It’s no longer enough to have just a laptop and an internet connection to work from home. As more people are now setting up permanent home offices, it’s important that they have the right setup in place. So, I have made use of some of the latest tech to help me work productively from home and remotely and to also make processes slicker and faster too.
The Elgato Stream Deck makes it possible for me to launch unlimited action with minimal effort. I can switch and launch apps, adjust audio and even seamlessly move through Outlook. Furthermore, I can create shortcuts and continuously adapt to my changing needs, helping to improve my workflow. The ability to move through chats makes it simple to keep on track and I can also mute and unmute video calls. It provides complete customisation that is effortless with the scope to drag and drop actions onto keys.
As I carry out a whole range of functions throughout the day ranging from pasting regularly used email addresses to launching websites. It reduces the need for minimising screens, moving through screens and wasting time trying to find what you need. All in all, it helps me get so much more from my day.
From informal zoom calls to professional meetings online and community events, the Elgato Wave3 gives me the potential to sound crisp and clear while it also brings with it a wealth of advantages that transform how I work. When it is paired with the low profile Microsoft stand and accessories such as the pop filter or Shockmount, it enables me to position the microphone correctly.
Furthermore, it also makes it possible to monitor the mic gain, providing greater clarity but I can also mute conversations at the push of a button if required. Another handy feature is the LED ring that provides instant clarification on whether I am muted or not.
So I can be seen clearly, I use the Logitech StreamCam. This neat piece of equipment delivers stunning video content and it streams and records in full HD 1080p resolution at 60 fps. It has a premium glass lens and a clever auto-focus system that delivers complete quality.
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard, Mouse and Numeric Pad Set
One of the most important elements of any remote working setup is the keyboard and mouse arrangement. The mouse and keyboard that I use from Microsoft is superb. I can use it for long periods of time while the mouse is slick and streamlined, making it easy to use and to hold. Furthermore, the separate numeric keypad is perfect for using as a calculator when required to do so.
With so many apps and documents open at the same time, a 49-inch monitor has transformed my productivity. I use Fancyzone’s part of PowerToys to align my monitors. This enables me to use 20% of the screen for Whatsapp or Teams, then I can split the screen so I can have several windows open. This is perfect for multitasking, working on separate apps and even using spreadsheets without needing to cut off any data.
The right setup can be the difference between plodding along throughout your working day or getting as much from it as possible. I truly believe that this setup has completely changed how I work and that is because I have the right blend of solutions that work for me and my needs.
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