HUMANS ARE AWESOME
Written by: Hanadi El Sayyed
We are not going back to the way we worked before the pandemic. This new norm has opened our eyes to the benefits of having a remote workforce to drive productivity at work.
Being a remote team ourselves, we understand the importance of having the right tools to keep us focused. So we decided to search high and low for the must-have workspace gadgets that can keep us motivated and focused when we work from our home offices, and share some with you.
TimeFlip2 is a simple powerful tool that will track your time. This time tracker has twelve sides, so you can have a wide variety of tasks assigned to it. And it comes with stickers so you can customize it to your specific needs. Some of the features include an embedded LED for instant visual feedback on your time; it runs on AA batteries; Pomodoro timer to split work in sprints for maximum efficiency; integrated data analytics to optimize your productivity; easy to use web interface; data export and integration, and you can just tap it to pause or resume tracking.
Stay cool with this silent, almost invisible, desk fan the sound produced is quieter than 40 decibels. With seven blades in the front as well as the five blades on the back, they efficiently move air throughout your space. You have the choice between two speeds and comes in 2 colors – a black or white exterior – to let you match any space. It uses a USB port for power so it easily plugs into your computer or laptop.
If you want a space where you can feel good in your body and do your best work at home, the most valuable thing you can do is begin by investing in an adjustable-height desk. The Jarvis desk is a popular favorite among the Verge’s staff. Easily assembled, it has the option to sit or stand, when you’re cooped up in your room or home office all day. This makes a big difference. Plus it looks great and has some nice customization options for color and desk material. It comes with a range of accessories like casters so you can wheel it around the house. It’s a comfortable, stable, spacious desk that has more versatility than typical desk options. Our favorite part is that, for the desktop, Fully uses sustainable bamboo grown without pesticides or fertilizers.
You might need more ports than your MacBook has to offer. The Henge Docks Stone USB-C Tethered Docking Station is a lifesaver. It offers three USB 3.1 ports, a USB-C port, a MiniDisplay port, and an SD card reader. The best part is that its design is so aesthetic with its stone-cold good looks. It has audio, ethernet, and power supply outlets, and is very light you can easily take it with you wherever your laptop goes.
LIFTiD is a sophisticated and safe Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (also known as tDCS) device supported by over 4,000 published studies, and designed & backed by a world-renowned neuroscience team. tDCS is an increasingly popular form of neurostimulation that applies a mild electric current through two electrodes to targeted areas of the brain as an alternative to chemical stimulants such as caffeine, sugar, and other performance enhancers. Liftid neurostimulation specifically targets the prefrontal cortex area of the brain, an area associated with cognitive performance, including attention, focus, alertness, and productivity. When preparing for an important meeting or presentation, put on the Liftid headband for 20 minutes to improve your attention and focus.
An ultrawide curved monitor is the best purchase you can make for working from home. The HP EliteDisplay S340c Curved Monitor is what we recommend when collaborating with people in another office or country. This 34″ monitor and sharp resolution workspace makes the most of all the space it has and is ideal for your video conference calls. It has a pop-up webcam along with impressive sound and video quality. No more cramped windows or glitchy connections.
So are you ready to transform your remote workspace experience and step into the new work norm with efficiency and style?
Hanadi El Sayyed