Who’s up for some new cool office gadgets? You spend a lot of time at work; most days you spend more of your waking hours at your office than you spend at home. In fact, a recent CNN article stated that employed full time adults in America “report working an average of 47 hours per week, which equates to nearly six days a week.” That’s a lot of time spent sitting at your desk, so shouldn’t your office be tricked out with the latest and greatest gadgets on the market? After all, if something makes you more efficient at your job and a little less miserable at your desk, it’s a worth investment. Or at least, that’s how you can justify your next tech purchase.
There’s no denying that technology is really important in the workplace; it can enhance your ability to succeed, improve communication, make it easier to collaborate and improve morale with employees. Especially in this day and age when so many aspects of your business (and all businesses) rely on technology, having the right tools can make a big difference. Adding cool office gadgets to your desk or office space can also infuse a fresh dose of energy to your work space and can help you keep up with the times. Here are 8 awesome gadgets that will instantly upgrade your office and make your time at work a little more interesting, a lot more fun, and maybe even a bit more efficient.
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1. Ring of Security
Security is a big concern these days, especially when nearly everything we do is online or digital, and we’re all hosting some very sensitive information on our devices. It’s normal to feel a bit worried and exposed when you leave your desk (and your computer) to run to the restroom/kitchen/lobby/your neighbor’s desk…this cool gadget allows you to feel safe and secure the moment you leave your desk. This ring of security automatically shuts down and locks your computer when you are a certain distance away, which is measured by the ring you wear on your finger and the base (which is located at your computer). Think of it as a really fast and easy way to minimize your computer windows and documents that you want to keep private.
2. 3D Printer
There’s been lots of buzz about 3-d printers, and rightfully so—the notion that you could print a 3-dimensional object is very cool. It might not be the most practical investment but with this printer from New Matter it’s an affordable and fun tool to introduce to your office.
3. Webble Footrest
Apparently sitting still isn’t so good for your body, and yet we do it for a long time when we’re stuck at our desks all day. This cool new gadget helps your lower body to move while you sit at your desk, taking the idea that “bodies at rest tend to stay at rest, and bodies in motion tend to stay in motion” to another level. You’ll feel better, be more engaged and more comfortable no matter how long your workday is.
4. Flapit Counter
If your company and brand are active on social media than having a Flapit Counter in your office is a fun and engaging way to keep track of your followers/likes/hits in real time. It’s like a stock ticker but for social media activity.
5. Charge Hub
Have you ever looked down to see your cell phone or iPad running out of juice and then realized that you left your charger at home? Panic sets it and you feel like a moron, which is only made worse when you need to run around and beg to borrow a coworkers charge plug. This charge hub offers an easily accessible way to charge devices that you can make available to anyone in your office.
6. Wireless Speakers
Music is one of the best and easiest ways to help people work harder and enjoy their time at work. It helps you get lost in the moment, it can uplift you and it sets a positive tone in your office. Wireless speakers like these from Jambox are an awesome addition to any workspace, and they are so easy to use. All you need is a wireless connection and then anyone can connect to the speakers from their device using the Bluetooth connection.
7. Kuando Busylight
In today’s working world many offices are doing away with traditional offices and cubicles in favor of open office plans. While this layout can foster creativity and collaboration it also provides zero privacy and a lot of noise and distractions. This cool busy light gadget allows you to let neighbors and desk mates know if you are occupied so the don’t bother you when you’re trying to get some work done. All together now: why didn’t I think of that?
8. Curved TV Monitor
A cool TV always makes a big impression, and this new TV with a sleek curved screen is so clear, so beautiful and so impressive that everyone who sees it will be wowed. It’s perfect for presentations and viewing experiences with colleagues and clients.