Working from home has become a trend these days, and most people seem to prefer it over being physically present in an office daily.
However, that’s not to say that working from home has only positives attached to it. In fact, a lot of times, working from home can be much more complicated than attending a day job because you don’t have a set amount of tasks to be completed in a specific period of time.
Some days you can sit back and not do any work at all, and then there are some days in which you do the complete opposite – working all day long without much of a realization of the clock.
And as if that’s not that big of an issue, working from home can be even more difficult, particularly if you have little kids at home who need attention every 5 minutes. It can be a huge pain and finding ways to tackle it would require a good amount of brainstorming.
To your rescue and help you in that regard, I will list some great technologies along with their alternatives that’ll cut your “working from home blues” by half.
Let’s find out.
If you’re an avid user of social media, then you’ve probably seen the RoboVac G30 in one of the videos. It’s a mesmerizing smart cleaning device for your home that comes with dynamic navigation. You can control the device via the app or even your voice when you enable it, and the best thing is it can adapt to the changes of the surface to make sure every corner is properly cleaned.
Once this device is done cleaning the house, you can view the full report of it that tells you the exact areas it worked on and those not cleaned. If the battery turns low while cleaning, RoboVac G30 will automatically return to the charging base and come back to clean again in the remaining areas when it’s sufficiently charged.
There are a lot more exciting features to it, but if you’re still not convinced, then you can check out this perfect alternative called iRobot Roomba i7. It features 10X power-lifting suction to pull even the most stubborn dirt from the surface.
It’s super smart and works well with pets around the house as it can differentiate between pet hair and dirt. You can easily control the device to tell where to clean and the areas to avoid, right from the app. Not to mention, it has a great appearance too.
SmartDesk 2 Premium
Suitable for office and home use, SmartDesk 2 Premium is a beneficial desk that elevates on demand and helps you keep a stable posture by providing a suitable height you can work on. The built is sturdy and can handle up to 300 lbs of total objects without any hassle.
No matter where you choose to place this desk, it’s bound to look appealing, all thanks to its minimal design that fits any surrounding. You can select different sizes of the desk, colors, and even the finishing, either bamboo or wood, along with the steel frame.
A nice alternative to this would be Flybold’s Electric Stand Up Desk. It has a fast lifting speed at 1.5 inches/second and can handle up to 180 lbs of weight, which is still a lot. Apart from all the great features, this desk has, one that stood out to me is their offering of an anti-fatigue mat. It helps your feet stay relaxed while using the desk.
One big side effect of working from home is gaining weight without really being aware of it. It’s only after a long gap of time we realize that we’re doubling the size of your bellies while sitting at home without much movement. To tackle that, this smart weighing scale called Body Cardio can really help.
It comes with a modern and stylish design and does way more than calculate your weight. Here are some of the things you can monitor with this scale:
Body mass index (BMI)
You can set goals on the provided app and accomplish them either by yourself or with the coaches’ help. At the end of the day, you can track your progress and view reports to see how you’re doing in your journey.
Talking about the alternative to this, Renpho Body Fat Scale is smart and helps you measure 13 different body composition data. It syncs with Bluetooth and connects via the provided app and other fitness apps to further enhance the functions.
A smartwatch that also happens to be stylish, Steel HR helps you stay on top of your health all the time. It monitors your heart rate, tracks your activities, and keeps a watch (pun intended) on your sleep patterns. It’s waterproof, and the battery life lasts up to 25 days, so there’s plenty of time before your next charge to keep the smart device going smoothly.
You can keep a watch on your progress with the provided app’s help and even set important goals on it. This watch’s superior feature is that it recognizes the activity you’re doing and marks it on the device, so you get credit for what you did. For example, if you’re playing badminton, you’ll instantly come to know that by your movement.
A suitable alternative to this would be Apple Watch Series 7. It helps you measure your oxygen levels, sleep better, stay fit, and stay motivated in various ways. Not only that, but you can also take an ECG right from the watch at any time and anywhere. I highly recommend checking out this stylish smartwatch too.
Jack of all trades and master of all is the perfect way to describe Google Nest Hub Max. It makes your life so much easier and simpler by handling your work + entertainment tasks efficiently.
Right from the smart device, you can:
Make group calls
Watch YouTube videos
Connect other smart devices
Display your Google photos
Ask for recipes
You can also use it as a home security camera to ensure everything is going as it should be inside the house. It can also recognize your face and display relevant notifications only for you and not the entire family to eliminate confusion.
Echo Show 8 is a very identical alternative to Google Nest Hub Max and is almost as good as any other similar devices in the market.
It integrates with Amazon Alexa, and with the power of that, you can manage your daily tasks and enjoy entertainment in full force. Video calling, listening to podcasts, displaying photo galleries, and pulling recipes are just some of this device’s many great features.
If you’re looking for something more in the form of a speaker, then you can check out Sonos One Gen 2. This one can be connected with Amazon Alexa and is more focused on giving you a great music experience.
It delivers rich sound from the speaker and helps you manage your streaming services. Moreover, you can get any information instantly, such as weather and news. If you have smart devices in place, you can control those too using only your voice.
Blink Mini is a stylish indoor smart security camera that sets up in mere minutes. It integrates with Amazon Alexa and has impressive features like night vision, motion detection, and two-way audio.
It can record videos in 1080p HD quality, and it alerts you on your smartphone whenever a motion is detected. You can configure it to only detect motion that matters to you, so you can eliminate anything unnecessary to avoid wasting time.
With the purchase of this smart security camera, you get a free trial of their Blink cloud storage to get a taste of how good and convenient it becomes to pair the two.
Talking about an alternative to this, Littlelf fits quite well and has very similar features.
However, the unique features include the ability to tilt and pan the camera right from your smartphone and automatically adjust to room light.
This camera also comes really handy when you want to know if your baby is asleep or awake in their room without interrupting them.
If you’re struggling with your sleep patterns, then you need to check out this irresistible offer of Muse S along with a 1-year subscription to a guided meditation. This headband device uses EEG technology to respond to your mind, heart, and breath.
It helps you tap into your best sleep experience with the help of responsive sleep journeys, sleep tracking, and personalized insights. It has a 10-hour battery life and connects with IOS and Android devices, except Huawei.
The 1-year meditation subscription that comes with it contains over 500 guided meditations by some of the most popular instructors.
Alternatively, you can check Sleep Analyzer, which is an under-mattress sleep tracker. It’s really convenient because you don’t have to wear any gear for this smart device to work. Just lie down on it, and it’ll start to record and compute your health parameters in real time.
It can understand your sleep and come up with essential data, such as heart rate, breathing pattern, and movement. This smart mattress can also detect if you have sleep apnea.
If you don’t wish to use any device at all for your sleep issues, then you can try out Calm app. It’s becoming increasingly popular because it does a terrific job of helping you fall asleep with various techniques, such as sleep stories, meditation, etc.
I hope the above smart resources will help you supercharge your life while working from home and hopefully make it much more enjoyable.
Happy working from home 👨💻
Adnan is a BMS graduate and a senior writer for Geekflare who loves breaking down complex topics into easy-to-understand pieces. He has also written for sites like Sparkian and Techkle. Besides work, you can find him on the football turf or… read more