The Ultimate Desk Setup Experience 2021 Singapore
Updated August 2021
by Linus Tan
We've all seen the pictures online of beautiful desk set-ups - from soft, minimalistic set-ups to fully kitted-out desks complete with stunning RGB lighting, we've all definitely experienced that twinge of awe and mild jealousy at the beautiful set-ups of these strangers. But what if we told you that you could make your wildest dreams come true?
We at Synced are launching a new experiential desk set-up, featuring some of the best brands in the space, just for you to experience. Take a look at some of the products we've curated - and if something catches your eye, come down to our store to try it out for yourself here.
#1: Desk Essentials
#2: Desk Accessories
#3: Desk Enhancements
#1 Desk Essentials
When talking about desk set-ups, we have to touch on your personal health and wellness. As many of us have undoubtedly experienced, the time spent at our desks is often spent hunched over for hours, leaving us with cramps in our necks, backs and wrists. Left unchecked for long periods of time, such habits can lead to irreversible adverse effects on our health. Thus, we have some upgrades to your set-up to recommend.
Everdesk+ Max Adjustable Standing Desk
Standing desks are all the rage nowadays - and for good reason. Standing desks help promote good circulation in our bodies, and also reduce the risk of shoulder and back pain, as well as lower blood sugar levels. For those worried about standing too long, the Everdesk+ Max Standing Desk also comes with a Health Coach function that will remind you to take a seat at pre-programmed intervals.
The Everdesk+ Max Standing Desk really is one of the most affordable standing desks you can get for its high quality. With a zero wobble structure, no matter how much you shake it, it will not wobble much. This is especially useful if you live in environments that are less conducive, as you can ensure that even if the world was falling apart around you, your Everdesk+ Max Standing Desk will remain your rock in the storm.
Furthermore, the Everdesk+ Max Standing Desk also features the Gyroaxis Anti-Collision system, which automatically detects obstacles when the desk is moving up or down and forces the desk to stop before any damage is done. Additionally, when moving, the desk is extraordinarily quiet, and will not surpass 50dB of sound. That's quieter than a regular conversation!
While this may be uncharted territory for many, there is absolutely no downside to trying out a standing desk, especially one as good as the Everdesk+ Max Standing Desk. So why not shop the Everdesk+ Max Standing Desk here today?
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Ergotune Supreme Ergonomic Chair
For anyone who spends long hours at their desk, you would understand the absolute importance of a good office chair. The list of things to watch out for goes on - good back and neck support, a comfortable seat, easy mobility, etc. Even with all, there is to note, the Ergotune Supreme Ergonomic Chair blows it out of the water.
Firstly, the chair is made of Duraweave hybrid mesh. This encourages breathability as the mesh does not trap heat, allowing for a comfortable sitting experience no matter how long you remain glued to your chair. This is especially useful for those of us in Singapore, considering how intolerable the heat can be sometimes. Furthermore, the material provides good support for your bottom and is firm without being excessively uncomfortable.
The Ergotune Supreme's headrest can also be easily adjusted in terms of tilt and height so that you achieve maximum comfort. If you need a break from your screen, you can simply tilt your head back and enjoy a much-needed respite. Furthermore, the Ergotune Supreme Ergonomic Chair also features something called Auto Tuning Lumbar Area Support - this means that the chair is designed to follow the natural arc of your lower back, providing good support and ensuring that you maintain good posture.
All in all, the Ergotune Supreme Ergonomic Chair is an affordable and high-quality upgrade to consider, especially for the health benefits it will bring. If this piques your interest, shop the Ergotune Supreme Ergonomic Chair here.
Ergonomic office chair
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Prism+ X270 Curved Gaming Monitor
Allow us to describe what we're sure is a universal experience. You're typing out your fifth report of the day. You're tired, and can't wait to turn in for the day, but the words on your screen are blurring and you've lost focus. You've spent so long squinting at your screen that you're almost certain your back has permanently re-shaped itself into a hunchback position, and you're pretty sure that ache in your neck isn't going to go away anytime soon. Sounds familiar? This is where the Prism+ X720 Curved Gaming Monitor comes in.
