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9.帮助您远程工作的自由职业者工具

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除了作为自己的老板的快感,这是最吸引人的部分之一自由职业者能够在任何地方工作 - 无论是家庭工作室,您最喜欢的咖啡馆还是在海滩上品尝鸡尾酒。

随着WiFi热点涌现无处不在笔记本电脑变得更轻,这个梦想越来越成为现实。当然,作为一名自由职业者远程工作也带来了一系列挑战,但是如果使用合适的设备,您可以直接面对它们。

+$So read on for our guide to nine of the most useful tools for remote working as a freelancer...

01.轻巧的笔记本电脑

(形象信用:未来)

+$MacBook Air (2019)

当您远程工作时,必须使用超轻型笔记本电脑

重量:1.25kg |尺寸:+$30.41 x 21.24cm, height 1.56cm |处理器:+$1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8210Y |显示:+$13.3-inch Retina True Tone |记忆:+$8GB of 2,133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory |存储:+$128GB PCIe-based onboard SSD |显卡:+$Intel UHD Graphics 617 |端口:2x Thunderbolt 3(USB-C),3.5mm耳机接口

很轻巧
+$Retina True Tone display
+$Only two Thunderbird 3 ports

让我们假设你已经拥有了不错的品质手机片剂。如果你在移动很多,轻便的笔记本电脑是这个列表中最重要的项目。如果你可以避免它,那么没有人想要拖得太多,每磅都很重要。

只要你有一个体面的大小监控,或分开台式机在你的主办公空间,然后可能值得牺牲屏幕房地产和端口尽可能减少事情。

+$For the perfect balance of power and portability, you can't go too far wrong with Apple's latestMacBook Air+$. Until recently the neglected stepchild of the MacBook family, the Air's finally been shown some love over the past year or so, and it's the ideal laptop for putting in a bag and taking anywhere. It's super-lightweight at 1.25kg, its Retina True Tone display is a joy to look at, and while it's no powerhouse it's suitable for most everyday design tasks.

如果你需要更多的端口,电源和屏幕空间,升级到15英寸带触摸条的MacBook Pro将使重量和价格翻倍。

但如果价格不是对象,那么微软的二合一Surface Book 2具有相当大的优势,因此您可以在移动中解决最苛刻的任务。该13.5英寸版本+$weighs in at 1.5kg (3.3 pounds), making it a fair bit heavier than the MacBook Air, but you don't need a separate tablet of course. The15英寸版本比同等大小的MacBook Pro重一点。

被我们的姐妹网站TechRadar称为“2018年最好的笔记本电脑可以购买”,戴尔的XPS 13速度快,屏幕惊人,电池续航时间长达22小时。另外它的重量仅为1.2千克(2.7磅),不比MacBook多。

如果你打算在偏远的地方工作,电池寿命就可以摆动它 - 毕竟MacBooks只能拥有10个小时的无线网络使用 - 尽管我们列表中的下一个项目可以帮助解决这个问题。

02.电池组

+$(Image Credit: Anker)

Anker PowerCore 20100

+$Don't run out of juice when you're out and about

重量:354g |尺寸:16.6 X 5.8 X 2.2cm |电池容量:20,100mAh |端口数量:2 |包含的电缆:微型USB

+$Fast with plenty of capacity
+$Charge two things at once
与所有设备不兼容

没有什么比寻找电源插座为手机,平板电脑或笔记本电脑充电更令人沮丧的了,只是在你的设备充电时被束缚在同一个地方。或者更糟糕的是,当电池电量降至零时,根本无法找到电源并无助地观察。

您可能已经携带一个小型电源组,以便在需要时为您的手机提供额外的果汁。但是如果你经常远程工作,我们建议投资一些具有更多影响力的东西,比如Anker PowerCore 20100+$power bank. This slimline battery pack comes with a pair of 2.4 Amp ports enabling you to charge two devices at once, and if they feature PowerIQ or VoltageBoost technology then it'll charge them up incredibly fast.

+$It's lightweight, but its 20,100mAh capacity means it has enough juice to charge an entire laptop, or to recharge your phone multiple times; it's lovely low price seals the deal.

