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VU meters are key 

So it’s that time of the year when things get back into full flow. The rigmarole of launch events and biggie announcements is set to start again. And as you acclimatise yourself to the high 40’s after a break to more exotic locales, here’s a few bits of tech we recommend to make your work experience better. Far better.

VU meters are key 

So it’s that time of the year when things get back into full flow. The rigmarole of launch events and biggie announcements is set to start again. And as you acclimatise yourself to the high 40’s after a break to more exotic locales, here’s a few bits of tech we recommend to make your work experience better. Far better.

OWC USB-C Dock

The perennial search for ever thinner work devices have resulted in heavily specced devices almost devoid of ports. Which is where OWC’s USB-C Dock fits in just fine. This full-featured connectivity companion is just what you've been waiting for, with five USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and combo audio ports.  jcrop-preview

The SD card reader supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards up to 2TB along. The $179 OWC USB-C dock also functions as a charging dock, delivering 60W to charge your computer.

TP-Link Deco M5 Wi-Fi System

jcrop-previewNow that things are back in full flow, working on weekends is quite the necessity. Which is where this lovely plug-and-play mesh-based networking device comes into play. Comprising of three units in the pack, the Deco M5 system will ensure there is equally strong Wi-Fi coverage across your home. In this case, a very apt massive 4,500 square feet of Wi-Fi coverage.

Synology DS418j Diskstation

jcrop-previewThink of it as the perfect workflow management tool for the team. This 4-bay NAS server boasts a 64-bit dual-core processor ensuring large-capacity storage volume support for flexible data management. With over 40 TB raw single volume capacity, features like Cloud Sync and the Cloud Station Suite are key to working across varied platforms and services. And if you’re the snoopy sort, it supports up to 16 IP cameras as well.

Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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