We work for a reason. Most of us get employed for ourselves so we can buy the things we want. Many of us work to feed our families and find an entirely different form of satisfaction from being able to provide sustenance for your loved ones. Of course, there are also those who work primarily to achieve prestige and recognition which will fuel their self-confidence and self-esteem. Regardless of your reasons for going to work, you know pretty well that you have to be really organized in your work processes so that you’ll achieve optimum job efficiency. And one way to enhance your work efficiency is by getting any of our 15 cool desk accessories in 2017. We can assure you these gadgets will keep your time in the office more productive and more surprisingly pleasant.
15 Seriously Cool Desk Accessories
DecoBros Desk Supplies Organizer Caddy by Deco Brothers
They say that a very organized workspace is often a sign of a sick mind. But, you know what? We’d say not organizing the things on your desktop will surely make you lose your mind. Just imagine the stress it would give you just looking for a piece of paper clip to keep your report in order or even scavenge for a still-writing ballpoint pen. Now, it would clearly be a lot easier if you can organize all of your stuff in one neat package. That is what the DecoBros Desk Supplies Organizer Caddy aims to provide. With 5 large compartments which should come in handy in sorting your writing instruments as well as other tall office items and 2 shallow compartments for your paper clips, pins, and other smaller items, the DecoBros Caddy is one superbly designed organizer. It even comes with a supply drawer which you can put your small post-it notes in. With the DecoBros, you’ll never go crazy at the office since your table will be as spic and span as you could ever wish for.
What We Like about It – The DecoBros provides the right solution for sorting and managing all of your smaller office essentials. The metal construction is also noteworthy. With a classic design in black finish, it should be a welcome enhancement to your drab office table. It’s undisputedly the best in organizing your pens and other writing instruments.
Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer by Mr. Coffee
Part of office life is having a warm cup of coffee, tea, or even hot cocoa to perk us up through the rest of the day. Unfortunately, going to the pantry every now and then can significantly affect our productivity. A better solution is to get Mr. Coffee’s Mug Warmer. Simply plug in this 17 watt plate, put your favorite mug or cup of beverage sitting on the plate, and work away. It is very portable and lightweight that it would be foolish to leave home without it. The good thing is that it has all the right indicators to keep you up to breast as to the warmth of your drink. Among thousands of very satisfied Amazon users, Mr. Coffee unequivocally bags the title as a bestseller in beverage warmers. Now, you get to enjoy your hot cup any time of the day. It’s super easy to clean, too so you won’t be leaving any mess on your desktop.
What We Like about It – You’ll never go wrong with Mr. Coffee around. You get instant access to hot or warm drinks every time and any time.
S1 Dock Cradle, Holder, and Cell Phone Stand by Lamicall
With a near-perfect customer satisfaction rating of 4.8 stars from more than 3,500 Amazon reviewers, Lamicall’s S1 Dock, Cradle, Holder, and Cell Phone Stand is undoubtedly the best in tablet stands today. The Lamicall S1 comes with a super sleek, elegant, and minimalist design that is sure to bring out the best in your desktop space. It has a low center of gravity helping ensure you get optimum stability for all of your iPhone and Android devices that have a screen size of anywhere between 4 and 8 inches. The extended rubberized hooks keep your smartphone in place without having to worry about the surface getting scratched. The wide circular opening on the Lamicall S1’s vertical stand is perfect for looping the different cables attached to your smartphone so you’ll have a neater arrangement of the cables. The Lamicall S1 provides just the correct height to give you excellent viewing angles. When using your iPhone, you can take full confidence in its ability to give you splendid Facetime use as the S1 has been designed with superior highlight technology. The base of the S1 comes with rubber cushions to help protect your phone. Made of aluminum alloy, the Lamicall S1 is the perfect companion for your iPhone and Android devices.
What We Like about It – The Lamicall S1 has a very simple styling. Yet, it is in the features of this style that make it super useful in today’s offices.
