Workplace gadgets to boost productivity

Window-Mounted Solar Charger

Plugs? Where we’re going, we don’t need plugs. Simply stick this solar charging bank onto any adjacent window and keep your devices topped up with as many jiggawatts as they can hold
Main benefit: All-natural device juicing


It’s the great first world problem: you’re about to brew up when an impromptu office meeting is called. No matter – controlled via your smartphone, the AppKettle keeps water hot at a temperature of your choosing for up to 30 minutes
Main benefit: Allows you to boil the kettle from afar

Bamboo Folio

Pen and paper’s days may not be numbered after all. Use this smartpad and pen to digitise your doodlings and save them to ‘the cloud’, giving you license to access them anywhere. It’s practically witchcraft
Main benefit: Digitalises handwritten notes

Mymanu Clik Wireless Earphones

Offering real-time voice translation in 37 different languages and able to read out your emails and texts, these high-def wireless in-ear headphones will do everything but clean the dishes.
Main benefit: Live voice translation

Yo-Yo mini Standing Desk

The health benefits of standing over sitting are many – in short, it’s less likely to kill you – but rather than splashing out on a hulking great stand-up desk, why not have the next best thing? This pop-up desk has 15 adjustable heights and works from any solid surface.
Main benefit: An impromptu pop-up desk for your old desk

Brydge 12.9 iPad Pro keyboard

How pro is your iPad Pro? Not Pro enough, if you ask us, which is why we think it’s high time you invested in a proper full-size metal attachable keyboard that makes writing on an iPad as easy as on a MacBook.

R2-D2 USB vacuum cleaner

Question: Is there anything worse than crumbs down a keyboard? Answer: Yes, but it’s still annoying. The point is nobody likes morsels scattered across their desk, making this Star Wars-themed USB vacuum cleaner pretty great in our book.
Main benefit: Tidy desk, tidy mind

Foobot Climate Controller

Studies claim indoor pollution at work can cause dizziness and fatigue and a 10% reduction in productivity. This sleek monitor – beamed to your smartphone – provides intricate detailing of air-quality in real time.
Main benefit: Notifies you on air quality

LVL Hydration Monitor

As well as measuring your heart rate and workout activity, this watch also provides details on your hydration, alerting you to exactly how much fluid you need and what type of performance boost you can expect.
Main benefit: Tracks your body’s hydration in real time

– Compiled by Ankita Das

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