Receive gift cards for the holidays? Perfect – you can choose something fun for yourself. We’ve rounded up a list of some of our favorite tech gifts.
A Rocketbook is a great product if you prefer using a notebook (or whatever scrap of paper is in reach) for note-taking instead of a laptop. Rocketbook provides a “pen and paper” experience for the digital age. It takes your hand-written notes and makes them digital so when your boss asks for a recap of that meeting, you can send it as an attachment. Write (or, doodle), scan, share to the cloud, erase and reuse – repeatedly.
Sure, there are cheaper headphone options available, but you can’t go wrong with Apple’s AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones. Earbuds are great too, but if you want a comfortable pair of headphones you can wear most of the day while working at the computer, Apple’s over-the-ear option takes the edge. They’re designed with a knit-mesh canopy and memory foam ear cushions for an exceptional fit. The AirPods Max are easy to set up, and they provide easy, seamless switching between devices, so you can quickly transition from a phone call to a Zoom call without messing with your settings.
Wireless charging is nothing new but the speed at which devices can charge has improved. Rather than having a separate charger for all of your devices, this wireless charging stand saves space, tilts your phone towards you while working, and keeps your devices fully charged. It’s small and compact so it does not take up much space and removes extra clutter and cords by eliminating the need for other chargers.
A compact desktop dry erase board is perfect for the typical home office that has limited wall space for a whiteboard and little desk space for notebooks and office supplies. It sits compactly between your monitor and keyboard so you can quickly jot down memos, to-dos, and virtual meeting notes. Plus, it has built-in storage to keep your desktop tidy. Crossing items off written to-do lists feels great, but completely erasing them is much more cathartic – plus you’re saving trees!
When you’re on the go, it’s easy to forget to pack all the cables and chargers you need for your devices. A nifty tech travel organizer helps you keep your chargers, cables, power bank, hard drive, and anything else that fits within reach.
Finding a conveniently located outlet to keep your devices charged in your home office setup can be tricky, not to mention unsightly. This low-profile extension plugs in flush against your wall and has just as many plugs as those clunky extension bars that are a tripping hazard and a pain to hide. It has six outlets and two fast-charging ports to keep your computer and all your accessories at full power.
Look your best at your next video conference with a portable LED light. This popular Lume Cube includes a softening diffuser, easy-to-control color temperature and run time, and adaptor cables to ensure you never get left in the dark. The simple suction design allows you to quickly snap it on. Compatible with both laptop and desktop workstations.
A Wi-Fi extender connects wirelessly to your existing Wi-Fi router to expand its signal strength. Setup is easy so you can enjoy uninterrupted streaming and connectivity no matter where you are in your home or office.
We’re spending more time than ever in front of screens. In fact, nearly one-third of adults report being online almost constantly throughout the day. The blue light emitted from modern devices has short wavelengths and relatively high amounts of energy. While blue light is not extremely dangerous, studies show that long-term exposure to blue light may cause some eye harm. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses could be for you if you are experiencing headaches, eye strain, blurred vision, dry eyes, or other effects of screentime on your eyes. These glasses from TIJN are stylish and affordable.
They’re a simple, low-tech solution, but cable clips go a long way in keeping your workspace organized. These clips keep your cords in place, so you never again have to struggle with frantically finding your charging cord behind your desk moments before you jump on an important Zoom call with a dying computer.
Though it’s hardly a hi-tech solution, a privacy sign for your office door is a must for anyone working from a full house where people like to barge in even when the door is closed. It might not stop your toddler from busting in, but it will certainly deter others from inadvertently video-bombing your next webinar.