All around the world, parents, students and professionals alike are adjusting to a new reality that involves strict quarantine, social distancing and work from home measures.

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people lead their day-to-day lives. Schools are shutdown, as are offices, social spaces and gyms (to name a few), dictating that everything now has to take place at home. One of the biggest challenges is to create a dedicated workspace that keeps you motived, productive and enhances the overall indoor experience.

If you find yourself struggling to work, study or stay active remotely, a HARMAN product may be able to enhance your experience. We have a wide range of products and technologies that can elevate your at-home experience to meet this new reality.

 Podcasting & Noise Cancelling Products that Guarantee a Professional Setup

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A new generation of technologies helps bring employees who work in distant locations into the day-to-day give-and-take of the office. Modern conferencing tools such as Skype, Zoom and WebEx make it seamless to collaborate as if you’re all in the same room. Now more than ever, to communicate effectively, you need to hear and be heard clearly.

Whether you want to give your presentations a creative edge or take your podcasting capabilities to the next level, professionals, teachers and managers alike could sound impressive with the AKG Podcaster Essentials Bundle (available in North America). The kit transforms an individual’s home workspace into a broadcast-quality production studio. Featuring an AKG Lyra USB microphone, AKG K371 professional headphones (also available globally and sold separately) and a full accessory set, including a USB, headphone cables and a headphone splitter, the bundle also comes equipped with an Ableton Live 10 Lite audio-production software and a free recording course at Berklee Online, an online extension school of the Berklee College of Music.

Its likely professionals working remotely during times like these aren’t the only ones at home. Professionals working from home will likely find the need for having a great pair of noise cancelling headphones to drown out the sounds around them so they can stay focused on their work. From noise-cancelling technology that blocks-out ambient sound, to easy access to Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa with a tap on the ear cup, the JBL’s LIVE 650 BT helps workers stay productive.

Make Powerful Sound Your Very Own Personal Trainer

Many fitness enthusiasts may find it challenging to stay active with their local health club, gym, or exercise studio closed and limited access to outdoor spaces, but with the right workout companions, staying fit can be easier.

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Athletes and weekend warriors  can  amplify their run and get lost in their workout playlist with the Under Armor True Wireless Buds, the first wireless and waterproof earbuds designed specifically for runners and infused with JBL quality sound. For the consumers who prefer wired, sweat proof in-ear headphones, the JBL Endurance Run headphones are lightweight and ergonomically built to ensure secure fit and stability, regardless of the nature of the workout.

Let’s face it, running outdoors isn’t for everyone. For those  looking to scorch some calories in their living rooms or backyards, a sophisticated Bluetooth speaker that delivers exceptional sound and hard hitting bass like the JBL Boombox or JBL Flip, can be the best motivator to get in a solid workout at home.

Technologies for Masters of Learning

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Students stuck at home in close and noisy quarters can appreciate comfortable headphones to keep out the noise and keep them focused during their virtual classes. Safe, lightweight and sized for kids, the JBL JR300 and JBL JR300BT wireless headphones are specially crafted to bring legendary JBL sound and fun to even the youngest music enthusiasts and scholars. Parents can rest assured that their children are safe with these kid-friendly headphones, as they’re designed with a volume limit below 85dB.

Quality at-home education isn’t important for kids alone. To help audio, video, and lighting industry professionals connect and sharpen their skill sets from home, HARMAN Professional Solutions too recently announced its new HARMAN Pro University Learning Sessions online workshop series. Featuring tips and tricks from industry experts and in-depth product and solution webinars from our own specialists, the free series of webinars provides professionals with a way to learn away from the office.

Immersive Audio to Win the Video Gaming Experience

At the end of each day when virtual classes are complete, professionals have checked off their deliverables, and fitness enthusiast have completed their workouts, it’s important to relax. Some will want to get lost in their favorite book, and some will want to fire up their favorite video game with JBL’s Quantum Gaming Headset, the first ever JBL headsets designed exclusively for gamers.

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From the thrill of tracking enemies to engaging in epic online video game battles with friends and players around the world, the JBL QUANTUM range amplifies victories with a sound experience that transforms each headset into a crown for the everyday champion. Advances in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are revolutionizing the gaming experience for both adults and kids and these headset feature JBL’s legendary sound with the world’s most advanced audio technologies including head tracking.

Even if you don't have a ton of space or a dedicated room to turn into a home office or mini-gym; there are countless ways to create a comfortable and productive at-home setup to work better, learn, play, and get inspired for a workout.