VOICE OVER: Ryan Wild
WRITTEN BY: Richard Bush
We've likely all got the key essentials to help us get by in our home offices - but there are always ways to increase productivity and wellbeing when working. Need ideas? Well, not to worry, we've got you covered. We've sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 10 recommended products.
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Top 10 Home Office Items You Didn't Know You Needed
Welcome to GetMojo, we do the research so you don’t have to! In this video, we’re offering our picks for the 10 best home office items you didn’t know you needed.
We’ve likely all got the key essentials to help us get by in our home offices - but there are always ways to increase productivity and wellbeing when working. Need ideas? Well, not to worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 10 recommended products. Okay, first up.
Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones
If you find it difficult to get in the zone when working from home - perhaps because of noises in the house, or traffic outside the house - then a set of noise-canceling headphones might be just what you’re looking for. This set from Sony comes highly-recommended by a slew of tech sites, and has tons of smart features for added convenience - like touch controls on the side, and a feature that reduces music volume when you need to speak to someone. We also love their 30-hour battery life and sleek, understated design.
The Standing Desk
Uplift V2 Standing Desk
If you’re looking for ways to increase your physical health while working at your desk, a standing desk can help relieve back ache, lower your risk of heart disease and even boost your mood and productivity. This Uplift V2 desk allows for quick programming of desk heights via a keypad system. It also looks great, with a solid walnut finish. If nothing else, a standing desk helps mix up your daily routine.
The Charging Dock
POWLAKEN 4-in-1 Wireless Charger
The tidiness of your desk can go out of the window pretty fast, especially if you’re dealing with wires, and trying to charge devices. If that sounds like you, then a charging dock could help keep things in check. This docking station from POWLAKEN is primarily aimed at those with Apple devices, as it accommodates wireless phone charging for iPhones, the Apple Watch, the Apple Pencil and Apple Airpods. However, the wireless smartphone charging dock also accommodates a wide range of other phones, like Android devices.
he Exercise Ball
Exercise Ball Chair
Another health and wellbeing-related item, this exercise ball, or yoga ball, is designed to be used instead of your office chair. As well as acting as a seat, of course, this ball helps you develop your core strength and balance, as well as maintain good posture. It comes with an inflatable ring for the ball to sit in too, so that it doesn’t roll out from under you while you’re working. And if you feel like doing a bit of gym-like exercise in your downtime, you can, because there’s a set of compatible resistance bands in the box!
Gamma Ray Light-Blocking Gaming Glasses
You may not think you need glasses, but if you’re using a computer screen all day long - and you suffer from eye strain, headaches or blurred vision - then these blue light glasses could be a gamechanger. These glasses feature amber, anti-reflective lenses that help block out the damaging effects of blue light that’s emitted from computer screens. And as an added bonus, the frames are pretty stylish too!
The Compact Coffee Maker
Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Coffee Maker
When you’re on a tight deadline, every second counts - so if you need to refuel on coffee, but don’t want to leave your working space, why not bring the coffee to you! This 12-cup drip coffee maker is compact, super easy to use and sharp-looking. Although it’s fairly primitive, it has some pretty handy features built-in, like an auto-pause feature that allows you to grab a cup of coffee before brewing has actually finished, and a simple lift and clean filter basket set-up that ensures you won’t end up with a mess on your office floor.
The Yoga Mat
BalanceFrom GoYoga Yoga Mat
If you’re struggling to find time to get yourself to the gym, then a yoga mat can help turn your office floor into a makeshift studio. This BalanceFrom mat is particularly thick at half an inch, and comes highly-praised by a ton of happy Amazon consumers, with over 40,000 reviews, 70% of which are 5 stars. This yoga mat is available in a range of different colors too, from vibrant pink to modest black.
The Desk Lamp
TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp
A good quality desk lamp is often overlooked in a home office - and many people don’t realise that a good backlight when you’re working can help reduce eye strain, as well as add a nicer ambience to your workspace. This dimmable LED lamp from TaoTronics is available in various colors and can be maneuvered to shine wherever you need it to. It even has a USB charging port built in, so you don’t have to sacrifice charging your phone for having a desk lamp.
The Mini Mic
Blue Snowball iCE USB Mic
Wearing earphones or headphones when on conference calls can be a pain - but it’s usually in lieu of having a decent microphone. Well, this mini Snowball mic from Blue gives you a portable studio-like mic that you can take with you on the go. This retro-style mic easily plugs into your computer or laptop’s USB drive, and is great for everything from video calls to recording podcasts. We like that it’s available in both black and white too!
Before we reveal our final pick, we wanted to give a few other great products a mention:
ULTRAIDEAS Men's Cozy Memory Foam Slippers
FEZIBO Standing Desk Wobble Balance Board
Moleskine 18-Month Weekly Planner
The Back Support
SOFTaCARE Coccyx Orthopedic Memory Foam and Lumbar Support Pillow
The back support accessory is perhaps one of the most popular health-related office items, but we bet you’ve never seen one as sophisticated as this! Aimed at those who want to improve their posture, and ease existing back pain, this coccyx and lumbar support memory foam pillow combo is great for office chairs, car seats and public transport. Both pillows come fitted with washable covers, with the seat cushion having an anti-slip bottom, and the back cushion having mountable straps for ease of use. The back cushion even has somewhere to store your phone while you’re working!
So which of these products should you buy? Well, as when buying any gadget or accessory, it’s important to make sure you’re going to make good use of it - and that it’s not going to get thrown into a drawer after 5 minutes. Things like the Mr. Coffee machine and the LED desk lamp are great picks for those who want to get good mileage out of their purchases and bang for their buck!
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