with a phone (or cableless mouse) charger. It’s significantly wider than a simple mousepad, to ensure that whatever is charging is not disturbing you, and because of its sleek design, it’s sweet on the eyes as well. Some pads have a phone charger built-in, but what quickly caught the attention of office workers and gamers alike, is the model that automatically and constantly charges wireless mouses.
Standing Desk Laptop Stand
Standing desks have become the new biggest trend when it comes to prioritizing your health even during working. People have seen firsthand what constant sitting does to their bodies. To keep our bodies healthy next to working all day would mean hours of cardio or some form of physical exercise per day. Or, another great alternative is to work while standing. Standing makes burning calories faster, it reduces back and neck pain, keeps your blood flow going, regulates your blood sugar levels, and helps with your posture too. While most people know all this, they still hesitate, because a standing desk seems like a waste of money, and an adjustable desk is expensive. This is where the Moft Z Sit-Stand Laptop Desk comes in. This light, tiny, versatile laptop stand is easy to handle, fits practically anywhere, and works as both a sitting ergonomic stand or a standing ‘desk’. When folded, it takes up the space of a slim iPad, and assembling it takes mere seconds. This is the number one – and cheapest – choice for people moving around a lot, or people who like to work both sitting and standing.
Herman Miller Ergonomic Office Chair
This chair is the most well-known and sought-after chair of the past years. The Herman Miller Ergonomic Chair has taken the office furniture industry by storm, and nothing seems to take its crown. But what makes this chair so magnificent? While it’s up to taste, a lot of people aren’t wooed by its looks, but still fall in love with this piece of furniture after just one use. Simply put, this chair was designed to perfection. Maximizing productivity and comfort, this chair offers support in practically any position. It also has a ‘Ventilated Elastomer Back’ for air circulation, a tilt limiter, and stationary seat depth that further support the cause of why this chair deserves to be number one on the market. Anyone who spends most of their days sitting should upgrade their chair, and this should be on the top of the list.
Adjustable Standing Desk
As mentioned before, a great – but more expensive – alternative to sitting, and the standing laptop stand is purchasing an adjustable standing desk. Arguably the greatest one in the market right now is by the company that started the trend, the Fully Jarvis Adjustable Desk. To be perfectly clear, anything by Fully is possibly the best choice when it comes to office furniture, but ever since the idea of working while standing has been going around, Fully took the lead in that department too. This standing desk is designed perfectly and is environmentally friendly. People can design their own desks by adding their specific sitting and standing heights, tweaking the handset that allows them to remotely adjust the desk, adding built-in ports and wires, and more. This desk is beloved by every user, crowning Fully as the number one in the standing-desk biz.
Portable Air Conditioner
The air in an office can get very stuffy and hot. And sometimes – especially in Summer – opening a window is not enough to freshen the air. This is why a lot of companies have dedicated themselves to creating small, portable, yet very practical air conditioners that can get the job done in minutes. The Evapolar evaCHILL Portable Air Conditioner cools, freshens, humidifies, and cleans the air around you and can last up to 9 hours per refill. It’s lightweight, easily portable, and has a humble design that doesn’t disturb the office environment.
Portable Air Purifier
Speaking of freshening the air, some office spaces really could use an air purifier. There are a lot of cheap, easily accessible air purifiers that do a great job in large and small spaces alike. AirSoap Air Purifier does one better by adding a virus-killing feature as well. According to the company, it can also ‘kill’ Coronavirus. Any air purifier makes the air in spaces fresher, cleaner, and of higher quality. Because of the high demand, the market for these items has become very competitive, which is why AirSoap has taken the entire game up a notch by adding a feature everyone craves for. With its sleek design and small body, it’s the perfect addition to any office space.
A lot of people today work on the go. Whether traveling to various countries or just attending meetings in every corner of the city, office workers everywhere have become bored with lugging around a huge projector bag everywhere they go. The Prima 1080P Pocket Projector solves this problem, by creating the best pocket-sized companion to take on office adventures. This adorable projector is to be taken seriously though, due to its full HD projection, Bluetooth and screen sharing capabilities, 200 Lumens brightness, 188g weight, and 3-hour battery life. Ever since its launch, every professor’s dreams have come true.
Some people prefer it built into their mousepads, while others prefer it to be more effective. Charging stations come in all shapes and sizes, and it seems like in the past few years, they’ve taken over the world. Every IKEA, McDonalds, and yes, offices have a couple of charging stations lying around, and so should you. Having one of these at your desk can be the best thing that’s ever happened to your office. There’s no need for countless cables, and forgetting to plug in your phone won’t be a problem anymore. You simply place your gadgets on top and let them do all the work for you. Most of these new stations are made to charge 3-5 gadgets at once!
Whether to make your life easier or to boost productivity, there’s a gadget out there for everything. Some are cheap and given out like Halloween candy, while others are a significant investment, but at the end of the day, all of them can help raise office morale and boost the health of employees. So whatever the motivation, it’s never a bad idea to try any of these top picks out.