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In creating or refreshing a productive home office space, you want to make sure you have the most up-to-date, advanced tools out there to help you run your business. There are so many products out there that help you attain your goals and make your life easier, so where do you begin? Below are just a few of our top favorites to help you on your way to success. From high-tech gadgets to stylish, ergonomic desks, below are 11 office essentials to help you manifest the productive home office you dream of.
Shokz OpenComm2 UC Headset
All entrepreneurs need a good headset to ensure clear, productive communication in daily business activities. Shokz, the brand behind open-ear headphones and its patented bone conduction technology, recently announced their newest bone conduction workplace headset –the OpenComm 2 UC!
The headset is extremely lightweight, at just 34g, and is coated in soft silicone with a flexible wraparound frame, making it comfortable for all-day wear. Users get up to 16 hours of talk time or up to 8 hours of listening time on a single charge. Recharging takes just one hour and quick charge takes only 5 minutes to juice up the headset for 2 hours.
The Opencomm 2 UC has Zoom Certification, which allows users to control Zoom functions via the dedicated headset buttons and enjoy convenient functionality, silky-smooth calls, and seamless collaboration. With advanced DSP noise-canceling boom microphones and Clear Voice Capture (CVC) technology, vocals are picked up and properly filtered, resulting in clearer calls and smoother voice communication without background noise. This is ideal for conference calls and those on-the-go. The adjustable boom mic of this office essential can be positioned for optimal voice capture and rotated away when not in use.
The connectivity of a headset is very important. Shokz’s Loop110 wireless adapter helps users stay connected all day without any connection issues on a Mac or PC. When purchasing, one has the choice to pick between a USB-C or a USB-A adapter. Retails for $199.99 at shokz.com.
Molekule Air Pro with PECO-HEPA Tri-Power Filter
The air you breathe affects many aspects of your life—energy, sleep, and overall health and wellness. Your health and wellness are important in running your business, so make sure you have an air purifier supporting a healthy environment around you. The Molekule Air Pro is the ultimate office essential for any entrepreneur who’s looking for premium air purification and high-end design in their home office. Molekule’s Air Pro purifier is FDA-cleared for medical use to collect particles and destroy bacteria, viruses and mold.
The Air Pro purifier is powered by PECO technology and true HEPA 99.97% particle-capture efficiency rate to not only capture but destroy pollutants in a 1,000 sq. ft area. Made to work in smart home environments, Mokekule Air Pro can connect with Amazon Alexa, and the Molekule app allows you to track six pollutant types in real-time and see trends from the past month. You’ll have everything you need to monitor and improve your air.
Beyond its purification power, Air Pro is a high-design device, with a modern cylindrical shape, anodized aluminum finish and vegan leather handle. The Air Pro purifier operates at a noise level of 30-65 decibels, depending on the fan speed setting. It features a quiet mode, in addition to its standard mode for the Auto Protect function, sleep mode, or quiet mode, that runs at a low noise level to avoid disturbing sleep, making it suitable for use in bedrooms and other quiet spaces (like a home office) up to 1000 square feet.
In short, the Molekule Air Pro is an FDA-Cleared, premium air purifier that adds clean air—not clutter—to your home office. Retails currently for $714.99 USD at molekule.com.
Cyber Acoustics Essential Universal Docking Station
The CA Essential Laptop Docking Station DS-6000 is the ultimate office essential enabling productivity. This versatile, compact solution organizes your workspace, powers your laptop, and allows you to easily connect all your peripherals with a single USB-C cable. Featuring support for up to three 4K HDMI monitor displays, this laptop docking station is designed to enhance productivity for both PC and Mac users running Windows 10/11 or Mac OS 10.6 and above. The CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000 not only enables improved workflow, it enhances the abilities of your laptop through the addition of a variety of ports, allowing input devices, external drives, monitors, and Ethernet to be instantly connected to your PC or Mac via a single USB-C cable.
The Cyber Acoustics Essential Universal Docking Station is TAA Compliant for U.S. Government and comes with a 1-year hassle-free warranty. Retails for $189.99 at cyberacoustics.com.
