What Does It Take To Work From Home

Working remotely, from home, or on the move, means you need the ‘right stuff’ to stay in touch.

More than just a mobile device is needed.

Enter the technology of the modern video camera and all it offers

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Remaining Connected, No Matter What

Most employees working from home do so over a box computer, a laptop, or a tablet.

These devices come standard with a built-in camera and audio.

Depending on the device and when it was purchased, and the amount invested, one has a ‘connection’.

What differs is the quality and range of that connection.

The Right Equipment

A mouse and keyboard are the obvious essentials (if you are using a box computer).

Imagine delivering a brilliant presentation, one you have sweated many hours over, added terrific video content, are making full use of stereo audio to support it, and it is delivered over an average system.

Defeats the object.

The system should be powerful enough never to slow or stick.

The presentation should be fluent and seamless, as it has been practiced many times over, and there is no margin for error.

You only have one shot at this (most of the time in a sales pitch, that is).

Delivery over an outstanding system, using it to your full advantage, means greater success going forward.

This makes for a pleasurable, professional experience.

Every time.

On and over a system that makes communication easier, loud and clear.

Camera – External

Having an external camera (over the built-in laptop camera) means that you get a better quality and more ability in the camera.


While your laptop may have this built-in, it does not have the ability to filter out unwanted noise, background sounds like dogs barking, kids shouting, or music from the TV, while you are either talking to a colleague or manager (audio or video), as this can upset the apple cart and come across as unprofessional.

One way of overcoming this is to get a headset with a microphone.

Wired or wireless, BlueTooth USB. Laser-tuned drivers and a built-in equalizer keep distortion to a minimum.

Enjoy rich, crystal-clear, digital audio that lets you detect even the most subtle noises for full immersion in music, games, and calls.

Noise Cancelling Mic

A flexible mic can be positioned for better voice capture and background noise reduction.

The right-sided boom can be tucked inside the headband and out of the way when you’re not using it.

On-Ear Controls

Full set of controls including volume, mute, call handling, song advance/replay, and device select located on the right ear cup.

Adjust ongoing calls and entertainment without disruption.

Store the nano-receiver inside the left ear cup when you’re on the go.

USB-A Receiver + Bluetooth

Simply insert the USB-A nano-receiver into your computer USB-A port or pair your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, computer, or tablet.

Charge via the included USB-A cable; even talk while it’s charging.

Enjoy up to six hours of wireless audio for all your calls, music, or games.

The Right Attitude

This is one of the most important aspects of working from home. Setting a routine, applying self-discipline, keeping the balance right, and monitoring your production (best done with statistics) so that you are always pushing yourself and not allowing idleness to enter in.

Now, the next thing required is the right stuff – to make the work fun, easy, fast, and efficient.


Having an independent pair of speakers can be a good idea, as this enhances the acoustic experience.

These could be Bluetooth or USD speakers. Independent speakers give clearer sound and offer more base and volume.

This makes the AV


If you are going to be using video conferencing as a means to communicate and collaborate with clients or prospects on a more regular basis, then setting up a lighting source may be a good idea.

This does not need to be an expensive setup, but it does and will make a difference.

Getting two simple LED floodlights and setting these up in front of your desk will provide a balanced light on your face (so you eliminate shadows and poor lighting scenarios).