Check out these top rated products that can help make you more comfortable and productive while working outside.
There have been countless studies documenting the amazing health benefits of being outdoors. And with summer in full swing, why not take advantage of some of these benefits including improved energy and stress-relief. The Work Design editors have selected 10 of our favorite products to help get you outside during the workday – from portable chargers to umbrellas for your phone!
1. A flat folding portable standing desk
Want to get outside but afraid you’ll miss your standing desk? Levit8 can be easily transformed from a flat to raised surface in seconds! It’s lightweight and portable, so you can take it with you anywhere you go, inside and out. Whenever you need to stand and work, just open, cross and twist and you’re ready to go. This product has over 400 Amazon reviews and comes in four sizes to best suit your height and preferences.
2. An ergonomic cooling pad to keep your your laptop from overheating
This laptop cooling pad will help you get outside during the warmer months and while giving you peace of mind that your laptop won’t overheat in the sun. It’s slim, portable, light-weight, and doubles as an ergonomic stand with two adjustable height settings. It also features three ultra-quiet fans create a noise-free environment. This product has 33,893 ratings on Amazon!
3. A portable router that will let you work from anywhere
This incredibly compact router easily fits in your pocket bag and is perfect for home and travel. It works with 2.4GHz devices, including Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV Stick so you can easily stream video wherever you are. You can quickly create a secure Wi-Fi hotspot to share with friends and colleagues, whether you’re working from your local park or café. This portable router has 14,957 ratings and 1,000+ answered questions on Amazon.
4. A glare-free, touchscreen digital notepad
The reMarkable paper tablet is a digital device for writing, reading & sketching that feels like paper. This device is a sustainable way to cut down on bulky, heavy notebooks and paper to simplify working outside. The notepad will convert your handwritten notes into typed text making them easy to organize and share!
5. A slim portable charger with ultra high charge capactiy
When you’re working outside, the last thing you want is to interrupt your flow to have to go inside to charge your phone or tablet. This ultra-high capacity charger from Anker weighs as little as a can of soup but can charge an iPhone 8 almost seven times, the Galaxy S8 five times, or the iPad mini 4 twice! This device is also awesome for travel and has over 50,000 Amazon reviews.
6. A fun phone umbrella to help cut down on glare
What’s more fun than an umbrella in your drink? An umbrella for your phone! This would come in handy while checking your email at the beach or pool and could make a great gift for a friend or colleague. It can also be used as a phone holder at home.
7. A reclining lounge chair with an umbrella
Kick your feet up while you work outside with the Sport-Brella recliner chair. It features a 3-position recliner with easy adjusting hinges, includes 3-way swiveling umbrella with UPF 50+ protection, and the built-in insulated pocket holds up to four drinks. Its lightweight steel construction also makes it easy to transport and store.
8. Invisible SPF 40 Face Sunscreen
When working outside, you can’t forget to protect your skin! This cult-favorite facial sunscreen offers SPF 40 broad spectrum protection, and is completely invisible and oil-free. It comes in three sizes including a travel size so you can take it with you on the go. Over 9,000 women and men are loving Unseen Sunscreen – it works great as a makeup primer and is also beard-friendly!
9. A two-pack of anti-glare laptop screen protectors
Don’t let a sunny day stop you from bringing your laptop outdoors. This laptop screen film is anti-glare and can block blue light, is anti-reflective, and anti-static, relieving eye fatigue. A hydrophobic and oleophobic coating reduces fingerprints, aids in cleaning up liquid, and protects against scratches. With over 6,000 Amazon reviews, this product is the #1 best seller in laptop screen filters.
10. Noise cancelling bluetooth wireless headphones
With 25,558 ratings, people are loving these noise cancelling headphones on Amazon. These headphones turn any space into the perfect place to make phone calls or get work done while offering up to 20 hours of wireless battery life on a single charge.
These work outside product recommendations were chosen by Work Design Magazine’s editors. Any purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.