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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.
 
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.
  
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'''Ergonomics'''
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It might feel comfy curled up on your couch with the laptop, but after a few days or weeks you'll start to pay the price. Having good ergonomics is critical, as well as changing position, sitting, standing, moving etc. Here are a few guides to give you ideas:
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* [https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/office-ergonomics/art-20046169 Mayo Clinic - Office ergonomics: Your how-to guide]
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* [https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/everything-you-need-to-set-up-an-ergonomic-home-office PCMag - Everything You Need to Set Up an Ergonomic Home Office]
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* [https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/ss/slideshow-ergonomic-tips-for-a-home-office WebMD - Ergonomic Tips for a Home Office]<br />
  
 
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You don't have to spend $150 on AirPods to get good wireless earbuds! But you can if you want!
 
You don't have to spend $150 on AirPods to get good wireless earbuds! But you can if you want!
  
*[https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-TaoTronics-SoundLiberty-Bluetooth-Waterproof/dp/B0892KJ27Y/ TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds with Charging Case] ($'''40''')  
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*[https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-TaoTronics-SoundLiberty-Bluetooth-Waterproof/dp/B0892KJ27Y/ TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds with Charging Case] ($'''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!]
  

Revision as of 23:10, 20 September 2020

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

This article is...
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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.

Ergonomics

It might feel comfy curled up on your couch with the laptop, but after a few days or weeks you'll start to pay the price. Having good ergonomics is critical, as well as changing position, sitting, standing, moving etc. Here are a few guides to give you ideas:

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