MOUNTUP Laptop And Monitor Stand For 12”-17” Notebook And Max 27” Monitors
The MOUNTUP monitor stand with laptop tray provides an optimal placement for your devices. The detachable VESA plate on one arm can hold a monitor (from 13’’ up to 27’’ loading up to 17.6 lbs.), and the tray on the other arm can load a laptop (works with a notebook from 12’’-17’’ supporting up to 17.6 lbs). The monitor and laptop mount offers ±90° tilt, ±90° swivel, 360° rotation, and height adjustment along the center pole. Both the VESA plate and the tray can be tilted 90° upward or downward to reduce glare, which reduces the strain on the eyes and neck. Besides, they can be swiveled 90° left or right to share your screen with your colleagues. The VESA plate can be rotated 360°. You can turn the monitor into a landscape or portrait mode for different works.
This office essential can be installed easily in 4 steps within 15 minutes. Retails for $49.99 at mountup.com. Be sure to check out other MOUNTUP products if your setup requires additional monitors or configurations.
Clorox Air Purifiers
Home office air quality is of top concern in offering a healthy work environment for yourself and your employees. The Clorox Air Purifiers for medium and large rooms offer true HEPA filters that capture 99.97% of allergens and particulates as small as 0.1 microns as well as 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. They use active carbon filters to reduce unpleasant odors. Additionally, they provide real-time feedback in 3 ways: the PM2.5 digital display shows the volume of particulates 2.5 microns and smaller, the color-coded light indicates air quality to 6 levels, and an auto mode responds to changes in the current air quality by automatically adjusting the fan speed.
Purchasing a Clorox air purifier includes one Clorox filter that lasts 6-12 months. Each of the air purifiers has a model that works with Alexa, where users can easily control the products with voice commands via an Alexa smart speaker or the Alexa app on their phone. A medium Clorox air purifier starts at $99.99 and a large Clorox air purifier starts at $134.99 at Clorox’s Amazon Store.
EZQuest USB-C Multimedia 10-in-1 Gen 2 Hub
EZQuest’s new Multimedia USB-C Hubs provide extra ports for second screens, data transfer, charging and other tasks to make activities easier. With their 10-in-1 Gen 2 Hub you can optimize your computer’s USB-C/USB 4/Thunderbolt 4/3 ports into 10 ports so you can transfer data in seconds, stream HDR video along with high-speed PD 3.0 pass-though charging and enjoy uninterrupted ethernet connection. You’ll have faster work speed without switching between programs. You can operate HDMI 4K (60Hz on DP1.4 or 30Hz on DP 1.2) external display to create extended or mirror mode with digital sound, HDR 10 and HDCP. You’ll have two USB-C Gen 2 ports (each 10Gbps) and two USB-A 3.0 ports (each 5Gbps). When using all ports simultaneously, the total shared data is 10Gbps. This home office essential has an extended 11-inch (28cm) cable allowing the hub to lie flat on the desk when connected to any tablet or computer equipped with the USB-C port. The EZQuest 10-in-1 Gen 2 Hub comes with an 18-Month Worry-Free Warranty and 5-star customer service. Retails for $59.99 at ezq.com.
Abode Security Kit
Having a reliable security system for your home office is important in protecting your business’s data and technology. The Abode Security Kit is the newest addition to the Abode ecosystem. It is built on the award-winning Abode home security platform and provides an entry-level solution for customers who want reliable home security. This new offering is a three-piece kit that includes the Abode Security Hub, one mini door/window sensor, and one keyfob but can be expanded with additional devices to suit your needs. Purposely designed to prioritize simplicity and easy setup with in-app onboarding, the Abode Security Hub features built-in Wi-Fi, and the accompanying app provides users with an intuitive means to set up and control the system. Via the Abode app, users can install each accessory device, get event notifications, arm and disarm the system, set up device groups, and customizable automations in the CUE automations engine.
The Abode Security Kit features an easy self-installation with no tools or hard wiring needed, integrates with Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Sonos, Google Nest, and more, offers a 4G cellular backup that keeps you connected during an internet outage (requires a subscription), has battery backup to keep your system online even during a power outage, and has a built-in 93db siren to scare away intruders and deter further invasion. Retails for $139.99 (limited-time introductory price) at goabode.com.