Positive Thought Box Sign by Primitives by Kathy
Sometimes all we need is a little faith in ourselves coupled with a few lines of inspiring messages to help us propel ourselves to complete our day with a smile. You can download inspirational messages on your phone or you can get the Positive Though Box Signs. These boxy messages can be hung on your office wall or even placed standing on your desk since it is quite thick enough to support the whole structure. If you need to draw some inspiration, all you need to do is to glance up the Positive Thought Box and everything should be great. For instance, you can find great comfort in the passage, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” or even “Enjoy the little things in life for someday you will realize they make the big things.” as well as many other positive messages to perk up your workday.
What We Like about It – These positive affirmations are what all of us need every time we feel as if the brakes in our life and in our careers have been applied.
Adjustable Mini Foot Rest Stand Office Desk Feet Hammock by AccMart
Can you remember that time you were on the beach lying, lazing around in your hammock while listening to the breaking waves and the melodic chirps of sea birds from the distance? It was truly relaxing way back then, right? Now, at the office, your feet and legs are just some of the parts of your body that are taking plenty of abuse. Just imagine sitting in front of your computer for extended hours and your legs simply aren’t moving enough. This can result to a host of problems which is related to decreased peripheral circulation. That’s why we’re recommending the AccMart Adjustable Mini Foot Rest Stand Office Desk Feet Hammock. As you may have already guessed, this gadget can be attached to the sides underneath your table so you can conveniently and comfortably rest your feet and legs on the hammock. Made of highly durable canvas material, the AccMart Feet Hammock is perfect for ensuring your feet are well-rested.
What We Like about It – The AccMart Feet Hammock is a very cool desk accessory designed primarily to rest your feet. At least, you can go home feeling better rested.
4 Slot Cable Clip Holder by Comroll
In the office, we’re pretty certain you’ve got a lot of cables crisscrossing their way on top of and under your table. Cables from printers, computers, phones, faxes, and other electronic equipment can all make your workstation look more like the market in Thailand. Throw in the mix the cables for your smartphone, your laptop, your tablet, and your MP3 player and you’ve got a real mess in your hands. You can tie all of these down with an ordinary rubber band. But, a more aesthetically pleasing solution is to get the Comroll 4 Slot Cable Clip Holder. While it is true that the Comroll only has 4 slots, it can actually accommodate up to twelve of your electronic cables such as headphones, audio cables, FireWire cords, USB cables, and even smartphone and tablet chargers. The base of the Comroll is duly weighted so it won’t slip off its placement while making sure all of your cables stay organized.
What We Like about It – The Comroll Cable Clip Holder is just what you need if you’ve got plenty of cables to organize in the office. It’s safe and very easy to clean, too.
Mesh Collection Oval Supply Caddy by Rolodex
If you think the DecoBros is quite large for your taste, then maybe the Rolodex Mesh Collection Oval Supply Caddy is a much better option. This office caddy is just perfectly sized for offices with smaller workstations. The small footprint will not take up too much of your precious desktop space. It’s got all the different compartmentalization system you will ever need to sort and manage your writing instruments, measuring tools, and even documentation essentials. It comes with a lower drawer which can easily accommodate 3×3 inch sticky notes. There is also a compartment for the smaller items such as paper clips, push pins, thumb tacks, and even staple wire refills. Whatever your office documentation needs are, you can keep all of them in the Rolodex Mesh Supply Caddy. It puts everything within easy reach.
What We Like about It – The Rolodex Mesh Supply Caddy is perfect for office workers who require a highly optimized workstation. Because of the smaller footprint of the Rolodex, you can be sure you’ve got prime space for your more important things.
Magnetic Sculpture Desk Toy for Intelligence Development and Stress Relief by Glantop
It is inadvertent that we feel the pressure of our work every now and then. While some of us compensate by overeating or even smoking during breaks, a more constructive way to manage our stresses is to use the Glantop Magnetic Sculpture Desk Toy. We know that it’s classified as a toy and we’re quite proud to say that it is one of the most revered magnetic toys that are essential in stimulating the cognitive and intellectual development of children. For us adults, however, we are already way past playing. Instead, the Glantop Magnetic Sculpture can be a great stress reliever just by playing with it. By giving our minds something to focus on, whether it is looking at the 160 mini stainless balls or reconfiguring them to form different shapes, we are able to focus our emotional and psychological energies from the stressful event and into this wonderful toy. This way, we are effectively blocking our mind’s perception of what is giving us anxiety and stress. The end result is that we feel more relaxed, we feel calmer, and at the same time, we are sharpening our creativity and imagination. The Glantop Magnetic Sculpture is so portable that you can actually manipulate it even while on the train or the bus on your way home.
