Sunday Jan 29, 2023

Here are gift ideas to make working from home easier – The Dallas Morning News


If there is one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s that many of us can work from home, at least for a while.

When the pandemic lockdowns began, many of us (me included) set up on a dining room table or even a folding table and just got to work, but setting up a permanent spot for a workstation will make your home/work life a lot easier.

These gift ideas can make the work-at-home people on your list more comfortable, whether they’re setting up a home office or just need to tweak their workstation.

Ausdom HDR 2K Live Streaming Webcam

What is it? This is a webcam that has a very clear picture with a resolution of 2,592 x 1,944 pixels. It’s plug and play, meaning you plug it in and your Windows or Mac computer will recognize it and make it available for you to use in any app that uses a video camera.

I’ve been testing a lot of webcams since the pandemic started, and this is one of the best. I reviewed it earlier this year.

It sits out of the way on top of your monitor and it has a small sliding cover for the lens if you’d like to be 100% sure nobody can see you. It has two noise-canceling microphones so your voice is clear, even in a semi-noisy office situation.

Who is it for? Anyone who makes a lot of video calls and isn’t satisfied with the camera built into his or her computer.

What does it cost? $79.99.

Where can I get it?

The Vari Electric Standing Desk

Vari Electric Standing Desk

What is it? This is a desk that has electric motors to raise and lower the desk surface height so you can sit or stand while you work.

There is a convenient control panel with buttons, and you can adjust it to any height you like. There are four memory presets you can set to change to the perfect height every time.

Vari makes this desk with different size desk surfaces, ranging from 48 inches by 24 inches up to 72 inches by 30 inches.

The height varies from 25 inches to 50.5 inches.

Who is it for? If you are setting up a home workstation, this is the perfect desk.

What does it cost? It starts at $499.99

Where can I get it?

The Cherry Stream Desktop Recharge

Cherry Stream Desktop Recharge

What is it? This is a wireless keyboard and mouse combination from Cherry, the maker of some very famous mechanical keyboard switches.

This combo features a full-size wireless keyboard with a number keypad and plenty of dedicated function keys you can customize.

You can set keys to open frequently used apps or folders or even make macros of frequently used text strings like your address.

The mouse has its own set of control buttons you can customize.

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