Smart working accessories

A computer is not enough to do smart working. You also need the right accessories not to have too many cables in the house, to avoid tending to the notebook after too many hours… and that’s not all – here a choice of all the essentials for smart working.

Headphones and earphones

Headphones and earphones are one of the indispensable tools for anyone who works remotely: they are needed for video calls on Zoom, Google Meet or Skype, but they are also a boon if we share our work environment with other family members – in this case the noise reduction function will really be at the top of our priorities.

A choice among headphones and earphones:

Aukey EP T21

Aukey are wireless in-ear headphones with good sound – despite the low price – thanks to Bluetooth 5 technology. The charging box is small, easy to use and fits comfortably in your pocket.

Apple AirPods

For Apple device owners this is the obvious choice and probably the best one: the sound quality is superb, the design is 100% Apple and they are obviously perfectly integrated with iOs system – but they are also compatible with Windows or Android.

Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic 2

In terms of value for money, these Xiaomi are among the best earphones: Bluetooth 5.0, noise reduction, excellent fit thanks to the ergonomic design and much longer battery life than many other models (promised duration: 12 hours).

External hard drives

Computer users should always make sure they keep all their important documents and files in a safe place. To do this, there are many online cloud services available but – especially if we are afraid of not remembering our passwords – it is good to have a copy of everything even on HD.

A choice among external hard drives:

Western Digital Elements Portable

Solid self-powered hard drive with a more than reasonable price, mechanical drive and USB 3.3 interface. The design is basic, the dimensions are small (4.3 x 3.1 in) and the use is very simple.

LaCie Mobile Drive

LaCie’s hard drive s a good speed mechanical HD whose main advantage is that it is cross-platform, meaning that it is compatible with both Windows and Mac computers without need for formatting (and features USB-C, USB 3.0 Thunderbolt 3 ports). The design is minimal and elegant. In addition, the purchase also includes a free month of the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan.


Maxtor has produced a solid and reliable HD at an affordable price: fast USB 3.0 standard port, compact size (4.3 x 3.1 in). Design is not particularly attractive but its strength lies in being one of the safest and most used memory disks in the world.

Ergonomic Mice

To avoid carpal tunnel inflammation for anyone dedicated to smart working, purchasing an ergonomic mouse is the first solution to think about.

A choice among ergonomic mice:

Mouse Perixx PERIMICE

Ergonomic vertical mice are usually the most recommended. The Perixx Perimice also has a thumb-rest that makes it easier to grip and is available both in a wired and wireless version – even for left-handers.

Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse

One of the wireless vertical mice with the best value for money is certainly Anker‘s: excellent quality and with the added bonus of a high-resolution optical sensor – which means much better sensitivity than standard optical mice.

Logitech MX Master

If, on the other hand, we don’t want a vertical mouse, we can fall back on an ergonomic but horizontal mouse of great quality. The Logitech MX Master is a top of the range, has been designed for intensive use and is also suitable for those who do a lot of gaming: unifying connection, autonomy up to 40 days, charging with USB-C and compatibility with both Windows and Apple. It is also equipped with Darkfield Laser Tracking technology so that it can also be used on glass and shiny surfaces.

Notebook stands

The reasons why it is worth considering the purchase of a notebook stand are mainly two: to have a better posture when working on the computer – the inclined keyboard allows to reduce the fatigue of the muscles of the hands and forearms – and to avoid excessive heating of our laptop.

A choice among notebook stands:

Tronsmart Laptop Stand

Being a not expensive notebook support, this Tronsmart product has many interesting and very useful features: 9 adjustable levels, ergonomic design – which also allows better ventilation-, strenght – holds up to 10 kg. Finally, it is also relatively light and can be folded and stored away very easily.

KLIM Cyclone

Supports equipped with fans by KLIM to reduce the heating are much loved by gaming enthusiasts but they can also be an excellent idea for those who spend many hours working with a powerful computer and perhaps with a tendency to overheat. In this model the fans are five, and the design is aggressive.

ELZO Foldable Aluminum Support

Elzo‘s stand is meant for large laptops – up to 17 inches. But its large size and low price shouldn’t be fooled: despite its 4mm thickness it is able to hold heavy MacBooks or Windows notebooks – the material is solid aluminium -, while providing comfort thanks to the 6 height adjustments. And there is no shortage of other nice features, the cable organizer above all.

Cable collection box

A cable collection box can become the number one friend for all those who move between various rooms of the house, or who have little space and have to remove everything once working hours are over so as not to always find themselves with too many cables between the feet.

A choice among cable boxes:

Raccogli Cavi D-Line EU/CTUSMLW/SW

A medium-sized box (12.6 x 4.7 x 4.3 in) in sturdy ABS and at a very low price. But there is everything inside: 3 entry holes and conduits, corrugated and cable glands for the cables. An unpretentious accessory that does everything a box of this band has to do: it allows you to tidy up cables without problems, hides the sockets (from children), recovers space and can be moved easily.

Volwco Cable Management Box

Still for a decidedly economical price, Volwco offers a cable collection box that can delight not only the worker in smart working but also those who expect a more pleasant look: the minimal design in ecological wood and ABS and the dustproof wooden lid make possible the idea of ​​storing this box also on display (perhaps on a valuable coffee table, if we work in the living room). But what it gains in beauty, it does not lose in functionality: it has seven holes, space for four chargers and a good capacity (11.8 x 5 x 4.3 in).

NTONPOWER Organizer Box

This NTONPOWER box has its large dimensions: with 17 x 7.1 x 6.3 inches it is the largest box among those we have chosen and represents the non plus ultra for those who have to work with too many devices and too many cables. In addition, the flexible lid protects from dust and the included silicone rubber pads facilitate movement on even very delicate floors.


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