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.
QUALITY ON A BUDGET – Logitech H390
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 OPTION – Jabra Evolve 80
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 SPLURGE – Bose Headphones 700
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.
QUALITY ON A BUDGET – Acer 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.
- Display: 23.8-inch (1920 x 1080)
- Ports: HDMI, DVI, VGA
- Response time: 4ms
- Refresh rate: Up to 60Hz
- VESA mount compatibility: No
- Zero-frame design
- Vivid colors
- Adjustable stand
- 178-degree viewing angles
- 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.
- Display: 27” (1920 x 1080) IPS
- Ports: HDMI, VGA
- Response time: 4ms
- Refresh rate: 75Hz
- IPS LED FHD FreeSync
- 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
- No built-in speaker
LOOKING TO SPLURGE – LG 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.
- 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
- VESA DisplayHDR™ 400 with sRGB 99% color gamut
- 3-Side virtually borderless display
- Smart energy saving
- Reader mode & HDR effect
- No built-in speaker
QUALITY ON A BUDGET – NexiGo 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.
BEST MID-RANGE OPTION – Microsoft 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.
LOOKING TO SPLURGE – Logitech 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.
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