The idea of a smart home is one that is gradually gaining strength and gaining strength. With home automation you can create an environment in your home that is more comfortable, aesthetic and even more energy efficient. Nowhere does this make more sense than in a & # 39; smart office & # 39 ;.
In business, making small changes to processes and routines can save a tremendous amount of wasted time from your days and weeks.
Moreover, you get the feeling that you are Tony Stark!
Now more of us work from home. Creating a smart office that automatically adjusts to our needs can help us get more work done faster and more time is left at the end of the day to spend with our families. Plus you get the feeling you're Tony Stark!
Then read on and we'll explore how to create the perfect & # 39; smart office & # 39; can create.
Smart Office Gadgets and Features
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Smart displays include the Echo Show of a Google Home. These give you access to a virtual assistant with the added benefit of a display. Not only will it allow you to control many of the other elements of your smart office with just your voice, but you can also look up facts, calculate quick amounts, broadcast to other parts of your home (“I need coffee!”), Set timers in (great for pomodoro) and more.
Read also: 10 best Google apps to maximize your experience!
Which smart display you choose ultimately depends on your personal preference and the devices you have already used in place. I myself am in favor of a little bit of Alexa.
The link below bundles into an Echo Flex, so you can control your smart office setup from other parts of the house with your voice.
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The right lighting is not only crucial to ensure that you can see what you are doing, as well as to set the right mood and mood conducive to productivity. Color psychology shows that colors can change our mood and mental state, so using colored lighting may be an effective strategy for creating a highly productive environment.
Also read: A guide to home office lighting
These use Hue light bulbs combined with an Alexa Show or Google Home, you can create profiles for your room. With a single tap or command you can define a complete lighting setup. You can use soothing colors when you want to be creative and relaxed, or brighter colors when you want to be more engaged and focused.
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Smart Plug: Wemo Mini Smart Plug
With a Wemo smart plug you can add "stupid" functions to your smart office setup. By connecting any device to a smart plug, you can command it to turn on or off with your voice or a timer.
Now you can add a desk lamp to the setup or another device. How about music, a fan or an air filter?
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Echo Flex with Smart Motion Sensor
Want to make your smart office smarter for only $ 35? The Echo Flex is a compact and affordable smart speaker that comes with a number of useful accessories (you choose which one upon purchase). One of those accessories is the Smart Motion Sensor. This allows you to start up your computer and turn on your lights as soon as you enter your office!
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Powerline Ethernet Adapter: TP-Link AV600
With a Powerline Adapter you can get a wired WiFi connection through a standard wall outlet in your office. The advantage of this is firstly that you can get a faster and more reliable WiFi connection in your office and secondly that you can now use wake on LAN. Wake on LAN means that when your computer is turned off (on standby), you can send a command from a smartphone or even a smart device like Alexa to turn it back on! What that means is that you can wake up your computer with a voice command.
Also read: 5 home office accessories under $ 50 you want to invest in
To learn how to set this up, go to the post I wrote a few years ago. You can even use a similar trick to remotely control your home office from a coffee shop. You know, once you get out of the house!
Could you be then Tony Stark?
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Gesture Control: Leap Motion
If you were Tony Stark, you would be gesturing your PC can operate. Although you are not yet building an Iron Man suit out of holograms, there was a device with which you could do something similar. The Leap Motion was a promising plug-and-play hand-tracking system that lets you do all sorts of cool things, such as controlling a mouse by pointing or turning on your laptop with a flick of your hand.
Unfortunately, the Leap Motion has fallen off the map. Without continuous support, I can no longer wholeheartedly recommend this product. Still, it's a nice addition if you have the money and want a nice novelty. And you can still find them on Amazon.
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Coffee Machine: Smarter Coffee
While smart lighting might be a nice feature for your office, that's not what really gets things done. No, the real MVP of any office is a coffee maker! Put a coffee maker in your office and you will never have to leave again .
Read also: Home Office Setup: Separate your workspace to keep you productive
Smarter Coffee takes coffee into the 21st th centuries by adding smart features and voice assistant support. So now you can just tell Alexa you want an American yesterday and she will arrange that for you! If you like white coffee you also need a mini fridge. Admittedly, that's a slippery slope!
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