Firstly, why a curved monitor? Well, a curved monitor fills up more of your peripheral vision, reducing eye strain. Furthermore, the curved surface increases your field of view, providing a more immersive experience. For those who would like to use their monitor for leisure purposes as well, this is especially useful.
With a 165Hz refresh rate and a lightning-fast response time of 1ms, you'll never miss a single frame of what you're doing, whether it be playing your favourite movies or indulging in your favourite games. Furthermore, the Prism+ X720 Curved Gaming Monitor also features a 1920 x 1080 resolution, ensuring crisp graphics, as well as adjustable blue light emission and a flicker-free panel to ensure that your eyesight and comfort are not compromised.
If this sounds like an upgrade for you, shop the Prism+ X270 Curved Gaming Monitor here!
Curved gaming monitor
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Logitech MX Master 3
Logitech MX Master 3
When it comes to ergonomic design, the Logitech MX Master 3 blows it out of the water. The Master 3 comes with a bump at the palm rest to provide support to your hand, and also features a thumb wing so that your fingers may rest in a comfortable position. Additionally, the palm and side grips are rubberised, preventing those pesky instances where a build-up of palm sweat causes your hand to slide around on your computer mouse.
Furthermore, the Logitech MX Master 3 comes with eight buttons. The "main" buttons featured would be the regular two-click panels, scroll wheel, and an additional button below the scroll wheel to allow you to toggle between precision scrolling and free-wheeling. The side has two macro buttons, an additional scroll wheel, and a final button that acts somewhat like a keyboard's function key. Despite all this, the Master 3 does not compromise on user-friendliness, with all the buttons within easy reach.
Finally, the Logitech MX Master 3 is also said to be optimised to work on any surface - even glass! Hence, no matter where you're working from, you can count on the Master 3 having your back.
Overall, the Logitech MX Master 3 is one of the best choices out there for a better ergonomic computer mouse. Although it does lean slightly pricier, it definitely is worth every penny. If this sounds like it's a good fit for you, you can shop the Logitech MX Master 3 here.
Logitech MX Keys Wireless Keyboard
Logitech MX Keys Wireless Keyboard
Another excellent option for a wireless keyboard would be the Logitech MX Keys. A sleek, powerful-looking full-size keyboard, you are sure to impress with this crowning your desk.
The first thing that you will notice about the Logitech MX Keys is how modern-looking it is. Despite its array of keys, the MX Keys is very slim and easy to carry. However, some users have noted that due to how flat it is, your wrists may experience a level of discomfort when typing. To remedy this, Logitech also offers an add-on wrist rest that is padded with memory foam - so if this is a concern for you, you may rest assured that Logitech has taken that into consideration.
Furthermore, the Logitech MX Keys features environment-aware backlighting. What exactly does this mean? Well, firstly, the MX Keys can sense when your fingers are near or far from the keys, and will activate or deactivate the backlight accordingly. This means that for those who tend to forget to turn off the backlight, resulting in battery drain, you may rest assured. Next, the Logitech MX keys also takes into account the surrounding lighting, and will adjust the intensity of the backlight appropriately.
The Logitech MX Keys is also capable of syncing with up to three devices at one time - and even promises up to 10 days of battery life with the use of backlight and such powerful syncing capabilities. Manage your wireless connections and backlight usage carefully, and Logitech even claims that the MX Keys can offer up to 5 months of battery life. Hence, you can rest easy knowing that Logitech has covered all its bases.
If this sounds like the keyboard for you, you can shop the Logitech MX Keys Wireless Keyboard here.
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Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam
Logitech C922 Pro Stream
In recent years, streaming has seen a large boom both in professional and recreational areas, with live-streaming becoming an increasingly lucrative form of revenue. Thus, having a professional webcam has become somewhat of an essential for people of all walks of life. Hence, we recommend the Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam.
At 0.16 kg, the Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam is outstandingly lightweight and inobtrusive - despite the quality of its streaming, it's a relatively small-sized webcam that will not make you feel self-conscious while streaming. If you would prefer to display a different angle while streaming as compared to the traditional frontal view, the Logitech C922 Webcam also comes with a tripod for you to mount your webcam on.
