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#WFH Tech Essentials for Wellbeing and Productivity

by Voices Wellness 04 Mar 2021
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Now that most of us have resigned to the fact that we’ll be working remotely at least until the pandemic eases off, there’s no better time to consider how our work-from-home (WFH) environment can impact our wellbeing. By SAMANTHA FRANCIS

Truth is, working from home isn’t ideal for everybody, especially if you’re staying in a noisy or clutter-filled environment. Meeting productivity can easily take a dive for the worse if you’re not blessed with good headphones and backaches can come creeping on you if you don’t sit in a chair with proper support.

To help you better enjoy your WFH experience, here are some essentials you might want to invest in.

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HOMEFA Sofa Laptop Desk

One minute you’re taking a Zoom call while watching the kids in the living room and the next, you’re headed back to your room to complete a report. If the versatility of a movable desk is what you’re after, this conveniently sized laptop desk makes it a breeze for you to work from the couch or even the bed. While petite, it nicely fits a laptop, coffee mug, notebook, and your smartphone.

More information here.

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Secretlab Omega

If you’re spending eight or more hours working on a chair, comfort is key. Trust the gamers to know best—Secret Lab’s Omega series is packed with ergonomic features, including cold-cure foam fix that’s comfortable and supports your posture, a full-length reclining backrest, as well as a nifty tilt mechanism that lets one tilt the chair at any desired angle. Upholstery options include PU leather, SoftWeave fabric, and NAPA leather.

More information here.

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Dyson Lightcycle Morph Lamp

Designed to last up to 60 years, this premium lamp is with you for the long haul. Working via in-built light and motion sensors, as well as a GPS-driven algorithm, the lamp automatically changes the brightness and warmth of the light according to your location and time of day. Linkable to a smart phone app, it ensures a well-lit workspace whether you’re on a video call or simply reading a book so that you don’t strain your eyes.

More information here.

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Logitech Ergo K860

This wavy-looking keyboard might require some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll appreciate its ergonomic benefits. While most keyboard have you hunching over slightly, this keyboard’s curved, split keyframe reduces muscle strain on wrists and forearms in order to keep hands and shoulders relaxed.  Expect better posture and less muscle strain after a long day of work.

More information here.

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

The highly anticipated successor to the brand’s QuietComfort 31 II models, these headphones offer better sound, call, and noise cancellation quality. With the headphones offering 20 hours of battery life, you won’t find yourself rushing to charge it up for a Zoom call. Other features include built-in voice control, fast Bluetooth connectivity, as well as a one-touch function for Spotify.

More information here.


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