When working from home, the right gadgets can make a huge difference to your productivity. Not only do these help make work more enjoyable (not waiting 10 minutes for a computer to load up), but they also let you work in ways you otherwise could, and shave minutes off of your routine tasks. Here are some powerful work-from-home gadgets you might not have considered.
This device from Amazon is essentially a housing unit for the company's digital assistant Alexa. The great thing about this one, is that it also has a camera.
The Echo Show can be an amazing tool for collaboration, thanks for the ability to “drop in” on family members to get a live-feed from their camera.
At the same time, an Echo Show will let you ask questions such as maths problems and get a quick answer without having to look up from the keyboard. Keep one in the office and you can also use it to set reminders.
One of the best productivity gadgets is surprisingly the Apple Watch. While this device might not appear to do much that your phone can't, the convenience of having it on your wrist, and the highly personal nature of the tech, makes it quite game-changing in this regard.
For one, an Apple Watch lets you put “complications” (widgets) right on your wrist. One of the best ways to use this is to show to-dos from Todoist here. By keeping these on your wrist, there is no way you can possibly miss them!
Getting notifications to your wrist also means you know whether something is important without needing to stop what you're doing. And being able to talk to Siri on your wrist offers many of the same benefits as an Echo.
That's before we talk about the indirect ways that health tracking can improve your productivity and performance.
GPD P2 Max
The GPD P2 Max is a surprisingly powerful laptop that is almost small enough to fit in a pocket. The reason this is notable, is that it gives you an option for typing up work that can be brought with you on a train, or that you can type on in bed without feeling like you're glued to a massive laptop. This is perfect for when you just need to do some quick work, which can in turn make you productive at times you didn't know you could be!