Most of us are working from home for a year now and I know how hard it is to work without a proper workstation setup. Also, working from home without following proper ergonomics could be quite harmful to your overall posture. Finding proper ergonomics equipment could be quite challenging sometimes and with this blog, I would like to recommend every other avid laptop/computer user to switch to an ergonomic mouse to get relief from the pain in the wrist, arms, and hands, etc while working for prolonged hours. Also if you’re planning to buy a mouse go with an ergonomic mouse and thank me later!
After doing a lot of research on ergonomics here are my top two recommendations:
1. logitech MX Master 3
No doubt this is one of the best in the market and I understand its price is a little bit on the higher side but let me tell you it’s actually worth it. After doing my research I just ordered this beast today and waiting to receive it by end of the week. I’ll update my review after using it for a month or so.
Some really cool things which I like about this mouse are listed below:
It’s premium built quality.
You can customize every other button to function differently.
You can customize gestures.
It’s extremely comfortable.
Compatible with multiple devices at the same time. You can seamlessly switch between three devices at max at the same time.
USB-C quick charging (after a full charge it can last up to 70 days)
12 months Warranty.
I mean what else you want? Huh! Just go for it if you work on multiple devices for ~8-9 hours, care about your wrist and ergonomics, and also if you have the budget 🙂
This vertical mouse from Anker is a cheaper option as compared to MX Master 3 but this is as good as MX based on ergonomics. You’ll be relieved of your wrist pain using this mouse. On a sale, in Amazon, you can even get it for as cheap as 2k which is a very reasonable amount for the functionalities you get.
Comes with automatic standby.
Non-rechargeable batteries. (2 AAA batteries works for almost ~40 days)
This post will talk about the best wireless headphones available to order in India under 2000. I have listed down 4 such headphones all with some pros and cons.
1. OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z
There are two variants to it first one is the BMZ version and the second one is the BWZ-Bass Edition. The BMZ-Bass Edition has better bass than the BMZ version but it has less playtime by 3 hours. BMZ-Bass Edition version is good for people who love extra Bass and the regular BMZ version is good for extended calls as it has 20 hours of playtime. If you have a OnePlus smartphone that supports Dolby Atmos (7/7 Pro/7T/7T Pro/8/8 Pro devices) you can even enable that feature to get better sound output from the headphones.
Battery life ~17/20 hours | Fast charging wrap | Passive noise cancellation | USB Type-C | IP55 (Sweat and water-resistant) | Magnetic Control| Bluetooth version: 5.0
These in-ear bluetooth earphones from Realme are the cheaper options as compared to one plus in the list. If you like a bit of bass boost then these headphones are for you. It comes with a battery life of 12 hours which is less than OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z but its bass is a bit on the higher side as compared to OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z.
Battery life ~12 hours | Fast charging | Bass Boost | Micro USB | quick Magnetic Control | Bluetooth version: 5.0
This is our very first on-the-ear headphones on the list. These headphones come with decent sound quality with Dual Equaliser Modes for Normal & Deep Bass Output and with quick charging. If you’re looking for lightweight wireless on-the-ear headphones that can be used for long hours then you can go for it.
Battery life ~20 hours | Quick charging ~2 hours | Lightweight | Dual Equaliser | Deep bass | No active noise cancellation | No 3.5 mm cable
These stylish-looking on-the-ear headphones by boAt come with very powerful bass and very good sound quality. Its playtime is of about 20 hours. It’s quite comfortable to wear for long hours while coding or playing games.
Battery life ~20 hours | Stylish looks | Comfortable | Thumping bass | No active noise cancellation | 3.5 mm cable
While I was setting up my work from setup I was looking for a monitor that fits in the budget, is sturdy, and meets all the following specification:
The display size should be greater than 24 inches.
Full HD 1920 x 1080 Resolution or better.
The refresh rate should be better than 70 Hz (I play PC games)
My search ended up with buying the Acer 27-inch KG271 Cbmidpx:
This monitor comes with a 144 Hz Refresh Rate, 27 inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 Resolution with Display Port and HDMI cables included and I got it for a very good deal from Amazon (16k).
One cool thing about this monitor is it can be mounted on a wall or a table and for that one can buy a Height Adjustable Arm Mount which can be affixed with the table or wall so that one can move/rotate the monitor freely.
In my case I bought a Monitor arm which can be affixed with the table and my search ended up with buying the AmazonBasics Monitor Stand, Height Adjustable Arm Mount- Steel:
I’m using a MacBook pro which only has USB-c ports and in order to connect my MacBook to the monitor instead of buying an expensive dock, I bought one handy USB-C adapter which has a display and HDMI port to connect to the monitor.
I hope this helps somebody looking to set their work from home setup and using a MacBook. Cheers!