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    18 Products To Solve All Your Little Annoyances At Work

    Okay, *most* annoyances. You're stuck with Kevin from accounting.

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    1. A pair of Anker Soundcore Spaces active noise cancelling headphones to block out your desk neighbor's very loud chewing.


    Promising review: “I just bought these basically on the strength of Anker's reputation as a company that produces electronics worth about twice what you pay for them. And so far, I'm not disappointed. I've been tempted by over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones for a while, and sort of flirting with either Bose QC35, Beats Studio, or Sony WH100MX2. The problem, of course, is that the sticker price for all of those is like $350, even though you can usually get the Sony and Beats for less — which is a lot to pay for 'I've been tempted by this.' A hundred bucks, on the other a hundred bucks. I'll spend a hundred bucks on something I'm not sure I'll like. But I like it! And I'm glad I didn't pull the trigger on the Bose/Beats/Sony. I got all I want from these, for a third of the price.” —Paul Gowder

    Get it from Amazon for $99.

    Check out our picks for the best noise cancelling headphones at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    2. Or, a pair of Beats Solo 3s, which don't have ANC (but cancel out just enough) so you're prepared to answer their questions without having to physically remove the cans from your ears each time.


    Promising review: "After several weeks of researching, comparing, and reading reviews, we bought the Beats Solo3s. I originally wanted the Bose QuietComfort 35s or the Beats Studios. I tried them on, tested them out in-store, and was having a hard time deciding. I saw a pair of the Solo3s and tried them on (not sure how I’d feel about the on-ear versus the over-the-eat style). I was amazed that the Solo3 sounded just as great as the Bose (in my opinion). While not offering noise canceling, I could still hear most things around me with the Bose and Beats Studios. I felt the sound quality was just as good and I could hear just as much noise with the Solo3’s as the other two with noise-canceling. So we bought two, had them for two weeks now and traveled with them...we are extremely happy with them and would buy them again!" —TR

    Get it from Amazon for $239.95.

    Check out our picks for the best wireless headphones at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    3. A pack of moldy sandwich baggies that'll ward off the infamous (around your parts, at least) lunch thief.

    Get it from Walmart for $7.99 (for 40 bags).

    4. A customizable privacy panel, because there are many perks to an open floor plan — but your manager's ability to keep tabs on you at all times is not among them.

    Get it from Filzfelt for $60 p/sq. foot (available in 58 colors).

    5. A desk blanket, because it's time to accept that you just aren't going to win this war over the office temperature.

    Promising review: "Hardly do I take the time to write reviews, but...this blanket cannot go without mentioning. Hands down the softest blanket I have ever felt. I love the texture and the silkiness of it. It feels like pure heaven. I wish I could carry my blankie everywhere I went! Buy it; the quality is excellent. You won't regret the purchase!!!!" —Crystyle

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    6. Or, a classy desk fan if you're on the other end of this age-old debate and believe the office is actually an oven.

    Promising review: "I have to admit a lot of what attracted me to this fan is its classic design. This fan not only looks far better than the typical generic black plastic models, it also works really well. It only has two settings, high and low, but that's all I really need. High does a great job of circulating air in a small room, and low is gentle enough to have it pointed directly at you in bed or at a desk. The metal construction feels really solid and the rubber feet make it really stable. It's also quiet. Generally I'm willing to pay a little extra money to have a product that I'll enjoy keeping for years to come and this fan is well worth it." —Dr. Dapertutto

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    7. A privacy screen for your computer that'll prevent your neighbor from monitoring exactly how many minutes you've wasted scrolling through Twitter.

    Promising review: "I bought the 24-inch ones for my DELL screen and they fit perfectly. They also provide a nice amount of privacy due to being in an open office area. I also turned the brightness to 100% after installation and the brightness if perfect. I would recommend these to anyone." —Corie

    Get it from Amazon for $39.09+ (available in 17"–43" sizes).

    8. A set of silkscreened cork coasters so you're not constantly having to clean up the marks from your coffee.

    Get it from Fredericks and Mae for $20 (for six; available in two colorway sets).

