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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] ($'''100''') [no speakers]
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*[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072XCZSSW BenQ 24 Inch IPS Monitor]  ($'''119''')
  
 
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*[https://www.amazon.com/Soundcore-Cancelling-Headphones-Wireless-Bluetooth/dp/B07NM3RSRQ Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones] ($'''60''')
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*[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C7ZOO2A Portable Adjustable Aluminum Laptop Desk/Stand/Table] ($'''55''')
 
*[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C7ZOO2A Portable Adjustable Aluminum Laptop Desk/Stand/Table] ($'''55''')
 
*[https://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Portable-Adjustable-Laptop-Stand/dp/B004HJ1ZB8 Pyle Portable Adjustable Laptop Stand] ($'''23''')
 
*[https://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Portable-Adjustable-Laptop-Stand/dp/B004HJ1ZB8 Pyle Portable Adjustable Laptop Stand] ($'''23''')
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*[https://www.amazon.com/Sofia-Sam-Mini-Memory-Color/dp/B0128I6DWK Sofia + Sam Mini Memory Foam Lap Desk] ($'''22''')
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*[https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFWJFVH Height Adjustable Standing Desk Gas Spring Riser Desk Converter for Dual Monitor Sit to Stand in Seconds] ($'''100''')
  
 
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Sometimes you need to be seen more clearly on Zoom. Here are some products that will help!
 
Sometimes you need to be seen more clearly on Zoom. Here are some products that will help!
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*[https://www.techrepublic.com/article/3-tips-for-lighting-a-zoom-meeting-on-a-budget/ 3 Tips for Lighting Zoom on a budget]
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*[https://www.amazon.com/Conference-Lighting-Conferencing-Broadcasting-Streaming/dp/B08818HR4Q Lume Cube] ($'''60''')
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*[https://www.amazon.com/UBeesize-Ringlight-YouTube-Photography-Compatible/dp/B07GDC39Y2 Selfie Ring Light with Tripod Stand & Cell Phone Holder] ($'''35''')
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*[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SRZGJH9 LED Desk Lamp with Clamp, Flexible Gooseneck Arm] ($'''22''')

Revision as of 09:36, 3 October 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
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Employees
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Classroom technology and systems‏‎‏‎
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Jonathan King
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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!

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.

Adjustable Laptop Stands

Lighting

Sometimes you need to be seen more clearly on Zoom. Here are some products that will help!