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Brief Published: 15 Jul 2021

Flexi Tech for Working from Home

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Sony

Our homes are more dynamic than ever. And with work set to continue to take place in this space, home technology needs to be equally agile. We look at two launches that offer the flexibility and freedom of movement that users increasingly require.

With employees spending long days stuck in front of a screen, solutions that promise comfortable all-day use and don’t restrict movement so they can step away while staying connected will win with those working from home. Accordingly, home tech is integrating agile designs to meet this new world of work.

Sony has launched a revolutionary SRS-NB10 wireless speaker system that sits over the shoulders and angles crisp audio towards the wearer without disturbing others nearby. The device helps users straddle between work and home life, with the open-ear design allowing users to stay engaged with their surroundings, and an integrated mute button providing seamless audio control. Moreover, the design is lightweight, has a flexible body-hugging form and an attractive fabric cover, meaning it’s comfortable for all-day use and will look good on a group call.

In a similar vein, British manufacturer KEF has partnered with renowned Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove to develop the Mu3 wireless headphones. The earbuds imitate jewellery, with a silver pebble-like form that sits neatly in the ear while working. They also feature multifunctional buttons that make it easy to take a call or switch songs while focusing on work.

These unobtrusive designs work with the body for an ergonomic fit that liberates employees from a static desk set-up so they can move between different environments. Moreover, the on-body designs help wearers look approachable to those around them, so they can stay engaged with people both at the office and at home.

For more on how technology is having to adapt to our abodes, see Future-Proofing the Flexible Home.

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