Block Out the Noise
With the distractions inherent in working from home (WFH, for the acronym-inclined), it’s helpful to have tools that can block it all out. If you’ve never tried noise-cancelling headphones, now may be the time. You can easily spend upwards of $300 on a top-shelf model, but there are excellent alternatives. Our pick is the Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2. Bluetooth connectivity means no wires. They are slim in design, comfortable in fit. Audio is clean, and noise cancellation technology is effective (won’t match Bose, though). Controls on the outside of the earcups enable playback, volume control, noise cancellation control (3 settings), and phone call management. Sensors pause your music when you take off the set or answer a call. 24-hour battery life. Approximately $135 on Amazon.