The COVID-19 pandemic has made working from home the new normal. Dissatisfied with your home office setup? There’s still time to fix that. While some of us are returning to the office, feel free to take these work from home gadgets back and upgrade your office setup.
Baseus i-wok Series Monitor LED Screen Hanging Light
We’re staring at our screens more than before, no thanks to work from home and con-calls at weird times. A well-lit desk is key to reducing eye fatigue and my solution is the Baseus i-wok Series Monitor LED Screen Hanging Light. A needlessly complicated name? Yes, but it is simple to set up, and will help illuminate your desk without added glare. Prices can go as low as S$30 when on sale.
Keychron K2 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
Look, typing on your laptop keyboard always isn’t the best experience, so get the the S$139-ish Keychron K2 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard will make your finger happy. It connects up to three Bluetooth devices so you can type on your notebook, smartphone(s) or tablet conveniently. Using Gateron mechanical keyboard switches, it’s a compelling upgrade over the regular notebook keyboard experience.
HP Envy 6020 All-in-One Printer
Your home office isn’t complete without a printer, and this sub-S$130 printer lets you scan, copy, and, well, print. The inkjet HP Envy 6020 All-in-One Printer is pretty much what its name suggests, offering you both black-and-white and color prints. Additional color cartridges will cost you about S$20, and last for about 100 pages.
Creative ChatMax HS-720 v2
Creative’s latest offering is proof we don’t always need to spend too much to sound good during virtual meetings. The Creative ChatMax HS-720 v2 does this for cheap at S$49, offering great-sounding audio and is pretty comfortable to wear for your hour-long meeting. This is one of the must-have work from home gadgets in our list.
Poly EagleEye Mini USB Camera
Working from home means online meetings and looking your best on the screen. As its name suggests, the S$236 Poly EagleEye Mini USB Camera delivers clear sharp video (like the view from a soaring eagle) to your audience, even in low-light. It’s not cheap, but it’s a huge visual upgrade to make you look good in meetings and even live streams (if you do that). It may be cheaper on Amazon, but availability may be an issue.