I am thankful to be back in the office after working from home for three months. At first, it was hard to get into a routine. I decided I needed to create a desk space to help stimulate productivity — my morning coffee has its limits.
I spent the next day setting up my desk, organizing my supplies, and making a list of what I needed to order from Amazon. It was quite exciting to be working somewhere other than my dining room table. Having an efficient workspace is vital, and I was pleasantly surprised by the number of desk accessories I found that I actually used. Here are a few of my recent favorites.
The Slope is my favorite addition to my desk. Made out of 100% heavy-duty steel, the sleek design gives my desk a modern, minimalist look. I was nervous about the Slope ruining my new desk, but the felt bumpers attached to the bottom prevent scratching. It fits nicely between my monitors and keyboard — I can even hide my keyboard underneath the Slope when I am not using it. The angle of the Slope is perfect for writing notes using the dry-erase marker (included), eliminating the need for sticky notes. The Slope makes a great phone stand using the groove, putting my phone at the perfect viewing angle.
This power strip is a lifesaver. Due to its small square design, the PowerPort easily fits on my desk and or in my backpack. The flat plug allows it to fit in hard-to-reach places and can be used worldwide (100V-240V). The best part? I no longer need a different charger for every device — I can charge up to five devices at a time.
This lamp is named “anywhere” for a reason. The no-slip, rubberized base can either sit on a desk or mount to a wall or ceiling using the two keyhole slots. Unlike other office lighting, the design of this lamp kept style in mind. The gray fabric sleeve and 6-ft cord are both practical and fashionable. I even screwed in a smart bulb to add to the ambiance.
The Logitech Powered Pad makes life easy. The Pad charges any device that has wireless charging enabled. This means I can charge a Google Pixel phone and Apple AirPods on the same device. While other wireless chargers charge at a 5W speed, the Pad nearly doubles that at a 9W speed. The charging indicator light has just enough brightness so it doesn’t keep me awake at night.
The ergonomic Trackball Mouse supports my hand and gives my arm a rest. The trackball gives me precise control and eliminates the need to move my mouse, allowing me to use the mouse in small spaces, messy desks, or on the couch. The buttons on the mouse are customizable and include a scroll wheel for easy browsing. I have had this mouse over three months, and I haven’t had to change the batteries — they last up to a whopping 18 months.