Remote work is here to stay—these gadgets and accessories can help
Do you wish you could work remotely even after COVID-19? Well, you might want to invest in a few more sets of loungewear because it looks like remote work may become permanent at many companies around the world. But will your makeshift work-from-home setup be up to the task? Check out these gadgets and accessories to make sure you rock at work, even if you're in your PJs.
If COVID-19 has you working remotely, it’s likely you’ve found a good home office setup by now. You’re doing your best to keep in touch with your team and maintain a healthy work/home balance. We know it isn’t easy. But by the looks of it, employers are finding remote work to be more productive. So much so that your boss might never ask you to come back. Working from home is here to stay and these remote work gadgets and accessories can help.
With Twitter and Square announcing the option for their employees to work from home forever, and Facebook and Google letting their staff work remotely for the rest of 2020, working from home may become the new normal. Can you imagine working in your comfiest clothes all day and never having to commute to your office again? We can.
But permanent work-from-home requires a more serious setup. You’ll probably want to look into a mesh Wi-Fi system. And a sit-stand desk wouldn’t be a bad idea, either. If your company is thinking about—or already has—made the switch, we’ve got you covered with the gadgets below.
Logitech POWERED 3-in-1 Dock Wireless Charging Station
The Logitech POWERED 3-in-1 Dock Wireless Charging Station will help you keep all your devices at 100%. This convenient dock can power your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch at the same time. Although this gadget is designed for Apple devices, it can also power any Qi-enabled device. Impressively, this remote work gadget also lets you fast charge two iPhones at once.
Panasonic RZ-S500W Wireless Bluetooth Earphones
Remote work needs your concentration. And a the Panasonic RZ-S500W Wireless Bluetooth Earphones can help you focus since it blocks sound. These earphones offer 50 different noise-cancellation levels which can vary depending on whether you’re inside or outside. But these gadgets aren’t just for work. With an IPX4 splash-resistance rating, they can take a drizzle or some sweat while you go for a run.
Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball Mouse
When you spend long hours in front of a computer, you need a comfortable mouse. The Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball Mouse is it. This mouse has a built-in trackball that keeps it in one place and helps you stabilize your arm and hand. Plus, the shape is super comfy for all-day use. Completely wireless, this mouse will let you use your computer from a distance of up to 30 feet.
Satechi Type-C Aluminum iMac Monitor Stand Hub
Successful remote work depends on an organized workspace. And the Satechi Type-C Aluminum iMac Monitor Stand Hub can clear the wire clutter on your desk. Designed for your iMac, the Satechi Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand has integrated USB 3.0 ports and a USB-C data port. It also has SD and micro SD card slots along with an audio jack. This gadget helps you have all the crucial ports easily accessible throughout your workday.
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i 2-in-1 Tablet
Even if your company has switched to remote work, it’s likely you’ll still need to meet with clients every now and then. For those times when you don’t want to lug your work laptop with you, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i 2-in-1 Tablet is an excellent option. This detachable 2-in-1 device works with LTE, so you’ll be reachable wherever you go. And it’s easy to use with its Bluetooth keyboard that you can attach or detach. Best of all, the 10.3-inch Full HD IPS display makes it easy to see everything you’re working on.
The napEazy Posture-Correcting Pillow
It’s amazing how tired you can get when you’re working on your own. When you feel the need to take a power-nap at your desk, the napEazy Posture-Correcting Pillow can help you relax in three different positions by aligning your spine. Also, this remote work gadget can support your lower back while you work.
Twelve South StayGo USB-C Organized Desktop Hub
A compact gadget that will help you keep your work-from-home setup organized is the Twelve South StayGo USB-C Organized Desktop Hub. It has extra cord length that lets you hide it under your desk or behind your computer. And when it comes to ports, this hub should have everything you need: 4K HDMI, three USB-A, Gigabit Ethernet, SD, and micro SD.
AiT Smart One App-Controlled Desk
One of the best parts of working remotely is getting to choose your own desk. An excellent sit-stand option is the AiT Smart One App-Controlled Desk. This unique, height-adjustable desk keeps your health in mind and is easy to control with its smartphone app. The special features on this desk include an air quality sensor, aromatherapy diffuser, wireless charger, and more.
LTC LK-301 Nimbleback Bluetooth Low Profile Switch Keyboard
Sometimes you just need to work in a different location. When that happens, the LTC LK-301 Nimbleback Bluetooth Low Profile Switch Keyboard can help. This lightweight, minimalist keyboard is easy to travel with, whether you’re going across the country or just upstairs. What’s more, this Bluetooth keyboard comes with 17 backlighting modes and nine different side lighting options.
Tenda Nova MW6 Mesh Whole-Home System
And of course, remote work needs reliable internet. The Tenda Nova MW6 Mesh Whole-Home System is just what you’re looking for. This mesh Wi-Fi system can cover up to 6,000 square feet, which probably covers your entire home. Another great feature of the Nova MW6 is that it will integrate easily with your smart home since it responds to both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
I hope these remote work gadgets and accessories turbocharge your work-from-home setup. For me, I’m thinking a pair of those noise-canceling earphones from Panasonic are looking pretty good right about now. What about you? Let us know!
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