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Essential Home Office Accessories for Remote Working

Working from home essentials

 

While working from home, it is very important to have all the necessary accessories so that you perform optimally. It is pretty much the case of , give me all the tools I need and I will give you all the output you desire. 

Here is a list of the essential  accessories that are essential for any remote worker: 

High Speed Internet 

During this age of tremendous digital growth, internet accessibility is one of the easiest to achieve remote working essentials. In Kenya, we have Internet Service providers like Zuku, Faiba and the telecommunication providers like Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom. These telecommunication providers have gone ahead to make it even easier by providing home internet packages at an affordable rate, not to mention the MiFi internet access options. Nevertheless, there are still places that have not been covered by these ISPs due to the terrain and accessibility issues. In case you fall within these areas, you can get a high speed modem to use.   

Computer Accessories 

It goes without saying that a remote worker is already in possession of a computer/laptop that helps them do their task. These computers require well-functioning accessories. Do not worry if some of the accessories are not functioning because they can easily be replaced. You need mice, keyboards, speakers, cables and connectors. Make sure you have all the needed computer accessories for working from home.

External Storage 

An external storage device is a device that contains all the data storage that is not inside a computer’s main storage or memory. Your line of work will dictate the amount of additional storage that you may need. For example, a video editor will need way more space than a writer. You can always get an external hard disk or a flash disk depending on your storage requirements. 

UPS 

In case you are using a desktop computer, you will need a UPS as we are not sure when KPLC will decide it is time for them to stop their power supply. This will save you a lot when it comes to shutting down and saving your work. 

If you have a laptop with a faulty battery that cannot retain power, you can buy one or get it fixed. 

HeadPhones 

To attend virtual meetings, listen to music and keep interruptive sound away from you, you will need headphones. These are especially effective in helping you concentrate and keep away all the noise from the surroundings. You may choose to go the wireless headphones way or get the normal headphones. 

 

Different tasks have different needs. Even with these essential accessories, you might end up being unproductive if you do not have a place set aside for work in a quite place. It is important to also have the right seat so that you do not strain your back. If you play your cards right, you might end up being even more productive than you always are while working in the office. Turn this COVID-19 Pandemic into a good home office experience. 

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