5 Work From Home Essentials For Your Office
For a comfortable and efficient #WFH setup, you’re going to need a number of office essentials. Everything in your home office setup should have a purpose. In this article, we share five essential items you need for any work-from-home office.
1. Adjustable Standing Desk
At the very center of any efficient work-from-home setup is your desk and your choice of desk is vitally important.
Lots of information exists pointing to the health risks of sitting idle for too long and how standing is a much healthier alternative. Standing, according to Healthline, can:
- Reduce the risk of weight gain, leading to obesity
- Lower blood sugar levels
- Lower your risk of heart disease, and other diseases linked to inactivity
- Reduce back pain caused by sitting for long periods
You should look to change your work position, both seated and standing, throughout the day and an adjustable standing desk allows you to do just that.
Some require you to manually turn a handle to lower or raise the desk, and more expensive models can be moved at the touch of a button.
2. Ergonomic Chair
When it comes to your health, your desk chair is arguably even more important than your desk. Many office chairs do not offer the necessary support to keep you comfortable and in the correct position for hours at a time.
Here’s what you should look for to find an ergonomic chair that works for you:
- Lumbar support, and the shape of the support in relation to the curvature of your lower back,
- Whether you can adjust the height of the chair and the arms rests, as ideally, your feet should rest flat on the floor, and your arms rest at a ninety-degree angle,
- Whether the chairs rolls (important for preventing strain when moving around and reaching for things) or if the chair has special wheels if your floor is carpeted, and
- Whether the chair has a swivel base, which, again, helps reduce strain.
3. Bluetooth Speaker
Listening to music through your headphones is great for focus. But sometimes, it’s nice to recreate the feel of an office with other people and be present in the room.
A good speaker can fill the room with your favorite music, or just some background noise, for those times you don’t want to be plugged in and fixated on your screen.
Our Vibration Speaker redefines the cellphone-connected Bluetooth speaker. It packs 36 explosive watts of power within its jet-black metal shell, overwhelming you with eruptive bass that prior to this day has only been heard in a subwoofer.
As a vibration speaker it can transmit sound through any object it is attached to – including tables, desks, windows, and walls. It will fill your entire office with sound. This speaker features an aluminum body design and touch controls on the top of the device
4. Laptop Stand
If you purchase a laptop for working at home, you will also want to consider purchasing a laptop stand. Using a laptop without a stand for a long time creates a posture problem that leaves you with neck and shoulder pain. And the longer this goes on, the more constricted those muscles become.
For some who fail to address the problem, it can take years of physiotherapy and conscious adjustment to relieve the pain and correct the imbalances.
A laptop stand goes a long way to solve this problem. They do this by elevating the laptop screen closer to your eye level. This stops you from hunching forward and keeps you in a healthier, upright position.
5. Wireless Charger
Wireless charging has been around for a good few years and has gained more and more popularity. Along with Apple's getting in on the scene this year: with its flagship iPhone X coming with wireless charging capabilities, it's fair to say this capability has taken off. Having a wireless charger means you don't have to fiddle with cables and wires and it reduces wear and tear on your device.
The SurgeDisk OTG1.0 is an elegant wireless charger as well as 2000 mAh portable power bank. This means you can unplug the wireless charger when you leave your home and have a little extra power for your mobile devices on the go.