Need recommendations on what gadgets to get for your home office? We reached out to the brands for recommendations on which products are good for what purpose and this is what they came back with:
ABOVE: LENOVO THINKBOOK 13S AND 14S
For the corporate employee
The Lenovo ThinkBook Series is built for business and makes it easy to do your tasks with style. Ranging from a 13-inch to a 15-inch display, the laptops are equipped with handy features such as a solid-state hard drive, discrete graphics, Dolby Audio Harman speakers, and rapid-charging technology. Plus, the ThinkBook series also comes with the Modern Standby feature which wakes your laptop in less than 0.5 seconds and allows for you to download emails, and listen to music even while your laptop’s on sleep mode.
Above: 14-inch Lenovo Yoga S740
For the Expressive employee
It is possible to work and play in style especially when you’re working from home with the 14-inch Lenovo Yoga S740. The stunning all-metal laptop gives you the full force of the 10th Generation Intel Core processing alongside a range of smart features that have been designed to optimize your day. Built with up to 15 hours of battery life, the lightweight laptop includes a 4K VESA400 HDR display and amazing Dolby Atmos sound.
Above: 14-inch lenovo ideapad s145
Engineered for long-lasting performance, the Lenovo IdeaPad S145 is a great option for students who are looking for a laptop that can keep pace with the tasks at hand. Built with up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processing with a range of secure storage options including a hybrid SSD with hard disc drive that ensures an even faster response time. In addition to that, the IdeaPad S145 comes with a 14-inch anti-glare display available in HD and FHD, and crystal-clear Dolby Audio.
ABOVE: The 49WL95C monitor model from lg
For THE MULTITASKER
For those that prefer an easier way to multitask during their WFH, the LG 49WL95C is the ideal monitor that fits the bill with its single large display that trumps a multi-monitor setup that takes up more space on your desk. The ultra-wide 49-inch monitor features an IPS panel which has a native resolution of 5,120 x 1,440 — which essentially measures up to two 27-inch monitors that are placed side-by-side. The monitor features a pair of 10W speakers and comes with four USB 3.0 ports, including a Type-C port with support for DisplayPort over USB-C.
ABOVE: The 27UL850 monitor model from lg
For The Creative
Creatives who require high colour accuracy for editing their work will appreciate the LG 27UL850 which supports a VESA DisplayHDR(TM) 400 that delivers vivid visual images to review HDR content with greater precision. When connected to an HDR-capable console or HDR-supported graphics card, the monitor will display punchier brightness and highlight with deeper shadows and silhouettes. The 27UL850 also comes with a USB Type-C port which is compatible with a MacBook for simultaneous transfer of 4K screen contents and data, as well as to charge a MacBook or mobile device.
The LG 27UL850 monitor is available from $999 at Shopee.
ABOVE: The 27gl850 monitor model from lg
For the Gamer
Those looking to unwind after WFH hours with a gaming session might be interested in the LG 27GL850 UltraGear monitor, the world’s first 1 millisecond Nano IPS display. Tapping on the Nano IPS technology, the monitor achieves phenomenal colour reproduction, ultra-fast response time and a refresh rate of 144Hz in a 27-inch QHD display of 2560 x 1440. The gaming immersion is further enhanced with the curved design that aims to surround the user’s field of vision. NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible with HDR10 support, the monitor boasts a virtually borderless design and has an ultra-thin three-side bezel that combines form and function for a more comfortable viewing experience with versatile screen tilt, height and pivot adjustments.
The LG 27GL850 monitor is available from $899 on Shopee.
Above: The 7.9-inch Apple iPad Mini
For the Kids
Beloved for its size and capability that is also good for kids to use, the Apple iPad mini features a 7.9-inch Retina display with True Tone that dynamically adjusts the white balance for images to look natural in any light. The thin, light and portable design uses an A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine which enables a remarkable level of power that allows for an augmented reality experience, or an immersive game with console-level graphics.
Above: The 10.2-inch Apple iPad
For the Everyday User
Ideal for the everyday user, the new 10.2-inch Apple iPad combines the power and capability of a computer into the size of a handy tablet where you can still easily mark up PDFs, edit a word document, and make a FaceTime call to a colleague at the same time. With a thin and light design as well as fast Wi-Fi and 4G LTE Advanced, the iPad also provides up to 10 hours of battery life for you to work anywhere you like within your home.
Above: The 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro
For The Creative Designers
Boasting an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, the 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro is perfect for the most detailed designers with its incredibly advanced features such as industry-leading colour accuracy, and ProMotion. Engineered with the A12Z Bionic chip, the iPad Pro is able to outpace most PC laptops and deliver fluid performance for tasks like 4K video editing, 3D design and augmented reality with its 8-core graphics processor. The enhanced thermal design also means higher peak and longer sustained performance which is critical for intensive workflows.
Above: Canon PIXMA G7070 Printer
Designed for high volume printing at low running cost, the Canon Pixma G7070 is a high-performance wireless printer that packs a wide range of printing options in a sleek and compact printer. Awarded the best SOHO printer at the Hardware Zone Editor’s Choice Awards, the printer is built with larger ink tanks and is able to print up to 13 images per minute in black and 6.8 images per minute in colour.
Above: Canon Pixma TS5370 in Millennium Pink
The Canon Pixma TS5370 is a compact, wireless all-in-one printer that is able to perform ordinary print tasks as well as the fun tasks such as photo printing. The printer also allows you to expand on your creativity with the ability to print out iron-on transfers, or magnet designs. Equipped with an intuitive status bar and a 1.44-inch OLED screen, you can expect to experience swift, premium results in the comfort of your home.
Above: Canon Pixma E3370
Ideal for students who may need to print school work at home to support their home-based learning, the Canon Pixma E3370 is an ink efficient printer that is designed to provide affordable wireless printing at a low running cost of up to 400 pages. The printer has the ability to print up to 7.7 images per minute in black and 4.4 images per minute in colour. It is also equipped with a segment-LCD display which includes intuitive icons that facilitate all operations easily and effectively.
Above: Canon ImageClass MF264DW
For Increased Productivity
Perfect for those who are looking to have a productive wireless printer at home — the Canon imageCLASS MF264DW is able to print up to 28 pages per minute and features a 35-sheet Auto Document Feeder that performs automated batch copying and scanning with seamless double-sided printing. It is also an eco-friendly printer that automatically goes into sleep mode after it detects no activity for a period of time.
Whatever gadgets you’re plugging in — especially if you have multiple — do use a power strip with a built-in surge protector. A surge protector protects against voltage spikes by limiting the voltage supplied to a device — basically preventing your computer or other devices from getting destroyed by power surges. This is one of those things that is definitely better to have than not have.
Above: Screengrab taken from LAZADA
If you can afford something from Dyson, make it one of their Purifier Fans. The iconic Tower Fan has several models and colours, with the TP04 being the newest and most advanced; and with its launch in 2018, the rest of the Tower Fan models dropped in price. Check out the range of models on their official store on Lazada:
Above: Screengrab taken from LAZADA
I love that these air purifiers are fans — and safe ones with no blades! The filters can be easily changed, the device can be wiped down, and putting things in perspective, LG’s PuriCare™ Air Purifier retails at $1,099… so Dyson really isn’t the priciest in the market.
🏠 Stay Home. Stay Safe. ✌️
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