5 Great Gadgets for Remote Work

by Staff & Contributors

If you are working from home or remotely, there are certain gadgets and accessories that you should consider investing in. Somethings are essential, whereas others are things that will simply enhance your work experience and making your workflow much easier. We spoke with TechQuarters, an IT support company UK businesses based in London have been supported by for more than a decade. They discussed their picks for the most important gadgets for remote work and working from home.

 

Ergonomic Chair

Back when you worked in the office, your employer probably provided you with office chairs specifically designed to make sitting in them all day as comfortable and healthy as possible. Whereas now, when working from home, many people are now sitting on dining chairs for 8 hours a day, or even worse, they’re sitting on the sofa.

An ergonomic chair is an essential part of remote working, because bad posture can drastically effect your performance, and even result in injuries. Managed service providers UK businesses are partnered with, such as TechQuarters, may be able to provide their customers with ergonomic chairs through vendors they themselves are partnered with. However, there are also some very affordable options on the market for individuals.

 

Laptop stand

If you use a laptop (which a large portion of the remote workforce does) then you don’t want to be craning your neck down for 8 hours a day. Maintaining good posture throughout the day is essential to work, which is why a laptop stand to raise your eyeline is very important. This leads onto another important set of gadgets….

 

Wireless Keyboard + Mouse

As raising your laptop up is important to maintain good posture, you ought to also invest in a good wireless keyboard and mouse – because it won’t be comfortable having to raise your arms to reach your laptop’s keyboard as it sits up on the stand. A wireless keyboard and mouse also means your hands won’t be limited to the small space on your laptop – you can spread them out, and rest your arms in whatever way they feel comfortable.

 

USB monitor

While this is not an essential gadget if you have a laptop, you will definitely thank yourself for investing in an additional monitor. You will be able to have more windows open and in view, so you can view your whole workflow with a single glance, making multi-tasking much easier.

The benefit of a USB-C Monitor in particular is the cable management is so much more streamlined. USB supports video, audio, data and power delivery all through one cable.

 

Wi-Fi Nest

Most IT support providers will tell you that a consistent Wi-Fi connection is the most important thing to have when working remotely. When you’re working from home, you don’t want to be limited to whatever spot gets you an uninterrupted Wi-Fi connection. You want to know that, wherever you are in your home, you’ll get a clear and strong internet connection. Of course, a lot of this has to do with the area you live in, and also your internet service provider; however, if you have good bandwidth and strong connection, you can distribute it evenly throughout your home by installing a Wi-Fi nest in your house. These are comprised of a series of modular receivers that connect to a main router, ensuring even connection in every room.

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