When it comes to streaming quality, regardless of video or audio quality, the Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam delivers on all fronts. At 1080p, the Logitech C922 streams at a respectable 30fps, whereas at 720p, the webcam streams at 60fps. With a full HD five element glass lens, auto-focus and light correction, you can be certain that your video will be captured at pristine quality. Furthermore, the Logitech C922 Webcam has dual omnidirectional microphones, ensuring that your voice will be projected clearly with no distortion.
Retailing at an affordable price, if this feels like the pick for you, shop the Logitech C922 Webcam here.
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Logitech Z407 Computer Speakers
Logitech Z407 Computer Speakers
Music can heal, and this is especially so with a good pair of computer speakers. However, speakers are often costly, which is a major consideration for most. This is where the Logitech Z407 comes in - not only is it kind to your wallet, it is kind to your ears. When it comes to computer speakers, this is the upgrade for you.
Naturally, the star of the show when it comes to the Logitech Z407 would be the dual satellite speakers. Despite how compact the Logitech Z407 speakers are, these speakers still deliver rich, balanced sound with a solid bass line. Thus, you can be sure that you'll be rocking out to your favourite tunes at high quality.
The Logitech Z407 also comes with detachable stands that can be attached to the base of the speakers, allowing you to either tilt the speakers or keep them upright depending on your preference. This allows you to tailor your listening experience in a manner that is best aligned with how your ears are positioned.
Overall, for its price, the Logitech Z407 truly is one of the most well-rounded speakers you can find, and is a definite upgrade for you desk. If this sounds like the right fit for you, shop the Logitech Z407 here.
#2 Desk Accessories
You can't have a desk set-up with an empty desk - and that's where our favourite desk accessories come in. These accessories will not only add a little more oomph to your experience through the introduction of smart technology but also add a subtle bit of flair to your desk.
Native Union Block Wireless Charger
Bearing a close resemblance to a CD table, the Native Union Block Wireless Charger certainly is a sleek artisanal piece to keep in your home. Designed in conjunction with Tom Dixon, the Native Union Block Wireless Charger is available in both silver and black, ensuring that it'll fit right in with your modern home accessories.
Featuring a transparent charging pad, tech geeks can get the chance to see how the coils that allow Qi wireless charging to work look like - and it certainly does add a unique flair to the overall design! While the Native Union Block Wireless Charger isn't able to accommodate multiple devices at once, it does support all Qi-compatible devices and can charge at a speed up to 10W.
Upgrade your desk setup with a charging experience that is seamless and convenient. Keep messy cables out of the way and maximise for full focus and productivity. Shop the Native Union Block Wireless Charger here.
Native Union Block
Luxury wireless charger
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Neo Smartpen M1+
As we move into the digital age, it has become more of a struggle to decide whether traditional or digital modes of writing suit us better. For many, the feeling of pen or paper is irreplaceable - yet, the convenience of digital notes cannot be denied. This is where the Neo Smartpen M1+ comes in.
On the surface, the Neo Smartpen M1+ looks like a regular pen, and for all intents and purposes, functions as one. You are just as capable of writing down your notes normally using the Neo Smartpen M1+. However, what's special about this pen is that it automatically transcribes your notes for you. By writing on the N Notebook, which contains specially treated Ncode paper, the Neo Smartpen M1+ automatically picks up on what you're writing and transcribes it to the Neo Notes app for you without any extra fuss. Thus, you can enjoy both a hard and soft copy of your notes - even in different languages!
Within the app, you can also change the colour and thickness fo your writing, for anyone looking to further spruce up their digital notes. Furthermore, if you're looking for a specific piece of information, the Neo Smartpen M1+ can also help you to search for it easily once transcribed. This means that you can now say goodbye to flipping through pages and pages in a panic.
Does this seem like a good fit for your needs? Shop the Neo Smartpen M1+ here.
#3 Desk Enhancements
The first thing that we have to talk about would be smart lighting. The ambience is heavily influenced by lighting, and you simply can't go wrong with our picks for the best smart lighting. Whether you prefer a softer mood lighting or a more intense futuristic look, these RGB lighting choices have you covered.
The Nanoleaf Shapes combines form and function into a stunning package sure to make your guests ooh and aah at your set-up. From the traditional Hexagons to the recently added Triangles and Mini-Triangles, these smart lights are some of the best out there for wall decor.
