The 25 Coolest Office Gadgets Everyone Must Have

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Every workplace should be a diverse one. And we’re not just talking about racial, gender and cultural diversity; we’re talking about the different personalities that make up the workforce in almost every company.

You’ve got the football fanatic and the office gossip. You’ve got the fashionista and the crazy cat lady. You’ve got the slacker and the overly excited intern.

And every office also has that one person that everyone wants to hang around with, that everyone wants to be. The ‘it’ person. The cool guy or gal.

Well, the cool person in your office could be you. And it’s quite simple: all you have to do is fill your desk with the 25 coolest office gadgets around, and bam! Hello, Your Awesomeness!

1. MyGift Woodblock Perpetual Desktop Calendar

MyGift Woodblock Perpetual Desktop CalendarAmazon.com

Make sure you never lose track of the date with this chic desktop calendar.

Not only does it make a great addition to any desk but it’s also reusable, meaning that you never have to purchase another calendar again!

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2. 5FOLD Food Hammock

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Finished a hard task at work? Why not put your feet up?

This foldable hammock allows you to discreetly slip your feet up under your desk. It can also double up as a footrest for heal wearers; simply rest the front of your heel on the hammock for additional comfort.

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3. ExcelMark Hand Held Personal Address Gift Embosser

ExcelMark Hand Held Personal Address Gift EmbosserAmazon.com

If you’re stuck sending heaps of letters, you’ll get to a point where you’re sick of writing the company address. And if you don’t already have branded envelopes, this personal address embosser is just what you need! It not only saves you the hassle of writing out your address every time, but it looks super fancy, too.

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4. Scanmarker Digital Highlighter

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If your office copier is always on the mend, why not invest in this nifty digital scanner that you can use from the comfort of your own desk?

Simply connect the digital pen to your PC’s USB port, and watch the document appear on your desk as you highlight!

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5. Lava Lite 16.3-Inch Lava Lamp

Lava Lite 16.3-Inch Lava LampAmazon.com

The Lava Lite lava lamp will make a great addition to your desk, and it can work as a great conversation starter when your colleagues visit your workstation. It will also set a good vibe in your space and will lift your spirits when you’re feeling a little hot under the collar.

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6. LiBa Scalp Massager

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Don’t you often feel like you need a good head massage after spending hours staring at your computer screen? I know I do!

Luckily for us both, LiBa has created a gentle scalp massager that you can use as and when you need to relieve any tension in your head.

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7. Mustard and Co Gray Genius Magnetic Paper Clip Dispenser

Mustard and Co Gray Genius Magnetic Paper Clip DispenserAmazon.com

Are you guilty of having paperclips everywhere: in your stationary holder, desk drawer, files – basically anywhere they can worm their way into? If so, keep all your paperclips stored in one place with this fun magnetic dispenser!

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8. DoxieBall – Basketball Trashcan Game

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Turn throwing rubbish away into a fun game with this basketball bin hoop! You can even set up a little competition with your workmates to see who’s the best thrower in the office. Now, whoever said cleaning up had to be boring?!

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9. Creanoso 60-Pack Inspirational Quote Bookmarks

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Why use basic separators when you can mark your pages with these inspirational bookmarks? Not only will never lose a page again but you will also be motivated when you open your book!

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10. Suck UK Drumstick Pencils

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These pencil drumsticks are ideal for when you just need to rock out at your desk. Just make sure your cubicle pals are down with the racket by gifting them a pair, too!

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11. Mustard and Co USB-Powered Cup Warmer

Mustard and Co USB-Powered Cup WarmerAmazon.com

Keep your cup of Joe warm all day with this awesome desktop gadget! We promise you won’t dread those impromptu meetings as much anymore!

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12. CKB Floppy Disk Coasters

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Add a bit of retro to your desk with these fun floppy disk coasters! While you won’t be able to store 1.44 MB worth of data, these cool coasters will save your desk from coffee stains and other spillages. You can even write secret messages that will be hidden under your mug, making sure you don’t forget top secret information!

