There are days that start off seeming like they’re going to be the best one you’ve ever had, but take one bad turn that wants to throw you off balance. It has happened to all of us at least once, and is bound to happen again. You get up early enough to actually get in breakfast, don’t feel rushed in your morning routine, and make it to work with time to spare, but as soon as you take your first sip of coffee at work, it dribbles down your shirt.
If you write and draw on paper more than you type on a screen, then you know how important the quality of your writing implements and paper are. There are some types of paper that will shred before you can finish writing a full sentence, and pencils with lead that will snap on a whim. If you use decent quality materials, then your main problem is figuring out not only what to put on the page, but what to remove from it.
We like the idea of using a stylus, but if you also like writing with a pen or pencil it’s just one more thing to carry around. There are pens that have an integrated stylus, but if it wears out or breaks, you lose two tools in one go. What if there were a way to make any writing utensil into a stylus that could be easily transferred from one host to the next?
Sitting through a meeting can be a very draining experience. Some people just like to use big words and hear themselves talk for an inordinate amount of time. While we are expected to sit quietly and take in hours of information, there’s a good chance your mind is going to wander off on its own if you don’t have something to keep you occupied.
If there is one thing no one likes dealing with, it’s charging cables. There are always more than one, and it’s quite difficult to keep track of which one went where. There are always the questions of whether or not you brought the right adapter, if you’re going to have to untangle it, and if it’s going to be long enough to reach.
There are a few things in the office that don’t really travel well. One of the main things is a printer, which can make life pretty stressful if you’re on the go constantly. You come to rely on a hotel having one for public use, but sometimes that doesn’t always happen.
I suppose most of us would not have given much thought as to what kind of desk lamps we use – as long as it provides an adequate amount of light, it ought to be good enough. Having said that, if you were to sit for long hours at a stretch in front of a desk, then it would pay dividends to invest in a decent lighting system so that your eyes would not feel so tired at the end of a particularly long day. Satechi, more often than not rolling out smaller peripherals, is back with something that not many people might consider, although it is essential for the office drone – the Satechi Flexible LED Desk Lamp.
Once you’ve become more proficient with using keyboard shortcuts, it’s painful to watch others trudge along without them. If they’re a friend, it’s your duty to make their lives easier by teaching them the simple way of doing things. Should it be a family member, you might as well soak up the praise for what they will likely view as technological genius (seriously, you’d think everyone would at least know copy and paste by now).