The must-have equipment and accessories for remote work in 2024

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What do you think is more enjoyable: watching a streaming movie on your phone while sitting on a bench or your 50-inch flat screen TV from your couch?

The same goes for remote work. If you work from home, a comfortable and ergonomic workstation is of great importance. This will provide you with a work environment that is conducive to being effective. Many companies have provided allowances for their employees working remotely to create a conducive, productive and comfortable home office environment.

Whether you work remote part-time or full-time, it is important to create a space for yourself that separates your work life from your personal life. It’s equally important to make sure your workstation is equipped with the right equipment and accessories to make the day more bearable and comfortable.

We’ve put together a list of must-have, high-quality equipment to create an ideal workspace for any remote work situation. After all, you spend most of your day working, so why not create a home office setup that allows you to do your best work.

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The must-have equipment and accessories for remote work in 2022

When you’re on the road or at home and remote working, you need a few essentials to make your workday successful. Even if you’re not in your company’s office, remote work doesn’t have to be difficult! Here are some essential accessories to complement your remote work environment:

  • Keyboard Wrist Rest
  • Mouse wrist rest
  • Computer monitor support or booster
  • The ergonomic mouse
  • Footrest
  • The laptop support

The keyboard wrist rest

With the increased use of laptops and keyboards in our daily lives, wrist tendonitis is becoming more and more common, to the point where it can impair your ability to perform many tasks. Investing in a wrist rest to protect your wrist is essential.

Keyboard wrist rests are often underappreciated and overlooked accessories, but proper cushioning and support can be essential to avoid the discomfort and long-term problems that can result from many hours spent at the keyboard.

A wrist rest that is perfect for one user may not be suitable for another. Perhaps you prefer a memory foam support rather than a softer gel. Maybe you feel better with a compact, low-profile design rather than a larger, more cushioned model.

By investing in a wrist rest, you’ll alleviate that pain and tension and be more comfortable typing on your computer for longer.

Mouse Wrist Rest

Just as with keyboards, a mouse wrist rest is a must-have accessory if you want to avoid joint pain.

We don’t automatically think of it in the same way as an office chair or a computer, but the mouse wrist rest will be an ideal ally during your remote work days.

If you frequently work on a computer, wrist rests are an essential investment. They’re a great way to avoid strain on your wrists by keeping your hands at the ideal height rather than bent. Each wrist rest is made of soft, breathable materials that are comfortable to rest on. Plus, they have a non-slip base that keeps them in place on the desk surface regardless of the material.

Some wrist rests are offered in a bundle with a keyboard and mouse. Or, if you already have a keyboard and mouse, you can purchase them separately.

The monitor stand

Whether it’s screen mounts for your home office or office chairs, the days when we were reluctant to invest in the right equipment and tools to increase our productivity are over. Today the priority is our comfort and a healthy lifestyle. Among the accessories we look for to equip ourselves, we sometimes tend to forget the screen mount.

A monitor stand can be a great and affordable tool to create a more ergonomic setup at your desk. By raising your screen to eye level, monitor stands reduce the strain on your neck and shoulders during long hours at the office.

 Boosters sometimes double as organizers, with built-in shelves and drawers to store items such as pens, notebooks and sticky notes. The simpler designed stands also have a space underneath where you can store your phone, tablet or keyboard when not in use to create more space on your desk.

The ergonomic mouse

When pain sets in at the wrist, your work efficiency can be significantly diminished.

Using a traditional, upright mouse is known to cause repetitive strain injuries after years of daily computer use, and these disorders tend to initially manifest as pain, weakness or numbness in the fingers and wrists.

An ergonomic mouse conforms to the shape of your hand and helps relieve the pain and fatigue (of the wrist) sometimes experienced during a day of remote work. Most ergonomic mice are also wireless to save space in your workspace.

The goal is simple: to minimize the risk of repetitive strain injuries that you can incur by using a mouse for many hours each day. Repetitive strain injuries are the cause of musculoskeletal disorders caused by holding an unnatural position for too long or by excessive repetition of the same movement.

Fortunately for your comfort, a wide range of ergonomic mice is available and you will find the perfect model according to your budget or other needs.

The footrest

Sitting ergonomically at your desk is a real challenge. Remember that your arms at the keyboard are parallel to the floor, the top of your monitor is at eye level, and make sure your feet are supported. If everything is in order after adjusting your office chair but your legs are dangling, you should use a footrest. Beyond ergonomics, a footrest can also promote healthier, more “active” sitting by encouraging your feet to swing back and forth for better leg circulation.

Chiropractors say a simple footrest can make all the difference in getting you back on track.

By optimizing the position of the feet in relation to the body, footrests can reduce pain and relieve pressure in the joints, making your facility more comfortable and efficient.

The laptop holder

Your laptop follows you everywhere in your professional or personal travels to be able to work remotely from anywhere. You are probably equipped with a separate mouse and keyboard for added comfort. All you need is a laptop stand!

Mounts are relatively inexpensive but can save you a lot of neck pain. With a stand you can raise your laptop. This allows, among other things, a better ventilation of the computer thanks to the air volume created under the machine. With some models, it will be possible to adjust the height of the screen to the height of your eyes to promote a better posture. This will allow you to work in much better conditions.

There are many models of laptop stands designed to elevate or simply place your machine. Some models are foldable and can be slipped into a backpack for easy travel.

With use, you will quickly discover that a laptop stand is essential. We recommend using a separate mouse and keyboard, wired or wireless, depending on your preference. There are several types of stands, some of which are designed for remote work use in an office, while others will help you work while sitting comfortably on your couch.