03. USB-C集线器

HyperDrive 5路USB-C集线器

使用这个必要的附加功能解决所有“单个USB-C端口”问题

重量:325克|尺寸:8.4 X 2.8 X 0.84 Cm |端口:将1x USB-C转换为1x USB-C,1x SDXC,1x mico SDXC,2x USB-A |颜色:银色,太空灰色和金色

将一个端口变为五个
传递充电
颜色与MacBook相匹配
单个连接器如果被敲击则很脆弱

MacBook上的单个USB-C端口引起了一些人的争议和挫折,如果您经常使用大量USB外设或需要轻松访问SD卡,则需要考虑重量和便携性的权衡。

幸运的是,有一种有用的方法可以在一个移动中解决这两个问题,并采用一体化解决方案。该HyperDrive 5路USB-C集线器例如,插入MacBook的USB-C端口,为您提供两个USB-A端口,一个SD和micro SD插槽,以及一个支持直通充电的USB-C端口。

HyperDrive还生产MacBook Pro版本 - 皇冠上的宝石是一个8路集线器,具有两个USB-C端口,两个USB-A端口,一个SD,一个micro SD,一个4K HDMI和一个4K Mini DisplayPort。

对于那些坚持所有配件协调的时尚设计师而言,这些中心还有银色,金色和太空灰色,非常适合您的MacBook。

04.移动WiFi集线器

华为E5770移动Wi-Fi集线器

当你在移动时,“MiFi”可以帮助你保持联系

重量:185克|尺寸:10.6 X 6.84 X 2.25 Cm |电池:5200 MAh |速度:LTE 150 Mbps DL / 50 Mbps UL |接口:MicroSD卡,以太网端口

连续使用长达20小时
下载速度高达150 Mbps
昂贵

如果您发现自己在车站,酒店,机场或咖啡店工作,那么至少短时间内无法使用WiFi,尽管免费的公共WiFi肯定会在安全性和可靠性问题上占有相当大的份额。

为了让自己做好定期远程工作的准备,或天堂禁止咖啡店WiFi下降,值得投资移动Wi-Fi(或MiFi)中心,如华为E5770。它配有自己的microSD卡插槽和以太网端口,4G / LTE Cat-4型号可为您提供高达150Mbps的速度。

这款时尚的单元拥有5,200mAh的多肉电池,华为声称可以连接10个设备连接20小时,虽然价格超过130英镑,但它不是一个便宜的套件。确保您将花费足够的时间在有用的WiFi区域之外工作以证明费用。

+$05. Coffee Maker

+$(Image Credit: Aerobie)

+$Aerobie Aeropress

+$Ensure a good cup of coffee wherever you are

重量:+$408 G |外形尺寸:|容量:+$0.5 Litres |材料:+$Plastic

+$Lightweight And Portable
使用方便
+$Can be a little fiddly to use and clean

+$Let's get serious for a minute. Sometimes it's the little things that can make a big difference to the remote working experience. For example, getting a decent cup of coffee. If you're working in coffee shops then this shouldn't be a problem – although it can prove expensive – but if you're in-house or in a co-working space then things get risky.

+$Some places go all-out to provide good coffee, while at others you might find cheap instant, or a shared coffee machine that people forget to refill, or make the coffee far too weak or too strong. It's a minefield.

+$Avoid caffeine disaster by investing in an+$Aeropress+$, a gloriously simple little device that'll make you a perfect cup of coffee every time; all you need is your favourite ground coffee and access to a kettle. It even comes with its own bag, so it's ideal for taking with you anywhere.

+$06. Noise-cancelling Headphones

+$(Image Credit: Sony)

+$Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones

这款降噪耳机让您享受宁静清幽的感觉

重量:275g |兼容性:蓝牙4.1 |电池寿命:长达30小时|输入:Micro USB,Stereo Mini Jack

+$Great Noise Cancelling
惊人的声音
+$30 hours wireless battery life
+$Fiddly Gesture Controls

远程工作通常需要被公众包围,以及各种其他嘈杂的干扰,以扰乱您的工作。

+$Bring some inner calm to your working life with a decent pair of noise-cancelling headphones. They're never cheap, but if you need to concentrate then they're well worth the investment. Our favourites right now come from Sony; the+$WH-100XM2+$is an excellent pair of wireless cans with support for aptX to give you hi-res audio over Bluetooth, and strong noise-cancelling that'll block out a lot of lower-frequency sound.

