Developers have some of the highest paying jobs in the workplace, but it’s not an easy job by any means. There are deadlines and plenty of stress you have to deal with every day. Your job needs skills and patience and it took you a long time to land that dream job. However there are gadgets that do make your life just a little bit easier, here are some gadgets every developer needs.
You spend a lot of time behind your computer screen so making it as comfortable as possible is a must. Start with your mouse, the Apple Magic Mouse 2 along with an ergonomic mouse pad will make your wrists thank you. Keyboards with programmable buttons will save you time and energy. Now having your monitor at the right will keep your neck from getting sore, try the ProBase HD USB-C Aluminum Monitor Stand to give you everything you need.
Taking the right amount of breaks is crucial to productivity and the Pomodoro timer reminds you when to stop and take a breather. You can set it for 20 or 30 minute intervals and then take a 5 minute break. This will help you to focus and get more done in less time. If you scoff at the idea, here is how a Pomodoro timer makes you more productive.
Programmers and office workers have sedentary job and making sure that you are getting sufficient exercise isn’t always easy. Getting a smartwatch can help with that. Not only can you track steps and your overall fitness you can install a whole bunch of apps that let you connect with the rest of the world. It is a mini computer attached to your wrist, perfect for any developer.
An Amazon Echo is a great addition to any home or office, you can ask it questions. Do you shopping while you work or control the TV and music while you are online doing something else. You can connect it to other devices in your home and control them too, it’s as close as you can get to having your very own Jarvis.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Writing code takes immense concentration and it can be hard to turn off the world around you and focus. Noise cancelling headphones can get rid of the background noise around you and just let the music you want to listen to come through.
These are just a sampling of the gadgets most programmers want or need, most will drag a smartphone, laptop and tablet behind them too.