Running your business from home can be a rewarding job with many benefits. One of the bonuses of working from home is the support you can get from the technical gadgets on the market. We have a look at ten of the most essential and fun devices to make your home office modern and professional.
Laptop or PC
Whilst there might be some of you that will scream bias, we found that one of the best alternatives for a work from home laptop is the Mac Book Pro with Retina Display. The computer has fantastic features and can run with the battery for over ten hours. It is the perfect tool for any home office. The laptop has powerful graphics and can run multiple applications, which is vital for any user.
Home Office Mobile Phones
The new I-phone XR is a must have for anyone who conducts video calls regularly from the phone. Boasting the most advanced LCD display available (Liquid Retina) the phone allows for seamless video and pictures. The phone is also one if the most secure on the market with modern facial recognition software helping keep unwanted parties away from your phone’s contents.
Web Cam and Microphone
The Logitech G922 Pro Stream is currently being voted the best webcam on the market. It has 1080p for amazing video calls and low light adjustments to ensure a quality picture all the time. If you do online presentations having a good microphone is crucial. The best microphone for pc users is Blue Yeti, and this is perfect for voice-overs, conference calls and podcast productions.
Quality Printer/ Copier
The Epson Expression Premium ET-7750 EcoTank is one of the best printers available for your home office needs. The multifunction printer can print, copy or scan and links seamlessly with Apple and Google applications. The printer has full Wi-Fi, Ethernet, SD Card and USB port enabling multiple ways to print or copy. Perhaps most importantly, this eco-friendly model allows for refillable bottles, helping reduce the amount of waste going into landfills.
Writeable Wall Paint
This may not be for everyone but what better way to take down notes or prepare a presentation than just writing it on your wall. The paint comes in various colors, and the writing wipes off when finished. Writeable paint is the perfect way to scribble your ideas down quickly, safe in the knowledge you won’t forget them later.
A real time saver for any remote worker is having the ability to have questions answered quickly. This is where some digital assistance will help, use any of the assistants available like Alexa, Siri and Cortana. A digital assistant can help with multiplication, answer questions and store your music playlist to keep you entertained.
The days of having to get up and manually change the temperature are now a thing of the past. Using a highly rated smart thermostat will let you monitor and control the temperature from your phone. This will not only save you time but also help to lower your heating bills, as you’re able to control the temperature only when it is needed.
Voice Activated Lighting
The world has been waiting for voice-activated products since Star Trek aired in the 1960s. Thankfully today we have them available, and they are no longer just a gimmick, they are useful. Voice-activated lighting is not merely switching lights on and off, and it can include color changes, mood settings and timers. Use smart lighting to brighten up your day as you work away in your home.
Getting a chair which has been engineered to help your posture is essential for those sitting at the desk for hours on end during a working day. The Sayl Chair designed by Yves Béhar fits the mold. The chair has an unframed backrest modeled on the Golden gate bridge and offers the ultimate in seating comfort.
Coffee on Tap
No home office is complete until there is a dedicated coffee machine present. There are many models available, but the Auroma Personalised coffee machine is the best on the market today. You can control and monitor grind size, water to coffee ratio, the temperature and total dissolved coffee to ensure the perfect brew every time.
We have listed a small sample of the gadgets and tools available for a modern home office. Check your tech magazines for the best gadgets coming soon to get inspiration. If you are running your own business, you will be able to deduct the cost from your tax bill so bring your company into the 21st century with the gadgets above.