Work desk accessories you never knew you needed

The perfect workspace, improves your productivity and provides a little inspiration, too. But, all too often, our desks become cluttered with stacks of paper, tech equipment, and folders. Even if you’ve got the organization under control, your desk might not be very motivational. If either of these sound like your desk situations, It’s time to revamp your space at work and create an area that makes you happy when you sit down to start your tasks for the day.

Work desk accessories you never knew you needed
A Typical Tech-Inspired Work Desk Setup / Credits: Karl Conrad

Like a chef’s mise en place, your work desk setup is crucial to your day’s success. You want all of your essential items: headphones, smartphones, beverages, etc. within easy reach. But you don’t want too much stuff lying around—that might make it hard to concentrate. It would also be useful if you had a personal item, or two, for motivation as you go about your day and to have something to share with colleagues. But you don’t want those to be tacky, of course. So the perfect desk setup is a delicate balance between organization and warmth. It takes a little thought and some functional work desk accessories.

And since it’s spring, now’s the perfect time to give a little consideration to whether your desk setup works for you. Are you able to reach everything you need quickly? When you look around it, do you feel calm and relaxed? To help, we’ve rounded up some of the best work desk accessories you never knew you needed. These gadgets will keep your work desk tidy, and make feel great as you complete your best work.

Stak Ceramics Bloom Phone Vase

One of the most visually-pleasing work desk accessories is the Stak Ceramics Bloom Phone Vase. It’s an earthenware clay smartphone stand and vase material that adds greenery to your space while letting you see your notifications, quickly check your email, watch videos, and more. The Bloom Phone Vase is compatible with most iPhones, but it also works with many other smartphone models. Best of all, you can feed your phone’s charging cord through the opening on the lower part of the dock to charge. The vase section fits cut flowers and herbs. With its gloss gray glaze finish, this phone vase goes with any style.

Stak Ceramics Bloom Phone Vase

Stak Ceramics Bloom Phone Vase Design

GAZEPAD PRO Wireless Charging Mouse Pad

Of all the work desk accessories out there, this one probably offers the most stylish way to keep your work area neat and tidy. The GAZEPAD PRO Wireless Charging Mouse Pad is a 2-in-1 pad that’s both a mousepad and wireless charger for your Android or Apple devices. With its sleek, elegant design, the GAZEPAD PRO takes up less space on your work desk. And, with its 3-coil wireless charging system, you won’t have to fiddle with messy charging cables. Since it’s made of smooth PU leather, you won’t have to worry about scratching it by accident. Finally, the dual Type-C charging ports allow you to use the GAZEPAD PRO both vertically and horizontally.

GazeTray Wireless Charging Storage Tray

The stylish way to charge all of your devices at the same time is with the GazeTray Wireless Charging Storage Tray. This wireless charger is the easy to way to power and store your devices, making your desk tidier. Available in three finishes and multiple colors, GazeTray looks good on any work desk. What’s more, the tray lets you charge five devices at once. Compatible with any device that supports wireless charging, the large Qi standard charger sits on the left side of the tray. On the right side, you’ll find a small magnetic charger for an Apple Watch. For your AirPods or other small devices, there’s a small pocket charger located in the bottom right corner of the tray. But that’s not all. The GazeTray also has two USB ports for extra wired charging options.

Envavo Heatbuff Personal Hand Warmer

Tired of typing with cold hands during the winter? Warm them up and type faster with the Envavo Heatbuff Personal Hand Warmer. This portable device sits by your keyboard and warms your hands while you work using LED lights and infrared technology. Rigorous testing shows that this gadget increases your blood flow when you use a computer, increasing your comfort. And you won’t have to worry about burns; the protective grill keeps your hands safe in case your hands slip while you’re typing. With its creative lighting, the Envavo is designed for gamers, but it’s one of those work desk accessories that’s ideal for anyone who spends long hours typing.

STEALTHO Transforming Desk Organizer

In terms of work desk accessories, this one has everything you need to maintain a neat workspace. The STEALTHO Transforming Desk Organizer with Wireless Charger provides a space for all your essential work devices so you can be more efficient. It has a writing board, headphone holder, sticky note stand, pen holder, copyholder, business card holder, and more. There’s also a station for pencils, pens, and markers. It even charges your smartphone via the integrated Qi wireless charger. A built-in USB hub reduces even more clutter by getting rid of adapters and wires from your MacBook, Pro, and Air. Super-convenient, you can rearrange the modules on the nine-pad TPU magnetic base in any order you want. The STEALTHO is the only desk organizer you need.

Cubii Jr. Adjustable Under-Desk Elliptical

This is one of those work desk accessories you truly didn’t know you needed. The Cubii Jr. Adjustable Under-Desk Ellipticalhelps you exercise at your desk. It comes with a built-in display so you can easily track distance, calories, RPM, and strides. But even better, Cubii Jr. engages different muscle groups and improves your posture. The patented ergonomic design lets you pedal at any time while working on other projects. It’s the ultimate multi-tasker. 

An organized workspace with all your essential items in place, plus a few things to brighten it up, put you on the path for a successful day.  These are some of our favorite work desk accessories. What are yours?


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Meet Lauren Wadowsky

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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