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Currently, I’m situated out in the country in my family home. Rolled up in blankets, I sit at the edge of lounge room where I have two bars of 4G reception – wifi is patchy at best. I’ve asked my brother what he considers tech essentials to upgrade the home whether it be for the home office or bunkering down for self-isolation. His suggestion was decent wifi. I have some other ideas.

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Quality home entertainment has been put at the forefront since strong advice was put in place across the globe to stay home. While the likes of Google Chromecast and Apple TV have been around for some time, JBL has ushered in the next advancements. The latest release in JBL’s link series, Link Bar transforms any TV into a smarter TV with legendary sound performance. Equipped with Android TV, the innovative home product delivers a world of content, blockbuster movies, live sports, streaming apps and multiplayer games direct to your living room, along with Google Assistant.

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It is no secret that with the current political and societal climate, anxiety is peaking. And for those confined to the home it is important to create a relaxing environment. While candles are great go-to, for something on the more autonomous side, opt for a diffuser. Milano Decor provides a number of calming essential oils, while the USB and tech capabilities create changing colour lights for ambience.

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While it is not a new invention, there has never been a better time to grab an Amazon Kindle. After you’ve read through your entire home library, opt for the digital version and though it is not for everyone, you can discover new books without having to step outside.

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For peak productivity in the home office, tune out with wireless headphones that allow you to listen to music, ask Siri for assistance and take conference calls, all from the same device. Our favourite? Beats.

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones / $300 AUD SHOP NOW