What We Like about It – The Glantop Magnetic Sculpture Desk Toy is just what we need to feel less stress at work. And even if we’re not stressed, it will still be a very helpful tool to sharpen our creativity.
Cute Portable Beetle Ladybug Cartoon Mini Desktop Vacuum Desk Dust Cleaner by ECSEM
Keeping your desk organized is one thing. Keeping it clean and dust-free is an entirely different matter. Obviously, you can use a microfiber cloth to wipe away the dust and dirt on your desk as well as the other items on it. But there will always be debris in hard-to-reach areas. For this, you need ECSEM’s Cute Portable Beetle Ladybug Cartoon Mini Desktop Vacuum Desk Dust Cleaner. It’s quite a mouthful but what this gadget does is it cleans your desktop like any other vacuum cleaner except that the Beetle Ladybug is no bigger than your computer’s mouse. It’s that small. But don’t be fooled by its miniscule size as it can do a great job of picking up dirt and dust from every nook and cranny on the surface of your table. It’s so portable that it only requires 2 pieces of your ordinary AA batteries. You can also use this to clean other stuff such as the dashboard in your car. Now, wouldn’t you call this amazing?
What We Like about It – The ECSEM Beetle Ladybug helps you maintain a cleaner and more dust-free workstation so you’ll be more motivated to work productively.
4-Tier Mini Desk Organizer by Lipper International
If you want a more eco-friendly and natural look on your office desk, we’d suggest getting Lipper International’s 4-Tier Mini Desk Organizer. Standing a mere 8 inches tall, the Lipper is like a mini drawer cabinet with 2 fully enclosed compartments complete with a drawer and 2 additional open spaces for additional storage. The Lipper is made of bamboo planks giving it a more natural look. Furthermore, bamboos used in the Lipper’s construction are all harvested from sustainable bamboo forests which greatly improve its eco-friendliness. You can organize your gadgets and other office trinkets in this office bridges bestseller.
What We Like about It – The use of ecologically friendly bamboo materials on the Lipper is something that ecologically concerned individuals will surely appreciate.
Cat Figure Pop-up Note Dispenser by Post-it
We have yet to meet someone in the employed sector who hasn’t used a post-it at least once in their productive lives. These small, sticky notes are so effective that there are plenty of virtual copies of them in almost every other computer application. The thing is, you may also need a system for organizing or managing your pads of post-its. Post-it’s Cat Figure Popup Note Dispenser is considered as a real bestseller, with near-perfect 4.8 stars in online consumer satisfaction ratings. The Post-it Cat Figure is essentially designed to hold and dispense 3×3 Post-it notes so you’ll have a more organized way of using these helpful pieces of sticky notes.
What We Like about It – The Post-it Note Dispenser is a unique way to personalize your workstation. It can be a great décor, too.
RICSB The Butt Office Supply Station Desk Accessory Holder by CSB Commodities
If you’re looking for a really unusual yet fun way to organize little things in your desktop, the RICSB The Butt Office Supply Station Desk Accessory Holder is a sure winner. The design provides a more hilarious take on how we can organize things in the office. The Butt is a fun take on one of the most relieving aspects of human existence – using the toilet. Imagine a human figure sitting on a toilet bowl. The outstretched arms of the man serves as a tape dispenser with the tape cutter conveniently located at his feet. The toilet bowl itself serves as storage for paper clips as well as other small office items like push pins. And get this, the butt of Mr. Butt is magnetized so you can expect these small items to be clinging onto Mr. Butt’s butt. The water closet has holes which is perfect for slotting your writing instruments like pens and pencils. You can also put some of your small post-it notes in the water closet. Now, toilet humor has just taken a whole new meaning.
What We Like about It – The Butt is definitely a unique way to organize things in your desktop. It may be based on some toilet humor, figuratively, but it sure gets the job done.