+$They're not the most exciting-looking headphones on the block, but the build quality's great; you might not get on with their gesture controls that enable you to tap and swipe on the earcups to adjust volume, track selection and so on, but we got on just fine with them And with up to 30 hours of wireless playback on a single charge, they won't let you down in the middle of the day.

+$07. Portable Wireless Printer

佳能Pixma IP110无线移动打印机

如果您需要随时随地打印重要文件,请使用大量工具包

重量:1.95千克|尺寸:38.3 X 18.5 X 6.3 Cm |连接:WiFi或PictBridge |最大分辨率:6,000dpi |最大速度:每分钟9页|板材容量:50张|无线:

高品质的照片打印
移动方便
打印机的灯......
......但仍然很重,经常携带

在远程工作时需要一些最后一刻的物理打印输出,只是等不及你回到工作室?无论是在去看客户之前是一个重要的宣传文件,还是仓促的投资组合更新,都值得投资无线移动打印机,以便您可以即时发布。

一个很好的选择是佳能Pixma iP110,它体积小,相对较轻(是2.2千克/ 5磅重的MacBook重量的两倍),可以通过WiFi或USB连接到笔记本电脑,平板电脑或智能手机。有50页的纸张容量,它可以打印出令人惊讶的高质量照片。

+$08. External SSD

Adata SD700 1TB SSD

这款极其坚固的外置固态硬盘将采取一切措施

重量:75克|尺寸:8.35 X 8.35 X 1.39 Cm |容量:256GB,512GB或1TB |写速度:高达430MB / S |接口:USB 3.1

非常快
令人难以置信的坚固耐用
没有USB-C连接器

轻量级笔记本电脑的折衷之一可能是存储空间,例如256GB或512GB SSD驱动器是MacBook上唯一可供选择的选项 - 尽管您可以在MacBook Pro或Surface Book 2上升级到1TB。

拥有快速,轻便和耐用外置SSD硬盘与您一起移动不仅可以扩展您的可用文件空间,而且还可以为您提供定期备份笔记本电脑的驱动器,而不是等到您回到工作室。

如果你经常把你的笔记本电脑塞进你的包里,在你上路时给它一个打击,并把它放在公共场所展示,你也无法负担你在内置SSD上的工作被损坏或被盗

Adata的SD700是一款IP68级别的外置SSD,适用于各种场景:防尘,防水甚至军用级防震。它有三种尺寸,最高可达1TB,并以440MB / s的速度快速点亮。

请注意,如果您使用的是MacBook,那么:没有USB-C连接器,因此与许多MacBook配件一样,您需要一个适配器。一个伟大的USB-C替代品是G-Tech 1TB外置硬盘虽然它没有SSD的速度,或SD700的耐用性,仍然提供高达130MB / s。

+$09. Virtual Private Network

+$(Image Credit: ExpressVPN)

ExpressVPN

+$The best all-round VPN network on the market

服务器数量:+$3,000+ |服务器位置:160 |支持的最大设备:5

+$Runs on most platforms
+$Great Customer Service
易于设置
+$Only five connections supported

+$Finally, if you're working remotely in public places you can't be too careful when it comes to security and data privacy. Using a MiFi hub rather than public WiFi is a good start, but setting up a VPN network is even better. Check out Creative Bloq's guide to the+$best VPN 2019+$for a full rundown of options.

+$Thanks to its speed and enterprise-standard encryption,ExpressVPN+$is our current favourite VPN service. It boasts support for practically every device you can think of - even Blackberry - and its click-to-start option makes it incredibly easy to set up. You can always edit your preferences later on if you want a little more control.

+$If you run into difficulties you'll find that ExpressVPN's customer service is second to none, with a reputation for sorting out problems efficiently and cheerfully. And while you can find services that support more devices, its maximum of five (increased from the three it used to offer) should see you right in most situations.

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