- Gaze PAD Qi Wireless Fast Charging Mouse Pad
Best Coffee Mug
- Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 14 oz
- MUNBYN Portable Scanner
Office tech is about making your life easier so you can get your job done more effectively. There are many different facets and approaches to this. Most are generally adequate for most people, assuming their job can actually benefit from it. A big printer or photocopier is probably a godsend in a legal department but likely decidedly less helpful to a team of software developers.
If you can see gaps in the tech you have at work that would help make your life easier, more comfortable, or would be a big help on occasion, it can be worth getting them for yourself.
To help you find some potentially helpful tech, we’ve drawn up our list of the best high-spec tech gadgets for the office in 2022.
- 3 charging coils for broad charging area
- Dual power input sockets
- PU leather surface
- Maximum 15W wireless fast charging
- Qi wireless charging
- 3 stage LED indicator light
The Gaze PAD Qi Wireless Fast Charging Mouse Pad is an excellent mouse pad and a fantastic charging pad. As a mousepad, it has a non-slip underside to keep it in place and a stylishly colored PU leather surface.
The charger supports up to 15W of wireless charging to compatible Qi devices. There are three charging coils. This provides an increased area that can be used to charge devices but doesn’t allow simultaneously charging multiple devices. An LED indicator changes color depending on if no chargeable device is detected, a device is charging, or a chargeable device has been detected but is misplaced.
There are two power input ports, one on the top edge and one on the side. Gaze stresses, however, that using both simultaneously to power the pad would be a fire risk. Given that there’s also a warning about a fire risk if more than 25W is provided, it does raise some concerns about the safety of the wiring.
- 5 in 1
- Folds flat
- Stylish design
- Four sitting angles between 25° and 60°
- Full standing height: 10 inches
- Folds down to the size of a magazine
The MOFT Z Invisible Thin Sit-Stand Desk is a simple folding stand for laptops and tablets. It can be angled at 25°, 35°, 45°, and 60° depending on preference and use case. It can also be configured to provide a flat surface, 10 inches above the desktop, acting as a laptop riser. This can be useful if you want to switch to a standing position. It comes in four different colors.
It’s made from PU leather and fiberglass, making it both light and sturdy. Even at full height, a centered load won’t wobble easily. It can support up to 18lbs. when not in use, it can be folded flat into the size of a magazine for easy storage and transportation. It’s worth noting that the folding positions for the different angles can take a bit of getting used to.
- Wi-Fi transfers
- Manual scanner
- Up to 1050 DPI
- 16GB SD card storage
- USB transfers
- Weighs 0.4lbs
The MUNBYN Portable Scanner is a handheld scanner bar for digitizing documents and images. It has three resolution settings, 300, 600, and 1050 DPI, and can scan in color or black and white. All scanned documents are saved to the internal 16GB SD card. Files can then be transferred via the SD card, via USB, or by connecting to the Wi-Fi hotspot.
Being small and lightweight, it can be super easy to include this in a bag when traveling to then be able to quickly digitize receipts, business cards, contracts, and other documents as needed. There’s a small preview screen so you can vaguely check that your document scanned ok. The only issue is that as a manual scanner, you need to manually ensure a smooth scanning speed to get it to work best. However, there are wheels on the underside to help you move it smoothly. This model is from an alphabet soup Chinese company, meaning that the instructions can be unclear, and customer service is likely to be tricky.
- 80 minutes battery life
- Included charger coaster can charge while in use
- Keeps your coffee or tea hot
- 14 oz capacity
- Can be set to maintain the temperature between 120°F – 145°F
- IPX7 rating
The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, 14 oz, is a mug that can keep your tea or coffee hot so you can enjoy all of your drinks at your preferred temperature. It can maintain the temperature at 120°F – 145°F. The mug itself has 80-minute battery life. However, it comes with a wired charger coaster which extends the battery indefinitely. The mug has a 14 oz capacity, though there is a 12 oz travel mug variant and a 10 oz mug variant.
It comes in white, black, and vibrant metallic orange color. It has an IPX7 rating. However, it can only be hand washed. This makes cleaning it harder, which is unfortunate as the long times holding hot liquids tend to cause stains. Several users have reported issues with the ceramic paint on the mug chipping or flaking inside. The temperature is set via a smartphone app that connects via Bluetooth. However, the app is unstable and generally poorly regarded.
That was our roundup of the best high-spec tech gadgets for the office in 2022. Have you recently bought a high-spec tech gadget for your office? What sold you on it, and what has your experience been with it so far? Let us know down below.