The majority of us spend most of our days seated at a desk—typically a cluttered, unadorned desk—or worse, a cubicle. But like your place, your ride, your wardrobe and everything else you call your own, your desk should reflect who you are: an employed adult human. It should be kempt and organized because working on clean surfaces keeps you focused, and you should take pride in your work. Now is as good a time as any for an office makeover, so here are some items to get you started.
Desk Collection (Grovemade, $29-$129): Choose between a monitor or a laptop stand, or even a Macbook dock, in either walnut or maple wood. Then add items like your matching keyboard or trackpad tray, a mouse and wrist pad, a pen cup and dish, a planter, lamp and phone dock. The collection matches for a seriously handsome revamp.
Sound Piece (Happy Plugs, $199): These Bluetooth speakers serve as both an audio system and a statement piece for your office space. Switch the minimalistic front grill ($20-$25) to virtually any color whenever you’re feeling like changing things up.
Liberate XL Over-Ear Headphones (House of Marley, $150): Since you’ve already got a wood theme going on, why not add some recycled walnut and birch wood headphones to the mix? The cords are also coated in a handsome braided fabric to drown out noisy coworkers and avoid tangling.
Mini Bar Fridge (KingsBottle, $299 on sale): This one isn’t entirely indispensable, or necessarily plausible, but how many times a day do you wish you had a fridge at your disposal? This mini black one with interior chromed steel shelves, a blue LED lighting system and a customizable glass face is perfect for storing your drinks, lunch and maybe a few beers if you can swing it.
eBlocker Pro (eBlocker, $200): This smart device is probably best for home offices since it anonymizes your online behavior by hiding your IP, which could get you in trouble at work. But, more importantly, it blocks all ads and stops all trackers—without any software installation or configuration. So if you want to get some work done without distracting adverts stalking your every move and throwing up clickbait on all your devices, this gadget’s for you.
Galaxy TabPro S (Samsung, $900): The ultimate triple threat: a super thin mobile, productivity and gaming device all-in-one. The Galaxy TabPro has 10 hours of battery life to get you through a full day’s work, plus a detachable (full-size!) keyboard and a 12-inch touchscreen if you want to use it as a tablet on the go.
Network Horizontal Crossover Combo (Hedgren, $157): Your office upgrade can even extend beyond your cubicle. Increase your business swag with one of the most versatile bags on the market. It’ll fit your laptop and charge it with special features for battery storage, so you can sustain your workflow on the go.
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