Car instead of home office: 5 ingenious gadgets for the mobile office
Many of us cannot or do not want to go to the office at the moment. Because of homeschooling and home office of the life partner, you don’t have peace at home. GIGA shows you how you can turn your car into a mobile office with few resources.
Many people see their own car as a home on wheels. A private retreat where you can listen to your favorite music undisturbed while commuting to work. Corona means that more and more people are no longer going to work. But there is a home office with children’s noise and other distractions. Various manufacturers have recognized the problem and are offering accessories for mini offices in the car.
Car Office: This accessory turns your car into an office
With this multi-functional table by Ohmotor, you can quickly get the office feel in your car. It can be conveniently placed at the top of the car and has enough space to accommodate a laptop and mouse. Then, when lunch breaks are over, it is easily transformed into a table for lunch.
A good internet connection is essential for mobile work in the car office. Sure, you can easily connect to the Internet using the hotspot function of the iPhone or Android cell phone . But it is more convenient with a CarConnect adapter from Telekom. This is installed in the car via the OBD interface. For 9.95 per month you can then surf the Deutsche Telekom network with up to 5 devices at the same time. Attention: According to Stiftung Warentest, the Telekom CarConnect adapter only works for combustion cars built after 2006.
The filing cabinet for the passenger seat: Bott brings order to the car officeYour mobile office will be perfect with the Bott CarOffice . The front passenger seat becomes a filing cabinet in no time at all. The support surface offers enough space for writing and several pockets serve as storage space for office supplies.So that you don’t run out of power in the car, you need several power banks. For the laptop, you should choose a power bank with a capacity of at least 20,000 mAh – but there are also models with 50,000 mAh . You can find many good buying tips in our Powerbank buying guide .So that it doesn’t smell in the car, you can put a battery -powered mini humidifier on the shelf. Thanks to a built-in aroma diffuser, it always smells fresh in the car office.
The office in the car: Outlook on the future of the mobile office
As we have seen, any conventional car can be quickly transformed into a mini office. Many vehicle manufacturers see the car in the future not only as an emergency solution. Thanks to autonomous driving and better networking, the car could soon serve as a full-fledged office replacement.
Can I use my car as an office?
For a makeshift workspace, push the steering wheel and seat back, and find a board to serve as a desk. Cushioned lap desks like this might work, or you could try mounts specifically made for cars, which attach to the steering wheel or passenger seat. You can find them for around $20.
Will my laptop work in my car?
Most laptops charge using either a power inverter or a laptop charger, and both options are relatively inexpensive. If you have a new laptop that uses a USB-C port to charge, you can charge it in your car with a USB-C-enabled Power Delivery power bank.