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'''Monitors'''
 
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We think a 24" monitor is the ideal size for home use, big enough to see so much more than your laptop screen, but not overwhelming.
  
 
*[https://www.amazon.com/ospublishing/story/d3c353d3-eaff-4032-8ab5-f7c60e55332b Amazon Reviews - Best 24" Monitor],
 
*[https://www.amazon.com/ospublishing/story/d3c353d3-eaff-4032-8ab5-f7c60e55332b Amazon Reviews - Best 24" Monitor],
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*[https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0148NNKTC Acer R240HY bidx 23.8-Inch IPS HDMI DVI VGA (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Monitor] ($'''130''')
 
*[https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0148NNKTC Acer R240HY bidx 23.8-Inch IPS HDMI DVI VGA (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Monitor] ($'''130''')
 
*[https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W95RR32 LG 24M47VQ 24-Inch LED-lit Monitor] ($'''100''') [no speakers]
 
*[https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W95RR32 LG 24M47VQ 24-Inch LED-lit Monitor] ($'''100''') [no speakers]
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Sometimes it's just easiest to plug in a headset and get talking. No batteries to charge, great sound quality, etc.
  
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*[https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Headset-H390-Noise-Cancelling/dp/B000UXZQ42 Logitech USB Headset H390 with Noise Cancelling Mic] ($'''25''')
 
*[https://www.amazon.com/Arama-Canceling-Adjustable-Blackberry-Smartphones/dp/B01KFLGKB6/ Wired 'trucker style' single earphone headset] ($'''30''')
 
*[https://www.amazon.com/Arama-Canceling-Adjustable-Blackberry-Smartphones/dp/B01KFLGKB6/ Wired 'trucker style' single earphone headset] ($'''30''')
*Wireless headset:
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'''Wireless headset'''
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But people like to move a lot when they're talking so....
  
 
'''Wireless earbuds'''
 
'''Wireless earbuds'''
  
*[https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-TaoTronics-SoundLiberty-Bluetooth-Waterproof/dp/B0892KJ27Y/ TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds with Charging Case] ($'''40''') You don't have to spend $150 on AirPods to get good wireless earbuds!
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You don't have to spend $150 on AirPods to get good wireless earbuds! But you can if you want!
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*[https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-TaoTronics-SoundLiberty-Bluetooth-Waterproof/dp/B0892KJ27Y/ TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds with Charging Case] ($'''40''')  
 
*[https://www.amazon.com/Cancelling-TaoTronics-SounderLiberty-Bluetooth-Earphones/dp/B08DFJ5SJS TaoTronics SoundLiberty 94 Active Noice Cancelling Earbuds for Sport] ($'''50''') [Active Noise Cancellation!]
 
*[https://www.amazon.com/Cancelling-TaoTronics-SounderLiberty-Bluetooth-Earphones/dp/B08DFJ5SJS TaoTronics SoundLiberty 94 Active Noice Cancelling Earbuds for Sport] ($'''50''') [Active Noise Cancellation!]
  
 
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If you are putting your computer on a stand, perhaps to raise the monitor height up off your lap or desk, you might want an external keyboard and mouse. They are plentiful and cheap.
  
 
*Wireless keyboard/mouse:
 
*Wireless keyboard/mouse:
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'''Adjustable Laptop Stands'''
 
'''Adjustable Laptop Stands'''

Revision as of 21:24, 19 September 2020

We are working out of our homes a lot right now, here are some suggestions for improving that experience.

This article is...
Summary.png inexpensive items to improve your home work situation
IntendedE.png Intended for
Employees
Categories.png Categorized under
Classroom technology and systems‏‎‏‎
JK.jpg Maintained by
Jonathan King
2020-2021.png in need of review.



These relatively low-cost items might help your home workspace be more comfortable this year. Some of these we've bought and tried, others we've just combed through reviews to find for you.


Monitors

We think a 24" monitor is the ideal size for home use, big enough to see so much more than your laptop screen, but not overwhelming.

Wired headset

Sometimes it's just easiest to plug in a headset and get talking. No batteries to charge, great sound quality, etc.

Wireless headset

But people like to move a lot when they're talking so....

Wireless earbuds

You don't have to spend $150 on AirPods to get good wireless earbuds! But you can if you want!

Keyboard

If you are putting your computer on a stand, perhaps to raise the monitor height up off your lap or desk, you might want an external keyboard and mouse. They are plentiful and cheap.

  • Wireless keyboard/mouse:

Adjustable Laptop Stands