Here are some accessories that will make working from home more pleasurable.
Working from home means you are likely to burn your Internet bandwith, especially if you are doing video conferencing. It may be time to consider upgrading your router. This one features 6Gbps of combined speed and six Gigabit ports to connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections.
NETGEAR Nighthawk AX6000 AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 AX Router – RAX80, from Lazada, $459
If you expect to be holding video meetings regularly for quite a while, then pick up a Logitech webcam. This is a 1080p webcam with an excellent stand for monitors, laptops and tripods. You won’t need to squint to see your co-worker’s presentation with this webcam. The richer colours also ensure you will look better in video calls without having to worry about poor lighting or fuzzy images while the clearer sounds ensure you’ll sound more natural.
LOGITECH 960-000738 HD WEBCAM C615, from Courts online store, $119
3USB FLASH DRIVE
A USB flash drive ensures you don’t need to lug along photocopies of important documents when you attend meetings from home. Store your essential documents in it and get them printed when needed.
100% Original Sandisk Pen Drive USB 3.1 Dual Interface OTG Flash Drive Type-C High Storage 32GB 64GB 128GB USB Flash Disk, from ezbuy, $18.15–$21.91
Invest in a pair of noise-cancelling headphones to shut out the noise of wailing babies and children yelling at each other inside the home as well as distractions from the outside while working from home. Bose noise-cancelling headphones are well suited for use during important work calls since the microphones can isolate your voice from background noises. They are so comfortable you can wear them throughout the workday without any problems.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, from Lazada, $599
5UNIVERSAL ACCESSORIES ORGANISER
If you do have to conduct meetings and presentations face to face, rummaging through your bag to look for items can be rather unprofessional. Why not stash them neatly in an organiser? It could even be helpful while you’re at home if you’re the sort who seems to lose things easily. The GRID-IT Accessory Organizer is good for storing digital devices as well as other items. You can get a large one to store all your electronic devices together with your non-tech gadgets or a few smaller ones to organise them separately.
Cocoon GRID-IT Accessory Organizer, from Lazada, $19.88
Ever notice how a laptop user ends up hunched over his screen, with his neck unnaturally extended? It’s not surprising many laptop users get neck aches and backaches! One easy way to get relief is to use a laptop stand for a better posture while working. This one by MOFT is one of the most stylish out there. Only 0.3cm-thick, it looks like a piece of origami, but offers a really stable surface to type on. Made of high-strength fiberglass, it unfolds to two height settings.
MOFT Origami Laptop Stand, from Interstellar Goods, $34.90
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