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7 gear and equipment upgrades to make in 2022

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With another year of working hard to create valuable, game-changing content and working towards your goals of succeeding at being an entrepreneur under your belt, now is the time to start thinking about leveling up in 2022. Whether you’re looking to enhance your visuals or work more efficiently, there’s always room for improvement. Here are a few home studio equipment upgrades you should consider making in 2022 to bring your content to yet another level.

SD Card Reader For iPhone/Android, $14.99

You probably wish you could edit photos and videos taken on your camera on your smartphone from time to time. Guess what, you absolutely can. An SD reader for your mobile device should be on your home studio equipment wish list. Considering we’re editing content more on-the-go from mobile devices (especially on platforms such as Instagram Reels and TikTok), it makes sense to have the option of taking content directly from your camera to your mobile device in a flash. 

SanDisk Extreme 256GB SDXC UHS-I Memory Card, $57.99 

When it comes to memory cards, bigger is better. Nothing is more stressful than running out of space on your SD card when you’re in the middle of shooting great content. In 2022, make the leap to getting a large memory card that you can fill with your creations without running out of space every few business days. This is an essential piece to your home studio equipment kit.

Lepow 15.6 Inch Full HD Portable Monitor, $219.99

If you ever find yourself opening a million windows when working on just one project on your laptop, you’re not alone. One home studio equipment upgrade that can increase productivity is a portable monitor. Sometimes working on two screens may be helpful for course creators. A portable monitor will give you twice as much screen space and allow you to seamlessly go back and forth between different windows if you must use them simultaneously to get your work done. 

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens, $125.99

If you’re still working with the kit lens from your camera, you may want to consider upgrading to a new lens to enhance your content (instead of a whole new camera). A 50mm prime camera lenses dubbed “nifty fifty” by the pros is often noted as a must-have camera lens for creators of any experience due to its versatility and overall image and video quality. They’re also typically pretty affordable to add to your collection compared to some other more advanced lenses. 

LEKVEY Vertical Wireless Rechargeable Ergonomic Mouse, $24.99

If you plan on creating a lot of content in the new year (and we’re certain you are), an ergonomic mouse is one of those things that you need but may have never thought of. Clicking and scrolling with your regular mouse or trackpad can lead to discomfort in your hands and wrist, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. An ergonomic mouse forces your hands, elbow, wrists, and arms into a natural position that reduces the stress put on these areas of your body. Create content by all means—but don’t put your body in distress while you’re doing it. 

COMHOMA Folding Desk Foldable Computer Desk, $59.99

If you don’t quite have the space for a home office or work corner, optimizing space is always on your to-do list. A great way to create a temporary workspace is to start with a foldable computer desk. In addition to being an excellent option for creators who may not quite have the space to build an at-home office, this makes working from wherever in your home possible. So if you’re writing one day and creating food-related content in the kitchen the next, you have a desk that allows you to work on the task at hand from anywhere you are and fold it away when it’s no longer needed. 

WD Easystore 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, from $84.99 ( $47.99 current sale price) 

Imagine this: Your computer is destroyed, and all the projects you’ve been working on are completely gone. We’d hate for that to happen to you, but we’d be telling a lie if we said it wasn’t possible. An essential home studio equipment upgrade is a dependable hard drive. Make backing up your computer on an external hard drive a regular maintenance item, so you never have to worry about all of your hard work disappearing in a flash.

Author: Mika Robinson, Mika is a NYC-based lifestyle blogger and freelance writer. When she’s not creating content on her blog, astoldbymika.com, she’s somewhere in the digisphere writing content for your favorite platforms and go-to brands.