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Digital Trends: The Tech Gifts Every Remote Worker Will Want

Maria Sadek
By Maria Sadek | Dec 16, 2021 10:15:00 AM

 

Technology gadgets are a sure way to please everyone on your holiday shopping list, especially those workers and learners who’ve found themselves navigating the intricate world of Information Technology since going remote. Recently we shared a concise list of basic tech essentials to boost your work from home experience, but today we’ll get a little more specific. If those you’re shopping for are not in partnership with a trusted Managed Services Provider that can engineer their remote environment, here are some trusted gadgets in tech that’ll continue to enhance anyone’s remote experience into the new year.

HEADPHONES

QUALITY ON A BUDGET Logitech H390

Logitech

Experience clear internet calls with simple plug-and-play USB-A connection and a noise-canceling mic. In-line controls let you control volume or mute without interrupting calls. Laser-tuned drivers deliver enhanced digital audio with your favorite music and games. With over 30 thousand reviews and a 4.5-star rating, you can’t go wrong with this reliable headset that costs less than $30.00.

BEST MID-RANGE OPTIONJabra Evolve 80

Jabra

If you’ve got a noisy home environment and are looking to eliminate all distraction, then the Jabra Evolve 80 is the right set for you. This headset is known to eliminate low-frequency background noise such as air conditioning, and high-frequency noise such as human voices. Compatible with all mobile devices and specifically created to enhance your Microsoft Teams experience. The Evolve 80 has world-class speakers that are built for both voice and music.

LOOKING TO SPLURGEBose Headphones 700

Bose

Bose is a class leader on active noise cancellation (ANC) on headphones, and that microphone mastery extends to voice calling capability as well. That’s why the Bose 700 is the best pair of headphones for making calls, and by a comfortable margin too. With 20 hours battery life and 30 feet Bluetooth range, the Bose 700 is the perfect option for quality voice and video calls.

 

COMPUTER MONITORS

QUALITY ON A BUDGETAcer R240HY bidx monitor

Consumers are praising the Acer R240HY bidx monitor and it’s evident with its 4.7 out of 5-star rating on Amazon. This 23.8-inch stunner is one of the best monitors of 2021 because of its ultra-slim bezels and sleek design, gorgeous, vivid colors and wide viewing angles. 

Acer

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Display: 23.8-inch (1920 x 1080)
  • Ports: HDMI, DVI, VGA
  • Response time: 4ms
  • Refresh rate: Up to 60Hz
  • VESA mount compatibility: No

PERKS

  • Zero-frame design
  • Vivid colors
  • Adjustable stand
  • 178-degree viewing angles

DOWNFALL

  • No VESA mount compatibility

BEST MID-RANGE OPTION– Dell SE2719HR

With a thin-bezel design and built-in power supply, this monitor frees up space without compromising quality. IPS technology keeps colors brilliant from virtually any angle, while a 75Hz refresh rate is ideal for gaming. The flicker-free screen and ComfortView technology on this Dell 27-inch monitor help reduce eyestrain for a comfortable work environment.

Dell

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Display: 27” (1920 x 1080) IPS
  • Ports: HDMI, VGA
  • Response time: 4ms
  • Refresh rate: 75Hz
  • IPS LED FHD FreeSync

PERKS

  • 8,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1000:1 typical)
  • Offers an enhanced view, even in low lighting
  • 27" anti-glare widescreen flat-panel IPS LED monitor
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles

DOWNFALL

  • No built-in speaker

LOOKING TO SPLURGELG 27UN850

This monitor is compatible with VESA DisplayHDR™ 400 high dynamic range, supporting specific levels of color and brightness that exceed the capabilities of ordinary monitors. It brings work and virtual worlds to life by elevating textures, elements, character movements and natural light and shadow. There’s a reason why this is the number one UHD monitor brand in the U.S.

LG

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Display: 27” UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS
  • Ports: HDMI, USB Type-C, USB Down-stream, DisplayPort, Headphone Out
  • Response time: 5ms
  • Refresh rate: 60Hz
  • VESA DisplayHDR 400

PERKS

  • VESA DisplayHDR™ 400 with sRGB 99% color gamut
  • 3-Side virtually borderless display
  • Smart energy saving
  • Reader mode & HDR effect

DOWNFALL

  • No built-in speaker

 

WEBCAM

QUALITY ON A BUDGETNexiGo 1080P

An inexpensive, wide-angle HD camera that includes a range of functions. The NexiGo 1080P webcam supports full HD vision for superior quality. It features a 90-degree field rotation and automatic color correction. It’s easy to install and offers better audio for conferencing or streaming.

Nexigo

BEST MID-RANGE OPTIONMicrosoft LifeCam Cinema 720P HD

Microsoft’s LifeCam offers cinematic picture with vibrant and highly realistic colors. It’s got a smooth 720P full HD resolution and a premium microphone. It offers wide-angle shooting mode and shot-enhancing features to enrich quality in dim lighting. Its auto-focus feature and precision glass makes it a level above many other options.

Microsoft webcam

LOOKING TO SPLURGELogitech Brio 4k

Glass lens offers superior video quality and automatically adjusts focus and contrast. The sleek design has been professionally constructed for the ultimate conference experience. With Ultra 4K HD resolution, it has 4 times the resolution of a typical HD webcam. Look your best and enjoy a professional video experience wherever you are with 5x HD zoom with the Logitech Brio 4k webcam.

Logitech webcam

 

LLOYDIAN MUST-HAVES

From portable monitors to adjustable laptop stands; check out these trusted remote work essentials selected by your friends at Lloyd:

Because your remote environment should follow you wherever you go – Portable Monitor- Lepow 15.6” Full HD 1080P

Because you owe it to your eyes – Gunnar Blue Light Filter Glasses

Because your hands deserve an ergonomic experience – Logitech Vertical Mouse

Because industry-leading feels good – Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Wireless Earbuds with Alexa Built-In

Because we all like to maximize space – WALI Single LCD Monitor Fully Adjustable Gas Spring Wall Mount

Because working on-the-go is a thing – Plantronics - Voyager 5200 UC (Poly) - Bluetooth Single-Ear Headset

Because we like our privacy – KVM Switch HDMI 2 Port Box- Switch for 2 Computers

Because eye-level is always better – Laptop Table Stand Adjustable Riser: Portable with Mouse Pad

Because maybe you want to create your own backdrop – Neewer T-Shape Background Backdrop Support Stand Kit

Because no one has time for a power outage – Battery backup- Tripp Lite 900VA Compact Uninterrupted Power Supply

 

 

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