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Working from home often means traveling around as well; often at your own expense. The trouble is that often you need to access the Web but can't find a hotspot without either forking out money for it, or discovering one that is fast enough. And if you rely on Starbucks and their Web speedy Web connection, you might need to do some work in private. Just think what your colleagues at the CIA would think about it.
What you need is a personal Wi-Fi hotspot. A Mi-Fi device connects to the cellular network under a pre-approved tariff, and allows you (and only you) to connect to it. It doesn't include any fiddly wires, and more often it's a case of 'plug-and-play' -- or whatever the wireless equivalent is.
With wires trailing all over your desk, you will soon be overcome with wire-madness. It's one of the many reasons why I try and keep my working-from-home office desk as clutter-free as possible by taking advantage of wireless technology. From a wireless Apple keyboard and a wireless Apple Trackpad (I use a Mac, if that didn't give the game away), and wireless headphones, it saves on a lot of hassle.
But for the necessary wires, you can keep them fixed and out of the way. These small adhesive pads clip wires in place on your desk, and keep unsightly cables out of sight or in a fixed location. Again, it's one of those things you will probably never notice again, but something you will never be able to live without.
This has been an utter lifesaver. You can have as many devices as you have, and more plugs and wires trailing across your desk, and taking up valuable multi-socket space. The logical next step is to ditch all of your chargers and to replace them with one, unified device.
It plugs in by USB -- which you should now have at least one spare -- and you can charge all of your devices. It supports BlackBerrys, iPhones, even Nokias, Samsungs and that magic European standard, micro-USB. Granted, you can't charge all of your devices at the same time, but it's a handy piece of kit to have on hand.
Source: USB Fever.