7 Amazing Office Gadgets You’re Going to Wonder How You Lived Without

WHAT WAS LIFE PRE USB COFFEE WARMER?

With a huge amount of your waking hours spent in the office, it makes sense to make your space as enjoyable as possible. While you – understandably – may be doubting exactly how enjoyable an office space can actually be, we’re here to prove you wrong! Check out the below office gadgets that we’re sure you’ll be adding to your online shopping cart immediately.

1. AIR BAR
Hands up if you’ve ever tried to command your laptop by touching the screen before remembering that it’s not an iPhone? Chances are, if you haven’t yourself, you’ve seen someone else doing it. However, technology has once again, come to our rescue, with the AirBar. Simply connect the bar to the bottom of your laptop or plug it in via USB and, voila, your MacBook is instantly a touch screen device.

2. SMART COFFEE
We have Smartphones, Smart TV’s, Smartwatches, Smart Speaks and even Smart lights, so why not Smart Coffee?! The geniuses over at MrCoffee has created just that. Designed to improve time management and organisation, the Smart Coffee Machine can take orders via wifi so that you order ahead of time and can pick it up once it’s ready. It can be paired with your iPhone and can be customised to suit you and your colleagues coffee preferences.

3. SOLAR WINDOW CHARGER
While we’re probably all in agreement that a phone that never requires charging would be revolutionary. For now, we’ll settle for the solar window charge. No electricity plugs necessary, simple stick the solar panel onto a window where the sun hits it and plug your phone in. Better yet, it’s relatively small and requires no installation!

4. STANDING DESK AND TREADMILL
If your excuse for not making it to the gym after work is lack of time, then it looks like you’re going to have to think of a new one. The pair is designed to let you walk (or run) on the treadmill while you work. Not only will it obviously increase your health because you’re exercising, but it’ll
help reduce the negative health effects associated with sitting down all day.

5. ENCRYPTED SOLID-STATE DRIVE
While your average hard drive is highly useful, it’s not always dependable. They can break, and they’re also not secure – if you were to misplace the drive then anyone could access the contents. That’s why encrypted drives are more preferable for business with highly sensitive data as it can only be accessed with a pin number.

6. SKY PANEL FLUORESCENT LIGHT DIFFUSER
Working in a cubicle in an office with no easily accessible window can be just plain miserable. So, nick those harsh fluorescent lights with a sky panel light diffuser. The acrylic panels which look like a blue sky with clouds can be used to reduce stress and increase happiness.

7. USB COFFEE WARMER
With hundreds of emails to answer, daily meetings and questions from your
colleagues, work mornings can get very hectic. So, it can be easy to forget about your freshly brewed coffee, and often, by the time you remember, it’s gone cold. Luckily, there’s a USB tool for that! The coffee warmer just needs to be plugged into your laptop or desktop computer and it’ll get your cuppa hot. Plus, it’s totally affordable at a very reasonable price of around thirteen dollars.