Work from home office must haves

Must Haves For The Ideal Home Office

Working from home has become the norm for a lot of employees. Creating a working space at home is essential if you want to be productive. We are listing some essential items that will help you in creating the best environment to carry out your work.

Noise Reducing Headphones

Cancelling out background noise whilst you are on a Zoom, Google Meets or Microsoft Teams call is essential. There are many headphone sets to choose from multiple online stores. The best solution is a headset with a swivel microphone attached.

There 3 types of noise reducing headphones to consider that will suit you the best. Then you may also want to consider the different types of models that are wired and wireless.

  • in-ear
  • on-ear
  • over-ear

The prices can range from $25 – $900.

Surge Protector Power Boards

The wireless world has never had so many wires. With all the electronic devices such as mobile phone, laptop, desktop, printer and speakers all requiring power outlets it is wise to have all the devices attached to the one outlet. The best solution is a multi-port power surge protection board.

CyberPower CPSURGE08USB-ANZ is ideal for expensive home theatre systems and audio/video devices protections. The MOV technology guards the surge suppressor and connected electronics such as phones, networks and communication equipment against surge/spikes and other power abnormalities. EMI/RFI noise filtering helps reduce frequency interference. The one-in/one-out gold plated coaxial connector provides protection for cable/satellite TV receivers and broadband modems.

Features include –

  • Surge Protection
  • Overload Protection
  • Computer-grade Protection
  • Keyhole Mounting Slots
  • EMI and RFI Filtration
  • USB Charging Ports
  • Best-in-class Dustproof Design

WiFi Backup

It’s difficult to match the connecting capabilities of a home office. Because home internet may be difficult to anticipate, it’s a good idea to have a backup service in case things go wrong.

For those rare times when you require Wi-Fi backup, use your phone’s hotspot or get an internet dongle. The Telstra 4GX USB Modem ($49.00) is ideal not just for when you need a faster connection at home, but also for when you want to take your office on the road.

Portable Tablet or Laptop

If you want to move away from your desk and grab a bite to eat, stretch or just have a cup of tea or coffee then a tablet or laptop is what you might need. It makes your work from home office more portable. A tablet or laptop if it is connected to your work VPN or office email can be useful in responding to quick emails or even taking office video calls.

A portable device is also great for reading work documents that don’t need you anchored to your desk. Relax on a comfy couch a read all the documents you have to.

If you are a work from home employee then read our latest article on – Home Office Storage and Space Ideas