Sometimes improving your business’s operations is as simple as finding a couple of cool gadgets to implement in your office. Here are three of the coolest that we could find that also have practical functionality for your office workers.
Privoo WebCam Cover
It’s not beyond the realm of possibility for unknowing webcam users to be spied upon by external entities. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg does it. Even former FBI Director James Comey recommends that you cover your webcam when it’s not in use. However, the options are either tape, or this slick webcam cover from Privoo. The lens of your webcam is covered when it’s not in use, and all you have to do is slide the cover over when you want to start using it. It sure beats ripping tape off of the camera every time you want to use it. It can even be used on your smartphone, too.
Of course, you could also just use a piece of tape, but what fun is that? Get something that’s meant for the express purpose of keeping nosy hackers from peering through your webcam. Granted, if you’re concerned about hackers using your webcam in the first place, perhaps you could use some security tips. FormaTech IT Services would be happy to oblige.
Slidenjoy Dual Monitor Extender
If you only use one monitor to get all of your work done, you deserve some praise. If you have a laptop, you might feel like you have little choice in the matter. For those who want to extend their monitor, desktop or laptop, without going all-in on new monitors, there is the Slidenjoy. The Slidenjoy uses aluminum hinges to connect additional screens to your device. These screens have full HD quality and are extra lightweight, making them ideal for the traveling worker who wants to maximize productivity.
Of course, if you’re also having trouble getting all of your work done on one monitor, the option of procuring additional actual monitors could also be considered. SMBs often have limited budgets, but with a hardware procurement plan through an outsourced IT provider, you can potentially save some cash in the long run. Reach out to us if you’re in the market for new monitors and we can give you a hand with finding the best technology for your budget.
Cablebin Cable Manager by Bluelounge
What does your cabling infrastructure look like? If you have wires laying out in plain sight on the ground, or creeping along the baseboards of your walls, they are probably in the way and in danger of being damaged. The Cablebin allows you to feed your cables through the side of a hollow cylinder and let them out through the top. This keeps your cables from being out in the open. It also comes with ways to manage the cables within the object so that it doesn’t get too cluttered.
But what if you don’t want to just throw your cables into an aesthetically-pleasing trash can with wooden paneling? Cable management is an important part of the services that we offer small businesses. We can set your office’s cabling infrastructure up so that it’s both efficient to avoid network bottlenecks, and easy on the eyes.
What are some of your favorite gadgets to improve efficiency and productivity in the workplace? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to subscribe to our blog for even more great tips and tricks.
Sam is co-founder and COO of FormaTech IT Services, he's been into computers since he was knee high. Current IT interests include Security and Mobile Tech.
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