Productive coders are likely to receive positive attention, in the form of external rewards such as promotions, a bonus, or other incentives. More productive means accomplishing a lot of tasks in a short time, which is really a cool asset for a developer.
In this article, I will provide my opinion about the best gadgets for a developer in 2021, which can help you to improve productivity. I myself as a Developer use some of these tools based on my budget to improve my productivity.
|Google Pixel 5 – 5G Android Phone||8 GB LPDDR4x RAM – 128 GB storage||Check-in Amazon|
|Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max||128 GB||Check-in Amazon|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro||64GB||Check-in Amazon|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G||128 GB||Check-in Amazon|
In this section, I will discuss all the Laptops which can increase your development productivity. A decent laptop can help you code faster.
|Apple M1 Mac||Check-in Amazon|
|Microsoft Surface Pro X – 13″ Touch-Screen||SQ1 processor||16GB||13 inch||Check-in Amazon.|
|Dell XPS 13 7390 13.3||Core I7, 10th Gen||16GB||13.3 inch||Check-in Amazon|
|LG Gram Laptop – 14″ Full HD IPS Display, Intel 1065G7 CPU, 512GB M.2 MVMe SSD||10th Gen Core i7||16GB||14-Inch||Check-in Amazon|
A big and wide monitor is an important factor for a developer to perform properly. I myself like widescreen monitors which helps me to focus more on my codes. Here is the list of monitors which can help you to improve your efficiency.
|Apple Pro Display XDR||32-inch||Amazon|
|HP 2Ud96Aa#Aba FHD IPS Monitor||32-Inch||Check-in Amazon|
|Dell Ultrasharp U2719DX 27-Inch WQHD 2560×1440 Resolution IPS Monitor||27-Inch||CHeck-in Amazon|
|ViewSonic VX3276-MHD 32 Inch 1080p Frameless Widescreen IPS Monitor||32-Inch||CHeck-in Amazon|
A good headset can help you a lot in terms of reducing shoulder discomfort or even neck pain. I have listed down here the top headsets which I prefer in my daily life.
|Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case||Check-in Amazon|
|Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones||Check-in Amazon|
|Sony WH1000XM4/B Black Bluetooth Wireless Over-Ear Headphones||Check-in Amazon|
More interested in smartwatches? Then read my other article here which is dedicated to smartwatches.
|Brand Name||Battery life||Display||Price|
|Amazfit GTS Fitness Smartwatch||14 days||1.65 Inch||Check-in Amazon|
|Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatch||4+ days||1.1 Inch||Check-in Amazon|
|HUAWEI Watch GT 2 2019 Bluetooth SmartWatch||14 days||1.4 inch||Check-in Amazon|
|Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2||5+ days||40 mm||Check-in Amazon|
|Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Smart Wristband||5+ days||1.1 Inch||Check-in Amazon|
Transportation is an important factor for any developer, which might waste a lot of time if not chosen wisely. I prefer bi-cycle to communicate from my home to the office. Cycling improves strength, balance, coordination, and is an ideal form of exercise as well. Take any of the cycles from this list and become health conscious.
|Mongoose Status 2.2 Men’s and Women’s Mountain Bike||26-Inch||Check-in Amazon|
|Huffy Hardtail Mountain Bike||26-Inch||Check-in Amazon|
|Hiland 26 Inch Mountain Bike||26-Inch||Check-in Amazon|
Coffee is like the fuel of a developer. There is a funny saying in the tech community is that, if you give good coffee to a developer then they will give you good codes in return. So here I list the best coffee machines which can help you to boost up your tiredness.
|De’Longhi EC9335R La Specialista Espresso Machine||Check-in Amazon|
|De’Longhi Dinamica Automatic Coffee & Espresso Machine||Check-in Amazon|
For a lot of coders, having a good keyboard can significantly improve productivity. Spending long hours typing requires a keyboard that’s comfortable to type on. A good keyboard can reduce your coding time so that you can spend more time with your families. Here are my top picked keyboards which can help you to code faster.
|Logitech Desktop MK120 Durable, Comfortable, USB Mouse and keyboard Combo||Check-in Amazon|
|Genuine 1RW52 KB522 X20M8 7VHY1 Dell Business Multimedia USB Wired||Check-in Amazon|
|HP Wireless Elite Keyboard v2||Check-in Amazon|
A good mouse probably matters the most for a developer’s productivity. Programmers spend a lot of time in front of a PC / Laptop to build applications and can develop Repetitive Strain Injuries due to long hours of mouse usage. A standard mouse is not enough, you need something extra to avoid these injuries. A mouse that puts your hand in a more neutral position can help you to achieve more productivity compared to a standard mouse. Here is my top listed mouse which can help you increase productivity and keep yourself injury-free.
|Apple magic mouse 2||CHeck-in Amazon|
|Logitech M525 Wireless Mouse||Check-in Amazon|
|Razer Viper Ultimate Lightest Wireless Mouse||Check-in Amazon|
I myself as well as many other remote workers like to travel a lot. While I travel, I prefer to have a nice camera to capture those moments and preserve them for later. You can take pictures from your smartphones, but you need a DSLR because you have an interest in taking pictures and your current smartphone cannot do that. I have listed down these DSLR cameras for you which I think would be good to take pictures of while you travel.
|Nikon D3500 DX-Format DSLR||2 Lens kit||Check-in Amazon|
|Canon DSLR Camera [EOS 90D]||1 Lens kit||Check-in Amazon|
Due to COVID-19, we all work from home. This trend will continue till the end of 2021. So having a good webcam is a must-have feature for developers who are working from their homes. These are the top listed Webcams that I listed here which can help you to work remotely and communicate with your office colleagues properly.
|Logitech C920e / C920 HD Webcam||1080p||Check-in Amazon|
|Webcam 1080P Full HD PC Skype Camera, PAPALOOK PA452 Web Cam||1080p||Check-in Amazon|
Routers are the oft-ignored workhorses of the home network. Most people hardly pay any attention to them unless there is a big malfunction, and people may not consider upgrading them any more than they consider upgrading their coffee machine. Upgrading to a current-generation router is a cheap and effective way to improve your home network in every way.
A developer can’t focus on his work if the internet network is not stable. That’s why I have given here the top rates routers which will give you a stable internet connection and peace of mind while working.
|Amazon eero Pro 6 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi 6||2000 SFT||Check-in Amazon|
|Asus RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router||2000 SFT||Check-in Amazon|
|NETGEAR Orbi Compact Wall-Plug Whole Home Mesh WiFi System||3500 SFT||Check-in Amazon|
Nowadays, anyone can build anything. The only question is how efficiently you can build. So efficiency is key. Here in this article, I have listed down all the key gadgets for a developer to improve their efficiency. More tech gadgets related articles can be found in www.gadgetanwser.com