Working from virtual offices is more and more common these days. Even if you aren’t working from one, chances are, you know someone who is. Whether you are shopping for Christmas gifts or just a little something to say thank you for a job well done on your latest collaboration, you need ideas. If you are bored with giving online gift cards and want something a little more tangible, we have some ideas for you.
There is a pretty good chance that someone working from a virtual office is using a video conferencing platform like Zoom. Unfortunately, the camera on their laptop probably isn’t that great. As an author at Digital Trends put it “You can find a better front-facing camera on a $200 phone than on a $2,000 laptop.” A budget-friendly upgrade is the Logitech – C920s Pro. It is an HD camera with stereo audio and technology to automatically adjust your lighting.
White Noise Machine
In both virtual and physical offices, outside noise can sometimes be a problem. It could be the rumble of traffic by the window for the home office or that co-worker on the other side of the cubicle that won’t stop tapping their pen. Whatever the distraction is, a white noise machine could be an answer. The LectroFan Evo has good ratings and has been well-reviewed by bloggers.
Desktop Phone Stand
When working in a virtual office, space can sometimes be tight and it can get cluttered quickly. A desktop phone stand can be a great idea. It creates a way for the remote worker to always know where their phone is and a place to charge it easily. In addition, it provides a hands-free option during conference calls or if you need to use it for a Zoom call in a pinch.
Even if your remote working gift recipient doesn’t wear corrective lenses, there is a good chance they are wearing blue blocker glasses to help reduce stress on their eyes. Or maybe they need a place to park their sunglasses after taking a walk away from the screen for a few minutes. Like the phone stands, eyeglass holders reduce clutter and make it easy to find them. Options range from very practical to super fun.
Desktop Dry Erase
During calls and Zoom meetings, we often find ourselves jotting things down. Maybe a phone number or URL. Maybe a question we plan to ask later in the meeting. What that often means is a blizzard of sticky notes all over the desk and monitor. One way to tame that chaos is with a desktop whiteboard like this. Make all the notes you need, then easily erase it after saving anything you want to keep.
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