workplace gadgets to boost productivity
1. Fidgi Pen
A Bond gadget if Q Branch catered for anxious middle management, the Fidgi Pen comes stealthily armed with enough discrete fidget points that you need never chew that gnarled Biro again; £17
Main benefit: It’s a pen that helps you focus
2. Window-Mounted Solar Charger
Plugs? Where we’re going, we don’t need plugs. Simply stick this solar charging bank onto any adjacent window and keep your devices topped up with as many jiggawatts as they can hold; £16.80
Main benefit: All-natural device juicing
3. Lumo Lift Posture Coach & Activity Tracker
As if you were taking your mum to work, the Lumo Lift is a small device that tells you when you’re slouching, vibrating whenever you get lethargic. Clip it under your shirt using a magnetic clasp, set your target posture and away you go; £62
Main benefit: Improves your posture
4. Bose QuietComfort 35 Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Swap the sounds of someone from accounts loudly retelling their story of Marbella ’09 for some sweet solitude with these, the best noise-cancelling cans on the market; £329.95
Main benefit: Drowning out office noise
By measuring the skin pores on your fingertips, this tiny biofeedback device can detect stress levels in your body and then provide guidance on how to chill the ‘F’ out. No, you won’t swear anymore – you’ll be far too relaxed for that; £159
Main benefit: Monitors stress levels to keep you composed.
In a world of never-ending email chains, BBC Breaking News alerts and videos of cats dressed as pirates, it can be harder than ever to focus on your work. Sometimes, a helping hand is needed.
And as luck would have it, the tech world has the answer, offering a bevy of high-tech gadgetry designed to help maximize potential and block out daily distractions. Without further ado, allow us to present the best office upgrades you never knew you needed.