Working from home doesn’t have to mean limiting yourself with typical household standards regarding your work paraphernalia. You have to arm yourself to the teeth with the latest technology, and thankfully there is a wealth of new office gadgets available on the market that will make any home-based creative professional happy. I know they often say that work isn’t supposed to be fun or easy, but there are some useful gadgets that can accomplish those feats. From techy desks to cutting edge printers, here’s the top 5 gadgets your home office needs.
1:- Stir Kinetic Desk M1
It costs a little more than the standard IKEA piece, but this curvy, sleek sibling of the standing desk gives more than it takes. Just like the typical standing desk, there are plenty of health benefits when it comes to avoiding sitting all day. Think of the money saved on chiropractic and massage appointments. Also, you are certain to shed a few extra pounds if you stand at least half the day. What’s more, the sleek, slim profile supports most accessories you can toss its way. Its futuristic design will make you feel like the boss you are. Oh, and the best thing about this futuristic desk? You’ll feel like Tony Stark swiping your fingers across the surface. Awesome!
- The Dimension of the desk is 59.5″ X 29.5″ X 1.125″. Its hieght is adjustable and approximately 25″ to 50.5″ electrically actuated.
- It comes with 1GHz Cortex-A8 Processor and 4 AC outlets.
- Wifi: 802.aab/g/n 2.g GHz, Bluetooth 4.0 and Fibit support.
- Capacitive LCD touchscreen and 5″ size. And comes with 800×480 resolution. Also with Inlaid in desk surface
2:- Aeron Chair
Not all chairs are created…like Aeron chairs. Every material, every mechanism on Aeron shows the art and science of seating. If you fancy sitting in style while pulling an all-nighter, then you need this chair. Accompany this chair with the Kinetic desk mentioned above, and your body will thank you! While I always recommend standing at least half the day, eventually you will want to sit down and do your work. This is the chair to sit in. The patented mechanism allows you to recline gracefully, as your body swivels perfectly at the knees, hips, and ankles. Personally, I can sit with my Aeron chair all day long.
3:- The Conference Mate
Because not all home-based professionals are introverted. This nifty device is very light and portable, measuring only “4×4”. It can be easily paired with your iPhone or Android, tablets, Windows PC, Mac, and other Bluetooth devices. Don’t have a Bluetooth capable device? No problem. Your Non-Bluetooth gadgets can also connect, via the 3.5mm jack that comes with the package or through your own cable.
Use this whenever your client calls or when one or more people in your team are working on the same project. Kinda reminds us of a certain Charlie if you ask me. The Conference Mate doesn’t only make telecommuting easier, but it is the basis of staying organized when working remotely. It can often be difficult to stay aligned with tasks and timelines when you aren’t working side-by-side with your coworkers. Team projects can be quite burdensome if you don’t have the tools to stay in communication.
4:- Moleskine Smart Notebook
The evolution of paper – a heaven-sent tool for artists and creatives alike. The Moleskine Smart Notebook, Creative Cloud connected lets you instantly turn hand-drawn sketches into entirely workable digital files. Easily write and draw on any page in this notebook, download the Creative Cloud connected Moleskine app directly from the Apple Store and use it next time to capture your drawing. Just like the Conference Mate above, this tool is useful for the non-creatives as well. There are times when you want to sketch out a plan on a whiteboard in a meeting room, so allow this notebook to be your virtual scratchpad in your virtual meeting room!
5:- Konica Minolta A3 Printer
What creative professional doesn’t require a printer? If you’re serious about your business, then you need a serious printer. Konica Minolta A3 printers are unique because of the whole range of function their 3D printer series offers. From small businesses to large corporations, the Konica Minolta bizhub A3 colour series can help you work quicker and more efficiently, resulting to better production and prototype/product material. I’m all about being green and conserving on limited resources, but sometimes as office professionals we just need to print out our work in order to analyze it better.
That’s it! What other tool do you use in your own home office? Share it with us in the comments below!