Digitizing for home office was never so easy

As more people are transitioning to work from home, the equipment in your home office needs to get the job done with a minimum of hassle. Of course, we need some fun in the process.

Here are a few things to help you be productive at home or on the road.

The Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500 wireless document scanner is designed to quickly scan almost any size paper (up to 8.5 inches wide) so you can digitize your files or just go paperless. It scans both sides of the document at once.

The ScanSnap app will help you organize and store your scans locally or in the cloud (or both). You can even scan photos very quickly.


Standing desk helps with ergonomics

The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 standing desk sits on top of your regular work surface. It has a multilevel surface for a monitor and keyboard. When you want to stand, simply squeeze two handles and the entire Varidesk raises up. It is adjustable for your height.

The raise/lower mechanism is very smooth and easy for anyone to use. The Varidesk comes ready to use — no assembly required.


Connect to your laptop to other gadgets

The StarTech USB-C Multiport Adapter is a small box that connects to one USB-C port. The box has a gigabit Ethernet port, USB 3 port, VGA and HDMI. It’s for any laptop user with USB-C ports who needs to connect things to it.


Device lets you talk to visitors from afar

The Ring Video Doorbell has a video camera so you can see and talk to people who ring your bell. The Ring connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network and you use an app on your smartphone to see and speak to visitors, even if you’re across the country. The camera also senses motion and will record a 45-second clip up to Ring’s cloud storage servers. You can use the wiring of your current doorbell or it can run on a rechargeable battery for up to a year. Besides the $199 cost, there’s a $3 per month fee for cloud video storage.