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Work bet­ter – and hap­pier – with our choice of tech for an awe­some self-em­ployed set-up

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Boost your pro­duc­tiv­ity, and fall in love with work again, with the lat­est home of­fice tech

01 LEN­OVO YOGA 910

When you have your own busi­ness, you can of­ten find your­self on the move, meet­ing clients and at­tend­ing events. So it’s worth in­vest­ing in a work­sta­tion you can use both at home and away. As its name im­plies, the new Yoga 910 is su­per-flex­i­ble. Two USB-C ports en­able you to con­nect it up to the lat­est ul­tra­thin mon­i­tors and ex­ter­nal hard drives when you’re in the of­fice, while the 360-de­gree flip-and-fold de­sign, 4K edge-to-edge touch dis­play and all-day bat­tery life are ideal for car­ry­ing out tasks on the go.

From £1,300, len­ovo.com/uk 02 DEL S2718D

When desk space is at a pre­mium, you need what Dell is call­ing “the world’s thinnest mon­i­tor”. But its su­per-svelte form is just one rea­son to in­vest in this spank­ing-new dis­play. You also get 27 inches of al­most­bezel­less Quad HD bril­liance, as well as fu­ture-proof USB-C con­nec­tiv­ity. Your work will have never looked bet­ter. £560, dell.co.uk

03 AE RODES K 1200 CLAS­SIC

Spend­ing hours holed away thrash­ing out that brief can leave you han­ker­ing af­ter a bit of sun­light; some­thing to help you over the fin­ish line. The 1200 Clas­sic desk fea­tures a Light­bar that mim­ics the sun’s glow, cast­ing a shadow-free beam across your workspace and emit­ting a day­light tem­per­a­ture. Bliss. £1,200, aerodesk.co.uk

04 LA CIE PO RSCHE DE­SIGN MO BILE DRIVE

Time is money, of course, so the quicker you can carry out those sim­ple tasks – like back­ing up your files – the bet­ter. Recog­nis­ing this, La­Cie has teamed up with Porsche De­sign to cre­ate a se­ries of light­ning-fast mo­bile drives. A USB 3.0 in­ter­face means you can trans­fer a 700MB video file in un­der seven sec­onds – and, like a Porsche, they look great too. From £59.99 (500GB), la­cie.com/gb/en

05 AMA­ZON ECHO

Too busy to look up from your key­board? No prob­lem! The Echo can change your mu­sic, or­der you a pizza, cre­ate to-do lists and tell you what meet­ings you have com­ing up, all via voice com­mands to its on-board com­puter – meet Alexa, your new PA. For ex­tra peace of mind while you work, ask the Echo to dis­play what your con­nected se­cu­rity cam­era is see­ing and it’ll ping the feed to your mon­i­tor. £149.99, ama­zon.co.uk/echo

06 FOO BOT

You’re tak­ing reg­u­lar screen breaks, so why are you still get­ting a headache? The an­swer might lie in the qual­ity of air cir­cu­lat­ing around your of­fice. The Foobot – an­other gadget that works with the Ama­zon Echo – will fig­ure out if there’s too much dust, hu­mid­ity or par­tic­u­late mat­ter in the air, then give you tips on how to breathe bet­ter. You can even set it to switch on your smart ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem. €199 (£170), foobot.io

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