We know that many employers discourage personal cell phone use while you’re on the clock. Our recommendations here don’t promote cell phone use in the workplace. The items below are cell phone-related products that apply to the environment of the workplace, even compliment it. We know you’re going to like these. Just be prepared for your coworkers to ask, “What is that thing?” and “Where did you get that?”
Table of Contents:
- Cell Phone Signal Booster
- Lamicall Cell Phone Stand
- BBK 4-in-1 Coffee Warmer Charging Station
- PhoneSoap 3
- Langsdom Bluetooth Headset
- RREAKA 5-in-1 USB Type-C Hub
- 12 Cell Phone Lockers Unit
Cell Phone Signal Booster
For many office spaces, a cell signal booster is a top priority. Reliable cellular reception and fast data speeds is absolutely necessary these days for most businesses to not just operate smoothly and productively, but to operate at all. And choosing the right product and the appropriate installation method can vary greatly from business to business.
Depending on the location, the square footage, the building materials, the number of phones on the premises, and a few other things, setting up a booster system in a commercial space can be quick and simple or very involved. Each setup usually has to be customized to the particular needs and situation of that business and its building. That’s why at SureCall we have a total of 6 different signal booster setups designed for commercial use. Some are better for small businesses that operate with less square footage. Others are designed for large businesses with massive amounts of square footage that need boosted signal.
We won’t go into great detail with each one, but we’ll list them all with some defining characteristics. Click on the product pages of each one to view detailed product specifications and in-depth descriptions. And of course, call or email us with any questions you have about getting your business set up with a booster system.
Designed for large residences mid-size commercial buildings up to 20,000 sq ft. Product page.
Designed for commercial buildings up to 25,000 sq ft in normal conditions and up to 100,000 sq ft in ideal conditions. Product page.
Force5 2.0 Industrial
Designed for large commercial buildings up to 80,000 sq ft and supports 100+ simultaneous users. Product page.
Designed for large commercial buildings up to 80,000 sq ft and boosts 5G signal for T-Mobile (as well as 4G and 3G for all carriers). Product page.
Designed for a work-from-home space or small business operating with less than 4,000 sq ft. Product page.
Designed for commercial spaces up to 6,000 sq ft. Product page.
Price: $295.99 to $2,000+
Purchase here: SureCall Cell Phone Signal Boosters for the Workplace
Lamicall Cell Phone Stand
For those who are allowed and need their cell phone with them while working, a good stand is incredibly helpful and convenient. Experience has shown that products labeled “Amazon’s Choice” aren’t always truly the best choice. But in this case, it is. The Lamicall cell phone stand is extremely well made, looks great, and is only $12.
The design is compatible with pretty much every modern phone. Made of aluminum alloy with a sleek surface finish It doesn’t scratch your desk, has non-slip pads, and is very stable. Put your phone on silent mode, place it on the mount and you’ll be able to easily see notifications when they come in.
This stand will look great at any workstation, no matter what.
Purchase here: Lamicall Cell Phone Stand
BBK 4-in-1 Coffee Warmer Charging Station
Do you drink coffee in the morning before getting to work? Most of us do. If so, feast your eyes on this awesome desktop accessory. Not only does it charge 3 of your Apple devices at once, but it also keeps your coffee mug warm. You’ll wonder what you ever did without it.
It has (1) a dedicated wireless charging dock for a smartphone, (2) an Apple Watch charger, (3) a charging port for Apple Airpods, and (4) a warming station for your coffee cup. The wireless charging dock is compatible with all Qi-enabled devices. Also, the mug warming dock is also a second wireless charging dock. Pretty neat.
The mug warmer keeps your drink around 131° F. The device has built-in protection to prevent overcharges, overcurrents, overvoltages, and short circuits. So need to worry when using all the features on the device at the same time. This BBK product comes with a 1-year warranty.
When you purchase this, it comes with the dock, a power cord, and a special mug that fits perfectly onto the warmer.
Purchase here: BBK 4-in-1 Coffee Warmer Charging Station
In many workplaces, cell phones are prohibited. Some employers require phones to stay in pockets, in drawers, or even in a locker away from your designated work area. If you work at a place like this, PhoneSoap 3 should be particularly appealing. If you don’t, it’s still a great gadget to have. This is a fantastic little device that we wish more people were aware of.
