Many of our favorite home office staples have become impossible to buy online after working from home became mainstream last year. But now our favorite webcams, monitors and USB microphones are back in stock with no long delays. These peripherals, accessories and services can enhance your home office setup and enhance the remote working experience.
The essentials for a remote worker are obvious: a full-size keyboard, a wireless mouse and an external monitor . But there are a handful of other amenities - d 'a suitable office at blue light blocking glasses to a good pair of noise canceling headphones - which can make your workday less frustrating, more productive, and quite comfortable. Our recommendations for the best home office essentials are below. We will update this list regularly as we review new products.
If space is tight but you need to print shipping labels, shopping lists or homework a few times a month, it's your machine. The HP LaserJet Pro M15w is ideal for practical and simple tasks and its small footprint, measuring approximately 8 inches deep and 14 inches wide, fits perfectly on a bookshelf or filing cabinet. And it connects via Wi-Fi to almost any device, which means you can print from your phone. If the students in your family can live without a scanner - after all, phone cameras can handle most scanning jobs now - and color output, the LaserJet Pro M15w is a great choice for under $ 120. Just be sure to stock printer paper as well. Read more .
It 's not my favorite webcam - it would be Logitech's StreamCam, which has been hard to find in recent months - but the C920S will dojob. The picture quality and sound pickup are quite good and the clip-on design makes it suitable for an external monitor or laptop. The physical privacy shutter is a nice trusting idea that promises to keep you and your office safe from prying eyes. Blue microphones
The Shure The MV5 digital condenser microphone combines simple setup and high quality sound with a compact form factor.I would not recommend it for high stakes recording projects, but it will definitely improve the sound quality of your Zoom meetings and atvery web conferencing interactions. It comes with USB-C and Lightning cables.
If you're willing to spend more and can find it in stock, the Blue Yeti is an even better mic for advanced users. It features three microphone nes capsules, four microphone models (for different types of recording) and just enough controls to help you get the most out of your sound without overloading you with super technical features. 74 $ at Amazon
Top up almost all devices
Aukey Omnia 65 W charger Amazon
Many Newer gadgets have moved on to USB-C charging, but many of us still have legacy USB-A cables all over the house.With the Aukey Omnia 65-watt charger, you're ready to use any of them. It has both types of plugs, and USB-C is compatible with Power Delivery, which means it can charge most compatible laptops as well. Better yet, it costs as little as $ 25, thanks to a semi-permanent Amazon instant coupon. Check out the best iPhone 12 chargers . $ 30 at Amazon
The best slippers ever
Deckers Lab Ko-z SNPR Mid Deckers Lab
This sneaker-slipper hybrid can be the shoesthe most comfortable I have ever worn. The recycled "loop pile" interior keeps things in a temperate balance, so your feet stay warm but not sweaty. Thick rubber outsole provides support and protection from the elements. And the eye-catching futuristic aesthetic is stylish enough to transform your sweatpants and upside-down t-shirt into an edgy ensemble. I wear them all day, every day. Highly recommended. 150 $ at Deckers Lab
Save your back
The Edge Desk System Sarah Tew /
There's a lot to like about the Edge desktop system. It offers a very ergonomic sitting position, with an ergonomic chair and knee pads that can relieve the tension of sitting in a traditional chair.It is highly adjustable and we were able to change the height and angle to fit Everyone in my family including an 8 year old. can also easily and quickly fold up into a surprisingly compact and portable package; you can essentially use it in any room, whether your working environment is your living room or even next to your kitchen table. $ 399 at the Edge desktop
A basic and adjustable
Doeworks Mobile Stand Up Desk Doeworks
Tabletop real estate is at a premium in my house these days, with two adults working full time and two children occasionally dabbling in distance schoolwork. In an effort to create her own bedroom, my wife purchased this simple, inexpensive, and surprisingly adjustable two-piece desk system. Apart from the wheelsrollers, which are great, but weren't fun to install, setup was painless. The desk allows it to work seated or use it as a standing desk, with one platform for a keyboard and another for a laptop or monitor. $ 70 at Amazon
Improve your display
BenQ EW3270U 4K 32 inch monitor Acer
Ben Q offers ac$ 50 off this 32-inch 4K LED display. It 'sa good price for an ultra high definition HDR large screen. 449 $ at Amazon
Turn your laptop into a desktop
Apple Magic keyboard (and Magic Mouse 2) Sarah Tew /
Apple Magic Keyboard is awesome. It has the design and space of the Mac keyboard of theold school, with the nice scissor wrench mechanism, and it is wireless, connecting via bluetooth. Best of all, the battery, rechargeable via USB, lasts for months on one charge. (I also like Apple 's Magic Mouse 2 for the same reasons.) The larger version with the numeric keypad - yes, it is awesome, too. 90 $ at Amazon
Inexpensive but good multi-device keyboard
Logitech K380 Sarah Tew /
You can use Apple devices with Windows machines, but if you're looking for an alternative Bluetooth keyboard that will work with everything from Windows PCs and Macs to iPads and phones, the Logitech K380 ( about $ 30) is a great choice. Pair it with up to three devices and switch between each of them with the click of a button. Read our Logitech K380 review . $ 30 at Best Buy
Tune in to your work
V-Moda Crossfade 2 Sarah Tew /
If your kids are invading your office and you really need to eliminate distractions from your home setup, headphones are a good avgin staying focused. The V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless is comfortable to wear and delivers absolutely amazing sound quality - with full bass and high detail. While the design of the helmet is too close to the steampunk aesthetic for me, the audio, intuitive controls, and rugged design more than make up for it. And these headphones, available in three different color combinations, are currently on sale for $ 200.
A backup choice: the Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 provides excellent wireless noise cancellation and they cost significantly less than comparable models from other companies. They're also comfortable to wear, sound great on phone calls, and are smart enough to pause whatever you're listening to.when you remove them. If you need more options including true AirPods-like wireless models, check out our list of best noise canceling headphones . Read our Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review . 200 $ at V-Moda
Drink good coffee
Ninja Hot and Cold Brew System Chris Monroe /
When working from home, making coffee becomes a sacramental practice. Consider this device The Ninja Programmable Infuser (with Frother, Thermal Carafe and Reusable Filter) offers an incredible degree of flexibility, making it the best coffee maker for those who don't. no. I don't always want the same cup. He can create everything from solid drip, to perfect cold brew, iced coffee, latte style drinks with his milk frother, and he will adjust temperature according to your choice. Its thermal carafe will keep tea or coffee hot for up to two hours. This programmable coffee maker allows you toEven features brewing iced and hot coffee in multiple sizes, from small mugs, travel mugs and mugs, up to half and full carafes. Read our Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System review . 150 $ at Amazon 235 $ at Walmart
Make dinner easier
When you don't commute, you might have more time to prepare dinner. Dinner offers delicious and exciting dishes such as summer chicken panzanella and asparagus and cannellini bean risotto. But with no more than six ingredients per recipe, the damage to your time and kitchen is minimized. Dinnerly's price says it all.ent in the economy category, with a cost per serving of around 5 USD. The subion include a box for two for $ 30 or a family box for $ 60, each with three recipes for the week. Looking for more options? Check out our list of best meal kit services . See at Dinnerly Now
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