We compiled a list of some of the most searched for and sought after items that have been trending during the coronavirus pandemic!
Blue Light Glasses
We have all heard the rumors that Blue Light Glasses help cut down on the amount of harmful blue light hitting your eyes throughout the day. With an increase in screen time due to people going out less, folks are looking to use blue light glasses with much regular consistency to help combat this screen time surge.
Resistance Bands and Dumbbells
For many, the gym was more than just a place to go workout every once and awhile. It was their second home. Their favorite place to go de-stress after a long day at work. Now, many gyms and clubs are closed, making people need to resort to online workouts and in-home exercise.
The nail industry is a lot larger than many of us had previously thought. With salons and nail parlors closed much of the last month, the nail industry online has seen a huge surge in orders.
Neon lights so that you can make your TikTok video as ticking and as toking as possible!
Very useful for streaming services such as Twitch, or for making your Zoom background the image of that Hawaiian beach you wish you were at right now.
Like many economic depressions of the past, art and musical genius were discovered during those eras. Looks like some have managed to stop TickToking for a couple of minutes to rediscover the love of painting and traditional art styles.
It wasn’t that long ago that we would see our fellow humans hoarding enough toilet paper that their great-grandchildren might have a roll or two left when the time comes. Unfortunately, this hoarding still hasn’t let up as much as it should have by this point.
A great alternative to freezing loaves of bread, why not just make it yourself! Bread makers, and yeast purchases for that matter, have seen a huge upsurge in purchasing and online searches.
Many people who had standing desks at work have since made the migration home during the pandemic, resulting in many needing a new desk for their home.
Some historians will look back on this time and call it, “The Lost Year.” Others may call it, “The Year of the Zoom Call.” Either way, this year has been strange so far. Having microphones and webcams to help out in times like these to connect with our coworkers, friends, and family has been much needed.
In the same vein as number two, many people who used to use workout facilities and yoga studios as their exercise are now converting their home living rooms into workout spaces.
Many parents will look back on this year and think about how their Spring break morphed into a Summer break that never really ended. Two months ago, we were talking about extending Spring break. Now, schools around the world are bracing for school to not be back in session until next September at the earliest. Sidewalk chalk trending on search engines is a major indicator of parents looking to keep their kids active and busy during these times.
Much like the latter, it's Spring and we need fun stuff for our kids to do!
Puzzles are a dinosaur of yesteryear that has managed to survive the digital age boom. Puzzles have always entranced humans, and it looks like people are stocking up on these when they need a detachment from their iPhone games during this pandemic.
For many of us, our laptops were there to supplement our work. We would work from our office PC all day, and if something was needed in the evening or weekend, we’d log into our laptops to get some quick work done. Now, many of us are using those laptops as our main source of work. Peripheral devices, like mice, are needed for faster and more efficient work at home.
Extra PC Monitor
When working remotely, a workflow is vitally important. If you were using two monitors at your office, and then you come home to a small laptop monitor and nothing else, your workflow will suffer. Many people are snatching up a monitor for home, to help with efficiency.
The Nintendo Switch has become one of the most popular consoles of all time. It brings so much to the table - portability, vast game selection, amazing multiplayer games, and yes, Animal Crossing. Switches are sold out in many places, read this Bloomberg article
to find out more about this crazy situation!
Webcams have seen a surge in use due to, yes, Zoom meetings. At the end of this whole thing, we’ll only know how to communicate through Zoom and TikTok. Mark my words.
Pet Supplies and Treats
We’re spending more time than ever with our pet pals, and many of them love it! People are spoiling their furry friends more than ever before - the numbers show that!
We’re all looking for ways to be more active during these times and smart watches are great ways to keep you motivated. Using apps like Strava in conjunction with your smartwatch will allow you to track your workouts/cardio and help make sure that you’re staying on top of your fitness routine.
What's something that you have been buying more of in these times? Let us know in the comments!
Stay safe, and give your cat or dog an extra treat from Team Inked!