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5 Cool Office Gadgets for Work at Home

Updated on January 8, 2017
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Life Changing Or Just Plain Cool?

Nowadays, everyone seems to be working at home. Some of us have actually chosen to work at home while others commute to a formal office with an employer. Many employers are allowing workers to work at home several days per week to save on gas and all the expenses associated with working on-site. With that in mind, I have compiled a list of cool office gadgets that make our lives easier. Yes you can call them life-changing in that if you consider 20 years ago, we were all commuting 10 hours a week, and miserable. So please enjoy my list and reflect upon how technology can change our lives for the better. Most of which can be purchased at your favorite gadgets and gizmos store.

Cute Office Desk Accessories

This multi-purpose gadget serves as a time management tool and pencil holder in your home office. It tells the time and temperature, has a music alarm and timer while organizing small items like paperclips and tacks.

Small Desk Fan

This 13" tall fan tower fan sits right on your desk. It has 4 easy-to-use switches, on and off speed control, oscillating control, energy saving mode and wide coverage. While you are in high-speed sweat mode, working hard at your desk, other family members are not freezing. Even easily transports to other areas of the home where you may be working on your laptop.

Multifunction Holder

This Keyboard organizer is great for small offices with limited space. It hides the keyboard when it is not being used. The gadget also has a cup holder and smartphone holder that can be mounted on either side.

Mug Warmer

This simple little gadget keeps your hot liquids warm while you work. The coffee mug warmer plate sits right on your desk taking up less that 6 inches of space. If you are like me, when I sit down to actually work, I am seated for at least 4 - 5 hours. Since I do not have an assistant in my home office, this is the perfect device to keep your coffee warm.

Send Voice Message Via Email

This is a cool for those of us who are blessed with a great voice. This tiny device just sits on your desk. Whenever you want to send an e-mail, just record your message with the record button. The voice message is converted to an MP3 and uploaded to your computer. Then it is sent as an e-mail attachment. Perfect for the person in management who cannot be at the office to explain assignments.

Final Word

Gizmos and gadgets exist to make our lives easier. I advise you to use the technology this way. So often we purchase these devices to make our lives easier and only end up busier. So please enjoy your new freedom and relax.

Which Gadget do you like the Most?

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Loved reading about all these different office gadgets and never heard of the Voice email sender, but that really does look very interesting and may have to look into that for my husband. Voted up and shared too.

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      todaylearning 4 years ago from Texas, United States

      Sending voice through email is very catchy, instead of typing we can quickly say what we want, very interesting article and items.

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      Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Really enjoyed this & like Janine hadn't heard of the Voice email sender...great idea...I want a device that you talk into & it types your words, not sure what it's called?? keep writing if you find more office gadgets...so interesting & lots of votes...cheers

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      Georgianna Lowery 4 years ago from Slaton, Texas USA

      I have a coffee cup warmer, but I use it to melt candles. Great Hub!

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Cool gadgets . I hope I can have one of those. Thanks for the information. It really saves a lot of space and it is very useful. Thanks voted up and more.

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Thanks for all the positive comments. This was one of Simone's challenges for the forum so I was completely out of my comfort zone.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      this is amazing nancy. i love your list of cool office gadgets there...

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Thanks. I try to write something different each week from Simones' suggestions in the forum. Just to challenge my writing skills every week.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Lipnancy!! I love the idea of the voice email sender. It's cool, especially if you have many mails to deal with! Thanks for this hub, I know now what to add to my home office!

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Yes, I thought that was cool. Some of us are voice-gifted and people oriented and some of us just are not.

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      Frank Slovenec 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      I love gadgets that have value for improving work or play...your thoughts on office gadgets are cool..I work from a home office, actually I have had a home office for many years..it is interesting how, sometimes, the smallest addition to the office improves productivity...right now I am looking for a reasonably sized corner desk..maybe a new business as we have been looking for a year..if you have any advice please feel free to offer it..

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      Letitialicious 4 years ago from Paris via San Diego

      The vote was a tough choice between the mug warmer and the desk fan, in fact, between all of them except the voice email gadget... I can just imagine talking to myself in my home office and accidentally sending my mumbling about longing for a warm cup of coffee or a cool breeze off to a client!

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Cool I hope to change this hub as I see new cool stuff.

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      Shelley Watson 4 years ago

      Great ideas here, especially with Christmas around the corner. Thank you, Up, useful and interesting.

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Hope you enjoyed.

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      Don A. Hoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      a good organizer for writing materials etc would be helpful. One not mentioned is a good pencil sharpener. sounds a bit retro but I like pencils for making rough drafts.

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      @dahoglund Thanks for the idea. I have been looking to update this hub. A cool pencil sharpener should do the trick.

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      Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

      These are all excellent tools to make working from home easier and more efficient. Great work and will share this. Voted up and rated useful and interesting as well :)

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      Juan Rivera 4 years ago from San Bernardino, California

      I'm kind of a gadgets person interesting hub

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Thanks. Hope you enjoyed.

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Dan Harmon 4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      Hey, I like that coffee warmer. I've never seen anything like that - perhaps one will magically appear on my desk this Christmas.

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      @wilderness You never know what Santa may bring you.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I thought I had read this; I remember the title and thinking I have to read it, but obviously I didn't. These are cool gadgets, and although I'm not real keen on buying gadgets, I would buy the desk fan and mug warmer for sure. Thanks for some cool ideas.

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      @billybuc Gadgets are not for everyone!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Yes without these most people's lives won't go well. a great idea shared with many hubbers thanks

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      @DDE Just some cool ideas to make us writers a little more comfortable.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      The only thing I would include are toys. I find that when I have little things to play with, it helps the writers block or momentary lapse of thought pass a little faster. Great list!

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      TTombs08 Thanks I never thought of toys.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Coming in again to say that I'll be looking into some of these when I set up my office properly! Thanks for sharing!

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      @Midget38 That is great to hear.

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      mariexotoni 3 years ago

      Useful!! Will be re-visiting this hub. :) Voted up

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      Krzysztof Willman 18 months ago from Parlin, New Jersey

      I'm actually looking for small office gadgets and some of these are really interesting especially the mug warmer. One of my pet peeves (first world problems) is having my coffee get cold when I'm working, so it would be a nifty little gadget to look into.

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      Nancy Yager 18 months ago from Hamburg, New York

      I know. I was looking at them to sell, but I was not able to find any that I could make a profit on.

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