8 Smart gadgets for remote workers to improve work and play
The life of a remote worker can be pretty exciting. From mid-week excursions to traveling anywhere and everywhere, a digital nomadic life is far from boring. Along with this, however, comes the unique challenge of remaining productive even when you’re always on the go.
- Is working remotely better than working in an office? Working remotely certainly has its perks. You can work from anywhere or even in your pajamas. However, some think that this style of work can heavily reduce productivity. We’re here to prove otherwise.
- How can you streamline your remote workflow? Working remotely comes with both huge benefits and big challenges. While you might love being able to work from anywhere, staying on track and keeping organized can prove difficult. These devices and apps should improve your remote workflow to help you get more done on the move.
- Where you can find more tips on remote work and productivity? Being a remote team ourselves, we have a dedicated blog category where you can find more tips to improve your remote work and productivity.
Settling into a productive yet fulfilling remote work routine is nothing short of an art form. Whether you work from your bed, the couch, or while flying over the Black Sea to your next adventure, the office of a remote worker can take many (and virtually any) forms. With this freedom also comes limitation: you don’t have access to a traditional desk area nor can you take advantage of company products.
Fear not – we’ve got you covered! From productivity devices to travel essentials, these gadgets for remote workers will totally improve your digital nomad lifestyle.
Satechi Type-C 75W Multiport Travel Charger
When it comes to working on the go, you need ports and a lot of them. The Satechi Multiport Travel Charger combines a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and a USB-C port for up to 60W of power. Using the travel charger, you can charge up to four devices at a time. The fast charging feature offers 50% charge in just half an hour.
TwelveSouth PlugBug Duo MacBook Travel Adapter
Whether you’re traveling domestically or internationally, plug space is valuable real estate. The PlugBug Duo allows you to use your new USB-C MacBook charger and charge your older devices at the same time. Simply snap PlugBug Duo onto your power adapter, and you’ll also add two regular USB charging ports.
BatteryBox – External Portable MacBook Battery
Does your lifestyle take you a little off the beaten path? If you like to work with a view, make sure you have a portable power system that can keep up. BatteryBox includes a special cable for powering your MacBook and a USB port to charge your phone, tablet or any other gadget on the go. The device will come handy when you’re unable to find a usable power outlet outdoors.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 2-in-1 Laptop
If you’re not a Mac person, you need a laptop that can cater to your digital nomad lifestyle like a pro. Featuring the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processor, this mighty all-in-one device is perfect for everything from working to streaming to playing. In addition, it’s always on and ready. With the 13.5-hour battery life, you’ll never have to worry about being tethered to an outlet. You can choose to use the Surface Pro 6 in Laptop Mode, Studio Mode, or Tablet Mode.
SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD 500GB
Any and every digital nomad will agree: the less you can carry, the better. While you have already minimized your toiletries and necessities, the SanDisk Extreme 500 lets you cut down on your digital needs. It’s less than half the size of a smartphone. With read speeds of up to 430 mb/s, you can quickly transfer large photo libraries and videos.
Alcove Mobile Laptop Privacy Workstation
Make everywhere your own personal office with the Alcove Mobile Laptop Privacy Workstation. This laptop case serves a dual purpose: when open, it gives you total privacy with unfolding walls. The Alcove is superbly compact and lightweight while adding protection to your device when folded down. When you need to get some work done, simply unfold and you’re good to go.
TimeFlip Time-Tracking Device
Ever wonder how the day seems to fly by yet your to-do list remains just as long? It could be about how you manage your time. TimeFlip helps you keep a physical grasp on how long your tasks take you. Throughout your day, you flip the device over to reveal the task at hand. It automatically syncs with the app on your smartphone so you can visualize how you use your time.
Melomind Relaxation Headset
Even if you’re working on a remote tropical island, the stress of the day can still get to you. Make sure you set aside some time to help your brain and body recover. The Melomind Headset is able to train your brain to relax so you can better cope with stress and reduce the chances of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and more. Melomind works by providing you with an audio soundscape which responds to your brainwaves. As you relax, the music will modulate in sync with your brain waves in real time.
Do you work remotely? Which of these gadgets would benefit your work life? Share with us in the comments below.
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