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Since COVID-19 hit our shores, working from home (WFH) has become the new norm. Whether it has been converting a living room table to a workstation or plopping on the couch for long Zoom meetings, the shift from a posh office to your humble abode has been challenging. Working from home has taken a new meaning – even a new acronym! – and has ushered in new products as well as making people think how they can revamp their home set up to mirror their cozy cubicle and expansive meeting rooms. So for those looking to spruce up their WFH set up and step away from the kitchen table or couch, here are some luxury items that will elevate your WFH set up.
Touchboards’ Starboard FX-89WE2
Carrying the world’s largest selection of interactive touch technology and other work from home essentials, Touchboards brings the convenience of an office setup into any room of your home. Whilst most homes aren’t set up with large whiteboards or screens to jot down meeting notes or to organize and plan ideas, Touchboards offers a variety of interactive whiteboards and screens which are easy to set up and use. The Starboard FX-79E2 UST – Package ($2,053.33) is a touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard measuring 79” and comes with a projector, mounting arm and wireless adapter. Whether using a finger or pen to operate, notes and annotations are easily saved to your computer and features available toolbars which provide fast access to frequently used features.
ApexDesk Elite Series 60”
Working from home doesn’t mean that you need to just plop yourself down on your comfiest chair and not move a muscle all day. The ApexDesk Elite Series 60” ($599.99) gives busy bees the option to sit or stand anywhere between 29” to 48” to create an elegant and adjustable spacious workspace. Its quick and quiet dual-motor lift system pairs with its six-button programmable controller with four-customizable presets for desired desk heights making it convenient to switch from sitting and standing. The sturdy standing desk is big enough to accommodate multiple monitors and devices – and has two grommets to hide wires – and comes in five top colors with a selection of two frame colors.
BIOS SkyView™ Wellness Table Lamp
Bring the biological benefits of natural light inside your home or workspace with The BIOS SkyView™ Lamp ($599). The Wellness Table Lamp was designed by former NASA scientists that not only lights your room but also supports your well-being. Created with technologies to provide astronauts with the natural light lacked during space exploration, it is the only lamp on the market that emits the precise light wavelength, comparable to direct sunlight exposure. Its pioneering SkyBlue technology communicates directly with the body at the cellular level to support and improve users’ circadian rhythm, increase alertness and normalize sleep patterns. The lamp also connects to a mobile app, which allows users to further personalize the experience by syncing to your zip code which will connect to the local daylight to cycle through four modes: sunrise, daytime, sunset, and nighttime.
Humanscale Diffrient World Chair – Available at Levenger
Instead of sitting on your couch or at your dining room table, the Humanscale Diffrient World Chair ($915) available at Levenger is an aerodynamic desk chair that will keep you cool and supported all day long. From marathon Zoom meetings to spending a multitude of hours at your home desk finishing up a project, this chair is specially designed to accommodate just about anyone in total comfort. Designed by Nils Diffrient for Humanscale, the revolutionary World Chair is available in six colors with three base colors and comes with a 15-year limited warranty. Featuring a self-adjusting reclining mechanism and form-sensing mesh which contours to your body for a customized fit, the chair is perfect for any home desk and rolls smoothly on casters over tile, wood or carpet.
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Artisan Electric Gooseneck Kettle
With the shift of working from home, habitual coffee (and tea) drinkers are in a quandary as the normal hot pot of coffee in the breakroom is no longer available at a moment’s notice. Now that coffee aficionados are fending for themselves when it comes to their daily cup (or two) of coffee, the Artisan Electric Gooseneck Kettle ($149.00)is ideal for elevating your home setup. Stylish and easy to control, its intelligent, in-house design (its gooseneck spout delivers a spill-free water flow control) allows for to-the-degree temperature control for a perfectly brewed bean. Along with flash boil and keep warm settings, the Artisan Electric Gooseneck Kettleunlocks the flavor of your beans and comes in seven stylish colors.
Nomad’s Base Station Pro
With the ability to power three devices at once, Nomad’s Base Station Pro ($199.95) is a full-surface wireless charger that uses its proprietary FreePower® algorithms to rapidly locate and charge your device. With full surface wireless power, the charger uses its 18 dedicated charging coils to make sure that your devices are always plugged-in (sans the wires of course). Its ultra-thin body measures in at just 1.2 centimeters and features on the front three status LEDs to indicate when a device is charging and one USB-C plug on the back for power.
CUZEN MATCHA’s Starter Kit
For those who prefer tea to beans and have jumped on the recent matcha craze, the CUZEN MATCHA Starter Kit ($369.00) is an ideal gadget to have while working from home. Derived from the same plant as green tea, but using the entire leaf, matcha packs a more concentrated amount of antioxidants and has been shown to have a wide variety of health benefits. CUZEN makes it easy to unlock the benefits of the tea leaf, with its key active ingredient being caffeine, with its award-winning freshly ground matcha making system. Engineered to reproduce the qualities of a traditional stone mill and bamboo whisk with much less effort, it produces freshly ground matcha from organic shade-grown leaves.