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5 Must-Haves to Complete Your Small Space-Saving Desk Setup

Small home office desk set up with Kensington products

Are you someone who has limited space for a home office? Not everyone has the space to dedicate an entire room to a work-from-home office. You may only have a small corner of the bedroom or living room where you can place a desk. Maybe you are an employer who is trying to reduce operational costs by renting a smaller building for office space. 

Whatever the reasons, creating an optimal desk setup in a small space requires space-saving solutions. There are six must-have items that will give you a luxury home office feel while saving and maximizing space.

Complete Your Small Space-Saving Desk Setup With the Right Equipment

According to a study published by SHRM Online, working from home can increase productivity by 77%. Around 30% of those surveyed state that they get more done in less time, and 24% say they do more work in the same amount of time. 

However, to remain productive, you need the right equipment. If you have limited office space, you may think you need to go without certain items to save space. That isn't true.

Make the most out of the space you have available for your home office with these Kensington products:

1. Monitor Arm

If you have a shallow desk that doesn't offer much space for a monitor, you'll want the SmartFit® Space-Saving Single Monitor Arm by Kensington. The unique design allows you to display your monitor at the optimal position for a convenient and ergonomic setup. 

The easy-grip adjustment knob allows you to move your monitor with ease. The quick-release VESA mount simplifies monitor installation. 

Adjust the height, tilt, swivel, and rotate your monitor to whatever position is most comfortable for you. You can then lock your monitor in place. Find the perfect position by matching your hand size to the color chart provided. Set the height based on your color. 

If you share an office space with someone at home, your partner or roommate can use the same chart to easily set the height to the position they need for optimal comfort. 

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2. Compact Footrest

A proper ergonomic setup will include a footrest that promotes good posture. However, if you have limited space, you may think this is a luxury you cannot afford. 

The Kensington Space-Saving Footrest is the perfect solution for space-saving desk setups. Its compact size (16.5" x 8.9" x 2.8~3.1") will fit under any desk. 

You can improve ergonomic support with the adjustable tilt settings that allow you to select a 12 or 18-degree angle. It includes a non-slip surface and base, so you won't have to worry about it moving out from under your feet. This space-saving and compact footrest also features soft, rounded edges and an easy-to-clean, washable surface.

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3. Wireless Trackball

For limited space on top of your desk, the Orbit™ Wireless Mobile Trackball is a great space-saving solution. It performs all the functions of a traditional mouse without taking up too much space.

This wireless trackball also features:

  • 2.4GHz Wireless Nano Receiver
  • Touch Scrolling
  • Optical Tracking Technology
  • Ambidextrous, Two-Button Design
  • Plug & Play Installation
  • KensingtonWorks™-enabled for macOS and Windows

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4. Compact Keyboard

Anyone with a small home office needs a Kensington Multi-Device Dual Wireless compact keyboard for their space-saving desk setup. Its compact design is great for tight workspaces. 

The design allows you to have an external keyboard without taking up a lot of space or to take it with you anywhere. If you want a change of scenery from your small home office, you can easily take it with you to a coffee shop or café for the day. 

Its universal compatibility means this keyboard will work with iOS, Mac, Windows, and Chrome operating systems. Also, you can connect up to three devices so you can seamlessly switch from using it on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone in seconds.

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5. Thunderbolt™ 3 Hybrid Nano Dock

Kensington offers a Thunderbolt™ 3 and USB-C dual 4K hybrid nano docking station for connectivity. This universal dock is compatible with macOS and Windows. It is also compatible with Thunderbolt 4-enabled laptops.

Although it is small, you can still transfer datasets, video, and audio files up to 40Gbps (5Gbps for USB-C Gen1 laptops and 10Gbps for USBC Gen2 laptops). All you’ll need to transfer files is the Thunderbolt 3 cable (included) for this powerful plug-and-play device.

This space-saving device includes:

  • USB-C 3.2 Gen2 port
  • Three USB-A ports
  • Gen1@5Gbps port
  • An audio combo jack
  • An ethernet port

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Where to Find Your Space-Saving Desk Accessories 

At Kensington, we help you make the most of the space you have available. We know that some of our customers have limited space for a home office, and we offer products to accommodate those small, yet essential desk setups. 

Our affordable solutions can make any space, big or small, feel like a luxury office space with all the tools you need to remain productive.