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11 Must-Haves For Your 2020 Desk Setup

Updated Aug 2021
by Linus Tan

(If you're looking for a new Ultimate Desk Setup Experience, click here to learn more.)

How we work is very much affected by where we work. As we increasingly spend more and more time at our desks - be it in the office or in our homes - it's important to ensure that it's equipped and organised to facilitate work and focus. Because we're all for optimising for productivity to get more "Me" time.

Let's cut the boring intro and get into some items that will elevate your efficiency and workspace aesthetics.

#1 All Hail, Thy Desk: Omnidesk

Source: Omnidesk

Probably the most existential item on the list. Because without it, would there even be this list?

Finding the perfect desk can make or break your productivity. Ever since working from home and having to spend even longer hours at the desk, we got our eyes on the tables from Omnidesk.

Omnidesk makes some really cool and premium electric standing desk. Based on your elevation needs, you can adjust the height of the table whenever you like with the press of a button. Best of all, you can customise your desk based on your needs. Need cable management? Add that on. Need a headphone mount? They got you covered too.

If you're looking for a desk that really has your needs covered, it might be worth your time to check out Omnidesk, especially their Pro 2020 Series models.

#2 Just Desk Mat-ters: Satechi

Source: Satechi Eco-Leather Deskmate

Subtle regrets for that heading but when it's time to enhance your table aesthetic, you'll definitely not regret getting a desk mat. And when it comes to desk mats, we love this affordable yet premium design from Satechi that's bound to get your desk looking a whole lot more swank.

Its premium eco-leather design has a smooth and elegant feel and works great to protect your desk from any scratches.

It's durable and water-resistant material ensures you can use this for the long-term, making it a great investment.

#3 Click-Clack Board: Keychron

Source: Keychron K2

Click... clack clack clack clack.

For many, this sound would remind them of an ancient relic computer keyboard of the past. And for some reason, the clicking sound of keyboards can be surprisingly quite inspiring and addictive.Inspiring we say? Keyboard sounds? Yeah, we like to think so, because it gives you a vibe to keep going and typing like you're on a roll. So let those thoughts flow.

In the market, there are plenty of keyboard specialists, but we love the mechanical keyboards from Keychron for the retro touch it adds to our setups.

#4 Angles Matter: Grovemade

Source: Grovemade

If you're the kind that prefers to work straight from your laptop, you might be interested in a laptop stand if you're looking to get that eye-level elevation.

If you're not keen yet, we like to share that having your laptop screen at eye level is really helpful for relieving strain in your neck and eyes, as you will not be constantly looking downwards. Just pair a keyboard with it and you're ready to go.

With laptop stands, we're really digging the pieces from Grovemade, which look absolutely gorgeous with its wood finish to get your desk looking better and yourself working better.

#5 Light It Up: Nanoleaf

Source: Nanoleaf

Study rooms can be quite boring and dull but did you know that different lights and colours can have a huge impact on your mind, including things like focus and concentration?

Maybe it's time to add a little colour to your workspace. Transform your space with smart modular lighting that is bound to get you in the mood. And when it comes to these smart lights, nothing compares to Nanoleaf for their aesthetics and function.

Customise your design and choose from over 16 million colours to light up your space. Check out our full range of Nanoleaf smart home lighting here.

Nanoleaf Shapes

Modular Smart Lighting

The first ever modular smart lighting solution with elegantly unified shapes for you to combine and design.

#6 Charging Never Looked So Good: Sum

Source: Sum DIAL

You work hard for yourself and it's important to ensure the tools we use never run out of battery. With a wireless charger, you can conveniently keep your devices powered all day.

The Sum DIAL is unlike any other wireless charger in the market. Crafted from a solid block of aluminium, it also acts as a phone stand, featuring 360-degree rotation that can angle the phone to 29 degrees, an optimal viewing angle, so you don't have to crane your neck to look at your phone.

With convenient and intuitive Qi-certified fast wireless charging, you're bound to love having this simple and modern tool on your desk to keep you charged through the day. Check out the Sum DIAL here.

Sum DIAL

Convenient & intuitive

A beautifully-designed aluminium wireless charging pad and phone stand to power the most important things.

#7 Everything You Need In A Device That Plays Sound: Divoom

Source: Tivoo-Max by scorpio.exe

We always love to have a great speaker nearby to play music out loud that we can jazz to as we're working or for chill sessions in between.

You can easily find all sort of speakers in the market, mainly differing in their technical specs and not so much in design.

That's why we're currently in love with the Tivoo-Max from Divoom.

Not only does it function as a great Bluetooth speaker, but it allows you to create unique pixel art to be displayed on the device.Best of all, it doubles as an alarm clock. What more can you ask for?

#8 A Forever Warm Cup Of Coffee: Ember

Source: Ember Smart Mug 2

For those that start your morning routines with a cup of coffee, you might want to check out this really cool mug from Ember that will keep your coffee warm throughout the long meetings and video calls.

Dubbed as the world's first temperature control mug, the Ember Smart Mug 2 is able to keep your drink perfectly warm and maintain an exact drinking temperature so that your coffee is never too hot, or too cold.

Keep yourself working knowing you have a nice, warm cup of coffee by your side to power you through the day.

#9 *Hands Get Itchy*: Kinetic Toy

Source: Mezmoglobe

Deep thoughts happen very often at the work desk. And when we're deep in thoughts, our hands love to get fidgety.

Be snapping our fingers or finger tapping on the table, it has become a subconscious action that now helps drive our thoughts.That's why we love a great fidget tool to be on standby when we're in the zone.

A recent fidget tool that we've come to love is the Mezmoglobe.In short, it is a precision-machined sphere that's addictively easy to spin and creates a full-body optical illusion when spun. So keep the sphere spinning and keep your ideas flowing.

Get yours here on Amazon.

#10 The Mighty Pen and Paper: Neo Smartpen

Source: Neo Smartpen

For those that like a blend of the physical and digital when it comes to writing, we have found the Neo Smartpen to be a great companion.

You can write normally with pen and paper and then have your notes stored digitally to never have to worry about losing them again.

Easily search and find notes when you need them, or share them seamlessly across various platforms. We only wished we found this gadget earlier.

Neo Smartpen M1+

Smart writing set

Easily digitalise your handwriting to save, share, search and edit your notes.

#11 Last But Not Least, For Thy Ass: Secretlab

Source: Secretlab Titan by @fon.edit

And to end the list, what is a desk setup if you had nothing to sit your ass down?

Over the years, we come to love this homegrown brand that has managed to build a global following for its award-winning gaming chairs.

Secretlab has a few models under its range but we like the Titan series mainly for its adjustable lumbar support. It also has adjustable armrests to help you match it to the height of your table for better ergonomics. These chairs are so comfortable you'll forget you're seating on one.

Let's Get Working

We hope our mini list of items will give you inspiration on how you can up your desk setup game to boost productivity and aesthetics.

If you have any product suggestions, do drop us a message and we'll be sure to check it out.

(If you're looking for a new Ultimate Desk Setup Experience, click here to learn more.)