Best Work From Home Gadgets

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So, its been a tough few months what with being forced to work from home during the pandemic, then being told to return to work if you need to, then to support restaurants and bars, then told to work from home again. Although a lot of us, and I do mean a lot of us, have grown to love it and will be reluctant to give up this new-found ability to work in our pyjamas without being judged and graze the contents of the fridge in-between zoom meetings. What would be good though is to have a few little gadgets which would make things a bit easier – everyone loves a gadget! So if you fancy treating yourself, and Let’s face it, after the year we’ve all had you deserve it – what are the best work from home gadgets?

For the purposes of this article I’m going to miss out larger gadgets such as computers or monitors, although I have already written an article about monitors HERE. In addition, I have also written one about keyboards HERE. If you’re looking for some gift ideas for the WFH person check out my three articles HERE, HERE and HERE.

If you’re looking for some home office gadgets however Let’s take a look at a few now…………………..

I’m a Fan…………..

We’ve all been there haven’t we, we’re working hard to meet a deadline and the temperature is rising…….it would be ideal to have some sort of fan running to cool us down….BUT…….I also need to keep an eye on the time to make sure I’m not running late….oh the dilemma!

But wait, I have a solution to your problem. I give you the USB LED fan. Combining a silent fan which plugs straight into a USB socket and a clock display this handy gadget will keep you cool AND display the current time. The flexible goose neck allows you to bend it to the correct angle to maximise the air flow as well as ensuring you can read the clock display easily.

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PRO’s – It’s a fan……and a clock

CON’s – if you switch the fan off you’ll lose all track of time

A Staple For Every Office

Having worked in offices for many years I know the repetitive strain injuries that came from having to staple large volumes of sheets together. Once you’ve completed a few of them (and anything over ten pages was a struggle) your palm starts aching and you end up using your other hand. Well with this little gadget, RSI will be a thing of the past. This EX-25 Automatic Heavy duty Electric Stapler takes the strain out. Using standard 26/6 staples it automatically staples up to 25 sheets quickly and efficiently. Coming with a lifetime warranty you won’t have anything to worry about in the future either. Highly recommended!

stapler

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PRO’s – It takes the strain right out of stapling

CON’s – It’s not something James Bond’s going to be carrying about is it?

The World is Not Enough

Nothing says James Bond more than a hidden drinks cabinet and when it comes to hidden drinks cabinets nothing looks a stylish as this old-fashioned 17th Century replica antique. Made in Italy and even coming with a certificate of authenticity this hidden drinks cabinet would add an air of sophistication to any room. The globe is 16″ in diameter and overall 20″ so not going to be huge. Perfect for that five o’clock vodka martini.

drinks

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PRO’s – It looks the part

CON’s – May be a bit smaller than you think / Is this even a gadget?

No Keyboard? No Problem

Now this has a laser so is DEFINITELY a gadget! This is a keyboard projector. What it does is projects a keyboard on to a flat surface and will detect the keys that you are typing on therefore you are able to type emails and suchlike without having a keyboard. Works with Bluetooth and is compatible with windows ZP / Vista / 7 / 8 and above, most iPhone and Mac OS X, Linux. Good for on the go. Has its own rechargeable battery and comes with a USB charging cable.

laser

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PRO’s – looks cool – space-saving

CON’s – Probably not best for full time use!

 

You Light Up the Room…….

So, it does quilify as a gadget and more importantly it could save you from getting headaches and eye strain. This Laptop Monitor Lamp clips to the top of your laptop screen and lights up the screen and your keyboard. With three different light settings, this lamp will ensure you’re getting the right amount of light. Its design ensures that the light falls on the keyboard and desk and not the screen which would cause unwanted glare. It saves on desk space by clipping to the top of your screen and plugs into your USB port on the laptop. Highly rated on Amazon with great reviews.

lamp

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PRO’s – Lights up your keyboard and desk / helps prevent eye strain

CON’s – uses up another USB socket on your computer

It’s Good to Connect

So after all those gadgets I suspect your computer USB port would be over run with connectors so to finish off with I thought it best to include a USB Hub to extend that overworked socket and give you some more options (and obviously give you no excuses for not buying another gadget or two….!!) This one will allow you to add four additional ports to your computer and can cope with external hard drives, USB flash drives and any other USB connected devices. Also, has an additional power source socket to assist in powering devices if required. Again, highly rated on Amazon.

hub

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PRO’s – simple to use – just plug and play increases your USB socket availability

CON’s – gives you no excuse to get another gadget or two!!!

 

so, there we have it! A quick run down of some of the gadgets available to help you turn your home office into a James Bond villains lair……..well almost! I suspect even Blofeld ran out of USB sockets at some point, no?

If you have any ideas for additional home office gadgets please feel free to add them into the discussion in the comments below. I would love to hear from you. As previously mentioned I have a lot of other reviews of home office equipment from monitors to chairs and desks, lighting and gifts for those working from home as well. Take a look round and let me know, and if there’s anything you would like me to review then please get in touch.

Take Care,

 

Dave

 

Simple wfh

2 thoughts on “Best Work From Home Gadgets”

  1. The laptop lamp is a brilliant idea which I am going to order!! The lighting in my home “office” aka spare room isn’t the best and as this will shine directly on the keyboard, I’m sure it will make all the difference!

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