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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:01 am

(BPT) - The coronavirus pandemic has altered life dramatically across the world. For millions of Americans, their new quarantine routine includes working remotely 100% of the time. Telecommuting makes work possible, but it's not without challenges. Fortunately, there are some simple solutions you can use to work effectively from home now and in the future.

Problem: Fuzzy conference calls with annoying delays

Solution: Anker PowerConf speaker for clear conference calls

Conference calls are now a daily essential. However, many people are quickly learning the speakerphone on their computer and cell phones are sub-par at best. The Anker PowerConf Bluetooth conference speaker makes those calls amazingly clear, with six microphones for 360 degrees of coverage. With its Smart Voice Enhancement feature, it makes your voice stand out, blocking background noises in the next room or outside (e.g., dogs barking, kids playing or a lawnmower next door). With its 24-hour playtime and charging port for your phone, you'll feel like a boss at every meeting.

Problem: Limited MacBook ports

Solution: PowerExpand Direct 7-in-2 Hub helps you maximize your MacBook

So much to do, but not enough ports to do it with? Expand your MacBook’s two USB-C ports into one Thunderbolt USB-C port, one USB-C data port, two USB-A ports, one HDMI port, one SD card slot, and one microSD card slot — all from the ultra-compact PowerExpand Direct 7-in-2 Hub. The Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB-C port supports huge charging power up to 100W, data transfer up to an astounding 40 Gb/s, and media display at resolutions up to 5K. Plus, the HDMI port supports a resolution of 4K at 30Hz while the Thunderbolt 3 port supports 5K at 60Hz. Connect to two displays simultaneously, so you can stream content and work at maximum efficiency.

Problem: Annoying earbuds that drop audio

Solution: Soundcore Liberty Air 2 earphones with optimized audio

Earbuds are a work-from-home essential, but not all are created equal. Whether you're listening to a work presentation or taking a call, you need the crystal-clear sound that you get with the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 earbuds. Each earbud is equipped with two microphones and noise-reduction technology that reduces outside noises by 60% to ensure that everyone on the other side of the call can clearly hear what is being said. The ultra-light, yet rigid driver maintains its structure, even when vibrating at high frequencies, to ensure you can effortlessly hear your colleagues as well. A single charge provides 7 hours of listening, while the charging case extends it to 28 hours of playtime. When the case is in need of a recharge, simply set it down on a wireless charger or use the included USB-C cable.

Problem: A dusty, dirty home office

Solution: The eufy RoboVac 15C MAX smart robot vacuum

You're spending more time at home, which means there are probably crumbs, dust and more in your workspaces. Technology can help keep things clean so you can focus on your work. Enter the affordable eufy RoboVac 15C MAX smart robot vacuum with a super-slim design and impressive suction power of up to 2000 Pa that quietly cleans for up to 100 minutes. When this RoboVac encounters a mess, it activates BoostIQ Technology that increases suction power for the best clean possible. With Wi-Fi capabilities, use the EufyHome app, Alexa or Google Assistant voice control services to activate your vacuum for a clean floor with zero effort from you. You can keep working and get your floors clean simultaneously, making you a multitasking master.

Problem: Slow charging and not enough ports for devices

Solution: The Anker PowerPort Strip PD 2 mini with USB expansion

Using all your devices at home burns through battery life, so you need a solution with ultra-fast charging capabilities to keep everyone connected. With the compact PowerPort Strip PD 2 mini you get one USB-C port, two PowerIQ-enabled USB charging ports, and two AC outlets to power five devices simultaneously. What's more, PowerIQ provides charging times that are 2.5 times faster than generic wall chargers. Rest assured, safety is top of mind with this charger thanks to a seven-point safety system, which includes a fire-retardant casing and child-friendly safety shutters. With 5 feet of cable and a worry-free 18-month warranty, it's a smart choice for the whole family.

For inspiration and more solutions for flawless working from home, visit www.anker.com.

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