It has been noted by many experts that one of the most important trends for 2021 can be summed up with three letters: WFH. Working from home started as a quick fix for social distancing in the time of the COVID pandemic. However, companies soon learned that employees were more efficient, productive and happy when they had the option of working remotely. This temporary trend has become the “new world order!”
Many of the residents of Gateway Parks, located on the eastern side of the DFW Metroplex, are taking advantage of this new flexibility with home offices. Some are just getting accustomed to their new office environment and are just now realizing that they need a whole new set of gadgets in order to be productive.
If you are one of these, have no fear. Here are eight must have gadgets that are guaranteed to at least make you feel more in “remote” control.
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It was recently announced that Amazon will be opening a large shipping warehouse near the master-planned community of Gateway Parks. In honor of this great news, we spent some time on their amazing site. Each of these WFH products are available online from either Amazon or their company websites. Just click on the product and you will be linked to more information.
Because of a child practicing the piano or watching TV, it is sometimes necessary to move from a primary office to a secondary workspace. When this occurs, this movable, adjustable laptop desk is lightweight yet sturdy, portable and perfect for saving space. It is also great for the Zoom meetings.
Price: About $100
Noise-canceling headphones are a necessity for anyone working from home. and the Sony WH-1000XM4 has been called one of the best over-ear headphones for 2020. This due to their superior noise-canceling ability, sound quality and all-day comfort.
A hundred bucks for a coffee cup?? Yep, and worth every penny This app-controlled “smart” mug from Ember will keep a remote worker’s morning brew perfectly hot for hours.
Price: About $100
This gadget does everything but write up your expense reports! It is equipped with five custom brightness levels, a USB charging port, a timer and touch control.
The loudest complaint from remote workers concerns their chair. When spending 8 hours in front of a computer screen, a good office chair is worth almost anything. This ergonomic mesh chair will make sitting behind any desk infinitely more comfortable thanks to its adjustability, lumbar support and cushioned seat. This one was also named the best budget buy from WFH products ratings.
When you say “hello 2021” you can say “goodbye” to tangled, messy wires thanks to this Elego charging hub. It holds and charges daily essentials like their iPhone, AirPods or Apple Watch with ease.
Price: About $30
Are those COVID calories adding up? This mini elliptical machine is great for burning calories, boosting energy and improving circulation — all while sitting at a home office desk (or on the couch!). Feel the burn!
When there is no stopping a “Mickey D’s” on the commute to work because there is no commute to work, it is still possible to have one of those breakfast sandwiches. Fast food that doesn’t taste fast and from your own kitchen.
Your Next Home and Workspace
This shift to working from home has had profound impact in a short amount of time. Now, workers who may have previously had to live in apartments in crowded cities to be near work can choose to live in communities such as Gateway Parks, where the Forney schools are excellent, the amenities are superb and life is just better.
Come check out where your next office…and home…could be.