With the pandemic still not subsiding and turning into an endemic, most of us are likely to work from home for the foreseeable future. If you have yet to upgrade and update your home office, fret not, we’re here with more cool recommendations to help you get your work on. After all, if you have to “crunch”, it’s better to do it in the comfort of your own home. So check out these home office must-haves now.
LG UltraFine Ergo
One of the biggest upgrades to your work-from-home experience is a good, decent-sized monitor. Alas, it’s often not an option for those staying in small apartments with compact desks. The 27-inch LG UltraFine Erg comes with a desk mount that clamps to the table, and significantly reduces the monitor’s footprint. It also has an excellent range of movement. You can swivel, tilt and extend it to your preferred height and angle. We tested the S$899 27-inch model (27UN880), but LG also sells a 32-inch version (32UN880) for S$1,099.
Razer Barracuda X
If you’re going to be wearing a headset all day, then you’ll want the Razer Barracuda X, which puts comfort over bling. It’s somewhat different from the gaming accessory maker’s usual LED-loaded offerings. Designed to be light, these headphones sports fabric earcups that you can wear for hours without feeling tired. The sound is pretty good, too. It also comes with a detachable mic for when you need to be heard in video meetings.
Logitech MX Master 3
The Logitech MX Master 3 is one of the best mice we’ve ever had to use for work. It features a comfortable ergonomic grip, a thumb rest, and an amazing scroll wheel. If a better mouse for work exists, I haven’t found it yet. While it’s a little bigger than most mice, the MX Master 3 has a comfortable heft that makes you feel in control.
Oatsbasf Laptop Stand and Riser
Ergonomics experts recommend positioning the top of laptop screens at about, or just below, eye level. Most compact, foldable laptop stands tend not to achieve this. They don’t give enough height, and you end up using a box or thick textbooks to raise it. The Oatsbasf Laptop Stand and Riser solves that problem with its folding design. At S$24, why not?
Canon Pixma G570
Those looking to print in color cheaply can consider the Canon Pixma G570. It’s an ink-tank printer, designed to output around 3,700 color prints before it runs out of ink. With 6 ink tanks, and an ink bottle costing just S$21, that works out to be around 3 cents a page. Of course this doesn’t factor in the paper, as well as replacement of the maintenance cartridge. It’s still pretty cheap, compared to your normal ink-jet printers and one of the home office must-haves.