Are you enjoying the new work from home norm? I hear you, this change was hard when we were sanctioned to work from home back in March 2020. Everybody was faced with a unique challenge. However, the most common one was having a steady Internet service. I decided to settle for Spectrum mobile to stay connected and stay productive at work. It was the best decision ever!
Most of us have adjusted to this new normal however, a lot can still be done to improve our WFH experience. Choosing the right home office essentials is one of them.
So here goes the list of 10 essentials to upgrade your experience, stay productive and motivated:
1: Logitech MX Anywhere 3
Originally, this mouse was designed for travel but it has proven to be a great all-rounder. It has programmable side buttons and a scroll wheel. Also, it can handle any pointing tasks. You will have to charge it via USB-C. An Apple model of MX anywhere 3 is also available.
2: Bamboo Standing Desk
In case you haven’t yet invested in a desk, this one deserves your attention. This Jarvis desk is available in 6 sizes and you can raise it to your preferred height. It is comfortable, spacious, and stable.
3: Aukey Omnia 65W Charger
Modern gadgets have transitioned to USB-C charging. However, most of us are still stuck with USB-A cables. No worries, the Aukey Omnia Charger accepts both types of jacks. It can charge your laptop and some other gadgets. Plus, it is not that heavy on the bank.
4: Apple Magic keyboard
If your job requires lots of typing and you are doing it on a laptop, this one’s for you.
This magic keyboard will transform your laptop into a desktop. It features the design of a Mac keyboard and it’s wireless. You can connect it via Bluetooth. The battery of this magic keyboard is rechargeable via USB. The best part is it can last for a month on a single charge!
It’s compact and it will help you get things done faster. A larger version of the Apple Magic keyboard with a numeric keypad is available as well.
5: Lamicall Flexible Phone Holder
Depending on how much you use your phone for work-related activities, this is one of the best essentials you can purchase. This Gooseneck phone holder allows you to multitask while you are using the phone.
And when you are not using it for work, you can use it for routine matters too such as talking to a friend while cooking. It’s affordable and it is worth it.
6: Amethyst Cluster
To buy this essential, you don’t have to be spiritual.
I would say buy this chunky piece of purple amethyst crystal and let it sit on your desk because it’s aesthetically pleasing. Some mediation professors believe this crystal can prevent harmful rays produced by electronics. Since we are surrounded by gadgets, it’s nice to have accessories.
7: Miracle TimeCube Timer
If you are having a hard time staying productive, this piece of accessory will help you big time. It will help you avoid distractions like Snapchat or online shopping. Some people have claimed it has helped them work for 2 hours straight without feeling burnt out.
Flip the cube for setting the count down and the timer will begin. Now, focus on the task at hand until the timer says you can take a break.
8: ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion
It does matter if you are using a stool to work or a proper office chair, you need comfortable seating to prevent backache and body pain.
This comfilife gel enhanced seat cushion will add a layer of comfort to your seat regardless of its type. The cushion is constructed from gel memory foam and has a non-slip rubber bottom. You can also carry it with you while traveling.
It has a velour cover, which is removable and washable. I felt this cushion has been designed for work from home environment. The support it offers reduces pressure on the tailbone.
9: Shure MV5
This microphone produces high-quality audio, which makes it ideal for Zoom meetings and web conference sessions. It’s not ideal for high-stake recording, though. This microphone supports USB-C ports and lightning cables.
Shure MV5 is pretty basic. If you are looking for an advanced mic, check out Blue Yeti. It can optimize the sounds with its 3 capsule microphones.
10: Sansevieria Zeylanica Plant
If you can’t afford an air purifier, get yourself this air purifying plant to remove toxins from your environment. It will keep you calm and add aesthetics to the room. This plant is very low maintenance (requires low light, very little water, and can fit small spaces).