Published on March 13th, 2020 | by Sam Rose
Top 5 Home Office Essentials for Working from Home
Working from home in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic? Here are our top 5 picks for the home office essentials you’ll need.
As has been widely reported in the news recently, many companies are now working away from the office and instead conducting business from their homes due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
If you’ve yet to organize a home office for yourself or are unsure on the home office essentials you’ll need in order to complete work outside of your regular workplace, then our guide is here to help steer you in the right direction.
Here are our top 5 picks of home office essentials when working from home.
Top 5 Home Office Essentials When Working from Home
1 – Fellowes Office Suites Laptop Riser Plus
When working from home, it’s highly likely that you’ll be using a laptop instead of the regular work PC that you’ve come accustomed to.
With that being said, our first home office essential is the Fellowes Office Suites Laptop Riser Plus.
This laptop riser will help keep you at a comfortable working angle and provides the flexibility of being able to place your laptop at the perfect viewing angle that best suits you.
A supporting front edge will help to prevent your laptop from falling out of place or sliding off of the edge and the in-line copy holder allows you to view your printed documents whilst using your laptop at the same time, perfect for copywriting or research work.
2 – Kensington ValuMouse Wireless Three Button Mouse
Unless you are planning to use a laptop that comes supplied with a mouse, our next home office essentials pick is to make sure you have a Kensington ValuMouse Wireless Three Button Mouse set up to correspond with your machine.
This mouse is perfect when working for extended periods of time due to its unique contoured design to ensure comfort when gripping it and can be used by both left-handed and right-handed users due to a simple button layout.
Easy to install and connect to any PC or laptop due to Plug and Play technology, simply place the micro USB receiver into any free unoccupied port on your PC or laptop to begin using this mouse within minutes.
Optical sensor technology means this mouse will easily track movement smoothly on a wide range of surfaces, with a clickable scroll lock to allow for faster movement through web pages and on-screen documents.
3 – Contour Ergonomics Memory Foam Mouse Pad Wrist Rest in Black
Regular use of a computer mouse can put unnecessary pressure on your hands and on your wrist, which is why we suggest using a Contour Ergonomics Memory Foam Mouse Pad Wrist Rest.
Designed to help re-distribute pressure points and to relieve muscle stress, the super cushioned memory foam provides constant wrist support when maneuvering the mouse across the attached pad.
Anti-slip rubber backing ensures that the mouse pad and wrist pad stay in position no matter where you place it on your desk, with the smooth surface helping to relax your wrist as your put your mouse to use.
4 – Silver Seal Number Slide Black Compact USB Keyboard
If you are having to use a small amount of space for your home office, finding a keyboard that suits the type of desk you’re working from can be tough.
The Silver Seal Number Slide Compact USB Keyboard features a retractable number pad to help free up space on your desk and reduces the distance needed in order to reach and operate your mouse at the same time.
With a wired USB installation, this compact keyboard is simple to set up and use within seconds and also includes 2 auxiliary USB ports for plugging in any other computer accessories or peripherals.
The flexible design means that it can be stored away making it easily portable when not in use and additionally contains built-in antimicrobial protection to help stop the spread of germs and prevent the growth of bacteria.
5 – Jabra Evolve 65 Stereo MS USB and Bluetooth Headset
With more and more company meetings being held outside of boardrooms due to current Coronavirus concerns, a reliable headset for video conferencing has become an important accessory to have when working from home.
The Jabra Evolve 65 Stereo MS USB and Bluetooth Headset has a wireless range of up to 30 metres (100 feet) to provide you with the ultimate in hands-free connectivity when using a laptop, PC or even your smartphone.
Hear video conference conversations in crystal clear quality due to specially designed ear cushions which feature a passive noise cancellation feature to eliminate disruptive high-frequency noises in the environment.
Compatible with all leading voice call services and applications including Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business and more, the 14-hour battery life makes this headset exceptionally long lasting and ready to use in a flash due to quick charging via the included USB cable.