So many people ask me what tech tools and office equipment I recommend. So I am putting together this list to give you some of my favorite tools I can’t live without. Some of these are affiliate links, but I only recommend products I think highly of and which help me in my day to day:
Seagate External Hard Drives – anyone who knows me knows I talk a lot about password security and backup strategies. I prefer the Seagate External Drives. I’ve used a lot of different brands, but I tend to always go back to these. I have multiple drives for different purposes, some are for backups and others are for archival purposes.
Logitech Easy‑Switch K811 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV – As a remote worker, I’m constantly packing up my computer bag to head out to a meeting with a client, so this portable keyboard is a lightweight and convenient option. But the big reason I purchased it is because it has 3 Bluetooth options to switch easily between my devices. So when I am at a conference and I don’t want to bring my laptop, I can use my iPad or even my iPhone and take notes using this convenient keyboard.
Kinesis Freestyle2 Keyboard for Mac (20″ Extended Separation) – When I am working at home, I use this keyboard for a series of reason. One, though I love my portable keyboard, it is smaller and for ergonomics, I find this a better option. I have to say, it did take me some time to get used to it. In fact, it took De Quervain’s tenosynovitis (dih-kwer-VAINS ten-oh-sine-oh-VIE-tis) – which I do not wish on anyone – to finally really appreciate this keyboard. I had it sitting in its original box, because I sitting in appropriately on the couch working for long stretches of time. I kept saying I was going to try it, but when I was diagnosis with tenosynovitis is when I realized I had to take my working habits more seriously. This keyboard really helped to position my hands correctly and relieve the pain in my thumb and wrist.
Jarvis Standing Desk Frame Only – Electric Adjustable Height Sit Stand Desk – 3-Stage Extended Range Frame with Memory Preset Handset Controller – Desk Top Not Included (Black, Extended Range) – This desk is the other investment I made, when I was recovering from tenosynovitis. It got me off the couch and into my office. I love it. Not only does it have Memory Presets for my sitting and standing position, but it also has the ability to add additional settings if someone else wants to use my workspace. I did buy my version from the Fully website, because Amazon didn’t offer the eco-friendly Bamboo top I liked. But I know a lot of other folks like to get their own tops (check out Ikea for cheaper options).
Well, let me know if you have any questions about any of these products. I’ll also be adding additional items from time to time, so keep checking back. And, if you are looking for something specific, always feel free to check in with me.