Office upgrades: 12 gadgets to boost your 9-to-5

Home office essentials

More people than ever will find themselves working from home in the coming weeks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It's a sensible move that we can all get behind, but while mooching around in your pjs for hours on end might sound like the easiest job in the world, the sedentary lifestyle of the remote worker also comes with its fair share of issues.

Without the morning commute to keep you spritely, you could find that strains, pains and niggles will soon become all too familiar. It's also likely that your current home office setup (assuming you even have one) just won't cut it. Don't panic, though, because we've rounded up some of the best office tech to help make your stint in self-isolation that little bit easier. With these gadgets and gizmos, we'll have your home looking like the quirkiest studio this side of Soho in no time at all.

RIGGAD LED Work Lamp with Wireless Charging (£60)

Look, if you're going to be working from home you'll need to grab a desk lamp. We don't make the rules, that's just the way it is. Before you order any old lamp though, allow us to suggest the RIGGAD LED Work Lamp from the Nordic masterminds over at IKEA. Winner of the international iF Design Award, the RIGGAD is an understated, flexible, and energy efficient lamp energy that also doubles as a wireless charger for your smartphone - giving you the productive power of light and helping ensure you don't miss any important work calls. The LED lamp consumers up to 85 percent less energy and lasts 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs, while the wireless charger is Qi-certified and compatible with a variety of handsets including modern Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy models. Oh, and it even comes with an additional USB port for charging two devices at once. Talk about a bright spark.