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    What gear can’t you work remotely without?

  • Kelli Neely

    • Headset
  • Jan Lindborg

    • Wireless headset
    • Big monitor
  • Jay Meistrich

    • Anker 20100 battery pack, so I can work all day without needing a power plug
    • Camera (Olympus E-PL7)
  • Roxanne M. Tamayo

    • Nikon D5100 camera
    • iPad Mini
  • Christine Bielak

    • L-shaped desk
    • Comfortable, yet supportive chair
  • Jenn Leaver

    • External monitor
    • Ergonomic chair
  • Nicole Fu

    • MacBook
    • Headset
    • iPhone
    • PacSafe backpack
  • Andrea Bing

    • Printer
    • Project plan book
  • Lisette Sutherland

    • My Bose QC20 noise-cancelling headphones
    • My Supercards (virtual meeting cards)
  • Kristen Marano

    • A good set of headphones
    • A mobile hot spot
  • Kat Christofer

    • Sennheiser ear buds
    • UE Boom 2
  • Hillary Heinz

    • Something to make my desk a standing desk
    • A device that props my phone up for video calls
  • Tom Paronis

    • Guitar
    • Printer
  • Theresa Cramer

    • A good chair
    • A desk calendar
    • Highlighters
  • Scott Hanselman

    • Webcam
    • Batteries
  • Audrey Fairbrother

    • Wireless mouse
    • Good headphones
    • Leak-proof coffee travel mug
  • Karen LaGraff

    • Headset
  • Lauren Antonian

    • Bluetooth headset
    • Wireless mouse
    • VPN token
    • Notebook
    • Pen
  • Randle Browning

    • My Karma Go data device for Wi-Fi
    • My noise-canceling Bose headphones
  • Mike & Anne Howard

    • Power Strip: It enables you to turn one adapter into a charge for multiple devices—essential when working on the road.
    • Logitech 1080p Webcam: A high quality, external webcam makes Skype conference calls infinitely more professional.
  • Taryn Barnes

    • Notebook
    • Pen
  • Liz McGrory

    • My laptop bench. I store tools in it plus my glasses.
    • My paper calendar (it’s where I have my weekly priorities I need to accomplish, plus my calendar)
  • James Clark

    • Kindle
    • Day bag
  • Shannon O'Donnell

    • I have a Roost laptop stand that I love dearly
    • A pair of noise-canceling ear buds.
  • CarouLLou

    All that I need is a laptop and my smartphone.

  • David Daniel

    Two physical must-haves: cellular “hotspots” and a really good headset for your phone/VoIP. Additionally, I require somewhat easy access to a major airport. I never know when I need to make customer visits, so this is good to have available.

  • Jodi Ettenberg

    • External keyboard
    • Roost stand
  • Harald Johnsen

    • Headphones
    • USB controller keyboard for my sound design/audio work
  • Jennifer Bird

    • 2 Monitors
    • Excellent Chair
    • Headset
  • Colin Wright

    • Passport
  • Jen Hubley Luckwaldt

    •  Various ergonomic keyboards, mice, etc.
    • An old-fashioned notebook for to-do lists
    • A yoga block (yes, really)
  • Chris Schain

    • I have two widescreen monitors that I like to use when I’m working that help when I have to multi-task (which is pretty often).
    • I also have a company-issued aircard that is invaluable when Wi-Fi gets spotty.
  • Ben Dodson

    • Second monitor for my iMac (in portrait orientation)
    • Noise-cancelling headphones
  • Conni Biesalski

    • Yoga mat
    • Vlogging camera (Canon G7Xii)