8 Office Gadgets to Create a More Productive Workspace at Home

With the current global COVID-19 situation not seeming to get any better, it is more than likely that most of us will be working from home for the better half of this year. While home offices may already have been set up since the start of the Circuit Breaker, it’s never too late to add an additional home office gadget to make our daily WFH a more productive one.

From affordable monitors to an innovative desk lamp, here are eight home office gadget essentials you can consider getting for your workspace.

1. Seagate FireCuda 120 SSD

Seagate FireCuda 120 SSD, from $165. (Image courtesy of Seagate)

Looking for a storage drive to store your work documents? The Seagate FireCuda 120 SSD is the latest in Seagate’s line of PC game storage that is able to double up as an SSD you can use for work.

With a SATA 6GB/s interface and sequential read/write speeds of up to 560/540MB, you will be able to get more responsive transfer of data, installation and multi-tasking. The drive has been built for durability with storage space of up to 4TB and a five-year limited warranty.

The Seagate FireCuda 120 SSD retails at $165 (500GB), $259 (1TB), $499 (2TB) and $899 (4TB), and is available for purchase online from the official Seagate store on Shopee and Lazada. 

2. Canon Pixma TR150

Canon Pixma TR150, $399. (Image courtesy of Canon)

The Canon Pixma TR150 is a wireless mobile printer that has a compact and lightweight body which makes it portable for use anywhere within the home and even when you’re on-the-go for meetings outside.

It features an intuitive 1.44-inch OLED display that delivers clear, guided instructions for wireless connection and operation, and also has the ability to print directly from your smartphone, hassle-free.

The Canon Pixma TR150 retails at $399 and is available for purchase from Best Denki, Harvey Norman, Courts and Challenger.

3. Dyson Lightcycle Desk Light

Dyson Lightcycle Desk Light, $799. (Image courtesy of Dyson)

Desk lamps are essential for professionals who are desk-bound most of the time and if you haven’t gotten yourself one yet, perhaps it is a good time to invest in the Dyson Lightcycle desk light — a lamp that intelligently tracks your local daylight and personalises the illumination based on your age, task and time of day.

The high-quality light engineered by Dyson helps to reduce eye strain while you’re working, and features a 3 Axis Glide motion that allows you to precisely position your light however you like while you work.

The Dyson Lightcycle Desk Light retails at $799 and is available for purchase from Dyson online and the Dyson official store on Lazada.

4. PRISM+ Monitors

Prism+ Monitors, from $189. (Image courtesy of PRISM+ Singapore)

Although marketed as gaming monitors, PRISM+ monitors can double as an affordable option of work monitors that deliver workstation-grade visual quality in a variety of display sizes that provides enhance colour accuracy that remains uncompromised when viewed from different angles.

The monitors are also built with adjustable blue light emission and a flicker-free panel to help combat eye strain even as you work long hours in front of the monitor.

PRISM+ Monitors retail from $189 and is available for purchase through PRISM+ online and via their official store on Lazada.

5. LG HOM-BOT Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

LG HOM-BOT Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, $1,499. (Image courtesy of LG Singapore)

Want to get some household chores done while you work? The LG HOM-BOT Robotic Vacuum Cleaner offers a 2-in-1 cleaning solution that uses its two side brushes and slide-in mop to vacuum and mop simultaneously.

Built with dual cameras on the top and bottom of the vacuum cleaner body and multiple ultrasonic sensors, the LG HOM-BOT is able to scan and detect its surrounding environment to provide optimum cleaning, reducing cleaning time significantly.

The LG HOM-BOT Robotic Vacuum Cleaner retails at $1,499 and is available for purchase online from Harvey Norman, Audio House, MEGA Discount Store and Gain City.  

6. Fujitsu UH-X (10th Gen)

Fujitsu UH-X (10th Gen), from $1,999. (Image courtesy of Fujitsu)

If you’re in need of a new laptop, the all-new Fujitsu UH-X (10th Gen) might be what you’re looking for. The new addition to the iconic ultralight series features an extraordinarily lightweight design that is optimised for mobility and robust multi-tasking.

Equipped with an Intel® Core™ i7 processor, which can be upgraded further to suit your needs, the UH-X is able to deliver great performance for work alongside its innovative features and functions that include the Windows Hello facial recognition technology as well as a full suite of ports for full connectivity.

The Fujitsu UH-X (10th Gen) retails from $1,999 and is available for purchase exclusively from COURTS. 

7. Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080p Webcam

Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080p Webcam, $69. (Image courtesy of Creative Singapore)

Sporting a full HD wide-angle lens with a dual built-in mic that offers excellent video quality and crystal-clear communication, the Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080p webcam is the additional tool to have, especially when your day’s packed full of video conference calls.

The webcam instantly works when plugged into an available USB-A port on a PC or a Mac, and is also fitted with a lens cap for added privacy as well as a universal tripod mount for you to find the best angle before every meeting.

The Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080p Webcam retails at $69 and is available for purchase from Creative online.

8. Lenovo ThinkSmart View

Lenovo ThinkSmart View, from $499. (Image courtesy of Lenovo)

For those who prefer to have the freedom to multitask while engaged in a video conference call, the Lenovo ThinkSmart View is the collaborative smart device to get.

As a stand-alone device with powerful built-in mics and speakers, the ThinkSmart View features an intuitive touchscreen interface, that works like a tablet, to help tackle voice or video calls without interrupting the tasks that you’re doing on your PC.

The Lenovo ThinkSmart View retails from $499 and is available for purchase from Lenovo online.



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