Coffitivity brings the coffee shop to you
Have you ever loaded up your laptop or tablet and headed to the coffee shop, just to get the ambiance? There is nothing better than a little background noise to help you feel more creative and productive. If the room is completely silent, the mind tends to wander to what you need to do when you get off work, the fight you had with a friend earlier in the day, or the millions of other things you need to do, but have not finished yet. And if there is too much noise in the room, you cannot focus at all, become easily frustrated, and lose your train of thought.
But, if you can find a happy medium between the two extremes, some little hum of background noise, you find yourself working a bit easier. And that feeling is only a click away with Coffitivity.
Why a coffee shop for background noise?
Justin Kauszler, founder and developer of Coffitivity said that he and his team members had been in and out of coffee shops and were getting quite a bit of work done, but “when he returned to his regular work space, in a subdued and sterile office, his productivity took a nose-dive.”
When his boss rejected his request to leave the office and work from a coffee shop, he and his colleagues decided that they would bring their favorite coffeehouses right to their computers. And it is not just his experience he relied on for the founding of Coffitivity; he has scientific research to back it up.
In a study published in the December 2012 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research, researchers determined that a moderate level of ambient noise (70 decibels) enhanced productivity on creative tasks when compared to both lower noise levels (50 decibels) and higher levels of noise (85 decibels). This could explain why Kauszler produced better work in the coffee shop than at his desk.
A customizable ambient environment
Since you can adjust the volume on Coffitivity, as well as play your own music along with it, you can have a fully customizable, enjoyable, ambient environment. This is definitely a benefit over a traditional coffee shop. Plus, you do not have to leave your office to take advantage of it. You can increase your productivity without leaving the building and your boss will never know it is thanks for Coffitivity.
Coffitivity says it is “just enough noise to work,” and it lives up to that motto. They are currently developing an iOS/Mac app. You can sign up for updates on the development through the website.