Six Office Gadgets for IT Workers

If you work in IT Support in London, you are probably working from home! If the last year has taught us anything, it is that WFH is not only doable, but in some ways preferable. As well as this, up to 80% of IT issues can be fixed remotely. But if you are working from home (and you’re a bit of a techy) then you’ll want to be sure that your home office is kitted out with some useful tech! So here is a short list of some powerful gadgets that you should consider for your homeworking environment:

1 –  Logitech K780


Figure 1: Logitech K780

This may well be the most useful keyboard one can have in their household! The Logitech K780 can connect to up to three devices simultaneously, without the need for a USB receiver. You could have a desktop, a laptop, and a mobile device (phone or tablet), and switch between the three devices simply by pressing one of three keys on the keyboard. It is a full-sized keyboard with a compact form factor that is suitable for smaller desktop spaces; and its Perfect Stroke keys are designed for quiet and responsive typing. It even has a groove at the top to put your phone or tablet for a more efficient workspace!


2 - CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock


Figure 2: CalDigit TS3

If you work with a laptop at home, then a docking station is a hugely useful tool. The CalDigit TS3 is a docking station built for Thunderbolt 3 connection, meaning it is incredibly fast, and can connect your laptop to an array of devices with a single thunderbolt cable! Its front ports include an SD Card slot, 2 audio jacks (In & Out), a USB-C and USB-A slot. It’s back ports include the Thunderbolt 3 host slot (that connects your laptop), 4 USB-A ports, a DisplayPort 1.2, Gigabit Ethernet cable, and a Digital Optical port. The CalDigit TS3 has its own power cord and can provide up to 87W power for your laptop.


3 – Fitbit Charge 4


Figure 3: Fitbit Charge 4

As an IT worker, it can be very easy to spend several hours on end sitting at your desk. This is why the Fitbit Charge 4 is a perfect tool for London IT support providers. With the Fitbit Charge 4, you can set yourself reminders to get up and move! You can also set exercise goals, track your heartrate throughout the day, and gain insights into your health. This is definitely the most tech savvy way to stay healthy!


4 – Biscuit Ceramic Wireless Charger


Figure 4: Biscuit Ceramic Charger

If you’re an IT worker, you probably know a thing or two about the quality of technology. Planned obsolescence is a very real (and very annoying) issue with today’s technology; whereas some technology simply isn’t built to last because they are cheap! This is where Biscuit’s Ceramic Wireless Charger comes in. Their soon to be released, upgradeable, repairable device may very well be the last wireless charger you will ever buy! It is encased in zirconia ceramic (one of the hardest materials on the planet). It is built to last, and it looks incredibly slick!


5 - imuto 27000mAh Power Bank


Figure 5: Taurus X6S Pro SMART POWER BANK

If you are an engineer providing IT support in London, or any other city with lots of businesses, there will of course be some occasions where you will be providing callouts to customers; and when you’re out and about you want to know without a doubt that you have enough charge on all your devices. This particular power bank may not be the most compact one you can buy – but that is only because it boasts and absolutely massive capacity! It could charge an iPhone 11 up to 6 times before requiring a recharge – as well as this, it should have the capacity to charge a Samsung Galaxy S10 up to 5 times, or a Macbook 2016 twice. It has 3 USB-A type ports, and a digital screen that displays the percentage of charge remaining on the power bank.


6 – Google Nest


Figure 6: Google Nest WiFi

One of the benefits of working from home is the flexibility of where in your home you can work. If you’re working on a laptop, you can take it with your to any room; but you also want to be sure that, wherever you are, you have a good, strong internet connection. WiFi mesh technology is a great way to spread your internet connectivity equally throughout your house. One of the best WiFi mesh systems you can buy is Google Nest. It comes with a router that connects to your modem; and several ‘points’ which you plug in throughout your house, which transmit back and forth between the router, enabling a strong signal to come from each point.


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