If you’re not allowed to have your phone while working, you might as well do something constructive with it in the meantime like charge it AND clean it. PhoneSoap is a smartphone UV sanitizer with 2 USB charging ports.
It looks like a small tanning bed for your phone. You plug in PhoneSoap, open the lid, and place your phone inside. No need to take your phone case off. When you close it, the disinfecting process starts automatically. There’s no power button (or any buttons at all). The cleaning process lasts 10 minutes at which point PhoneSoap automatically turns off. 99.9% of the bacteria and germs on the surface of your phone are killed by UVC technology.
The device has a UV lightbulb on the bottom and the top, so your phone gets 360-degree disinfection. This means it reaches the small cracks and tiny crevices that wipes can’t. You may have heard the statistic that the average cell phone contains 18x more bacteria than a public toilet. You wash your hands when you go to the bathroom at work. But your phone is much dirtier than your hands. Why don’t we wash our phones with the same frequency? PhoneSoap solves that problem with almost no effort at all.
It can also be used to disinfect any item than can comfortably fit inside the device. Keys, headphones, credit cards, dollar bills, coins, pencils, pens. Honestly, anything that fits in there. Cell phone use in the workplace has never been more sanitary.
Purchase here: PhoneSoap 3
Langsdom Bluetooth Headset (Upgraded)
Does the nature of your job require you to wear a headset? If your employer will allow you to bring your own, we’ve got a recommendation for you. This headset by Langsdom may not be the cheapest option out there, but it’s absolutely worth every penny.
The noise-canceling ability is phenomenal. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the voice clarity and overall sound quality. It’s really good. The noisy environment around you suddenly won’t matter when you begin a conversation with this headset on. The battery life on it is crazy. On a full charge, you could talk for 24 hours straight or be on standby for about 250 hours. And a full charge from 0% to 100% only takes 3 hours.
They are incredibly light. It only weighs 50g. An egg doesn’t even weigh that much. The headband is flexible and the soft foam padding is skin-friendly. Users say they don’t feel any discomfort on the ears or head after using it for a full day’s work. It can also be connected to 2 Bluetooth devices at once. You can be connected to your personal cell phone and your workstation at the same time if necessary.
This upgraded model has a more comfortable design than previous versions, has better sound quality, and is more durable. The Langsdom Bluetooth Headset has an 18-month warranty and a 45-day money-back guarantee.
Purchase here: Langsdom Bluetooth Headset
RREAKA 5-in-1 USB Type-C Hub
A common need in many offices is the ability to push screen content from one device to another, usually a TV. Without the right equipment, this can be a tedious task or altogether impossible. This accessory makes that task easy as can be and gives you all sorts of other options as well.
The RREAKA 5-in-1 USB Type-C Hub is a (1) Samsung Dex station, (2) Nintendo Switch portable dock, (3) Nintendo Switch multiports dock, (4) Macbook USB-C hub, and (5) universal SD card reader port. So many things you can do in the office with this little device.
Push your Samsung’s screen to a TV. Screen-share your Macbook with a TV. Watch movies and stream live sports from phone-to-TV. Bring your Nintendo Switch to work and play in the break room during downtime with your coworkers. Or load any videos, photos, presentations, etc to an SD card and view them instantly on a TV.
It’s very small and can be stowed easily stowed away in you pocket or bag. This is an important gadget that every office should have. A link to this product and the Apple-equivalent (though not as versatile) is below. This device definitely expands what’s possible with cell phone use in the workplace.
12 Cell Phone Lockers Unit (from SchoolLockers.com)
This recommendation is more for employers than employees. If you want your work-floor to be cell phone-free and simultaneously prevent theft of personal belongings, a cell phone locker unit will accomplish precisely that. And this model is the best value.
You can choose from 3 different colors. One unit has 16 lockers on it. Each one is 9″ wide x 9″ deep x 6″ high. Each unit has it’s own key so an employee can unlock an available locker, place their valuables (including cell phone) inside, lock it, and keep the key with them throughout the day. At the end of the day after removing their items, they leave the key inside the lock. You can also order a different version with combination padlocks on each unit instead of keys.
When you order one, they give you an option to pay an additional $25 to have it shipped fully assembled.
Purchase here: 12 Cell Phone Lockers Unit
Cell Phone Use In The Workplace – Conclusion
When you buy any of these products, we’d love to hear your experience with them. If you know of other smartphone-related products that compliment life in the workplace, let us know in the comments.