There are all kinds of online services that you can use to move content from different devices and keep it all stored happily up there in the cloud. We’re big fans of Dropbox and Google’s very own Drive for that kind of storage.
However, we’re also big fans of gadgets here at Envirofone, so if you’re looking for a way to keep documents safe then invest in an external hard drive instead, which you can carry with you wherever you go.
You don’t need to opt for the most pricey option, just go for a medium-sized gadget that’ll keep your work documents, files and folders safe on the move when you’re working from home.
G-Technology produces a range of hard drives to suit your needs and we like its Apple-esque version called the G-Drive Mobile (G-Technology, for around £150) with 1TB of capacity and a smooth aluminium finish.
If you’re used to working in an office most of the time you’ll probably take for granted just how many gadgets and appliances are at your disposal day in and day out. One of the most annoying gadgets that we guarantee most of you don’t need a lot of the time but do heavily rely on just now and again is the printer.
If you don’t tend to print out much at home then invest in something cheap and cheerful that’ll do the trick when you need to send a document, scan over something to see how it looks on paper or just give your eyes a break from the computer screen.
Argos is a great place to shop for printers as it always has great deals and you can get the device delivered or arrange to pick one up at your closest store. The Canon MP230 All-In-One (Argos, £39.99) is a great option for basic printing needs. Just make sure you go steady with other supplies, sometimes good quality ink can cost more than the actual device itself!
We really hope you don’t have to waste your time on conference calls over the Christmas period (we’re welling up just at the thought of it), but if it beats travelling into the office on Boxing Day then you probably need to be prepared to catch up with colleagues and clients while you’re working at home.
Sign up to a Skype account and make sure you’ve got a decent webcam. We like Logitech’s colourful C270 gadgets (Logitech, £24.99) with HD 720p video calling that are guaranteed to brighten up that dingy little home office.
Keep all of your gadgets neat and tidy over the Christmas break otherwise it’ll all start to feel a little too cluttered and a little too much like actual work. If you haven’t got one already invest in a simple stand for your phone or tablet PC so you can make calls and check emails easily.
We’ve already written about our love for the Breffo stand range (check out Gadgets and accessories for the perfect car journey), but reckon its simple Spider Podium (Breffo, £14.95) gadget is ideal for work and home.
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