No sign that the lock will be lifted anytime soon, if you're thinking about how to turn a room in your home into a perfectly functioning office – now would be a good time to start things.
Thanks to modern technological devices, it is becoming easier and easier to perform most work tasks in the comfort of our homes. The online marketplace is full of practical, fun and stylish options to keep things at home relaxed while you work freely.
There are many gadgets available for all types of work, but which ones are really worth it?
We've put together the top ten technology options that are worth investing in now to make the balance between work and home smoother.
Home office essentials: the 10 best technology items to invest in
You may be thinking that this is just an essential element, but have you tried to work with a cold coffee? Thanks later.
This brown cookie cup warmer is a peculiar accent that is well worth your computer mornings. Simply plug the USB cable into a compatible port and place your mug on top to keep the beers warm.
Price: £ 10, Amazon – buy here now
At less than £ 40, Canon Pixma is a complete rip off that is worth considering.
You can print, copy, scan and fax with total ease, thanks to wireless connectivity. There is a compatible sharing function between multiple PCs and mobile devices, which provides access and support to the PIXMA Printing Solutions app, Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint.
There is a 100-sheet paper capacity, which is a generous amount to meet your daily printing needs.
Price: £ 39.99, Argos – buy here now
With summer on the way and the hottest nights working from home, this portable table fan with integrated night light is one of the main suggestions.
The USB powered fan is ideal for cooling off on your desktop or laptop, the fan is also adjustable with up to 90 degree rotation. The impressive thing is that the fan is capable of running for up to 16 hours a day, which is the whole day of work, plus energy for periods of relaxation at night.
Price: € 25.99, Amazon – buy here now
For a compact speaker that doesn't compromise on sound quality, Ultimate Ears' Wonderboom is the perfect accent for any music lover.
With 360-degree speakers, you will have impeccable sound from all angles, wireless connectivity allows a range of 30 meters from your device, offering complete freedom to move around freely.
It is waterproof, dustproof and shockproof – allowing for many accidents and falls with fierce protection. There are also 10 hours of battery life per full charge, so you can listen to your favorite music, podcasts, or audiobooks for longer.
Price: £ 47.50, John Lewis – buy here now
A charging station is a good way to keep your desk space tidy while charging multiple devices.
This Allcaca station has two wireless charging pads, plus four ports available for charging other wired devices. If you have an Apple watch or other smart watch, there is also support for wireless watch charging.
Price: $ 35.99, Amazon – buy here now
If you're looking for a laptop capable of managing your daily tasks, but don't want to spend a fortune on a good model, HP Stream is a practical and affordable option.
It has an Intel Celeron N4000 processor, perfect for quick response and multitasking, there is always 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage space for all the important things.
You'll have up to 13 hours of juice on a single charge, plus a one-year subscription to Office 365 and 1TB of storage space on OneDrive. For less than £ 200, it's a deal you can't go wrong.
Price: £ 199, Currys – buy here now
If you work with computers primarily for work, it is always important to keep important files backed up on an external hard drive. If losing everything on your current device is terrifying, it’s best to back it up to something else.
This Seagate external hard drive offers 1 TB of storage space, more than enough to keep all the important bits you hate to lose in safety and security.
Price: € 49.99, Amazon – buy here now
If you prefer to work with a mouse than with a trackpad, Microsoft Surface Arc has an elegant appearance with an ergonomic design that will help you in the long run.
It is ultra thin and light, facilitating sliding. It is necessary to make a sound movement necessary to turn on, just place the mouse in a curved position to turn on and flatten when you finish turning off.
Price: £ 54, Currys – buy here now
This two-in-one sanitizer charger from PhoneSoap is a very expensive accent, but necessary to have at home. If your phone is your main source of work, it is very difficult to capture and place it in unclean places, which usually go a long time without proper cleaning.
This portable device cleans your phone from bacteria and viruses while charging, thanks to an internal cable.
Price: £ 99, Mobile Fun – buy here now
With the hotter days coming, many allergy sufferers trapped indoors will likely face fluctuations of irritating and polluting substances in the air.
This portable air purifier from Amazon has a sleek, modern design that adds the finishing touches to any workspace. It is built on a three-stage HEPA filtration system, which helps remove odors, pollutants, bacteria, mold and more.
There are three LED indicators on the monitor that indicate temperature, humidity and when the filter will need to be replaced. A touch sensitive switch will allow you to control the three different air modes.
Price: € 39.99, Amazon – buy here now
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