These devices can help you set up a more effective workstation (no matter where you are)
For over two years, we’ve witnessed a drastic shift to remote work, which means office-dwelling employees have had to recalibrate their work setups and work-life necessities.
But what makes an efficient workspace anyway for someone working at home, on-site, or on the go? Some solutions for remote workers include purchasing an ergonomic chair, investing in housekeeping items like mouse and cord organizers, and upgrading their Wi-Fi router.
In the electronic devices department, what else is worth considering? Scroll through for five remote workstation must-haves.
First on the list is a portable electronic device to help you get in the zone and stay in the zone. Of course, noise-canceling headphones are great for those ambient music playlists, too.
A high-quality pair is beneficial to a remote worker also dealing with business calls and virtual meetings, working to provide comfort even after long hours of use. Some that come highly recommended are the BOSE Noise Canceling Headphones 700, BOSE QuietComfort 45, and SONY WH-1000XM4.
An Apple Watch
It’s easy to get lost in time when you’re working at home or in your go-to café. Bring some balance to your daily hustle with the Apple Watch Series 7. The newest model supports faster charging, so you can stay on top of your work while on the go. You can text, reply to emails, answer calls, and listen to your favorite playlists or podcasts without having to unlock or access your phone.
The Apple Watch is not only a future-forward companion for your productivity but also for your health and wellness goals. It can detect if you’ve been sitting for too long, notifying you when it’s time to get moving. You can also connect with various fitness and mindfulness apps (though its built-in features already track your vitals, sleep, and daily steps). The newly launched Apple Watch Series 7 also supports blood oxygen and ECH checks.
If you’re a Globe Postpaid customer looking for a new smartwatch, check out the Great Gadget Sale under G’s Super Sale, where you can find great deals on the brand-new Apple Watch Series 7.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4
The flip phone craze is back with the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Fold4.
A little more expensive than their predecessors, these new smartphones are slimmer, lighter, more durable, and more compatible software-wise in flex mode. With their ability to work as a smartphone and a tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Fold4 are perfect additions to any dedicated workspace.
This item depends, of course, on your current workstation, the amount of space available to you, and your budget.
Research has shown that dual monitors aid in maintaining focus and lower the time for home office dwellers to complete their tasks. If you think about how often you go through different tabs or windows on your laptop, this cuts that process short. Springing for another screen—a tablet in the case of the digital nomad, a monitor in the case of the home office user—can amplify your productivity in this manner.
Consider the Apple iPad Air. This is a fantastic gadget on its own but can be attached to your Mac via the Sidecar system or connected using a USB cable.
With today’s laptop designs having fewer ports for other peripherals, it pays to have a multi-port adapter at your disposal. This extra plug instantly maximizes your workspace once connected to your laptop.
The best multi-port adapters of the year include the Anker 5-in-1 USB-C Hub, the Satechi USB-C Hybrid Multiport Adapter, the Plugable USB-C Triple Display Docking Station (perfect for a multi-monitor workstation), and the Twelve South StayGo Mini (great for the iPad).
An External Hard Drive
You might be wondering, why would I need an external hard drive when I have all my devices within hand’s reach?
A reliable external hard drive is a storage hub that lets you free up space on your devices, making them work more efficiently. You’ll be at peace, too, knowing your files are safe and protected.
You can choose between high-speed, high-performance drives and durable ones if you happen to always be on the go. Some recommendations include the Seagate Backup Plus 5TB external hard drive, the Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q 4TB USB/Thunderbolt external SSD, the Aegis Desktop 4 TB FIPS 140-2 encrypted external hard drive, and the SanDisk G-Drive Professional 18TB external hard drive.
As remote work truly shapes up to be the work setup of the future, take the time to double-check what electronic devices may still be lacking in your dedicated workspace. Happy shopping!