Returning to the office after months of working from home is a drastic change.
Just last week, on the 5th of April, workplaces were allowed to have 75% of their employees return to the office. It might be a struggle for some to adjust to this sudden change in lifestyle again. Hence, we've compiled a list of products that could help you settle down into work more and get things done efficiently again.
1. HyperDrive SOLO 7-in-1The HyperDrive SOLO 7-in-1 is a Hub that adds 7 ports to any laptop or tablet that has USB-C. It produces crystal clear 4K 30Hz HDR video output on HDMI displays with direct HDMI connection.
But what if you have an old USB-A accessory? Well, don't fret! The SOLO 7-in-1 also allows you connect these USB-A devices to your modern USB-C device. Not to mention. it includes a high-speed USB 3.1 Gen 1 that's capable of 5Gb/s transfer speed! It also has essential ports for photography with quick data transfer from UHS-I MicroSD and SD 104MB/s.Ports featured:
- HDMI 4K30Hz
- MicroSD UHS-I
- SD UHS-I
- 2 x USB-A 5Gbps
- USB-C PD 60W
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
With features such as fast transfer speeds and 7 different ports to make use of, the HyperDrive SOLO 7-in-1 will definitely help you get things done more efficiently at work! Check it out here. You can also browse our HYPER collection.
2. raindesign mStandTransform your laptop into a stylish and comfortable workstation with the mStand by raindesign. It is a sturdy piece of aluminum with a design that provides stability and security for the user. Your laptop will enjoy the benefits of the aluminum build due to its cooling qualities as well as its ability to act as a heat sink!With a tilt design in place, your laptop will be elevated and its screen will be brought closer to you. No more straining your neck to get closer to your laptop! The tilt also improves the airflow of your laptop, preventing it from overheating.
If you have an eye for aesthetics then you'll love the anodized aluminum design that matches incredibly well with MacBooks! There's also a circular hole located at the centre that functions as a cable outlet to keep your desk neat and tidy. You won't have to worry about messy and tangled cables anytime soon! Another plus is that the space underneath is perfect for storing your keyboard and mouse! All in all, the raindesign mStand is a simple and stylish laptop stand that fits all MacBooks and most laptops. Buy it here.
You can also check out our raindesign collection that includes other high quality products!
3. Matias Wireless Aluminum KeyboardThe Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard is a sleek and stylish keyboard that fits easily into any workspace. It has a full numpad and features Mac-friendly function keys to control things like the screen brightness, volume and others. And yes, this keyboard is fully compatible with Windows and Android! You can pair up to 4 devices (e.g. iPad, iPhone, Windows, Android)
In terms of battery life performance, this keyboard can easily last 1 year! It includes a much bigger rechargeable battery that has a 1,600 mAh. That's 5 to 12 times bigger than what's inside most wireless keyboards. It's big enough to last a year on a single charge! Pretty impressive, right?
Some may find that other wireless keyboards will often power off and disconnect to save battery life, this leaves users frustrated that they have to wait for it to reconnect every single time. However, with the Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard, that won't be an issue! With such a large battery, it doesn't even need to disconnect at all. It stays on and always connected!
That's why this is an amazing keyboard to have at work. It offers so much convenience and allows you to get things done with efficiency and speed! So, why wait? Get it here! And feel free to browse our collection of Matias Keyboards here.
Bonus: If you're just looking for an affordable keyboard that gets the job done then check out the Logitech MK100 or Belkin K200 Keyboard. Both these keyboards will provide a fuss-free typing experience as you work!
4. G-Tech G Drive Mobile 4TB 5400rpm USB 3.0Stylish and portable: The G-Drive Mobile is a storage hard drive that features a plug-and-play USB 3.0 port with transfer speeds up to 130MB/s! It offers portable storage in a thin and aluminum design that complements your Mac computer. With up to 4TB of storage, you can easily back up your favourite videos, photos, music and other important documents wherever you go!
The G-Drive Mobile sparks a sturdy and sleek aluminum case built to travel well and complement your computer. It is Windows compatible and includes both USB-C & USB-A cables to make it universally compatible with USB 3.0, USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 computers. The G-Drive Mobile has native support for Apple Time Machine as well as Apple FileVault.And if you're worried about the security of your files then you can make use of the password protection and encryption features to protect your documents! With such quick transfer rates and a large storage space of 4TB, the G-Drive Mobile is a perfect storage device to have with you at the office! Get it here. And check out our G-Tech collection here.
5. Plantronics Blackwire 3225 HeadsetThe Plantronics Blackwire 3225 offers wideband, noise-cancelling microphone and hi-fi stereo sound options. The headset offers professional sound quality in a durable, portable and comfortable design, making it a wallet-friendly solution for any type of enterprise!
As for connectivity, you'll be able handle your PC calls using USB or USB-C, or plug directly into your smart device with the 3.5mm connection. It also features simple call management like the inline controls to answer or end calls, volume controls and even a mute setting. Installation of firmware and software is a breeze with the Blackwire 3225. It provides UC Toolkit resources that make IT deployment and management seamless, ensuring full compatibility and functionality of the headset. With brilliant audio quality for both you and the receiver of the call, the Plantronics Blackwire 3225 makes a great headset for work!
The Blackwire 3225 is compatible with Windows and Mac OS. It is ideal for users transitioning to PC for conference calls, webinars, music and other multimedia applications.
Now let's talk about the audio quality a bit more. This headset has Dynamic EQ, microphone frequency response of 100Hz-10kHz optimal for PC wideband voice telephony (up to 6,800 Hz) and hi-fi stereo. It receives an output from 20Hz-20kHz, enhanced digital signal processing (DSP) and not only that, it also comes with a built in noise-cancelling microphone, adjustable audio alerts with Plantronics Hub software (mute/volume). And if you're concerned about the audio being too loud, the Blackwire 3225 has a feature called SoundGuard. It essentially limits the acoustic for protection against sounds above 118 dBA, meaning that your ears will be well-protected and taken care of!
The transition back to working in the office full time can be quite a big lifestyle change. Some might not be used to working in the office anymore and find it difficult to concentrate. However, after reading this article, we hope that at least 1 of these products could help improve your productivity at work! You can also check out our other products here.
Remember to follow all the COVID advisories carefully, wear a mask, stay hygienic and observe social distancing. We don't know how long this pandemic will last, but with the adoption of good habits and practices, we'll be able to overcome this challenge together! Stay safe everyone!