The Best Tech for Working from Home 2021
The Best Tech for Working from Home 2021
With the recent move away from exclusively office-based working, more people are setting up a home office for remote work. It’s important to maintain a level of comfort and productivity from home, so your remote working space should be designed with this in mind. This will include the home office tech you’ll want to use.
These are the best working from home gadgets so you can work remotely efficiently.
It goes without saying that you’ll need a suitable laptop for home working. Look for a good model with ample storage. This means you’ll have no trouble sending emails or researching on the web. The last thing you’ll want is to have your productivity slow down because of a sluggish laptop, so do your research before committing to a model.
You might want to look into a 2-in-1 laptop and tablet, which you can adapt to your needs, so you can take part in a video conference or edit documents. You’ll find plenty of models that are powerful enough to accommodate working from home.
Nobody wants to use a fiddly laptop trackpad all day. If you’re used to using a mouse in the office, make sure to get one for your work from home office setup too. A wireless mouse will give you the freedom to move around, plus you can avoid messing around with annoying cables.
The Leitz Cosy Wireless Mouse has a sleek minimalist design and comes in a range of colours to compliment your home office. This mouse has precision tracking ensured on any surface, plus it has security and personalisation options so it can adapt to your surroundings.
Ergonomic desk products
You could end up with aches and pains if you don’t have the same level of support at your home workstation that you’re used to in the office. However, this is easily rectified with the right ergonomic workstation products.
A monitor stand is essential for ensuring your screen is at the correct height, so you can reduce getting headaches working from home. An adjustable monitor stand is ideal if you will be changing positions throughout the day. Thanks to the ergonomic design, you’ll be able to keep your screen at the right distance to alleviate eye and neck pain, without having to stay in a static position for too long. A monitor stand will also mean you can free up some space and keep a clear workstation by utilising the area underneath the stand.
When typing or using a mouse, your wrists should be in a neutral position. If they’re bent up or down for too long, you could end up hurting yourself. There are some mouse pads with adjustable wrist rests available to maintain good posture, whilst also allowing your hands to move freely. You should also look into an adjustable key board wrist rest so you can sustain comfort and productivity when typing for long periods of time.
Another way to streamline your home office setup is to get a wireless charger for your phone. You won’t have to worry about repeatedly plugging a charger into your phone, as a wireless charger will discreetly sit on your desk. The benefit of a wireless charger is that you can easily place your phone down and pick it up again, knowing that it will always be fully charged and ready for your calls.
When you’re working from home, you may have confidential documents that you need to safely dispose of. You might not want to risk travelling with them to the office to dispose of them there, so the best option is to get a paper shredder for your home office. This way you’ll be able to dispose of sensitive documents quickly, whilst keeping GDPR compliant.
Leitz has a huge range of paper shredders to suit your work from home setup, whether you need something small to fit under your desk or something larger for bigger jobs. Our shredders come in different security levels so you can find the right one for your needs. Our easy-to-use and quiet shredders will help you to maintain a calm and efficient working environment, even from home.
Food delivery apps
You don’t need to miss out on restaurant food just because you’re working from home. Food delivery apps like Deliveroo and UberEats can bring the culinary delights of the city centre to you, without you having to leave the comfort of your home. If you’re looking for a small café lunch or even a bigger treat meal, there’s a huge range of restaurants available who will now be able to deliver to you with just the click of a button.
One of the benefits of working from home is that you get to decide what music is played. A portable speaker with Bluetooth will allow you to enjoy music without headphones and also take calls through the same speaker. A portable speaker can be used anywhere, so you can get full functionality from it when remote working, on a business trip, or in the office.
The Leitz WOW Mini Conference Bluetooth Speaker has a rich sound and sleek design to fit in your home office. It also features a built-in microphone so you can effortlessly use it for high-quality phone calls.
Noise cancelling headphones
If there are other people in your house, or if you have loud neighbours, noise cancelling headphones can be a great alternative to using a speaker. If you need privacy or just don’t want to disturb others, the right headphones will let you carry on with your work undisturbed.
There are a range of headphones available, whether you prefer over-ear or in-ear, Bluetooth or plug-in, to suit a range of budgets. Headphones can make a huge difference to helping you stay focused when there are distractions going on outside your home office.
If your home office lighting is currently lacking, a desk lamp can be a simple solution to increase illumination. If you need your video calls made brighter or want to ease the strain on your eyes from looking at a screen, a lamp can quickly change the lighting to keep you focused and productive.
Leitz Style Smart LED Desk Lamp automatically adjusts to your working conditions, regulating the light levels for your personal requirements. You can set the light intensity and colour temperature parameters easily using an app on your phone.
There are many models of printer which now offer multi-functionality, including scanning and copying documents. There are plenty of models small enough to fit in any size of home office, to keep your work from home set up streamlined.
A multifunction printer in your home office will mean you’ll have the ability to do all the jobs you could do in the office, like email important documents to colleagues, or print and post invoices to clients.
If you’re looking to set up a permanent home workstation, Leitz has a huge range of products and ideas so you can design a stylish home office to suit your needs.