Whether you work from home or in a cubicle, you use technology on a regular basis. Computers, tablets and other handy devices enable us to work quickly and efficiently. As the 21st century progresses, it’s time to take another look at office gadgetry and see where improvements might be made. If you’re interested in upgrading your office with new gadgets, then check out the following top five office technology products for this year.
Due to a combination of increased technology and bad posture, people who work in offices suffer more often from carpal tunnel syndrome and other alignment issues simply by performing routine office tasks. You can help curb these symptoms by investing in the latest trend in office gadgetry: Computer stands help eliminate bad posture and regain some alignment control. By elevating the screen a few degrees, you can save yourself a trip to the chiropractor and get more work done.
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Computer screens wreak havoc on sensitive eyes causing eye strain and headaches for most of the working populace. In order to offset these effects, companies have introduced LED desk lights to provide light without the associated risks. Lamps like the LED Desk Lamp by Satechi have adjustable features in both height and color so you can get your work done effectively and safely.
In a world where you constantly have to enter passwords into everything from email to checking accounts, it can be tough to keep up with passwords. Conventional wisdom says to avoid writing them down, but sometimes you just need a reminder. Enter the Arkami ID Key, a USB device that allows you to store passwords using secure cloud technology. If you doubt this handy device’s safety features, rest assured: The key is fingerprint-activated and automatically deletes every file on the drive if too many unsuccessful attempts are made to access information.
Expensive but useful, the Dev-Audio Microcone transcribes meetings and instantly uploads the transcription to a connected device. You won’t need to mess with spotty note-taking or shaky handwriting. This device allows users easy access to meeting notes. Its features include automatic background noise elimination, and it can detect up to six conversations at once.
Karma and FreedomPop are social hubs that let you access wi-fi even where there’s not a signal. While not strictly gadgets, these handy apps and others like them allow people to share the Internet on the go, in your home or at the office. They may cost a few dollars in subscription fees, but apps like these enable you to take advantage of a shared network of Internet. This means you’ll be able to send important documents and meet deadlines even when you can’t get to a wi-fo hotspot.
Tangible gadgets have been making way for intangible counterparts over the last few years, but that doesn’t mean your office can ditch all the hardware just yet. The gadgets discussed above offer you and your office a stepping stone into the glorious world of next-gen technology. From here, the possibilities are indeed endless.
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