Working from home or in creative office spaces is becoming almost the norm in certain sectors, and a trend that is slowly catching on in these parts. So we decided to compile a list of a few must-have gadgets to be at your productive best away from the office.
This is truly an inspired device. The retro keycaps and that distinctive typewriterish clack give a retro feel. Best of all, its very comfortable to work with!
Acer Swift 5
We love the Swift 5, its wonderful to work on and super lightweight thanks to its magnesium build, chiclet keys and that lovely 14” IPS display. Plus, and this is fast becoming a a rarity in the category, its got tons of ports, including HDMI. We can’t wait for the 15.6” iteration, which should come to the Middle East by the end of the year.
My Passport Ultra drive 4TB
Storage just went stylish. It’s the ideal choice to keep a backup of all your work , with tons of space for when you need to access it. Plus, lets face it, you can treat yourself to a Brooklyn None Nine episode or three as well. Comes in 1TB, 2TB,3TB and 4TB variants.
Pelican S100 Sport Backpack
So you need a top-loading, fast access for all your work gadgets. The S100 seals the deal with a watertight, crushproof laptop case as well, with a bottom expanding sling storage and small details like a chest clip and removable hip belt.
Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III
As a tech journo, you never know when you’ll face an off-the-cuff studio moment. Cue Canon’s G1 X Mark III, which is the first APS-C format compact camera to feature a zoom lens. A shade pricey at AED 3,499, but well worth the money.
Twist+ World Adapter Duo
An international adapter is a key part of the list, and the Twist+ takes things a bit ahead by letting you charge your macbook as well. Add to that a dual USB charger, and you have the whole deal at AED 169.
TP Link Deco M5 AC1300
So you’ve decided to relocate to one corner of your home to ensure work gets done. The Deco M5 is your best to ensure fast, uninterrupted Wi-Fi across the entire home. Three AC1300 units, for instance cover up to 4,500 sq. ft. The Deco M5 AC1300 3-pack comes for AED 1099
Logitech MX Anywhere 2S
And of course you need a wireless mouse. How about one with a 4000-dpi Darkfield sensor. Or better still, one that lets you access up to three devices at a time. You can even copy/paste text, images and files from one computer to another. Get yours for AED 295
Think power banks, and clumsy, black and boring devices come to mind. Well, the Zendure A8 sets out to change that mindset. Not that it shies away from some serious specs. For one, this is a massive 26,800 mAh capacity device, making it quite an asset to have while working, while Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 tech means it charges fast. Real fast. And those design cues….
Udoq 700 Mobile device docking station
Think of it as the space where your array of Android and Apple devices charge away in absolute harmony. The Udoq 700, which is the largest in the series, comes in at a rather massive 70cm, and your cables are totally hidden away, thanks to the patented system. Support for every possible mobile device out there? Total winner!
Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug
Finnicky about your coffee? Keep it close by with this must-have mug. Japanese made, the vacuum insulation keeps liquids hot or cold for a few hours, while the safety lock prevents the lid from opening accidentally.
Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device keyboard K480
Admittedly, this is a slightly older device. But it stays a classic thanks to its robist build and performance. Simply pair your smartphone, tablet, dock it in and type away to your hearts content.