We know that many of you are now working from home. By now, you are likely starting to fall into a routine for your home workday. Today, we wanted to share some of our favorite gadgets that make working from home easier and more comfortable. Studies have shown that employees working from home across the globe are working on average two more hours per day, so now is a great time to reward yourself for all of that hard work.
The stand brings your laptop to the ideal viewing height, which protects your neck and back from slouching. It’s also very sturdy and folds up to be quite compact. When it is safe to travel again, you’ll have no problem fitting this in your luggage and it weighs less than 6 ounces.
Penclic Bluetooth Mouse
This ergonomic mouse is designed to fit naturally in your hand to prevent strain from overuse. It is also smaller than a traditional mouse, giving you more space on your desk, which is great for those of us with smaller make-shift workspaces set up at home. The mouse connects to your computer via Bluetooth, meaning you won’t find yourself tangled in a cord. It is compatible with both Mac and Windows.
Think board is a clear sheet that can turn any surface into a dry erase board. This means you can turn your wall or desk into the perfect place to jot down notes. The sheet is also removable and will not damage the surface it was placed on. Right now the company is offering a discounted simple sheet as well as a discounted work from home package.
The Edge Desk
This adjustable, ergonomic desk is an investment. However, we like it because it is padded and provides a comfortable way to sit that prevents you from hunching or slouching. These can be really difficult habits to break, but this desk makes it easier.
Kangaroo Pro Junior
If the edge desk seems like too serious of a commitment, consider the Kangaroo Pro Junior, a standing desk converter. This allows you to use your regular desk as a standing desk, meaning you can spend fewer hours of your day sitting without compromising your work schedule. This model is ideal for those who use a monitor rather than a laptop, but there are lots of options on the market that can meet the needs of any set-up.
Logitech’s K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
If you work from a laptop, having a wireless laptop can be helpful because you can position your screen at eye level without worrying about access to the attached keyboard. There are pros and cons to both Bluetooth and USB keyboards, but is a Bluetooth model we really enjoy. One of the best features is the lighting that allows you to work in the dark.
This is a tool that you install on your computer that allows you to block or limit your use of certain websites to improve your focus. For example, you may block social media sites or Youtube. There are many products out there to help you do this, but this is one that we have found harder to crack if you try to break the rules you have set for yourself.
This is a digital to-do list tool that can help you keep track of everything you need to get done. You can nest lists of tasks within projects and collaborate with your team to ensure that nothing slips through the cracks while you are apart.
Do you have a favorite remote tool? Which of these would you like to try? Let us know on Twitter, @Conserisapp.
Note: This post is not sponsored, these are just products we like as remote workers that we think could be helpful.
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