5 Budget Accessories to Improve Your Desktop Experience
If you’re looking for ways to improve your setup without breaking the bank, then this list is for you. Instead of going with ways to increase the performance of your desktop, we’re giving you five quality of life purchases that will your comfort, ease of access, and ergonomics. All of these can be easily purchased through Lazada, and cost under PHP 500.
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Typically mouse cables tangle, snag, drag, and cause friction when doing wide swipes. To help ease the issues caused by mouse cables, manufacturers created mouse bungees. They allow gamers to have a full range of motion without worrying about the cable of their mouse. Additionally, since the cables are in a set place, it’s easier to manage and create a cleaner desk look. The one we linked is the cheapest generic bungee on Lazada, though it may slip and slide on your desk. If you want it to stay put, you could add Blu Tacks on the bottom so it sticks in place. The Gigaware Mouse Bungee costs PHP 176.99 and is rated 4.7 stars by 82 users. Alternatively, you could also get this more expensive bungee, which is heavier and have rubber feet on the bottom.
If you spend a lot of time typing on your computer, then it might be a good idea to invest in a keyboard wrist rest. Ideally, you should have your wrists floating when you type to help reduce the strain on your wrist. However, doing so may put a strain on your arms and shoulders in the long run. Having a wrist rest will elevate your wrist, easing up the pressure on your wrists, arms, and shoulders. The Rakk Hamis wrist rest uses memory foam inside a leather cover and a non-slip bottom so it doesn’t move around your desk. It cost PHP 395 and was rated five stars by 15 users.
Instead of going through the hassle of getting to the back of your PC to plug in a USB device, why not just get yourself a USB port extension? The UGREEN USB hub has 4 USB 3.0 ports, a 1-meter cable, and an additional MicroUSB input to provide high powered devices with enough juice. The UGREEN 4-port USB Hub has a 4.8-star rating by 741 users and costs PHP 439. If you need a hub with audio ports, then you could get this UGREEN USB and Audio hub for PHP 686.
After a long day at work, sometimes you just want to kick back, relax, and watch your favorite shows. To help you get into a more comfortable position, you should try using a foot hammock! The Umiwe foot hammock has an adjustable strap that allows you to set it at whatever height you want and comes with hooks that you can use on most desks (up to 170cm). The Umiwe foot hammock is part of Lazada’s Global Collection, rated five stars by five users, and costs PHP 410.
Lastly, we have an inexpensive cable management tray that you can screw under your desk. If you have a lot of dangling wires from your PC, monitor, and peripherals, then you could easily store away those eyesores in this. It looks similar to IKEA’s Signum, except it’s about half the width. It’s part of Lazada’s Global Collection, rated 4.8 stars by 36 users, and costs PHP 160.
What other quality of life products have you bought for your desktop setup? Let us know in the comments below!