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13. CERROPI Newton’s Cradle

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Admit it: you’ve always wanted one of these bad boys, especially after seeing them on the desk of countless of badass characters in movies, and now’s your chance. This particular Newton’s Cradle by CERROPI is an awesome take on the classic desktop toy and makes a great conversation piece.

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14. OSTRICH PILLOW Travel Pillow

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If you feel the need to snooze during your workday, simply slip on the OSTRICH PILLOW and escape to dreamland wherever and whenever you want! (Disclaimer: We take no responsibility whatsoever for any disciplinary action brought against you or loss of employment when your boss finds you taking a power nap on company time.)

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15. MoMA Perpetual Calendar

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Throw out your One Direction and cute kitten calendars, and make room for this timeless piece of art. To get it working, simply move the two magnetic balls to mark the appropriate date and month, et voilà! You’ve easily got yourself the best desktop calendar in the office!

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16. DeskCycle Under Desk Exercise Bike

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Kill two birds with one stone by exercising as you work! While this was once impossible, DeskCycle has since made many dreams come true. The mini exercise bike helps you burn calories and improve your overall health, mood, productivity, brain power and creativity – all from the comfort of your desk!

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17. Tech Tools Desktop Punching Ball

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While punching that annoying coworker in the face might make you feel good, it will most likely get you fired, so why not keep your job and pretend this desktop punching ball is your coworker’s face instead? This cool office gadget is great for stress relief, and it always bounces back for more punishment – it’s a win-win.

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18. LEGO Upscaled Mug

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Up your mug game with this super cool LEGO upscaled mug. You’re guaranteed that no one will have something remotely similar in the office and you’ll notice a thief if someone tries to put their paws on it.

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19. iDesk Desktop Organiser

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This is, quite easily, the best desktop organiser we’ve ever seen. The iDesk desktop organiser by Satechi keeps everything in one place for you, reducing the number of items you need to keep your cubicle in order.

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20. Obsidian Monitor Rear-View Mirror

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Nosey coworkers? Micromanaging boss? No problem!

Simply attach this rear-view mirror to your monitor and keep an eye out for anyone trying to sneak up on you at work!

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21. jpants.com Bonsai Trio Kit

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If you’ve got green fingers and your hero is Mr Miyagi from The Karate Kid, then this bonsai trio kit from jpants.com is no doubt the ultimate gadget for you. The kit comes with everything you need to grow three distinctive bonsai trees, including growing pots and instructions.

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22. Manhattan Flower USB Hub

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If your company has banned pot plants from the office (much like the BBC did when refurbishing their London headquarters back in 2013), there’s a way around it. Although not a real plant, the Manhattan flower USB hub features four flexible ports and helps you keep your USB wires organised at all times.

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23. Panda Superstore Mini Whale Stapler

Panda Superstore Mini Whale StaplerAmazon.com

Do you find yourself daydreaming at work about one day going on a whale watching tour? Well, you can now do it from the comfort of your desk with this cool whale-shaped stapler!

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24. Vipe Ladybug Desktop Vacuum

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This miniature desk vacuum cleaner by Vipe is, quite simply, one of the best desk accessories we’ve ever seen. The battery-operated desk vacuum is great for sucking up dust and crumbs – which makes the perfect little gift for a messy coworker.

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25. ThreeH USB Mini Fridge

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Is your office home to a food and drink thief? Do you need somewhere safe to store your can of Coke? ThreeH has answered your prayers with this awesome USB mini fridge!

Simply connect your mini fridge to your PC or Mac’s available USB port, and chill your drink right where you need it the most: your desk.

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Did we forget to mention any ultimate office gadgets or unique accessories you think deserve a place on this list? Let us know in the comments section below!

 

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This article is an updated version of an earlier article originally published on 28 May 2015.