    9. A back pillow for your office chair with two adjustable straps because your back is really starting to kill you after hours spent hunched over your laptop.

    Promising review: "I'm a therapist and have tried several lumbar supports over the last few years. This one exceeds expectations on multiple levels. First, the memory foam is high-quality. It's soft and nicely conforms to the natural curves in one's spine. It comfortably supports the back without being too thick. The double straps help hold it securely in place. And I love the fact that the cover can be removed and easily cleaned. If you're looking for a reasonably priced, effective and comfortable lumbar support, this is it." —2Travel

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    10. A mat if you have a private office and at least one pesky coworker who insists on walking into the room behind you unannounced.

    Promising review: "I turned it backwards when my family was coming over, but no one did what I said." —Garred A. Oldham

    Get it from Amazon for $32.45.

    11. An essential oil diffuser that'll almost? cover up the smell of your coworker's tuna sandwich (while adding some moisture to your dry AF office).

    Promising review: "Got this for my sister when she was living with me and she loved it! Works perfectly and really helped with her nosebleeds (from the air being too dry) and helped her sleep better as well (from the essential oils)." —Andrew

    Get it from Amazon for $41.59.

    12. A totally microwavable, nesting lunch set if you're tired of scrounging around the kitchen at work for a bowl to transfer the contents of your meal into.

    Get it from Food52 for $40 (available in two colors).

    13. A pack of Tide To Go pens, because you won't (or, at least, I'm guessing you won't) always have a change of clothing readily available to change into at work.

    Promising review: "This is such a great product that I not only have one in the laundry room but, one in my purse, desk drawer at work and even the glove compartment of my car. It really does what it is advertised to do. I wouldn't be caught without it." —Debby

    Get it from Target for $6.99 (for three).

    14. A non-discreet electronics box to conceal all the cables crowding your workspace.

    Promising review: "This brand is exceptionally high-quality. It's not just your cheap run-of-the-mill plastic box. This one is thick and durable. Plus, the lid stays shut! I think you could probably step on this box and it would be okay." —Nurse Bex

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    15. A wedge you can place under your wobbly desk or chair — because there's no chance in hell you're getting anything done until that wobble is gone.,

    Promising review: "They fixed my desk at work. My tests were on both hardwood flooring and carpet. They worked equally well on both. The slanted side made it easy to slip the wobble fixer under the off-balance corner. The textured top and the non-slippery bottom has kept the two I tested in place. They are not sliding back out, nor are they helping the desk slip around on the floor. I highly recommend these as a permanent solution. So much better than using a plastic knife handle, or little wooden shims that can scratch floors, or stacks of coins. (Yes, I have used all of those ideas at one time or another.)" —Angela M

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    16. Clear, stackable organizer trays to use in your desk drawers so they don't end up piled with junk.

    Get them from The Container Store for $1.99+ each (available in small, medium, and large).

    17. An extension cord, if your office isn't exactly abundant in outlet options and you often find yourself getting creative with your seating position to accommodate this.

    Promising review: "An extension cord isn't rocket science. It's not something I want to think too much about. StarTech has a well made cord and now that it's deployed, I am confident I'll not need think or worry about it again. Perfect!" —Stephanie Sullivan

    Get it from Amazon for $6.48+ (available in 6-25 ft long).

    18. And a vessel that'll actually keep your coffee hot, for the next time you get dragged away from your desk by a meeting-happy manager.,

    Promising review: "To say that I am impressed with this little gem is an understatement. This thing can keep your coffee hot all day long. The Contigo will keep a full mug of coffee hot for about six hours. About four hours if you only fill it half way or drink half. The Zojirushi, on the other hand, shines brighter here: I put coffee from my French press into this little gem at 8 a.m. and drank from it all day and that evening at 6 p.m., 10 hours later, the last drink was drinking temperature, not just lukewarm. Wow, I was impressed." —Guyton

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in three sizes and in 12 colors).

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