12 Best Office Gadgets That You Need

Spice your office up with some of these incredibly useful gadgets. You won't regret buying a personal tornado machine or a fish tank desk organizer.

12 Best Office Gadgets That You Need

The office is the place where you spend most of your day, so why not fill it with the best gadgets out there and create a better atmosphere. Some people find desk gadgets to be unnecessary distraction cluttering their space and preventing them from doing a good job. However, these small things are a great way to reduce stress and increase productivity in a workplace. From the absurd to the incredibly useful, here is a list of 12 office gadgets that you definitely are going to want in your cubicle.

12. Life Calendar: Happy Day Tracker

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Have you ever come home from work and felt like you have the worst job ever? Well, now you can track your happiness in an easy fun way. At the end of every day, simply draw the face that most closely resembles how you feel about that day! Once you fill up the sheet, you can look back and see if you really are enjoying your work or if you need to start looking for something else. It is one of those games that will help you review current satisfaction level with a job. 

11. Skypanel Florescent Light Diffuser

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Those annoying fluorescent lights can become pretty irritating after a long work week. With this sky-colored light diffuser, you can bring a little bit of the open air into your work life. While it might not get you outdoors, it will sure make your office a little more inviting. Changing your view can relax you and bring in a surge of new ideas. 

10. Crap Boxes

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This would make the perfect gift for that person who loves their job. Between all of the useless papers cluttering your desk or that important presentation for next week, store it all in these multi-colored crap boxes. if you search for something to set the mood, look no further!

9. CableDrop


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Computer and other digital devices are a common part of the workspace.  Laptop, monitor, keyboard all use wires. If you have a million cables draped over the side of your desk then, you need a CableDrop. This product helps you bring some order to your desk. In what is probably the best looking solution to your cord problem, a 6-pack of CableDrop is available for just US$10 on Amazon.

8. Cyanics Desk Organizer

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There are tons of desk organizers out there, but the Cyanics Desk Organizer is perhaps the coolest. Not only does it organize your stuff, but it also has USB ports and every memory connection you can imagine. You can also use it for various accessories and portable devices; it has a special stand for a smartphone whether its iPhone, Android or something else. This organizer will take up little space on your desk and is only US$39,99 from Amazon.

7. Return Address Embosser  return label emboss

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Class up your letter writing skills with this return address embosser. You will be sure to impress anyone you send a letter to with your name beautifully stamped in the back of the envelope. Today, although the art of letter writing is dying, it is a sure fire way to impress that next company you apply to. Get creative with paper and leave a unique mark without having to use a pen. 

6. Ring Ruler

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The days of drawing terrible circles and having to calculate circumferences are over! With this flexible rule, you can draw out circles and other shapes with ease. Of course, it still functions as a regular ruler as well, but who wants to draw straight lines when you can perfect your circle drawing skills? Toys like this would be one of the best gifts for engineering offices. 

5. USB Desktop Aquarium

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In what is probably not the best idea, you can now store your phone next to your aquatic friends. This desk organizer is sure to be a conversation starter and change the outlook of the office, and you will never get lonely with your trusty goldfish by your side... sort of. It also has a LED lamp and a real, working faucet.

4.Tornado Demonstration Model

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This tornado demonstration model is for the person who wants to spend US$300 on a machine that creates mini tornadoes. Probably the most useless gadget on the list, it sure would be cool to have a tornado on your desk and watch it dance. Although, we don't recommend using the excuse "a tornado destroyed my work" to get out of that next report. The great thing about this tech wonder is that your kids will appreciate it. 

3. USB Coffee Warmer


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Coffee is essential to the work day, but it's the worst when your morning cup of joe gets cold from sitting too long. Now, you can keep your coffee warm through a simple USB cord. This one is available for around US$10 but there are plenty of versions out there, so be sure to shop around! Needless to say, it can also heat some other drinks and food in no time (looking at you tea drinkers!) 

2. Brookstone Wi-Fi Scanner

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Some days, making that trip to the copier sounds like just too much. Now you only have to barely move your hand to get that important document all scanned in. This would be very useful for the businessman on the go or even a family looking to keep track of their receipts. It is a smart wireless technology that will free up lots of space in your office. 

1. Wind Up Shredder

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Shredders tend to be bulky and take up a lot of space, not to mention they can be very expensive. For a person that needs to occasionally shred that important bill or some other notes, the wind-up hand shredder is for you. While it may not be the fastest tool in the world, it gets the job done. It also doesn't cost too much money and will save you lots of electric power in comparison to the standard device. 

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There are a plethora of other useful office gadgets that you might need on your desk and will use for years to come. Whether its a gift for that friend who's always at work or a little something for yourself, we're sure there is a cool office gadget for you!

What are your favorite gadgets for office? Would you buy some of these products even if they have a high price?

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Written by Trevor English

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