Let's admit there's little fun in keeping the office desk as it is handed out to us. Adding a few personal touches lets you build a more personal space. Whether it's a small pen holder or an adorable photo frame of your pet — it's your space. That's the reason we have compiled a list of ten cool office desk accessories that will help transform the look of your desk. And they'll also make you more productive in the process. Best part — they all cost less than $50.
What's great about these products is that they also double up as great holiday gifts for your colleagues (secret Santa, anyone?).
1. Beacoo iPhone Charging Dock ($24.98)
If you are someone who squirms at the idea of phone charging cables littering your desk, a compact charging dock is your best shot.
The Beacoo Charging Dock is a sleek and stylish charging station for iPhone users. In addition to an iPhone, it has a holder for the Airpods case and the magnetic charger of the Apple Watch. The installation is easy. You just have to direct the charging cables (standard Apple charging cables) through the slots at the bottom and hook them to an external wall charger. This case tames the cables on your desk and also keeps all your devices in one place.
The advantage of Songmic's Monitor stand is that it can also double up as a desk organizer. Hence, not only do you get to elevate the height of your monitor but you can also use it to keep your office supplies in one place. This stand has a dedicated slot to hold your phone and charger. And a customized stand on the left stores stationery like pen and pencils, while you can store your notebooks underneath the stand. The bamboo stand is easy to assemble as per a majority of Amazon users.
3. Batman Computer Sitter ($27)
How does the thought of Batman perched on top of your monitor sound? I knew you would be excited for it. After all, everyone loves Batman!
The Batman Computer Sitter is a small prop measuring about 2 x 3 x 4 inches which you can attach to the top of your computer monitor. As far as the figurine in concerned, it's made of PVC and is very well detailed.
Please note that the Batman Computer Sitter will fit better on monitors with thicker screens. But then there's nothing a bit of double-sided adhesive tape doesn't fix.
This is a compact wooden desk organizer which can fit all your office supplies under a single roof. The MineDecor Desk Organizer has four tiers and six compartments along with a bottom drawer, trays, and holders for files and notebooks. It's light and weighs just about 3.2 pounds. The only issue you may find is that the instructions are in Chinese. However, it's relatively straightforward to put together. Also, it's quite firm and will surely add a zing to your desk.
5. Monitor Memo Pads ($9)
Is your computer screen flooded with to-do notes and reminders? As helpful as they are, these notes keep you from utilizing the full real estate of your screen. If you can relate to this issue, the Fo&osobeit Memo Pads are one of the best solutions.
It's a tall board measuring 30×8×2 cm and sticks to the right side of your computer monitor. While the middle portion reserves space for post-it notes, the upper portion holds business cards. Also, there's a neat phone holder at the bottom. According to Amazon user K. Horkan, this memo pad is sturdy enough to hold an iPhone 7 Plus.
Is constant staring at your laptop screen straining your neck? If yes, adjust the height of your laptop with the Rain Design mStand laptop stand. It's made of Aluminum and will elevate the laptop by about 5.9 inches. As per the folks at WireCutter, the aluminum platform is quite strong to be able to bear the full weight of a laptop even though it is not adjustable.
The Rain Design mStand is available in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.
7. Creative Muvo 2c ($49.99)
If your workspace allows speakers, you can jazz up your cubicle with portable speakers, and the tiny Creative Muvo 2c is one of your best bets.
As per the guys at Trusted Reviews, the Creative Muvo 2c is one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers that money can buy. This speaker measures just 2.6 x 3.7 x 1.5 inches and is available in a variety of attractive colors. When it comes to the audio quality, it sounds powerful for its size. Also, the audio doesn't distort at higher volumes (not that you should be playing at high volumes inside the office).
Moreover, the Muvo 2c lasts around 5-6 hours on a single charge, so that should do for occasional bouts of quality listening in your desk.
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8. Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard ($27.40)
Are you on a lookout for an ultra cool and compact keyboard? If yes, your search ends up with the Logitech K380 multi-device Bluetooth keyboard.
The first thing that will catch your attention is its highly functional compact design, which is meant to look stylish at the same time. Also, it packs multi-device support for macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, Chrome OS, and more. You can seamlessly switch between three different Bluetooth-enabled devices through the colored buttons at the top. As per PCWorld, it's effortless to pair this with other devices and equally easy to switch between them.
The Logitech K380 keyboard is powered by two AAA batteries.
The Cat paw mouse pad by GGET not only provides support to your wrist but also manages to look absolutely adorable at the same time. Besides this, it will also satisfy the inner child in you to be more experimental. Speaking of the comfort level, as per Amazon user Clair Moore, the mouse pad is soft and comfortable.
Hit Products' TableCoaster is a unique coaster which will prevent unnecessary drink spills. It has a micro-suction base which attaches itself to a flat surface like wood, glass or plastic, and thus prevents drinks from getting knocked over. It measures around 4.5 x 4.5 x 2.4 inches and can fit any tumbler measuring less than 90mm. Also, it comes with a removable insert for smaller cups and cans.
The TableCoaster has managed to grab quite a few positive reviews and enjoys a rating of 4.7 stars on Amazon.
It hurts to see your eyeglasses lying around your desk only to get scratches. How about you find a proper holder to keep them? The Excelity eyeglass holder not only holds your glasses in place but also doubles up as a phone stand and a pencil holder. It is eco-friendly and made from natural wood. Plus, it comes in a variety of adorable animal shapes like Owl, Elk, Cat, and Puppy.
These are some of the best (and coolest) desk accessories that you should get this year. Besides adding a colorful look to your desk, they also help to keep it orderly. Plus, not to mention the fact that accessories like desk organizers or a good functional keyboard help you up your productivity game.