• Ryan Calleja Urry

7 Cheap Desk Gadgets For Students To Level-Up Their Workspace 👩‍💻




As students, every little boost helps.


As FreeHour, we're here to give you as many of those boosts as we possibly can 💙


These products range from quirky to super helpful. We've also tried to keep them all relatively cheap so you can actually afford them. If you want to buy any of these items, just click the respective title or image and you'll be directed to Amazon ✌️



1. A Phone & Tablet Stand - €9.99



Convenience is everything. This multi-purpose stand is a convenient spot where you can leave your phone or tablet while you're working. On top of that, it also looks pretty cool, works with thicker phone covers & is super cheap :)





2. A Cable Organiser - €9.93



Wires are annoying. Clutter is super annoying. Wires causing clutter? The absolute worst.


With this tiny little device, you'll never find yourself facing that ball of tangled frustration ever again. You can also buy multiple if you have loads of wires, since they're also quite cheap.






3. A Funky Pen Holder - € 22.30



Spruce up your desk with this nifty little piece. It's a regular holder that has purpose and style, plus, there's a magnetic back on the wrist where you can attach paperclips and sticky notes for added functionality (as shown below) 👇




4. A Laptop Stand To Fix Your Back Problems - €17.99



It's portable, adjustable, fixes your posture and doesn't hurt your wallet.


This is one of those products you never knew you needed SO much till you start using it.


Having your laptop at eye level is something that really changes the game, letting you work comfortably for longer stretches of time.





5. A 1-Terrabyte External Hard Drive - €46.99



As someone who takes loads of photos, this thing is a lifesaver, having somewhere you can backup and keep all your data is a huge relief.


Phone at full storage? Transfer to this trusty device. Want somewhere to store loads of movies? No problem. Need a place you can backup all your notes and assignments? Sorted.


You can do all of the above and more and still not make a dent in the storage capacity too, as keep in mind that a terabyte is over 1,000 gigabytes.


Considering the amount of storage you get this thing is a steal at its price point. Also, don't be fooled by the big image, this thing is super tiny and fits in just one hand.





6. An Infinite Cube - €8.99



This is just a cool fidget toy I'm not gonna lie. It doesn't change your life or improve your grades, it might relieve some tension though I suppose. You can move the cube in about 7 different ways, plus it looks cool as a paperweight too.







7. A Focus Timer - €4.99




There's this method called the "Pomodoro Technique", you might have already heard of it but if not let me fill you in. Basically it's this productivity system that an Italian dude came up with in the late 1980s, whereby you set a timer for 25 minutes, in which time you'll be applying all of your effort towards getting sh*t done.


Once the timer goes off, you take a break for 5 minutes, then the system repeats. After you've done 4 pomodoros you then take a longer break of about 20 minutes. This may not necessarily work for everyone, but a lot of people swear by it, so maybe pick a day and give it a shot when your work-load isn't too crazy 😅







Bonus: A Floating Globe - €50.99



Because why not?






Interested in improving your student-workflow?


Check out our article about the top websites & apps students need to manage their work/life balance for more free tips 😁