TUCSON, Ariz. - If you’re suddenly working from home, or if your kids are trying distance learning for the first time, you might be facing a few new challenges.
Problem one: A lack of privacy.
“If you’re working from home and you’re not alone, you might want to try a pair of noise-cancelling headphones," says Consumer Reports Tech Editor, Bree Fowler.
Monoprice has a pair of $50 headphones that have a microphone for calls and video conferences. They deliver excellent active noise reduction and very good sound quality.
Problem two: The old printer isn’t up to this new challenge.
“If you’re already thinking about getting a new printer, now may be the time," says Fowler.
And then there’s problem three: too many people sharing too little bandwidth.
“If your house is suddenly full and everybody needs fast, reliable WiFi, it may be time for a router upgrade," says Consumer Reports Tech Editor, Nicholas DeLeon.
Consumer Reports recommends you make a strong password for your router and always keep the firmware up to date, in an effort to secure your digital privacy.