How to Work on a Laptop in Direct Sunlight?
Nothing prevents you from teleworking outside to take advantage of the good weather. This is the perfect opportunity to sunbathe while working, studying from your laptop.
However, not all computer models are designed for outdoor use. Indeed, in direct sunlight, you will probably have a hard time distinguishing what is displayed on some screens, not to mention the fact that your device might tend to overheat.
To help you make your computer screen readable and thus stay productive, here are 5 recommendations.
Prepare your work environment
Whether you are working indoors or outdoors, it is essential to be correctly installed and in a suitable manner.
For this, we advise you to put your computer on a solid and stable surface, such as your garden table or on a support, for example.
It is also important to us that you choose a place in which you will feel comfortable for 8 hours or more.
The idea of sitting in the sun is appealing, but you should prefer a shady spot. So neither you nor your laptop will feel the negative effects of a long time spent in the heat.
Adjust your brightness
Most laptops automatically adjust their brightness according to the ambient light, however, the result is not always reliable.
To make sure the configuration is correct, in Windows, go to Settings → System → Display and then enable the Adjust brightness level option.
On Mac, go to Apple → System Preferences → Monitor and drag the brightness slider.
You can also turn on High Contrast mode on your PC, it inverts colors and makes your text stand out more. To do this, go to Settings → Ease of Access and in the menu on the left, click on the High Contrast tab.
From macOS, go back to System Preferences → Accessibility → Display, then check the box next to Invert Colors.
Both operating systems offer various customization options from these menus.
Take steps to reduce glare
With the improvement in display technology, most manufacturers have replaced matte models with much more reflective glosses.
However, if you’re not in the market for a new device, there are other ways you can reduce glare.
For example, take a screen protector, it will prevent your shiny screen from being reflective.
For a complete solution, use a computer sunshade, such as the BeMatik cabin or the iCap Notebooktent.
Regularly used by sports photographers, they can protect your laptop from all the elements encountered in an outdoor environment.
You can also reuse cardboard to cover the top and sides of your laptop.
Fill up the battery
After a full charge, most computers last a whole day.
So make sure your battery is at peak capacity, so you don’t have to walk near an outlet later in the day.
Besides eye protection, better visibility is one of the main benefits of wearing sunglasses. So it goes without saying that they are essential when working outdoors.
If you usually wear glasses, Tuknon’s adaptive and anti-blue light lenses are a great way to switch to an outdoor ambiance, without affecting your vision.