“There is no substitute for hard work,” is a famous quote by the renowned inventor and businessman Thomas Alva Edison, who invented the light bulb and brought illumination to the world, dispelling darkness. Since time immemorial, humans have always sought new ways to optimize and increase productivity. We achieve these feats by inventing newer tools, services and products that overcome existing challenges, helping us improve and thrive in life.
While there is definitely no substitute for hard work, there are tools and services that will make our lives easier and will greatly improve productivity. We have curated a list of products that will be a boon to the modern workforce and make them even more productive.
Most working professionals spend over 8 hours a day sitting on a chair. While this might sound like a pretty good thing, continuously sitting has adverse effects on the human body. This is where a standing desk comes into the picture.
Standing desks used to be a luxury a few years ago. However, with the advent of technology, you can now get a motorized standing desk like the Green Soul Surface Lite Multi-Purpose Electric Height Adjustable Office Desk for less than Rs 25,000. Similarly, manually adjustable standing desks like the Jin Office Dual Monitor Stand Gas Spring for 13-27-inch are available for less than Rs 5,000 on Amazon.
Standing desks will improve your posture and reduce stress on the backbone. With these many positive health implications, a standing desk will definitely make you a lot more productive in the long run, both personally and professionally.
Most modern laptops have been designed to offer good performance even when they are placed on a flat surface. However, due to limited airflow, the performance of these machines will throttle down with continued usage, which could end up affecting productivity.
This is where the laptop stand comes into the picture. The Dyazo Zigzag Height Adjustable Ventilated Aluminum Tabletop Laptop Stand, priced at just Rs 699 on Amazon, will not only improve airflow to the laptop but also comes with multi-angle adjustment support to offer ergonomic support to palms.
Not only that, using this stand, one can place the laptop screen at a 30-degree angle to reduce eye strain. Overall, a simple laptop stand has various positive impacts on a tech-savvy person, which in return will also positively impact productivity.
Secondary ultra-wide monitor
Having a secondary monitor is like having a wider peripheral vision, where one can see and do a lot of things at once. I personally use an external monitor, and it has had a greater level of impact on my work. Video editors, streamers, and even programmers can consider a simple wide-angle monitor like the LG UltraWide 29-inch, priced at just around Rs 18,699. Depending on the requirement, users can opt for a slightly higher resolution and higher refresh rate model.
Wireless mouse and keyboard combo
If your desk feels cluttered, it’s possibly due to all the wires from your mouse and keyboard. You can now get a mouse and keyboard combo from Logitech for less than Rs 2,000 and some of these devices can connect to multiple devices at the same time. Overall, these affordable accessories can make your desk look clean and will help you focus on actual tasks.
While PC/laptop webcams have gotten better over the years, even the best of the best computers only offer a 1080p webcam. An external webcam like the Dell Webcam – WB3023, priced at just around Rs 10,000, will make you look brighter and more confident during your next meeting with the boss by offering 2K/QHD resolution output. There are plenty of external webcams, and most of them are also compatible with prominent video calling services like Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.
Struggling with the limited I/O options on a modern laptop? A single docking station can transform your workstation into a full-fledged computer. The Honeywell 8-in-1 Type C Ultra Dock, priced at Rs 6,599, has received exceptional reviews on Amazon, and this device adds an SD card slot, RJ45 Ethernet jack, an HDMI port, and a couple of USB-A ports to your thin-and-light notebook.