Smart home devices
From shopping lists to reminders, both the Amazon Echo (aff) and the Google Home (aff) have saved me more times than I care to count. When I think of something I need at the store, I love that I can just add it to the list on the spot. The same for setting reminders for meetings I have throughout the day. Sometimes the reminder goes off right before said meeting, and the attendees always say what a great idea that is and how they should start doing that, too.
Lost item trackers
This one’s such a no-brainer that I can’t believe I haven’t done this yet. The Tile (aff) is a device that you attach to items that you frequently lose around the house such as keys. When you lose said item, all you have to do is pull up the Tile app on your phone and it’ll tell you where it is!
From noise-cancellation earmuffs to and assistive headphones or earmuffs, you have a few options when it comes to how to tackle your background noise in the workplace (or even at home!). Here are a few places to get started:
General Noise Cancellation Headphones From low-key earbuds to headsets that broadcast to the world you’re on a mission, there are all sorts of directions to go here. Style and budget also will come into play, with brands that range among affordability, stylishness and functionality. Noise-canceling headphones cancel out ambient noise by putting “anti-noise” into your ears as well (also known as active noise control).
Assistive Devices for Noise Reduction Companies like b-Calm (aff) have developed headphones especially for those with ADHD, autism and other disabilities. These assistive devices have been billed to block out noise, increase focus, prolong concentration, alleviate anxiety, and provide clarity in stressful situations. They are developed especially with these conditions such as ADHD and autism in mind, with the research to back it up.
Examples: b-Calm GP (aff) (for adults and children)
Earmuffs If you’re looking for industrial-strength sound protection, you may consider earmuffs. Commonly used at loud concerns, they also are an excellent way to drown out noisy coworkers or neighbors! When choosing a top-quality earmuff, go for something that’s been ANSI certified. You’ll also want to look for comfort and adjustability. If you plan on taking them on the go, try finding a pair that are foldable.