Your Next Home Buddies Budol: 9 WFH essentials under P2,000
COVID-19 has definitely affected all aspects of our every day life – from commuting, travelling to places; from shopping, to eating out. If there’s a silver lining in this pandemic, it’s the shift from dreadful commuting and being stuck in traffic to a work-from-home (WFH) set-up.
And just when we thought things are going back to the way it used to be as more Filipinos get vaccinated, the Delta variant – said to be six times more contagious – rattles the unprepared Philippines.
Nevertheless, new situations bring new adjustments. Or maybe not.
To steer clear of the coronavirus, we are back once again in our homes under the strictest variety of lockdowns – the Enhanced Community Quarantine. But this does not mean work pauses too. To gear up for a longer WFH set-up, checkout these 9 budol finds from the pandemic-born Facebook group Home Buddies that you never knew you might need, all under 2,000 pesos.
TP Link Wi-Fi Extender, P1,620
This Wi-Fi extender brings life to dead zones at your home by amplifying your existing Wi-Fi signal with a combined speed of up to 750Mbps. Its intelligent signal light helps find the best location around your home for the optimal Wi-Fi coverage. It also works with any Wi-Fi router. Get this at Shopee for only Php 1,620. You can also check out the cheaper version for only Php 699.
Ofix Ergonomic Chair, P1999
Using an ergonomic chair is a good investment. Not only does it provide comfort, but it drastically improves your posture, reduces back pain, and keeps you more productive. This Ofix ergonomic chair reclines at 35 degrees and has a weight capacity of 100kg. Currently on sale, get this for only Php 1,999 at the Ofix website.
Lazy Sofa, P1,150
But if you prefer working on the floor, then Home Buddies still got you covered. With this Japanese-style lazy sofa folding sofa chair, you can comfortably work in any area at your home. You can also fully recline it to convert into a bed up to 111cm. Have yours for only Php 1,150, available at Shopee.
Tylex Power Strip Box, P769
If you hate to see messy and cluttered wires, then this product is what you have been looking for.
This power strip box can accommodate 8 devices at once, with five power sockets and three USB ports suitable for any size of household appliance and mobile devices. Its L-shape buckle-port design enables it to be tidy and clutter-free, while its piercing bottom is designed to ensure heat-dissipation. Get this for only Php 769 at Lazada.
Anker Powerline USB Cord, P716
What’s a better match to a power strip box than to a durable USB cord? Thanks to its quadruple bulletproof fiber cores and textured grooves on its head, this ultra slim Powerline III USB-C is probably the most efficient and durable in the market. It can withstand 25,000 twists, bends, and tangles without getting torn. Not to mention, it is also fast-charging.
This might be an expensive cord, priced starting at the sale price Php 716, but you can’t skimp on quality! Get this on Anker’s official website, but also available on Shopee and Lazada for a discounted price.
Anker Powerport PD+4, P1,836
No outlet or cable extension to charge your devices all at the same time? Don’t worry anymore! This Anker Powerport PD+4 USB-C Charger lets you charge four devices simultaneously. Just use one wall outlet to power up your USB-C notebook and three other mobile devices all at once. It’s also high-speed charging – just perfect to save you time.
ASUS Noise Cancelling Mic Adapter, P1,682
This ASUS product is the world’s first USB adapter integrated with AI noise-cancelling technology. It minimizes background noise and delivers crystal clear voice communication with any 3.5mm headset with a microphone. It is also compatible with mobile phones, PCs, Macs and Nintendo Switch.
Get an upgrade on sound quality with this device for only Php 1,682 at Lazada.
Cable Power Boost Line, P108
With the rainy season causing power interruptions from time to time, it’s important to find ways in maintaining power supply. With this cable, you can connect your power bank to the router and gain power supply when there is power interruption. For only Php 108 at Shopee, worry less now!
Anker PowerCore, P1,596
Powerbanks are definitely essential, whether you are on-the-go or just simply at the comforts of your home. Equipped with 10000mAh external battery, this ultra slim portable charger can fully charge laptops for 7 to 10 times. It also combines PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technology to deliver the fastest possible charge for any device.
Check out this powerbank for a sale price of Php 1,596 at Shopee.
About the Author
Jillian Velasco is an intern from the University of the Philippines Diliman. As a journalism major, she was part of her local college publication for three years, serving as the sports editor for two consecutive years. When she has time to spare, she spends most of it reading entertainment articles and watching crime documentaries. Jillian is also a mom to four fur babies.