Working from home can be a blessing. You can bid goodbye to morning traffic jams, parking woes, elevator queues and general workplace distractions. But it also requires a level of discipline, planning and organisational skills.
Whether you are a freelancer or your company occasionally lets you work from home, it is important to have the right resources in place for you to work efficiently. At the same time, you need a comfortable environment where you can truly be productive. A well-equipped study can go a long way in making your work seamless. With the help of the right technology, you can make your study (or even your bedroom) a conducive work environment.
For your visual needs
Level of comfort
A computer screen is something you stare at for a long period of time when you are working. Hence, you need something that will avoid strain on your eyes. Samsung's SE790C Curved Monitor's screen has been created with a 3000R curvature that naturally and accurately aligns with the curvature of the human eye – easing neck and eye strain.
An adjustable stand also allows you to set up the monitor in a manner that suits your posture. The height can be adjusted to as much as 100mm. Aside from that, you can adjust the screen by tilting it to better match your eye level. Flicker Free technology also protects your eyes from the constant strain caused by flickering screens on conventional monitors.
If you are a graphic designer, the curved monitor can be a special treat. The Ultra WQHD screen has 2.5 times the pixel density of Full HD, with a wider resolution of 3440x1440 for you to enjoy better detail. The best-in-class 3000:1 Aspect Ratio delivers life-like pictures with deeper blacks, pristine whites and amazingly bright colours. So whether you are working on magazine covers, interactive graphics or other forms of rich media, you can work efficiently with clarity and vivid visuals.
With Samsung's curved monitor, you can also avoid the hassle of working on two different screens simultaneously. The monitor's Picture-By-Picture technology allows you to view two input sources (such as a desktop and laptop) on one screen, while maintaining the picture quality of the original source. So if you are referring to one document in order to update another, you can do so without switching windows or screens. The monitor also features Picture-in-Picture technology that allows you to resize the second screen or picture to cover up to 25% of the screen and position it anywhere you please.
For your printing needs
Another convenience of working from home is that you can work at any time of the day or night. Finished your presentation at midnight and can't find a 24 hours printing and stationery shop near your house? Why look outside when you have Samsung's multifunction printer?
With a dual CPU and large memory, Samsung's Xpress C1860FW delivers speedy results. It prints up to 19 pages per minute, so all your lengthy documents and presentations can be printed quickly – at any time of the day.
Let go of the concern of images losing quality in the print version. By eliminating white gaps between colour areas, the printer also delivers sharper prints. The advanced Polymerised Toner formula gives colours more impact, while the higher wax content not only makes images glossier, but also prevents fading. From your child's schools projects to major client proposals, you can print different types of documents with your multifunctional printer.
Do you have to print documents at different intervals during the day? Instead of having to connect your laptop to the printer with a cable every time, take advantage of wireless printing. You could be working in your bedroom and send a command to print a document in a different room altogether, without moving from your location.
The NFC printer also allows you to print documents from your mobile phone with ease through its tap-and-print solution. Simply open the Mobile Print app on your smartphone, select the desired document and place the phone on the NFC area on your printer to start printing.
The multifunctional device also addresses all your copying, scanning and faxing needs. Fax a quotation to your client or scan and share a document with your boss from the comfort of your own home.
For your comfort
Invest in an ergonomic chair
In an office environment, you often have to be restricted to the furniture your employer provides, no matter how uncomfortable it is. A good thing about working from home is that you get to choose your own chair. Working from a couch or bed for a long period of time may not be best for your posture; neither will sitting on an uncomfortable chair. Invest in an ergonomic, adjustable chair that can give the right support to your back when you work. These days, chairs come with a range of adjustment options for your convenience, such as seat height, seat tilt, backrest recline, etc.