Consisting of nine flat panels and seven tile linkers, you can plan out and arrange your smart lights however you'd like to fit the aesthetic of your set-up. However, the true beauty of the Nanoleaf Shapes lies in its colours, with over 16 million colours for you to customise your lights with. Beyond the standard light customisation, the Nanoleaf Shapes also features a function known as Rhythm Scenes, which syncs to your music to create your very own disco at home. The ambience in your home will never be the same again!
The Nanoleaf Shapes can also be paired with voice assistant technology such as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to further optimise your experience, making it an excellent smart lighting choice. Shop the Nanoleaf Shapes here.
Smart modular wall lights
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Philips Hue Play
Where the Nanoleaf Shapes are a beautiful design addition to your desk set-up, with plenty of room for you to experiment, the Philips Hue Play light bars take a more classic approach.
These light bars can act as standalone lights and can be placed horizontally or vertically to direct light to the spot you desire. This allows you to create more natural custom lighting, with soft light splashed across the section of your set-up that you would like to highlight. It is also possible to set up "scenes" and "routines" with your Philips Hue Play light bars - in other words, adjusting the colour, brightness and temperature of your lighting, and even customising it to change the lighting depending on what time of day you'd like. For instance, perhaps you would enjoy more intense lighting while playing games but would prefer softer lighting for when you need to focus on work. Rather than manually tweak your lighting every time, you can programme the Philips Hue Play to do it for you.
Finally, similar to the Nanoleaf Shapes, the Philips Hue Play is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, with the addition of Apple HomeKit. You can't go wrong with this smart lighting choice either! Shop the Philips Hue Play here.
The desk is where most of us spend the majority of our days, regardless of whether we're students or working adults. Thus, having a conducive desk environment is integral not only for our products but also for our emotional wellbeing. Why not take the first step to spruce up your desk?
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Anyone who spends long hours engaging in wrist-intensive activities are familiar with these two dreaded words - carpal tunnel. Unfortunately, for those who have to use their computer mice for extended periods of time, the positioning of one's hand on a mouse opens up room for this condition, as well as other long-term damage. Thus, the Swiftpoint Propoint Wireless Ergonomic Mouse seeks to remedy this.
While perhaps not the most aesthetic of computer mice, the design of the Swiftpoint Propoint Wireless Ergonomic Mouse is deliberately engineered to minimise damage to your hands. Rather than a traditional claw grip, which places strain on your wrist, the Propoint adopts a grip that is more reminiscent of a pen grip, allowing for a more natural grip. At the same time, the Propoint is not excessively tall, preventing you from accidentally knocking it over as you engage in your activities.
What's unique about the Swiftpoint Propoint Wireless Ergonomic Mouse is its tilt gestures - by assigning gestures to specific actions, you can easily shuffle between tabs, or for those more acquainted with graphic design, you can move from section to section in a more efficient manner. Furthermore, the Swiftpoint Propoint Wireless Ergonomic Mouse also works as a presenter, allowing you to make use of a virtual laser pointer and even draw on your screen. As can be seen, no matter your profession, the Swiftpoint Propoint Wireless Ergonomic Mouse is sure to be a good fit for you.
Convinced? Shop the Swiftpoint Propoint Wireless Ergonomic Mouse here.
Brydge 10.2 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
Wireless keyboards have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, with many users opting to purchase said keyboards to pair with their tablets, or to allow for a better typing experience when used with their laptops. If you're someone similarly considering a wireless keyboard, you can't go wrong with the Brydge 10.2 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard.
The greatest point of note about the Brydge 10.2 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard would be its build quality. We've all has nasty experiences with flimsy keyboards, but the Brydge is not of them. Made of solid aluminium with metal hinges, you can be assured that your Brydge keyboard will be able to withstand a few hard knocks without too much concern.
Design-wise, the Brydge 10.2 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard is very reminiscent of the keyboard of an Apple Macbook Pro, even down to how it types. Thus, for those who might not have the budget to buy a Macbook Pro, you may consider pairing one of your tablets with the Brydge 10.2 for a similar experience. The keyboard also has three backlight settings, which is useful should you have to carry it around with you to differently-lit places. Finally, the Brydge 10.2 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard is estimated to last for 12 months with daily usage of 2 hours without backlight.
If this sounds like what you need, shop the Brydge 10.2 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard here.