Work from home week may seem like a nice change of pace for some office warriors, but for my colleagues and I, it has become a necessity. Our office went from 30 to 50 people in the last 10 months in office that can comfortably house 25. While we wait for some additional office space to be available by our team, we’ve encouraged everyone to work from home. Note: I’m responsible for the delay in taking ownership of our new space so I’m really excited about products that can improve the work-from-home experience so that my team has the best-in-class products at their fingertips (literally). Equip your work from home crew with the following suite of products from Logitech and they will be at the top of their game.
Logitech K780 Multi-Device Keyboard
This is the keyboard for the work-from-home professional. Via a Bluetooth connection to Windows, MacOS, Chrome OS, iOS and Android, the keyboard moves from your iPhone 8 to your Windows 10 desktop seamlessly. I’m a heavy iPad user and when I’m creating or editing any type of document, the K780’s built in tablet or smartphone stand to be invaluable.
The keyboard operates on a pair of AAA batteries with the expected battery life of 24 months and its Bluetooth connectivity is seamless – I’ve connected it to an iPad, iPhone, Mac Pro desktop running MacOS (High Sierra) and a Windows 10 desktop. A keyboard function key click enables the switch between Windows and MacOS keyboard commands so that my shortcuts remain consistent across the different devices.
My newest use case is for working with my souped-up MacBook Pro. With my new laptop, I soon released that it is much more powerful than my older desktop – yet I really like the extra screen real estate and keyboard/mouse capability that the desktop provides me. So now, at home my MacBook Pro gets turns into a desktop replacement via a connection to a large monitor, the K780 keyboard and the following device – the Logitech MXAnywhere 2S wireless mouse.
Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mouse
The MX Anywhere 2S is an attractive and extremely accurate wireless mouse that can even be used on glass surfaces. However, its most important feature is it software – known as Logitech Flow. For anyone who keeps a “travel computer” and a desktop and wants to keep easily move information between the Flow software is a godsend.
Here is the use case: Set-up your laptop near your desktop and make sure that they are on the same network (for home, that is usually a given). Then “pair” the two systems via the Flow software’s Options tab. Now you can use the MX Anywhere 2S to mouse from one screen to another – exactly the same way that a traditional dual-monitor system works – except that these are two completely separate systems now working together. Now you can copy files and folders your desktop over to your laptop (and vice versa) using just this mouse.
Logitech 4K Pro Webcam
The last product in my Logitech work-from-home suite is their 4K Pro Webcam. In my organization, we are constantly on video calls with our team and our clients. Making this more complicated is that we need to support video calls from:
And their will likely be new services coming our way as well. I need a high-resolution camera, even better than my built-in Mac Pro camera to ensure a professional experience on these calls. The answer is the Logitech 4K Webcam. With a lowlight feature known as Rightlight 3 and configurable resolution all the way up to 4K, this webcam provides an exceptional video experience for the work-from-home user
The connection to your desktop and/or laptop is via USB 2 connection (the 4K Pro is ready for USB 3.0, if needed) and its multi-platform capability connects to Windows 7 though 10, MacOS 10.10 or higher and even Chromebook systems.
Putting it All Together
With my new line-up of wireless keyboard, mouse and webcam I’m know moving seamlessly between my at-work set-up and my work-from-home configuration. I’m ready for every work-from-home scenario from composing presentations to conducting client-facing video conference call. Hmmm … maybe we don’t need that extra office space after all?