The transition from cubicle to a corner of your home hasn’t been easy for many of us. Working from home has really been a huge adjustment. What to buy? Where to set up? During a pandemic??? All of this can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, the “work from home” territory is not new to my world. As a freelancer, you become accustomed to self-motivation, isolation, and what you need to make your home office work efficiently. So it’s a pleasure to share a few products, with CBS 2 Chicago viewers, that makes things a little bit easier.
Below is information on each product
Lenovo Thinksmart View: $349
The Lenovo Thinksmart View makes collaboration simple, improves video conferencing, and can be used without disrupting work. It has a built-in speaker, camera and microphone, and video works with Microsoft Teams. It will be available to purchase at the end of April.
TapeACall records phone calls with the push of a button and works for incoming or outgoing calls. It transcribes calls to Word or PDF documents and sends an email of the transcript. There is unlimited cloud storage, making it great for meetings or interviews.
Tripp Lite USB-C Adapter: Starting at $20
The Tripp Lite USB-C Adapter turns your television into a second screen. It plugs into your laptop or tablet’s USB-C port and works with an HDMI cable.
Everlet Charge: $14.00 – $39.99
The Everlet Charge is invented by a Chicagoan and father of five. It prevents kids from stealing chargers by locking your charger down in the one place you want it. It comes with a lightning-fast charging cube and charges all devices.
Relay: $49.99 for the device and $9 a month for a plan
Relay works like a walkie talkie so you can remain in constant contact with the kids while working. Because it is cellular-based, there are no more out of range issues. It has GPS tracking built-in so you can check on kids’ whereabouts. It’s screen-free and safe for kids. Relay can be purchased at Target or Amazon.