13 ‘gadgets’ and accessories that you don’t know you need when telecommuting
The number of people working remotely has doubled since the coronavirus crisis emerged in countries like Spain. A change in habits that has been a revolution for many of us. Not only for adapting to another type of environment, but also to the challenges that teleworking has caused. Among them, acquiring basic computer equipment and accessories to work as comfortably as possible, illuminating the desk well or avoiding possible contractures.
Therefore, in THE COUNTRY Showcase We wanted to dive even more into platforms like Amazon to find those devices that will make our lives (even easier) while we work at home. They are products or gadgets curious and, above all, very useful: as a mobile holder that is placed on the back of the laptop, a webcam with built-in ring light for video calls or a portable sound adapter so that the audio does not fail us in any moment. Practical, functional and, above all, investing very little in them. Take a look and choose the one that suits you best for work at home.
Mobile laptop holder with 160 degree rotation
We use the computer and mobile for practically everything if we talk about teleworking. And sometimes we need both to do specific tasks. So, this accessory is great for us. It is a support for the mobile that is pasted on the lid of the laptop or on the back of our monitor. Easy and simple. And so, at a glance, we will have the two screens at the same viewing angle. Support is valid for any smartphone 4-6.5 inches. For sale in color negro Y the payment.
Set of three mini tabs for computer webcam
Do you still use such homemade solutions as cellophane or Post-it to cover the laptop webcam? Forget all of them with the product that we propose. Easy to put on and durable. It is a small tab that adheres very well on top of the lens, protecting it completely. When we want to use it, we will only have to slide until we discover the lens. It is compatible with all types of notebooks except the 2016 MacBook Air and Pro models. Sold in lots of three, six Y eight units.
Led monitor lamp
Rest your eyes with this led monitor lamp. You may never have had one or have not heard of it, but it is great for adequately lighting your computer screen as well as the keyboard area. And, above all, limit visual fatigue while teleworking. With this model, which we have discussed in depth in EL PAÍS Showcase, we can adjust the brightness level and choose the tone of the light. All this controlled from the front with four touch buttons.
Webcam with built-in ring light
A webcam different from the others and a gadget Essential for all those video calls in which we need extra lighting: both for important meetings and job interviews, for example. There is the possibility of regulating its brightness in three different levels and it has a 100 degree wide angle lens and a 2K HD image. It is compatible with all major operating systems and requires no installation. Includes 360 degree tripod and protective case.
Universal Headband Headphone Holder
An elegant, simple, functional stand that hardly takes up space on the desk. With it, you will always have your favorite over-ear headphones at hand and not in a drawer. Its base is wide and non-slip, and its design is designed to house a smartphone or to deposit the cable of our helmets (in case they are not wireless). Installs in four easy steps. It is made of aluminum and its upper part is made of silicone. “Great headphone stand. Very easy to assemble and very stable ”, says a user.
Adapter from USB type C to Jack and with fast charge
A gadget ideal for devices with USB-C, which allows charging or connecting other peripherals while using headphones with a 3.5 jack port. A great solution in the case of having a smartphone without a headphone output, for example, or if we want to charge the mobile while listening to music through wired speakers. Without loss of sound, it incorporates a microphone to make calls. “It has the metal terminals and a magnificent quality of finish. It works perfectly ”, says a user.
USB audio sound adapter with microphone output
A great way to solve the problems derived from the drivers, replace it with the original sound card of the PC or solve any problem with the 3.5 mm Jack port. Just by inserting this little gadget to the computer we will recover the audio from our device without interference. Provides stereo volume, requires no driver installation, and works on all operating systems. Compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0 connectors. “It has solved the problem of using an external microphone and speaker”, asserts a user.
Monitor holder with audio and USB connection
This practical stand supports the weight of monitors up to 27 kg. With a minimalist design, it adjusts in two levels (80 and 120 mm) and the bases that support it are made of aluminum alloy with silicone pads. Under the support we can store the keyboard or other devices, although the best is in the front frame: it includes four USB 2.0 ports to charge our peripherals and two Jack inputs: one for headphones and one for the microphone. Its size is 550 x 230 x 24 mm.
Wireless charging dock with five USB ports
This device has five USB ports for devices separated by several plastic dividers and a wireless charging station to support the mobile horizontally. It has an on and off button, support areas with non-slip silicone and a weight of only 550 grams. It includes five cables: two for Android, two for iOS and one type C. With this accessory you will always have your devices gathered in one place when charging them.
TP-Link adapter for wifi with USB 3.0 connection
Simple configuration, security of the Wi-Fi signal guaranteed by the WPA / WPA2 standard and compatible with the most common operating systems. It is only necessary to connect this adapter via USB to our computer and establish two bands: one of 5 GHz for the transfer of files and more intense downloads (867 Mbps) or the classic one of 2.4 Ghz (400 Mbps), when we simply browse Internet. Its antenna is omni-directional and adjustable, providing a wide reception range.
Set of four mini USB C to USB 3.0 adapters
New devices (especially latest generation laptops and smartphones) have different plugs than typical USB ports. To solve this great inconvenience, there are gadgets like the ones in the image. Small, portable and that do their job wonderfully, which is to connect a device with a USB 3.0 input to another USB C in the same accessory. For sale in various colors, they support fast charging and a very high transmission speed (up to 5 Gbps).
Extension cable with USB 3.0 connection (2 meters)
Also compatible with USB 2.0 and 2.1 inputs, it is a highly recommended product when connecting several devices that are somewhat far from each other and that cannot be linked via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The cable has a PVC outer layer that makes it more resistant. “Extension cable for the USB type of the whole life. Quality finishes, a robust and durable cable is seen ”, ensures a user. It has a very high mark on the platform of 4.7 out of 5 stars. It is also sold in a larger size, 3 meters.
2-in-1 Universal Capacitive Stylus
Many of us spend the day between screens and, sometimes, we wonder how to make our lives easier when using them. One option is found in the so-called capacitive pencils like the one in the picture. Made of stainless steel and aluminum, it has a silicon fiber tip at one end and a small silicon disk at the other. It is compatible with all types of devices and brands and provides smooth writing and great precision. The lot comes with several spare parts.
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* All purchase prices included in this article are current as of March 13, 2021.
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