In the last couple of decades, technology has come by leaps and bounds in the business world.

Not only have scores of new devices increased efficiency, improved communication, enhanced customer experience and helped to better analyse data, but they have also opened up new opportunities for growth and further innovation as well.

Whereas once, businesses in Australia were full of printers that could only churn out 6 sheets a minute, most companies now have a range of tools designed to help their employees maximise their time at work.

If you are looking at ways to obtain a competitive advantage and become more productive, here are 6 must-have gadgets for your business to embrace.

  • Wireless Charging Mouse Pad

A wireless charging mouse pad is a device that combines a mouse pad and a wireless charger into one convenient product.

So, not only does it provide a smooth surface for your mouse to glide on, but it also can charge your wireless mouse or other compatible devices like a smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, and Apple AirPods at the same time.

The wireless charging mouse pad uses Qi wireless charging technology to charge your devices. All you need to do is simply place your device on the pad and it will start charging automatically. This eliminates the need for cords and cables, helping to keep your workspace clutter-free and organised.

Most wireless charging mouse pads are designed with a high-quality surface that provides a smooth and precise tracking surface for your mouse. They are also typically slim and lightweight, making them easy to transport and use on the go.

Some wireless charging mouse pads also have built-in LED indicators that show the charging status of your devices, making it easy to monitor their progress.

Useful and convenient, this device can help to improve your productivity and make your work environment a lot more relaxed and comfortable. It is also a good way to keep your workspace organised and clutter-free.

  • TRIO

If you work mainly from a laptop but find yourself requiring multiple windows or having to use several applications at the same time, then consider TRIO.

Perfect for remote workers, freelancers, and entrepreneurs who need to be productive on the go, this portable dual and triple-screen laptop monitor allows you to add additional screen real estate to your laptop. Thus, enabling you to have numerous windows open and accessible at the same time.

Portable and lightweight, the monitor is easy to carry with you wherever you go and connects to your laptop via USB-C or USB 3.0. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

The beauty of TRIO is that you can significantly increase your workflow by reducing the time you spend switching between windows and applications.

You can also use it to multitask and work on several different projects simultaneously, which can save you time and increase your efficiency.

  • Modular Portable Power Station

A modular portable power station is a type of portable generator that provides power to various devices and appliances when an electrical outlet is not available. It’s made up of modular components that can be combined and reconfigured to meet specific power needs.

Modular portable power stations are designed to be compact, lightweight, and easy to carry, making them a convenient solution for businesses that, for example, run stands at outdoor events.

They can also be very useful during power outages or other emergencies, providing a backup source of power for essential devices and appliances that enable you to keep working.

Most modular portable power stations use rechargeable batteries to store power, which can be recharged using a variety of methods, such as solar panels, wall outlets, or car adapters. They also typically include USB ports, AC outlets, and DC ports, allowing you to charge a wide range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and small appliances.

One of the key benefits of a modular portable power station is its versatility. By combining different components, you can create a bespoke power solution that meets your specific needs, such as giving you power whilst conducting research on a remote field trip.

  • EFTPOS Terminal

Having an EFTPOS terminal is critical if your business operates on sales. Smartpay is a great example of a provider of electronic funds transfer at point of sale (EFTPOS) solutions for businesses in Australia and New Zealand.

They offer a range of payment solutions that can help you save on EFTPOS fees while also providing seamless integrations with your existing POS system. You can learn more about Smartpay’s EFTPOS machine features here.  

With Smartpay’s EFTPOS solutions, businesses can accept a variety of payment types both in their office/store or in remote locations, including debit and credit cards and mobile wallet payments such as Apple Pay and Google Pay.

This provides customers with a convenient and secure way to pay for goods and services and helps businesses to streamline their payment processes.

The system is easy to use and has simple and intuitive interfaces. You can also generate a range of reporting and management tools as well, which will allow your business to track sales and monitor their payment systems.

  • Logitech MX Master 3S Wireless Mouse

Wireless mouses have been around for a while now, but the Logitech MX Master 3S is a bit of a game changer.

Designed with both productivity and comfort in mind, this high-performance wireless mouse features a unique thumb wheel that allows you to navigate horizontally and vertically. Therefore, making it easier to work with multiple applications and documents at the same time.

The mouse also has a precision mode button that lets you switch to a more precise cursor movement for tasks like photo editing or design work. In addition, it is equipped with Logitech’s Darkfield Tracking technology, which provides precise tracking on almost any surface, including glass and high-gloss surfaces.

The mouse connects to your computer using Logitech’s Unifying Receiver or via Bluetooth, and it can be paired with up to three devices, making it easy to switch between computers.

It is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems, as well as Linux and has a rechargeable battery that provides up to 70 days of use on a single charge. This means you can keep working without worrying about battery life.

Its sculpted shape also supports your hand and has a thumb rest that reduces stress and fatigue. 

  • Under Desk Elliptical Machine

An under-desk elliptical machine is a compact piece of exercise equipment that is designed to be used while sitting at a desk. Its small design allows it to be easily stored under a desk or in a small space, making it a convenient and effective way to get exercise while you work.

The main benefit of this to you is that it can help you to improve your cardiovascular health, burn calories, and boost your energy levels at work. Smooth and quiet to operate, it can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes and won’t disturb others in your workspace.

Most under-desk elliptical machines are adjustable, allowing you to find the perfect resistance level for your fitness level. They typically feature non-slip pedals and sturdy construction for a comfortable and safe workout.