Go-Go-Station Desktop Organizer Dashboard for Your Desktop by Go-Go-Station
If you’re in front of your computer most of the time, you’d want the Go-Go-Station Desktop Organizer. This transparent caddy comes in fully transparent construction that includes a variety of compartments and storage spaces. It even comes with a phone holder. The fact that you’re going to place it in front of you simply means there’s no need to turn and reach for something at the side. Everything is within easy reach and right in front of you.
What We Like about It – The Go-Go-Station’s unique design helps put everything you need to be productive at work right in front of you.
Soft Touch Square Desktop Stationery Organizer by Zodaca
Need a no-frills container for all of your office tools, gadgets, and trinkets? The Zodaca Desktop Stationery Organizer looks like a clear winner, quite literally. The transparent sidings of the Zodaca help with complete visualization of what is present inside. Put your pens, rulers, pencils, and other stuffs and you will never lose track of them ever again. The polished edges of the Zodaca also serve to accentuate existing décor in your office.
What We Like about It – The Zodaca has a very unpretentious design. It is this simplicity where functionality is at its best.
MI-557 Kitchen Sink Paper Clip Holder by Minya International Corp.
If you love Mr. Butt, you’ll also love the Kitchen Sink Paper Clip Holder. It’s designed like a kitchen sink complete with a faucet and two control knobs. The fabulous thing about this Minya product is that the faucet is actually magnetized so the paper clips you place in the sink will naturally stick to the faucet. This helps minimize potential losses of paper clips. Now, you have a more contemporary paper clip holder that’s also fun to play with during stressful hours.
What We Like about It – The Minya MI-557 has a very unique design that is guaranteed to make any desktop the center of attention in any office.
How We Chose the 15 Amazing and Really Cool Desk Accessories in Our List
There were a variety of factors that we had to consider when we came up with a shortlist of the 15 cool desk accessories. For starters, these must not only be wonderful additions to the general aesthetics of an office desk. It must also provide a certain sense of functionality that no other product can offer. This functionality can range from tool organization to stress management to relaxation induction and a whole lot more. What we wanted to answer is the question that many of us ask ourselves: “How can I improve my productivity at work?” We know that different people will have a different idea of how to become productive. As such, we tried to include as many diverse products as we possibly can into the final list.
Once the shortlist has been accomplished, it was critical to evaluate the design integrity of such products. Ease of installation, maintenance, and cleaning were also important. Equally critical is the way in which the different components of the said product were put together. These had to be sturdy and durable so that you will not be wasting money on some cheap product that you use today only to throw away tomorrow. Regrettably, the only way we can evaluate the true value of such products is if we have already used them for quite some time. As such, the experiences of existing customers of these products proved very invaluable especially in giving us an idea of just how useful these products are. You can thus, expect us to give credence to the customer satisfaction rating of these products. The more stars, the better.
Lastly, we had to establish the company’s credibility somehow. This is very important as we would like to feel safe with every purchase that we make. We want to feel secure in the fact that if something is not right with our purchases, we can easily ask for a replacement or any commendable action on the manufacturer.
Tips to Improving Work Productivity
Using our cool desk accessories can help increase your productivity at work. However, there are plenty of other ways to increase your productivity and become the successful individual and professional that you ought to be. Here are some tips to boost your work productivity.
- Observe the 2-minute rule. You will have to look at all of your tasks for the day and determine which ones can be completed in 2 minutes or less. Start with these.
- Just say “no” to meetings. If you have to be away for a meeting, make sure it’s not going to take more than an hour of your time. Studies now show that most meetings are counterproductive as meeting coordinators simply cannot stick to their agenda. There will always be sideshows.
- Focus on what you can realistically accomplish for the day. Instead of doing all of your tasks within your work period, try to focus on the more manageable tasks so you’ll feel more empowered managing the rest of your tasks.
- Forget multi-tasking. Attempting to do a lot of things at the same time often lead to significant decreases in productivity because your mind simply cannot focus on one specific task. By the end of the day, you will still be doing all of your tasks with no end in sight.
The Bottom Line
There are many ways we can improve our work productivity. While there are a lot of books written already on the topic, our 15 cool desk accessories can hopefully improve your chances of becoming more successful managing your work activities.