Here's All The Gear You Need To Ace Those Online Meetings
You don't always have to use your laptop for your Zoom calls. Your phone can, in fact, make the whole process much easier. Think about it. Your phone's more likely to have a better camera, video quality and mic - which means you can free up your laptop to take down notes, present your points or just check out stuff. All you need is an adjustable tripod to keep your phone steady, and you're set.
Headphones & Microphones
While we have our camera and lighting sorted, audio is equally important for online meetings. Background noise and audio cutting in and out is just a pain, and it's probably those mediocre laptop microphones that are to be blamed for this. And even though some webcams have microphones, a good pair of headphones with mic will go a long way to make sure you have a seamless video call. While there are plenty of options, we recommend the Sennheiser PC 8 Over-Ear USB VOIP headphone with mic and the Rhobos Collar Mike. Both offer great audio pickup and are fairly budget.
Laptop Cooling Pad
Now that we're all clocking more hours on our laptops, it's smart to invest in a good cooling pad. While it does not directly affect the quality of your online meeting, having a cooling pad will help keep your laptop's fans from whirring and reducing your multitasking options to zero while you're on call. Not to mention, it also extends the life of your laptop. And you only have to pay a small price for it. We highly recommend Tarkan dual-fan cooling pad and Zebronics ZEB-NC1200.