If you're spending most of your time in the office, then why not fork out a bit to make your work experience that much better? After all, we know the default office gear usually sucks, so you may be better off with your own awesome gear to crank up productivity. And well, you can always take them along with you to your next gig. Here are 5 gadget wants for the office to get.
Editors' note: This roundup was updated on Wed Oct 18 with some new picks.
Logitech Signature K650
As far as membrane keyboards go, the Logitech Signature K650 offers plenty of features to make your office life easier. While the typing experience may not be as great as a mechanical one, the built-in buttons for quick access to the calculator app, or taking a screenshot, are perfect for work. It's also quiet, which means you won't annoy your colleagues.
The Keychron Q8 mechanical keyboard uses the less-common, split Alice “semi-ergonomic” layout that puts your wrist in a more natural position. Like others in the brand's customisable Q-series, the Q8 has a metal body and gasket design, which gives it a great typing sound. Perfect for those who need to type long hours and need a natural ergonomic position.
HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse
Looking to change up your mouse at work? While Logitech is probably the first name to come to mind, HP actually makes some very good PC accessories. In fact, the HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse gives one of our favourite work mice, the Logitech MX Master 3, a run for its money in terms of features, and performance. HP told us the mouse will last up to 12 weeks on a single charge, while a 1-minute charge is good for 3 hours of usage.
The new Sony WF-1000XM5 are great. These earbuds deliver great sound quality, solid noise cancelling, and fantastic battery life. I did notice some bugs, such as random audio cutouts, but updating to the 2.0.1 firmware seems to have fixed them. The earbuds have up to eight hours of runtime with active noise cancellation on, enough for a full day. Perfect for the office.
Ugreen 100W DigiNest Pro GaN Charger
The Ugreen 100W DigiNest Pro GaN Charger is one impressive accessory. Not only is it a GaN charger with three USB-C ports and one USB-A port, it also packs two AC sockets as well. That means you technically only need one AC socket to power your desktop PC and a single monitor, as well as all your other gadgets.
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