Hamilton Beach Alexa Coffee Maker
As an entrepreneur, a necessary home office essential is a coffee maker that keeps you and your home office employees caffeinated all day long. The Hamilton Beach Alexa 12-cup coffee maker works with Alexa, giving you the ability to ask your Alexa app or smart speaker to brew coffee, change the brew strength or turn off the coffee maker. Its clock automatically keeps the correct time by syncing wirelessly with the app.
This smart coffee maker features frontfill water reservoir and brew basket, meaning you can add water without moving the smart coffee maker from under the cabinets. It also automatically shuts off two hours after brewing for peace of mind the coffee maker was not left on. Additionally, this smart coffee maker is “Works with Alexa Certified,” meeting Amazon’s high bar for responsiveness, reliability & functionality. Few smart coffee makers can achieve Works with Alexa certification, which ensures the best smart home experience with an Alexa app or Echo device. Retails for $89.99 at the Hamilton Beach Amazon Store.
Contour RollerMouse Pro
Take a proactive approach to your health at work with the RollerMouse Pro, a centered mouse that allows you to do desk work comfortably and ergonomically. With the RollerMouse Pro, you control everything; cursor navigation, programmable buttons and a large scroll wheel are all centralized right in front of them. The centered mouse prevents you from straining and can be customized to any preference with a variety of magnetic wrist rests that come in different sizes and materials. This unique design keeps your hands and wrists in a natural position, and the roller-bar allows for precise cursor control without having to move your hand back and forth.
The RollerMouse Pro is also programmable, meaning the built-in copy/paste buttons make it easy to quickly transfer text or images between applications, and the dedicated buttons for forward/backward navigation make web browsing a breeze. This convenient control can save you valuable time in your workday.
The RollerMouse Pro can connect to your PC or Mac via Bluetooth or the USB receiver or cable depending on your preferred method. It fits both full-width and compact keyboards. You’ll control multiple screens and customize the programmable buttons to your favourite shortcut functions. Retails for $249 at at contourdesign.com.
Tenon Smart Adjustable Desk
beflo’s Tenon Smart Adjustable Desk is the first-ever modular, height-adjustable smart desk for your home office. It features a touch screen, a companion app, power and USB outlets, and offers add-on accessories to maximize your productivity and minimize your clutter. Customize this powerful and modern desk to fit the unique needs of your home or office and optimize your workday. Tenon is elegant and streamlined, there is nothing corporate about it. Its minimalistic styling and warm, welcoming aesthetic allows it to blend seamlessly into the home office environment.
Tenon is ergonomic and promotes well-being, too. Its beautiful beveled edge detailing along the desktop and metal frame improves comfort and circulation. And to effortlessly raise the desk from sitting to standing height, simply employ the desktop-integrated touch screen. Attuned to its user, the touch screen – and companion app – will alert you when you really ought to get up and move. Sitting at length has been noted as a leading cause of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease – Tenon is a quiet health coach, gently reminding you to do what’s best for you.
beflo is proud to announce that its smart desk, Tenon, has won a 2023 iF Design Award, one of the most prestigious design competitions known to the product industry. beflo uses high-quality, sustainable and certified materials in all of its products and the Tenon comes complete with a 15-year-warranty. Instead of adhesive-filled MDF cardboard and flimsy metal blends, Tenon features hardwood and premium aluminum polished to perfection with durable finishes that keep it stain- and scratch-free. Retails for $2,499.00 at gobeflo.com.
Kaffe Stainless Steel French Press
The Kaffe Stainless Steel French Press coffee maker is the simplest way to a fragrant brew. This efficient and timeless design means there is no need for plastic capsules, coffee pods or paper filters. It’s compact and aesthetically pleasing so that it can be stored anywhere in your home office. Being made of stainless steel means it has the body for durability, ensuring years of use. The filters and press are also made of stainless steel, ensuring the process extracts the best aromas. With the Kaffe Stainless Steel French Press, you’ll receive an included extra filter, a 2-Year Extended Warranty, and a Money Back Guarantee. On sale for $32.99 at kaffeproducts.com.