Simplify everyday life. Since the health crisis, the way we work continues to evolve. After telecommuting, give way to hybrid work that skilfully combines remote and face-to-face work and imposes new ways of organizing the days. Given this flexibility, the simple laptop or MacBook Pro that moves between the office and home is no longer enough. For the start of the school year, “20 Minutes” recommends several accessories that will simplify your day to day life.
Protect: Dynabook’s anti-theft device
Do you travel a lot with your laptop? You work in open space or in flexible office ? The Dynabook anti-theft cable (ref: PA5364U-1KCL) secures your PC. Its 9.8mm locking pivot head fits into a USB socket (even on the slimmest of PCs), while the cable wraps around a stationary object. 22 euros
Our opinion : A small investment to avoid big sores! Made of carbon steel, this accessory protects and deters malicious people while you refer the world to the coffee machine.
Communicate: the Jabra Talk 65 headset
The Jabra Talk 65 Bluetooth headset was designed for noisy environments. transport, office, open space… its two microphones combined with efficient sound processing reduce parasitic noise by 80%. With a range of 100 metres, it’s easy to walk away from your workstation to more quietly engage in conversation. Direct access to your voice assistant lets you dial a number, even when you’re away from your smartphone. Its 14-hour talk time prevents repeated recharging. €99
Our opinion : In addition to its technical qualities, this headset has the advantage of being discreet and not disturbing at all. However, it isolates less than an office headset. Practical on the street, thanks to its protection against dust and water (IP54 standard), it is unfortunately still unsuitable for listening to music.
Connect: Kensington UH1400p hub
With its UH1400p, Kensington offers a complete hub. A true universal docking station, this small accessory to connect to a USB-C on a Mac or PC offers very advantageous connections: 3 x USB-A; 1x USB-C; one SD card slot; a micro-SD card slot and even a 4K HDMI port. It also has an Ethernet plug. The device can even be used as a charger (via the optional 100W adapter (ref: K33821UK/EU, sold for €69). 82 euros
Our opinion : With this mobile hub plug&play, there is no doubt: the device is multi-compatible and does not require the installation of any drivers. Extremely compact, it slides everywhere and fits in a computer bag. Only regret: it gets a bit warm with use.
Store: Western Digital MyCloud Home Server
Allowing you to store, protect, but also share your documents and files Western Digital’s MyCloud Home is available in different capacities: from 2 TB for small uses to 8 TB for the most demanding. To connect directly to your Wifi router, this hosting solution is customizable. Therefore, it is possible to automate the backup of this or that type of document, but also to host different clouds (Dropbox, Google Drive, Facebook, etc.); make a backup copy of the content of a particular computer, etc. From 159 euros.
Our opinion : MyCloud Home acts like a real server that you can connect to remotely, from a smartphone or a computer, as long as you have a Wifi connection. On the move, we appreciate its low weight (less than a kilo) and its quick access from a mobile application, with fingerprint protection.
Recharge: The X-Moove Power Station Dock
With its atypical flat pebble-shaped design and fabric-covered back, the X-Moove Energy Station charging base hides five sockets for as many cables in its base, which will be carefully hidden and rolled up behind a flexible plastic membrane. : a flat for the sector; 3 x USB-A and 1 x USB-C, not to mention induction charging (10W). The device allows you to recharge most equipment, depending on the chosen cables, from the clock connected to the MacBook. About 40 euros.
Our opinion : The advantage of this station remains its ability to recharge multiple devices at the same time, without stopping work. However, be careful with intensive computing applications (such as editing, 3D): the power station, when used excessively, interrupts charging.
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