Working from home is definitely here to stay. Many businesses have chosen to go fully remote, permanently – one such business is TechQuarters, a company providing IT support financial services companies use, and they have even managed to expand their business thanks to embracing remote work. While there are plenty of people who are pushing for a return to the office (whether that is advisable is another discussion), there are plenty of people who have decided that they like WFH and even thrive on it. If you’re on of the latter, here are some great examples of gadgets to support your work.
- Sony WF-1000XM4
Nothing can beat the convenience of true wireless earphones when it comes to working from home. Using them means you’ll never be rushing back to your desk and scrambling to put your headset on when an impromptu call comes your way. What is more, they are more comfortable than weighty headsets, and they allow you to get up from your desk without hesitation, and effortlessly go from listening to music to joining a meeting.
- Phone as Webcam
The cameras on smartphones are getting breathtakingly good nowadays. So much so, that they are often better than the webcam built into your laptop, or even a dedicated webcam (unless you spend a hefty price). It is very easy to turn your phone – whether you use Android or iOS – into a fully-functional webcam that connects to your PC.
- Belkin 6-in-1 Multi-Port Adapter
Modern laptops never have enough USB ports built into them – this is mainly due to consumers seeming to prefer a sleaker form factor in their computers. For work, however, this is often an inconvenience; therefore, owning a multi-port adapter like the Belkin 6-in-1 is definitely advised. Whether it’s a flash drive or SD card, a HDMI display, or a USB-C charger, this multi-port adapter has you covered.
- Caldigit TS4 Plus Thunderbolt 4 Dock
For a powered upgrade on port adapters, consider the Caldigit TS4. This docking station not only extends the number of ports you have available for your laptop, but can effectively turn your laptop into a more powerful desktop PC – one with dual monitor displays, access to RAID storage, high-speed ethernet connection, microphones, and much more. If you want the flexibility of a laptop, with access to a legitimate workstation, this docking station is for you.
- Ikea Trotten Standing Desk
Whether you are working from home, or working in the office, the unfortunate truth is that sitting at a desk all day is slowly (but surely) affecting your heart. It has been claimed that to counteract the effects working at a desk has on your heart, you need to be doing at least 1 hour of intensive exercise every day. If that fact scares you, you might want to consider a standing desk. The benefits go far beyond helping your heart – it is also excellent for your posture and your energy.
- ErGear Single Monitor Stand
If you’re concerned about the effect that staring at a screen is having on your posture, then an adjustable monitor mount is just what you need. This device is designed so that you can have your display at just the right height for you. You will notice the benefits raising your eye level almost instantly.
- Ello Devon Glass Tumbler
Staying hydrated is extremely important. But many people find it difficult to continue to drink water throughout the day. It is always recommended that you keep a container of water by your desk, and this Glass tumbler is an excellent choice. It has a water-tight lid and straw, which means that it’s unlikely to spill, but remains convenient to drink from. It’s brightly coloured design is eye-catching, which might just be the thing to remind you to stay hydrated.