Six of the best... for a better home office

Acer T2 27 inch multitouch screen, pcworld.co.uk.
Acer T2 27 inch multitouch screen, pcworld.co.uk.

Kinetic Light Newton’s Cradle - £44.99 from thefowndry.com

Anyone of note would’ve had one of the original chrome-plated stress releasing Newton’s Cradles on their leather inlaid desk, but times have changed. Gone is the shiny surface, in comes the opaque glass with LEDs inside. The five beads flick on and turn a cool blue and, on impact with other beads, will flick to red.

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Eye level: Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 - £49.99 from logitech.com

With desktop PCs going the way of the Dodo, this Bluetooth device solves the problem of using a laptop or tablet but needing to have your screen at eye level. It connects to any laptop, tablet or even smartphone to make typing a breeze.

BT Phone Home: BT Home Smartphone S - £149.98 from shop.bt.com

When taking and making business calls, relying on mobile signal isn’t ideal, so a landline for the home office is essential. This premium handset not only blocks nuisance calls but can get you online, check emails, sort out social media and download Android apps on its 4.2 Jelly Bean Android OS - outstanding.

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Lightbulb moments: USB Lightbulb - £11.95 from red5.co.uk

Don’t clutter up your desk with a normal lamp, keep the chic minimalist look with this clever bulb. Just plug it into your USB port, and let the soft blue bulb, er, light up your inspiration. It also stores some light to keep shining after you log off for the night.

Time tells: Bluetooth Click Clock - £99.99 from firebox.com

This boardroom-level time machine is stacked with features beneath its faux wood exterior: click your fingers and the time and date will appear, a calendar and alarm function ensure you attend all those off-site meetings, and there’s a built-in mic which you can use for hands-free calling. When out of action, it also makes a rather excessive paperweight.

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Size matters: Acer T272HLB Full 27 HD 27” Touchscreen LED Monitor - £359.99 from pcworld.co.uk

If you want to expand your view, there are monitors aplenty out there, but this one stands out from the crowd due to its full HD display and 27-inch screen size. This touchscreen device will let you swipe and pinch your way through the day, and with a USB port and other connection options, this machine lets you work, rest and play.

App of the Week: SnapDonate - Free on iTunes and Google Play

This image-recognition app lets you support charities wherever you might be by transforming your mobile into a magic lens that, when pointed at a charity logo, will instantly recognise which charity it is. You then decide how much to donate, from as little as £2 - and up to much, much more.

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Top 10 Best-Selling Kindle Apps

1. Minecraft - Pocket Edition by Mojang

2. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City by Rockstar Games

3. The Chase by Barnstorm Games

4. Tipping Point by Barnstorm Games

5. Five Nights at Freddy’s by Scott Cawthon

6. Plague Inc. by Miniclip.com

7. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2014 by Sony Pictures Television UK Rights Ltd

8. Monopoly by Electronic Arts

9. Terraria by 505 Games

10. Card Wars - Adventure Time by Cartoon Network

Top 10 Free Kindle Apps

1. Beach Buggy Racing by Vector Unit Inc

2. The Secret Society - Hidden Mystery by G5 Entertainment AB

3. Fruit Ninja Free by Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd

4. The Simpsons: Tabbed Out by Electronic Arts

5. Prime Instant Video by Amazon.com

6. Spotify Music by Spotify

7. RollerCoaster TyCoon by Atari Inc

8. Facebook Messenger by Facebook

9. Coin Dozer by GameCircus LLC

10. Frozen Free Fall by Disney

(Both charts courtesy of Amazon.co.uk)