Every January, the titans Tech get together and announce the new 2018 gadgets. Here are some that are useful for your Office Suite. 

New technology in your office can lead to new efficient ways to do business, optimize tasks, and save money. 

Here are some of our favorites from CES 2017:

Canary View – Indoor Security Camera:

Quality security cameras for an office are often prohibitively expensive. Especially once storage is factored in. 

With the View, $100 Camera. $100 a year for cloud storage. Buy it, set it up on your wifi, and you are live.

It even has machine learning to filter out daily movement so you receive less false alarms. 

Check out the Canary View Here

Multiple Companies – Wireless Charging Mouse Pads & Mice:

Few feelings are worse than getting through an important email or document, going to hit send, and your mouse isn’t moving. 

With new mice and wireless charging pads from Razer and Corsair, these moments will be a thing of the past. The mouse pad is plugged into a USB port and the mouse charges simply by resting on the pad. 

This will really be the most helpful tool to those who spend countless hours on their computers. The expense can start at $250 but when the computer is your business, this is a necessary expense.

Read more on the Razer HyperFlux & Firefly here. 

RavPower – File Hub Plus:

The File Hub Plus is a problem solver that happens to be smaller than a new iPhone. 

Here’s what the File Hub Plus can do:

  • Backup pictures, videos, and files from iOS and Android devices
  • Transfer Files between connected storage devices
  • Function as a wireless travel router
  • Stream media from connected smartphones, tablets, and laptops to other streaming devices
  • SD card reader
  • Charge any device that support USB power with a 6000mAH battery

Thing little black box solves so many potential office issues. 

Router giving you fits? Plug this into the modem to bypass it. 

Client not able to stream from their laptop to your TV? Plug this into their laptop and you are in business. 

Conference room too far away from your network hub to get a good signal? Plug this in at the halfway point and set it to bridge mode. 

The only thing it cannot do it charge a laptop. Except, they have a different model that will do that too! 

Pick one up here! 

Ecobee: Ecobee3 Lite:

Finding ways to be financially savvy is something we pride ourselves on here at Plemmons Industries. 

Which is why we love the Ecobee line of smart thermostats. They hardware onto your existing office heating and cooling panel and allow you to control the temperature from anywhere with their phone app! 

Forget to turn the heat off before leaving the office for a few days? The thermostat will detect that and notify you if the heat or AC are on during unexpected hours. 

Plus, if you’re one of the many who already have or received a smart speaker like an Amazon Echo over the holidays, you can control your temperature with your voice. 

Check out the Ecobee 3 Lite here!

Varidesk – Adjustable Desk:

While on your gadget spree, consider doing something for your personal health. 

Varidesk produces an array of workstations with adjustable heights and configurations. Everything from standing laptop desks to dual monitor editing stations can easily be achieved. 

Standing desks allow you to burn 10% more calories compared to a traditional seated desk. 

If you decide to try an adjustable standing desk make sure to give yourself some ramp up time. Don’t go from sitting an entire day to standing an entire day the first day. 

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