This post was written by Billy Smith, a writer, fitness junkie, trekker, hiker, tech geek and adventurer extraordinaire. As the founder of Checkcorner.com, it is his endeavor to provide people with the best information and tools to transform their lives.
Being productive in today’s world is a lot easier thanks to all the technological advancements that have been made.
Maybe you want to get more work done, get more enjoyment out of your day, exercise more, or polish off your errands quickly and efficiently. There’s nothing better than the feeling of a day well spent.
Check out these five tech products we think are great for boosting your productivity.
1. Good wireless router.
Most of the work employees, and especially freelancers, do is online today. So, it’s imperative to have a good internet connection and wireless router.
If you are working in an office with more than 40 or 50 people, it’s a good idea to have more than one router, so as to get the best possible connection for everyone. There is nothing more frustrating than a poor connection when you are in the zone, clacking away at your keyboard.
When looking for a productive wireless router, Netgear, Linksys, and Google devices are often the top picks.
2. Standing desk.
One of the drawbacks of using a computer or laptop is how sedentary the activity is. While you may be getting lots of work done behind the desk, most of your body is inactive, which in turn affects your brain.
A standing desk, like the Fully Jarvis Bamboo, boosts productivity while you are working at a computer by making you stand.
It doesn’t sound like a lot, but you can burn up to 20-50 more calories per hour, increase blood flow, and it can stop you from slouching when you get to that mid-afternoon slump*. This all means that your brain is more engaged, and you are definitely more productive!
3. Light alarm clocks.
No, this isn’t an alarm clock that weighs very little, in fact it’s an alarm clock that wakes you like we used to be woken – by light.
Using what’s called ‘dawn simulation’, this nifty gadget gently arouses you from sleep with artificial light that gradually fills your room over a period of time that you can choose.
So instead of getting the nasty shock of a harsh beeping in your ear when you wake up, your natural body clock revives itself using the rhythms of the earth, like we used to.
This leaves you feeling distinctly more refreshed and energized for the rest of the day. Technology is very clever, isn’t it?
Getting stuck in traffic is never a fun way to spend an afternoon; it can leave you feeling frustrated, groggy, rushed, and basically unproductive.
Modes of transport like walking are great, but not when you’re in a rush.
If you find yourself pushed for time when jumping from place to place, consider investing in an e-scooter. They are light, compact, speedy, and get you where you need to be without any traffic to worry about.
The beauty of these electric scooters for adults is that you can charge them in an hour and you are good to go. They are adaptable for many lifestyles, whether you are a student, manual worker, office worker, or stay-at-home parent.
Plus, as we mentioned above, standing is way better for you than sitting!
5. Noise-cancelling headphones.
Studying or working in anywhere other than a silent space can be difficult for a lot of people. If this resonates with you, then check out a pair of noise-cancelling headphones.
They do just what they san on the tin: they block out noise.
This means you can revel in blissful quiet, or listen to uninterrupted music, while you study, write, edit, or work on whatever you need to without being distracted.
The top pick for these is from Bose, and they come in a range of styles like over-ear or in-ear.
Which of these tech products would you try first? What other tools have you used that successfully boosted your productivity?