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ESSENTIALS: Home Office Gadgets

Working from home requires the right kind of gadgets. The durability, performance quality and accessibility of these tools and equipment decides the flow of work and affects your business performance. We’ve compiled a list of gadgets you may need on priority, at your home office.

Laptop/IPad/Tablet

Working from home requires a work station, in today’s digitally connected world. Based on your requirements, you can choose a machine. A laptop can deliver almost all heavy tasks but if you don’t deal with heavy work, in terms of file size and format, you can opt for an ipad or a Tablet which is easier to carry around.

Things to consider:

– Portability

– Connectivity

– Screen readability

– Camera quality

– Sufficient space

– Battery life

Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Wireless Broadband

With most work happening online these days, the next upgrade on priority should be a solid internet connection. You may not want to get hassled by weak connections during some important video calls or while sending some important emails.

Things to consider:

– Connectivity

– Download speeds

– Data plans

– Portability

– Service provider’s reach in the country

– Pricing and offers

Smart Speakers

Smart speakers are getting known as a great medium for organising work, scheduling appointments and alarms, tracking calendars and much more. With voice-controlled intelligent services, smart speakers have already become the newest tech innovation to responsively fulfill basic as well as complex queries. Some devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home can also control several small devices, acting as a home automation hub.

Things to consider:

– Brand

– Features

– Development of AI Tech

– Budget

– Audio quality

– Portability

– Bluetooth connectivity

Wireless Scanner and Printer

If your work involves printing documents or getting them scanned, a printer/scanner can come in handy rather than opting for professional services. A wireless machine can help you with portability and doesn’t take much space either.

Things to consider:

– Brand

– Wireless capabilities

– Printing quality

– Scanner camera quality

– Connectivity with phone or laptop

Bluetooth Headset

Does your job involve a lot of phone calls, telesales or video call meetings? Then it’s great to own a bluetooth headset that will ease the stress of holding a phone for long conversations or not being able to conduct video calls in public. With everyone and their jobs being on-the-go, most people need a good bluetooth headset. Because you never know when your client or a senior colleague might want to schedule a video conference. What’s better? To take some time off work, you can quickly switch to music mode and get back in the groove.

Things to consider:

– Bluetooth connectivity

– Range and strength

– Audio quality

– Gesture or button controls

– Control over answering calls

– Pricing and battery life

Multi-Function Lamp

Long hours, and sometimes even late hours of working require adequate lighting. LED desk lamps come with different color modes, brightness levels and features based on kinds of tasks, including yellow light for screens, warm white for reading and cool white for writing.

Things to consider:

– Light quality

– Brightness levels

– Features

– Portability

– Wall-mounted, clamp-mounted or flat lamps

– Battery life

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