Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router by D-Link, $80
Fast and robust enough for Web browsing, HD video streaming, and online gaming, the 802.11ac device operates at 433 megabits per second (Mbps) on the 5GHz band and 300 Mbps on the 2.4GHz. The vibrant package is a welcome change from dowdy routers.
Chillout USB and AC desk fan by Kaz, $15
At six inches in diameter, the petite desktop fan won’t take up much space but will deliver an effective cooling breeze for when temperatures rise. For added versatility, it plugs into a USB port or a wall outlet.
Cup lamp by Paul Loebach for Umbra Shift, $180
Umbra launched its Shift brand in 2014 with a mission to improve the objects we use daily. For example, the dimmable LED-illuminated desk lamp features a space-saving storage cup and handy USB hub for charging mobile device.
KX-PRW120 phone by Panasonic, $100
When reception is spotty and dropped calls are a reality, nothing beats the reliable landline. This cordless model features a 2.2-inch LCD display and can be answered via a smartphone or tablet when connected on the same home Wi-Fi network.