The Key Point

Successful working from home requires the right equipment. It may not be sufficient, but the right equipment gives the worker one less reason not to grow disillusioned.

A favourite piece of equipment for this bureau is the multi-device keyboard.

Laptop keyboards are fine for short term work and interactions, but real work requires a real keyboard. The multi-device keyboard can provide that.

This bureau’s favourite is the Logitech K 375s.

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A device stand is also usually thrown in which will fit a phone or tablet.

This keyboard has the ability to control three devices at the press of a button, has a full sized keyboard with number pad and a satisfying action while typing.

A keyboard like this also allows you to raise your actual device to a more ergonomically friendly height while keeping wrists close to the desk.

Find it at the favourite keyboard shop and get it under your fingers.

Just Your Type

iPad Pros are being promoted to work with keyboards. Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio for the device works well, but they don’t have the flexibility of getting out of the way when it’s not required.

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The more useful solution is to go completely wireless with the keyboard so they can stay in your tech bag when not required.

Microsoft has a solution, but it stretches the budget further than some may be prepared to extend.

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A keyboard that is getting well used at our bureau is one found on eBay.

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This device is capable of working on Windows and Android devices along with iOS and MacOS adding more flexibility. It has very useable full sized keys and it also folds away to a slim profile to be placed in your bag without taking up too much space. A very versatile addition to your tech gear at a much more reasonable price.