Seven office gadgets you need in your life

WITH people spending more time in the office on a day-to-day basis, it's important to embrace technology that can help streamline the work environment. And these six products can help do just that.

The Bamboo Spark has the ability to turn all handwritten notes digital
The Bamboo Spark has the ability to turn all handwritten notes digital

From new technology to simple products to help organise your desk, all these should be within arms reach around the office.


Have you ever lost all your contacts or pictures on your phone? Or spent ages transferring data over to a new one? That could soon be a thing of the past with MEEM, the charger which automatically backs your phone up every time you plug it in, whether by power adaptor, car charger, PC port or power bank. The cable streamlines the process with zero third-party access to your data.

This keyboard can streamline your iPad into a laptop at half the weight of a MacBook

Without the use of a PC or the Cloud, data would be stored directly into the cable’s memory.

IRIScan Book Executive

Never fight over the office scanner again with the IRIScan Book Executive. This handheld scanner can be used over Wi-Fi or saved to the device, to create a high resolution image in just three seconds. Wheels built into the scanner ensure a smooth, easy copy process.

This keyboard can streamline your iPad into a laptop at half the weight of a MacBook

Running on batteries with memory card capability means that the compact device can be used on the go as well. Files can also be transferred via the USB cable supplied.

XD Design solar window charger

This clean energy source will keep your gadgets fully charged – and all you need is a nearby window. The reusable silicone attachment will stick to the window, and being equipped with a rechargeable 1400 mAh lithium battery, can be powered up and used on the go, too. The days of worrying about a flat battery are over with this solar charger.

Cable drop

On the lower end of the cost scale, these ingenious little clips will save you from a mass of tangled wires again.

CableDrops are little drops that grasp peripheral cables to keep them in place, routed and within reach wherever you may need them. CableDrops put an end to the insanity of chasing that cable that seems to slip and disappear behind every flat surface, day after day.

Bamboo Spark

Ever been faced with taking notes in a meeting, only to then have to spend an hour typing them up? Those days are over with Bamboo Spark.

Using a smart ballpoint pen, you can capture handwritten notes on any paper and with the push of a button all that content is saved in the Bamboo Sparkapp for light editing and sharing.


One of the highest quality iPad keyboards available, Brydge Pro blends seemlessly with the iPad to create the ultimate in mobile productivity. Weighing in less than the MacBook air, the two combine to create a perfect balance between mobile and laptop while on the go.

Stand Desk

New studies have shown that sitting at a desk all day is proven to be detriment to health. By simply standing a few more hours a day at work, you’ll jump-start your path to a happier, healthier and more productive life.

This desk allows you to adjust the height from standing to sitting with just the touch of a button.