Best gadgets for a Developer to increase productivity in 2023

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Productive coders are likely to receive positive attention, in the form of external rewards such as promotions, a bonus, or other incentives. Being more productive means accomplishing a lot of tasks in a short time, which is really a cool asset for a developer.

In this article, I will provide my opinion about the best gadgets for a developer in 2023, which can help you to improve productivity. I myself as a Developer use some of these tools based on my budget to improve my productivity.

Cell phone

Google Pixel 7 Pro – 5G8 GB LPDDR4x RAM – 512 GB storageCheck-in Amazon
Apple iPhone 14256 GBCheck-in Amazon
ASUS ZenFone 916/256 GBCheck-in Amazon
Motorola Edge 30 Pro12/256 GBCheck-in Amazon


In this section, I will discuss all the Laptops which can increase your development productivity. A decent laptop can help you code faster.

Brand CPURAMScreenPrice
MacBook Air M216GBCheck-in Amazon
Microsoft Surface Pro X – 13″ Touch-ScreenSQ1 processor16GB13 inchCheck-in Amazon.
Dell XPS 13 7390 13.3Core I7, 10th Gen16GB13.3 inchCheck-in Amazon
LG Gram Laptop – 14″ Full HD IPS Display, Intel 1065G7 CPU, 512GB M.2 MVMe SSD10th Gen Core i716GB14-InchCheck-in Amazon


A big and wide monitor is an important factor for a developer to perform properly. I myself like widescreen monitors which help me to focus more on my codes. Here is the list of monitors which can help you to improve your efficiency.

Apple Pro Display XDR32-inchAmazon
HP 2Ud96Aa#Aba FHD IPS Monitor 32-InchCheck-in Amazon
Dell Ultrasharp U2719DX 27-Inch WQHD 2560×1440 Resolution IPS Monitor27-InchCheck-in Amazon
ViewSonic VX3276-MHD 32 Inch 1080p Frameless Widescreen IPS Monitor32-InchCHeck-in Amazon


A good headset can help you a lot in terms of reducing shoulder discomfort or even neck pain. I have listed down here the top headsets which I prefer in my daily life.

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)Check-in Amazon
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth HeadphonesCheck-in Amazon
Sony WH1000XM4/B Black Bluetooth Wireless Over-Ear HeadphonesCheck-in Amazon


More interested in smartwatches? Then read my other article here which is dedicated to smartwatches.

Brand NameBattery lifeDisplayPrice
Amazfit GTS Fitness Smartwatch14 days1.65 InchCheck-in Amazon
Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatch4+ days1.1 InchCheck-in Amazon
HUAWEI Watch GT 2 2019 Bluetooth SmartWatch14 days1.4 inchCheck-in Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 25+ days40 mmCheck-in Amazon
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Smart Wristband5+ days 1.1 InchCheck-in Amazon


Transportation is an important factor for any developer, which might waste a lot of time if not chosen wisely. I prefer bi-cycle to communicate from my home to the office. Cycling improves strength, balance, and coordination, and is an ideal form of exercise as well. Take any of the cycles from this list and become health-conscious.

BrandWheel SizePrice
Mongoose Status 2.2 Men’s and Women’s Mountain Bike26-InchCheck-in Amazon
Huffy Hardtail Mountain Bike26-InchCheck-in Amazon
Hiland 26 Inch Mountain Bike26-InchCheck-in Amazon

Coffee machine

Coffee is like the fuel of a developer. There is a funny saying in the tech community that, if you give good coffee to a developer then they will give you good codes in return. So here I list the best coffee machines which can help you to boost up your tiredness.

De’Longhi EC9335R La Specialista Espresso MachineCheck-in Amazon
De’Longhi Dinamica Automatic Coffee & Espresso MachineCheck-in Amazon


For a lot of coders, having a good keyboard can significantly improve productivity. Spending long hours typing requires a keyboard that’s comfortable to type on. A good keyboard can reduce your coding time so that you can spend more time with your family. Here are my top-picked keyboards which can help you to code faster.

Logitech Desktop MK120 Durable, Comfortable, USB Mouse and keyboard ComboCheck-in Amazon
Genuine 1RW52 KB522 X20M8 7VHY1 Dell Business Multimedia USB WiredCheck-in Amazon
HP Wireless Elite Keyboard v2Check-in Amazon


A good mouse probably matters the most for a developer’s productivity. Programmers spend a lot of time in front of a PC / Laptop to build applications and can develop Repetitive Strain Injuries due to long hours of mouse usage. A standard mouse is not enough, you need something extra to avoid these injuries. A mouse that puts your hand in a more neutral position can help you to achieve more productivity compared to a standard mouse. Here is my top listed mouse which can help you increase productivity and keep yourself injury-free.

Apple magic mouse 2 CHeck-in Amazon
Logitech M525 Wireless MouseCheck-in Amazon
Razer Viper Ultimate Lightest Wireless MouseCheck-in Amazon


I myself as well as many other remote workers like to travel a lot. While I travel, I prefer to have a nice camera to capture those moments and preserve them for later. You can take pictures from your smartphone, but you need a DSLR because you have an interest in taking pictures and your current smartphone cannot do that. I have listed down these DSLR cameras for you which I think would be good to take pictures of while you travel.

BrandLens kitPrice
Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR2 Lens kitCheck-in Amazon
Canon DSLR Camera [EOS 90D]1 Lens kitCheck-in Amazon


Due to COVID-19, we all work from home. This trend will continue till the end of 2021. So having a good webcam is a must-have feature for developers who are working from their homes. These are the top listed Webcams that I listed here which can help you to work remotely and communicate with your office colleagues properly.

Logitech C920e / C920 HD Webcam1080pCheck-in Amazon
Webcam 1080P Full HD PC Skype Camera, PAPALOOK PA452 Web Cam1080pCheck-in Amazon

WiFi router

Routers are the oft-ignored workhorses of the home network. Most people hardly pay any attention to them unless there is a big malfunction, and people may not consider upgrading them any more than they consider upgrading their coffee machine. Upgrading to a current-generation router is a cheap and effective way to improve your home network in every way.

A developer can’t focus on his work if the internet network is not stable. That’s why I have given here the top rates routers which will give you a stable internet connection and peace of mind while working.

Amazon eero Pro 6 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi 62000 SFTCheck-in Amazon
Asus RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router2000 SFTCheck-in Amazon
NETGEAR Orbi Compact Wall-Plug Whole Home Mesh WiFi System3500 SFTCheck-in Amazon


Nowadays, anyone can build anything. The only question is how efficiently you can build. So efficiency is key. Here in this article, I have listed down all the key gadgets for a developer to improve their efficiency. More tech gadgets-related articles can be found in

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Atiqur Rahman

I am MD. Atiqur Rahman graduated from BUET and is an AWS-certified solutions architect. I have successfully achieved 6 certifications from AWS including Cloud Practitioner, Solutions Architect, SysOps Administrator, and Developer Associate. I have more than 8 years of working experience as a DevOps engineer designing complex SAAS applications.

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