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5 gadgets to help going back to work suck less

For those of us who are super lucky and managed to squeeze some extra leave out of our employer over Christmas, your time is up and now everyone is back in the office.

Hard, right?

But no one said going back to work had to be as less of a glamorous affair as it more-often-than-not is, easily turned around by buying some new kit to make you look and feel as brand new as a Monday morning.

Here are the 5 tech gadgets to help going back to work after leave suck that little bit less…

BlackBerry KEYone Black EditionBlackberry KEYone mobile

Before you ask, yes is still has the keyboard, but what they’ve done with the rest of the phone is really quite something.

They have brought back elements of the iconic keyboard with a modern twist, allowing the best elements of the smartphone, like its 4.5-inch touch display, massive storage and a fully matte black exterior to really shine.

The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition’s keyboard does so much more than typing, allowing you to create up to 52 customisable shortcuts that transforms each letter key for quick access to your favourite apps and contacts. It’s an Android phone – these are the best tech things you need to help transition into that OS if you need – and is pleasantly the epitome of old meets new with a battery life of 26 hours. Get it for $899 from JB Hi-Fi.

Alcatel PLUS 12 

Alcatel Plus tablet

Because tablet computing isn’t a massive thing yet, but still super handy, opting for tablet computing by another player in the game isn’t a bad option. The PLUS 12 is a powerful 12” 2-in-1 4G tablet that takes portable productivity to new heights.

Designed as the ultimate mobile office, the PLUS 12 is powered by Windows 10, has a crisp 12-inch full HD display, a sleek and modern design aesthetic, and all the features you need to maximise productivity wherever you are. Get it for $558 outright from Vodafone.  

Belkin Wireless Charging Pad

Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging

Wireless charging is the way of the future. Kind of like how they now build power lines underground because they’re hideous, gone are the days your cables are a tangled, knotted mess at the foot of your work space in favour of the Belkin Wireless Charging Pad.

It’s new for the iPhone 8 or iPhone X while minimising cable clutter to keep your desk space sleek, organised and modern in 2018 with this clever wireless charger from Belkin. Designed specifically for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, the Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad 7.5W features fast wireless charging and can charge through most cases (up to 3mm). Get it for $99.95 from Apple.

Audiofly AF100W Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Monitors

AudioFly AF100W Limbo

Hitting the gym at lunch or before work is one of those ‘must’ things if you want to stay healthy and nimble, and Audiofly is one of those nice-to-have things in your top desk draw to grab-and-go.

The AF100W Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Monitors from Audiofly are built for performance with all the makings of a studio level monitor, these Bluetooth headphones feature sweat resistance, a 10-meter sync range and 5 hours of playtime making them ideal for even the most demanding of workouts. Yours for $189 from JB Hi Fi

Laser USB Type C Power Delivery Power Bank

Laser USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank 20,000mAh

Out and about with your new MacBook Pro? That’s no issue for this 20,000mAh power bank, which features a sleek metallic silver finish.  The 4 Standard USB Ports allow you to charge your smartphone, tablet, drone, or other portable device. Yours for $129.95 from LaserCo.

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