Let's paint a picture: You stood on the platform as three fully packed trains drove past. The fourth comes and has just enough space for you to push yourself uncomfortably. You stand squeezed between people and try to keep your balance while the train rattles because you can't hold on anywhere.
Or how about this: You left on time – even early! But a sea of brake lights awaits you on the highway in front of you. You get stuck and your fear grows as the clock ticks closer to the time you are supposed to work.
We're talking about wonderful daily commuting, guys.
Commuting is arguably the worst of the day, whether you're traveling by public transportation or spending time in your car, on a bike, or on foot. Commuters make people unhappy and there is data to back it up.
Regardless of how you travel, you have to deal with other people or traffic, transport all important things of your work to and from the office, and travel while you are traveling. I would rather sleep. And the commuting times are getting longer. Woof.
However, there are ways to make your commute more comfortable – or at least less terrible. Queue a killer playlist or have your favorite podcast ready, spend time meditating or thinking, read a book if you can – plan ahead to fill the time doing things that distract you from the fact that you're sitting on a crowded train or in a long line of creeping traffic. Just don't drive distracted, because that's dangerous and stupid!
In addition to activities, there are also some important products that you need to improve your commuting.
We found some great headphones to drown out people around you (please don't wear them while you drive), a spacious backpack with a compartment for practically anything you can think of, and a cool one Car holder that works wirelessly charges your Qi-compatible phone (you can use this while driving).
And if you are someone who actually enjoys your commuting, then a big compliment to you! You can still buy these products to solve common commuting problems and make your time even better.
Problem 1: You are surrounded by distracting noises.
SOLUTION: A pair of noise-blocking headphones with Google Assistant built into
PRICE: $ 169
With public transport you are almost guaranteed to be surrounded by disturbing noises. Block other people's music, conversations, and body noises with Marshall Major III Voice headphones.
These headphones offer such excellent sound quality that you will forget everyone around you. Just press and hold the voice button and Google Assistant will play your favorite playlist, read text messages, or give you instructions without having to touch your phone. (For more suggestions on which noise canceling headphones you should buy, see our manual here.)
Issue 2: You have a lot to wear
SOLUTION: A backpack with an organizational background Fan
PRICE: $ 199.95
Finding a good professional backpack is a more difficult task than it should be. You want something that includes your laptop and everything else you need to work but doesn't make you look like a stupid newbie. Look no further than the Incase Icon Backpack. (If you need more suggestions, check out our summary of the best laptop bags here.)
This bag has a laptop compartment for machines up to 15 inches, plus a whole range of compartments for pens, charging cables, glasses and accessories, whatever Otherwise you have to take it to the office. The only downside is that there is no open side pocket for a water bottle, but there are many other places you can keep one.
Problem 3: You need to put your phone somewhere
SOLUTION: A wireless car charger phone holder
PRICE: $ 59
Having Google Maps or Spotify available without having to look for your phone is critical to good commuting. This phone holder and the charger from Totallee keep an eye on your Qi-compatible mobile device and charge it at the same time.
The mount automatically grabs your phone so you don't have to make any manual adjustments. The charger must be connected to your car via USB so that the charger itself is not completely wireless. However, your phone does not need to be connected to a cable if it is Qi compatible. The bracket is attached to your car via the ventilation slots.