There are many accessories if you want to spruce up your workspace. This article looks at 10 of the best desk accessories for programmers, so let’s get to it.
Best Desk Accessories for Programmers: Reviews
- Best Desk Accessories for Programmers: Reviews
M JJYPET Desk Pad
This desk pad measures 17 by 35.4 inches, so it should be big enough for most desk areas. It serves two purposes: protecting your desk from scratches and damage and acting as a mouse pad, so you don’t need a separate one.
This desk pad is made of PU leather, so it is durable and easy to clean. It’s waterproof, so any liquid won’t get on the desk if you spill something. It’s also easy to wash in your sink.
You might also like that it comes in two colors, one on each side, so you can turn it over to get a bit of a change of scenery. For under $15, you really can’t go wrong.
- Easy to clean
- Protects your desk
- Serves as a large mouse pad
Not the most portable
JINSHVEG Acrylic Cell Phone Stand
If you need to have your cell phone on you and in view, this small phone stand could be an ideal product. This one won’t take up much space for a desk accessory, as it is relatively small, lightweight, and portable.
It’s made of clear acrylic plastic, so you know that it’s durable and impact and scratch resistant. This stand is compatible with most cell phones ranging from 4 to 10 inches, particularly the iPhone 13 Pro Max, Android smartphones, and most other phones.
It is also designed to easily look at and use your phone while on the stand. It has slots so you can easily plug your phone in and charge it in the stand. Moreover, this phone stand for your desk costs just $6.
- Convenient and portable
- Simple but effective
Doesn’t look overly nice
Tower Power Strip
If you often charge a lot of devices simultaneously and have multiple things plugged into a power source, this tower power strip with eleven different outlets is worth closer inspection.
This unit has 11 outlets, so you can plug in your monitors, speakers, and everything in between without issue. It also comes with three USB chargers for all your USB-based devices.
This unit is vertical instead of horizontal, so it doesn’t take up much space. It has a stable base, so you don’t have to worry about tipping over.
Moreover, it has its own safety feature to shut off in the event of an electrical malfunction and a power switch. It’s a very simple desk accessory, although also very useful, not to mention affordable.
- Space efficient
- Many power outlets
- A lot of USB outlets
- Good safety features
Not the most durable
AT-A-GLANCE 2023 Desk Calendar
For those who like going old school, this is a basic calendar. It’s a 21.75 by 17-inch calendar you can place on your desk or hang on a wall. It has holes on the top, so you can easily mount it on a wall.
Of course, it’s a calendar, so it’s nothing overly special, but it is convenient for you to keep track of the date, and you can see all the days in a month at once, allowing you to perform long-term planning.
It has large blocks with lines, so you can write important events on each day, plus all your favorite holidays are included.
The pages are made with paper resistant to ink bleeding, so you don’t have to worry about your ink running through from one page to another. It’s a neat little desk accessory for under $11.00.
- Helps you keep track of dates and events
- Easy to hang
- Bleed resistant paper
- Large lines for writing
Paper rips easily
ComfiLife Foot Rest
If you have trouble staying comfortable at your desk because you are too short and your feet can’t reach the ground, a footrest under your desk such as this one could be right for you.
This footrest is made of memory foam, which is very soft, plush, and comfortable. It’s super soft, giving your feet a soft surface to rest on. Because it’s made out of memory foam, it conforms to the shape of your feet. Memory foam also holds heat, so it will help keep your feet warm.
So, if you need something to help elevate your feet, to maintain a good ergonomic position, this is a great product. It’s suitable for those with back and hip pain. Moreover, the height of this footrest is adjustable to suit different sizes of people.
- Elevates feet
- Relieves pain
- Adjustable height
- Good price
Somewhat limited durability
Post-it Pop-up Note Dispenser
If you love using sticky notes or post-its, this is a neat little desk accessory—a 3×3 inch post-it note dispenser.
It allows you to keep your posted notes neatly organized on your desk in one place. The kitty cat dispenser holds your supply of post-it notes with all four paws.
You can easily slide a whole pad of post-it notes under its paws, and it will then dispense them one by one. Whenever you pull one post-it note out of its pause, another one becomes ready for use. We like how it is compact.
- Super cute
- Space friendly
- User-friendly design
Doesn’t come with post-it notes
Divoom TimeBox Evo – Pixel Art Bluetooth Speaker
If you like listening to music while you work, this is an excellent little speaker. This small speaker doesn’t take up much space and will easily fit on any small desk.
However, although the speaker is small, it features high-resolution audio. This unit can achieve pretty high volumes; it has excellent bass. It might not be the highest-performing speaker, but for something so small, it holds its own. This is a Bluetooth speaker you can easily connect to any device.
Moreover, it also features a pixel art display you can control and adjust using your smartphone. Not only can you listen to music, but you also get some great visuals for a small distraction from work. Using your smartphone, it can also function as a bedside clock and alarm. What’s also surprising is that it is relatively durable, considering the low price.
- Reasonable price
- Decent audio quality
- Space efficient
- Cool graphics
Very limited battery life
XFORM Desktop Storage – Office Desk Organizer
This neat little organizer could help you if you have many cables, pens and pencils, scissors, glue sticks, staplers, and other small miscellaneous items on your desk.
Moreover, this small vertical organizer features a solid stand that remains stable and upright on your desk. The organizer allows you to customize the little trays and separate organizers. It’s got enough room and organizers for your pens, pencils, scissors, staples, cables, sunglasses, and more.
The customizable design can accommodate all of your miscellaneous items. It is impressive that this is a very small organizer made of powder-coated alloy steel, so you know it’s durable. For the low price, it’s worth checking out.
- Stable design
Takes up a bit of space
AMERIERGO Dual Monitor Stand
This dual desktop monitor stand is worth checking out if you have dual computer monitors that are too low to be comfortable for you. It’s a simple monitor stand that will raise your computer monitors by just a few inches, which should be enough for most people.
It allows you to keep your head and neck in an ergonomic position to prevent pain and discomfort from sitting at your desk for a long day. These two monitor stands are divided by a small section in the middle that features storage for papers and small binders.
There is also storage underneath both monitor stands, so you can help save space. Each monitor stand features a small slot right in front of where the monitor goes, so you can keep your phone propped up too.
Remember that this monitor stand is made of engineered wood, so although it is easy to assemble, it’s not the most durable.
- Raises your monitor
- Keeps your neck comfortable
- Has some storage space
- Easy to assemble
Lume Cube Edge LED Desk Light
This is a good option if you are looking for a small desk lamp to illuminate your workspace. It has a particular type of light that helps reduce eyestrain.
Moreover, it allows you to control the brightness from zero to 100% and adjust the color from warm to cool white to suit your needs. It has an adjustable desk clamp so you can change its position.
In addition, there are two hinges to adjust the angle and an adjustable height feature. The stand is made of metal, so it should be durable enough to last some time.
- Adjustable color and brightness
- Simple desk clamp
Screws may loosen and cause the lamp to sag over time
If we had to pick one product as the best desk accessory, it would be the Lume Cube Edge LED Desk Light. However, everything we reviewed today is unique, and each serves its purpose that could benefit you.