Ah, the workplace. The roller coaster where I spend the vast majority of my week. As a tech enthusiast, I am always looking for tech products to make my life easier at work. Whether it’s to increase productivity or de-clutter your desk, there are plenty of options available. Here are 10 tech essentials to have in the office.
1. Anker Wireless Ergonomic Mouse $19.99
Many people suffer from repetitive stress injury due to constantly being hunched over the computer. A vertical mouse provides a neutral grip that leads to less strain in your arm. Computer-related strain builds up over time and becomes a huge issue later in life after years of overuse.
2. RAVPower 60W 6-Port USB Desktop Charger $22.99
Outlets are always a premium at work. You can get a power strip to have more outlets. The more efficient way to charge your devices would be to get a multi-port desktop charger. The RAVPower 6-Port USB desktop charger can quickly charge up to 6 devices at the same time, while using only one outlet. It also gets rid of the annoying need to have a power adapter with every charging cable.
3. Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones $349.00
If your desk is around a group of people, it can be really easy to get distracted. Noise-cancelling headphones can work wonders in noisy environments. Bose headphones might not be the best of the best when it comes to sound quality, but it is the best when it comes to noise-cancellation. The QuietComfort 35 is the wireless version, but comes with a cable in case you want to plug in to a 3.5 mm headphone jack. If you don’t care about the wireless option, click here for the QuietComfort 25, which is 50 dollars cheaper.
4. Mykit Universal Phone and Tablet Stand $6.49
The Mykit stand is perfect for propping up your phone or tablet to read, browse the web, or watch a video. Have you ever tried holding a tablet for an extended period of time? It gets exhausting very quickly. This cheap solution offers many different viewing angles, whether your phone is in portrait or landscape position.
5. Anker PowerCore 10000 $23.99
The Anker PowerCore 10000 is one of the smallest, lightest portable charger out on the market. This compact portable charger can charge an iPhone up to 3.5 times or a Samsung Galaxy 2.5 times. The Anker PowerCore 10000 is smaller than a deck of cards, so it will fit in your pocket with ease.
6. ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard $71.79
The ThinkPad series from Lenovo is one of the most common laptops used in businesses. Those accustomed to a ThinkPad keyboard will love the familiar scissor lift key mechanism that provides an ergonomic design. The battery life is also fantastic, lasting around a month of use.
7. Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive $69.99
Backing up your files is so important. Cloud storage is king when it comes to smaller files under a 100GB. Whether you’re worried about your files getting hacked or need to back up a large amount of data, the Seagate Expansion 2TB is the right storage solution. External drives are very fast, which are perfect for backing up large files such as photos or videos.
8. Jastek 4-in-1 Charging Cable $8.99
The Jastek 4-in-1 charging cable is the Swiss Knife of charging cables. The four ends come with USB Type C, Micro-USB, and two Lightning connectors. Now you don’t have to worry about keeping four different cables in your desk. The Jastek charging cable is braided to ensure durability, which is vital when it comes to long-lasting charging cables.
9. Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station $94.11
Universal docking stations allow you to connect external monitors, Ethernet cable and audio input/output using a single cable. It also comes with two USB Type A ports. Dual monitor setups are a fantastic way of multi-tasking on the computer. The HDMI port can support QHD display resolutions, so make sure to check out our wallpapers to find the perfect QHD background.
10. Grovemade Walnut Monitor Stand $119
Many people don’t realize it, but their monitors are usually positioned way too low. Extended periods of time looking at a downward angle leads to bad posture, which eventually leads to back and neck pain. An easy fix is to use a monitor stand so that your head is at an ergonomic position. The walnut monitor stand by Grovemade is a bit pricey, but is one of the best-looking monitor stands I have ever seen.
You spend 40+ hours a week at work. You should absolutely take advantage of office tech that can increase productivity and help provide an ergonomic work environment.